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Sellersburg
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I just returned from my 2nd stay at Portofino in less than a year and once again they did not disappoint! The resort couldn't be more beautiful and the staff is AMAZING!! I recommend Portofino to everyone I know because I have no doubt their experience will be as fabulous as mine. I love that the staff learn our names...

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts on the resort as well as your recommendations. we are happy to offer the best service we can at all times and enjoy making your stay memorable. We look forward to the next opportunity to pamper you as best as possible again in the future.

Reviewed 27 April 2014

The staff is very dedicated to their guest's comfort! The view from the restaurant was spectacular! The rooms and property are kept very clean. We really enjoyed our stay. The only exceptions were the air conditioning in our cabana didn't work (but the staff did everything they could to get it working) and the dive shop on property. We booked...

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

We are happy to have you share your experiences with the resort. the staff truly is an integral part of the entire experience of the resort and have always made an extra effort to make everyone feel comfortable and welcomed. As for your concerns with the service provided by the tour company, we had a meeting with Action Divers as...

Reviewed 25 April 2014

This was our second trip to Portofino in 2 years and we plan to return every year from now on.Staff is amazing, place is breathtaking and the food INCREDIBLE! Great to see owners! :) Orville, amazing!

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

Thank for sharing your experience here. It is always a pleasure to make all our guests feel welcomed and wrapped in warmth and comfort. We truly look forward to having you again and again!

Reviewed 23 April 2014

I can't understand any of these negative reviews; we were thrilled by Portofino and would recommend to anyone staying on Ambergris. We almost stayed at X'tan Ha Resort -- which is close by, gets similar reviews for a little cheaper -- but after walking up the beach and checking out that resort, Portofino was DEFINITELY worth the extra cost. We...

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

Thank you for sharing your concerns about the resort. It is through the opinions and concerns of guests like yourself that we can improve on our service. Allow me to take the opportunity to respond to some of the concerns you expressed. The beach and swimming area is very shallow and has a lot of sea grass. While this is...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 23 April 2014

My wife and I spent four nights at this resort with another couple. We stayed in a room adjacent to the pool. Perhaps the best way to start our disertation is with the positive aspects. The weather was great during our stay. Now we can talk about all the other things. The beaches are a public area and as such...

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

First of all we would like to extend our thanks to you for submitting a review. We do value all of the opinions of our guests. We take all concerns from our guests very seriously and look to address such issues as urgently as possible. To begin, the beaches in all of Belize are public (including private islands). The control...

Londra
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Portofino resort is very pretty, and compared to some others we glimpsed during our few days on Ambergris, probably one of the best. The cabanas are nice and comfortable, and clean, with small issues (eg doors of the wardrobe stayed open, the curtain rail kept falling). The beach is small but a nice space to relax, yet the sea is...

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

Thank you for sharing your concerns about the resort. It is through the opinions and concerns of guests like yourself that we can improve on our service. Allow me to take the opportunity to respond to some of the concerns you expressed. The beach and swimming area is very shallow and has a lot of sea grass. While this is...

Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2014

We spent 10 days in a Treetop Suite and on the whole enjoyed our time. The actual room is an experience in itself with a bit of the local wildlife seeming to share it with us! However, we had nothing nasty and having a lizard in your room, birds on the balcony and the occasional frog didn't faze us. The...

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at Portofino here and we try to learn to improve on our service based on all feedback. Local fauna will be found all over, and we are happy you appreciated that experience. We are working with the housekeeping staff to bring things to our attention and not have issues with guests requirements in the...

Oak Park, Illinois
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We had a incredible week at Portofino. Our cabana was beautiful and every little detail was considered. We spent our mornings in the hammocks in the water, afternoons on the beach, and the evenings in the restaurant. The staff was always smiling, willing to chat and tell us all of their island secrets. We will go again!

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Thank you for sharing your experiences here and we are happy you found the resort and staff to meet your vacation desires.

Reviewed 7 April 2014

San Pedro is a terrific place to vacation. Specifically, the portofino resort offers a unique experience which is in-line with the great experience you will have on the island. The resort is small and friendly with great rooms on the water. We stayed in a really nice one bedroom cabana which was steps from the ocean and had beautiful rooms....

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

Thank you for sharing your experiences with on here with Portofino. We do apologize for the inconvenience of the transfer to the hotel mix up. We do our best to ensure our guests arrival and departure is looked after. The design with of the cabanas are such that there is some openness to offer a bit of a romantic experience,...

Adrian, Michigan
Reviewed 4 April 2014

This was one of the best vacations EVER! We expected warm--we expected the beautiful ocean--we expected tropical breeze. And we got all that. What we didn't expect was seclusion, uber-friendly service, quiet, extreme cleanliness. This felt like an undiscovered location. We loved it. Cannot wait to go back. To the same resort. In the same room. And we NEVER repeat...

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We are enthused that you had such a wonderful time with us at Portofino and happy you shared your experiences here. The service of our staff has been one of our highlights and we will be just attentive on your next visit.

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 16,938 - ₹ 25,505 (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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#6 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#9 Business Hotel in San Pedro
#13 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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“All rooms good depending if you want to go up steps or not”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles ICTDiner, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Cabanas round the pool have a beach view. Most are semi-detached, and there is not much privacy on the decking- however it was not a problem”
 of 5 bubbles H9438QUsuep, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best room- Upper Mansion- entire 2nd floor-private veranda best view on the beach- full kitchen and living room”
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 of 5 bubbles hoghey, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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