Secret hotels are becoming steadily more popular, and with that more travel agents are providing opaque booking deals. Usually, all the travel agents divulge the star rating for every resort and notes on the area and features so you can make an educated decision as to whether the resort is for you. Lastminute also integrate Google Maps for each listing, with a marked out area of where the hotel is located. It’s also worth pointing out that often the title of the secret hotel will imply where it’s positioned. For example Hotwire display their secret hot rate hotels under a name specifically associated with a district or monument.
So why do these hotels opt to list without stating their name? The hotels and resorts in the secret hotel collection are often 4 or 5 stars, and for that reason do not wish to reduce their rooms in public. They thus list without stating their name, so that they are able to keep their guest rooms full without customers waiting for offers before they book. The secret hotels notion makes sure that both the customer and the establishment are content.
Booking agent description: Overlooking one of London's most iconic landmarks, this contemporary five-star hotel features a luxury spa and pool, three restaurants and a 24-hour bar. A Trip Advisor Traveller's Choice, this hotel is known for its great location and a light and airy design throughout.
Location: City, London
Hotel rating: 4 out of 2,484 reviews
Hotel facilities: 24 hour security, Air Conditioning, Banqueting facilities, Car rental desk, City tours, Dry cleaning, Elevator/Lift, Free newspaper, Laundry, Limousine Service, Luggage room, Night Porter, Private car transfers, Reception (24 hours), Safety Deposit Boxes, Tour desk, Free internet in the lobby, 24 hour concierge
Room facilities: Room Service, Air Conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathrobe (on request), Cable television, City Map, Complimentary toiletries, Daily housekeeping, Double-glazed windows, Free Internet access, Coffee/tea facilities, Telephone, telephone in bathroom, Voicemail, High speed internet connection, Work desk with lamp, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Pay TV, Make-up mirror, Sewing kit, Iron and ironing board, Safe, Private bathroom with bath/shower
Accepted credit cards: American Express, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Smoking not permitted
Childrens amenities: Babysitting, Childrens menu, Cot on request, High Chairs
Business amenities: Banqueting Centre, Board room, Internet, Business facilities, Conference Centre, Conference Rooms, Fax, Flipchart, Meeting Rooms, Overhead projector, Photocopying, Printer, TV