For our first visit to Madeira we couldn't have chosen a better hotel. Despite being relatively small, which undoubtedly helps create a warm and friendly atmosphere, the Madeira Cliff has a wide range of accommodation - something to suit everyone we'd imagine. Our classic sea view room was comfortable, very clean and well presented. All tastes and diets were catered for at the generous buffet breakfast. For our first three nights we had a buffet dinner with a good selection of dishes. Folk who like to eat piping hot food might seek a microwave oven though. For the rest of the week we enjoyed an a la carte dinner menu which we found very good. All staff were friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable with regard to Funchal and Madeira. It is a bit of schlepp into town but the hotel provides a courtesy taxi which is best booked the night before. The local bus service is good and several sorts of tickets are available. A week is too short to do Madeira justice. When we return we're planning to stay for two weeks at the Madeira Regency Cliff Hotel.