We arrived on a late flight from Schippol and were warmly greeted with iced tea and face towels at reception. The room overlooked the stunning garden and was comfortable and glamorous with everything you needed to relax and unwind after a stressful journey. Complimentary water and bath products slippers and a coffee machine all helped make our stay delightful.
The staff couldn't have been more helpful and seemed to delight in solving any dilemmas advising on where to eat and where the markets were they were the stars of the show.
Breakfast was delightful as the dining room overlooks the gardens and the choice of food available meant you lingered and soaked up the beauty of the surroundings
The whole feel of the hotel is stylish dark and mysterious like a Dutch canvas especially in the bar where you can sit in black leather armchairs and watch life on the canal we were very pleased with our choice of hotel for our first visit to Amsterdam....we will be returning very soon
Hotel is very well located just off Rembrandt Square. Hotel has odd set up... with it being two hotels on one site. We only stayed for the weekend with another couple and in that short space of time... we both had one separate day where our room had not been cleaned, even though we had been up and out quite early. The rooms are compact and quite modern with the bathroom being a wetroom. I would note that the wetroom's outer shower wall was an etched glass panel that you could more or less see through from the bedroom side. Fine for a couple, but might be uncomfortable if you were sharing a room with a friend! Staff generally were miserable (bar the helpful concierge) with the check out staff not even bothering to ask if everything had been ok or if we had had a pleasant stay. Everything seemed to be quite an effort. Regardless of the hotel staff we had a great weekend with plenty to do and see and loads of places to eat and drink on and beyond the Square. Extra tip.... take ear plugs as the night life is more "morning life".
Good hotel in a great location. Whether in Amsterdam for business or pleasure, the Hampshire hotel is good to come to. I especially appreciated a full bathtub, and the key card security on elevator controlling access to the floors.
The hotel provided the museum tickets and then it was a 10 minutes walk to get there. lovely location, great concierge who booked us fabulous restaurants nearby. Staff very attentive, lovely hotel. Would definitely go back.
From the moment you step into the Banks, you are transported to an earlier time, when discriminating travellers enjoyed meeting other travellers over a drink after a day of touring. The Banks promotes this kind of camaraderie with their impeccably decorated living room where happy hour is celebrated in style.
The rooms are typically European in siZe, the location is excellent and the ambience amazing
The hotel is situated by the canal. The tram runs in front of the building every 10 to 15 minutes and is a short 15 minute ride to the Central Train Station. It's an easy walk to the museums and the canal boat stop is right by the hotel.
The only downside is that there is barely enough closet space or drawer space if you're staying a few nights. Otherwise the room is comfortable enough and a decent size.
The classic Amsterdam image of stately canals, the Canal Loop is principally the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, lined with gracious tall 17th and 18th-century houses. Some of these are now museums, most notably the eccentric Kattenkabinet. The Amstel is a more down-to-earth waterway, lined with houseboats and famous for its classic much–photographed Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge). The floating Flower Market is also a much-loved canal feature.
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