Stayed here last week for a couple of days with my girlfriend. WE picked this place because of the reviews from trip advisor and wanted somewhere close to the railway station and very central. For these reasons alone we would have struggled to find somewhere better but it gets so much better that just its location. It's set on a quiet street within walking distance off all major attractions and it's canal out front looks great.
Sadly when we were in Amsterdam it hardly stopped raining and we had the misfortune of sharing the city with thousands of Celtic football fans who were there to use the city for its bars around the red light area and make a lot of the locals feel uncomfortable. Saw some pretty horrible sites involving the fans and reminded me just what so many british people who come to visit Amsterdam can be like.
Trying to forget that we got to see what we aimed for and loved the town and its unique way it's laid out with canals and all its old building. There is so much history around the place that I'd advise everyone interested in this kind of thing to search the net for a background to Amsterdam and it's places to visit.
Back to the Mauro Mansion, we loved it. On it's website it describes itself as quirky which was what we were looking for. We travel a lot and get bored with the usual hotel room laid out in almost the same way every time.Our room was one of the courtyard rooms in the attic and it was spotless. Everything was just how you hoped a hotel room would be. The bed was fantastic, the place was very clean and it's design was so refreshing from so many places we've been to. The bathroom has lovely under tile heating, a huge jet bath, a separate shower that was right up there with some of the best you can get.
Yet it was the little things that Berry & Marcel offer that made us feel so welcome. They offer you a mini fridge in your room that is free and very much appreciated, they offered us help when we arrived with any info about Amsterdam, they have a collection of dvds downstairs that you can borrow if you have the time to watch anything, they have snacks and drinks downstairs available and call it an honesty bar that if you feel the need to use anything just let them know and settle up at the end of your stay... what an amazing idea although between us we only had a bottle of beer it was perfect if you forget anything and stay in your room more than we did.
I also have to add we had a fair bit of luggage as we were travelling from England and then onto Krakow for a little tour and I notice a few people on here saying the steps were a bit steep, well I forgot to thank the guys for managing to get those bags upstairs for us.
So finally highly recommended, somewhere we would definitely stay again and certainly amongst the best places we've stayed.
- 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