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Slave Lake, Canada
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5 reviews
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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... More 

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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. More 

Warren, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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... More 

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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. More 

Kelowna, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Portofino resort is amazing. Especially if you are looking for fun, unique, quiet and friendly. It is 6 miles from town, making it easily accessible by bikes or water taxi, but also well away from San Pedro making it feel very private, remote and safe. Plus there's only about 36 people max at the resort. The facilities are really great... More 

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

Thank you for such a positive review of the resort. We are pleased your stay with us was so memorable. Our staff truly are special and an important part of the Portofino Family. We are enthusiastic that they made your experience, one to remember. We hope we can have the pleasure of hosting you again. More 

Dunbeath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We stayed at 2 other properties during our stay in Belize and this was by far our favourite. We stayed in the separate villa and it was large and beautiful. They were at full capacity, but even full, staff made each guest feel like they were the only guests - we were surprised that pretty well all of the staff... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a positive response and we do appreciate it. we are thrilled to have been able to make your experience memorable. We are happy to hear your experience with our staff was enjoyable. They are integral part of our resort and like family. We hope to be able to make your experiences memorable... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

My boyfriend and I came here in August, 2013. If you're looking for bells and whistles, this may not be your style. However the rooms are even more romantic in person than they are in the pictures and the hospitality is unparalleled because it is authentic. The staff truly wants to see you unplug, unwind, and relax....and that's just what... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. Your recognition to our team’s excellent service and your overall experience is much appreciated. Again, thank you for choosing us for your destination vacation. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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2 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2014

On November 16/13 we arrived at the Belize City airport 4:18 pm and made arrangements to fly over to San Pedro with Tropic Air on the last flight. The sun was already setting and making our view breathtaking. We arrived at the San Pedro airport expecting someone there from the resort to pick us up. However, there was a delay... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this long and wonderful review. We are glad that we have made your anniversary extraordinary. Your recognition to our team’s excellent service and your overall experience is much appreciated. Wishing you and your husband an everlasting happy marriage and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014

I stayed for 6 days at Portofino, and was traveling alone. My beach cabana was beautiful and housekeeping carefully adorned it each day and left me treats. The most special thing about this resort is the attentive and very warm staff. I have never felt so looked after in my life! They were all very helpful in assisting me with... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this long and wonderful review. Your recognition to our team’s excellent service and your overall experience is much appreciated. Again, thank you for choosing us for your destination vacation. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again. More 

Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

Arrival confusion led to a frustrating check-in. The staff did a great job of getting back on track the following morning. Excellent, although pricey food. Beautiful setting. Our beach cabana was only about 100 feet from the water, with a nice pool in between. Adventure Divers on the dock did great snorkel tour to Mexico Rocks. Excellent service all-around. Be... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We would like to apologize again for the inconvenience on the arrival because of a mix up. One thing we make a note of on our website and materials is the distance form downtown. The agent should have mentioned it as it is important for guests to know what to... More 

Anoka, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2014

The food and service at the restaurant was amazing(we had Roy all week) we would highly recommend him! The housekeeping ladies were sweet and left little gifts for us each evening. Our dive master was 'Blinky' - he was really good and fun. The pool was very cold but clean and well kept. People traveled right on the beach in... More 

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

Thank you for your time in writing us such a wonderful review. Your recognition and appreciation to the thought and detail that goes into the excellent service provided by our team is much appreciated as we strive to continue upkeeping our service standards. Thank you for choosing us for your destination vacation. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting... More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

The Portofino was truly disappointing. The beach There isn't one. The shores of the Portofino are covered in long, tangling, under water "turtle grass", making it impossible to walk into the water or swim from the beach. The Service The worst I've experienced from a hotel. Ever. The staff at the Portofino is kind, but completely incompetent. They forgot to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Spa
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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: €188 - €421 (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
#22 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”
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“Only 17 rooms. Royal Orchid is 2nd floor and has beautiful view of ocean”
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“can't go wrong with a beach cabana”
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“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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