The Good: We are Owners at Playa Maria (now renamed Torrenza Boutique Resort) since 2004. There has been significant improvements to the property and rooms as of last year. The rooms are beautiful, classy and include flat screen tv's. The beach is very clean, private and goes on for miles. Very good swimming beach. The grounds are well maintained and beach chairs are nice and new. Staff is very nice and friendly,
The Bad We have always traveled during low season so these comments may be due to lack of guests at the hotel. I would not truly describe it as a resort, more like upscale condos as there is not much in amenities such activities and restaurant choices like you would have in a larger hotel resort. The infinity pool is nice but last time we were there (june 2009, the pool was so dirty you couldn't see the bottom, I was with my kids and they would not get in. I bugged them for three days to clean it and still nothing, finally I told the timeshare shark there that if she could get the pool cleaned in 24 hrs I would attend a presentation, I was at my wits end and guess what? finally i saw one worker attempting to clean it, by the fourth day is was fine. There are no water sports available, no entertaiment and, limited internet access (one little table and chair in a corner) Very limited food choices (one restaurant) anything you want to order poolside usually took a while to get, however the prices were very reasonable and the food was good. There is a little mini mart just two doors down for little necesities but its better to go into town for real selection.
Summary: Because my kids are now teenagers, they require more activites and entertaiment so staying at playa maria aka torrenza is no longer the best choice for us. If you are looking for quiet, lay by the pool and read type vacation with not much expectation from hotel amenities then this is the resort for you.
- Also Known As:
- Playa Maria Beach Hotel
- Playa Maria Beach Mazatlan