To summarise, a secret hotel is a hotel or resort, with vacant rooms, that does not care to advertise discounted rates. In exchange for listing anonymously, customers benefit from as much as 50% off their suite when they book via Hotwire and around 35% when they book with Lastminute. Once you choose your dates and destination, you’ll be offered the secret hotels with vacancies. You will then be able to cross reference against each other by checking their star rating, where they’re located as highlighted on Google Maps and their list of amenities in the description. Another helpful tool is the Tripadvisor rating displayed next to each establishment on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So whilst you don’t know the name of the establishment until you’ve booked it, the gamble is decreased by the sheer amount of facts divulged about each hotel. For instance, if you book a 5 star in Belgravia with a critically acclaimed restaurant, how bad can it be? Naturally some secret hotels have fewer details, so for some people this is more of a risk.
Booking agent description: This 4-star hotel is set in the Bohemian district of Schwabing, close to the English Gardens with the city centre easily accessible through public transport. The spacious rooms are tastefully decorated and come equipped with a range of modern conveniences, including satellite TV, free wi-fi access and en-suite bathrooms. Work up a sweat in the fitness centre before relaxing with a massage in the spa area. Head to Theos Restaurant for sumptuous cooking made using the finest local ingredients.
Location: Munich-Schwabing, Munich
Hotel rating: 4 out of 698 reviews
Hotel facilities: 24-hour front desk, Adjoining rooms, Bell staff/porter, Car rental desk, Currency Exchange, Dry cleaning, Elevator/Lift, Florist, Wi Fi Connection, Gift Shop, Lobby bar, Parking, Indoor parking, Safety deposit box, Shoe shine, Wi Fi, Restaurant, Accessible facilities, Outdoor parking, Room service, Security, Multilingual staff, 120 AC, 220 AC, Pets allowed, Private dining for groups
Room facilities: Data port, Fax machine, Internet Access
Accepted credit cards: American Express, EC, Mastercard, Visa
Business amenities: Business Center, Meeting Rooms, Overhead projector, Copier, Audio visual equipment, Business center, Meeting facilities