It may sound unusual to book a hotel without being told the name of it, but that’s exactly what thousands of travellers worldwide are doing every year when they book a secret hotel. It’s not as unpredictable as it seems however. For every secret hotel, you’ll be shown a short passage about it’s features, such as if it includes an onsite restaurant or translation services, the star rating and indicators as to where it’s located. Hotwire and Lastminute both utilise Google Maps, so you’ll be able to view a highlighted neighbourhood of where the establishment is situated. These travel providers also show you the Tripadvisor rating (although you can’t read the reviews).
So why are secret hotels so sought after? Well, when you book a secret hotel, you’ll not only get the opportunity to holiday in a 4 or 5 star decadent property but you’ll also save money! How much you save hangs on the travel provider, but with Lastminute you can save around 35% and with Hotwire around 50%!
Booking agent description: Close to the city centre and main routes into it, this 5-star hotel is an ideal sanctuary for work or pleasure. Dine in either of two restaurants, serving Italian and local Portuguese dishes in laid-back surroundings. For business guests the hotel provides 16 multifunctional suites for meetings and events and a 24-hour business centre. The on-site spa has a heated indoor pool, Turkish bath and sauna. Rooms offer complimentary wi-fi, a minibar, flatscreen TV and air conditioning.
Location: Amoreiras, Lisbon
Hotel rating: 4.5 out of 671 reviews
Hotel facilities: 24 hour security, Room Service, Air Conditioning, Airport transfers, City tours, Currency Exchange, Dry cleaning, Elevator/Lift, Gift Shop, Laundry, Limousine Service, Lobby bar, Luggage room, Night Porter, Parking, Porter, Reception desk, Safety Deposit Boxes, Tour desk, Underground parking, Valet parking, Wellness area, Wi Fi, 24 hour concierge
Room facilities: Room Service, Air Conditioning, Radio, Bathrobe, Cable television, Connecting Rooms, Daily housekeeping, En-Suite Bathroom, Slippers, Telephone, telephone in bathroom, Television, Turndown service, Wake-up calls, Work Desk, Work desk with lamp, Modem Access, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Pay TV, Pay-per-view movies, Safe, Plasma TV screen, Private bathroom with bathtub, Private bathroom with bath/shower
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Diners Club International, Eurocard, Mastercard, Multibanco, Visa, Visa Electron
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Pets not permitted, Smoking permitted in designated guest rooms
Childrens amenities: Cot on request
Disabled amenities: Accessible Rooms
Business amenities: Audio/Visual Equipment, Banqueting Centre, Board room, Internet, Business Centre, Fax, Flipchart, Meeting Rooms, Photocopying, ADSL internet