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Banks Mansion
Ranked #8 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 June 2012

we stayed here after a transatlantic cruise.Our room was ready when we arrived and very comfortable. Staff very friendly.Very helpful in arranging Tours. We would stay here again!!

Room Tip: We had a room with a view of the canal.Bed very comfortable.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 5 July 2012

Dear spring guest,

You made our day in two sentences! How inspiring to read that you would stay again with us during your next visit to Amsterdam and the Netherlands. We try to make your sleeping experience one to remember; with our high comfort beds and the choice of 6 great pillows out of our pillow menu. It is good to see that we have succeeded with this during your stay!

Hopefully we can welcome you again next spring or maybe even earlier when you visit Amsterdam during a colorful fall or enchanting winter!

Warm regards,

Paul Buyser
Guest Relations Officer

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Reviewed 28 June 2012

We stayed here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Centrally located, overlooking a scenic canal, there was every amenity awaiting us. Free internet on pc's in the lobby, complimentary refreshments and bar in the lobby in the afternoons and evenings, where can you find such generous amenities in a hotel that is well-priced?? Very comfy bed, bathrooms were sparkling new, even the breakfast downstairs exceeded our expectations. When I had a problem with my cell phone and had to use the phone at the front desk to make a 800 call to the states, and the receptionists could not have been nicer or more helpful. Took their advice on a wonderful place to eat within walking distance and were not disappointed there either. Enjoy!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Management response:Responded 5 July 2012

Dear enjoyed guests,

This is a wonderful review, thank you for that! It is great to read that you have enjoyed so many aspects of hotel Banks Mansion in Amsterdam. All the amenities which are part of the “home, away from home” concept: the free business computers with internet, but also the free wireless internet throughout the entire hotel, the bar and cheese table in “the Living”, just to name a few! Our Guest Relations Officers and Chefs at the “live-cooking” breakfast restaurant were very happy to hear that you complimented them on their friendliness and helpfulness!

Hope to see you again in the near future, hopefully by then we can provide you with even more recommendations concerning restaurants, excursions or other things to do in the great city of Amsterdam!

With sincere regards,

Paul Buyser
Guest Relations Officer

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Reviewed 27 June 2012

Spent 2 nights in canal room 104. It is hard to fault this hotel, it is generous in every aspect lifts, stairs, complimentary mini bar, complimentary drinks and nibbles in the foyer, iPads in the lobby, friendly staff. I only wish the wonderful art deco hallways were repeated elsewhere. Beds are very comfortable with double doors that opened with canal view, it was even charming falling asleep to the sound of trams. Bathrooms very nice with generous shower. I would highly recommend this hotel for older visitors to A.dam. The breakfast was great and wifi very easy to connect.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 5 July 2012

Dear Guests of Banks Mansion,

How nice to read that Banks Mansion has met you all round expectations. It is wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed the atmosphere, decor and decorations; that the comfort and the view were appealing to you and other features like the “live-cooking” breakfast restaurant and wireless internet also pleased you!
Sometimes there could be a little noise of the trams, but of course we prevent this by having double glazed windows and the rooms are isolated as much as possible. Do not forget that the trams also provide great a accessibility to the rest of Amsterdam and as you say, the trams do have their charm as well!

Thanks again for the great review we hope to welcome you again in the (near) future!

Kind regards,

Paul Buyser

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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Beautiful room with great views of the canal, staff helpful and friendly. Free drinks available in the room and the foyer a great place to meet fellow travelers and the bed, very comfortable. An all round excellent property we can recommend, thank you Banks Mansion.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
1  Thank Liz M
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Management response:Responded 30 June 2012

Dear Guest,

Only reading the heading of your review makes us feel like we achieved our goal, making your stay fantastic! It is also fantastic to read that you have enjoyed the bar in our foyer or “The Living” as we like to call it. I hope you have gained a lot of new experience and knowledge by meeting with other guests in the Living!

