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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I agree wholeheartedly with all of the very positive comments made by reviewers of this hotel. Although full, there was never a sense of being so, the calm atmosphere and helpful nature of the staff helped with this. We were happy to have booked the superior room and felt privileged to be part of the Cliff Bay... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First trip to Madeira travelling as a family of four. Outstanding 5 star hotel. Fantastic facilities and a superb spot overlooking the cliff surrounded by beautiful gardens. The hotel was full but felt far from it. We stayed over the Easter holidays so there were quite a few children. Generally though the guests are 50 plus. The hotel boasts an... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to stay in this hotel for a week in March. From check-in to check-out the whole experience and services the hotel offered were utterly outstanding. They deserve praise. Room - we had a sea view room which was so spacious, clean, tidy and an absolute joy to stay in. The bathroom was like having our own... More

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East Sussex
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went as a couple for a bit of early season sunshine. Never been to Madeira before. Hotel just picked off the internet. Had many good reviews. Great spot lovely views. All the staff especially good, attentive, easy going and pleasant. We had a minor issue with the room which was dealt with reasonably quickly. Nothing major that should put... More

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Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great service, great location, lovely room, lovely view, lovely breakfast. The hotel is very quiet and guests are mostly friendly 50+. We and our children, age 7 and 10, have a wonderful and relaxing holiday.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very rustic, quiet, and the guests are mostly plus 50, but this said, my kis aged 8 and 10 have had a good time. The advantage is that the poolwatzr temperature is 30 degrees ! The service is 5 star plus . The two main restaurants are top , no masses, no queing, tasty food. Very friendly... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for the first time in March and we loved it. The location, the accommodation, the service, the facilities, the staff, the food ----- everything! We took a superior room with a balcony and sea view and were not disappointed. Breakfast on the terrace at Il Galo d'oro was excellent as were the afternoon teas at... More

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Cliff Bay over New Year.It was more expensive than we usually pay so we were a little apprehensive as to whether the extra money would be worth it.We were not disappointed.The hotel was a wonderful place to spend New Year.The Gala Dinner was superb.Our room was large and spotless,our beds massive-and no noise... More

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this hotel for the first time in March 2013. We were celebrating our golden wedding, my wife suggested we try somewhere different and after much research we settled on Cliff Bay. The hotel is probably the nicest one I've ever stayed (including many trips to the USA on business) Your greeted every morning with breakfast in the dining room... More

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is one of the best that we have stayed in. The service is second to none, the location is perfect and the hotel facilities are great. This is our first, but by no means our last, visit to this great hotel. Nothing is perfect, but this is close.

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Also Known As:
The Cliff Bay - Porto Bay Hotel Funchal
The Cliff Bay - Porto Bay Hotel
The Cliff Bay
Cliff Bay Porto Funchal
Cliff Bay Hotel Funchal
Cliff Bay Hotel Madeira
Cliff Bay
The Cliff Bay (Porto Bay) Madeira/Funchal
Address: Estrada Monumental, 147, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Funchal
#3 Family Hotel in Funchal
#9 Business Hotel in Funchal
#9 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Cliff Bay (Porto Bay) 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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