The "first choice of business moguls, film stars and presidents" (The Daily Telegraph) visiting Brussels, the Hotel Amigo is well suited to those willing to splash out for the subtle, stylish luxury on offer. Equally, the location can’t be outdone. It’s peaceful and perfectly placed for sightseeing, set on a little street behind the Grand Place, a UNESCO site and the main square in Brussels.
Rather ironically, the hotel owes its name to its past life as a prison or 'vrunt' (in the local Flemish) in the 1500s. The Spanish rulers at the time took the word to mean 'vriend' or 'amigo', and the name has stuck ever since.
Eschewing a bland look, the Rocco Forte property has locally sourced fittings and fixtures and the understated but characterful décor is courtesy of Forte’s sister, Olga Polizzi. Rooms are large, with marbled bathrooms and quirky pieces such as surreally carved fruit figurines. Of several themed suites, the Tin Tin suite is among the most popular, with original artwork from the Hergé Foundation emphasising the character’s Brussels connection. The Armand Blaton is the royal or presidential suite, with a large rooftop terrace.
Restaurant Bocconi serves a generous breakfast buffet and fine Italian food, in a nod to the Amigo’s Italian ownership. There’s also a stylish bar and lounge at ground level and a relatively basic gym, with no pool but plenty of fitness equipment. Throughout the hotel, "faultlessly polite, besuited staff" (Lonely Planet) are well-trained in anticipating guests’ wishes.
From the press:
"Unfussy, coolly stated luxury" -- The Daily Telegraph
"Central and secluded" -- Condé Nast Traveller
"Pleasingly unstuffy yet still luxurious" -- The Guardian
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Chauffeur service (fees apply)
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
DVD / CD player & library
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Complimentary valet service
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Children up to 3 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant's cot/crib and extra beds available on request in the Deluxe Rooms and higher categories only: free of charge for children under 3, 35€ per night for children aged 3 to 11: Extra bed available on request for adults in the Executive Rooms and higher categories only: 50€ per night.
Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
A city tax of 9.28€ per room, per night is included in the total price.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The hotel operates a shuttle service from Brussels Airport. A taxi fare to the city centre normally costs around €45. The airport is also served by trains and buses to central Brussels; the hotel is a short taxi ride from central stations.
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