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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 #7 of 343 Hotels in Amsterdam
Milford, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Most marvelous stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My husband and I have just stayed 6 days here. Our first trip to Holland.
The staff was very helpful, and fun to talk to.
The location is amazing! Only a short walk to most places. We made the walk to dam square and Central Station multiple times with no problem.
The breakfasts are fantastic, with a cook who prepares your made to order food for you.
The rooms were clean and nice.
It is located on a canal so if you enjoy people watching you won't be disappointed.
We would definitely recommend it and hope to stay again.

Room Tip: We choose the room at the front of the hotel which had nice space and two different canal views.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for all these kind words and for taking the time to share them with the world.

We hope to welcome you again in the future. For the best personal service and best available price please always book via our own website.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Everything was great. The service fabulous and the staff prepared.
The room was very nice and modern for the standard of Amsterdam, the bathroom very clean.
The breakfast had a great selection and everything was very fresh and good
We'll be back for sure for business!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for this great review!

We hope to welcome you again in the future. For the best personal service and best available price please always book via our own website.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We could not have been more pleased with our selection of this hotel. Most attractions (museums, Old Town, and the Red Light District) were within easy walking distance, and those that were not were an easy walk from the canal taxi (also an easy walk).

Like others, we loved the morning breakfasts and afternoon receptions with drinks and cheese boards. Our room was quite comfortable and was stocked with three liquors, which we don't drink, as well as bottled water and snacks in the mini bar -- all complimentary.

The onsite manager and his staff were accommodating in every regard: recommending restaurants for dinner and selling advance tickets for museum vivts and canal rides.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for this review. It is a pleasure to read that you could not have been more pleased with your selection of our hotel.

We hope to welcome you again in the future. For the best personal service and best available price please always book via our own website.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights earlier this month and had a great time in Amsterdam. The weather was mild and the sun shone which was a very good start to our short break.

Banks Mansion was a very good choice to base ourselves. Being very central it was ideally placed for getting around and we walked everywhere without needing to use trams or taxis. Short walk in one direction to Rijksmuseum and rest of museums in Museum Quarter. Similarly short walk in opposite direction to reach Dam Square, Royal Palace and Oude Kerk. On arrival we were greeted warmly and given enough information to get our stay started. Each morning and evening we were met by friendly and interested reception staff who always had time to welcome us back and enquire about our day or ask if we needed help with our plans for the next day.

Our room had a canal view on the 4th floor and was very comfortable. No noise issues as the rooms on the top floor had double glazed windows.

It was great to be able to walk out and find a variety of restaurants having enjoyed a predinner drink in the Living Area . Only on one evening was it so busy that we were unable to find anywhere to sit. Having papers available as well as access to ipads with free wifi made the area very comfortable.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for your great and extensive review. Very nice to read you have enjoyed the hotel and the city of Amsterdam to the fullest.

We hope to welcome you again in the future. For the best personal service and best available price please always book via our own website.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Stayed 4 nights. Hotel fantastic , lovely staff. Room was better than expected. Would defo recommend and use again. Top class Hotel. Great breakfast. Great location, handy for everything. I can't say a bad thing about this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for this great review and for recommending our hotel!

We hope to welcome you again in the future. For the best personal service and best available price please always book via our own website.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager
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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Second stay within the last year at the Banks Mansion Hotel, Amsterdam. This hotel is located close to many of the city's attractions, walking distance to the Dam, Central Station, Rijksmuseum, etc. Rooms are standard size for European hotels, which means a bit tight if accustomed to N American hotels, but still very acceptable. Hotel provides great breakfast package in room rate, afternoon happy hour with wine and cheese. What really puts this hotel on my top five list is the staff; all of whom are genuinely helpful, friendly and courteous. They really go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. This, as many other reviewers have said, is a gem. Limited rooms so book in advance.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review and especially for staying twice at the Banks Mansion this year.

We hope to welcome you again in the future. For the best personal service and best available price please always book via our own website.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We just spent a week at Banks Mansion. It is located very close to all the main attractions. 15 minutes on foot will take you to the museums, Vondelpark, red light district, Jordaan or practically anywhere else. Our favorite square, Rembrandtplein, is a two minute walk, as are dozens of good restaurants including a new all-u-can-eat sushi place. 6 or more of the tram lines also stop within three minutes of the hotel. The staff was wonderful, going above and beyond at all times. The "all-inclusive" set up saved us a tremendous amount of money given the high cost of beverages and breakfast at nearby restaurants. We highly recommend Banks Mansion.

Room Tip: Although the hotel does not have a gym, there is a decent gym five minutes away that offers reasonab...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for this very kind email and for the recommendation.

It is a great pleasure to read that the full-service concept saved you a tremendous amount of money.

We hope to welcome you again in the future. For the best personal service and best available price please always book via our own website.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager
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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:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#5 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#10 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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