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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 #6 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
1 review
“Best place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been to many places in my life but this place was the best. Centrally located its a short distance from everything. The rooms were a great size and the staff couldn't do enough for the people staying. I have a room on the canal side and it made the entire trip. After an exciting day of running around the city it was nice to see all the canal boats come past. I will never forget this place and hope to return many times in the future. You should ask for Willem he truly took care of us like royalty.

Room Tip: Canal side best views
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear guest,

Thank you for this review filled with compliments.

We also hope that you will return many times. To make sure you will always receive the best available rate please book via our own website. Here you alsways find the best special offers to make your stay even more special.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the chance by not booking a hotel before we travelled. After walking the steets of Amsterdam for hours we finally found the Banks Mansion (the only hotel that we could find that was not fully booked!) & I am so glad we stumbled upon this place!

This place is pure luxury. The rooms were modern, spacious and clean. The shower was huge with a built in radio which we loved!

In our room there were complimentary decanters full of vodka, gin & whiskey and the minibar was also complimentary full of soft drinks/beers/wine/snacks (we thought this was great as we could take them with us out for a walk)

The location is great if you want to be in the centre of everything! It is located in the heart of the shopping area, and a 10 minute stroll each way to Dam square & Rembrandt square.

There was also a bar area in the lobby which was also complimentary. It was a very relaxing area and we spend most nights there to have a nightcap.

I have been to Amsterdam 13 times in total now and this is by far the best hotel I have stayed in!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, 4 weeks ago
Dear guest,

Thank you for your review and the big compliment you make. The fact that you have already been to Amsterdam 13 times and liked our hotel the most is a great compliment.

We appreciate that you point out all the things that make the Banks Mansion a special place for you: the great location, all the free amenities and the luxury rooms.

We hope to welcome you again in the future and in the meantime we would love to connect with you on Facebook. We are planning on a give-away, will you be the lucky winner?

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Pros:
Comfortable & quiet rooms.
Great location: easy to get to/from.
Friendly & attentive staff: Very welcoming & made sure I had everything I needed, including an umbrella for the rain!
Free & easy wifi.
Free self-service bar.

Cons:
Hot breakfast options are limited.

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for this wonderful and very clear review. We are always proud when we win an award and of course when we win someones heart.

We would love to keep in touch with you via our Facebook. We are planning on a give-away when we reach 750 and we are already at 723.

Hope to welcome you again in the future.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager
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Cooperstown, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

just completed a two day stay at this quaint, centrally located hotel. the front desk staff, particullary Willem, were friendly and eager to help. we asked for dining recommendations, and they found exactly what we were looking for. The lobby was a great place to hang out, with complimentary wine,beer, liquor. nice way to meet fellow travelers. our room overlooked the canal, was clean but somewhat small compared to US hotels. Great breakfast included. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Get a canal side room, adds to the ambience.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review and for recommending us to other Amsterdam-bound travellers.

Of course we would love to welcome them all. To make sure they all receive the best available rate the solution is easy: our own website! Here you always find the best available rate and special offers that are only valid on our own website.

We hope to welcome you again in the future in beautiful Amsterdam.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager
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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

THE best hotel in Amsterdam! The location cannot be beat. It's central to the center of Amsterdam - museums, RLD, canal tours, Dam Square, Rembrandt Square, just to name a few. If it wasn't nearby, then you're only a short tram ride away (the stops were very close by). The hotel room and ammentities were very nice. Thoroughly enjoyed the drinks and cheese laid out nightly at 5 pm. The staff was attentive and answered all our questions. They even recommended a nice nearby Italian restaurant and arranged a reservation on short notice. The included breakfast was also greatly enjoyed - large variety even though it's a small hotel.
As many people have already said, the rooms on the canal side were quieter and had a nicer view. (I hope the mayor liked his view too! ;) )

The only bad side was that we didn't have more time to spend in Amsterdam. We would definitely stay at the Banks Mansion again.

Room Tip: Can't beat the rooms on the canal side.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear guest,

What a wonderful review, thank you!

Also truly thank you for recommending us to other travellers. To make sure everybody receives the best available rate the solution is simple: our own website!
Here you always find the best available rate and special offers you will not find on other websites.

We hope to welcome you again in the future.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager
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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Just got back from a wonderful vacation in Amsterdam, due in large part to the fine accommodations and location of the Banks Mansion Hotel. Starting with the warm reception from those behind the front desk, to the fine breakfast, comfortable lodging and enjoyable wine and cheese in the afternoon, my stay at the Banks Mansion was 5 star. Getting around the Amsterdam was easy, as the hotel is perfectly located in the city. The banks Mansion would be my choice if I were to visit Amsterdam again. Steve Gershman

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for this warm and wonderful review.

We would love to keep in touch with you via our Facebook. We are planning on a give-away when we reach 750 and we are already at 723.

Hope to welcome you again in the future.

With warm regards,

Esther Boers
General Manager
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Brisbane, Queensland
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31 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This review is very late in coming but we stayed here over the Kings Day weekend. What an amazing event to witness. It's like St Patricks Day on steroids! Anyway the staff were brilliant and contended well with a few complainers who didn't like the music and partying going on. The location is right on the canal and very central - hence on days like Kings Day you are going to be in the thick of it. Which suited us just fine! But hats off to the staff for the respectful way they handled everyone - they certainly had some interesting challenges (including a gentleman who had visited a coffee shop and now his wife was very concerned and suggesting calling an ambulance!!!)
Anyway the hotel is classic, the rooms a little small but well thought out and everything fitted in fine. Bed was very comfy and we enjoyed the 'all inclusive' aspect of the stay. Breakfast was great, the omelettes the best of my Europe trip!
The Rijks Museum is close by and requires at least half a day. Buy your Anne Franks Haus tickets on line if you can....

Room Tip: A view of the canal is lovely
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Esther B, General Manager at Banks Mansion, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for this superb and wonderful review! It was truly a pleasure to read.

Kingsday is always a special day in Amsterdam and next to being great fun it is also always a challenge for a hotel with such a great location as us. Thank you for complimenting our staff.

By the way do you already like us on Facebook? On Facebook we try to share all inspiration we get from the city. We believe it is truly an added value for guest who stayed with us and for the ones who are planning a trip to Amsterdam. Next to that we are planning on a give-away when we reach 750 likes (we are now at 720).

We hope to welcome you again in the future and to meet you on Facebook.

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 ( Wi-Fi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#4 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#4 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#11 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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