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Anaheim Hills
Reviewed 17 May 2014

My husband and I just got back from the most amazing vacation ever, thanks to Portofino! Everything was simply wonderful. Rooms, service, food, waiters and bartenders! We love every aspect of the vacation. We went into the town of San Pedro and I had a mixed drink at a beach café and got Montezumas Revenge, and the chef at Portofino...

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

Thank you for sharing your experiences on TripAdvisor. We a re sorry to hear of the unfortunate incident on your trip into town but glad it did not ruin your trip. The staff is truly amazing making this little piece of paradise even more special. They do truly care about everyone who stays with us.

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 15 May 2014

from our first meeting with Portofino's boat master Mo at the docks in San Pedro my wife and I new we were in for a special adventurer. The staff was awesome always wanting to help you make your stay at the resort enjoyable and worry free. They are very good at organizing and having a variety of excursions to offer...

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

Thank you for sharing your experiences with our resort. We love the idea of being away form the busy life of town and being secluded away from the normal pace of life. It offers a true atmosphere for relaxation. We are thrilled you are happy with that experience. Our staff is vital to the resort and without a doubt, do...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We chose the The Portofino after seeing a friend's beautiful vacation photos. All of her hammock relaxation time really had my husband drooling. We absolutely loved it. From being welcomed on the dock with cooling towels, to flowers on our bed, to choosing our own personal soaps, they really made us feel like we were staying in an upscale boutique...

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

Thank you for sharing your pleasant stay. We are happy to have your company. Being set away from town as we are is one of the better features for those looking to get away. We always aim to exceed our guests expectations and hoping we did so on your visit. We hope to see you again and pamper you even...

Berlin, NJ
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed at Portofino May 3-10th 2014 and it was AMAZING. It was like our own little piece of paradise. Everyone that worked there was so nice, especially when we asked a million questions! The food was wonderful! They really made you feel like you were special. Every night our bed was turned down and there was a homemade treat....

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

We are happy you are sharing your experiences and we are especially happy that you enjoyed yourself at our little resort. Our staff truly tries their best to meet our guests needs and make them feel like they are home. They are an integral part of our resort family and we would love to have you back again with us.

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We stayed there for 5 days preceding a destination wedding we were working. My husband and I were greeted like a honeymooning couple and ever got little candlelight surprises in our room! The staff was super accommodating and generous with their time. We ate at the restaurant several times and it was very tasty. They waitstaff there was also great.They...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We glad you got a chance to experience the resort yourself as much as the wedding couple. We were happy to have hosted your wedding party and will gladly do it any day again. Hopefully your next trip will be for your personal enjoyment and we hope to see you again soon.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed in Belize for a week, Portofino for only 4 nights. We really enjoyed our stay, the staff is TOP NOTCH, the food is really great, and the vibe of this place is key. The rooms were cleaned daily, a/c, and left with flowers and fresh treats at night. We felt very safe with our belongings. The food (breakfast,...

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

It is always a pleasure to spoil honeymooners. It is an honor to have hosted your for your very special part of your life. And wonderful to hear your experience was memorable. The staff has always very important to us and a very integral part of the experience of the resort. We are pleased they gave you the treatment you...

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 5 May 2014

From our arrival to departure, nothing changed-everyone there absolutely wonderful and honestly caring. We went to celebrate our anniversary and to enjoy ourselves in a beach atmosphere- we got that and more. They surprised us with a beach dinner for our anniversary, flowers on our bed- just because that's who they are.Best vacation ever, fresh flowers daily, beautiful grounds, great...

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We are happy to have made your anniversary so special. It always is a pleasure to make our guests happy and the staff is truly part of our family, and they try to make everyone feel like a part of it. We are truly in paradise and thrilled we are able to share that with you and all our guests....

Smithville, Missouri
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stayed at Portofino the week following Easter and really enjoyed ourselves, and had a wonderful honeymoon. One of the things we liked about the resort that I haven't seen mentioned in reviews is it's coziness. Portofino is relatively small (50 guests max), and has a B&B feel, in which you can get to know other guests as you cross...

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at our resort. We are always thrilled to pamper honeymooners and are ecstatic that we help make your honeymoon such a memorable event. Our resort is geared towards those who are looking for romantic and relaxing seclusion. We are very happy you found this experience to be to your liking. As for your concerns...

Reviewed 1 May 2014

My fiance and I stayed at the resort. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They booked all of our tours, as well as answered other questions. The restaurant food was great, but a little pricy. The only downside to the resort is that it's rather far away from the center of San Pedro (about 15-20 minute boat ride). But...

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We do take pride in making our guests feel as welcomed as possible to the resort. We do our best for our guests. We are a little out of touch with the busy town and we try to make guests aware as much as possible. It makes us overjoyed to know you enjoyed your stay with us.

NYC
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Cons:1) They put my maiden name as my husband's last name on the Tropic Air tickets that they booked for us to get to San Pedro from Belize. This was just unbelievable that they made this mistake considering all the good reviews they have. 2) Dinner entrees were awful and it's crime to charge 30+ for it. We ate dinner...

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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: €240 - €362 (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 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#20 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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