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.…
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! …
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.
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!
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
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
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!…
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.
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.
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.