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1 room, 2 adults

The Cliff Bay

5-star5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • DVD player
  • Arcade/game room
Estrada Monumental 147, Funchal, 9004-532, Portugal

Luxury hotel with 3 restaurants, near Complexo Balnear do Lido
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's pool
    • DVD player
    • Arcade/game room
  • Collect stampsYou can collect™ Rewards stamps here
  • This is my second visit to this hotel it’s absolutely amazing with lots of pools free…Mar 18, 2020
  • Lovely location. Easy walk into Funchal. Facilities are great - very good spa and lots of…Mar 8, 2020

The Cliff Bay

from £183
  • Twin Room, Partial Sea View
  • Double Room Single Use, Partial Sea View
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Double or Twin Room, Sea View
  • Superior Double or Twin Room, Sea View
  • Junior Suite, Sea View
  • Double or Twin Room, Bay View (Funchal Bay)
  • Superior Double or Twin Room, Bay View (Funchal Bay)
  • Family Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View
  • Family Room, 1 Bedroom, City View

What’s around The Cliff Bay


  • In São Martinho
  • Complexo Balnear do Lido - 9-minute walk
  • CR7 Museum - 19-minute walk
  • Funchal Marina - 27-minute walk
  • Barreiros Stadium - 11-minute walk
  • Madeira Casino - 15-minute walk
  • Avenida do Mar - 23-minute walk
  • Funchal Municipal Garden - 23-minute walk

Getting around

  • Funchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo) 25-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 202 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Half Board rate plans do not include drinks.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Children's pool
  • Tennis on site
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 646
  • Conference space size (meters) - 60
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Smart televisions
  • Cable TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Spa at The Cliff Bay has 8 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and reflexology.

The spa is open daily.


Il Gallo dOro – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. 2-star Michelin rating.

The Rose Garden – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Open daily.

The Blue Lagoon – This beach restaurant specialises in international cuisine and only serves lunch. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Tennis on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

The Cliff Bay’s small print

Also known as

  • Cliff Bay Hotel Funchal
  • The Cliff Bay Funchal
  • The Cliff Bay Hotel Funchal
  • The Cliff Bay Hotel Funchal
  • Cliff Bay Hotel
  • Cliff Bay Funchal
  • Cliff Bay
  • The Cliff Bay - Porto Bay Hotel Funchal
  • Cliff Bay Hotel Madeira
  • Cliff Bay Porto Funchal
  • The Cliff Bay (Porto Bay) Madeira/Funchal
  • The Cliff Bay Hotel


Drinks are not included in rate plans that include meals.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it follows sanitisation practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal) guidelines.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitisation guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property registration number 6699

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 80.0 per night

Cots/Infant beds are available for EUR 40.0 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 31.50 per room (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Cliff Bay

  • Does The Cliff Bay offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Cliff Bay does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Cliff Bay?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at The Cliff Bay?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Cliff Bay?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cliff Bay?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 2 AM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Cliff Bay?
    Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants.
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Cliff Bay?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 31.50 per room one-way.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 244 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Simply the best holiday we’ve ever had!
Sara, gb7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
4th time at the Cliff Bay. Will be returning.
Roger, gb11 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Exceptional service
From the first meet and greet through to check out, the service at Cliff Bay is exemplary. Rooms and facilities are first class, but it is the staff and service that really stand out. I would recommend to anyone visiting Madeira and hope to return soon.
Phillip, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent hotel verging on the perfect.
Excellent hotel they really take pride in making sure everything is perfect for your stay. That’s from arrival to departure. On site facilities are pristine and cater for all needs. I will not list them here as the hotel’s pictures on their website show them in detail. Make use of the taxis as they are inexpensive and the taxi drivers have great knowledge that they will share with you. Food in hotel is good and there are good local Restaurants. Try Takos which is very close to hotel. Food is excellent and the Proprietor is a real character ( he takes the order, cooks the food and delivers it to your table. He uses fresh ingredients everyday). There are only positives that I can say about this hotel. Truly excellent.
kevin, gb7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay in Funchal
Great stay. Good service, the staff was very welcoming and eager to help. Modern hotel with good amenities. Good choice for breakfast Only downside is the bed, actually made of 2 single bed put together so not very comfortable
Sophie, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved the hotel and garden!! Extremely friendly staff! Fantastic breakfast! Nothing not to like about it!
Susanne, gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good Hotel
Top quality hotel. Good staff Clean and high quality accommodation. I would have no hesitation in returning in the future
Bernard, gb7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely Hotel; Great location!
The Cliff Hotel is conveniently located for downtown Funchal with all of its tourist attractions and restaurants. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus throughout the day into town, however a pleasant 30-40 stroll can achieve the same. Staff are friendly, efficient and very welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble. Rooms are very comfortable, well appointed, clean and the option of a Superior bay view room offers stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean. Restaurants provide a good range of meals to suit every taste from light lunches to fine dining in its very own Michelin starred restaurant. An unpretentious, but true 5* experience. Recommended.
Roger, gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A very fine hotel on a beautiful island
The hospitality we received at The Cliff Bay Hotel - and indeed this was reflected everywhere we went on the island - was exceptional and we thoroughly enjoyed our short break there. We were so pleased with our choice of hotel, with our bay view room, and the location was just right too.
Irene, gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
an excellent hotel
This is a great hotel - terrific facilities, comfortable rooms, excellent staff from reception waiting and housekeeping. Recommend you book a seaview room.
Christopher, gb7 night romance trip

The Cliff Bay

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