Secret hotels are becoming progressively in demand, and with that more travel agents are providing opaque booking deals. Generally, all the agents reveal the star rating for each resort and a paragraph on the area and services so you can make an educated choice as to whether the establishment is for you. Lastminute also include Google Maps for each listing, with a marked out area of where the property is located within. It’s also worth noting that often the name of the secret hotel will imply where it’s positioned. For instance Hotwire display their secret hot rate hotels under a name specifically associated with a district or monument.
So why do these hotels select to list in secret? The properties in the secret hotel collection are often 4 or 5 star, and so do not want to reduce their guest rooms publicly. They therefore list anonymously, so that they can keep their suites full without customers waiting for promotions before they book. The secret hotels idea makes sure that both the customer and the establishment are happy.
Booking agent description: Relax just a few minutes' away from Heathrow at this contemporary styled 4-star hotel, which is connected to the airport by a regular shuttle bus service, and is also just a short journey away from the great transport links of the M4, the M25 and Hounslow West and Hatton Cross tube stations. The hotel's rooms are air conditioned, and have flat-screen TVs and stylish bathrooms stocked with designer toiletries Just down the road is the welcoming cafe, tapas restaurant and cocktail bar Kahva
Location: Heathrow, London
Hotel rating: 4 out of 1,138 reviews
Accepted credit cards: American Express
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Service animals permitted only, Smoking not permitted