Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at The Cliff Bay - PortoBay

Situated atop a natural peninsula, The Cliff Bay provides panoramic Atlantic Ocean views and private sea access. There are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a 2-Michelin star restaurant and free Wi-Fi. All guest rooms have twin queen-size beds, an en suite marble bathroom and an LCD cable TV. In addition, all rooms feature a veranda with table and chairs, giving views of the hotel's gardens or the Bay of Funchal. Cliff Bay features 3 restaurants, including the 2-Michelin star Il Gallo d'Oro, which serves aromatic Mediterranean and Iberian cuisine. Guests can also relax in any of the on-site cafés and bars. Cliff Bay features top-of-the-range spa and wellness facilities. There is direct, private access to the sea as well as tennis courts, a games room and a library. The hotel is located within a 5-minute drive from the Funchal centre, just 20 minutes’ drive from Madeira Airport. An airport shuttle is available upon request.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts
Hotel chain/brand

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Funchal, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
2 single beds
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1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
or
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
or
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
or
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
2 single beds
or
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
or
1 extra-large double bed
2 large double beds
2 double beds
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Sustainability certification

This property has one or more third-party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
9.4
Cleanliness
9.6
Comfort
9.7
Value for money
8.7
Location
9.6
Free WiFi
9.2
High score for Funchal
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Olga
    France France
    Perfection in each detail Welcome champagne, room ( we were lucky to get upgrade 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼), view, style, calmes… just souds of océan and birds. very posh hotel
  • Katie
    United States United States
    My husband and I stayed at the hotel for one night before checking into the sister property next door. It exceeded our expectations, and we honestly wish we had stayed longer! Our room was very spacious with an incredibly comfortable bed and...
  • Grace
    Canada Canada
    The hotel is beautiful and the views and grounds are outstanding.

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
3 restaurants on site

  • The Rose Garden
    • Cuisine
      International
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free
  • Il Gallo D'oro
    • Cuisine
      International
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free
  • The Blue Lagoon
    • Open for
      Lunch

Facilities of The Cliff Bay - PortoBay
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular facilities
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live music/performance
  • Tennis equipment
    Additional charge
  • Snorkelling
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Table tennis
    Additional charge
  • Billiards
  • Children's playground
  • Games room
  • Tennis court
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
Internet
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Babysitting/child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
3 swimming pools
Pool 1 - indoorFree!
  • Open all year
Pool 2 - outdoorFree!
    Pool 3 - outdoor (kids)Free!
    • Suitable for kids
    Wellness
    • Kids' pool
    • Fitness
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Steam room
    • Spa facilities
    • Body wrap
    • Body scrub
    • Body treatments
    • Hair styling
    • Hair colouring
    • Hair cut
    • Pedicure
    • Manicure
    • Waxing services
    • Facial treatments
    • Beauty Services
    • Sun umbrellas
    • Hammam
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    • Spa and wellness centre
      Additional charge
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    Languages spoken
    • German
    • English
    • French
    • Portuguese

    House rules

    The Cliff Bay - PortoBay takes special requests - add in the next step!

    Check-in

    From 14:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

    Check-out

    From 04:30 to 12:00

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 40 per child, per night
    Cot upon request
    Free
    3 - 12 years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 40 per child, per night
    13+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 80 per person, per night

    Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed.

    Groups

    When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Diners Club American Express Cash The Cliff Bay - PortoBay accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please note that for reservations under the condition "Pay at the property - no prepayment needed ", the total amount of the reservation must be paid at the check-in.

    Please note that the credit card used to make the payment of the reservation must be from one of the guests staying in the room. If this is not the case, please contact the hotel prior to the check-in date.

    Please note that all guests, adults and children, staying at the property must show a valid identity card or passport with photo, or equivalent document (e.g. birth certificate). Minors not accompanied by their parents must have a declaration or authorization to stay, issued by the holder of rights of custody.

    Please note that half board rates includes set menu (3 course) dinner and drinks are not included.

    Half Board and Full Board rates include a special dinner on 24 December and 31 December.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Please inform The Cliff Bay - PortoBay in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    When booking half board, please note that drinks are not included.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    License number: 6699/RNET

    FAQs about The Cliff Bay - PortoBay

    • Check-in at The Cliff Bay - PortoBay is from 14:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

    • The Cliff Bay - PortoBay has 3 restaurants:

      • The Rose Garden
      • Il Gallo D'oro
      • The Blue Lagoon

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • The nearest beach is just 850 yards from The Cliff Bay - PortoBay. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Yes, The Cliff Bay - PortoBay is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Guests staying at The Cliff Bay - PortoBay can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Buffet

    • Room options at The Cliff Bay - PortoBay include:

      • Twin
      • Suite
      • Family

    • The Cliff Bay - PortoBay offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Spa and wellness centre
      • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
      • Fitness centre
      • Sauna
      • Massage
      • Hammam
      • Children's playground
      • Billiards
      • Games room
      • Snorkelling
      • Table tennis
      • Diving
      • Tennis court
      • Swimming Pool
      • Bicycle rental
      • Live music/performance
      • Tennis equipment
      • Beauty Services
      • Facial treatments
      • Waxing services
      • Manicure
      • Pedicure
      • Hair cut
      • Hair colouring
      • Hair styling
      • Body treatments
      • Body scrub
      • Body wrap
      • Spa facilities
      • Steam room
      • Spa lounge/relaxation area
      • Spa/wellness packages
      • Fitness

    • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Cliff Bay - PortoBay on this page.

    • The prices at The Cliff Bay - PortoBay may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • The Cliff Bay - PortoBay is 1.3 miles from the centre of Funchal. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.