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Reviewed 17 October 2016

From the time we arrived until the time we left the service and staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. Sandra and Jan take customer service to the next level. We actually felt like they invited us into their home. A Soap Butler? Really? Its beyond awesome. The grounds are beautiful and relaxing! Recommend it to anyone!!

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

Hello David, It was a pleasure having you and Emily as our guests here at Portofino Beach Resort! We are truly happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you felt like family in our little piece of Paradise. We take pride in what we do and our best compensation is knowing that our guests are well taken...

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Beaitful resort. Very peaceful and close to reef. Lodging was top notch and spotless. When we arrived they had fresh flowers everywhere. The staff were e tremely friendly, courteous and attentive. The restaurant was excellent but little expensive for dinner verses in town. You will need to rent a golf cart to get into town or take a water taxi...

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

Hello Lindsay, thank you for choosing Portofino Beach Resort as your vacation of choice while visiting Ambergris Caye, we are happy that you and Russell enjoyed your stay here with us. Our staff are our pride and joy and they always go above and beyond to ensure that our guests are well pampered and taken care of. Some tours are...

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I surprised my wife for her 60th Birthday with a trip to San Pedro, Belize. Portofino Beach Resort (4days $664) was selected while in flight to Belize. We arrived by boat to the resort to be greeted with warm wet face towels. Because Sept 28th is the slow season we pretty much had the Resort to ourselves. The staff did...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was super tasty. Pool was awesome. Staff was great. We found a problem with the shower head, maintenance fixed it immediately. The a.c. worked, but not great. The bed was stiff and uncomfortable, couldn't get that fixed even if we complained, so we just dealt. The pillows were old. The concierge was able to handle all our requests,...

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Louisville, KY
Reviewed 23 September 2016

If you are going to read this post I highly recommend fixing a rum and coke putting your feet up and imagining the Caribbean ocean in front of you with the wind blowing through you hair. My wife and I embarked on a journey to Belize 4 years ago. Little did we know we would fall in love with the...

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Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

My very best friend of 34 years decided she was going to get married in Belize, on Ambergris Caye, and most definitely at Portofino Beach Resort! It wasn't at all a surprise, their location decision. They'd vacationed at Portofino yearly for several years, & made all of us want to be there with their descriptions of a perfect resort. Then...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This was a very nice get away for us and we really enjoyed the atmosphere at the resort. The smaller resort was very nice and quiet which we liked a lot because we were able to spend time together with minimal interruptions. The room was spacious and nice but hot during the day. We ended up booking the honeymoon package...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We loved our stay at Portofino. We had a very nice room, great diving, good food and a very friendly staff. Portofino has a beautiful pool and is located quitely outside of San Pedro. Hire a golfcard to explore the island!

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I read the the hotel seems out dated and the sea is not for swimming. Not at all! Those posts are a week away from hurricane Earl. The hotel is just fine, beautiful, small and relaxing (I'm posting the view from my room). All the sea around the Cayes is specifically for swimming and snorkeling!!! No waves and shallow waters....

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I really enjoyed my stay here at Portofino. The staff was really nice and accommidating. I actually worked remotely here and the internet was really great and pretty stable. Our room was nice. Some people complain about it being out dated but I had no problem with it. The food was really great. My only problem with the resort was...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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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: $325 - $529 (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
#14 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#22 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#23 Family Hotel in San Pedro
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“Best room- Upper Mansion- entire 2nd floor-private veranda best view on the beach- full kitchen and living room”
  • Private veranda
  • Sunrise
 of 5 bubbles hoghey, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great - it's down to budget, really”
 of 5 bubbles DavidG990, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Toucan room was very peaceful ad quite! Away from the pool and the common areas.”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Beach Cabana is the way to go for a couple”
 of 5 bubbles terrysul, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“our room was beach front, but the other rooms that were around the pool were just as beautiful. all rooms are just steps from the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles flyboyMinnetonka, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
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