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3.0 of 5 Resort   |   6 Miles North | PO Box 36, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Ranked #18 of 55 hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
StantonJR Staines, United Kingdom
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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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Staines, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 10 days in a Treetop Suite and on the whole enjoyed our time. The actual room is an experience in itself with a bit of the local wildlife seeming to share it with us! However, we had nothing nasty and having a lizard in your room, birds on the balcony and the occasional frog didn't faze us. The... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a incredible week at Portofino. Our cabana was beautiful and every little detail was considered. We spent our mornings in the hammocks in the water, afternoons on the beach, and the evenings in the restaurant. The staff was always smiling, willing to chat and tell us all of their island secrets. We will go again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

San Pedro is a terrific place to vacation. Specifically, the portofino resort offers a unique experience which is in-line with the great experience you will have on the island. The resort is small and friendly with great rooms on the water. We stayed in a really nice one bedroom cabana which was steps from the ocean and had beautiful rooms.... More

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Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best vacations EVER! We expected warm--we expected the beautiful ocean--we expected tropical breeze. And we got all that. What we didn't expect was seclusion, uber-friendly service, quiet, extreme cleanliness. This felt like an undiscovered location. We loved it. Cannot wait to go back. To the same resort. In the same room. And we NEVER repeat... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never reviewed this resort and it was wonderful! We were actually there in 2012 and there isn't an option for that. We went to Placencia this year to try the southern part of Belize but Ambregris Caye and staying at Portofino resort was fabulous too! Food fantastic, the best staff, beautiful setting, fun taking the boat taxi wherever we... More

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Dallas, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portofino was fantastic ! We liked how small and welcoming everything was. Not like a big resort but more like a private residence with great friendly people. Food was very tasty and the wait staff was so friendly and accommodating. The pool was refreshing and my friend wanted a drink out of a coconut and she laughed at the thought.... More

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Kalama, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt pampered even before our trip. Email communication with Juan Carlos when we were fine tuning our reservations helped us feel we were ready for the trip. The greeting from Moe when we arrived in San Pedro and his boat ride to Portofino started our "don't worry we will take care of that" feeling from the staff. Our greeting... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get to this hotel we had to take a plane and 2 boats, but it was well worth the travel. The place is nice and clean, well-maintained, and the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. It was a really cool experience to be so far away from any major cities and to just relax and take in the beautiful... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More

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11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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... More

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Additional Information about Portofino

Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel
Portofino Hotel San Pedro
Portofino San Pedro
Portofino Belize/San Pedro
Address: 6 Miles North | PO Box 36, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in San Pedro
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#9 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#15 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#20 Family Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Portofino 3*
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 
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