Had a tremendous weekend in Amsterdam and one of the highlights was of course staying at Banks Mansion. From the minute we entered the doors we felt like home. Arrived late friday evening and were greeted with a smile from the staff in the reception. Checkin went smooth where we were informed of the free minibar, breakfast in the Kitchen, bar in the Living etc etc.
First night we stayed in a standard room that was surprisingly large (the rooms are individually sized so I guess we were lucky) and nice furnished. Very quiet (not facing the road/canals) so we slept like babies. :)
Next two nights we stayed in the suite, that was brilliant. Very large room, with separate sitting area. Huge kingsize-bed, coffee-machine, jacuzzi etc. Good view over the streets/canal, but therefore also a little bit noisy (especially saturday night), but not worse that one could fall asleep.
Breakfast was superb. Maybe not the biggest buffet Ive seen, but everything was fresh and the room had - as the whole hotel - a tranquil atmosphere. Far from some large hotel buffet-restaurants that sometimes have felt like a school-kitchen.
And we should not forget the lobby..called the Living. An excellent spot and somewhat the heart of the hotel where you could relax with a drink and a magazine before going out. During the whole day you could serve yourself a nice cup of coffee, a soda, juice or a cold beer. In the afternoon there was wine (red/white/rose/sparkling) and some cheese/salamis to enjoy.
All in all we couldnt ask for more. The only complaint I can come up with is that the floor in the bathroom was partially flooded when taking a shower with the nice rainshower..but that is really a very minor detail.
Yes, the hotel is at the expensive side..but the friendly service, the ambience and the extras really makes it worth every penny!
Would I stay here again? Absolutely! The sooner the better! :)
Would I then choose to stay in the suite again? No, I dont think so. Its really nice, but so was the normal room as well and as you dont spend that much time in the room I guess its not worth the extra money spent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exceptional Hospitality Founded on the concept of personalization our goal is to ensure that everything about your stay suits you. The intimacy of the hotel allows for greater personal attention, incredible service and an eye for detail by our staff. As a guest of Banks Mansion, at any given moment you are entitled to enjoy all of the beverages and appetizers offered to you in "The Living" along with complimentary breakfast, complimentary private in-room bar, complimentary in-house movies, complimentary Internet-access in our business corner and 24/7 free premium WiFi. ... more less
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