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Herengracht 519-525, 1017 BV Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
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  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#2 of 418 in Amsterdam
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Welcome to Banks Mansion A different kind of house If we had to describe ourselves in traditional terms, we are a boutique luxury hotel situated in Amsterdam’s famed Golden Bend district. But at Banks, we don’t really like labels. We prefer doing things our own way. We are your home next door, filled with friendly, sometimes slightly nosy neighbours who want to make you feel right at home from the moment you enter through our front door. We take the time to get to know you, because more than a onesize- fits-all grand gesture, we know that it’s the little things that make all the difference. Like your favourite cocktail ingredients or tea blend, along with our (almost) famous signature socks, which will be waiting for you in your bedroom. Located alongside the canal in a different kind of house Amsterdam’s Golden Bend, our quirky, familiar atmosphere lets you experience the city like a bonafide local. Grab a bike and explore the town, or borrow Banks’ resident pup for a picnic at Vondelpark. Whatever you choose, our family will hook you up with itineraries, tickets, reservations, guest lists, packed lunches and more. Our uber-personalised service is un-conditional, which simply means that, no matter what, we’ve got your back with the whole shebang. Why do we do all this? Because we are family, and we are here to make sure that your trip to Amsterdam is absolutely epic. Welcome to Banks Mansion, the home next door. Banks Mansion is one of the leading four star hotels in Amsterdam with a dominating factor of presence in the lists of best hotels in Amsterdam. More importantly Banks Mansion is in the top 10 of best hotels in Amsterdam. The hotel features many unique selling points, looking at concept, location, level of staff & ambiance. The so called ‘’All Things Inclusive’’ concept is a worth winner and highly appreciated among the hotel’s target market. As no other hotel in Amsterdam offers such services this is Banks Mansion’s absolute unique selling point.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Paid public parking on-site
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Boating
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Foot massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
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Cable / satellite TV
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Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
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Brian wrote a review Yesterday
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Pros: The hotel's location is perfect...about a short tram (24) to the hotel from central station. You can then walk to most tourist destinations. The Anne Frank house is about 20 minutes away, Rijksmuseum 10 minutes, Van Gough 15 minutes, etc. Also you can take the underground Metro from Rokin one stop away (5 minute walk) to get further away fairly quickly. The rooms are a bit small given the price, but accommodative. Quiet rooms (stayed on ground floor on street side).....could not hear street noise. Now that could also do with the strong AC...a bit loud but fine for me to sleep as white noise. Soft mattress, duvet, and pillows (4). May be a bit soft for some people, but comfortable for me. Very nice social area (see pics) that encourage socialization and being out of room. It is a self-service bar (free) where you can make your own drink. They have about 1 variety of every kind of liquor and some mixers (seltzer, tonic, coke, sprite, etc). The really only beer option is Heineken in bottles. There are a couple other choices (something fruity and some IPA) but I did not try. You can mix your drinks and sit out in the lobby or take them back to your room. You just can't take the entire liquor bottle with you. At 4 they bring out the wine and that is open until midnight. They also bring out a cheese/cracker tray most days from 5-6. On two days each week they bring out a chocolate tray. The breakfast is located downstairs in the basement area. Very nice space with fruit, breads, cheeses, and a chef to prepare you hot meals (pancakes, crepes, omelets) and bacon/sausage to self serve. They provide a coffee and orange juice machine (real squeezed) for drinks. Staff nice and attentive. Honestly found it to be very clean. Cons: The room lighting is pretty poor....too many switches needed to hit just see enough to put things up. The shower is a bit small. Be careful with the hot water, as it will get scolding hot. Just putting my hand or touching the fixture in the shower with my back in was a bit uncomfortable. If you have little kids and they just turn on the hot water....they will get burned. They have a mini bar in the room, but really limited and unnecessary since you can just bring drinks back to room. A fridge is nice to have to keep any beers you bring back to your room....but filled with drinks you don't like that can be replaced with others that you do (purchased or taken from the lobby) is better. Speaking of drinks...they have a very limited selection of liquors/beers to choose (which is fine) but they really could add a bit more variety. Also, little things are a bit important to me. For instance, they don't have lime or orange slices...something that a lot of people mix into drinks. Just a bit nitpicking for sure, but for most this is a higher priced hotel and these things should be noted.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Clare F wrote a review Apr 2022
Porthcawl, United Kingdom53 contributions27 helpful votes
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We spent three nights at Banks Mansion. First of all the location is amazing 🤩 We saw so much more staying here and it’s so pretty right on the canal! It was lovely to open the curtains and windows every morning to such a pretty view! THE most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in. Also, they have bikes to hire at the hotel, which is a must thing to do, just make sure you book them as soon as you can to avoid missing out. The hotel left surprises in both ours and our friends rooms to help celebrate my birthday and their engagement, which was such a nice touch! The hotels full service concept meant we could relax and celebrate without worrying about over spending. They have premium brands and it’s self service, so it felt like we were in our home, especially in the comfortable lounge area they’ve created, it’s so clever! The minibar and treats in your room are also included and the decor is so cool, it’s one of the quirkiest places we’ve stayed. Breakfast was delish! Lots of self serve options, hot and cold, and a chef preparing made to order dishes! Real freshly squeezed orange juice (not watered down like most places) and a huge selection of hot drinks available all through the day in the lounge area to, not just at breakfast! We are already missing the daily cheese board and finding out what different treats they have every day! Oh and make sure you book direct! We were presented with such a lovely gift when we arrived for doing this!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Mark Welbers, General Manager at Banks Mansion
Responded 6 Apr 2022
Dear Clare, Thank you for your kind words! It means a lot to us that you and your friends enjoyed your time at the house! The concept is easy right? Just enjoy an omelette prepared by our chef in the morning and a coffee to go, grab a drink at the bar to relax and unwind and of course some snacks. We are hoping to celebrate your birthday again here next year! Kind regards, Mark Welbers General Manager
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John K L wrote a review 25 Jun
Horgen, Switzerland47 contributions53 helpful votes
Friendliest staff. Best location just off Muntplein so it's no more than 15 min walk to any of the major spots - Dam, Leidseplein, Kalverstraat, Rembrandtplein, Museumplein and Utrechtstraat. Breakfast is great. Most of all, the open bar concept is a new experience and something well worth the room rates. Easily the best hotel I've stayed at in a long time. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Room on the canal or street side.
