- The beautiful welcome gift
- The babies - kids - teens programs
- The Tintin's decoration objects
- The Grand'Place, located just 50 metres away
- The fitness room
- The Italian gourmet restaurant Bocconi
A luxurious 5-star hotel combining history and modernity, the Amigo opens its doors to traveling families in the heart of historic Brussels.
Located just a few steps from the famous Grand’Place, the establishment offers splendid views of the buildings of the latter, its belfry as well as the streets of Brussels.
From Brussels-Zaventem International Airport, it will only take you 20 minutes to reach Amigo. You can take a train directly from the airport. It will drop you off at Central Station, just a 5-minute walk from the hotel. If you come by car, valet parking is available.
The Amigo is a family-owned hotel designed for families. Upon your arrival in the lobby, you will immediately feel its mixture of old prestige and contemporary comfort. Near the reception, comfortable red velvet sofas invite you to sit down. If you let your eyes wander, you can see splendid Flemish tapestries, charcoal sketches on the walls, and especially the majestic stone slabs that adorn the entrance. These stones have survived the centuries and have been part of the building since 1620.
Before being a luxury hotel, the Amigo occupied a very different function. In the 1500s, during the Spanish occupation, the building was bought by the city council to be a prison. This is where the current name of the hotel comes from. Indeed, in Flemish (one of the 3 national languages of Belgium, with French and German) prison is called “vrunt” and “vrunt” rhymes surprisingly with another Flemish word, “vriend” which means “friend” … This confused the Spanish soldiers who, instead of hearing “vrunt”, heard “vriend” and translated it naturally into their language as ‘amigo’! Today, the hotel’s street is called Rue d’Amigo in French, but also Vruntstraat (Street of the Prison) in Flemish! A vestige of the past, a mysterious secret passage still links the Amigo to the nearby town hall…
The Amigo became a hotel in 1957 (in anticipation of the 1958 World Fair), under the impetus of the Blaton family. Since 2000, it has belonged to the luxurious family chain Rocco Forte, a guarantee of quality and excellence, which owns the hotel. The establishment offers 173 rooms (including 19 suites), 1 restaurant, 1 bar, 1 gym, 1 valet parking and several conference rooms.
The hotel has 9 different types of rooms and suites:
The Classic Chambers (28 sqm – 301 sqft) : from the Carrara marble bathroom, to the Magritte reproductions on the walls, the classic bedroom seduces with its natural chic. The various rooms offer views of the streets of Brussels or the Amigo inner courtyard. The classic rooms can be connected to each other for families.
The Deluxes Rooms (32 sqm – 344 sqft) : deluxes rooms improve on the standards of the classic room by providing more space (they can also be connected to each other).
In the Executive Rooms (36 sqm – 387 sqft), you will discover a new atmosphere. Spanish art objects and African tapestries are reminiscent of Belgium’s colonial past. Executive Rooms feature marble bathrooms, desks, sitting areas and views of the inner courtyard.
Ideal for families, the Junior Suites (60 sqm – 645 sqft) place Magritte at the center of their decoration, with large sculptures of apples and pears, in reference to the most famous works of the painter. They have a large wardrobe for the whole family to store their belongings and a marble bathroom with separate shower. From the suites, you can admire the cobblestone streets, which are typical of Brussels.
The Classic Suites (70 sqm – 753 sqft) offer a more contemporary decoration, revolving around ceramics. Some have a view of the hotel courtyard, others the streets. Strong point: the elegant living area, separate from the bedroom. Some bathrooms offer a separate shower.
The Deluxes Suites (80 sqm – 861 sqft) are colourful and play on gray, orange and red. The separate living area has an office if Mom or Dad needs to spend some time at work. Deluxes suites can be connected to Deluxes Rooms to guarantee maximum space for the whole family.
From the Executive Suites lounge (75 sqm – 807 sqft) you will have the chance to have a direct view of the Grand’Place of Brussels! The bathroom has a bath and a shower and these suites can be connected with a Deluxe Room.
With its 110 sqm (1184 sqft), the René Magritte Suite has everything to make your stay a dream. In an elegant style, embellished with bright, painter-specific colors, the suite offers a small bar with a coffee machine, a living-dining room, a bedroom, a dressing room and a marble bathroom. A nod to Magritte is available even in the service of coffee cups with motifs featuring his most beautiful works. The suite can be connected to a Deluxe Room. From the living room window, you will have a direct view of the belfry of the Grand’Place.
Finally, the Armand Blaton Suite (180 sqm – 1937 sqft) is the height of space and luxury. From the name of the hotel’s founder, this unique suite is located on the top floor of the Amigo. From its generous panoramic terrace (60 sqm – 645 sqft) with garden furniture, the whole family will enjoy a splendid view over the roofs of the city. A small apartment, the suite has a private kitchen, a fireplace in the spacious living room and a marble bathroom decorated with red and green mosaics and equipped with a separate shower. The Blaton Suite can also be connected to a Deluxe Room.
All rooms and suites are designed to accommodate 2 adults and can have an extra bed for a baby or a child under 16 years old (with the exception of Classic Rooms and Deluxes). Each bedroom / suite can be furnished with a king-size bed or two twin beds.
Ristorante Bocconi invites Amigo guests on a culinary journey to Italy. Tasty and elaborate cuisine, with Mediterranean flavors, is served here for lunch and dinner. The atmosphere is bright and the turquoise walls add a festive note. In summer, you can dine on the pleasant terrace along the streets of old Brussels.
The Bocconi also serves breakfast in the form of a generous buffet with a kids corner dedicated to younger guests. On Sundays, an elegant and gourmet brunch is organized.
For an aperitif or a coffee, the Amigo bar welcomes you in a cozy and sophisticated atmosphere. The bar offers a fine wine list, cocktails and cognacs, as well as special cocktails that are low in calories.