Secret hotels are becoming increasingly in demand, and with that extra travel agents are offering opaque booking deals. As a rule, all the travel providers divulge the star rating for each resort and a passage on the location and features so you can make a knowledgeable choice as to whether the resort is for you. Lastminute also utilise Google Maps for each listing, with a marked out zone of where the property is located within. It’s also important to note that often the name of the secret hotel will intimate where it’s located. For instance Hotwire display their secret hot rate hotels under a name specifically related to a neighbourhood or point of interest.
So why do these hotels and resorts elect to list without publishing their name? The establishments in the secret hotel collection are often 4 or 5 star, and as a result don’t want to discount their guest rooms in public. They thus list in secret, so that they are able to keep their guest rooms full without people waiting for deals before they book. The secret hotels construct makes sure that both the guest and the property are happy.
Booking agent description: This classic 4-star hotel can be found in London's exclusive Kensington neighbourhood. Originally an authentic Victorian townhouse, it features spiralling staircases, stained-glass windows and marble pillars paired with modern amenities including satellite TV and wifi. Visit the Kyoto Gardens in nearby Holland Park.
Location: Kensington and Earls Court, London
Hotel rating: 4.5 out of 2,336 reviews
Hotel facilities: Air Conditioning, Concierge, Laundry, Night Porter, Parking, Safety Deposit Boxes
Room facilities: Cable television, En-Suite Bathroom, Coffee/tea facilities, Telephone, Television, Trouser Press, Modem Access, Hairdryer, Mini-bar
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Carte Bleue, Delta, Diners Club International, Mastercard, Solo, Switch, Visa, Visa Electron
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Pets not permitted
Childrens amenities: Babysitting
Business amenities: Conference Rooms