In short, a secret hotel is a hotel or resort, with available guest rooms, that does not like to promote discounted prices. In exchange for listing anonymously, guests save as much as 50% off their room when they book through Hotwire and as much as 35% when they book with Lastminute. Once you choose your dates and location, you’ll be provided with the secret hotels with vacant 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 features in the description. Another handy device is the Tripadvisor rating displayed next to each hotel on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So despite the fact that you can’t see the name of the establishment till you’ve booked it, the risk is lowered by the sheer number of facts provided about each establishment. For example, if you book a 5 star in the Upper East Side with a critically acclaimed restaurant, how awful can it be? Of course some secret hotels have fewer details, so for some this is more of a gamble.
Booking agent description: This 4-star hotel, a short ride away from Munich International Congress Centre, Riem S-station and the city centre, is well placed for business and leisure. Take advantage of the complimentary fitness facilities and free wi-fi then sit back and relax in the beer garden or curl up in the cosy fireside lounge.
Location: Fairground - Neue Messe, Munich
Hotel rating: 4 out of 228 reviews
Hotel facilities: Room Service, Air Conditioning, Elevator/Lift, Free newspaper, Laundry, Luggage room, Night Porter, Parking, Reception (24 hours), Safety Deposit Boxes, Shoe shine, Wi Fi
Room facilities: Air Conditioning, Cable television, Complimentary toiletries, En-Suite Bathroom, Free Internet access, Telephone, Television, Modem Access, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Internet Access
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Diners Club International, EC, JCB, Maestro, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Pets welcome (extra charge), Smoking permitted in designated guest rooms
Childrens amenities: High Chairs
Disabled amenities: Accessible Rooms
Business amenities: Audio/Visual Equipment, Conference Rooms, Fax, Photocopying