Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo

, Brussels, Belgium
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Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo

, Brussels
5 star

Rooms: 174

1 Rue de L'Amigo - Brussels - 1000 - Belgium Hotel Website | | 02 547 4747
406 Traveller

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8/10
Little luxury touches!
Submitted by: Evelyn Gamble in 04/03/05
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: N/A
I stayed at the Amigo over Christmas and New Year, last year (2000-01). I was very much impressed with the courtesy and helpfulness of the staff, and all the little luxury touches (like the terry-cloth bathrobes provided along with the usual towels, etc.) Even though their prices are a bit of a stretch for my somewhat limited budget, I have already booked a room there for my June visit to hear "Damnation de Faust" at La Monnaie. (I don't often get a chance to be that royally pampered, and I loved it!)
3/10
Horrible location and poor service
Submitted by: Alex de Nicolo' in 17/03/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Italy
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Even if the hotels looks good (the renovation is very impressive), the location is horrible. Yes, the hotel is next to the Grand Place, but also next to all the souvenir shops and budget grec restaurants and pizzerie with all the noisy waiters (definitively not belgian...) who asks you to enter, like in the erotic shops of Paris. The people walking in front of the hotel is definitively not chic. The cuisine is excellent. The young italian chef, Giuseppe Colella is great. I have eaten there twice. By the way the restaurant is not really comfortable: the ceiling is very low and if the air conditioning is not at 100% power the temperature is very hot. And, last but not least, the service is very poor. I asked a dinner suggestion to one of the concierge and he get a look to the same restaurant guide I have bought in Italy. He sadi he have booked for me a restaurant (Lola, place de Sablon). When I have arrived no reservation was done and the restaurant was sold out (and it is not so easy to find a table in a restaurant in central brussels during july at 9pm). The receptionist has been very rude with me when at the check out I asked to have two different invoices instead of only one.
9/10
A Welcoming Place To Stay
Submitted by: Linda in 26/12/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
We have stayed at Hotel Amigo several times over the past few years. It is always a very welcoming place to come back to. The rooms are relaxing, always clean and very well decorated. The beds are heavenly.
8/10
Luxury in central Brussels
Submitted by: Judith in 29/05/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
Comfortable, attractively decorated room with luxurious bathroom. Quiet despite central Brussels location.
1/10
Second thoughts after second stay
Submitted by: Evelyn Gamble in 21/08/06
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Other
You may ignore the favorable comments I made about this hotel after my stay in December, 2000. The hotel subsequently changed hands, and is no longer an independent, but part of an overpriced chain. On my disappointing second stay there in June, 2002, I found that the cuisine had seriously deteriorated, breakfast was no longer included in the price of the room, and the place was full of loud-mouthed American business people. It is still a luxury hotel, but I found that I was paying more money and encountering less of the ambience that had prompted my stay.

One of things I liked best about the Amigo the first time was its interesting menu, with invariably well-prepared food. My second time there, the restaurant had become decidedly second-rate. (Perhaps because their American clientelle don't really treasure good food, so long as there is a well-stocked bar.)

Historical Traveller Reviews of Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo

Eurostar and Amigo combo.

from A TripAdvisor Member
We combined a weekend at the Amigo with a first class Eurostar train package. The train is a very civilised method of travelling and formed part of our break. The food, service and drinks were very good. The Amigo is only minutes away from the station, just over €5 taxi ride away. Very efficient and friendly doormen greeted us out of the taxi and took our luggage then showed us to our room; a €5 tip seemed to be acceptable. The position of the hotel could not be better; turn left out of the hotel for about 70 yards brings you onto the Grand Place. Turning right for about the same distance, you will find, on the left, The Waffle Factory, where waffles are made from the tradition dough on site (try the cream and honey). Walk a further 100 yards on the same road to see the Manneken Pis (very disappointing). The cost and poor value of eating breakfast in the hotel meant that we took breakfast on the Grand Place, which was very pleasant and a good opportunity to see the city coming alive. The service in the bar was first class with prices reflecting the quality of the hotel, as a none smoker I was disappointed at the amount of smoke in this area and the fact that another guest decided to bring a baby into the bar at 10pm was also a little irritating. The pianist was fun but his unofficial accompaniment was rather trying. The bedroom was fine given the limitations of the site, however, we would have liked to have been offered a non-smoking room as there was defiantly a residual smell of smoke in the room. The bathroom was first class and well appointed the under floor heating was very welcome. It is a nice 30 minute walk away to the station to pick up the Eurostar. Head towards the Bourse turn left then head for the large tower block with a dish on the side; this is the station. Overall highly recommended hotel though I would not wish to stay in Brussels for more that two days but the Eurostar is enjoyable.

1st class service and the best location possible.

from A TripAdvisor Member
Took Trip Advisors advice and booked Hotel Amigo through lastminute.com. The staff offered First class service. We borrowed an umbrella for the two days we were there at no cost and no hassle. Every member of staff that we had contact with were friendly courteous and spoke perfect English. The location COULD NOT be any better and all of central Brussels was in walking distance. The rooms were immaculate and cleaned twice a day - they never interupted our stay to do this. My main concern before getting there was how noisy it might be, being so close to the Grand Place, it was silent. Perfect.

