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Indianapolis,IN
Reviewed 4 April 2014

I never reviewed this resort and it was wonderful! We were actually there in 2012 and there isn't an option for that. We went to Placencia this year to try the southern part of Belize but Ambregris Caye and staying at Portofino resort was fabulous too! Food fantastic, the best staff, beautiful setting, fun taking the boat taxi wherever we...

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

Thank you for sharing and remember us even after such an extended time. We are happy for your appreciation of the resort.

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Portofino was fantastic ! We liked how small and welcoming everything was. Not like a big resort but more like a private residence with great friendly people. Food was very tasty and the wait staff was so friendly and accommodating. The pool was refreshing and my friend wanted a drink out of a coconut and she laughed at the thought....

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

Thank you for sharing your experiences on your stay with Portofino. Our staff are truly special and do their best to exceed our guests wants and desires. It was pleasure having you in our company and looking forward offering great service next time around.

Kalama, Washington
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We felt pampered even before our trip. Email communication with Juan Carlos when we were fine tuning our reservations helped us feel we were ready for the trip. The greeting from Moe when we arrived in San Pedro and his boat ride to Portofino started our "don't worry we will take care of that" feeling from the staff. Our greeting...

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

We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Portofino. Yes we are a bit out of the way but we feel it adds to the allure. Thank you for sharing your joyful experience here.

Chicago
Reviewed 23 March 2014

To get to this hotel we had to take a plane and 2 boats, but it was well worth the travel. The place is nice and clean, well-maintained, and the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. It was a really cool experience to be so far away from any major cities and to just relax and take in the beautiful...

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

Thank you for sharing your experiences with Portofino and we a thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure having you stay with us.

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 18 March 2014

I can't imagine returning to Ambergris Caye and not staying at Portofino. From the moment the staff greeted us at the airport, then again at the dock when we arrived at the hotel, we felt like they were waiting just for us. We were greeted with complimentary cocktails and everyone knew our names by the end of our stay. The...

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Thank you for sharing your experiences with Portofino. Our staff does try their best to make everyone feel as comfortable and welcomed as possible and attentive to their needs. Our location has been one of our biggest features and glad you were able to share in our little piece of paradise.

Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Lived up to all our expectations for my husbands 60th birthday, private dinning on the beach, nothing too much trouble,they produced a special cake, cooked all the fish he court from his fishing trips, really looked after us well. And there's no bugs there! We never got bitten once. They spray the sand so there's no sand flies! The sea...

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We are enthused by your experience at Portofino. We try our best to please and meet our guests' desires. Thank you for sharing.

Belize City, Belize
Reviewed 14 March 2014

I only had to get off the boat to fall in love. I needed a break badly and thought an island escape was just what I needed. It was like the staff knew why I was there. Amazing property, perfect location with just the right distance from the bustling San Pedro town. For a minute there I forgot where I...

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

We are pleased to have been able to accommodate your getaway as best as possible. Our staff has an uncanny knack for dealing with people. Thank you again for sharing and if you ever need an escape, you know where to find us.

Youngsville, Louisiana
Reviewed 11 March 2014

If you want to be pampered in a small, intimate resort, visit with friendly people for all over the world, and spend time in Paradise, this is the best place in the world! From the minute we arrived until the minute we left we were treated like we were the only guests there. If you want to just relax and...

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Your enthusiasm in sharing your enjoyable experience at the resort gives us the drive keep working harder at pleasing our guests. We are happy to have shared your company and look forward to another wonderful vacation experience.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Jim and I arrived at Ambergris Caye March 1st. We were greeted with a friendly smile from Moe, who whisked us via boat to Portofino. Asheera was waiting at the dock with eucalyptus towels, so we were able to refresh after our long flight. The rest of our vacation continued like that. Everyone was friendly, offering information on whatever questions...

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

Thank you for sharing your positive experience with the resort and we are extremely honored we were able to be a part of your most memorable day. Our staff has always made an effort for all guests to feel welcomed and at home during their stay. The resort staff was happy to have made your day as memorable as they...

Pearland, Texas
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We stayed there on a little get away. For 8 days we enjoyed the sun and sand. The water was clear as Gin and in some places you could just lay on the pier and look 50 feet down in the water and watch the fish. Great snorkels and scuba. The hotel had a true island motif. Clean, ( they...

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It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and in our little piece of paradise. We hope we have the opportunity to make your next trip even more enjoyable.

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: ₹ 13,401 - ₹ 30,592 (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
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#9 Business Hotel in San Pedro
#14 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#21 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#23 Family Hotel in San Pedro
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“beach cabanas are the way to go.”
 of 5 bubbles MayaS527, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you decide to book here pick a top floor or seperate cabin”
 of 5 bubbles F445AGmiker, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Only 17 rooms. Royal Orchid is 2nd floor and has beautiful view of ocean”
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 of 5 bubbles STLTravelDave, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“can't go wrong with a beach cabana”
 of 5 bubbles RachelJ583, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else, or request a room that is on a second floor. The layout of the facility is NOT conducive to privacy.”
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