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“Fantastic hotel, even with a 18 months old toddler”
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Banks Mansion
Ranked #8 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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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Reviewed 28 July 2011

We spent "Queens Birthday" at the Mansion and enjoyed the very competent, friendly, cheerful and helpful staff providing us with personalized service from reservation to check-out. Lobby with a good selection of beverages at guests' discretion make a stay even more attractive. Good breakfast buffet in a surprisingly nicely arranged basement. Most of the rooms are furnished and decorated with taste, but clearly undersized. A certain lack of continuous maintenance can be felt. Furthermore, we find it a pity the hotel cannot afford a glass for the teethbrush, instead it is an ugly, cheap oneway plastic cup - but that is a detail.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

We stayed 5 nights at the Banks Mansion before we joined a 21 day river cruise. This is one of our best hotel experiences for several reasons but the main one would be the super friendly staff that really made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived with our mountains of luggage. The concept of mini bar, lounge drinks, breakfast etc all included is sensational, nothing better than being told no extra charges when checking out. The lounge is a great place to have a drink after all day touring/shopping, and a great place to meet other guests staying at the hotel. Our rooms were a good size and bathrooms excellent. Location is good, easy walking to just about every site, we also caught the tram when feeling a little lazy, there is a tram stop just across the road from the hotel. If you can't decide where to stay in Amsterdam book the Banks, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

What a brilliant hotel! Helpful staff, excellent location, clean, comfortable rooms and all-inclusive concept. Our room was large for a city centre hotel with a superb bathroom. Breakfast was more than adequate with plenty of choice and eggs freshly cooked while you wait (for just a minute!). We will certainly return to this hotel next time we visit Amsterdam.

  • Stayed: July 2011, 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
Price Range: $310 - $592 (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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