The many positive reviews about Mauro are not mistaken. From the moment you walk into this 9-room boutique hotel, you're greeted warmly by the proprietors and you know you're in good hands. This hotel is in a very old, historic building with exposed beams but the rooms are very modern and spotless. We had a room on the second floor in the rear; floors are rubberized for quiet. The bathroom was large, with a huge soaker tub and separate shower. Bathroom amenities are very nice. Our room had an LCD TV and video player (a wide assortment of DVDs are available in the lobby area for free); a small safe; a minifridge is stocked with beer, prosecco, soft drinks and snacks for your consumption (for free) on arrival--it's not restocked, but in the lobby area there's an honor bar/fridge with really reasonably priced goodies (bottles of wine are just 10 euros and beers are 2 euros). All rooms have free Internet and there's a computer for your use in the lobby area. The 5-euro breakfast is perhaps the best paid-breakfast deal we've ever encountered. The front of the hotel looks out over a canal and you can ask for one of the rooms with that view. Rooms are elegantly appointed with large, comfortable beds and great artistic details. Location couldn't be better: literally 5 minutes walk from the Centraal station. You can be at the hotel from Schiphol airport in 30 minutes and 5 euros. We arrived at 11 a.m. and our room was not quite ready; we went out for some coffee and by the time we came back the bags had been taken up to the room--a very nice touch. If you want a chain-like hotel, don't stay here. But if you do, you won't forget it like you will a Hilton or Marriott. Highly recommended.
- 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