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Portofino Beach Resort

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6 Miles North | PO Box 36, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our experience at the Portofino was decidedly mixed. Pluses: wonderful, gracious staff; the onsite dive/snorkel option is great; the guides are competent and can steer one away from the crowded spots; water is warm compared to Hawaii; one restaurant on the premises...however lots of options in town too (Waraguma, Neris) There is also a great chocolate shop w/fantastic brownies. It... More 

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British Isles
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very friendly relaxed hotel 6 miles north of San Pedro. Staff charming, helpful will do anything to help. We borrowed a kettle to make our own tea, and when asked for an iron ( as advertised available) it was not so they ironed our clothes for us. The place at times is a little chaotic so watch out for... More 

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Ellicott City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband Larry and I stayed at this resort last week, Jan 9-17, 2016. We enjoyed it very much and hope to return. The staff are all lovely and helpful, we especially enjoyed our dear waiter, Rafael. Also, Clinton's expertise in providing fishing and snorkeling expeditions helped make our trip really great. Almost every dish we ordered in the restaurant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon,such bliss. I have stayed in so many 5* hotels, this tops them all. We stayed in the jaguar suite which I highly recommend. It's such a secluded and intimate resort, we definitely want to come back here. We saw it as a time of relaxing so didn't take part in the many... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a clean and comfortable resort dotting the heavily-resort-occupied island of San Pedro. It's not the highest of luxury, but it is a lovely experience with a great pool, access to ocean activities (snorkeling, diving, etc) and comfortable rooms. The restaurant food was good but not exceptional and very overpriced (each meal is on average $30-40 USD per person;... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a lovely place to kick back for the Christmas holiday. It isn't particularly high end, but it is clean and pretty well maintained. The grounds are kept very well, and the public areas are as well. The pool area was a great place to hang out and so refreshing. The rooms are as pictured, and spacious enough. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The people, the rooms and the food were outstanding. The pool was only fair, no spa. There is not much of a beach in all the parts of Belize I saw. The internet service is sporactic and poor, but they do have it. TV was excellent. Phone is non existent unless you have special equipment. The cost for food and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Located in the rather touristy and rather resort-choked island of San Pedro in Belize, the Portofino is actually a pretty good spot to get away from all that while still giving you access to the shops and activity, if one so chooses. We selected the treehouse unit, which is really just a second story unit. But it offers a really... More 

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Eastchester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I want to write a long review to tell you about the awesomeness that is Portofino. But I'm going to put it short and simple. My boyfriend and I went there as a summer vacation for my college graduation. We had never been to Belize before and heard great things about Portofino so we decided to book it. We were... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Thank you to all the staff. Marco, Jennifer, Juan,Giovanni,Raul and Action Divers!!! What a week of paradise you guys gave us!! I would not stay anywhere else!!! The place was clean, food was great and inexpensive, WIFI worked, and Staff was more than helpful. Thanks again for working the week of Christmas to give my husband and I a vacation... More 

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