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Portofino Beach Resort

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08/06/2017 09/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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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PortofinoBZ, General Manager at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this review

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

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

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

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.

Denver
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We had such a wonderful time at Portofino and the staff made it special - especially since we brought our 8 month old baby. The place is beautifully maintained and is picture-postcard beautiful. We look forward to going back in the future. Would highly recommend to others.

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

We are happy to hear of your enjoyable experience and that you brought a long a future traveler. The staff has always tried to make everyone feel very comfortable and pleased they did with your experience.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Thank you very much for a wonderful stay at Portofino. I spent my birthday (1/28th) in complete luxury and relaxation. Your staff especially Tristan was very helpful and accommodating and I would recommend your establishment to anyone. The boat ride from San Pedro was fast and comfortable and the driver was very nice and capable.

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Thank you for sharing your pleasant experiences with the resort. We happy to have served you and hope to do so again.

Slave Lake, Canada
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We really enjoyed our two week stay at Portofino! The meals are excellent, the staff are so friendly and go above and beyond to make your stay so good! We went fishing - which was excellent and the kitchen cooked our fish for us! We did a day sail through the Resort which was also so great! I would recommend...

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

We are exuberant you enjoyed your stay so much with us and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your positive experiences here.

Warren, Ohio
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Portifino San Pedro the most amazing place on earth. The people who work there are wonderful and courteous wanting to learn about our culture and very forthcoming with theirs. Pictures on line or even the ones that I took don't do this place any justice. Cleanest beach on the island. .very clean and inviting. Rooms were amazing. Where on earth...

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

Thank you for sharing your positive experiences at Portofino here. We strive to make all of our guests feel like they are home and part of a family. We are so excited your stay was memorable and look forward to an opportunity to do so again.

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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: $310 - $581 (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
#12 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#18 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#23 Family Hotel in San Pedro
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“Hard to say, all rooms are nice.”
FlyFishingGazette, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Plan for going into town and renting a golf cart from there. Plan most meals outside of the resort to save money.”
622haleyp, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Rent a golf cart.”
911alishas, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Treetop suite was huge and beautiful!!”
lisatisa88, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“We had a beach cabana and it was perfect for two people.”
728mannyt, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
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