Palatial 4-star hotel

It might sound strange to book a hotel without being told the name of it, but that’s exactly what thousands of guests worldwide are doing each year when they book a secret hotel. It’s not as dangerous as it seems however. For each secret hotel, you’ll be given a thorough passage about it’s facilities, such as if it includes a swimming pool or a conference centre, the star rating and hints as to where it’s located. Hotwire and Lastminute both utilise Google Maps, so you’ll be able to view a marked zone of where the resort is situated. These travel agents also disclose the Tripadvisor score (although you can’t read the reviews).

So why are secret hotels so sought after? Well, when you book a secret hotel, you’ll not only get the opportunity to holiday in a four or five star deluxe establishment but you’ll also save money! How much you economise on rests on the travel agent, but with Lastminute you can save around 35% and with Hotwire up to an unrivalled 50%!

Booking agent description: Beginning life as a 19th-century ducal palace, this 4-star hotel in the centre of Madrid has retained many of its original features. The hotel is close to the historical centre of the city, with multiple transport links available towards all quarters. Breakfast is served in the bright restaurant, which later serves intricate tapas dishes. Air-conditioned rooms have a minibar, flatscreen TV and complimentary wi-fi. The hotel has eight function suites that can cater for up to 290 guests.

Location: Centro, Madrid

Hotel rating: 4 out of 702 reviews

Hotel facilities: Room Service, Air Conditioning, Banqueting facilities, Car rental desk, Elevator/Lift, Express check-in/check-out, Free newspaper, Laundry, Luggage room, Night Porter, Parking, Postal and fax service, Reception (24 hours), Safety Deposit Boxes, Theatre reservations, Wi Fi

Room facilities: Air Conditioning, Alarm clock, Cable television, Complimentary toiletries, Double-glazed windows, En-Suite Bathroom, Safe with notebook plug, Telephone, Television, Trouser Press, Wake-up calls, High speed internet connection, Work desk with lamp, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Pay TV, Make-up mirror, Sewing kit, Safe, Private bathroom with bathtub, Heating, Free safe box with laptop capacity

Accepted credit cards: American Express, Diners Club International, Mastercard, Tarjeta 6000, Visa, Visa Electron

Hotel policies: Children welcome, Pets not permitted

Childrens amenities: Cot on request

Disabled amenities: Accessible Rooms

Business amenities: Internet, Meeting Rooms, PC for Guests