Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo
What We Love
- Easy walking distance to the antiques district of Le Sablon
- Rooms enlivened with Hergé’s characters Tintin, Snowy the dog, and Captain Haddock
- Menus at the Italian restaurant designed with help from Italian master chef Fulvio Pierangelini
What To Know
- WiFi is free
- Rooms can be on the smallish side, starting around 300 square feet
- Rates do not include breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Rocco Forte Hotels’ brand of hospitality is understated and global, but sometimes a bit cheeky, and that’s what defines the company’s outpost in the Belgian capital. The rooms offer a variety of charming views, whether straight through to Town Hall or over the churches and spires of the city. Their generously sized bathrooms have red or green mosaic tiles that match their marble vanities, along with playful figures of Belgian iconic characters like Tintin, Snowy the dog, and Captain Haddock. Less whimsical is the restaurant, where a pair of Italian chefs turn out smart takes on local Belgian produce and meats. A small fitness center helps guests work off the damage.
In the Area
The hotel is in the center of Brussels, right by the UNESCO-protected Grand-Place Market Square. Some of the city’s best restaurants are also a short hop away. Scheltema is a classic Belgian brasserie and an institution since 1972, and La Roue d’Or has an Art Deco appeal. For Michelin-starred gastronomic experiences, there’s Comme Chez Soi and the Japanese-inspired Jaloa. On a more culturally minded note, the Magritte Museum pays homage to the surrealist artist, while the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate celebrates one of Belgium’s most beloved cultural contributions.
How to Get There
very professional staff at check in, my pre registered guests key packs were there read ready and waiting... restaurant is terrific, I sat outside and had a lovely dinner.. bar stays open late, great cocktails and superb wine list and of course they have there own beer.. it's red and it's delicious... excellent breakfast also...
Took a Friday night Eurostar - 2 hours later we arrived - 20 mins after that, we were at the hotel. My room was a suite - and in the rooftop of the hotel with slanted ceilings, spacious lounge with views over Brussels through the little windows that stem from the original old building. Through the door and I am in the bedroom - king bed - 2nd large tv, a walk through wardrobe to the bathroom.
From breakfast to the bar for drinks - and an Italian meal in the evening - all served so so well. Apart from choosing what to have they really did the rest without you asking.
Nothing was too much trouble and this has to be best location and would happily stay there again - see you there soon.
An excellent hotel that is located one short block from the Grand Place. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The staff was extremely helpful in quickly resolving an issue I had with my phone charger.Can't go wrong by staying here.
I stayed at Hotel Amigo earlier this week for a brief holiday in Brussels. As I was coming post business trip I was alone and I would advise that staying in this hotel is a wonderful idea for a solo traveller. I did find that Brussels can be somewhat challenging to see solo given some of the difficulties with outer areas and for me especially walking from Brussels Midi Station to the hotel. I will say that if I hadn’t stayed at Hotel Amigo I think my stay would have been completely ruined by my experience near the station but instead my stay was completely transformed after arrival to be beautiful. The bell staff were incredibly welcoming and helpful, the concierge Jean is knowledgable and even was able to fix the broken lock on my suitcase, Caroline from guest relations is professional and will assist thoughtfully with anything you need and the bar staff make the best drinks and hot chocolate I have ever had! The location of the hotel is incredible and even if you’re too tired to walk too far you can just so easily enjoy an entire day at the grand palace because it is literally on the doorstep of the hotel!
On my way back to Brussels Midi station at the end of my trip I elected for the transfer service the hotel offers and I would highly recommend it for anyone coming in or out of Brussels Midi alone! The driver even parked and accompanied me to the station doors!
If you are questioning whether Hotel Amigo is worth the price - yes, it definitely is! NB: I had a classic suite and I do believe it was worth it.
Best place to stay hands down in Brussels. 5 star service all around from front desk, concierge, bell staff and restaurant. The room service and maid service were exceptional and were always accommodating of my requests. 5 star hotel and service all around. I would highly recommend and stay here again.