On the whole this is a really nice hotel/B&B. The room was really nice (we had one with a canal view), the location's very convenient, etc. and my guest was very happy to be treated to a visit there. I would and do recommend it.
My only slight niggle is that I found the atmosphere slightly strained in the common areas, and the proprietors seemed slightly moody. It started when we arrived after a long flight, hoping to be shown to our room straight away. The person who greeted us made us sit down at a table in the breakfast room with him and look at a map of the area while he outlined nice places to go and areas of interest. He also quizzed us about which restaurants we would be visiting and what we would be doing during our stay, which I found slightly weird and embarrassing. Perhaps many people really enjoy this level of interaction, but all we wanted to do was drop our bags, have a shower and head out to see the city, and instead we were having to make awkward small-talk with the owner of the hotel.
Don't get me wrong; I like a knowledgeable proprietor, but give me a few minutes to settle in and come to you with the questions if I have any! As I said, it's a very nice hotel and I would recommend it, but the atmosphere could be a bit strained if you didn't want to spend ages chatting with the owners, and I think that's a bit of a shame as some people are more private than others, and they don't mean any offence by that!
The honesty bar was very reasonably priced indeed, and breakfast was good. You help yourself to everything (chilled stuff is in a big red fridge) so most dietary requirements could be catered for quite happily.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mauro Mansion Hotel Amsterdam