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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Quiet, small but just right. We had a great stay. People were very nice and helpful. Bugs ate me alive but they gave me meds and bug spray. It is too far to walk to town but rented a golf cart and made a day of it.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Renee,

It was our pleasure having you here with us.

Thanks a lot for your kind words.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This quaint, quiet, out of the way resort is absolutely charming. The staff were amazing and totally dedicated to your needs. I wish I could compliment with their names... Of the two very minor concerns we had - both were remedied before we even got back to the room! Continental breakfast was table service. Meals were terrific and served with personality! We had eaten in the dining room a few different tines and had room service later in the evening. You can also eat beachside or on the patios. The bartenders were a blast! We watched the Super Bowl with them!

It was a bit of a jaunt to get anywhere since we were pretty far north. San Pedro was a 15 minute boat ride or a six mile golf cart ride. For any of the mainland excursions (which were booked by our host and they were beyond words!) we flew in. Added a little to the price but given the distance it saved an hour on each end. Plus it was fun - I got to ride co-pilot twice!! We just made that part of the experience! I just bring this up in the event proximity to the mainland is important to you.

Not only the resort staff, but the people of Belize are so heartfelt and kind. The guests were of all ages and from multiple countries. The cabanas we stayed in are two side by side rooms but everyone was very respectful of each others privacy. I would highly recommend the Portofino if you want a balance of peace and quiet with some real culture of the country at your fingertips!

Room Tip: We had #4 - close enough to the bar / restaurant with a pool / beach view. Plus - it was close to the coffee by 6 am!! Not noisy at all.
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Christine,

Thanks again for choosing Portofino on your trip to Belize.

We really appreciate you taking time out to write us such an amazing review. Our entire team is very happy to know that you all had a great time with us.

Looking forward to hosting you again in the future.

Thanks,

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Our family of 5 was looking for a small, relaxed resort in Belize to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. Portofino Beach Resort was perfect for us! The staff was very friendly and helpful. If you go, look for Marcello at the bar--he will take good care of you. There were plenty of activities (snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, massage services, etc.) Mainly we just had fun relaxing. The weather was fantastic, plus no bugs. If you are Donald Trump this resort might not be fancy enough for you, however it was just what our family was looking for.

Room Tip: my favorite room of the 3 our family had was # 1
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

It was our pleasure having you and your family here with us.

Thanks a lot for your kind words.

Hope to see you all again on your next trip to Belize.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

usually pictures on a website look nicer than reality. in this case, the reality was better than the pictures. The staff is the most courteous and friendly i have encountered in a long time. everything, from the boat ride to the property to the meals, to the room was what i had hoped for. Extra bonus: the onsite dive shop! This is definitely a place i will recommend.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Alex,

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We appreciate it very much and are all very happy you enjoyed your time here from beginning to end.

Hoping to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

the staff at this resort were nothing but pleasant. With only a few cabanas the resort is small / uncrowned and Dutch owner and family on site. I arrived on my birthday and staff sang happy birthday to me when I was checking in.
Rooms in cabanas nice size( would recommend room 2) its on the beach facing water; not pool like other cabanas.
Food not fancy but made to order so it is fresh and they attempt to make presentation nice with a flower or a shape of a palm tree, for a nice touch.
Resort needs some paint in places and and there is no gym but if looking for a quiet place north of San Pedro I would recommend it.
Rent a golf cart right from resort and go to the truck stop for food and live music and to RoJo which can also be accessed by the resorts water taxi.
This resort has free wifi

Room Tip: Room 1 or 2 on beach face ocean not pool yet steps away from main building for food and drink
Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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PortofinoBZ, Manager at Portofino Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind review and recommendations.

We are delighted to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and appreciate your valuable feedback.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on your next stay with us.


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