The Cliff Bay Resort

Portugal Madeira Funchal
3922 reviews

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.

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  • Kids pool
  • Kids Entertainment
  • Gym
  • Air-con
  • Golf
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids play area
  • Kids pool
  • Babysitting
  • Kids Entertainment
  • Games Room
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Massage
  • Entertainment Program
  • Hot Tub
  • Steam bath
  • 24 hr reception
  • Air-con
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Bar
  • Bike Hire
  • Café
  • Car hire
  • Car park
  • Cot
  • Currency exchange
  • Disabled facilities
  • Golf
  • High chairs
  • Housekeeping
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids play area
  • Laundry
  • Lift
  • Located on a main street
  • Medical service
  • Mini club
  • Non-smoking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant
  • Safe
  • Shop(s)
  • Snack bar
  • Table tennis
  • Turndown service
  • Wake-up service
  • Wifi
  • Library
  • Luggage room
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Salon
  • Tennis
  • Kids Club
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Distance to city centre 2km

Distance to airport 17km

The Cliff Bay Resort location

Address: 0351291707700, Estrada Monumental, 147, Funchal, Portugal

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

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Tripadvisor rating Based on 3922 reviews

Great holiday again at the Cliff Bay
Nov 2020 |

An excellent three weeks at this fantastic hotel. Brilliant staff service,and restaurants as always. Exceptional efforts to make you feel safe. Thank you to you all we look forward to returning in the New Year.

Best hotel in Maderia
Nov 2020 |

We have just returned from an eleven day stay at this wonderful hotel. Cliffbay still stands head and shoulders above all the other hotels in Maderia.

Antonio and his staff never fail to offer a superb first class service no matter what the...

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Love Maderia with a great stay at The Cliff Bay
Nov 2020 |

Upon recommendation, we stayed at the Pestana Carlton at the end of September, which was not as expected. Having felt COVID safe in Madeira, and with holiday destinations not requiring quarantining when returning to the UK on the decline, ...

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