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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We stayed in the beach cabanas. It was everything we hoped for. Very tropical feeling with warm hardwoods, hand made textiles and thatched roof. It is 6 miles from town, but the boat taxi is convenient and actually a very enjoyable experience. We also rented a golf cart for a day and biked in to town, both of which were...

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We had such a great time during our stay at Portifino. The staff was awesome and very helpful when we had questions or needed suggestions for things to do. We did not want to leave and plan to return.

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2Thank Bri K
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had just over 2 weeks to plan a 5 night get away. Since we are in the hospitality industry, I immediately hit the review sites. And after hours of reading and searching, only knowing we wanted Belize. We wanted a romantic getaway ... this wasn't the trip where we wanted a rowdy swim up bar ... disco, etc. We...

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Beautiful resort with wonderful staff. Great restaurant with bar. Anytime we wanted fresh coconuts all we had to do was ask and they were picked straight from the tree. Private clean beach with hammocks in the water. Although the pool was awesome and clean, the beach is only a few feet away. Comfortable beds with turn down service and beautiful...

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This was a 4 night Chill out after a great but busy tour of Guatemala. We loved the traditional hotel - not too chic, but extremely welcoming and accommodating. Towards the end l reacted very badly to a 'doctor fly' bite, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful, taking me into town, at no cost, to the doctor. They...

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Denver, CO
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Portofino is a wonderful little resort on Ambergris Caye. It doesn't have a ton of rooms, and that is a good thing. What it does have is tons of charm, great island flavor, and an excellent staff! The setting is gorgeous, and they offer almost everything you need for your trip- from diving and snorkeling to golf carts and bikes...

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

On our visit to Belize - reason why we booked this resort for our 9 night stay in Ambergris Caye- so disappointed - highly overpriced, terrible value for money. 1 - daily complimentary boat ride to San Pedro which they advertise - non-existent or rather at 6 am (!!!!) - alternative water taxi st 30 bucks PP 2 - VIP...

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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Margarida, Thank you for your review and your most honest opinion about Portofino, it was indeed as expected. Our resort is located 6 miles from town and upon check in our guests are always informed that we offer complimentary boat runs into town but this is based on our arrival and departures going out each day. This is posted...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017

My wife and I stayed for a week in January. We had a Tree Top Suite which was well appointed, comfortable and was huge. A balcony complete with loungers and a hammock completed the comforts. The restaurant was very good with lots of choice of dishes, including vegetarian options for my wife: the chef even made a special meal one...

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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello David, It was a pleasure having you with us last month, thank you for the wonderful review of Portofino and our Restaurant, we truly appreciate it. We are truly thankful to our great staff who are always the highlight of our guest's experience. Thank you once more and we hope to have you visit us again sometimes in the...

Belize
Reviewed 3 February 2017

My friend and I stayed 2 nights at Portofino Resort and we were wowed! We have always heard great things about this place and finally gave it a visit. We rented a cart in town and drove up- Approximately 25/30 minutes, but the resort can arrange for your pick up from the local water taxi or Tropic/Maya Air. 4 miles...

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stayed at the beach mansion at Portofino for week in early January and we loved our stay. The resort is small (just 17 bungalows) so there is never a crowd. The room was lovely and all the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We had great a/c and the windows faced the beach. The wifi was fine for the...

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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello Natalie, It was indeed a pleasure having you here with us at Portofino and thank you for your wonderful review. We believe our staff are our biggest asset and make the stay here at the resort a very memorable and pleasant one. We always try so hard to match our guests with our resort and hence that is a...

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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 

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Address: 6 Miles North | PO Box 36, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Price Range: $301 - $491 (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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