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Portofino Beach Resort

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing place - even more amazing people! First time to Belize and Portofino and will definitely go back! The staff went above and beyond to make sure our trip was a success. From Mo driving the boat to Sabdi greeting us with cold, eucalyptus scented towels upon arrival - it started perfectly. I booked Portofino after searching internet. Lorena and...

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know where to start. Staff is utterly amazing. They felt like friends. Hugged most of them when I left because that's how close you feel to them. With it being a smaller resort it's way more intimate than a regular commercial resort. You are welcomed with a drink and a towel soaked in essential oils. The breakfast provided...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just stayed a week for our honeymoon with my wife and it was awesome. The staff is excellent Raul, Stephanie, Rody, Marcel and everyone else were very welcoming, helpful and genuinely kind through every interaction we had with them. Our room which was very nice was upgraded at no charge to a suite after our first night stay. The room...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved Portofino Resort!!! The entire staff was amazingly courteous. Roadie was such fun and he and Marcel are nice bartenders! The front desk crew was always so nice and helpful!! ;) Roberto was helpful getting trips lined out for us and when our golf cart broke down in town (and even he was not at work) he made...

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Santa Ynez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place! Not only is it beautiful, but everything about Portofino is terrific! From the moment you arrive, the staff is top notch! I have rarely stayed at a place where everyone on the staff is truly exceptional. Stephanie at the front desk is there to help you with anything. Marcel and Rody are the best bar tenders...

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Belize City, Belize
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff surely makes the difference. Sabdi, and Lorena at the frontdesk in specific was amazing, from arrival to departure they were always checking up on myself and my son. My pasta was the best ever. George was so helpful with the kayaks, always ready with a smile. The room fairies did an amazing job, the rooms was clean with...

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El Sobrante, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please keep in mind that this resort is 6 miles from downtown and you have to either take a ferry or plane to get to the main island. If you want to be somewhere away from all the tourists, this is the place. They have only one restaurant and serve tapas and drinks all day but have time ranges for...

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Second time to Portofino Resort. Great time! Excellent service and also food. Love staying in the beach cabana and all the flowers and flower petals on the bed and around the room and bathroom. Will plan to return again which is something we rarely do. Rarely go to same place more than one time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Loved our stay here, the staff could not have been nicer. Any request we made was met with an answer of " no problem". I loved the location and convenience of the water shuttle. The only complaint would be the rooms need some updating but it seams like they are in the process. A great place for couples if you...

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We loved Portofino from the moment we were greeted at the dock with a cool towel and a rum punch. Our daughter and future son-in-law wanted to have their dream wedding in Belize and Portofino fulfilled all of their expectations. Lorena helped plan every detail and was determined to make it a perfect day for the bride and groom. She...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Characterized by its warm and friendly hospitality, Portofino is the epitome of barefoot luxury, unpretentious and relaxing… for most; it will be an experience of a lifetime. Our small, boutique resort offers just 17 beautifully appointed rooms, ranging from charming beach cabanas to spacious suites, dotted amidst swaying palm trees, in a private setting with unmatched personal attention and the modern comforts of home. It is a haven of tranquility, where guests will enjoy the subtle sounds of the nearby waves lapping over the reef, gentle breeze, breathtaking sunrise, star studded night sky and spectacular views of the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea. The perfect setting for a romantic getaway, intimate wedding, honeymoon, family and friends.Portofino offers leisure options to suit every taste. Relax in our fresh water outdoor swimming pool; enjoy a great book from our book collection or simply indulge yourself in a massage on the beach under our hand thatched palapa hut. Explore the underwater world with snorkel equipment or skim along the surface in our complimentary sea kayaks. Delicious meals prepared by our resort chef can be served in the privacy or your beach cabana or suite, on our private dock with a romantic setting or at the Portofino Restaurant. Sip on amazing tropical cocktails at the Green Parrot Beach Bar or perhaps a late afternoon snack from the Green Parrot Bistro. Take advantage of our DVD library and unwind in front of the flat TV screen in your room. Or, simply take in the view. In short, relax and enjoy! Reception in the main building is manned by professional and knowledgeable staff. From, activities bookings and directions to itineraries and dining reservations, our friendly and professional staff is eager to assist you. Access to PORTOFINO is by boat only, and therefore we offer a complimentary meet and greet service at San Pedro Airstrip and boat transfer to the resort, an approximately 20 minutes ride. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portofino Beach Resort

Address: 6 Miles North | PO Box 36, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Price Range: $303 - $490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portofino Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel San Pedro
Portofino San Pedro
Portofino Beach Resort Belize/San Pedro
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#7 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#9 Business Hotel in San Pedro
#12 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#20 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#23 Family Hotel in San Pedro
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“All of the beach cabanas have a great location/view.”
mjklages, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the treetop suite- perfect!”
susis428, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms good depending if you want to go up steps or not”
C8455EAbarbarap, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The VIP rooms are larger than some of the other rooms. The treetop suites are also nice. Love the hammocks outside each room.”
jmaynard32017, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Seriously I didn't believe the reviews at first, once we arrived ... it's true, not a single bad room. We were in Beach Cabana #5”
ICTDiner, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
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