It may seem odd to book a hotel without knowing what it’s called, but that’s exactly what thousands of travellers worldwide are doing each year when they book a secret hotel. It’s not as unpredictable as it sounds though. For every secret hotel, you’ll be given a detailed description about it’s features, like if it includes a swimming pool or meeting rooms, the star rating and pointers as to where it’s situated. Hotwire and Lastminute both utilise Google Maps, so you’ll be able to see a highlighted region of where the establishment is situated. These travel providers also reveal the Tripadvisor score (although you can’t see the reviews).
So why are secret hotels so in demand? Well, when you book a secret hotel, you’ll not only get the opportunity to holiday in a four or five star luxury hotel but you’ll also save money! How much you save hangs on the travel provider, but with Lastminute you can save up to 35% and with Hotwire up to an incredible 50%!
Booking agent description: This modern 4-star hotel, in the Baixa Pombalina District, offers some stunning views of Lisbon from the rooftop terrace. It's also only a short walk from Rossio Square and St George's Castle. There's a restaurant and a cafe on-site if you're feeling peckish; and free wifi is available throughout the hotel.
Location: Baixa, Lisbon
Hotel rating: 4 out of 1,612 reviews
Hotel facilities: 24 hour security, Room Service, Air Conditioning, Air-conditioning in public areas, Car rental desk, City tours, Concierge, Currency Exchange, Dry cleaning, Elevator/Lift, Garage, Gift Shop, Laundry, Lobby bar, Luggage room, News stand, Night Porter, Parking, Porter, Postal and fax service, Reception (24 hours), Reception desk, Rooftop terrace and lounge, Safety deposit box, Safety Deposit Boxes, Shop, Gift Shop, Terrace, Tour desk, Underground parking, Wi Fi, free parking, 24 hour concierge
Room facilities: Room Service, Air Conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathrobe (on request), Cable television, City Map, Climate Control, Complimentary toiletries, Daily housekeeping, Double-glazed windows, En-Suite Bathroom, Free Internet access, Telephone, Television, Wake-up calls, High speed internet connection, Work Desk, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Safe, Private bathroom with bathtub, Heating, Hairdryer (on request), Wifi in the lobby
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Diners Club International, JCB, Maestro, Mastercard, Multibanco, Visa, Visa Electron
Hotel policies: Children welcome, Pets not permitted, Smoking not permitted
Childrens amenities: Cot on request, Cots / Cribs, Extra bed, High Chairs
Business amenities: Internet, Business Centre, Conference Rooms, Fax, Fax service, Meeting Rooms, PC for Guests