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“Stayed for 6 nights over New Years”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mauro Mansion

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Mauro Mansion
Ranked #3 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Essex, UK
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“Stayed for 6 nights over New Years”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

The hotel is in a great location, especially if travelling by train as it is just a few minutes walk from the station. Just make sure when leaving the station, go left as you come out of the main entrance on Stationsplein, walk to the end of the station and cross the road directly opposite Geldersekade so you don't get caught in the crowds on Prins Hendrick Kade. We made this mistake on arrival but not on the way home!
All the main sights are within walking distance. The canal the hotel is on is relatively quiet so we didn't find noise a problem. Our room was on the first floor overlooking the canal, and we did enjoy the view.
The room was good - the decor is quite dramatic with rubber floors so might not be to everyone's taste, but it fits with the character and more recent history of the hotel. Bed was very comfortable. Only things I would suggest adding would be a mirror in the bedroom as well as the bathroom, a suitcase stand, and slightly comfier chairs to sit in, but I know other rooms do have this.
Bathroom was good - very hot water all the time, shower pressure fine and a nice bath to relax in after a long day pounding the streets.
Breakfast was also good - they explain the emphasis is on quality not quantity, but there is more than enough. Cereal, yoghurts, meat, cheese, fruit, lovely warm fresh bread, plus a different special dish such as smoked salmon or mini pancakes each day that is brought to your table.
A few reviewers have commented on the quiet nature of the hosts. They are quiet but their hospitality is excellent and they are very helpful. We found their approach very refreshing - we like being left in peace and quiet to enjoy breakfast. They express their interest in the well being of their guests by thoughtful touches like a free mini bar in the room containing Pepsi, orange juice, beer and even two mini bottles of prosecco which we enjoyed. The mini bar isn't refilled during the stay which is fair enough, but you can buy more reasonably priced supplies downstairs. We were very surprised and delighted by the full size bottle of fizz and traditional cakes that were left in the room on New Years Eve. As it was raining we decided to stay in, enjoy a drink and watch the fireworks from our window. The hosts' restaurant recommendation of the Eethaus van Beeren was very good and we went there twice.
The stairs are narrow but we were helped with our bags. If we returned to Amsterdam I would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: Canal view is nice to have and we didn't find noise at the front a problem.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

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.

Room Tip: Canal view rooms are well worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

We were here for transit and arrived late after 11pm+, but the owner was so helpful and gave clear instruction for checking in without any hassle.

The location is perfect, just a few minutes walk from the Central Station. Our room on the 1st floor overviewing the canal with good view.

A very charming stylish comfy hotel with character, nice breakfast and generous mini bar.

Room Tip: 1st floor with canal view
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Very clean & excellent location if travelling by train. Room 34, a little claustrophobic ( only skylight window) & dim. Killer stairs- no assistance when checking out. Ordinary breakfast & indifferent owners. A well located & appointed small hotel but not special.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed here for a few days in half term. The owners were charming before we arrived booking us into restaurants etc. We loved the quirky décor in our room which was well supplied with drinks, biscuits and everything you could wish for - we were sharing with our son and all the bottles had been multiplied by 3 which is not always the case.

Room Tip: If you can't do the steep stairs there are rooms on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

I almost do not want to write a review of Mauro Mansion in the event that it is a "fatal embrace" resulting in more interest and lower availability in the future. Mauro Mansion is quite simply the best hotel this frequent traveler has ever stayed in. Perfect location, incredible hospitality, unfairly low price and the quaintness that you want in a hotel. I could write for days about the many terrific benefits of staying at Mauro Mansion, but would still not be able to do it justice. Quite simply put -- if you are interested in staying at a great hotel in Amsterdam, you must stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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6 Thank Rob B
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Monaghan, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Easy to walk to from the train.
Informative and v helpful owners, gave us great tips on excursions.
Best breakfast ever.
Honesty bar was fab.
Borrowing their maps & guidebooks was great.
I didn't like the room but only because I hated the idea of what went on with that bloomin cage. The bed was comfortable and everything was spotless.
Will definitely go back.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Additional Information about Mauro Mansion

Property: Mauro Mansion
Address: Geldersekade 16, 1012 BH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#10 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#11 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#11 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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