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Bill Finkelstein wrote a review 20 Jun
Santa Rosa, California38 contributions80 helpful votes
We recently stayed at the Banks Mansion and absolutely loved the stay. It's a wonderful boutique hotel in the heart of Amsterdam conveniently located near practically everything. Great staff and service. An outstanding Breakfast is provided also along with an afternoon happy hour with lovely wine and food. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: The corner rooms overlooking the canals are a bit larger and have a great view!
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Response from Mark Welbers, General Manager at Banks Mansion
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Mr. Finkelstein, Your energy inside our hotel was a pleasure to watch! Thank you and your wife for staying with us and it’s wonderfull that you’ve enjoyed your time in Amsterdam with us so much. We hope to welcome you and your wife again in the future! Wishing you well & with love from all staffmembers, Kind regards, Mark Welbers General Manager
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Michel W wrote a review 12 Jun
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The Location is fantastic. Just a view minutes walking to rembrandsquare, Damsquare and heinekenexperience. The beds are perfect and in the afternoon you can drink the best wine in the lobby. The breakfast is also really Good. Fresh eggs, fresh coffee and fresh orange juiche! We had a great weekend! Kind regards Lien en Michel
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Mark Welbers, General Manager at Banks Mansion
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Lien and Michel, Great to hear that you’ve had a great weekend at our hotel and were able to do all the things you like in walking distance! Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write a review about Banks Mansion. Wishing you well & with love from Amsterdam, Kind regards, Mark Welbers General Manager
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SignorLong wrote a review 7 Jun
Greater London, United Kingdom55 contributions84 helpful votes
Wonderful hotel with excellent facilities and wonderful location and yes there really is a help yourself bar which was well stocked. Incredible staff and fantastic breakfast too, yes it’s a bit expensive but you got through lockdown and it’s time to treat yourself
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Trams close by
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Response from Banks Mansion, Eigenaar at Banks Mansion
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear SignorLong, Treat yourself with a stay in our hotel, is the best compliment that we as Banks Mansion could receive! Pleasant to read that you’ve enjoyed your stay, our location, kind staff and our overall concept. Wishing you well & with love from Amsterdam, Kind regards, Mark Welbers General Manager
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Kevin P wrote a review 7 Jun
Sedona, Arizona27 contributions35 helpful votes
I lived in Amsterdam for about three months and used to walk by the Banks Mansions on my way to the museum district from my apartment in de Wallen. I wondered what exactly was this place? I returned to Amsterdam for about a week recently, and then again for a few days and came across the hotel and decided to give it a try. As someone who lived here, I knew the location was really good. It was away from the busy de Wallen and Dam areas but still close to the Centrum and the museums, all of which are a short walk away. The area is still a little touristy, and the food and bars in the immediate area a little so-so but it's nice not having a cadre of drunken Brits singing soccer songs at midnight in front of your window. It's a quietish street still close to everything. The hotel itself is an older building which is very modern inside. The room are large for Europe, both times I was here I had a canal view. There are quite a few Americans here, I would say about half, and many are embarking on cruises. I am American and I travel most of the year to places where there aren't a lot of Americans, so I enjoyed it very much. In the evening there is a wine bar and a nice selection of cheeses and snacks during a kind of happy hour in the living room like downstairs lounge, with an nice open bar and refreshments open 24 hours, all gratis. I met a group from the Dave Koz Jazz cruise and had the most delightful time getting to know people during the happy hour time. I made use of the lounge area for working during the day, the internet is a little slow but not terrible. Breakfast is insane, at least for an American used to a lot of bread and pastries at most hotels. It is included, has fresh juice, fresh bread, and a nice buffet and best of all cooked to order eggs, omelettes and an incredible friendly cooking staff who always welcomed the guest every morning with a smile and some friendly conversation, if you wanted it. When I checked in for my first visit, Kace gave me the grand tour and also offered to practice my French (I just moved to Paris and am trying to learn French) as well as offered advice on restaurants, bars, etc., although having lived here before, I kinda knew my way around. The staff is outstanding. This is a small family owned chain of European hotels, so it is much more personable than the larger chains. I got to know many of the staff and the manager who really made the stay more like staying at a friend's house. I travel more than half of the year and to be honest for longer stays, usually get an apartment or Airbnb, not a big chain hotel guy, but I really like this place. It's a nice mix of the amenities of a hotel with the personal touch of a B&B. It's a little expensive but worth it in my opinion, there is a lot of value added over most of the European style hotels I've stayed at which are more DIY for most things. I was there for a little more than a week the first visit in May and a few days in June. When I come back to Amsterdam, I will definitely come back. Great job and thanks for the great stay!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: 4th floor rooms are really nice
