Fodor's Expert Review The Cliff Bay

Estrada Monumental 147, Funchal, Madeira, 9004-532, Portugal Fodor's Choice

One of the most highly regarded hotels on the island, this elegant resort sits on a spectacular promontory with a series of terraces spilling down the cliffs and all the way to the ocean. The plush guest quarters have an understated modern look, and most have large balconies overlooking the bay or the inviting gardens. There's a modern fitness center and a luxurious spa where you can unplug.

PROS

  • outdoor areas are superb
  • as is the service and food
  • free Wi-Fi
  • superb outdoor area
  • excellent service
  • first-class restaurants on-site
  • restaurant is one of the best in Madeira
  • first-class service
  • sweeping views

CONS

  • side rooms lack much of a view
  • food and drink is very expensive
  • food and drink are very expensive
  • can be crowded

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
ServiceViews
Sophisticated
Beachfront
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 291-707700 | -291 70 7700

HOTEL DETAILS

186 rooms, 14 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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