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Banks Mansion
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Herengracht 519-522, 1017 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“It really is a great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

Decided to stay here based on Trip Advisor reviews. Glad I did. It was a great place. Perfectly located - we walked to everything. Did not need to take a tram or taxi anywhere. The room was comfortable and had ample space for 2 people. The breakfast was lovely and provided enough variety for our week-long stay. The staff was great. Very helpful and friendly and spoke perfect English. The Living was definitely a high point. Great place to relax after a day of sightseeing or make a quick pit stop during the day. Being able to grab something to drink (all sorts of coffee, water, juice, soda, beer, wine, harder stuff) whenever I wanted to, while may be a small reason to select a hotel, really added to the over all experience of staying there. It was also fun to meet other people staying at the hotel and chat with them. If I ever go back to Amsterdam, and I hope I do, this will be the only place I will even consider staying.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011

This is a great place with excellent service. They were extremely helpful with advice, reservations for dinner, questions about trams, etc. Breakfast was wonderful and plentiful and relaxing. We loved the "Living" - sort of a lounge/living room in the lobby area with a coffee machine, complete refrig, wine, beer, soft drinks, waters available 24/7 and snacks at 5 pm. We met lovely people every day and looked forward to it. The rooms were very comfortable and the showers were great (HOT water with great water pressure). Hotel is on tram line and on a canal. Lots of restaurants nearby. Free WiFi in hotel and in room.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011

Booked our stay here based on tripadvisor reviews and I have to say that the hotel exceded all expectations. Welcoming staff on arrival, we had arrived early but there was no problem leaving our bags in storage and using the facilities in the lobby to have a welcoming drink and nibbles. Our Bedroom was perfect ( we booked a Deluxe Room) and the complimentary mini bar in the room was welcoming after a hard days shopping/sightseeing. We really enjoyed breakfast too,there was plenty of choice in both hot and cold options and we found the gentleman working there very pleasant.
Also the location of the hotel is key to getting around to all the sights that the city has to offer. There are some great restaurants near the hotel too with a range of styles to suit everyones palate, would definately stay at Banks Mansion again

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

This hotel is well-located on a picturesque canal in central Amsterdam. Can't beat the location. The staff is helpful, and in the lobby there is a plethora of magazines, newspapers, free beverages and some snacks on offer. However, the hallways to the room feel like they should be in a chintzy motel, not a 4-star hotel, and there is no parking (be prepared to find a place on the street for €40 / day).

All in all, a good stay, but not quite 4-star quality.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

This is a great hotel for business trips. The staff are very helpful (and speak perfect English), the rooms are clean, well furnished etc. The bar is free! The mini bar is free and stocked daily. The breakfast was fresh and comprehensive. The only thing that let the hotel down was not having a restaurent for the evenings but reasonable location to several great ones locally. Free internet available in the reception bar only

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

This hotel was great! We thought the location was perfectly situated for all visiting all areas of the city.
We traveled with our infant, and the hotel was nice enough to upgrade us to a larger room to accommodate the baby bed they supplied for us.
I really thought that the concept of "home away from home" was excellent. We really took advantage of sitting in the lounge and having a beer or enjoying a bite from the nice selection of cheeses, meats and other treats. Since we had to be in early most evenings, due to baby's bedtime. It was nice to be able to have a place for my husband or myself to go chat with people.
I was also surprised to find out that the snacks and drinks in the room were also complimentary. It was nice to be able to take a few things with us for the day since I was never able to find a market or grocery store.
The staff were very helpful - we had to bug them regularly for bottle sterilization and they never seemed bothered.
The best part was the chef. He really made our trip memorable. If you have children, you must go down for breakfast every morning. He is so friendly and really comes around to greet you and make your children laugh. It's a great start to the morning.
Oh, one last thing. Has to be one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept on at a hotel. Wish they could all be that way.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

My mother and I stayed at this hotel and had a satisfactory experience. I have been to Europe many times and think the room size is fine. The bathroom, especially the shower, was large by European standards. Breakfast was a typical European buffet supplemented by made to order eggs and crepes. Overall, I think the hotel was as advertised, and the reception staff was pleasant.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Banks Mansion

Address: Herengracht 519-522, 1017 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Rembrandtplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#3 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#4 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#13 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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