In a nutshell, a secret hotel is a hotel or resort, with vacant rooms, that does not like to advertise reduced rates. In exchange for listing anonymously, guests save as much as 50% off their guest room when they book via Hotwire and up to 35% when they book through Lastminute. Once you pick your dates and location, you’ll be provided with the secret hotels with available guest rooms. 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 facilities in the description. Another helpful device is the Tripadvisor rating provided next to every establishment on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So despite the fact that you can’t see the name of the hotel till you’ve booked it, the risk is reduced by the sheer amount of facts revealed about each hotel. For example, if you book a 5 star in the Upper East Side with an award winning bar, how awful can it be? Naturally some listings have fewer details, so for some customers this is more of a gamble.
Booking agent description: This modern 4-star hotel can found a short drive from Munich Airport in the peaceful Schwaig area. Each sound-proof room has complimentary wifi and a comfortable seating area, ideal for relaxing after flying in, or spending a day exploring the city. Take advantage of the hotel's fitness centre, including a sauna and steam room, and then treat yourself to the onsite restaurant's wide-ranging menu including Bavarian bites and Mediterranean meals.
Location: Airport-Munich Franz-Josef-Strauss, Munich
Hotel rating: 3.5 out of 364 reviews
Hotel facilities: Room Service, Gardens, Laundry, Night Porter, Parking, Safety Deposit Boxes, VIP services, Wi Fi
Room facilities: Cable television, Complimentary toiletries, Telephone, Television, High speed internet connection, Work Desk, Work desk with lamp, Modem Access, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Pay TV, Private bathroom with bath/shower
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Diners Club International, EC, Eurocard, JCB, Maestro, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Pets welcome (extra charge), Smoking not permitted
Business amenities: Business Centre, Conference Rooms, PC for Guests