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Banks Mansion
Ranked #8 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 August 2011

Just returned home from a stay at this hotel and definitely want to stay there again if we return to Amsterdam. The staff could not have been more helpful or more friendly - always wanting to do their best for guests. Really nice room, fantastic concept of 'living' making the visit so relaxing and enjoyable. Breakfast a real treat. Excellent location.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

Banks Mansion is in a great location for discovering Amsterdam, making most of the city easily accessable by walking.
The lobby provided a great area to relax after seeing the city, good internet access with snacks and beverages included.
There were some signs of wear and tear in the room (carpet & footstool). I was not a fan of open decanter bottles of liquor in the room, I would not touch those.
Front desk staff were helpful.

Room Tip: Canal rooms are quieter than street side rooms.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

Stayed one night mid-August for a business meeting. Fantastic location, and absolutely excellent service.

Positives:
Full service hotel - free mini bar, drinks in foyer, breakfast included in price etc.
Service - excellent. Friendly and really knowledgeable staff
Minibar - nicely stocked
Room - large room, big bed, nice bathroom, desk area for working
Breakfast - selection of cold stuff and option to have eggs cooked however you'd like
Bed - comfy and selection of pillows

Negatives: (if I had to pick something)
Temperature - the hotel is very warm - BUT the air con in room is brill and easy to use
TV - not near the bed, so you can't watch from there. BUT own armchair for viewing.

All in, highly recommended

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Katiek14
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

Stayed in a double room for 3 nights in early August 2011.

The hotel is centrally located, right around the corner from Rembrandtsplein and about 10 minutes from the Red Light District and The Dam. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful; all speak fluent English.

The room itself was a generous size and very clean. The bed was extremely comfortable and a 'pillow menu' is offered allowing four different kinds of pillows to be ordered. 3 movie channels and an adult channel were availble on the TV. Decanters of gin, cognac and whiskey were avilable in the room as well as soft drinks/water in the mini-bar. Air-conditioning and a safe were also present in the room. The bathroom was very large with a full-size bath, separate walk-in shower (enough room for two easily), toilet and basin. Complimentary toiletries were present.

As the hotel is all-inclusive all items from the mini-bar in each room as well as the communal, self-service bar in the foyer are free meaning trips to the supermarket are rather redundant. Snacks are also provided throughout the day. The breakfast was impressive with toast, bacon, sausages, cold meats, rolls etc... provided. Pancakes, scrambled/fried eggs and omelettes were cooked freshly to order.

The level of service is unprecedented: a) the hotel staff make excellent restaurant recommendations; b) on my birthday the management arranged for a couple of complimenary gifts to be delivered to our room; c) on our last night in the hotel when I fell ill, the night staff arranged for a doctor to call my partner.

Highly recommended hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

My wife and I stayed here for three nights. There was a bit of a kerfuffle at the beggining because there was no bath in our room. Be aware that most rooms do not have a bath in them. As a result we were upgraded to a junior suite, which was really nice even if it didn't have the best view. The Hotel is clean, the beds are good, the location is ideal and the staff are very friendly and helpful. There is fee Wifi and access to PCs in the lobby. I wouldn't say that the place was charming but there is nothing offensive about it either. Value for money I would say that we got a great deal because we were upgraded but otherwise I would say its OK.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank LondonMas
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

We stayed here for 5 nights in March, 2011. I've been to Amsterdam many times but that was the first time together with our 18 moths old toddler. Frankly, Amsterdam is not the best destination with a little one, but we enjoyed every minutes which is also due to the great hotel service.
It has a very good location, everything is just in walking distance (well, in Amsterdam everything is in walking distance, but still..). The hotel itself is small enough to feel your self unique as the staff treats you that way.
Our room was facing to the main street, not the canal, but even it was quiet enough to be able to sleep. Room was really spacious, even with the baby cot, and the bathroom was just a buzz :)
Breakfast was delicious and the wide range of choice of free drinks and snacks in the so called 'living room' (lobby) was fantastic. On the first day we arrived home early evening -kid was really tired - and we took for ourselves some pasta from the Chinese rest close to the hotel for dinner. But we did not eat as we got full of the living room's snacks; some tipical dutch bread and ham, cheese, olives, grapes, etc. And it was really good every time to get back to the hotel for a while (changing the nappie :) ) and having a nice cup of coffe or a beer or a glass of wine. Don't miss the Porto wine !!!

Really really recommend this hotel - even with a littel one !

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

My wife and I spent 4 days after our cruise in Amsterdam and stayed at the banks Mansion which overlooks the Herengraht or Grand Canal. We arrived directly from the cruise ship and were told that our room was ready. Although a single room it was very large and consisted of 3 balconies. The breakfast prepared by sam, the chef, was an excellent adition to the excellent variety of foods already there. His Dutch pancakes are fantastic. We have been to 56 countries and this is the first hotel where all beverages of any kind are included all day long, whether in your room or in the library in the lobby. The location is excellent to walk to the Flower market, the pedestrian street or even take a canal cruise.
The staff, especially Ester, were a great help showing us places on the map that we may be interested in going. Their room prices are very competitive for Amsterdam. Every evening there are snacks in the lobby and the area in which the hotel is located was so well situated that we walked day and night and felt very comfortable. They even offer free high speed internet service which allowed us to keep in touch at home, but also print out our boarding passes. With double doors to the balconies, it was very quiet at night. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Banks Mansion

Address: Herengracht 519-525, 1017 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) , Rembrandtplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#16 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: £176 - £339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Banks Mansion 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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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