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Mauro Mansion
Geldersekade 16, Amsterdam 1012 BH, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #3 of 340 hotels in Amsterdam
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“Very nice hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

My BF and I stayed at Mauro Mansion for a few nights and we loved every minute of it. The hotel location is perfect for seeing the touristy sites as well as the local neighborhoods. It's difficult to call this hotel a "hotel" as it is more like a B&B. The owners are very friendly and available to help provide guidance tourist locations/directions as well as recommendations on excellent restaurants in the area. We had a street-level room and it turned out to be much better than we expected. The bed is comfortable and the room is spacious and beautifully decorated. We also loved the welcome bottle of Prosecco. The honesty bar is a fantastic idea and it gave us the feeling that we were more like "house guests" than hotel customers. We looked forward to the daily breakfast in the dining area--the food was delicious. If we ever make it back to Amsterdam, we will definitely stay at Mauro Mansion again.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

We just got back from 4 night stay in Amsterdam and we were very glad we chose this hotel. Mauro Mansion is a small (they only have 9 rooms) couple led hotel around the corner from red light district and central station.

Pros:
- Personal service from Mercel & Berry. They are an excellent example of how a good service can push the hotel up another level. Mercel greeted us at the door when we checked in. Although we arrived early we were able to check in. Whilst the room was getting ready, Mercel made us a cup of coffee (from Jura coffee machine!) and asked if we wanted any help with sight seeing. Berry left different treats (chocolate, waffle etc) on the pillow everyday as he cleaned the room. Someone was always at the reception and would welcome us with a smile etc.
- Location is very convenient if you wanted to be near the red light district or the central station. We booked a canal view and were not disappointed with the excellent view. The street was not sleazy or too noisy despite its proximity to the red light district (ok, there was a prostitute's window down the same street but this hardly bothered us or anyone in the hotel).
- Room was spacious and bathroom well appointed with power shower. The decoration was done in an ultra modern fashion and may divide the opinion - we liked it. It also has air con to keep the room cool.
- The fridge was stocked with free goodies as a compliment e.g. beers, juice and even a small bottle of proseco. They weren't restocked (as it was explained) but we were free to use the fridge.
- Wifi worked well and a laptop was provided, again free of charge
- The honesty bar was very reasonably priced (for Amsterdam).
- I wasn't sure about the breakfast at the beginning as it was limited (x3 choices of ham, x2 choice of cheese, 2 types of breads and cereals, orange or apple juice, coffee & tea, fruits) and no hot food or salads. But Mercel made different additional food every day (pancake on the first day, pinapple on another day, apple tart etc) and we were interested to see what next day brings. We also realized we didn't really want a heavy breakfast as the dutch restaurants tended to serve late and we were too full the next day.

Cons:
- Our room's window didn't open (we thought we can see the next room's open)
- Although trams were near by, it was a little inconvenient if majority of the site seeing were in museum, central or western area. Not a huge negative for us as we liked walking through the red light district as we came back to people watch.
- As it was a small place a one unthoughtful family can make the place uncomfortable. We were unfortunate to see a family from non-euopean "english" speaking country occupy 2 tables and a sofa between 3 of them when everyone else were sharing a table between 2 people. They also hogged the communal laptop and we could not get near it at breakfast or evening time.
- The soundproofing was much much better than in british hotel. But on occasion we could hear street noise. We also had a infrequent low buzzing noise coming from inside of the room lasting 1-2 seconds.
- There were mosquitoes in the room but this is unavoidable being next to the canal. Mozzy net is provided so not a huge problem.
- the stairs are very steep and not for anyone with physical disability. I think there were x2 ground floor rooms though.

Overall I would recommend the hotel to anyone that's not easily offended by the near by red light district and not in need of a more quiet sedate canals in less touristy parts of the Amsterdam. It suited us well and would be happy to go back if we go back to Amsterdam!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

Mauro Mansion is technically in the Red Light District. But kind of like how Staten Island is technically part of New York City. Sure, it can make this claim, but it's far enough away to not have to deal with everything negative about the district. It is located on a quiant street. Very quiet, away from any crowds.

Our rooms were their very own. Each room was setup differently and had their own charm. The rooms were clean and the caretakers/owners (I can't remember their names now), couldn't be more helpful. The complimentary breakfast in their little kitchen was out of this world. We spent each morning recounting our Amsterdam experiences and planning what we were going to do that day. The two owners were always there and ready to help and serve.

It's no accident this hotel is ranked NUMBER ONE in Amsterdam. It should be! (by the way, it's more of a bed and breakfast than an actual hotel.)

Room Tip: We stayed on the two ground floor rooms. Both were very charming and quiet, despite being on the gro...
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

Mauro Mansion is located in the Central Station area, near to the city center. Rooms with fancy design (Courtyard room : with barber chair and whirlpool), spacious and clean!
TV with DVD player and several DVDs available in the lounge on the ground floor.
Charming welcome by the hosts; tasty quality-breakfast ; coffee-to-go available.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

We stayed at Mauro Mansion for 3 nights on our honeymoon. It was our splurge for our 8 week trip but it was well worth it! We had a canal room which was definitely worth the extra cost as we loved sitting and people watching from our room. Our room was so unique with 4 different types of wallpaper decorated in Mauro Mansion's colour theme of black, red, grey and white. The furniture and decorations were all carefully chosen with every little detail attended to. The owners Berry and Marcel have put so much work into making the hotel a relaxing and luxurious place to be we really did not want to leave!

The room was quite large with a lovely comfortable bed with quality linen and a nicely decorated bathroom with large deep bath. Quality bathroom products were supplied too. Everything was spotlessly clean and well looked after.

Each morning we had breakfast downstairs in the lovely sunny breakfast room. All the items available for breakfast were fresh and again carefully chosen. We enjoyed fresh juice, freshly baked bread, cheese, meats, yogurt, cereals and fresh fruit. Each morning the boys have a surprise special item to go with breakfast too which we looked forward to! Coffee and tea is available all day in the breakfast room which you can help yourself.

Marcel and Berry were very helpful in suggesting places to eat dinner and both places we tried were delicious! We were welcomed on arrival with a bottle of wine to enjoy plus some softdrinks, beer and juice in our room. There is also an honesty bar downstairs with lots of food & drinks to purchase.

We were staying at the hotel when Marcel and Berry celebrated Mauro's 1st birthday - congratulations guys - here's to many more and we hope to return again one day.

Room Tip: Pay a little extra to be on the canal
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

Mauro Mansion is a darling, tiny hotel in the heart of Amsterdam. It was so easy to get around and walk to most of our to do list. The staff was extremely helpful with suggestions, reservations, sights,n planning for the weather, etc. They made our visit memorable.
Best breakfast anywhere.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

Everything everyone has raved about is true: super clean, nice location, honor bar, mini bar stocked with drinks, tea kettle in room, fresh flowers on nightstand, nice breakfast, funky decor, luggage transported up and down the stairs, etc. BUT.... I found Berry and Marcel more formal than friendly. Maybe it was just my perception and I don't view it as a negative, but I was expecting something different.

We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it without hesitation to all.

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Also Known As:
Mauro Mansion Hotel Amsterdam
Mauro Mansion Hotel
Address: Geldersekade 16, Amsterdam 1012 BH, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#13 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#27 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#32 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 

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