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
- 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
1 night's stay in this gorgeous hotel.
The hotel is a proper 5-star hotel with valet service, porters, an amazing restaurant and a cozy bar.
The room I stayed in was large for European standards.
Very tastfully furnished, I loved the bathroom.
The hotel is located within walking distance of all the main sightseeing spots in Brussels.
The price was on the high side, but the comfort levels justified it.
A great hotel, only a short stroll to Christmas markets. A massive Christmas tree in the square with stalls and shop shops selling food and trinkets. The hotel staff were incredibly friendly and the room great.
After a long flight from Sydney a bath is a must and this bath was perfect.
I usually come to Brussels for 3 to 4 days for work and stay near my office. For this trip I decided to stay near the Grand Place as I arrived on a Sunday and I thought it would be nice to shop and see the holiday lights. I found the Amigo for a decent rate (under 300 euros) and picked it over a few other places that had mixed reiews. I travel extensively and spend lots of time and hotels, and while this is not a five star property (nor does it hold itself out as that) that is a very impressive boutique style hotel. It looks like the family that owns this has properties in London, Rome, Sicily and a couple of other European countries. It’s a very comfortable hotel with a clean and modern design style and what is a gorgeous historical building. You cannot beat the location, it has a few steps to the Grand Place and write in the middle of a range of shopping and eating options. Although a longer walk to my office, I would contemplate staying here for my entire trip on my next visit, and I will definitely check out the family’s hotels in London and Rome.
What a beautiful Hotel, Hotel Amigo is. My wife and me already went a few times to this splendid hotel and it is incredible how beautiful, luxury, and fine class this hotel is. From the moment on you arrive in the hotel, until the moment you step back in the taxi to airport or other destinations, you are spoiled by the environment, staff and cosy atmosphere. Big thanks to the staff & it's fantastic to see how they are taking their jobs by hart, well done! Go and have a dinner as well in Bocconi, by far the best Italian style resto in Brussels with real & authentic Italian dishes. So tasteful! Thank you, Hotel Amigo, you made, again, our weekend unforgettable! Warmest regards.
The location of this hotel cannot be bettered. Just one block and 2 minutes walking distance to the central square and its historic buildings. Hotel experience itself is also excellent, a true 5 star. Our room, a deluxe double on the third floor, had plenty of space for two persons. The bathroom was quite good, though I did have trouble getting hot water in the overhead shower. The lower shower wand worked perfectly. Excellent service throughout. Twice a day the room was tidied up. Breakfast was also excellent with a good menu of choices featuring everything form eggs to porridge and Belgian waffles. Good espresso also on offer. We also had dinner in the hotel restaurant, which was quite good with excellent table service. Concierge service was top notch. A very friendly pair of gentlemen helped us each morning get directions and tips for local restaurants. This hotel will definitely be our choice on our future return trip to Brussels.