To summarise, a secret hotel is a property, with vacant suites, that does not wish to advertise discounted rates. In exchange for listing without stating their name, guests save as much as 50% off their guest room when they book with Hotwire and up to 35% when they book via Lastminute. As soon as you pick your dates and destination, you’ll be given the secret hotels with availability. You will then be able to cross reference against each other by noting their star rating, where they’re located as highlighted on Google Maps and their list of services in the description. Another practical device is the Tripadvisor rating displayed next to each hotel on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So despite the fact that you can’t see the name of the property till you’ve booked it, the gamble is lowered by the sheer amount of facts revealed about each one. For instance, if you book a five star in Knightsbridge with a critically acclaimed spa, how wrong can you go? Naturally some secret hotels have fewer details, so for some guests this is more of a risk.
Booking agent description: Located in the Montmartre district in Paris, a 10-minute walk from Sacre-Coeur Basilica, the hotel offers fully equipped rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Metro station closed to the hotel gives direct access to Saint-Lazare and Montparnasse.
Location: Montmartre - Sacre Coeur, Paris
Hotel rating: 4 out of 143 reviews
Hotel facilities: airport shuttle service (on request), Elevator/Lift, Night Porter, Reception (24 hours), Safety deposit box, Safety Deposit Boxes, Wi Fi, Gay Friendly
Room facilities: Cable television, City Map, Complimentary mineral water, Daily housekeeping, Double shower/WC, Telephone, Television, Wake-up calls, High speed internet connection, Work Desk, Private bathroom with bath/shower, Heating, Hairdryer (on request), Iron (on request), Wifi in the lobby
Accepted credit cards: American Express, ANCV, Carte Bleue, Eurocard, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Small pets welcome (extra charge)
Business amenities: Fax, Photocopying