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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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Ranked #2 of 91 hotels in Funchal
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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all, I chose this hotel because it was #1 on TripAdvisor for Funchal back in about February 2014. This was our final hotel in Portugal, so a bit of a splurge. The hotel is not actually in Funchal, but there is a complimentary bus service, albeit with limited hours. I guess if you're going to stay at the... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After 5 stays at another superb hotel in Madeira we thought a change this year because of recommendations would make for a new holiday experience on this most beautiful island. The hotel is not the best from the exterior and the gardens are not particularly well kept. The interior is fabulous. The food at all times is excellent with my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel with all you need. You actually dont need to leave the hotel unless you want to experience "the real world". At Cliff Bay everything works perfectly and the very attentive and polite staff is always there to help you. Most of them speak 3-4 languages fluently. The hotel is very stylish and elegant but still it feels cosy.... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our third visit to the Cliff Bay Hotel. It really is a very special place. The staff are so friendly and helpful making sure you have a great holiday. We went half board but my husband and I will go bed and breakfast when we visit next year, as we have seen some great restaurants near the hotel.... More

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Elloughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful time we had in Madeira, our second visit to the Cliff Bay but it won't be our last. The hotel facilities including all the staff were excellent. Fancy somewhere top class then you must visit this hotel, we had a full sea view over looking Funchal harbour, you won't be disappointed.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I have just returned from our second visit to the Cliff Bay and as on our first visit it was absolutely faultless. We had an Executive Suite on the 5th Floor with stunning sea views, and lovely facilities. All the staff are very helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Their aim is to make your holiday... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a first class hotel with great staff. They are nearly all cheerful, keen to help and interested in whether you are enjoying your stay. Basically they have class in the best sense of the word. There are numerous swimming pools which in mid July were never full and there was an endless supply of towels and loungers, some... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second visit and we were even more impressed than the first. Everything was as we remembered, luxurious rooms, beautiful swimming pools, stunning sea views, a choice of restaurants (one with a Michelin star) and above all impeccable service. We booked one of the suites which had a double balcony with sun loungers and beautiful views over the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been at the hotel less than 36 hours and can honestly say it is the best hotel we have ever stayed in for all round enjoyment. Our sea view room on the 3rd floor has beautiful views out over the ocean, rooms are huge and have everything you could wish for and more. Large bathroom including bath and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Cliff Bay Hotel sets the standard worldwide & really looks after their guests. Exellent accommodation, fantastic breakfast with choices to cover all tates; the only Michelin star restaurant on Madeira Island which is an experience in itself. Our first visit was in November 2009 as a taster. We now go back every July to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It's... 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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