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Banks Mansion
Ranked #8 of 375 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We spent 4 nights at Banks Mansion before boarding a river cruise ship in Amsterdam. This hotel was, by far, the best hotel we have ever stayed in, bar none. Location was close to everything--walking distance to many attractions: museums, etc. and a block away from a tram stop.
But the hotel itself was the star! Front desk staff were always friendly and very helpful, especially Jacqueline, Anouk, and Willem. Hatim offered us snacks every day when wine was available (free) at 4:00PM. Then cheeses and sausages, olives, etc. were put out in the lobby (also free) at 5:00PM. Other drinks (alcoholic as well as soft drinks) were at a help yourself bar in the lobby, 24-7, also complimentary. Ergo coffee machine at the bar could make any hot drink at the push of a button. The breakfast offered daily included eggs cooked to order, or pancakes or French toast, all cooked by the seemingly many-handed cook, Ola, who could juggle three orders at once without batting an eye. There were sausages and bacon, cold meats, fruit, several breads, croissants, and yogurt, too. Did I mention it was all complimentary?!!!
Our room was clean and comfortable and not overly noisy despite facing the main street. It was really a home away from home during our time in Amsterdam! Worth every cent.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for this wonderful review.

Do you already like us on Facebook? We are near the 750 likes and are planning on a give-away when we reach the 750 likes.

Hope to welcome you again in the future and via our Facebook-page.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We stayed at the Banks Mansion for 3 nights last week and what a wonderful hotel this is. The staff are friendly, helpful and whatever is asked is 'no trouble'. The hotel is central so that you can walk to major attractions or catch a tram or a train - we even visited Jonkerbos War Cemetary in Nijmegen and the seaside at Scheveningen.in those few days and yet again the hotel staff were more than helpful, and the Dutch transport system superb.
Our room was great (we had a deluxe canal view), and clean and well kept, the breakfast was amazing with a wonderful choice.
The full service concept worked well as you could pop back in at anytime for a coffee or tea, the ipads were a bonus as were the variety of magazines or papers.
We would highly recommend this hotel (we already have to family and friends) and we will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Well worth the extra for a canal view - it was beautiful and quite magical at night when the bridge...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for this jewel of a review! It is heartwarming.

Double thank you for recommending us to family and friends. To make sure that they will receive the best personal service and best available rate please advice them to book via our own website. There we offer always the best available rate en web exclusive special offers like our Rijksmuseum-package!

We hope to welcome you, your friends and your family in the future.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We have stayed at the Banks Mansion three times, and would not consider staying anywhere else on a visit to beautiful Amsterdam. The 'full service concept' is inspired - everything there is yours to help yourself to. The bar is well stocked with every conceivable alcohol, there's snacks on tap and a delicious cheese board every afternoon. The location is so central, it's easy to pop back for a rest stop after a morning or afternoon sightseeing. The staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly, and breakfast is amazing. We will definitely be visiting again.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for writing this wonderful review and for already your third stay!

Do you already follow us on Facebook? We now have reached over 700 likes and are planning on a give-away at 750 likes! Please like us on Facebook to stay in touch.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We loved Banks Mansion! The staff was extremely helpful..the location was excellent..nice walk to major attractions...breakfast was plentiful and delicious...afternoon cheese and wine was enjoyable and a nice time to visit with other guests...international newspapers were available and appreciated...could not have asked for anything better...very comfortable, very clean, very convenient!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for this wonderful review!

Do you already follow us on Facebook? We now have reached over 700 likes and are planning on a give-away at 750 likes! Please like us on Facebook to stay in touch.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

My son and I recently were welcomed with open arms at this lovely, well situated Amsterdam hotel. We truly appreciated the "all included" concept with snacks, breakfast, drinks, papers, magazines, and even iPads on the house! The staff was helpful with recommendations, and the rooms were quite and well kept. Would go back here or recommend to a friend in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for this lovely review.

It is a pleasure to read that you would recommend Banks Mansion in a heartbeat. Did you know that we offer special deals on our website. For example we now have a Rijksmuseum-package exclusive on our own site!

We hope to welcome you again in the future.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Stayed for 1 night on our way to Kenya and 5 nights on our return. Hotel was able to accommodate early arrival both stays (very early flights). Rooms are not large by North American standards but they are for European hotels and well appointed and clean, very comfortable beds and you can select a pillow of your preference - try it. All of the front desk staff were great and helpful with restaurant ideas (go to Bar Moustache - excellent) and the all inclusive concept is great. Breakfast was delicious and an afternoon drink became part of our routine. Overall when you look at the price compared to other hotels it will seem high but the amenities, breakfast and the staff are well worth every penny. Would stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for this great review!

Do you already follow us on Facebook? We now have reached over 700 likes and are planning on a give-away at 750 likes! Please like us on Facebook to stay in touch.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

I wasn't able to spend much time in Amsterdam, and regretted that I couldn't stay longer at this hotel. Aside from the great location, and very attractive rooms, the inclusion of breakfast and snacks, liquor, wine, coffees all day and evening was a huge fabulous bonus. I liked all the staff I met, and found everyone charming and helpful as could be.

Room Tip: Our room was very quiet, even on the night of a huge festival and parade.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review.

Do you already follow us on Facebook? We now have reached over 700 likes and are planning on a give-away at 750 likes! Please like us on Facebook to stay in touch.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager

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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:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#16 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: £176 - £316 (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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