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Denver, CO
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Portofino is a wonderful little resort on Ambergris Caye. It doesn't have a ton of rooms, and that is a good thing. What it does have is tons of charm, great island flavor, and an excellent staff! The setting is gorgeous, and they offer almost everything you need for your trip- from diving and snorkeling to golf carts and bikes...

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our visit to Belize - reason why we booked this resort for our 9 night stay in Ambergris Caye- so disappointed - highly overpriced, terrible value for money. 1 - daily complimentary boat ride to San Pedro which they advertise - non-existent or rather at 6 am (!!!!) - alternative water taxi st 30 bucks PP 2 - VIP...

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

Hi Margarida, Thank you for your review and your most honest opinion about Portofino, it was indeed as expected. Our resort is located 6 miles from town and upon check in our guests are always informed that we offer complimentary boat runs into town but this is based on our arrival and departures going out each day. This is posted...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for a week in January. We had a Tree Top Suite which was well appointed, comfortable and was huge. A balcony complete with loungers and a hammock completed the comforts. The restaurant was very good with lots of choice of dishes, including vegetarian options for my wife: the chef even made a special meal one...

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

Hello David, It was a pleasure having you with us last month, thank you for the wonderful review of Portofino and our Restaurant, we truly appreciate it. We are truly thankful to our great staff who are always the highlight of our guest's experience. Thank you once more and we hope to have you visit us again sometimes in the...

Belize
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed 2 nights at Portofino Resort and we were wowed! We have always heard great things about this place and finally gave it a visit. We rented a cart in town and drove up- Approximately 25/30 minutes, but the resort can arrange for your pick up from the local water taxi or Tropic/Maya Air. 4 miles...

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at the beach mansion at Portofino for week in early January and we loved our stay. The resort is small (just 17 bungalows) so there is never a crowd. The room was lovely and all the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We had great a/c and the windows faced the beach. The wifi was fine for the...

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

Hello Natalie, It was indeed a pleasure having you here with us at Portofino and thank you for your wonderful review. We believe our staff are our biggest asset and make the stay here at the resort a very memorable and pleasant one. We always try so hard to match our guests with our resort and hence that is a...

Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Loved it! Staff were wonderful! Loved the resort! Plan to go back! The food was good. Snorkeling, fishing and just relaxing. Water was beautiful greens and blues. The rooms were simple, nothing fancy but had everything we needed. Did I say the staff were wonderful!!

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California
Reviewed January 13, 2017

I really wanted to like this place... And to be honest I didn't have a choice, I booked late and this was the last room on the Caye.. The receptionist, and the Operations Manager were the only reason I'm being nice, they did their best to accommodate me after having a poor experience with their 3rd party Dive Shop and...

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

Dear Mr. Degarimore, We are truly sorry to receive your review and the Resort was very aware of your complaints about our Dive Shop at the Golf Rental issues with the same Dive Shop owner. As you were informed the Dive Shop and Golf Cart Services are both independently owned but it is always of utmost importance that the level...

Reviewed January 10, 2017

We loved it! The food was great! Our room, the upper mansion was perfect for our family and the staff was wonderful! Stephanie went above and beyond in helping us with our planning. Thanks to her our we had a great snorkel trip, golf cart, and flight back to Belize.

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Hello Michelle, It was indeed a pleasure having you and your family here with us, hopefully you are able to visit us again in the not so distant future!

Eastvale, California
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

If you want a quiet relaxing vacation come here. The staff is wonderful, the food was great, and you cannot beat the location. We read books on the beach every day and fully relaxed. We would definitely go back!

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed January 1, 2017

Just to confirm this was the best place to stay in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye we traveled up and down the beach and there wasn't another place like it. We stayed there over the Christmas Holiday and they had special meals. The staff was very friendly and helpful on deciding what activities to do; like snorkeling, diving, and just renting...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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: $250 - $411 (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:
#7 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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“Best room- Upper Mansion- entire 2nd floor-private veranda best view on the beach- full kitchen and living room”
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 of 5 bubbles hoghey, 2 days ago | Read review
“All rooms are great - it's down to budget, really”
 of 5 bubbles DavidG990, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Toucan room was very peaceful ad quite! Away from the pool and the common areas.”
 of 5 bubbles , 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Beach Cabana is the way to go for a couple”
 of 5 bubbles terrysul, Jan 1, 2017 | Read review
“our room was beach front, but the other rooms that were around the pool were just as beautiful. all rooms are just steps from the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles flyboyMinnetonka, Dec 20, 2016 | Read review
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