A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Hotel Amigo is a true reference in the Belgian capital. Its “Tintin” suite is a must for fans of the comic, like us. Set a course for Brussels, Thundering typhoons!
Here we are at the heart of Brussels, near the Grand-Place. At the Hotel Amigo, unanimously considered one of the most beautiful squares in Northern Europe. Talk about an invitation to travel. But our SoBARNES top pick has to be the Tintin suite, you guessed it, dedicated to the world created by Hergé. In the capital of comics, Hotel Amigo is the only place to offer this experience, thanks to a partnership with Moulinsart, the company that manages the work by Hergé. Step into this 860 sq ft suite in the company of Tintin, Captain Haddock, Thomson and Thompson and Castafiore.
And Snowy keeping watch in the connecting room - ideal for families. Hergé’s creations are everywhere, from the bed linen to the cushions and towels. The adventure continues in the breakfast space, with a reading and drawing corner that will delight young guests who can dig into their food served in Tintin dishes.
And personally we can't help but admire the drawing composed by Steven Spielberg during his stay at the hotel for the release of the film Tintin ten years ago now..
But you don't need to be a die-hard Tintin fan to appreciate the venue in itself, given the high-end service provided by this hotel that joined the Rocco Forte collection in 2000.
Let’s round off our visit with the SoBARNESpedia fact to impress your friends back home:
Why is the hotel named Amigo? In the 16th century, the building was used as a prison. The Spanish soldiers mixed up the Flemish words vrunt (prison) and vriend (friend) so got into the habit of calling the building and its street amigo!
Hotel Amigo - Rue de l'Amigo 1/3 - 1000 Bruxelles - BELGIQUE
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