I wanted my parents to come to love Amsterdam as much as I did when I was there many years ago. They are not frequent travlers having left the USA only twice in the last 20 years. I booked the Banks Mansion based on reviews from Tripadvisor.com for a 4 day weekend holiday. I have never stayed at the Banks hotel as I have become a "slave to the HiltonHonors" program having elite status blah, blah, blah... To complicate matters I was/am an overly worried son fearing my parents would get lost in the shuffle of a busy boutique hotel catering to more prestiguous guests and venues. I was very wrong to be so concered, as my mother and father were in very good hands at the Banks.
My parents have not stopped talking about this hotel experience since they got home; "Beautiful hotel", "fall-all-over-you-service", "warm and friendly", "delicious breakfast", "great view of the canal"(4th floor room), "comfortable room", were just some of the many raves my parents had. I know they arrived from JFK to AMS in the morning and the reception was able to get them to thier room straight away.
Aside from the hotel itself, I was eased by the fact my parents would have a "wonderful" breakfast each day as well as having "snacks" available to them should they want. The other huge comfort for me was that I was able to work with a guest reservationist named Sarah Post, for without her services I would be lost. Sarah, helped put my mind at ease knowing my parents would be well taken care of. She helped coordinate deliverinng fresh fruit and flowers to my parents every day of thier stay (a charge for this, but well worth it). Sarah also helped recommend tours and activites my parents would enjoy. Sarah and the rest of the hotel staff, put my mind at ease and helped make this a wonderful vacation for my mom and dad, as well as a great gift from me. My parents had the "trip of a lifetime" and I get the credit!
- 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