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Portofino

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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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can't understand any of these negative reviews; we were thrilled by Portofino and would recommend to anyone staying on Ambergris. We almost stayed at X'tan Ha Resort -- which is close by, gets similar reviews for a little cheaper -- but after walking up the beach and checking out that resort, Portofino was DEFINITELY worth the extra cost. We... More

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent four nights at this resort with another couple. We stayed in a room adjacent to the pool. Perhaps the best way to start our disertation is with the positive aspects. The weather was great during our stay. Now we can talk about all the other things. The beaches are a public area and as such... More

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Londra
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Portofino resort is very pretty, and compared to some others we glimpsed during our few days on Ambergris, probably one of the best. The cabanas are nice and comfortable, and clean, with small issues (eg doors of the wardrobe stayed open, the curtain rail kept falling). The beach is small but a nice space to relax, yet the sea is... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 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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Indianapolis,IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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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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
Amenities:
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
#9 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#15 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#16 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#21 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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