5 star hotel that acts like a 2

from HotelGourmand
Front desk staff were ridiculous. Gave our upgrade to someone else then blamed us for thier mistake. Nice location next to the the Grand Markt. The concierge recommended a very bad restaraunt. While "nice" this hotel did not meet our expectations.
Next time we'll go back to the Hyatt Bercy.

The Perfect Place to Stay

from GerberMan
We trusted the Trip Advisor and booked the Hotel Amigo at the last minute. What a great decision. This hotel was located as close as you can get to the Grand Place, directly behind the Town Hall. It was an amazing location, perfect for walking to all of the major sights. The service was great, they greated us at the cab sporting black top hats, spoke great English, and took care of our every request. To make it even better we got a great rate from Expedia which was half of the rack rate. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

One-Night

from Richinger
Business Trip, stayed one night. VERY close to BEAUTIFUL Grand Place (in my experience the most beautiful square in the world). Amigo has modest appearance from outside and reputation as one of Brussels top (and most expensive) hotels. Helpful staff, although I did not have any strange or extra requests. Breakfast satisfactory but not at the same level as the price.

t be better

from Natsw
We booked this hotel as part of a cheap flight/hotel package and were really impressed. Literally a 30 second walk from the Grand Place, it's right near everything the centre has to offer. The hotel itself was clean and well decorated - if a little business-like. The only thing to watch out for is the breakfast - it wasn't included in our package and was incrediby expensive - give it a miss. Other than that a great place to stay.

we were very pleased

from stray
My daughter and I stayed at the Hotel Amigo for four nights during the middle of September. We were very pleased. Our room was small and had a view of an office building, but otherwise, it was delightful. The hotel is sparkling clean and bright, and our room was kept in immaculate condition with twice daily turn down service. Toiletries were replenshed after every use, and linens as well as towels were of high quality. The bathroom was extremely spacious with good water pressure. Room service was prompt, and hotel employees friendly and helpful. It was not a tour group hotel, but seemed to be utilized by upscale business travellers. I particularly liked it that, although the rate was pretty high averaging around $275 a night, the hotel did not try and nickle and dime you. A paper was provided each morning, there was no charge to reach an AT&T operator for long distance, and they did not have one of those mini bars where when you touch a can of soda you are immediately charged. Brussells was a delightful city and the Hotel Amigo added to the wonderful experience. OH, the location is great! It is just a block from the Place and within easy walking distance of fabulous restaurants. On my next trip there I hope to be able to return to the Hotel Amigo.

great choice

from A TripAdvisor Member
excelent location. only a few blocks from the train station and very near many neat things to see / places to walk around. hotel room was really nice / modern as were bathrooms. great value around $150 / night.

This must be the place.

from codejd
I've always wanted to stay here but have never been able to find a good rate until I stumbled upon lastminute.com.

The place is adjacent to the Grand Place in a very busy neighborhood. As you are let out of the taxi the very polite doorman took our bags and escorted us into the lobby for an easy check-in and then taken up to our room.

The room was rather large with a spectacular bathroom complete with a deep tub and bidet. It WAS rather noisy with the window open, but once you closed the window and flicked on the A/C, all was well. This is one of those newly refubished hotels that make you stick a credit card key in a slot as you enter just so you'll be able to use the lights, etc. I've run into this once or twice before and find it a bit unnecessary. The bed was king sized and comfortable!!!

Nice Hotel, Shame about the Service

from isabelle304
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Amigo in August 2003 (before I moved to Brussels to live there permanently). This is a nice enough hotel, well located a stone's throw from the Grand' Place. We were given a large, nicely decorated room on the 4th floor with a lovely little balcony on which we could stand and admire the view over the rooftops.

What spoilt our stay however, was to find the door to our room left open one day when we returned from one of our expeditions. Not only that, but when we reported it to the front desk, nobody had the decency to even call us back to keep us informed as to how this might have happened. When we physically went down to the front desk to make enquiries, we were told that the door had been left open by housekeeping while the chambermaid was getting some towels. This was a blatant lie as there was no chambermaid on the floor when we had returned, and there were no towels needed in our bathroom! I was truly shocked and disappointed that this had happened in a hotel of the reputation of the Amigo.

Because of that incident, and the poor way in which it was handled, I will never return there again.

Top Local Tips for Brussels

Place st catherine This area is an excellent place to find food, drink and to watch the world go by. There is a stand up wine bar where you can buy fish to eat or takeaway called the mer du nord.

Execllent food We could have chosen numerous restaurants to eat at, I would say food is Brussels main attraction. We ate at somewhere called "the village idiot" (in French). It only opens Mon - Friday which maybe gives an idea of how popular it is - how many restaurants can afford to take Saturday's off?. If you can vist there, you should, but book ahead.

Month of January is very cold 20-40 F. degrees but great for shopping. If you ever go to Brussels in January, take advantage of the shopping deals. Most stores have a 50% discount signs on their windows. People are friendly and almost everyone speaks English.

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  • Address: 1 Rue de L'Amigo - Brussels - 1000 - Belgium
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