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“Nice, but pricey”
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Banks Mansion
Ranked #8 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 May 2012

The Banks Mansion is a very nice property, but it felt a bit pricier than was justified. On the other hand, if you like a cocktail--or several--before heading out for the evening, then it may be an excellent value. The rooms are nice, the setting is good, but what was unusual was the liquor in the room (3 separate decanters) and the open bar every evening off the lobby. So if that works for you, then it may be worth the money.

Overall, the hotel was nice, and the staff were pleasant and attentive.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nancy_Doodeman_GRM, Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2012

Dear guest,

We add great value to the opinion of our guests and we would like to thank you for your review. Banks Mansion has a concept in which we try to create a “Home away from home” feeling. To enhance this feeling, we offer an open bar in The Living with free appetizers and drinks, alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic. Next to the free private bar in the room we offer free use of WiFi through out the entire hotel, a large selection of DVD’s to use free of charge and a breakfast with a wide variety of products to choose from, as well as an cooked to order egg station. Our Guest Relations Officers will do their very best to help our the guests with any kind of question.

With kind regards,

Joost Visser
Sales Executive

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Reviewed 14 May 2012

I wish we had ended our vacation in Amsterdam and this wonderful hotel, because it spoiled us for our later stay in Bruges and Paris! The all-inclusive price includes a fabulous more-than-continental breakfast, free wi-fi, free mini-bar, free liquor in your room, free wine, liquor, beer and soft drinks 24/7 in the lobby, and free afternoon hor d'oeuvres, The service was impeccable, friendly and helpful with every request we made. The location was perfect: walking distance to Rembrandt Square, Flower Market, Van Gogh and Riks Museum, plus a tram stop was less then a block away. Our room was not on the canal, but we had no trouble with street noise. Unlike other reviewers, we were thrilled with the size of the room, larger than what we typically experience in Europe. The rooms were clean and comfortable, but were lit a bit on the dark side. Personally, I thought the mattress was too soft, perhaps a bit worn, but that is my only complaint. Any return trip to Amsterdam will absolutely include a stay with this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cheryl B
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Nancy_Doodeman_GRM, Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2012

Dear guest,

It is these kind of words that keep The Banks Mansion Team motivated and we would like to thank you for your review. It is good to read that you have enjoyed the full-service-concept of Banks Mansion. We would love to welcome you back here at Banks Mansion!

With kind regards,

Joost Visser
Sales Executive

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Reviewed 14 May 2012

My husband and I stayed here in April 2012 and we loved it. The room was nice and clean. We stayed in a room with a balcony overlooking the canal. The view was great and the noise level was great too. Sometimes, when you stay in a room overlooking the canal, the noise from the street can get annoying, however, in this case, we did not have an issue with noise. The room was quiet. The service is excellent. The staff were very professional and very nice. Even though we loved the location, the room and the staff, in my opinion, we thought that it was awesome that the hotel offers complimentary liquor. Every evening they have a wine and cheese reception along with the choice of premium liquors. It is a great perk and one that will take us back here again and again. The breakfast buffet is great as well. Overall, the next time we visit Amsterdam, we will definitely stay here!

Room Tip: Request a room with a view of the canal. You will not be disappointed.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

This is a very special and wonderful botique hotel as centered in the Amsterdam attractions area as possible. Service is personal and friendly. Every restaurant recommendation was excellent. Banks offers the best wifi I have ever used. Rooms are very comfortable with individual heating/AC controls. Great European breakfast with an omelette bar. AND did I mention this is the only hotel I know of that offers a free mini-bar, free wine/beer/liquor, and excellent afternoon hor doerves? You will be glad you stayed here. There are many reasons why this hotel is regularly in Amsterdam's Top 10.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nancy_Doodeman_GRM, Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2012

Dear guest,

It is very motivating to read such loving words in your review. It is good to read that you have made good use of the facilities offered by Banks Mansion. We thank you for your review and would love to welcome you once again in the near future!

With kind regards,

Joost Visser
Sales Executive

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Reviewed 13 May 2012

Located near all the action in Amsterdam with a very friendly staff and all inclusive philosophy to the property which includes a delightful breakfast daily, and a mini bar in the lobby which includes free soft drinks, wine, liquor and snacks. In addition, free in room/complimentary cognac, whisky and gin. Staff was all over and quick to fix a slight issue I had with room layout - very accommodating and eager to please and make my stay pleasurable. Daily "happy hour" wine social in the lobby is a nice opportunity to mix and mingle with other guests. Rooms are fairly spacious and bathrooms suit your needs. Staff was very easy to work with and brilliantly recommended we visit the Keukenhof Gardens (as it was peak tulip season) and was kind enough to put together a tour for us. This is definitely worth visiting as the colors are amazing, well worth the time! Great staff, friendly - homey touch to the property, would definitely recommend. Restaurant recommendations are:

Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen
L'Entrecôte et les Dames
Zuid Zeeland

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Nancy_Doodeman_GRM, Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2012

Dear guest,

It is our pleasure and main goal to make sure that your stay is one to remember! We are happy to see, that you have taken the opportunity to mix and mingle with other guests in The Living. We thank you for taking the time to write a review here on Tripadvisor.

With kind regards,

Joost Visser
Sales Executive

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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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