Secret hotels are becoming more and more sought after, and with that more travel providers are providing opaque booking deals. As a rule, all the agents reveal the star rating for each hotel and notes on the area and amenities so you can make a knowledgeable decision as to whether the establishment is for you. Lastminute also utilise Google Maps for each listing, with a marked out section of where the hotel is found. It’s also important to note that usually the title of the secret hotel will allude to where it’s located. For example Hotwire list their secret hot rate hotels under a name clearly related to an area or point of interest.
So why do these hotels elect to list in secret? The hotels in the secret hotel collection are often 4 or 5 star, and as a consequence do not want to discount their rooms in the public domain. They hence list without publishing their name, so that they are able to keep their rooms full without guests waiting for promotions before they book. The secret hotels idea makes sure that both the customer and the property are happy.
Booking agent description: Indulge yourself at this charming and extremely comfortable 4-star hotel, nestled in the heart of historic Florence. Beautiful monuments, churches, the San Lorenzo Market and the citys central station are all within easy reach, along with many famous artworks including Michelangelos David and Brunelleschis dome at the citys cathedral. Spend the day exploring all Florence has to offer before retiring to enjoy the tranquillity of this boutique hotel.
Location: Historic Centre, Florence
Hotel rating: 4.5 out of 321 reviews
Hotel facilities: Room Service, Gardens, Night Porter, Safety Deposit Boxes, Wi Fi, Free internet in the lobby
Room facilities: Air Conditioning, Radio, Bathrobe (on request), Cable television, City Map, Climate Control, Complimentary toiletries, Daily housekeeping, Double-glazed windows, En-Suite Bathroom, Fax/modem plug in, Free Internet access, Safe with notebook plug, Telephone, telephone in bathroom, Television, Wake-up calls, High speed internet connection, Work Desk, Work desk with lamp, Modem Access, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Safe, Separate Hanging Closet, Plasma TV screen, Private bathroom with bathtub, Private bathroom with shower, Private bathroom with bath/shower, Heating, Refrigerator, Iron (on request)
Accepted credit cards: Air Plus, American Express, Aurore, Bankamericard (BA), Bancomat, Carte Bleue, Delta, Discover, Diners Club International, EC, Enroute, Eurocard, 4B, JCB, Laser, Maestro, Mastercard, Multibanco, MyOne Card, Solo, Switch, Tarjeta 6000, Visa, Visa Electron
Hotel policies: Smoking permitted in guest rooms
Business amenities: Banqueting Centre, Board room, Internet, Business Centre, Business facilities, Conference Centre, Exhibition room, Fax, Fax service, Flipchart, Meeting Rooms, Modem Access, Overhead projector, Photocopying, Printer, slide projector, ADSL internet