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Portofino Beach Resort

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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast included
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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My husband and I decided to drive to downtown and get something to eat, but notice this resort had a restaurant. So we decided to eat here. The service was awesome. He was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was awesome! And the atmosphere is pretty laid back and love the view
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Upon arrival at Portofino, after a 20 hour journey, slightly blurry eyed, the check in was pleasant. We had a warm reception and we’re shown to our room, which was nice. The following day, after getting our bearings, you noticed how tired looking the hotel is. Thankfully, the
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Response from PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Mr. Barry, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us at Portofino Beach Resort. It is through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain our quality and excellence. Our new management team is working very diligently in keeping our rooms and grounds to a high standard and developing our amenities throughout the year. Last year was a very productive year in development at Portofino as we’ve invested in an entire electrical & plumbing upgrade, room renovations, new furniture, fire & safety projects, etc. Unfortunately, we had to reschedule the renovation of the pool as we started to overflow with bookings. Great news now though! We already schedule dates in September for a full renovation of our pool. Look at our website for GREAT offers during this time which has already been published announcing the closure of the pool. We notice from your guest feedback comments that you did enjoy your meals and the friendly service at the resort. Thank you. The Sargassum has impacted the Caribbean, Yucatan Peninsula & Central America. It is a natural phenomenon that has lasted a little longer than usual. While this is not the case every day, we do try our best to hire extra people to clean the beach. The sargassum has physically impacted our beaches on the island. However, the owners are now investing in reclaiming our beach and will make it as beautiful as it was before the Sargassum! We pride ourselves in customer service excellence and go above and beyond the call of duty for our guests. Hence, we are very disappointed that one of our bartenders treated you differently. That is unacceptable and there is no excuse. Whilst an apology will regrettably not alter the outcome of your experience on this occasion, I do extend it will all sincerity. Thank you once more and wish you and your lovely wife safe travel further. Management
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We changed our plans last minute and decided to stay in San Pedro rather than another city in Belize. Luckily, we were able to get a room at the Portofino Beach Resort. It was a little off the beaten path, but it was so worth it once we got there! The property was absolutely
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Response from PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time out to write us this review. Your positive comments are really appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back. Management
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We arrived in Belize City after the usual delays and hassles with air travel. Immediately we were taken to a gate for a puddle-jumper flight on Tropic Air to San Pedro, then a taxi to a dock where a fast water taxi took us up the coast to Portofino Resort. All went off like
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Response from PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Dave, It was our pleasure having you here with us. I would like to thank you for taking the time out to write us such a detailed review. Our entire team is very pleased to know that you enjoyed your time here with us. Looking forward to hosting you again in the near future! Management
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The resort itself is very nice. Staff was friendly, met the owner. Nice pool, on the water. You could just walk right in if you wanted. Food and drinks are reasonably priced, nice selection and specials for the dining. Only strike I give the place is the road in. We rented
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Response from PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort
Responded 1 week ago
It was a pleasure having you here with us. Thank you for taking time out to write us this review and for your positive feedback. Looking forward to having you again in the future...hopefully the road will be better by then. Management
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Portofino will pick you up from San Pedro and take you back the day you depart. The fee to take the water taxi from Belize City to Ambergris Caye is $11 UsD per person.
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Hi Janet, at Portofino all our rooms have hair dryers. However if you like to bring your personal one with you, you are welcome to do so. All room outlets are 110 volts and 60 Hertz, which is the same as the US. So in case your dryer, computer, etc might be different, we suggest that you bring an adapter. Hope this helps and wishing you a fantastic day!
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Do you have a workout room?
No, there is not. But the beach is walkable. You could do yoga on the beach.
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They have trips right off their dock or can help you find a trip in town. Take their advice. No hair dryer adapters needed.
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"With four adults, two units in one cabana worked perfectly for us."
"Take the Lower Mansion if you have 4 people. It is very close to the beach, great views out the front, beautiful big front porch."
"rooms all face the water and won't be disappointed"
"You wake to an amazing view from Cabanas"
"All the beach cabanas are great for a couple. The mansions were nice with a full kitchen for more than 2."
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PRICE RANGE
US$266 - US$474 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
portofino hotel san pedroportofino san pedro
LOCATION
BelizeBelize CayesAmbergris CayeSan Pedro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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