To summarise, a secret hotel is a property, with availability, that does not care to advertise reduced rates. In return for listing without stating their name, customers profit from as much as 50% off their suite when they book through Hotwire and around 35% when they book through Lastminute. As soon as you type in your dates and destination, you’ll be offered the secret hotels with available suites. You will then be able to check them against each other by looking at their star rating, their location as marked on Google Maps and their list of amenities in the description. Another helpful device is the Tripadvisor rating displayed next to every establishment on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So whilst you can’t see the name of the property till you’ve booked it, the risk is lowered by the sheer number of facts provided about every property. For example, if you book a five star in Bloomsbury with a critically acclaimed restaurant, how bad can it be? Naturally some listings have fewer details, so for some customers this is more of a gamble.
Booking agent description: Offering a perfect central location, this 4-star hotel is close to Munichs cultural centre, along with a number of museums and sites of interest. The hotel is close to Rosenhiemer Platz station, meaning public transport is frequent and practical. Rooms have high-speed wi-fi, air conditioning, a flatscreen TV and a minibar. Dine on Mediterranean cuisine in the on-site restaurant Le Jardin and relax in the indoor heated pool. Those on business can utilise various on-site meeting spaces.
Location: City Center, Munich
Hotel rating: 4 out of 1,507 reviews
Hotel facilities: 24-hour front desk, Adjoining rooms, Air Conditioning, ATM/Cash machine, Bus parking, Car rental desk, Currency Exchange, Doctor on call, Dry cleaning, Elevator/Lift, Express check-out, Wi Fi Connection, Lobby bar, Parking, Indoor parking, Safety deposit box, Shoe shine, Tour desk, Wi Fi, Restaurant, Children programs, Accessible facilities, Room service, Security, Multilingual staff, 220 AC, Disco, Pets allowed, Private dining for groups
Room facilities: Data port, Fax machine, Internet Access
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Diners Club International, EC, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Pets welcome, Smoking not permitted
Childrens amenities: Babysitting, Childrens play area
Business amenities: Business Center, Meeting Rooms, Overhead projector, Copier, Audio visual equipment, Business center, Meeting facilities