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
Great hotel with a nice central location. Very professional staff and nice rooms made this a very pleasent stay. Great for seing city center. Breakfast is very nice even though a little pricy. Would go here again.
We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Amigo, just by the Grand Place. We had a room upgrade and a lovely cake was waiting in the room as it was my husbands birthday. The reception staff were very pleasant and the concierge team helpful. We had cocktails in Bar A, the hotels trendy and elegant bar. We also had dinner and breakfast in their restaurant Bocconi, which was very enjoyable.
A short family weekend in Brussels after my son worked hard for his exams. Great hotel, location, deco and staff. Really friendly staff making a real effort (that didn’t feel like an effort) to make you feel welcome and looked after. Concierge helped us find a great local restaurant on Saturday night when we had left our table booking too late and she cheerfully called several places! Dinner on Friday in Boccini was pricey but very good.I’ve stayed a few times in Brussels and this is my favourite hotel.
Lovely city hotel. Location is just fantastic and perfect for exploring the sites.
The service was very warm and friendly.
We ate in the bar (Belgian fries are excellent), the restaurant where the food was again well above average though the service a little less on point (slow and inattentive).
The facilities are though limited. The hotel felt more boutique than anything else. The rooms were classic and had baths rather than showers.
Overall, this is a great place to stay at in Brussels if you are not staying in at the hotel.
You cannot ask for a better location. It's right at the corner from the "Grand Place", which maybe the prettiest square in all of Europe, despite the fierce competition. The hotel itself prides itself on its interiors and it's completely justified. The corridors are pimped with superb replicas of famous art-pieces and the staircase looking down from above to the lobby is a masterpiece (photo included). The concierge service was excellent, I really enjoyed talking to Mark and the other concierges, they were both well informed and enthusiastic. I would recommend their tips and suggestion, especially if you are taking a day trip via the train to Bruges (highly recommended) My room was spacious and very well appointed. The only down-side was that there was no view, possibly as it is located in a pretty crowded old town location, but be aware that the courtyard view on the 3rd floor will have you looking straight at the windows of the police station! The breakfast is both a large buffet and cooked meals, but beware, apparently a sunny side up fried egg, will be served as an over-cooked fried egg. My waiter told me that's how a sunny side up is served in Belgium!! I would avoid the food at the hotel and eat in the atmospheric pubs and the many gourmet restaurants suggested by the concierge instead! In case you get the muchies, there"s alway the worlds best "Frites" available at every corner. Despite the average food, I would highly recommend this hotel