On a recent father/daughter trip to Europe, my dad and I carved out a couple days to spend in Brussels, Belgium. Given that we only had about 24 hours to explore Brussels, we wanted to make sure we were centrally locates to allow us to squeeze in as much as possible. Staying at Hotel Amigo allowed us to do just that. Aside from its prime location, the hotel offered plenty of other amenities that made our stay an enjoyable one. Below is an inside look at this historic 5-star hotel that you may want to consider on your next trip to Brussels.
When you don’t have much time to explore, staying in a central location is crucial. Hotel Amigo is just steps away from Grand Place, the train station, a variety of restaurants, bars and boutiques as well as Brussels’ antique district, Le Sablon. It couldn’t be more convenient!
I usually don’t spend enough time in hotels to make the most of all their amenities. This time around I wish I had because Hotel Amigo offers plenty of upscale amenities.
Hotel Amigo features two on-site eateries, Ristorante BoCConi and Bar Amigo.
Head to BoCConi for an elegant Italian dining experience featuring classic yet elevated dishes that utilize locally sourced produce. Enjoy the restaurant’s stylish indoor setting or dine on the outdoor terrace during warm weather months.
Bar Amigo is the perfect setting to enjoy a midday snack and cocktail, an aperitif before heading to dinner or an after-hours drink accompanied by live music following a long day exploring the city.
Take your the experience to the next level with a private gin tasting (€25) or a “Chocolate Afternoon Tea” offered daily from 3:30-6pm (€25 for chocolates and tea or add champagne for an additional €10)
Heading to Brussels for a special occasion? Hotel Amigo can tailor an experience just for you. Choose from the chocolate lovers package, the culinary experience, the “art in the heart of Brussels” package and many more. Offers include a combination of daily breakfast, specialty cocktails, private tours and other surprises. Click here to see more options.
Hotel Amigo offers 9 tiers of room options ranging from the classic, featuring a city or courtyard view, to the Armand Blaton penthouse suite named after the hotel’s founder. Guests of the suite enjoy views of town hall, a private kitchen, fireplace, complimentary tickets to the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts and much more. Life is good at the top!
Rooms range from €250 to €3,000 a night. Those rates double during peak travel times including the winter holiday season. Click here for booking and availability.
WHAT I LOVED
There is a lot to love about Hotel Amigo. The following are the features that stood out during my stay.
Location: Hotel Amigo is perfectly situated steps away from all the major attractions. It made it easy for us to squeeze in a lot of sightseeing into a short amount of time.
Decor: Step foot into Hotel Amigo and you’re instantly treated to luxury and grandeur from the spiral staircase in the lobby and Carrara marble in the bathrooms to the classic Belgian accents and historical relics featured throughout.
Evening entertainment: While checking in to Hotel Amigo, we were treated to live music emanating from Bar Amigo. It was an added touch that enganced the experience and was a welcome feature each evening when returning to the hotel after a long day exploring the city.
WHAT I DIDN’T LOVE
My dad and I had a wonderful stay at Hotel Amigo and it was hard to find anything negative to say about the hotel. The following were my only complaints.
No coffee maker: I’m not a regular coffee drinker, but when I’m abroad I do like to indulge with a morning coffee or hot tea before bed. At Hotel Amigo, coffee makers are only available upon request.
*Guest tip: be specific when requesting room beverages. The first night we ordered hot tea and received a delightful spread of teas and cookies, not realizing it was €14. The next night we requested a tea maker, which was complimentary.
No iron: I always find it a bit inconvenient when there’s no iron in the room. Again, they are available upon request, but it’s one extra call that has to be made.
No breakfast: One feature I always look for in a hotel is complimentary breakfast. It’s so convenient when you can just head down to the cafe for a quick bite and map out the rest of your day. Unfortunately, breakfast is only offered to suite guests at Hotel Amigo.
If you’re looking for elegance, luxury and historic Belgian accents with a modern touch in the heart of the city, consider checking into hotel Amigo on your next visit to Brussels!
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