To summarise, a secret hotel is an establishment, with availability, that does not like to promote markdowns. In return for listing anonymously, guests gain from around 50% off their suite when they book with Hotwire and as much as 35% when they book through Lastminute. After you pick your dates and city, you’ll be given the secret hotels with available suites. You can then cross reference against each other by checking their star rating, where they’re situated as highlighted on Google Maps and their list of facilities in the description. Another helpful device is the Tripadvisor rating displayed next to every property on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So despite the fact that you don’t know the name of the establishment until you’ve booked it, the risk is diminished by the sheer quantity of facts revealed about every hotel. For example, if you book a 5 star in Knightsbridge with an award winning bar, how wrong can you go? Naturally some secret hotels have fewer details, so for some guests this is more of a gamble.
Booking agent description: This modern 4-star hotel can be found in Munich's Sendling district, close to to the scenic Westpark and River Isar, and well-connected to the rest of the city by the U-Bahn. Start the morning by enjoying a selection of breakfast favourites and local specialties in the on-site restaurant, and after a day of exploring the city, refresh in the hotels spa and gym. Or just sit back in your room and take advantage of the free wifi, soundproofing, air conditioning and cable TV.
Location: Sendling-Westpark, Munichout of 116 reviews
Hotel facilities: Room Service, Air Conditioning, Currency Exchange, Elevator/Lift, Free newspaper, Laundry, Luggage room, Night Porter, Parking, Postal and fax service, Reception (24 hours), Safety Deposit Boxes, Shoe shine, Tour desk, Wi Fi, Cleaning service on request (to be paid locally)
Room facilities: Air Conditioning, Cable television, Climate Control, Complimentary toiletries, Daily housekeeping, Double-glazed windows, Duvets, En-Suite Bathroom, Free Internet access, Safe with notebook plug, Telephone, Television, Wake-up calls, Washbasin, High speed internet connection, Modem Access, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Make-up mirror, Safe, Private bathroom with bathtub, Private bathroom with bath/shower, Free safe box with laptop capacity
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Bancomat, Diners Club International, EC, Eurocard, JCB, Maestro, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Small pets welcome (extra charge), Smoking permitted in designated guest rooms
Childrens amenities: High Chairs
Business amenities: Audio/Visual Equipment, Internet, Conference Rooms, Fax, Fax service, Flipchart, PC for Guests, Photocopying, Printer, Secreterial Service