Flat-screen satellite TV with a DVD player and free film channels come as standard in the air-conditioned rooms at Banks. They also include a free private minibar with luxurious cut-glass decanters of whiskey, cognac and gin.
The warm décor is complemented by dark wood furniture and stained glass windows. Each of the bathrooms includes a relaxing rain shower. It is also possible to select a choice of pillow from the pillow menu.
A breakfast is served daily, including eggs, breads and pancakes. In The Living lounge guests can relax in the large armchairs and enjoy free drinks, tea/coffee and snacks throughout the day, including afternoon cheese platters.
Banks Mansion is only 250 metres from the Kalverstraat shopping area. The Keizersgracht tram stop is 140 metres away and offers direct links to Museum Square.
The hotel also offers a Vespa rental service and staff are happy to offer advice about attractions at the tour desk. Guests have free use of an iPad in lobby. Local landmarks include Hermitage Museum, Rembrandtplein, Flower market, all within a 5-minute walk away.
Hotel Rooms: 51
Herengracht 519 – 525, Amsterdam City Centre, 1017 BV Amsterdam