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The Cliff Bay (Porto Bay)

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada Monumental, 147, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our second stay and was not disappointed as when arrived at hotel we had been upgraded to a junior suite which was amazing, once again the cleanliness was first class as was the service by all especially the staff in the Blue lagoon who work in very hot conditions but always with a smile and very professional would have no... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in this Hotel in 2009, it was a class act then as is the case today. Positives. Large bedrooms, Fresh flowers with daily fruit and bottled water in bedrooms, Staff, Food diversity, Decor and tranquil atmosphere. Negatives. None Possible Considerations. Prohibit the Costa cliental sun lounger towel reservations it is a five star Hotel. The bathroom we had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything about the Hotel is 1st class. You don't really have to move from the place because it's all here.Top class food and the staff are the best ever. Try and book side sea view rooms as the night views over Funchal are wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a 5 star hotel in Funchal with the only Michelin star restaurant on the island of Madeira. It lived up to its reputation with possibly the most attentive staff I have ever experienced who helped to make our holiday very special indeed. Our room was a junior suite on the sixth floor which gave us magnificent views over... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first time in Madeira and I was very pleased on arrival at the Cliff Bay Hotel. Sumptuous surroundings obviously a lot of money spent on this Hotel. Our room was very big and very comfortable with two double beds side by side that you just melted into with amazing pillows and fresh crisp bedding. Towels were replaced twice a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just returned from our fourth stay at the wonderful Cliff Bay hotel. We went in August this year instead of July. We had yet another wonderful two weeks there and the weather was fantastic. We had a lovely room on the fifth floor overlooking Funchal. This year we booked direct with the hotel and everything ran smoothly, from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here for the first time because of the top reviews and were not disappointed. Top class facilities friendly efficient staff for whom nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful grounds and pool areas. Everything was spotlessly clean including the outside areas. Very impressive. We didn't manage to eat at Gallo d'Oro so can't comment but the food at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited the cliff bay with my husband and baby boy in September 2013, had such a lovely holiday. The hotel was clean and plush, the staff were all lovely, especially to my little boy. When cleaning staff left a chocolate on our pillows in the evening, they would leave a packet of sweets on my little boys cot pillow-such a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel has a top location and a beautiful view to the Atlantic Ocean ! + points : Very large and clean rooms, and comfortable beds Value of food of breakfast is very good Very clean and quiet hotel ! Nice and fresh flowers everywhere ! Dinner at Portuguese Evening was top ! Swimming pool and pool service is ok... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Words do not do this place justice. 15 years of travel of travel to 30 some countries and never have I ever stayed in a nicer place. They gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne because we were celebrating our wedding. Throughout our stay the staff was incredibly attentive. The grounds are immaculate with fantastic views and an amazing ocean/pool... More

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Address: Estrada Monumental, 147, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
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Hotel Class:5 star — The Cliff Bay (Porto Bay) 5*
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Also Known As:
The Cliff Bay - Porto Bay Hotel Funchal
Cliff Bay Porto Funchal
Cliff Bay Hotel Funchal
Cliff Bay Hotel Madeira
The Cliff Bay (Porto Bay) Madeira/Funchal

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The Atlantic Ocean stretches as far as the eye can see at the foot of The Cliff Bay which is perched on the top of a natural promontory. The hotel is surrounded by gardens with innumerable secluded corners and centenary palm trees extending to the very edge of the cliff face. The panorama is completed by a magnificent view over the bay of Funchal to the left of the hotel.The most influential restaurant guide in the world, the Michelin Guide, has awarded a star to Il Gallo d'Oro, The Cliff Bay's gourmet restaurant run by Chef Benoît Sinthon. This is Madeira's first and only star ... more   less 
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