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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Perfect spot to escape your daily routine and recharge your batteries.
Amazing location, friendly staff and great food.
The great Mr. Matthews will greet you at the doc after a quick boat ride from San Pedro, and will make sure your stay is everything you wish for and more.
Marcellus always “got you” at the bar and the friendly Carrelis and Marco will make sure your buds taste are more than satisfy.
Quiet, relaxing you will find yourself glazing at magical views of sunrise over the water and stunning sunset behind the palm trees, and getting lost admiring the start in the clear night sky.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Patrick K
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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Hi Patrick,

We are very happy to know that you had an amazing stay while here with us at Portofino. Thanks a lot for taking time out to write us this review, much appreciated.

Hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We just returned from a week (Jan 2-9, 2018) at the Portofino Resort. What a remarkable resort, exemplary service for our comfort and well being. Staff addressed us by our names immediately. Met us on the dock with a clean wash cloth, and then some rum punch when we walked to the resort. Matthew and Henry took care of our reservations and excursions. Luis, Marcel and the Green Parrot Bar kept the cold beverages coming. Ivan and Shiovellie were our servers who were the most polite wait staff. The food at the Green Parrot was truly amazing, delicious every night. Moh made sure we got to our destination by boat on time and safely.

Room Tip: Any room will be great, all with an water view.
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank reedyrj
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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Hi Dear,

It was our pleasure having you here with us and we are very happy to know that you enjoyed every minute of your vacation.

Hope you decide to come visit us again in the near future.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

My wife booked our whole honeymoon by herself and we stayed at the Portofino for 5 nights. I was busy with work and I didn't get a chance to look up the resort so I literally did not know what to expect. I was absolutely floored. The attention to detail was immediately noticeable from the second we walked in our room and saw the heart of flowers they made for us on our bed because it was our honeymoon. The resort is beautiful.The view and beach are beautiful. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating, and by the second day we were on a first name basis. We ate at the restaurant for the majority of our stay and it was divine. We were there for Thanksgiving and the restaurant had the most delicious Thanksgiving meal! I was genuinely depressed to leave. It was an amazing experience that we most certainly will be repeating on a future anniversary!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Hi Brett,

It was our pleasure having you both here with us, thanks for taking the time out to write us such a lovely review.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on your next stay with us.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We stayed at this location for the majority of our honeymoon, and loved it! The staff knew us by name almost immediately, and worked very hard at making sure we enjoyed our stay. We probably spent the most time with one of the bartenders (Marcelo), and he was absolutely wonderful (informative, friendly, funny, made great drinks, etc., etc.,). If you're looking to get away from the masses, this is a perfect option for you; however, if you want to get out and about in San Pedro, it's only a short 20 min water taxi away. (You can also rent golf carts through the resort, but we didn't go that route). We did rent (complimentary) bikes one afternoon to explore other places that were off the beaten path, and found quite a few within a 20 minute bike ride from the resort... so, plenty of options to get out and about, but if you plan to take the water taxi (through the resort, or the public one), you do need to be mindful to plan around their schedules.

We stayed in one of the cabanas There was AC, a tv, wifi, hot water, and plenty of space for the two of us (but who wants to spend their whole trip in the room anyway?!). Because of the side of the land that we were on, we were unable to see much of a sunset. But we did wake up most mornings to some of the most beautiful sunrises over the ocean we've ever seen (without even having to leave the porch of our cabana!) The hammocks all over the property was an excellent touch.

We took advantage of the breakfast on site every morning (very affordable), and had lunch and dinner a few times there as well. While the food was delicious, we did find meals to be a little cheaper "in town". The lunch menu at Portofino was fabulous, very expansive... the dinner menu was not endless, especially if (like me) you're allergic to red snapper. Everything we ate on site was absolutely delicious though!

We also took the snorkeling excursion to Mexico Rocks offered through the hotel. The guides were very friendly and informative, and we swam with barracudas, nurse sharks, sting rays, a sea turtle, and countless beautiful fish. I'd highly recommend doing this, if you're able.

We met the owners one night, who were exceptionally friendly. It reminded us of why we came down there: to be surrounded by down to earth, fun-loving people, and to share in their paradise.

If you're looking for a froufrou, upscale, super-touristy spot, I do not think this area of Belize is what you're looking for. But if you're looking to kick back, relax, and enjoy the simple (and incredible) pleasures in life, this is it! And we would certainly recommend Portofino to be the place you do such, as we had such a wonderful time (and service) there!

Room Tip: We stayed in a cabana (1 story), & shared a wall with a neighbor, but rarely heard them. Fabulous view of the ocean.
  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Elizabeth B
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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Hi Elizabeth,

We are delighted to know that you had a pleasant experience during your time here with us and we appreciate your valuable feedback.

It was our pleasure hosting you and hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We spent a delightful 5 days with the Portofino family! Portofino is elegant, relaxed, and so incredibly welcoming. The facility was delightful, but above all, the staff made Portofino stand out with their unparalleled service and friendly manner. We appreciated our daily SCUBA diving with the dive shop, and our excursion onto the mainland to visit Mayan ruins. No matter our querie, the staff seamlessly coordinated and facilitated a great experience and introduction to Belize and Belizians! We can’t wait to visit Portofino again.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Beth T
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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Hi Beth,

Thank you for taking the time out to write us such a lovely review, our entire Portofino family is very proud to know that you had an amazing time here with us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on your next stay with us.

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