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The Cliff Bay Hotel

The Cliff Bay Hotel, Funchal Portugal

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A top of the range, ocean side property that attracts discerning guests from various countries who prefer a well equipped base with easy access by taxi or public transport into the centre of Funchal.

The famous Reid’s Palace is located just along the road and most rooms have splendid views along the coast towards the port. The spa facility offers a wide range of services and is also open to non-residents.


400m to the beach


A large and well presented building with large airy balconies and many touches of local character in the architecture.

Most balconies have sea views and look down onto the marina like sunbathing area at the edge of the ocean. A pleasant driveway leads down from the main road to a wide and welcoming drive-up entrance.

Property type: Hotel

Balcony/Terrace: All rooms

Storeys: 9

Built Year: 1994

Exterior: Block


The Cliff Bay Hotel, Funchal


The tastefully decorated interior features an inviting and spacious marble clad lobby with a welcoming reception desk and ample comfortable seating.

Quality-orientated lounge has a degree of intimacy and the main restaurant appears refined and spacious with quality furnishings and elegant tableware.

The modern gourmet restaurant offers fine dining facilities and a VIP bar is available for premium guests. Vegetation in the communal areas offers colour and style which supplement the luxury orientated fittings and fabrics. The library is quiet and refined and an internet terminal is available.

Rooms: 200


A garden stretches from the building towards the sea and accommodates a good supply of tropical plants and shrubs as well as a number of mature trees.

A large pool surround is somewhat exposed but offers a peaceful ocean side setting with plenty of padded sunloungers and parasols available. A diving centre and an indoor pool are also available.


Area Type: Located 1.5km to the SW of the centre of Funchal, on a relatively low cliff above the Atlantic Ocean. There are other similar style properties stretching out in either direction and a range of shops along the main road from 150m away. Bus stop 100m.

Nearest beach: 400m (Lido)

Public Transport:
100m to Bus


  • Bars
    • Poolside bar
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • A la carte restaurant
    • All-buffet restaurant
    • Other
  • Pools
    • Angular (16 yds)
    • Freeform (21 yds)
    • Children’s pool/section (5 yds)
  • Public facilities
    • Beauty/spa
    • Children’s playground
    • Evening entertainment
    • Fitness room/gym
    • Hairdresser
    • Indoor covered pool
    • Indoor games
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Tennis courts
    • Turkish Baths/Steam Room
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Room(s) for disabled
    • Safes
    • Tea/Coffee making facilities
    • TV (English language)