Essentially, a secret hotel is an establishment, with availability, that does not wish to promote reduced prices. In return for listing without stating their name, guests benefit from up to 50% off their room when they book via Hotwire and around 35% when they book through Lastminute. As soon as you select your dates and destination, you’ll be shown the secret hotels with vacant rooms. You can then cross reference against each other by looking at their star rating, where they’re located as marked on Google Maps and their list of features in the description. Another helpful tool is the Tripadvisor rating provided next to every property on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So whilst you don’t know the name of the hotel till you’ve booked it, the risk is minimised by the sheer number of facts provided about each hotel. For example, if you book a five star in Belgravia with a critically acclaimed spa, how awful can it be? Naturally some listings have less details, so for some customers this is more of a gamble.
Booking agent description: Close to the Parisian suburb of Roissy, this modern 4-star hotel is also connected to Charles de Gaul Airport and Metro by shuttle bus. On-site you'll find a 24 hour gym, stocked with cardio and weight equipment, and a bar, breakfast area and food shop. Each suite has free internet access, a flat-screen TV, fridge, microwave, and private bathroom with separate tub and shower.
Location: Airport Roissy (CDG), Paris
Hotel rating: 4 out of 746 reviews
Hotel facilities: 24-hour front desk, Adjoining rooms, Air Conditioning, airport shuttle service (on request), Bus parking, Car rental desk, Dry cleaning, Elevator/Lift, Express check-out, Free airport transfers, Wi Fi Connection, Lobby bar, Parking, Indoor parking, Tour desk, Accessible facilities, Outdoor parking, Security, Multilingual staff, 220 AC, Food and beverage outlets, Pets allowed
Room facilities: Data port, Fax machine, Internet Access
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Diners Club International, EC, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Pets welcome, Smoking not permitted
Business amenities: Business Center, Copier, Business center, Meeting facilities, Secretarial services