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“Awesome villas!” 4 of 5 stars
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Los Porticos Villas
Placencia Road, Placencia, Belize   |  
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Certificate of Excellence
Idaho
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122 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Awesome villas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

If there were half stars I would give this a 3.5 star.
We had a wonderful time at these condos. Our 2 bdrm, 2.5 bath condo was huge, with sea and pool view. There was so much room to move around for 2 couples. Loved the large patio with loungers. The staff at pool bar very nice and enjoyed talking to them. The large kitchen was nice for preparing snacks and cooking breakfast. Plenty of pots and pans available.

The big complaint I have is the very limited housekeeping. I understand no one needs to wash our breakfast dishes. There is a dishwasher, so no problem. But nobody came one day, the floors, were never cleaned for 5 days stay, so mud and sand all over at the end. We had no clean towels for days and then when she took them, instead of bringing new ones they were put in the washing machine without telling anyone. We found them a day later, and put in dryer so we actually had towels then! We were told by the property manager that tipping the cleaning staff is a nice thing to do, which we did, but I'm not sure for what.

Would go back but with a stipulation that we would have more attentiveness to the cleaning situation.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I left snowy cold Calgary to spend 6 months in Belize to see if I would want to invest in property here some day and Los Porticos was my first stop - AND I ended up staying 3 months at this lovely property, I originally booked for a month. Obviously, if I spent 3 months here, I must have really liked it! Where to start! It is located near the airport but yet planes going in and out are rarely heard but it so convenient. The property is located right on the beach and the grounds are kept immaculately, the flowers along the paths are breath taking. The ocean is warm and snorkelling is abundant right in front of the property. I had the privilege of staying in 3 different rental properties, all having there own unique qualities. 5B is a smaller unit in the back, very private and very quaint. You could hear the birds every morning as it is located near lots of trees. The next unit is 6C, my favorite part about this unit is waking up in the beautiful master bedroom looking out the french doors and seeing the sunrise. Spectacular! The deck is huge and the view is amazing, the gardens, pool and ocean a great place to enjoy your breakfast. It is on the second balcony so you get a beautiful breeze, I never used the AC once. The last location was 1A and this is a beautiful spacious unit right on the ocean. My view on the deck looked over the infinity pool, through some palm trees and right to the sea, steps away. I fell asleep to the sound of the ocean lapping up against the shore. All the units are so spacious and come with all the amentities. The village is a short trip away, many units come with bikes or they are available to rent. I love that this location is away from the town as you get a true tropical experience. I can not say enough good things about Los Porticos. Barry & Val the property managers are the best, they are there to help make your stay the best. Their staff are wonderful and friendly, always greeting you with a smile. I easily rented a car and took some trips to the ruins, the zoo, the iguana project, hiking and trips to other communities. Also, a yoga studio opened up 5 minutes away, with a great teacher, Agnes. I highly recommend staying here, it is an absolute treasure. I had family & friends come and they are going to come back again. We are even considering investing in one of the units here! Thank you for the wonderful stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

OUr family of 5 adults spent two weeks at Los Porticos Villas over Xmas and New Year. We stayed in unit 7C which overlooks the pool and the sea. We couldn't believe how close to the water we were. The condo was perfect and had everything we needed - all in very good repair.
We thoroughly enjoyed lounging and eating on our terrace with lovely views of the flowers, palm trees and blue Caribbean. The beach at Los Porticos was FABULOUS! Great sand, warm water and very private. The snorkeling out front was great, too, and one fellow even caught a few lobsters there. WE walked into town along the beach or rode bikes along the main road. Placencia is a vibrant and friendly village with fabulous restaurants, bars, cafes and fresh markets, grocery stores. Val and Barry, the managers were very helpful and accommodating in every way. Los Porticos beats all-inclusives hands down. You have so much privacy here. We can't wait to go back. We would recommend this place to anyone who loves an uncrowded beach, great swimming, views of the sea and gardens, likes to relax in a luxurious environment.

