Booked the Mauro Mansion based on reviews and value for money and I wasn't disappointed!
It is very easy to find, 5 mins from station. Yes, it's next door to the Red Light District but you don't really notice and you can easily walk round it.
Was made to feel welcome from the moment I booked, friendly emails and when my preferred room became available I was notified and moved - fabulous!
Our room was courtyard and directly above the breakfast room. It was very clean (& I'm very funny about the cleanliness of hotel rooms!) We enjoyed the quirky decorating. Two slight gripes - the lockers were short so my husband's clothes were squashed and as it was above the breakfast room we could often hear music, not really an issue but slightly annoying.
Breakfast was fabulous, fresh food, loved the pate and the extra dishes (pancakes, strawberries, sweet breads) were a lovely touch. Was great to be able to borrow DVDs after a days walking.
If I was to return to Amsterdam I would stay here again. If you want a chain hotel then stay at one, if you want quirky and Amsterdam stay here!
- 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