We rented two rooms for three nights. I flew in my 18 year-old daughter from D.C. to Schiphol as a surprise for my wife and oldest daughter. The Banks desk was very kind and accommodating for my personal request to keep an eye out for her and give her an early check in if possible. (Check out is 12 so this could be problematic. We know, believe me!) My youngest is an experienced traveler but flew in early that morning while we arrived in the afternoon from Barcelona. I knew she would be tired and it was her first trip to the netherlands. They were waiting for her and allowed her to check in at noon when the room was ready. It was clear they also coordinated with her on her surprise. It was a beautiful moment that could have been easily mucked up by a careless front desk.
The hotel's location speaks for itself. The staff was attentive and very polite and friendly. I met the owner in the elevator who immediately enquired as to how we liked the hotel. You have to love that. I never write reviews and I'm going to cut this one short. It's a terrific place run by great people. We will definitely stay there again. As a hotel designer I would have laid our bathroom out a tiny bit differently but that's about it. Most renovations in other hotels I would tear out and do over. The Banks Hotel got it right. You should stay there. The owner has also created an excellent value for the overall guest experience. That's my review.
The negative reviews I've seen are clearly outdated. One traveler tip for light sleepers from a Dutchman is try to stay off the lower floors, (0 & 1 European). The city is still working on the tram lines occassionally. If you're a New Yorker, forget about it! You won't hear a thing. It is the heart of one of the worlds great cities. There will be street noise.
Scott & Donna, owners of a #1 Tripadvisor ranked boutique hotel.
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- 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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- Also Known As:
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- Banks Mansion Amsterdam