In summary, a secret hotel is a property, with available guest rooms, that does not like to promote markdowns. In exchange for listing without stating their name, customers benefit from as much as 50% off their suite when they book via Hotwire and as much as 35% when they book through Lastminute. As soon as you type in your dates and destination, you’ll be offered the secret hotels with available guest rooms. You will then be able to cross reference against each other by looking at their star rating, where they’re located as highlighted on Google Maps and their list of facilities in the description. Another practical tool is the Tripadvisor rating displayed next to each establishment on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So despite the fact that you don’t know the name of the property until you’ve booked it, the gamble is lessened by the sheer amount of facts divulged about every hotel. For instance, if you book a five star in Knightsbridge with a critically acclaimed spa, how bad can it be? Naturally some listings have fewer details, so for some customers this is more of a gamble.
Booking agent description: A good choice for travellers looking to explore the city at their leisure, this modern 4-star hotel is found in Montparnasse, an area known for its literary and artistic heritage, a short walk from the tranquil Jardin du Luxembourg, and close to several Metro and RER stations for exploring the city with ease. The hotel serves a tempting breakfast buffet, and in each room you'll find satellite TV and marble-finished bathrooms.
Location: Saint Germain, Paris
Hotel rating: 3 out of 262 reviews
Hotel facilities: Room Service, Elevator/Lift, Laundry, Luggage room, Reception (24 hours)
Room facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobe, Cable television, Complimentary toiletries, Connecting Rooms, Telephone, Television, High speed internet connection, High speed internet connection, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Pay TV, Safe, Private bathroom with bathtub
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Carte Bleue, Diners Club International, Eurocard, JCB, Mastercard, Visa, Visa Electron
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking permitted in designated guest rooms