My wife and I stayed for long weekend to celebrate my 40th birthday. everything from the easy booking through to the location, the room, the breakfast to the friendliness of the owners was as good (and probably better) as previous reviewers have said.
the hotel is on a fairly busy small road, beside a canal, very close to the station. It is close to the main Red light district (there is a window on the same road - speciality looking bored) but that really isn't an issue.
We were greeted by Berry, who checked us in and helped with the luggage. We had a 2nd floor courtyard room so the stairs are an experience, almost a spiral ladder!! but it was quiet (apart from other guests coming back at 4am - they werent rowdy but the doors opening and closing is fairly loud)
The whole hotel has a certain cool/funky feel from the rooms, with memories of the buildings past(we had a cage!!), to the communal eating area.
If you like the large chain type hotel experience, then this place is probably not for you, however if you want a clean, quirky, friendly, great value place where the owners actually take the time to care about your stay then I don't know how you could do any better.
It is the extra touches that make this place special. The welcome drinks, the special surprise in our room on my birthday, the lovely breakfast(with little freshly prepared extras every day), the very reasonably priced honesty bar. Berry helped me find a restaurant for the Saturday, and made the reservation (it was CAU and a good choice if you like Steak)
There is free Wifi in the rooms. The TV reception on some channels was a bit dodgy, but that really wasn't an issue, if you want to watch TV why come to Amsterdam to do it, go out and see the wonderful city!!
Berry and Marcel have a lovely business and the only negative was we had to leave. I won't look to stay anywhere else when visiting 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
- Also Known As:
- Mauro Mansion Hotel Amsterdam