The Cliff Bay Resort

The Cliff Bay is a luxury coastal resort in Sao Martinho, a neighbourhood in Madeira's capital city, Funchal. The hotel sits on a natural headland above Funchal Bay beside the Atlantic Ocean. It has direct access to the sea and an award-winning ala carte restaurant with two Michelin stars. During your stay, you can enjoy the use of a combined indoor and outdoor pool, an outdoor pool, a spa and a dry and steam sauna. Whirlpools are also available. If you like to keep up your fitness plan during your holiday, you can use the gym. In the evenings, if you're looking to relax with a show, live music is organised several times a week. While staying at The Cliff Bay you can spend time in Funchal. A shuttle bus runs between the hotel and the central area of the city several times a day. Upper and lower Funchal are connected by a cable car, which is a popular tourist experience. Lower Funchal includes the Old Town district, home to most of the city's clubs and bars. Upper Funchal is greener and a touch more relaxed. Here, you might like to stroll in the colourful Monte Palace Tropical Garden, which has a waterfall and koi pond as well as Asian-inspired temples.

The Cliff Bay is named for its elevated position on the southern coast of Madeira. The local area of Sao Martinho has bars and restaurants. Alternatively, if you fancy a trip away from the hotel, you can head into the busier centre of Funchal, 2.2km away. Here, you might like to explore the museums and cathedral built into this hillside city or try some local wine. If you want to explore the rest of the mountainous island, popular destinations include its traditional villages, UNESCO-registered laurel forests, waterfalls and vineyards. Adventurous types might like to head on a day trip to the Pico Ruivo mountains.

The Cliff Bay resort offers a great selection of restaurants and bars. At the hotel you find one restaurant awarded with 2 Michelin Stars and you can also have a classic afternoon tea in one of the bars.

You can order treatments at the hotel spa, spend time in the onsite library, wander through the garden or relax in one of the lounges.

Rooms at The Cliff Bay have air conditioning for your comfort. All have minibars, a bath, seperate shower and room service is available 24 hours a day.

Flight + Hotel

7 Nights Bed and Breakfast

from £607 per person

Secure today from £39pp

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Hotel only

Bed and Breakfast

from £76 per person per night

Secure today from £10pp

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Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Address: 9004-532, Estrada Monumental, 147, Funchal, Portugal

Phone: 0351291707700


Tripadvisor rating



4067 reviews

Location - 5.0


Sleep Quality - 5.0

Sleep Quality

Rooms - 5.0


Service - 5.0


Value - 4.5


Cleanliness - 5.0


Travelers Choice Best of Best

Comfortable Hotel in Funchal

Dec 2021 | Sue C
Very comfortable place to stay on outskirts of Funchal. Large rooms with balcony. Excellent staff and outdoor facilities, gardens, pools etc all lovey. Decor a little bland perhaps. Gallo d’Oro and...

we enjoyed Funchal

Dec 2021 | uelieggenberger
Top location to spend some realxing days. Highly motivated and friendly staff.. very good gastronomy offer in different levels/style, great and very clean pool area, lot of space, direct access to...

Hotel The Cliff Bay - Old fashioned courtesy fashioned into modern luxury

Nov 2021 | 807andrewb
The Cliff Bay as a five star hotel is higher end price wise, but it abounds with great value. The refurbished facilities are second to none and the sheer variety of things that can be done within its...