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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a nice stay in the Resort. The pool is really nice and they offer a great deal of activities, like diving. The rooms are neath and the people are very friendly. Very recommendable. They have a great view from the rooms on the ocean and provide nice food, like seafood.

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Newark, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our stay, especially enjoyed our day trips- snorkeling at Mexican Rocks (our favorite), Hol Chan and Shark Ray ally, and exploring the island. It's definetly worth renting a golf cart and finding secret beach.

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Fellbach, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had great experiences with all accommodations along our trip in Belize and where looking forward to last "highlight" at Portofino. We payed around 800 US$ for 4 nights. Which is by itself quiet an amount if you consider a country with 2 US$ per hour minimum wage. Please don't get me wrong. I'm willing to pay such a... More 

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

Dear Emerschitzk We are sorry to hear about your experience and disappointment in your stay at our resort. We pride ourselves on being a very relaxed and relaxing destination offering our guests a great island experience. It is true that Belize in general, and Ambergris Caye in particular, is more expensive than many places in Central America but Portofino, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found Portofino to be an excellent place to stay in Ambergris Caye. I arrived with my 15 year old nephew (his first trip out of the US) less than a week after they were hit with Hurricane Earl. Yes there was some damage but the hotel did a great job of cleaning up and were working to clear the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

AMAZING!!! The hotel staff's attention, service (particularly Reese and Dorcas), and the details put into making a visitor feel at home was beyond what I would have imagined. Beautiful property. Seaweed would accumulate at shore every few hours but it was constantly taken care of. The resort's restaurant was great. Must book trips with Ricardo and Marco. They not only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Portofino belize can be reached only by boat. It is 6 miles from San Pedro, takes about 15 minute boat ride provided by resort daily, last boat being 6:30, but you can purchase a boat ride back on your own for $18 us pp for a night out in town. We stayed here last summer with an upgraded upper deck... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a perfect place to stay while in Ambergris Caye. The beach is beautiful and the entire resort is clean. The food is nicely priced and there was not one thing we did not enjoy on the menu. Staff are friendly and accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

My husband and I just got back from 9 days at the Portofino, and we already cannot wait to go back! His birthday and our anniversary. This place is first class all the way. Service was on point, 5 star treatment without the price. We were picked up at the water taxi area, and then transferred up to the resort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did not stay at the hotel, but it was recommended to us for dinner. The Portofino boat picked us up from our dock, drove us to the hotel and waited for us to finish dinner for our ride home. We sat at a two person table lit by candlelight. Very romantic. The food was delicious (a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The staff were great, greeting us at the plane, then taking us by skiff to the resort. Calling it a resort was a stretch, as it's a pool, stunning rooms/suites, and am inside/outside lounge/restaurant. BUT, that said, we weren't looking for more. We were able to book side trips/attractions if we wanted. We did book a fishing excursion, which was... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Portofino Beach Resort

Address: 6 Miles North | PO Box 36, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Price Range: $197 - $413 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portofino Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Portofino Hotel San Pedro
Portofino San Pedro
Portofino Beach Resort Belize/San Pedro
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in San Pedro
#9 Business Hotel in San Pedro
#13 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#18 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#21 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#23 Family Hotel in San Pedro
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