Essentially, a secret hotel is a hotel, with vacancies, that does not wish to advertise cut rates. In return for listing without stating their name, guests save as much as 50% off their room when they book via Hotwire and as much as 35% when they book with Lastminute. Once you select your dates and location, you’ll be given the secret hotels with available guest rooms. You can then cross reference against each other by looking at their star rating, their location as marked on Google Maps and their list of features in the description. Another helpful tool is the Tripadvisor rating provided next to each hotel on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So although you don’t know the name of the property till you’ve booked it, the gamble is diminished by the sheer amount of facts provided about each establishment. For example, if you book a five star in Chelsea with an award winning spa, how awful can it be? Of course some listings have less details, so for some guests this is more of a risk.
Booking agent description: This classy 4-star hotel, near Charles De Gaulle airport, makes a great place to stay before or after a flight. There's a free shuttle service to the airport terminals and a train will take you into Paris in 20 minutes. The restaurant serves a variety of international dishes and the lounge bar offers a range of drinks and snacks including tapas. You can also enjoy the fitness centre and the indoor swimming pool.
Location: Airport Roissy (CDG), Paris
Hotel rating: 3.5 out of 313 reviews
Hotel facilities: 24-hour front desk, Adjoining rooms, Air Conditioning, Airline desk, airport shuttle service (on request), Bell staff/porter, Bus parking, Car rental desk, Concierge desk, Concierge floor, Currency Exchange, Doctor on call, Elevator/Lift, Express check-in, Express check-out, Free airport transfers, Wi Fi Connection, Lobby bar, Parking, Safety deposit box, Tour desk, Valet parking, Wi Fi, Restaurant, Non-smoking rooms, Children programs, Accessible facilities, Outdoor parking, Room service, Security, Multilingual staff, 220 AC, Pets allowed, Private dining for groups
Room facilities: Data port, Fax machine, Internet Access
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Diners Club International, EC, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Pets welcome, Smoking not permitted
Childrens amenities: Babysitting, Childrens play area
Business amenities: Business Center, Meeting Rooms, Overhead projector, translation services, Audio visual equipment, Business center, Cellular phone rental, Meeting facilities, Secretarial services