Secret hotels are becoming increasingly sought after, and with that more travel providers are offering opaque booking deals. Generally, all the agents provide the star rating for every establishment and a passage on the area and features so you can make a knowledgeable decision as to whether the hotel is for you. Lastminute also include Google Maps for each listing, with a marked out area of where the hotel is located. It’s also important to note that typically the name of the secret hotel will imply where it’s located. For example Hotwire list their secret hot rate hotels under a name explicitly associated with a neighbourhood or point of interest.
So why do these hotels select to list anonymously? The properties in the secret hotel collection are often four or five stars, and so do not care to reduce their guest rooms in the public domain. They therefore list anonymously, so that they can keep their rooms full without people waiting for offers before they book. The secret hotels notion ensures both the customer and the establishment are happy.
Booking agent description: Award winning service, full of Great British tradition, this hotel sits in the exclusive neighbourhood of Mayfair, close to the world-famous shopping of Oxford Street and Bond Street, leafy Green Park and the regal Buckingham Palace. Decorated in a classic elegant style, the hotel's rooms have air conditioning and complimentary wifi to help make your stay even more memorable. Try one of the hotel's amazing and often themed afternoon teas, winner of the Tea Guild Award of Excellence.
Location: Marylebone and Mayfair, London
Hotel rating: 4.5 out of 1,928 reviews
Hotel facilities: Room Service, Air Conditioning, Free newspaper, Gift Shop, Laundry, Night Porter
Room facilities: Room Service, Air Conditioning, Alarm clock, Cable television, Complimentary mineral water, Complimentary toiletries, Daily housekeeping, En-Suite Bathroom, Free Internet access, Safe with notebook plug, Coffee/tea facilities, Telephone, telephone in bathroom, Television, Turndown service, Voicemail, Wake-up calls, High speed internet connection, Work Desk, Work desk with lamp, Modem Access, Hairdryer, Sewing kit, Iron and ironing board, Safe, Mineral water and fruit, Kettle, internet on TV
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Carte Bleue, Delta, Diners Club International, Mastercard, Switch, Visa, Visa Electron
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not permitted
Business amenities: Audio/Visual Equipment, Conference Rooms