In a nutshell, a secret hotel is an establishment, with available rooms, that does not like to promote discounted prices. In exchange for listing anonymously, guests gain from around 50% off their suite when they book with Hotwire and up to 35% when they book with Lastminute. After you choose your dates and city, you’ll be offered the secret hotels with available suites. You will then be able to cross reference against each other by looking at their star rating, where they’re located as marked on Google Maps and their list of services in the description. Another practical device is the Tripadvisor rating provided next to each hotel on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So whilst you don’t know the name of the hotel until you’ve booked it, the risk is lowered by the sheer number of facts revealed about each one. For instance, if you book a five star in Chelsea with an award winning spa, how wrong can you go? Naturally some secret hotels have less details, so for some customers this is more of a risk.
Booking agent description: This hotel, in the residential quarter of Paris, is just a few moments from the historic Eiffel Tower and not far from the Champs-Ã‰lysees. Simple, cosy rooms have all the necessary comforts, including air conditioning, LCD TV, free wi-fi access and minibar. Before heading out into the city, fuel up with the hotel breakfast, taken on the quaint little terraced garden.
Location: Eiffel Tower, Parisout of 529 reviews
Hotel facilities: Laundry, Parking, Cleaning service on request (to be paid locally)
Room facilities: Air Conditioning, Cable television, Climate Control, Complimentary toiletries, Daily housekeeping, Double-glazed windows, Duvets, En-Suite Bathroom, Flat screen LCD TV, Free Internet access, Safe with notebook plug, Telephone, Television, Trouser Press, Wake-up calls, High speed internet connection, Work Desk, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Make-up mirror, Safe, Separate Hanging Closet, Plasma TV screen, Private bathroom with bathtub, Private bathroom with bath/shower, Heating
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Diners Club International, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Smoking not permitted
Childrens amenities: Cots / Cribs
Disabled amenities: Accessible Rooms