I discovered this place by accident when I was looking for availability at another place that was already full. After reading all the reviews in Trip Advisor, I decided to give it a go.
The reviews were spot on.
As I described on the title, visiting Mazatlán and staying at this Mansion is definitely like having a great friends' place to stay at. They make you feel extremely welcome from day one. The interaction is absolutely relaxed, there is no "check-in" process nor ridiculous formalisms of any kind.
I first met Tracy who is a warm, gentle and generous man. His cooking is sensational, a real treat to start your day by letting yourself go with his breakfast creations.
Then there is Bill, the owner. He is a delightful man who you can have a friendly conversation with, and feel like he is your friend immediately.
The mansion (this place cannot be called simply a "house") has everything you could possibly need to stay. They have an honour system where whatever you need to consume, if they are not around, all you need to do is write it down and let them know so it can be charged later on. Not many places are like this anymore.
Something you will find also appealing as an overseas tourist, is that they have wisely chosen to embrace the local culture and blend it with theirs. This means that by staying at this place, you are actually staying IN MEXICO and not at yet another resort that you might as well find at home. Ask for recommendations and they will always be local, as this is what they enjoy too.
Bill mentioned that they have been in the business only over a year, which makes his high rating on Trip Advisor even more remarkable.
Olas Altas is well positioned, excellently catered, friendly and warm. What else can you ask for?
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.