Thank you for the recommendation of Banks Mansion to others. We are looking forward welcoming you in the future!

Warm regards,

Paul Buyser
Guest Relations Officer

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Reviewed 25 June 2012

This is a winner!We had a lovely room (we spent an additional 20 Euros for a deluxe room) and we were thrilled by the extra amenities. While this is a fairly costly hotel, it includes a full breakfast buffet with cheeses, meats, fish, pastries, breads, bacon, sausage plus an omelet/crepe station. There's a complimentary bar in the lobby, a nightly cocktail hours with a cheese platter and other hors d'oeuvres, and crystal decanters in the room with whiskey, gin and a cordial. They know how to make a guest feel special. The bathroom had a soaking tub and a glass shower enclosure (what a treat). One caveat: this is a busy corner and there can be some late night revelers on the street- so try to get an upper floor. Enjoy!

Room Tip: One caveat: this is a busy corner and there can be some late night revelers on the street- so try to...
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Management response:Responded 27 June 2012

Dear guest of Banks Mansion,

Reading your review gives my colleagues and me a big smile on our faces. It gives us happiness to read that you have enjoyed all the different features which are part of our full-service and “home-away-from-home” concept. Our most important target is to make a guest feel as special as possible, and we are happy that we did for you!
I understand that you found you room a bit too noisy, I can understand that, but unfortunately the advantage of being in the centre of Amsterdam and having a good accessibility has also a downside, it can be a bit busy outside. We tried to keep this to a minimum, all rooms have double glazed windows and good isolation to keep as much of the noise outside as possible.

We hope to see you again in the future, so you can, once more, enjoy the threats at Banks Mansion!

Warm regards,

Paul Buyser
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

My husband and I and another couple recently stayed at the Banks Mansion for four nights.
We were happy with our rooms, although one room was a little smaller than expected.

The "Living Room" area, with free drinks and delicious snacks was a wonderful and welcoming place for us to sit and chat together. This certainly made a huge difference to our stay.
The staff were, generally helpful and pleasant.

The only problem was that a smoking room had been booked but this was unavailable on arrival, even though it had been checked by telephone beforehand.
Apart from this, our stay was excellent and the hotel is in a perfect location.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank mgaMelbourne
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Management response:Responded 27 June 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your “excellent” review, it always makes us happy when we read a review with compliments like yours! How nice to hear that the Living was so appealing to you. It is good to read that you used this area as it was your own home. This is what we are trying to achieve by providing you with all different kinds of drinks, snacks, cheeses, internet, iPads and more!
At Banks Mansion we will always do our utmost best to measure up to your preference. Generally we are a non-smoking hotel, due to this we only have 4 of our 51 rooms which are available for smoking, so sometimes it is not possible to meet all of the preferences.

We hope we can meet up to your expectations during your next excellent stay at Banks Mansion!

With sincere and kind regards,

Paul Buyser
Guest Relations Officer

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Reviewed 23 June 2012

Just returned today from a trip to Amsterdam with my three daughters. Stayed at the Banks Mansion for the third time. Would not ever think about staying anywhere else in Amsterdam. This hotel is truly a home from home. Cant think of anything we would have needed that they didnt cater for and the service was as always excellent and extremely friendly. The location is so good we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go. We will definitely return.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 30 June 2012

Dear guest of Banks Mansion,

What a delight to hear that you are coming back to Banks Mansion every time you visit Amsterdam! To us it is also fantastic to read that we succeeded in giving you feeling of “home away from home”. Good to know that it served you well, being close to the hotspots, museums, great restaurants, (flower) markets, shopping areas and the entertainment of Amsterdam! Our Guest Relations Officers are always ready to provide you with recommendations and information or by helping you with your special requests.

We hope to welcome you and your family again for your next visit to the great city of Amsterdam!

With warm and sincere regards,

Paul Buyser
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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 - £337 (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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