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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 #3 of 91 hotels in Funchal
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best luxury holiday experience! We enjoyed our stay so much last year that we decided to book again for this year and we never go to the same place more than once! This trip was even better than last year. The staff were all incredibly helpful and have a mission to please. We were treated as special guests -... More

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel has very nice facilities, specially in its beautiful outdoor areas, with wonderful views towards Funchal bay or the open sea. Its staff is all very helpful, attentive and friendly, in a natural and discreet way. It is truly 5-star in lots of details, with a good quality-price ratio. There are plenty of different areas where to comfortably rest... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at, and Madeira was the perfect destination with warm, sunny days and no mosquitos! We booked b&b and dined out on five occasions and in on five occasions. We had an upper floor room facing east overlooking the harbour with morning sun but nice and cool later in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Simply a perfect hotel. Second visit in four months - that's how good it is. Although the buffet food can be a little bland, quality of accommodation service and food overall is never less than 5 stars. Shows how it should be done...... We will be back - again!

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North East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Cliff Bay Hotel in June of this year. This was our first time to Madeira and the island, the people and Cliff bay hotel did not disappoint at all. I had upgraded the room to a high floor room asking reception to choose a nice one. They did a very good job, It was lovely quiet... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Cliff Bay Hotel is a wonderfull place to stay, staff were all extremely pleasant and helpfull, facilities were superb, sun terraces were scattered around the sea edge or higher up if you wished, this meant they catered for all tastes, no matter what time of day you went to enjoy the sun there was always plenty of very comfortable... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our fourth visit to this hotel....it's like meeting an old friend. The service etc is magnificent, many of the staff recognise regular visitors and are willing to offer whatever help is required for you to enjoy your stay. The B&B option together with an evening meal package (bought at the hotel after arrival) allows flexibility in terms of visiting some... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks' holiday at the Cliff Bay, our second visit to this outstanding hotel. Everything is superb. The food is delicious, especially the sumptuous breakfast buffet each day and the afternoon teas and all the staff are so helpful and welcoming. The room was spacious and the view from the balcony is breathtaking.... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at this hotel a few times now and can't wait for our next weeks stay there in October. This is a 5 Star hotel and it most certainly is rated correctly. The restaurants, spa, both pool areas and the sea view rooms are exceptional as are the staff who cannot do enough to make your stay a... More

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Cliff Bay for a week in early July. 5 Star Hotels are awarded there rating on a set criteria of services and facilities they provide,i.e. health and spa centre,24 Hr Reception etc and not necessarily the quality or luxury of the hotel which is why sometimes guests can feel that the 5 Star hotel they have... 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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