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Banks Mansion Hotel in Amsterdam

I’ve received a message from the Banks Mansion Hotel that I’ve booked, for 7-11 Dec, but I’m not sure what it means. I was confused because a photo of the twin room shows a bed that looks like 2 twin beds pushed together. Can someone help me?
What is one bed w 2 separate mattresses? Is that like the two mattresses that are on top of a base of a king bed?

I need twin beds, and although they have rooms w twin beds, they can guarantee one for us.

“We made a note you prefer a Twin bed! Please note there is 1 Twin bed per room, not 2. Meaning it is 1 bed with 2 separate matrasses together like on our pictures of the bed in the room.”

Thank you!

Posted by
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Look at the picture and look at the headboard. Is it one headboard or two? If it is two, you MIGHT be able to separate. Otherwise, they might be separate if made up separate with blankets, etc. So you are in single beds, but close together. Pretty common in Europe.

EDIT: Based on a picture I saw of the hotel rooms, it looks like the are separate beds, but will be close together. Rooms look pretty tight.

Posted by
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Right. As suggested in your other post, look at pictures of the room. The configuration of two single mattresses upon a larger frame is not uncommon, and there doesn't appear to be room/ability to separate the two with floor space between them. Neither does the hotel advertise a twin room among its room selections: what they have is, "... 1 bed with 2 separate matrasses together like on our pictures of the bed in the room.”

So if you want a room with floor space between the two beds, you should book a different hotel which offers twin rooms, with photos that confirm bed placement. I assume you made a booking which allows you to cancel without penalty?

Here's just one example of the sort of configuration you're looking for. I believe you also were considering this property at one point:

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If you go to look up the Dikker & Thijs Hotel that you earlier mentioned. We have stayed there and I would highly recommend it. From there click on or and you will see that they offer a Superior Twin Canal View Room with free cancellation and no prepayment. That room has two twin beds made up separately but right next to each other. If you are not comfortable with that it also has a sofabed in the room. Otherwise if you are okay with a city view room there is a triple room that has separate beds. The Dikker & Thijs is in a great location on the Prinsengracht Canal and we walked from there to the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, the flower market on the Singel canal and the Lovers Canal boat cruise. It is by a tram stop so you can easily get to Centraal station also. We really felt the Dutch experience at this hotel.