district: De Wallen, city centre
Set in a 16th-century building overlooking the Geldersekade canal, Mauro Mansion is a quirky hotel located just a few minutes’ walk from Amsterdam‘s Central Station. You will find yourself between 2 former medieval city gates from where it’s easy to reach all of the attractions of the Dutch capital.
Colorful, dramatic rooms – each individually designed- fuse vintage and design and have striking details like hardwood floors, exposed-brick walls, hammocks and antique barber chairs. Room facilities include a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, a minifridge (welcome drink awaiting), a safe and tea and coffee making facilities. Bathrooms have underfloor heating. Some rooms have canal views, a whirlpool tub and/or air-conditioning (all rooms have fans). There’s no lift, but two rooms are available on the ground floor. Pick the right room for you on the hotel’s website.
Breakfast (including made-to-order eggs and homemade pancakes) is offered for a surcharge in the common lounge. Here you’ll also find an honesty bar with drinks and snacks available 24/7. No groups and no children under 12.
Your hosts: Berry & Marcel
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 9 rooms (16-30m2) (172-323 sq ft) • bathroom amenities: Rituals ❌ no parking available • no pets allowed
The DNA: The former “leather gentlemen’s” hotel The Black Tulip on the edge of the Red Light District nowadays is a stylish guesthouse for individual travellers. The underground atmopshere has gone, but some of the dark touches like the iron cages remain. Top rated on the TripAdvisor for many years in a row, tis is definitely a place for individualists. Mauro Mansion’s website has a “no thanks, not for me” or “yes please, continue” opening page which tells you what kind of place this is.