After our flight(s) from Chicago, and train ride from the airport to the Central Station, we arrived to a very busy Amsterdam. Thankfully, it was only a short walk to the hotel. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Berry. We immediately felt welcomed; the atmosphere & feel of the hotel was very relaxed. The room was cool... decorated with an old-school barber chair, a desk with a chair, a flat screen TV, and a canopy netting over the bed. The bathroom was great! (We were a little worried about the room sizes/bathrooms heading to Europe, but we were 1 for 1 with this place) Also, rose petals on the bed, a small bottle of wine, and a postcard signed by both Berry & Marcel, were really loved by my wife, and was just one example of the attention they seemed to give all of their guests. This coupled with the awesome breakfast (including home made crepes one morning), really make this place feel like a bed & breakfast, which we really enjoyed!
The location was perfect. It was close to the Central Station, right around the corner from the Red Light District, yet on a quiet street across from a canal, that was nice to come home to every night after running around all day. The hotel was very clean & very secure, which was definitely important coming to another country. Another thing that made this trip to Amsterdam awesome, were the recommendations coming from Berry & Marcel. The places they suggested for lunch & dinner were PERFECT!
So, I would highly recommend this hotel. The #1 ranking is definitely justified. We spent 3 nights in Amsterdam, which seemed like enough, however, we would have loved to stay longer, and would definitely stay again if we ever return, in the Mauro Mansion. Thanks Berry & Marcel!
Jeff & Casey
- Also Known As:
- Mauro Mansion Hotel
- Mauro Mansion Hotel Amsterdam
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hello. Mauro is a relaxed, romantic and quirky 9-room hotel, situated in a classic 16th century canal house right in the middle of the historical centre. You will find yourself between 2 former medieval city gates, a unique spot to start exploring Amsterdam. In Mauro Mansion we do not just offer accommodation, we offer a sincere local experience based on your individual needs, a million miles away from big hotel chains. Please be advised that we are not suitable for children andor any parties larger then 5 persons. So come and book that room, we promise to make your stay unforgettable! Mauro Mansion ... more less