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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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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my second time staying at Portofino in less than a year. Our trip was just a quick 4 day getaway for my birthday but it was excellent. I constantly see the staff working on the property, cleaning up or assisting customers. When we came back from a day trip, my room was decorated with balloons and there was... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In July 2015 we spend 8 night in the Portofino resort with our 3 (adult) children. Our experience with the hotel part was excellent - the experience with the restaurant part however was far below expectations (see later - and see separate restaurant review). Overall experience was average, mainly due to the bad restaurant experience. The good... Location is far... More 

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Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and spend nine days at Portofino on our honeymoon. As a result, we got a very good idea of what it does well...and where it needs to improve. Let's start with the good: 1. Portofino offers free transfers both to and from the San Pedro airport, which is probably where you will fly into. If you take the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Portofino was lovely and the rooms were very nice. Mo, the boat driver, was the best driver and riding with him was much smoother than the Coastal Xpress or other boats we were on. The only real negative about the hotel is its distance from town, and the limited amount of transfers they offer. If they were to offer a... More 

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El Paso County, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We were picked up from the airport, taken to the dock and transported via boat to the resort. Check-in was breezy with a drink and cool washcloth, bags were taken to our suite. The Orchid suite aka honeymoon suite and it's a bit odd that it's on top of another suite. As soon as we walked into the suite, we... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We absolutely loved Portofino. The accommodations were beautiful. Staff was incredible (Jovani and Raffi especially). Food was nice. Kayaks and bikes are available for guests. We kayaked to a snorkle spot about 15 minutes from the resort, which was amazing. Staff set up for a private dining experience for us on the beach, which was also amazing. We had a... More 

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Snellville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Portofino is a lovely resort, ocean front, 6 miles outside of San Pedro. Picked up by the boat at the water taxi and greeted with cool towels, cold drinks and smiles. We were in the VIP room which was absolutely beautiful. The grounds are well landscaped and kept up nicely. The foot washing basin outside of the rooms is a... More 

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Nijverdal, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We loved Portofino. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. One day we left at 5 a.m. for a daytrip to the Blue Hole and even then the cook served us a breakfast. The food in the restaurant is very tasty. I personally liked the most the appetizers and the tacos supreme. We stayed in the VIP suite, the room... More 

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PortofinoBelize, Owner at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Anouschka V, thank you so much for your nice review! It means a lot to us, and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! All our guests mean a lot to us, and therefore our staff always do their entire best to pamper you as much as they can. We are as well very happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We booked this trip and hotel site unseen with the guidance of Trip Advisor and the reviews we had read from guest's recent stay. Our stay turned out as planned and from the moment we were picked up by their boat at San Pedro our trip had officially started. We arrived at the dock of the resort and were greeted... More 

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PortofinoBelize, Owner at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Bob A, We are so happy and thankful that you decided to stay at Portofino Beach Resort, trough TripAdvisor. Your review means a lot to us, and we would like to say "Thank You"! Our entire staff works very hard, in making sure that our guests have a wonderful vacation, from te moment you arrive at Portofino. Belize is... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Loved Portofino! I always like to try out different places but if I were to return to the island, I'd actually be tempted to stay here again. The resort looks like a Caribbean paradise. We stayed in a bungalow which is the way to go. Very spacious, clean, super cute and right on the beach. And the soap butler service...... More 

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PortofinoBelize, Owner at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear ClarBear, we would like to thank you for staying with us and as well for your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you fully enjoyed our small boutique resort. Because your review means a lot to us, we will make sure to share your message with our manager and chef. Definitely we hope to see you again in... More 

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