In summary, a secret hotel is a hotel or resort, with vacancies, that does not care to market cut rates. In return for listing without stating their name, customers benefit from up to 50% off their suite when they book through Hotwire and up to 35% when they book through Lastminute. After you choose your dates and city, you’ll be offered the secret hotels with vacancies. You will then be able to check them against each other by looking at their star rating, where they’re located as highlighted on Google Maps and their list of amenities in the description. Another handy device is the Tripadvisor rating displayed next to each establishment on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So although you can’t see the name of the property till you’ve booked it, the risk is reduced by the sheer amount of facts revealed about each property. For instance, if you book a 5 star in Belgravia with an award winning bar, how wrong can you go? Naturally some listings are less detailed, so for some guests this is more of a gamble.
Booking agent description: Within walking distance of Nice's old town, this modern 4-star hotel is perfectly placed to experience this beautiful city. During your stay you can unwind in the hotels gym, spa and sauna, take a dip in the outdoor pool and enjoy delicious breakfasts and local cuisine in the on-site restaurant. The stylish rooms have en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, as well as free wifi, a flat-screen TV and air conditioning.
Location: Nice, Nice
Hotel rating: 3.5 out of 625 reviews
Hotel facilities: Air Conditioning, Banqueting facilities, Dry cleaning, Elevator/Lift, Garage, Laundry, Luggage room, Parking, Reception (24 hours), Rooftop terrace and lounge, Safety deposit box, Terrace, Wi Fi, Free internet in the lobby, Gay Friendly
Room facilities: Room Service, Air Conditioning, Bathrobe, Complimentary toiletries, Connecting Rooms, Daily housekeeping, Free Internet access, Telephone, Television, Wake-up calls, High speed internet connection, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Make-up mirror, Safe, Separate Hanging Closet, Heating, Iron (on request), Kettle, Wifi in the lobby
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not permitted
Childrens amenities: Cot on request, Extra bed
Business amenities: Business Centre, Conference Rooms, Fax service, Meeting Rooms, Overhead projector, Photocopying, Printer