The Mauro Mansion would be rated "Excellent" were it not for the Canal House Stairway to reach a canal-view room. All Canal Houses must adhere to the guidelines, therefore you must be a mountain goat to stay there. However, the ambiance of staying there is worth the pain (in my case...arthritic knees) endured. Not only did we have the view of the canal, but we experienced the smell of cannabis at nearby "Coffee Houses" and the red lights down the street of a Lady of the Night. Owners Marcel and Berry live onsight, so you almost feel like you are staying at someone's home. The breakfasts were typical European, with Berry usually preparing some type of bonus delight. Their presence and knowledge of the neighborhood were extremely helpful. Each room is furnished differently, and the owners use "honor bars" for just about anything consumable. Again...just like home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. Please be advised that we are not suitable for children andor any parties larger then 5 persons. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mauro Mansion Hotel Amsterdam