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Villas El Rancho Green Resort
Ranked #16 of 80 Hotels in Mazatlan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 May 2009

El Rancho is a wonderful family place, that's great for relaxing. The beach is very beautiful, and I also really love the gardens. The staff also are very helpful. Honestly, I've been going for years, and I really love this place.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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ElRanchoMzt, Guest Relations Manager at Villas El Rancho Green Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2009

Dear BetoBips,

We're delighted to know that you and your family really enjoy your vacations at El Rancho. Your enjoyment is the reason that we exist, and we'll continue to work to maintain everything that makes El Rancho wonderful, and make it even better!

Sincerely,
Larry Flathmann
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 18 May 2009

We have been vacationing at El Rancho for about 18 years and love it more every year. It is a small intimate property situated on the beach. The two storey two bedroom two bathroom units are like home. The full kitchens means you can just relax and not worry about going out for all meals though the restaurant on site is a good one. Were it not for the great facilities and ambience at El Rancho I doubt we would go back to Mazatlan every year. We have investigated many other options there and El Rancho tops them all. The sunsets from t he sea wall are spectacular. The regular bus service picks you up right out front, is inexpensive and fast. No need for a car to get around. This is a must stay here kind of place.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with family
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ElRanchoMzt, Guest Relations Manager at Villas El Rancho Green Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2009

Dear JacksonHole_9,

Thank you for your very gracious review. It’s so wonderful to have guests like you as part of our family!

It really makes us glad to know that you really enjoy our villas, and the ambience of El Rancho. We will continue to work hard to make sure that El Rancho is a place where you can come and relax and enjoy the beach while feeling totally at home, and also have access to all the attractions of Mazatlan.

Thank you again! We’re honored that you’ve put us on the top of your list for Mazatlan, and we’re committed to maintaining and improving El Rancho so we can stay there!

Sincerely,
Larry Flathmann
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 8 April 2009

El Rancho is the favorite place for me to go to to rest, play, and get lots of sun. The resort is amazing, clean and the staff are second to none. There is an excellent restaurant and bar with lots of choices. The villas are clean, comfortable and quiet. I highly recommend this resort!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with friends
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ElRanchoMzt, Guest Relations Manager at Villas El Rancho Green Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2009

Dear Luannelw,

We’re really honored that you’ve chosen El Rancho as your preference for vacations! Thank you!

We take your enjoyment very seriously and promise to maintain the special atmosphere at El Rancho that you’ve come to love – including our villas, our staff, and our restaurant.

We look forward to providing you many more fun and restful vacations!

Sincerely,
Larry Flathmann

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Reviewed 13 March 2009

The gorgeous & excelent atmosphere at Villa Del Ranco was nicw relaxing and very roomy. The sunsets were beautiful couldn't believe my eyes! Will highly recommend to others visiting Mazatlan. Is the most Beautiful, peaceful, comfortable, and the rigt place to be with your family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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ElRanchoMzt, Guest Relations Manager at Villas El Rancho Green Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2009

Dear Visits86,

It sounds like you love Mazatlan and El Rancho as much as we do! Thank you for sharing your comments!

We’re so glad that you enjoyed your vacation with us! What really motivates us is to know that we’re providing the right place for our guests and their families to be together and to relax.

Come back soon! We look forward to seeing you again!

Sincerely,
Larry Flathmann

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Reviewed 13 March 2009

We really enjoyed this place in 2007 and we went back in 2008. We found that the staff was very attentive and really focused on our needs. Its was not a frilly type hotel but what is lacked in frills it more than made up in how the staff treated us. I have not found that type of customer service in the states. The front office staff, the bartenders, the maids, the staff in the restaurant, and Horcaio made our stay great in 2007 and in 2008 was no different. We have recommended El Rancho to our friends and family. Its a family oriented place and the other guests were friendly too. It was great walking out the back door to the beach. We look forward to visting again

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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ElRanchoMzt, Guest Relations Manager at Villas El Rancho Green Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2009

Dear Traveler5001,

Thank you so much for your encouraging words! Our staff really enjoys taking care of our guests, and it means the world to them to hear that you really appreciated their efforts!

We’re really glad that you enjoyed your vacation with us, and we thank you for recommending us. As you say, we don’t offer a lot of frills, but we will continue to offer the simple pleasures of direct access to the beach (as you said, being able to step right out the patio door onto the beach), a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, and great service!

We look forward to the next visit from you and your family!

