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
The rooms were too old, and the was an entire army of people at the entrance waiting for you and welcoming you, however no one saw my wife was looking for the toilet.
The breakfast was good but too expensive tough.
We won't return back again.
Loved my two-night stay at the Hotel Amigo. I took the Eurostar from London and met my daughter who was doing study abroad in Paris. It was the perfect meeting point for a mother-daughter getaway. The hotel is immaculate, the service is impeccable and with effortless class they pampered us from beginning to end. The amazing thing was barely what I've paid for 3-star chains in the US. Concierge gave us great recommendations for shopping and for the evening we chose to dine at the hotel as the ambiance was such a pleasure. Excellent room amenities - definitely 5-star.
We arrived late at night to our airport hotel to find we were overbooked. We then got two rooms at Amigo hotel and it was great. No noise, great breakfast table. Would love to go back again for leissure. And LOVED having Magritte references all around <3
Stayed at Amigo for 2 nights during may 2018 with family. Located centrally and hence was very easy to visit places. It is right next to the Grand Place.
The hotel has a nice and warm feel when you enter. The rooms were spacious. The bathrooms did have tintin miniatures which were my favourite. The breakfast was sumptuous.
The concierge staff were very friendly. They guided us the right way to go around and explained the places well. Was very easy to visit after taking the directions from them.
I wanted to stay near the Grand Place and found online the Hotel Amigo. Everything was really nice, the hotel staff knew our name and helped us make many trips. Only downside was we ate in the hotel restaurant, however the food took way too long to be served. Waiter seemed to forget us, we had our grandson with us who had to get back to his college to study for finals. If you go there ask before hand about the timeframe for the meal. I will go back next time in Brussels. Linda F, Sunland, California USA