We stayed for 5 nights in a deluxe canal view room.
Great central and walkable location. Check in and check out were quick and easy. All the staff was friendly and those at the front desk (no dedicated concierge) were very helpful making suggestions and reservations for dinner and excursions. Special thanks to Paul for all his assistance. Breakfast had a decent selection, including a chef to cook eggs the way you like them. Since breakfast, afternoon snacks, and liquor were all included, cocktails and night caps became a great way to "regroup" or wind down.
Rooms were small, but adequately appointed. Bathroom had basic toiletries, was decent but limited on storage. The shower had a nice rain shower head but could use a bit more attention to cleaning. It also had the hottest water I've ever experienced anywhere.
There is no business center, but they provide a computer and multiple iPads in the lobby. If you need something printed, though, you need to email it to the desk. WiFi worked well most of the time, but occasionally we had trouble connecting.
Overall, the hotel has a definite boutique hotel vibe with a friendly staff. What was lacking in formal luxury was compensated for by friendliness, courtesy, and attentiveness.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Banks Mansion Hotel Amsterdam
- Banks Mansion Amsterdam