Secret hotels are becoming gradually more in demand, and with that more travel agents are providing opaque booking offers. As a rule, all the agents expose the star rating for each property and notes on the area and facilities so you can make an informed choice as to whether the establishment is for you. Lastminute also integrate Google Maps for each listing, with a marked out area of where the resort is situated. It’s also worth mentioning that typically the title of the secret hotel will make an allusion to where it’s located. For example Hotwire display their secret hot rate hotels under a name specifically linked to an area or point of interest.
So why do these hotels and resorts select to list without publishing their name? The properties in the secret hotel collection are often 4 or 5 star, and consequently do not want to discount their rooms in public. They thus list anonymously, so that they are able to keep their suites full without people waiting for reduced prices before they book. The secret hotels idea makes sure that both the guest and the establishment are content.
Booking agent description: This boutique 4-star hotel can be found in leafy Kensington, West London. Keeping much of its original Victorian decor, expect high ceilings and large windows combined with a modern comforts, including complimentary wifi and flatscreen TVs. Stroll through nearby Holland Park and their striking Japanese-style Kyoto gardens.
Location: Kensington and Earls Court, London
Hotel rating: 4.5 out of 529 reviews
Hotel facilities: 24 hour security, Room Service, Air Conditioning, Air-conditioning in public areas, Airport transfers, Car rental desk, Concierge, Currency Exchange, Dry cleaning, Elevator/Lift, Free newspaper, Laundry, Limousine Service, Night Porter, Postal and fax service, Private car transfers, Reception (24 hours), Safety Deposit Boxes, Theatre reservations, Tour desk, Wi Fi, Free internet in the lobby
Room facilities: Room Service, Air Conditioning, Cable television, Complimentary toiletries, En-Suite Bathroom, Telephone, Television, Turndown service, Voicemail, High speed internet connection, Work Desk, Modem Access, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Iron and ironing board, Safe, Wifi in the lobby
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Delta, Diners Club International, Maestro, Mastercard, Switch, Visa
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Service animals permitted only
Childrens amenities: Babysitting, Cot on request, Cots / Cribs, Crib on request, Extra bed
Business amenities: Internet, Courier services, Fax, Fax service, PC for Guests, Photocopying