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Hotel The Cliff Bay

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Whalley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently made a visit with 2 friends and were highly impressed with this hotel. Due to an administration error our first night had been double booked but the hotel contacted before we left the UK and put us into the adjacent Reids Belmont for one night (review elsewhere), they then moved our luggage the next day into our UPGRADED...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The superior rooms on the top floors are superb, one of the best hotel bathrooms I've ever had. The Gallo d'Oro restaurant certainly deserves its Michelin stars, but the wine list can be eye-watering. The staff are exceptional, particularly the girls on Reception - helpful, efficient, and fun with it. But. The pool area with serried rows of loungers on...

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1Thank Penelope S
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this hotel greatly with excellent food, superb personal service and pool by the sea. We can't wait to return. I think that I've said it all but this review requires at least two hundred characters. So I've added this last sentence.

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1Thank Brandysparkle
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love this hotel the staff the comfort the position and we have stayed four years running but there is just one word of warning do not stay in room 205 and206 although Funchal views they are just above the staff exit and so there is constant noise early in the morning and when the bins are emptied you certainly...

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Stratford-upon-Avon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a week at The Cliff Bay - our first stay. It was excellent in every way. Cannot recommend it too highly. Lovely, well-kept bedroom with fantastic view, excellent food, efficient yet friendly staff - a big thank you.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel recently for two weeks. It is big, modern and rather ugly from outside, with a steep climb to the main road nearby. The staff were friendly, particularly with very old and infirm guests - of which there were many. A large number of the guests were also repeat visitors, so the hotel had a "clubby"...

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3Thank Roger C
Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from the Cliff Bay and it fully deserves it five stars. Our rooms were a good size with wonderful views [ well worth getting a harbour view] and in excellent condition. Towels and sheets changed on request. The hotel is very attractive inside and out with lovely gardens and views. We had excellent food both at...

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1Thank Richard A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned from a weeks stay at the cliff bay and couldn't fault anything! We stayed as a family of 6 with two young children/ babies and everything was great from start to finish! The room we booked (a suite) was perfect and the view is one of the best we've ever had, check in was very smooth...

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Cirencester
Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly magnificent hotel in a wonderful setting on the cliff top with views of Funchal and the sea to the west. We were welcomed with a glass of wine at reception and this set the trend for our stay. The staff thoughout the hotel were friendly and helpful and clearly customer service is a high priority. The room was...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

A re-visit and will return. Love this 'luxory' hotel, it's location (nice and quiet), up to date standards maintained + professional and friendly. All was excellent, the pools and the ocean / Funchal views are wonderful and the Sea Eagle 'bird deterrent' is unique. The food is well worth it's now 2 Michelin Star recognition - looking forward to our...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Atlantic Ocean stretches as far as the eye can see at the foot of The Cliff Bay which is perched on the top of a natural promontory. The hotel is surrounded by gardens with innumerable secluded corners and centenary palm trees extending to the very edge of the cliff face. The panorama is completed by a magnificent view over the bay of Funchal to the left of the hotel.The most influential restaurant guide in the world, the Michelin Guide, has awarded a star to Il Gallo d'Oro, The Cliff Bay's gourmet restaurant run by Chef Benoît Sinthon. This is Madeira's first and only star ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel The Cliff Bay

Address: Estrada Monumental, 147, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: $249 - $546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel The Cliff Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
The Cliff Bay - Porto Bay Hotel Funchal
Cliff Bay Porto Funchal
Cliff Bay Hotel Funchal
Cliff Bay Hotel Madeira
Hotel The Cliff Bay Madeira/Funchal, Portugal
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Funchal
#2 Family Hotel in Funchal
#3 Business Hotel in Funchal
#3 Luxury Hotel in Funchal
#4 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
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“Bay view rooms on level 3 are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles BrockhallBob, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Top floors, sea view”
 of 5 bubbles penelopes611, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with a garden view are less expensive and you get to enjoy everything else in this superb hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Brandysparkle, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Not 205 or 206 and presumably the ones above this”
 of 5 bubbles elizabethv386, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in what was called a partial sea view which offered stunning views both to sea and over the gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelrossg, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
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