In summary, a secret hotel is a hotel or resort, with vacancies, that does not wish to advertise discounted prices. In return for listing without stating their name, guests economise around 50% off their guest room when they book through Hotwire and as much as 35% when they book with Lastminute. After you pick your dates and destination, you’ll be offered the secret hotels with availability. You will then be able to check them against each other by looking at 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 shown next to every hotel on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So although you don’t know the name of the property till you’ve booked it, the risk is diminished by the sheer quantity of facts divulged about every one. For example, if you book a 5 star in Belgravia with an award winning bar, how bad can it be? Naturally some secret hotels are less detailed, so for some people this is more of a risk.
Booking agent description: This modern 4-star hotel, near Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, offers a free airport shuttle service. Find relaxation in the hotel's fitness centre with indoor pool, gym, sauna and hammam. Or, you can dine on French cuisine in the restaurant. Sound-proofed rooms come with tea and coffee making facilities, air-conditioning, flat screen TVs, and free wifi to boot.
Location: Airport Roissy (CDG), Paris
Hotel rating: 4 out of 822 reviews
Hotel facilities: 24-hour front desk, Adjoining rooms, Air Conditioning, Airport transfers, Beauty shop/salon, Bell staff/porter, Bus parking, Dry cleaning, Elevator/Lift, Free airport transfers, Wi Fi Connection, Lobby bar, Parking, Indoor parking, Safety deposit box, Wi Fi, Restaurant, Non-smoking rooms, Accessible facilities, Outdoor parking, Room service, Security, 120 AC, 220 AC, Pets allowed
Room facilities: Data port, Fax machine, Games console, Internet Access
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Diners Club International, EC, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Pets welcome, Smoking not permitted
Childrens amenities: Childrens play area
Business amenities: Meeting Rooms, Copier, Audio visual equipment, Business center, Meeting facilities, Secretarial services