In summary, a secret hotel is a hotel, with available rooms, that does not care to advertise cut rates. In exchange for listing without stating their name, customers profit from around 50% off their suite when they book via Hotwire and around 35% when they book via Lastminute. Once you select your dates and location, you’ll be given the secret hotels with available suites. You will then be able to check them against each other by looking at their star rating, where they’re situated as highlighted on Google Maps and their list of features in the description. Another useful device is the Tripadvisor rating provided next to every property on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So although you don’t know the name of the establishment until you’ve booked it, the gamble is lessened by the sheer amount of facts divulged about each hotel. For example, if you book a five star in Knightsbridge with an award winning restaurant, how risky can it be? Naturally some listings have fewer details, so for some this is more of a risk.
Booking agent description: Found in the beautiful Musicians Quarter in the heart of Nice, this 19th century hotel is ideally located for experiencing the city. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast in the hotels restaurant or unwind in the gym or with a drink overlooking the garden. The en suite rooms are designed in a cool and contemporary style and have free wifi, air conditioning and satellite TV.
Location: Nice, Nice
Hotel rating: 4 out of 153 reviews
Hotel facilities: 24 hour security, Air Conditioning, airport shuttle service (on request), Airport transfers, Car rental desk, City tours, Eco-Friendly, Elevator/Lift, Express check-in/check-out, Free newspaper, Gardens, Laundry, Luggage room, Private car transfers, Reading room, Reception (24 hours), Safety deposit box, Terrace, Theatre reservations, Wi Fi, 24 hour concierge, Gay Friendly
Room facilities: Air Conditioning, Cable television, City Map, Complimentary toiletries, Daily housekeeping, Flat screen LCD TV, Telephone, Wake-up calls, High speed internet connection, Work desk with lamp, Hairdryer, Separate Hanging Closet, Heating, Kettle
Accepted credit cards: American Express, ANCV, Carte Bleue, Diners Club International, EC, Eurocard, JCB, Mastercard, Visa, Visa Electron
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Small pets welcome (extra charge), Smoking permitted in designated guest rooms
Childrens amenities: Babysitting, Cot on request
Disabled amenities: Accessible Rooms
Business amenities: Fax service, PC for Guests, Photocopying