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Review: Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo Brussels

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Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo Brussels

For years, I have wanted to stay at a Rocco Forte Hotel. If you’re unfamiliar, Rocco Forte, operates 5 star hotels across Europe and their reputation is superb service nested in personal, boutique properties. Most of them are not just luxury hotels, but found in architecturally significant buildings in superb locations.

This was the case of the Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo Brussels, and was a great spot to spend the night exploring Brussels after flying Emirates Game Changer First Class from Dubai to Brussels.

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Stay Details:

  • When: January 2023
  • Where: Brussels, Belgium
  • Rate: 300Euros
    • Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts
    • 100 Euro property credit
    • Breakfast for 2
    • 4pm late check out
    • Room Upgrade


My buddy Dave booked this hotel with via American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts, and utilized his $200 hotel credit to offset the room rate which was just under 300 Euros.

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We chose this property due to it’s location.

Not only is it a 10 min uber from the train station, but only a minute or two from the Manequin Pis, and maybe 60 seconds from the Grand Place. Truly an extraordinary location.


The hotel feels boutique and 5 star; however, my first impression was that it could use a bit of a refresh. It’s not tired, but this grande dame is starting to show its age, and I’d say that carried over to the rest of the common spaces and rooms.

a room with a red chair and a counter


The room was quite small, nice, but small and cold. In fact, we couldn’t raise the temperature of the room despite adjusting the thermostat and we surmised this was because of the limitations by the Belgium government on energy usage. We ended up sleeping in heavy pajamas and throwing extra blankets on the beds.

I enjoyed the stay, but my teeth were clattering a bit.

We requested 2 twin beds, but as you can see, they were a bit close together lol.

a bedroom with a television and a couch

The closet and safe along with slippers


Small but the water pressure was excellent!

a bathroom with a sink and bathtubA few of the amenities:


The building is old and you need to wind and weave your way over to the gym. It’s nice, but small…are you noticing a running theme?

a room with exercise equipment and a mirror wall


Lobby Bar

We ate in the lobby bar, which is comprised of two rooms, and used up our $100 credit. It was notably cold regardless of room we sat in, and in all honesty, I thought the food to be quite unremarkable. I did order an American style dish vs something more traditionally Belgian so perhaps they would excel more on items within their own wheelhouse.

Bocconia room with a red chair and a counter

Breakfast in the morning was beaufitul and very good. Not only was the buffet quite extensive, but you could order hot items as well…like a Belgian waffle.

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I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again if the price were right. The location can’t be beat, within 10 to 15 minutes walk of the Brussels Palace, St Michele Cathedral, and roughly 30 minute walk to the European Parliament.

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