In a nutshell, a secret hotel is a hotel, with availability, that does not want to market discounted prices. In exchange for listing anonymously, customers save as much as 50% off their suite when they book via Hotwire and around 35% when they book with Lastminute. After you pick your dates and location, you’ll be given the secret hotels with vacant rooms. You can then check them against each other by checking their star rating, their location as marked on Google Maps and their list of amenities in the description. Another practical device is the Tripadvisor rating provided next to each hotel on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So whilst you don’t know the name of the property till you’ve booked it, the risk is decreased by the sheer number of facts divulged about every establishment. For example, if you book a five star in Chelsea with a critically acclaimed spa, how awful can it be? Of course some listings have fewer details, so for some this is more of a gamble.
Booking agent description: Located near Munichs central station, this modern 4-star hotel is well-located for exploring the citys sights. The hotel serves a buffet breakfast each morning in its elegant dining room and the 24-hour concierge service will help you get the most out of the city. Simple and comfortable, the hotels rooms all come with en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV and free wifi access for your convenience.
Location: Maintrain Station, Munich
Hotel rating: 3 out of 566 reviews
Hotel facilities: Free newspaper, Gift Shop, Laundry, Night Porter, Parking, Safety Deposit Boxes, Tour desk, Wi Fi
Room facilities: Alarm clock, Cable television, En-Suite Bathroom, Telephone, Television, High speed internet connection, Work desk with lamp, Modem Access, Hairdryer, Mini-bar
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Bancomat, Diners Club International, EC, Eurocard, JCB, Maestro, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Service animals permitted only
Business amenities: Conference Rooms, Fax, Modem Access, Overhead projector, PC for Guests, Photocopying