Room Tip: For privacy and great views of the sea and pool, choose 7C
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  • Stayed December 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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Our family, 2 adults, 2 kids and a grandma, spent almost 2 weeks at Los Porticos and loved every minute of it. Having been to a variety of tropical beach destinations, this was by far the most enjoyable. The beach was much nicer than the Riviera Maya and we could snorkel right off the beach. The villa (8D) was spacious, beautiful, and had an incredible view. In fact, the pictures on the website hardly do it justice. The managers were extremely helpful and friendly. They were able to book any tour for us, including one that hadn't been requested before, and I would strongly recommend using the snorkel guide they provide rather than through the groups/shops downtown. Placencia was a perfect distance from the villa. Close enough for everything, far enough that you never heard a sound. (While you're there eat at J.Dee's! Had lobster there every night until they ran out on account of us)
Highly recommend anyone going to Placencia to stay at Los Porticos!

Room Tip: The ocean front villas are worth every penny!
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  • Stayed December 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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Regina, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We just returned from a fabulous vacation in Placencia, Belize. During our vacation we enjoyed our stay in a beachfront condo (Villa 2D) at Los Porticos Villas. The condo had a spacious verandah with a spectacular view of the ocean and pool area. The kitchen is well equipped with cookware, toaster, coffee maker, blender, etc. as well as a refridgerator with filtered water and ice machine. It had two bedrooms with queen beds each with their own ensuite along with a half bathroom located off the kitchen. A washer/dryer and a safe for you to store valuables were located in a hallway closet. We received ight housekeeping every day and clean towels every other day - beach towels are also provided. The grounds are well manicured and beautfully landscapted with numerous palm trees and tropical plants. It boasts a gorgeous sandy beach which is raked daily.

The property management at Los Porticos Villas are fantastic. They were always eager to please and very helpful in answering all of our questions. Barry arranged our Tropic Air flights from Belize City to Placencia and ensured someone met us at the Placencia airstrip to greet us and bring us to Los Porticos. Mariam at the front desk arranged our excursions and Franko at the swim-up bar was very ntertaining and served us refreshing cocktails and ice cold Belikin beer. Drinks at the pool bar are resonably priced and the cost is added to your room.

Los Porticos is in an excellent location and we did not find it necessary to rent a vehicle during our stay.We had access to two bikes in our condo which we would use to go into the village during hte day and in the evening we would take a taxi. Sam was wonderful and it felt like he was our own personal taxi. It only took him a few minutes to pick us up from the time we called and it only costs $10 USD (roundtrip) for two people to go from Los Porticos to the village and back. Every evening we would go to the village for dinner and we ate at a different restaurant every night. The food is amazing and have no complaints. The people in Belize are very friendly and we felt safe walking around the village after dark.

We had a wonderful vacation in Belize and would certainly recommend staying at Los Porticos Villas. The area is peaceful and relaxing, yet close enough to the vilage if you're looking for a night out.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

My friends and I normally travel around the holidays and decided to go to Placencia, Belize. After looking at a number of properties, we settled on Los Porticos. From the very start, the building management was wonderful to deal with in setting up our stay, answering all of our questions and providing super helpful travel advice when they found out we were driving from Belize City. Barry and Gayone were both fantastic when we got there - helping us settle in and arranging trips for snorkeling and a guided trip to Monkey River.

The villa we rented was right on the beach, had a private pool area, was well stocked with anything we needed, immaculate and had cleaning service daily. In all it was a wonderful experience. You really won't be disappointed if you stay here!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Our family just spent a week at Los Porticos Villas and had a grand time. We stayed in "1C", a second floor unit right on the beach. Besides gorgeous views, another advantage of being upstairs was the ocean breeze. The windows and patio doors were left open during our entire stay--no need for A/C! We did not have a car during this stay and took advantage of the airport's proximity to walk (~10 minutes) to/from Los Porticos on arrival and departure. There were four bicycles available for our use in 1C, but it's not clear how many other units have such an option. The bikes were certainly convenient to explore the area and get into town.

We did rent a car for one day trip and had a great experience with Ian and Megs at "Barefoot Services" (again a short walk from Los Porticos).

The grounds were well kept and the beach was lovely.

Room Tip: I really liked the breeze afforded by second floor beachside unit; falling asleep to the sound of wa...
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  • Stayed November 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
    • 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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