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“Excellent relaxing hotel with lovely views to the sea” 5 of 5 stars
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Madeira Regency Cliff
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Travessa da Quinta Calaca,6, Funchal, Madeira 9000-693, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #13 of 89 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Middlesbrough UK
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Excellent relaxing hotel with lovely views to the sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our first visit to Madeira, and on recommendation booked the Regency Cliff. No regrets.... a smaller but friendly hotel run to high standards. Spacious rooms with all the usual facilites and including decent sized balconies. Very friendly staff and very good food in the restaurant, breakfast was a pleasure taken out in the sun each morning. Relaxing by the small pool was a lovely way to "chill". I am not surprised that some guests return year after year.
Downside? - not much, but just watch out for drinks prices in the hotel that can be rather high.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IolandaRegency, General Manager at Madeira Regency Cliff, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind comments. We are very pleased to learn that Regency Cliff was recommended and that it fulfilled your expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you in a very near future.

Kind Regards
Iolanda Fernandes
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Lovely 4 star small 50 room hotel, great location on sea cliff, all rooms face shore line and/or sea, away from any roads and traffic noise and have large balconies. Very well furnished and maintained, larger superior room had a great view of the city and the sea. Great hot and cold buffet breakfast with lots of choice and very prompt service. Hotel is on margin of main hotel strip slightly away from but close enough to the hustle and bustle and about 40 minutes walk into centre of Funchal. Number 1 and 2 buses that take you into Funchal stop just outside the door. Can't go wrong with this hotel unless you are looking for major entertainments and the glitz and glamour of the 5 star luxury hotels.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IolandaRegency, General Manager at Madeira Regency Cliff, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your holiday and that we managed to fulfill your expectations. Thank you for sharing your opinion.

We hope to see you back in a very near future

With Kind Regards
Iolanda Fernandes
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This was the first time that my wife and I had been to Madeira. We found that the Madeira Regency Cliff Hotel gave us an excellent introduction in that it is ideally situated for easy access to all local facilities. The variety and quality of the food was excellent, as was the room overlooking the sea. The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. We would certainly choose this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IolandaRegency, General Manager at Madeira Regency Cliff, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are glad to learn that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel and in our Island.

We hope to see you back in a very near future.

With Kind Regards
Iolanda Fernandes
General Manager
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This was my 6th visit to this lovely hotel, small, friendly, good atmosphere, great location, with all the amenities I want for a perfect holiday. I travel alone but never feel alone at the Regency Cliff but rather part of the family. Food very good indeed, rooms clean and well looked after. I cannot imagine any huge hotel providing such friendly and caring service - and the views from every room are lovely - east to get the morning sun, south to have it all day. To sleep with windows open and hear the fishing boats go out in the middle of the night - absolutely superb. I am looking forward to my next visit and enjoying Madeira and its delights whilst based at the Madeira Regency Cliff Hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms are of very high standard, some larger than others - state your preference.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IolandaRegency, General Manager at Madeira Regency Cliff, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind comment. We are delighted to learn that after visiting us 6 times you still wish to return.

We thank you for your support and loyalty in the past years.

Regency Cliff Team wishes you all the best and looks forward to welcoming you next year.

With Warm Regards
Iolanda Fernandes
General Manager
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

My husband and I spent two weeks in this quiet 59 room hotel. It was our first trip to this lovely island. Without exception the staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Lovely breakfasts and dinners which we enjoyed on the terrace every day. The bedroom was very clean and spacious, with a balcony and a lovely view. The ‘cocktail evening’ every Tuesday with the Manager is a nice touch. If we decide to return to Madeira it will definitely be to this hotel which we have no hesitation in recommending.

Room Tip: I agree with other reviews that the best views are on floor 3 upwards.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IolandaRegency, General Manager at Madeira Regency Cliff, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
which we have no hesitation in recommending.
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your opinion. It is always with great pleasure that we acknowledge that our guests were pleased with our service and Team.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you in a very near future,

Kind Regards
Iolanda Fernandes
General Manager
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

My partner and i booked the Regency Cliff as neither of us like the large sky-scraper type of hotel and we also read the lovely reviews other guests had written. I can honestly say we were not disappointed. The hotel is bright and exceptionally clean, the staff are very friendly and always greeted you with a smile. Our special thanks must go to the young lady who kept our room spotless during our fourteen day holiday. She was always pleasant and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for her. We only booked Bed and Breakfast so cannot comment on the evening meals, but from what other guests had told us they were very good. Breakfast, was in our opinion more than adequate and there was something for everyone, from cooked food to the continental style breakfast, it was made more special by being able to sit outside on the balcony overlooking the sea, weather permitting of course we did have a couple of mornings when it rained.
People have complained that the pool is not very big. We found it sufficient enough to be able to cool down in when relaxing on the sun loungers. It was never very busy, most of the time we had it to ourselves.
The bedrooms overlooking the sea, of which ours was, was great and we kept the patio door open at night and the sound of the waves and the lovely cool air ensured we had a brilliant nights sleep.
This was our first trip to Madeira and we loved it. We hired a car and managed to get round all of the island during our holiday. The people are very friendly we dined out at some lovely restaurants both in the area of the hotel and in Funchal itself. We never return straight away to a holiday destination as we like to visit other countries, but once we have been to all the places we want to visit, i am sure we will return to Madeira with its beautiful scenery and lovely friendly helpful people.

Room Tip: We asked for a room on the third floor upwards and i would recommend the third floor they are much m...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IolandaRegency, General Manager at Madeira Regency Cliff, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind comment. We are glad to hear that we managed to fulfill your expectations and that you spent a lovely holiday in our hotel.

We all look forward to welcoming you, hopefully, in a very near future.

With Kind Regards
Iolanda Fernandes
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I stayed for a week in October 2012. The hotel was lovely with clean rooms, helpful staff, good facilities and great views. The air conditioning was quiet enough to leave on all night without disturbance.

My only negative point is that during the week the evening meals were buffet, self service style; they were table service at the weekend.

I generally went across the road two eat, there are two bars opposite the hotel offering good fixed price 3 course meals for around E9.50. There is a supermarket, shopping centre and cinema within 5 minutes walk. The buses into Funchal are frequent and cheap.

A great holiday.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IolandaRegency, General Manager at Madeira Regency Cliff, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your opinion with Trip Advisor reviewers. It is with great pleasure that we acknowledge that you enjoyed your holiday at our hotel.

Regarding dinner, we have 3 times per week buffet: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On the other days we have a set Menu and an a la carte menu available for our guests.

We all look forward to welcoming you in a near future.

Kind Regards
Iolanda Fernandes
General Manager
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Address: Travessa da Quinta Calaca,6, Funchal, Madeira 9000-693, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
#13 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#14 Family Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Madeira Regency Cliff 4*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inaugurated in May 2001, Madeira Regency Cliff is a 4 star boutique hotel, just 5 minutes away from the bustling city centre of the capital, offering stunning views over its cliff-top location. This beautiful stylish hotel offers 59 tastefully designed rooms, including 2 suites and 6 Jr. suites.All rooms equipped with cable TV, Flat screens, Air Conditioning, safe, mini-bar (with fee), coffee and tea facilities.Suites and Jr. Suites equipped with coffee machine Nespresso, trouser press and MP3/DVD player.Connecting rooms are also available.Hotel Facilities: Wi.Fi internet access in Lobby and rooms , Fitness room, turkish bath, massage room, heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools, restaurant with possibility to eat outdoor, bar and pool bar.From the hotel there is also a direct access to the Lido Promenade. Shops and restaurants in surrounding areas (Shopping Centre 50metres) ... more   less 
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