Essentially, a secret hotel is a hotel or resort, with availability, that does not want to market cut prices. In return for listing anonymously, customers economise around 50% off their guest room when they book through Hotwire and up to 35% when they book via Lastminute. As soon as you type in your dates and city, you’ll be given the secret hotels with vacant guest rooms. You can then cross reference against each other by checking their star rating, their location as marked on Google Maps and their list of features in the description. Another practical device is the Tripadvisor rating shown next to each hotel on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So whilst you don’t know the name of the hotel until you’ve booked it, the gamble is reduced by the sheer quantity of facts divulged about every property. For example, if you book a five star in the Upper East Side with an award winning spa, how risky can it be? Of course some secret hotels have less details, so for some people this is more of a gamble.
Booking agent description: This modern 4-star hotel offers apartment sized suites in a quiet Munich suburb, close to road and public transport links to the centre of the city. Make yourself at home; youll find a private bathroom, well-equipped kitchenette and loung area with satellite TV and free wifi access in your suite. Get the day off to a great start with the hotels breakfast buffet and unwind in the on-site spa and fitness centre.
Location: Munich-South, Munich
Hotel rating: 4 out of 229 reviews
Hotel facilities: Room Service, Air Conditioning, Night Porter, Parking, Safety Deposit Boxes, Free internet in the lobby
Room facilities: Cable television, Complimentary toiletries, En-Suite Bathroom, Telephone, Television, High speed internet connection, Work desk with lamp, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Pay TV, Microwave Oven, Pay-per-view movies, Private bathroom with bath/shower, Wifi in the lobby
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Diners Club International, EC, JCB, Maestro, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Pets welcome (extra charge), Smoking permitted in designated guest rooms
Disabled amenities: Accessible Rooms