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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 3 days ago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous, spotlessly clean, friendly hotel Faultless service Fantastic food in all the restaurants, but you must treat yourself to meals in Il Gallo D'Oro at least once. Funchal also has many other excellent restaurants to choose from Wonderful sea water bathing pool Cannot wait until we can go again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic hotel, in every way, location is first class with excellent views over the Atlantic, the hotel itself is beautiful and clean, with comfortable amenities. The restaurants and bars are all you need, and the food is beyond belief. However above all this, is the service, you cannot fault it, every member of staff greets you with a smile and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel was in the perfect position and we had a sea view room overlooking Funchal with Reid's Palace to the left. The room was lovely and the bed a very generous size. All mod cons including a fridge which was great for putting water in as its hot and activities mean you need to sip to keep rehydrated. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had stayed at the Cliff Bay four times previously, our last visit was in 2009. When planning where to go for our Pearl Anniversary, there really wasn't anywhere else we wanted to go. We stayed there for the first two weeks of July. It was perfection from the moment we got out of the taxi. The Reception staff welcomed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Address: Estrada Monumental, 147, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in Funchal #2 Family Hotel in Funchal #2 Luxury Hotel in Funchal #3 Romantic Hotel in Funchal #4 Business Hotel in 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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