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This property is 10 minutes walk from the beach. 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 with DVD/CD player. 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.

This is our guests' favourite part of Funchal, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

The Cliff Bay - PortoBay has been welcoming guests since 22 Feb 2010.
Hotel chain/brand: Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts

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.

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Free private parking available at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose The Cliff Bay - PortoBay

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speak English
Closest beaches
  • Gorgulho - Gavinas Beach

    7.6 Good beach
    850 yards from property
  • Formosa Beach

    7.5 Good beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Almirante Reis Beach

    7.3 Good beach
    1.4 miles from property

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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Madeira Casino
    0.7 miles
  • Marina do Funchal
    1 miles
  • Forum Madeira Shopping Centre
    1 miles
  • Funchal's Museum of Natural History
    1.1 miles
  • Quinta das Cruzes Museum
    1.1 miles
  • Mar Avenue
    1.1 miles
  • Frederico de Freitas Museum
    1.1 miles
  • Sacred Art Museum
    1.2 miles
  • Cathedral of Funchal
    1.3 miles
  • Gomes' Pools
    1.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Il Basilico
    0.3 miles
  • Restaurant Avista
    0.3 miles
  • Restaurant Alfama
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint
    1.6 miles
  • Sao Tiago Fort
    1.7 miles
  • Madeira Botanical Garden
    2.3 miles
  • Monte Palace Tropical Garden
    2.8 miles
  • Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro
    3.5 miles
  • Palheiro Gardens
    3.8 miles
  • Girao Cape
    4.7 miles
  • Reis Magos Beach
    5.9 miles
  • Santana's traditional houses
    11.9 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Gorgulho - Gavinas Beach
    850 yards
  • Formosa Beach
    1.2 miles
  • Almirante Reis Beach
    1.4 miles
  • Vigário Beach
    3 miles
  • Cristo Rei Beach
    4.2 miles
Closest airports
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport
    9.6 miles
  • Porto Santo Airport
    45 miles
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3 restaurants on site

    The Rose Garden

    Cuisine: International

    Il Gallo D'oro

    Cuisine: International

    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner

    The Blue Lagoon

    Open for: Lunch

Facilities of The Cliff Bay - PortoBay
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • 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
Food & Drink
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street 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
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Lift
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
3 swimming pools
Pool 1 - indoor Free!
  • Open all year
Pool 2 - outdoor Free!
Pool 3 - outdoor (kids) Free!
  • Suitable for kids
  • 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
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House rules The Cliff Bay - PortoBay takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 hours

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


04:30 - 12:00


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

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


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

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The fine print

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

License number: 6699/RNET

FAQs about The Cliff Bay - PortoBay

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Cliff Bay - PortoBay by:

    • Taxi 35min

  • The Cliff Bay - PortoBay is 1.3 miles from the centre of Funchal.

  • The Cliff Bay - PortoBay has 3 restaurants:

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

  • Room options at The Cliff Bay - PortoBay include:

    • Twin
    • Suite
    • Family

  • Guests staying at The Cliff Bay - PortoBay can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

  • The nearest beach is just 850 yards from The Cliff Bay - PortoBay.