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Portofino

3.0 of 5 6 Miles North | PO Box 36, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really loved the place. Great place to be! I would go again anytime. The owners are very nice and the place is very clean. We even had homemade soaps as a goodbye gift. The restaurant is really nice also. Thanks to the helpful and friendly staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful resort and wonderful staff. Very accommodating except for transportation into town. Boat access only and limited schedule which can change at the last minute. Food was excellent. No beach for swimming.

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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with our resort here. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the resort and amenities. We do our very best to be accommodating to all our guests. We do have a limited boat schedule due to the requirements of the resort. When our service is not convenient, there is a water taxi... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I did a girls' trip to this resort on Ambergris Caye for four nights right after New Years. We stayed in a Colonial Suite--a really large room with two queen beds that makes up the ground floor of a free-standing villa. So, first of all, this resort gets an awful lot right: 1) the rooms are beautiful... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you seek a true beach resort that is quaint and filled with authenticity, the only choice is Portofino. When you arrive, you are escorted by a friendly member of the staff. Once you walk into the lobby, you are served a tropical drink to welcome you to the island. The rooms are clean and modeled to present a feel... More 

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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy you got to enjoy and embrace our piece of paradise. We have worked on our staff to be a true retreat away from everything else. Our staff is integral to the whole experience of the resort and are truly genuine people. We are also very happy you enjoyed... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I traveled to San Pedro for our honeymoon and stayed 7 nights at the Portofino in September 2014. We ate a few meals at the resort and found the food to be good, but not worth the price listed. It was difficult to have two entrees and two glasses of wine for under $60. We traveled into... More 

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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with our resort here. We take all our guests comments and concerns very seriously. We are glad you enjoyed the restaurant and the unique dining experience it offers. There are some logistical complications involved when having the convenience of having the restaurant service available so far from town which results in prices being higher.... More 

Arizona
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a 4 night stay at the resort. It was impeccably maintained and the staff was very accommodating. The restaurant was great and a good portion of their clientele didn't even stay at the resort but came for its 5 star reputation. First time ever traveling to Belize and it is now on my must return list.

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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with our resort here. The staff truly is partial of the resort and make everyone feel truly welcomed. They are big part of what makes our resort so special. We have worked tirelessly to create a comfortable, elegant and relaxed beach environment. We are happy that you had a chance to experience this. We... More 

New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Portofino is about 15 minutes by boat from town. So it feels secluded and private. But close enough to go out for dinner or further down the island for snorkeling. Great staff, rooms, food ( but expensive food!). The bathrooms have no doors so not for everyone (open concept). Overall I recommend it!

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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experiences with our resort here. Our aim was to have a peaceful seclusion without being too far away and we feel by your comments we have accomplished that. we hope to have you with us again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner at Portofino is third only to the ATM cave and over-the-water yoga for my fiance and my most memorable experience in Belize. The ambiance and food have become our new standard for romantic dinners abroad.

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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed your dinning experience with us. Our restaurant has been creative when it comes to producing excellent meals as well as an incredible dining experience at the resort. Thank you for sharing. More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Our first trip to Belize, and we can't stop telling our friends how much we enjoyed our stay at Portofino. We've traveled all throughout Central and South America, and have yet to find the type of truly genuine and friendly service we found at this lovely "barefoot" resort. We stayed at one of the split cabins in front of the... More 

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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your experience with us and fell in love with our little slice of paradise. We aim to be miles away from the hustle of downtown life and offer a more relaxed and simplistic atmosphere. We are glad you were able to embrace this with us. We love being in this part of nature. Our Staff... More 

Louisville, KY
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Yet another epic vacation made possible by the great people at Portofino. We had such a good time the first go around we ended up going back a year later along with some friends we had met the prior time. If you want someplace to disappear, relax and be catered to--stay here. The owners are fantastic people who truly care... More 

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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino, responded to this review

We are extremely thrilled you had such a great time and made friends along the way. Our staff has truly been integral to our resort and have done their best to make everyone feel welcomed and comfortable as possible. We do enjoy that we are secluded and peaceful. which is when you truly get to enjoy the beautiful nature of... More 

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Address: 6 Miles North | PO Box 36, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Portofino 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel San Pedro
Portofino San Pedro
Portofino Belize/San Pedro
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in San Pedro
#6 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#11 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#17 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#19 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#25 Family Hotel in San Pedro

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