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Banks Mansion
Ranked #9 of 371 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 September 2010

Quick one night stay on layover en route to other European destination for business trip. Quality of hotel room was excellent, staff was friendly and helpful. Location was great Floral Market, Van Gogh Museum, etc. Was worried it might be noisy at night, but that was not the case. Only regret is that I didn't have more time to relax and stay at this gem of a place.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 September 2010

I stayed here with my girlfriend for our anniversary. We stayed in Amsterdam before when we were younger but in the more busy area near the Central Station. The location of Hotel Banks Mansion is more quiet and is more romantic, along a beautiful canal and we could walk to the Museums (fortunately we had sunny weather).
The service of this hotel is really very excellent, the people were very very nice and helpful. We also appreciated the drinks and the Dutch cheese (tres bon) in the lounge area.
Nice decoration and interior; chosen with care.
We hope to come back soon! Valérie & Felix

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2010

Read about this hotel on TripAdvisor as a recommended hotel-well deserved! This hotel is wonderful. The young staff is friendly and energetic. There is an open bar with snacks throughout the day in the living room (main lobby) and this creates a friendly meeting place. Banks Mansion staff really makes you feel at home. There is also and open mini-bar in the room. The rooms are not huge, but the ambiance and location make up for the size. They are an eco-friendly hotel as well. A tasty breakfast is included as well with made to order pancakes and omelettes along with very nice buffet. The location is perfect, 5 minutes to the the flower mart and L'Europa Hotel and the tram. We along with our friends stayed in some 5 star places in the 5 cities we visited on our trip, but we all agreed that this was our favorite because of the relaxed, easy-going environment of the hotel and the helpful staff. There are two computers in the living room, a fire place, coffee machine and all of the wine, beer and soda you can drink. This made for wonderful meeting area before heading out. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2010

We were so relieved to stumble across Banks Maison Hotel after the experience we had at a B&B called the Blue Moon in amsterdam. What i was thinking when i booked that B&B i still dont know to this day. It is and was well rated on tripadvisor but was just not for us. Thankfully the B&B owner was understanding and allowed us to depart earlier than planned.

BM hotel had a few rooms available and showed us a few rooms to pick from. We decided to request the room facing the rear of the hotel to avoid the potential noise from the main road elevation. This meant sacraficing a view and large windows but well worth the quiet nights sleep. Note that the room we viewed on the top floor felt extremely hot and were very small though did have a view of the canals, for an extra 50 Euros, we would suggest avoiding those rooms.

recpetion service was excellent. the girl held the room for us whilst we worked out the B&B issue and returned an hour later to our clean and comfortable room with free minibar. the room rate for a very very large room was 200Euro for the walk in price. perhaps more than a prebooked net price. the price included unlimited free soft and alcoholic drinks at the bar in the reception. refilling bottles during the day allowed us to save a little money on buying water and juice throughout the day. :) in the evening we had an appetiser prior to dinner again savig some money buying wine at the restaurant. :) Very very nice touch.

Rooms were clean and tidy. The bathroom was above average but not brilliant.

Breakfast was good and freshly made pancakes to order were available. A nice way to start the day.

Location is just far enough away yet close enough from the immediate centre of town in the area of the very exlcusive canals. Lots of nice restaurants to choose from.

A good hotel with some very nice inclusions. We would return again.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2010

Stumbled across this hotel by chance and compared to other hotels I've stayed at in Amsterdam, this stands out in a class of its own. The staff are friendly & attentive, the facilities/services pretty unique. Planning the next visit before the year's out!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank SukiJim
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Reviewed 26 August 2010

This was our first trip to amsterdam and found this hotel through trip advisor. totally lived up u to all our expectations. Booked deluxe room with canal view and what a view. Gorgeous!!! Great location a stones throw from the busy Rembrant square full of bars cofee shops and restuarants.. ten minute walk from the busy damn square. Staff great helpful and friendly. complimentary bar saves u a fortune on drinks and huge selection to choose from. breakfast freshly made to order absolutely delicious!( try the french toast) Will definetly return to banks mansion.. hopefully soon.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lulu12391
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Reviewed 17 August 2010

Just walking into this hotel gives an idea of how attentive and special the place is. After being taken to our room and collapsing on the bed after a busy week and stressful journey we just felt totally relaxed with a fantastic view over one of the most beautiful stretches of the Gentlemans Canal known as the 'Golden Bend'. The hotel pays very special attention to detail, with everything from a 'pillow menu' to the magazines and facilities and buffet in 'Living Area' downstairs. Everything is inclusive so there are no hidden costs. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to others and will definitely return.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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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
#16 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: £182 - £435 (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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