Secret hotels are becoming steadily more in demand, and with that new travel agents are providing opaque booking offers. As a rule, all the agents expose the star rating for every property and a paragraph on the area and facilities so you can make an educated decision as to whether the hotel is for you. Lastminute also include Google Maps for each listing, with a marked out zone of where the property is situated. It’s also important to point out that typically the name of the secret hotel will intimate it’s location. For instance Hotwire display their secret hot rate hotels under a name specifically linked to a district or landmark.
So why do these hotels and resorts decide to list without stating their name? The establishments in the secret hotel collection are often 4 or 5 star, and for that reason don’t want to reduce their guest rooms in the public domain. They thus list without stating their name, so that they can keep their guest rooms full without people waiting for cut prices before they book. The secret hotels notion makes sure that both the customer and the establishment are happy.
Booking agent description: Fantastic hotel convenient for Paddington Station and Heathrow Express. Free Wi-Fi and free softdrinks from mini-bar. Plenty of bars and restaurants in the surrounding area making this the perfect hotel choice for both business and leisure.
Location: Paddington, London
Hotel rating: 4.5 out of 1,262 reviews
Hotel facilities: Air Conditioning, Bell staff/porter, Car rental desk, Casino, Cocktail lounge, Concierge desk, Dry cleaning, Executive floor, Wi Fi Connection, Interior corridor access to rooms, Lobby bar, Wi Fi, Restaurant, Children programs, Storage space available - fee, Accessible facilities, Housekeeping - daily, Housekeeping - weekly, Room service, Valet same day dry cleaning, Public area air conditioned, Private dining for groups
Room facilities: Computer, Data port, Direct dial telephone, Fax machine, Late check-out
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Pets welcome, Smoking not permitted
Business amenities: Business Center, Meeting Rooms, Printer, Analog dialup connectivity, Copier, E mail service, Post/parcel service, High speed internet connection, On-site business center, Wireless connectivity