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Response from Banks Mansion, Eigenaar at Banks Mansion
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Kevin, WOW! Thank you for writing such a great review about our hotel and your experiences on your different visits. We love it that you’ve spotted the hotel and then made the choice to visit us when you were no longer living in Amsterdam. It is also great that you made some new friends in our Living during the happy hour. We are always trying to make you feel at ease and make our hotel your home-away-from-home. Merci beaucoup for the big compliment on our staff! We will let Casey know that you appreciated the offer for the French practice. Hopefully see you very soon again! À bientôt! Tot snel! Wishing you well & with love from Amsterdam, Kind regards, Mark Welbers General Manager
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rochelle1234 wrote a review 5 Jun
Cleveland, Ohio2 contributions
Excellent boutique hotel. It started with a welcoming staff. It has a free open bar in the hobby with top shelf liquors. This also included the mini bar in your room. I enjoyed staying in an quant hotel in a historic part of town. No complaints.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Rochelle, Thank you for writing a jewel of a review about our hotel! We are very pleased to see that you’ve had a nice time in our hotel and liked our open- and minibar. Wishing you well & with love from Amsterdam, Kind regards, Mark Welbers General Manager
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Robin wrote a review May 2022
Arroyo Grande, California352 contributions133 helpful votes
Other reviews have already talked about all the amenities offered and included. Open bar takes on a whole new meaning as you are welcome to help yourself to anything at the bar 24/7. Included breakfasts were very good with made-to-order eggs. Every day there was a different snack in the "living room" to go with coffee and/or a glass of wine that was present. In addition, the hotel is in a great location on one of the many canals. The staff went above and beyond to locate our friends' luggage that didn't show up for 4 days! I don't easily give 5 stars but this place deserves it.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Robin, It’s always very valuable to us to receive reviews and we would like to thank you for writing one about Banks Mansion! Great to see that you’ve enjoyed our concept in every way possible. Our staff will always try to give you the best service and will always try to help if something is going wrong, like lost luggage. Thank you again for your kind review and rating! Wishing you well & with love from Amsterdam, Kind regards, Mark Welbers General Manager
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Susanne M wrote a review May 2022
Stockholm, Sweden2 contributions
Perfect location by a canal, close to everything. Exceptional experience with very friendly and helpful staff, very generous, both rooms and the all inclusive concept. Very nice breakfast offer included a chef, same one for the 3 days we stayed who remembered us and offered dishes proactively. The entire hotel has a special ambiance and due to the living room concept with open bar and wine and cheese each night we met other guests and really enjoyed the atmosphere.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Susanne, Thank you for your stay at Banks Mansion and your kind words about our staff. It is always very nice to receive compliments about our staff and we will surely let them know that they are doing a great job! We’re happy that you’ve experienced the great atmosphere in The Living and that we were able to give you an experience to never forget. Wishing you well & with love from Amsterdam, Kind regards, Mark Welbers General Manager
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$343 - $467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
The NetherlandsNorth Holland ProvinceAmsterdamGrachtengordel-Zuid / Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) / Centrum
NUMBER OF ROOMS
51
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banks Mansion
Which popular attractions are close to Banks Mansion?
Nearby attractions include SUMSUM Amsterdam (0.3 km), Tuschinski Theater (0.2 km), and Amsterdam Cheese Company (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Banks Mansion?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Banks Mansion?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Banks Mansion?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Banks Mansion?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Banks Mansion?
Conveniently located restaurants include Senses Restaurant, Lumbini Indian & Nepalese Restaurant, and Bhatti Pasal - Authentic Nepalese Food.
Is Banks Mansion located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Amsterdam.
Are any cleaning services offered at Banks Mansion?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Banks Mansion?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Banks Mansion?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Concertgebouw (1.4 km), Portuguese Synagogue (0.9 km), and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (0.7 km).
Does Banks Mansion have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.