The Cliff Bay Hotel  

The Michelin-starred restaurant is the jewel in the crown of this hillside hotel. And it also has two ocean-view pools.

This cliff-side hotel serves up some of the best harbour views in Funchal. What’s more, it’s home to Madeira’s only Michelin-starred restaurant. There’s a buffet restaurant, too, as well as a great sports menu.

The hotel is spread across tiered gardens. On the top level, there’s a large pool and a chic spa. And there’s another pool right by the sea. A free shuttle bus can whisk you to the centre of Funchal in five minutes.

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Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners receive a room upgrade, subject to availability‚ sparkling wine and flowers in room on arrival, plus a dinner for two at the Rose Garden Restaurant.

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Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

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Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Il Gallo d'Oro Mediterranean restaurant*

This smart and sophisticated Michelin Star restaurant is one not to be missed. It offers a mix of Iberian and Mediterranean cuisine with the option of dining on the terrace. Jacket or tie is recommended for gentlemen. You'll need to make a reservation in advance and children must be six years or over to eat here.

Outdoor/indoor pool

You'll find this on the top level of the hotel with an indoor and outdoor section. You'll have the option of relaxing on the terrace around the pool on the sunbeds topped with padded cushions, plus parasols for that bit of shade.


There's a variety of treatments on offer such as massages, facials, body wraps, aromatherapy, manicure, pedicure, make-up and a selection of additional packages.

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superior twin room with sea view, bay view and balcony

These traditionally styled, spacious, superior twin rooms have double doors leading out to the balcony - here you can appreciate some fresh air and the sea and bay view. They can sleep up to 3 with twin beds and an extra bed. You'll find a cable TV and DVD player. Extras include complimentary soft drinks, water from the minibar, fruit and wine in the room on arrival and fresh flowers in the room. You'll also have classical CDs available from the library, à La Carte breakfast in II Gallo Doro Restaurant at no supplement and a pillow menu.

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View the ocean from your room!

The Cliff Bay Hotel is one of the most amazing hotels in the Madeira Island. The view is spectacular and the room are amazing. The pool is wonderful and the restaurant is 5 STARS. The staff is very welcoming and ready to fulfil your wishes. I would go back to this hotel tomorrow!More

Bruno1975Take, 189158

Best hotel on the island

Stayed here in early August for the third time this without doubt the best hotel on the island 5 star holiday in every aspect from the moment you check in to moment you leave there is no where else comes closeMore

markv19642016, 189167

We loved it!

Well we don't really want to tell anyone about this hotel because we want to keep it a secret. As soon as we arrived we knew we had booked in to a truly 5 star hotel. Our executive suite lived up to our expectations. There was always plenty of sunbeds and staff were extremely helpful and polite. Already booked our return trip. And we can't wait. We have fallen in love with Maderia and the Cliff Bay. More

Cath H, 186404

Great Hotel

The hotel is a little in the middle of nowhere but nevertheless is well maintained with lovely rooms all with forward/sea facing views. The restaurants offered a good selection and variety of foods. The staff were all very helpful and the pool areas all immaculately kept. A very relaxing place to spend some time.More


Lovely view and friendly staff

I have just returned from Funchal and a wonderful stay in the Cliff Bay hotel. I had upgraded through Jet2 for a sea view room, but was actually given a better sea view and harbour view room. The view was stunning! I found myself sitting outside in the middle of the night just to stare at the view. The room was spacious and clean, with a good sized ensuite which included a separate shower cubicle as well as a bath. The balcony was a very good size as the room was at the end of the corridor overlooking the sea. Breakfasts where excellent and served with a glass of sparkling wine. I noticed that someone had criticized the breakfasts but I found them excellent - there was the usual choice you would expect and the fresh fruit was very varied. The hotel itself is very good, with very friendly and helpful staff. I booked a trip through reception and was impressed with how easy it was. Drinks can be expensive but I have yet to find a four or five star hotel which sells cheap drinks! The pools and sunbeds are excellent with friendly staff available to help rearrange any of the furniture to suit your sunbathing needs. The lower pool was excellent. The only minor negative was that the air conditioning was not as efficient as it could have been but then it was cool enough to have the patio door open during the night instead. As a solo traveller I would well recommend this hotel.More

Alison C,

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The Cliff Bay Hotel
Rated: 5.0 /5 based on 2319 customer reviews
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