We have just returned for a long weekend in Amsterdam and once again TA isn't wrong when it comes to Mauro Mansion.
We were impressed from our initial email questions to the hotel as the responses came back very quickly, to the instruction on how to find the hotel on arrival. As others have said the location is ideal, 5 minutes walk from Centraal Station it's the perfect base to explore Amsterdam.
Berry and Marcel have created a brilliant quirky boutique hotel that provides a nod to the buildings "interesting" past in a fun way. The owners are there every day in the background, but if you need anything they are there to help with everything from advice to booking tickets and restaurants - all you have to do is ask.
The room we had (no 21) overlooks the canal, was very spacious, comfortable and warm (especially important on a very cold weekend). We both loved the antique barber chair as it's surprisingly comfortable and is another quirky touch. Then room also has a ladder and cage, if you know the building past then you'll understand why, if not just ask!
Beds very comfortable, mini bar to welcome you and a large en-suite bathroom with under floor heating all add the experience.
Breakfast is great, lovely warm fresh breads amongst other options. Coffee is available 24/7 as required downstairs, along with facilities in the room. Adding to the experience is an honesty bar, DVD's, books, lap top and ipad to ensure you have everything you could possibly need. If it rains then of course you can borrow a brolly.
So if your heading to Amsterdam that you really must try the Mauro Mansion, it's number one for a reason and that's down to Berry and Marcel's hard work.
- 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