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Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved it! Staff were wonderful! Loved the resort! Plan to go back! The food was good. Snorkeling, fishing and just relaxing. Water was beautiful greens and blues. The rooms were simple, nothing fancy but had everything we needed. Did I say the staff were wonderful!!

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California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really wanted to like this place... And to be honest I didn't have a choice, I booked late and this was the last room on the Caye.. The receptionist, and the Operations Manager were the only reason I'm being nice, they did their best to accommodate me after having a poor experience with their 3rd party Dive Shop and...

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

Dear Mr. Degarimore, We are truly sorry to receive your review and the Resort was very aware of your complaints about our Dive Shop at the Golf Rental issues with the same Dive Shop owner. As you were informed the Dive Shop and Golf Cart Services are both independently owned but it is always of utmost importance that the level...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it! The food was great! Our room, the upper mansion was perfect for our family and the staff was wonderful! Stephanie went above and beyond in helping us with our planning. Thanks to her our we had a great snorkel trip, golf cart, and flight back to Belize.

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Eastvale, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a quiet relaxing vacation come here. The staff is wonderful, the food was great, and you cannot beat the location. We read books on the beach every day and fully relaxed. We would definitely go back!

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just to confirm this was the best place to stay in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye we traveled up and down the beach and there wasn't another place like it. We stayed there over the Christmas Holiday and they had special meals. The staff was very friendly and helpful on deciding what activities to do; like snorkeling, diving, and just renting...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Portofino restaurant has a neat water facing atmosphere. The service is friendly and helpful. The food is pretty good but the prices were surprisingly high for drinks and the food choices offered. The staples on the menu are the seafood choices, of course.

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Minnetonka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I just visited in Dec. of 2016. It is a beautiful resort. The grounds are immaculate, the rooms are beautiful, the beach is kept clean, and I can't say enough nice things about the staff. They were always friendly patient and right there for any needs we might have. They greeted us on the dock when we...

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

Hi Dave & Emily, It was indeed a pleasure having you both with us this month. We are truly happy that you enjoyed your vacation time here at Portofino and that you got to experience our staff and services. Thank you for the awesome review and we look forward to welcoming you here with us again. Wishing you a blessed...

Reviewed 5 December 2016

We LOVED the Portofino. The resort has so much character, is absolutely stunning, and is first class service. We snorkeled, visited shark alley, and were able to relax on the beach. We'll be back for sure!

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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The service we received at the Portofino Resort was top of the line. The staff was knowledgeable and very accommodating to our needs. The location of the resort is perfect. We can't imagine staying anywhere else. We will definitely be back.

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Venice, California, United States
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Portofino took care of everything from the moment we stepped off the plane in San Pedro. The location and resort are amazing and the staff is wonderful and always available to answer questions. It was very convenient having a dive/snorkel shop on the premises, as well as kayaks and bicycles supplied by the resort. The rooms were spacious and comfortable.

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

Hello Maya, It was indeed a pleasure having you and Shea here with us. Very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay here at Portofino hopefully you are able to visit us sometime again in the future.

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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: $390 - $600 (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, Ambergris Caye
Hotel Style:
#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
#20 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#23 Family Hotel in San Pedro
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“Beach Cabana is the way to go for a couple”
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“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
“beach cabanas are the way to go.”
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