This hotel was not too hard to find. Mind you we had a TomTom, which I highly recommend for getting into Amsterdam.
We had to park along the canal to unload our luggage, which wasn't a huge amount because we were only staying for 3 nights, but we only had enough change for an hour. The hotel recommended a local car park which we then went to and used the 24 hour parking and didn't move it again until we left, mind you it did cost us 140 Euro!
Check in was easy. Everyone spoke English. Got the lift up to the top floor and entered our non smoking room. We had the eaves in our room so the bed was tucked into there a bit. I never banged my head which I thought I would do. The air conditioning was great. We had very warm, unseasonal weather while we were there so we left it on all day.
The room had everything we needed, a safe, hanging spcace in the wardrobes. The only thing it didn't have was a set of drawers but we managed fine. There was also a desk, tv and 3 decanters on a table with whisky, gin and brandy at no extra charge. The mini bar was free too with soft drinks and lager.
We had a canal view and it was lovely. Such a beautiful city.
We also found out on the last night that we free access to the adult channels on the tv. There was also a dvd player in the room but we couldn't figure out which channel to use on the tv.
You even had a pillow menu!! Where you could choose between a variety of pillows.
The breakfast was excellent too. There was bacon and sausages and you could get eggs the however you wanted them cooked. Pancakes could be cooked to order too. There was also cereal and a selection of cold meats and cheeses. Various drinks were there too.
Downstairs, just by reception, there is the lounge where you can sit and chill. Various drinks are there including beer, wine, and spirits and also some snacks. All of this is at no extra charge. This is a smoking area and although we are non smokers this was not a problem for us.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Excellent location. We pretty much walked everywhere and was around 15 minutes to anywhere we wanted to go.
I would happily book this hotel again next time I am in Amsterdam, which I hope will not be too long from now.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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