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“The Best In Placencia!” 5 of 5 stars
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Los Porticos Villas
Placencia Road, Placencia, Belize   |  
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Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“The Best In Placencia!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

We stayed 5 nights in a 2 bedroom condo that are very large and comfortable. The property is very well maintained with lush landscaping, beautiful flowering plants and trees. We loved the saltwater pool and and the staff was an excellent!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

My husband and I were stunned that our advertised "garden view condo" only had views of another unit's bathroom and the parking lot. This strongly affected our stay because we booked and paid for what we thought was a beachfront property with lush vegetation. We might as well have been at a cheaper hotel inland for the kind of view we had. We politely asked to move rooms, which were available. The manager quickly became belligerent and said that is what we get for the price we paid. At nearly 250USD per night we thought this was an insult.
We witnessed the manager being hostile with a maid, which only further reflected on the manner in which he spoke to my husband.
Perhaps they treat you differently when you purchase a condo, but I would never give business to them again, nor recommend them to anyone.

Room Tip: Make certain you don't get the condo facing another unit's bathroom. Manager is very rude a...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Valerie S, Manager at Los Porticos Villas, responded to this review, May 31, 2012
We rarely if ever respond to comments as everyone is entitled to their opinion however we found yours most disturbing. You had mentioned that you stayed at the “garden view condo”, although we are not certain when because after going back in our records for the past 6 months since I arrived here we have no guests registered from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At any rate the Garden View Condo does not rent out at $250US in high or low season, it does not rent out at this level as it does not have the views of the Ocean View or Ocean Front Villas it is priced accordingly at below $190US for a two bedroom condo.

I am very upset by your comments of rudeness and belligerence on my part, in my over 30 years in the Hospitality Industry I have never been rude/belligerent to a guest or to an employee. The accolades (some on this site) that I have received over the years and my long term staff are a testament to this. I am also not responsible for sales of the units nor do I get commission for sales, so I am confused by your comment regarding the selling of units.

Ultimately I am sorry that you did not enjoy your time at Los Porticos Villas and we certainly hope that you will find what you are looking for in your future travels….good luck in your travels!
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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

We stayed in 3D oceanview condo for 10 days in April, 2012 and loved it! The complex is beautiful, with a great pool and clean garden area, wonderful beach, and friendly, helpful staff. Our unit was great, two airconditioned bedrooms and bathrooms, large veranda overlooking the pool area with ocean view and spacious, neat interior. There were a few drawbacks one should be aware of. The kitchen was poorly stocked and had cheap pots and pans that were downright dangerous. Most did not have heat resistant handles, so you had to always remember to use a cloth or get burned. Despite the unit being designed for four or more people, outside furniture was only designed for two people, making eating outside poor. There was also no phone, which meant any plans to take a taxi to town, or contact any tour operator had to be arranged with the office before 5PM. If you have your own golf cart and do not plan to do any cooking, it would be excellent. Not complaining too much though. We loved it and it was very relaxing.
Also did not get clean towels for days because we were not made aware that they only get replaced if they are left on the ground. We were too neat I suppose. Just a heads up.

Room Tip: 3D has a great view but some other units have a telephone and are set up better for 4 people.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We recently spent 5 days in unit 1C at Los Porticos Villas and loved it! Our two young children loved the location - right on (essentially) a private beach with calm, warm, reef protected waters. As an added benefit, because the unit is literally ocean front, the steady ocean breezes made air conditioning unnecessary.

As for the unit itself, it was spacious and comfortable and the photos, if anything, did not accurately convey just how amazing the views were! The kitchen was handy for breakfasts, there was an outdoor barbecue and the grounds crew was willing to serve up fresh green coconuts by request!

As an added bonus, the onsite manager (Barry) was a great resource - helping with everything from finding bikes and life vests that would actually fit my kids to offering tips on places to eat, etc.

Would definitely recommend this unit without hesitation!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Every December we travel with our friends to exotic destinations and we try to beat our own vacation experience each year. We have travelled to puerta vallerta, jamaica, egypt, and last december we picked Belize. With much research and effort we picked Los porticos villas at Placencia village. It is a very private resort. The villas are luxurious, roomy and well equipped. The cleaning service is excellent.The landscape is tastefully done with coconut palms and hibiscus bushes to give you a tropical flavor. our villa offered us wonderful views of the caribbean sea. The beach is amazingly flat, the waters very inviting.it was awesome to sit out on the beach at night and gaze at the stars and the moon while the waves lashed on the shores tirelessly and then to be able to walk right back into your villa for a restful night's sleep. Mr Barry , the estate manager was very friendly and enthusiastic. He gave us valuable tips for sight-seeing and never ceased to smile. The placencia village is accessible by car or by the bicycle. The farmers market offers luscious fruits and vegetables. Mr Barry arranged for The jungle walk and river tubing, visit to the mayan ruins and The monkey river cruise. I strongly recommend Belize and Los porticos villas as your next vacation destination. It was indeed a very relaxing vacation.

Room Tip: beach-front villa.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

While in Placencia area, we stayed at Los Porticos Villas, a leisurely walk north of the village of Placencia and near the airport. The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. Los Portocos gardens and beach are beautiful.

Mr. Barry and Miss Mariam were both wonderful and took a genuine interest ensuring that we had an enjoyable stay. The manager encouraged us to freely explore Placencia village and we did. We walked to town daily and took a taxi home only when dark. They also arranged two tours for us. For both trips the guide/captain met us in the lobby and the boat was waiting a few steps away across the street on the lagoon side marina. Los Porticos looks out the Atlantic Ocean side of the peninsula. Monkey River and Medicine Jungle Walk day trip and the Snorkel/picnic tour were each very different and both fabulous. We paid more because we didn't have the minimum number of people and the extra attention we received was well worth it. We'll always remember our visit.
Susan & Warren
Canada

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

The staff was very friendly and accommodating, they took excellent care of us! The condo was roomy, peaceful and relaxing, even during the evening thunderstorms. The location was spectacular. Close enough to town to get there easily, but not in town. The beach was nicely groomed every day. We would highly recommend Los Porticos!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Los Porticos Villas

Address: Placencia Road, Placencia, Belize
Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Placencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Los Porticos Villas is located on 3 acres of beautiful garden space. Some will remember this location to be Miss Kitty’s from long ago or perhaps SAKS Placencia. Los Porticos Villas is something entirely new! Welcome to Los Porticos Villas, a beautiful Condo Villa Resort on the Caribbean sea in beautiful Belize. Los Porticos is located on one of the best beaches in Placencia and nestled in tropical garden setting. We are one of the newest Luxury Condo Resorts to open its doors in Placencia, Belize with exciting vacation specials and great accommodation options to allow you an amazing vacation experience. With our ideal location just a mile out of town, far enough for serenity and relaxation but still close enough to explore the village, restaurants, bars and shops. Our Luxury Condo Villas in Belize are well appointed with luxury furnishing, spacious rooms and dwelling areas and all the amenities for a perfect Belize family vacation. We offer Ocean Front, Ocean View and Garden View Villas. ... more   less 
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Los Porticos Villas Belize/Placencia

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