We stayed in this fabulous hotel for one night before boarding a river boat cruise down the Rhine River. We arrived tired and jet-lagged, but the staff were so friendly and helpful that we immediately perked up. Plus, the complimentary bar (including a variety of hard liquor, juices, sodas, and bottled waters) provided the necessary refreshment to take on the city.
The lobby area of the Banks Mansion is incredibly comfortable, with plenty of room to lounge, access to the fabulous free bar, and free wifi and ipads for use throughout. Its location is also superb: It's located on the canals just a short walk from the flower market, some fabulous shopping, and the Red Light District. The walk over to the art museums and the Anne Frank house are a bit longer, but still do-able. In fact, we did it all on our first day there!
In the evening, they have a wonderful happy hour with a great selection of cheeses and sausages--again, free of charge! Definitely stop in a for an afternoon snack. The rooms at the Banks are also great. True to Europe, they are smaller than the usual American hotel rooms, but they are very comfortable. Again, your room features a selection of free beverages, including large bottles of gin, cognac and whiskey for use. The rooms were quite, cool, and the beds comfortable. In the morning, the Banks has a fabulous breakfast included in the room price. It features delicious pastries, bacon, sausages, fruit, cheeses, etc. etc.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised and incredibly pleased with the hotel. The staff were friendly, the rooms and lobby comfortable and inviting, and the amenities outstanding! Would ABSOLUTELY return.
- 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