Sincerely,
Larry Flathmann

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Reviewed 11 March 2009

We are timeshare owners and usually make the trip once a year, every June. We like the small and quiet resort, it isn't a large, busy place like some of the surrounding resorts. The trip to town is easy and inexpensive and the buses come by frequently. The quality of the food in the restaurant is very good, staff is friendly, and the grounds are very well kept. While there have been high rises (15 stories or so) constructed on both sides of the property, they are relatively quiet. We eat at the resort restaurant while we are there as well as hit the restaurants downtown and at the nearby resorts. The food is very good at Torres Mazatlan, a short walk up the beach so it is nice having some variety close by. The units are ownership not timeshare and are rarely occupied while we are there. They don't obstruct the view of the ocean or beach which is where we spend most of our time. Now that the construction is complete it is very quiet on the El Rancho grounds. In the past the bookkeeping practices have been haphazard and frustrating, but seem to be improving a little bit. They still need some work. While we have experienced difficulty with the bookkeeping, we haven't had any trouble getting into our villa and having staff straighten out the payment issues, but it has been frustrating dealing with the same bookkeeping errors every year. One of my co-workers used our membership to take her family for a week and they had a very good time. I have recommended the resort to several friends. If you are looking for a polished, Cabo San Lucas style resort this isn't it. This is a quiet, relaxing, slow paced vacation spot. I'm looking forward to our time this June.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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ElRanchoMzt, Guest Relations Manager at Villas El Rancho Green Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2009

Dear FishinDaveCalifornia,

Thank you very much for sharing your comments. It’s great to have members like you who appreciate the unique value that we offer, and you did a great job of capturing the atmosphere of El Rancho!

We’re very glad that you enjoy the laid-back, quiet, slow paced nature of our resort. Our goal is to preserve that atmosphere so that each of our guests can escape from the break-neck pace of life almost everywhere else, and we choose that over being “polished” or offering a lot of activities.

I’m also pleased to hear that you enjoy our restaurant, “La Fonda.” We’re glad to be one of the few restaurants to offer quality dining out in the New Mazatlan area.

We are committed to improving the billing and accounting processes for our members. We have developed and implemented a new integrated database and accounting system in order to provide better service to our members, and we are also constantly developing the skills of the staff in our Members Service department. If you continue to have any problems with your billing or reservations, please contact us so that we can work the wrinkles out of our new system.

It’s great that you’re taking advantage of your membership, and sharing it with others! We’re really proud of our membership, which offers such flexibility both in dates for reservations as well as use by others.

We look forward to seeing you again soon on your next visit!

Sincerely,
Larry Flathmann

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Reviewed 10 March 2009

Our family stayed at El Rancho for a week long winter vacation getaway in mid-February 2009. We have four children ranging in age from 8 to 16 and the spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath villas with full kitchens, dining table and sitting area suited our needs perfectly. The resort's location direclty on a beautiful and uncrowded stretch of beach was one of the features that attracted us to El Rancho. We enjoyed lounging by the pool, walks on the beach and watching the spectacular sunsets every evening. The staff at El Rancho is very friendly and made us feel right at home. The only disadvantage of staying here is the need to take buses or taxis to get to most restaurants, shops and attractions in the Zona Dorado, and the even further distance to the old town of Mazatlan, however the slower pace and uncrowded beaches made up for the slightly longer commute into town. Be aware, however, that there is quite a bit of high rise condominium and hotel construction going on in this area, so the relative solitude of El Rancho may not last for long! We would definitely recommend El Rancho for anyone seeking a comfortable, family-friendly place to stay in Mazatlan at a good value.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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ElRanchoMzt, Guest Relations Manager at Villas El Rancho Green Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2009

Dear Briantand,

I’m delighted to hear that El Rancho met your needs so well! The owner and architect of El Rancho, Otto Schott, who places great value on family, designed the resort and the villas with families in mind. That’s why the villas accommodate 6 people comfortably, not only with enough beds, but with space and furnishings that allow you to enjoy your time together while on vacation.

I’m also very glad to hear that you enjoyed our relaxing atmosphere and our fantastic beach. It sounds like you took full advantage of it, which is great! We are very glad that we can offer our guests access to such a beautiful and uncrowded facet of nature. We’re also very proud of the quality of our staff, and they will be delighted to hear that you were pleased!

It’s good that you point out that we are a little separated from the Zona Dorada and the Historic Downtown of Mazatlan. We want people to understand that is a tradeoff, and if they want to be in the middle of the action, El Rancho is not the ideal. But we love being a little distance away – it allows us to offer our guests an uncrowded beach and a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, which no hotel in the Golden Zone could ever offer.

As for the construction going on in our area, we are committed to maintaining our resort with its small size and limited number of villas so that our guests can enjoy an atmosphere of quiet solitude even if there are high rise towers next to us. Thankfully the developments in our area are full-time condos, not hotels or time-shares, so the beach remains uncrowded and free of vendors.

It sounds like you have a very precious family, and we sincerely appreciate your recommendation!

Sincerely,
Larry Flathmann

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Additional Information about Villas El Rancho Green Resort

Address: Avenida Sabalo-Cerritos 3170, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Mazatlan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Mazatlan
Price Range: £99 - £218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villas El Rancho Green Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relaxation, enjoyment, peace, and good food all in one beautiful place, Villas El Rancho! Welcome to our family friendly hotel where you'll find a great beach front location and the calm and privacy that you deserve. Featuring Mexican rustic style, Villas El Rancho offers you 28 completely private, quiet and relaxing rooms with the capacity to welcome 6 people per "villa". All our rooms have a large living area, comfortable bedrooms, and a kitchenette with all the utensils to enjoy the art of cooking and have a family or romantic dinner (But if you also want to take a rest from the kitchen, you can join us at "Lupita's", our delicious Mexican food restaurant). If you are looking for the best place to relax, what are you waiting for? Get away with us! ... more   less 
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