It may seem abnormal to book a hotel without being told the name of it, but that’s precisely what thousands of guests around the globe are doing every year when they book a secret hotel. It’s not as risky as it sounds however. For every secret hotel, you’ll be given a short description about it’s features, like if it has a swimming pool or secretarial services, the star rating and hints as to where it’s located. Hotwire and Lastminute both integrate Google Maps, so you’ll be able to see a marked district of where the property can be found. These travel agents also reveal the Tripadvisor rating (although you can’t see the reviews).
So why are secret hotels so sought after? Well, when you book a secret hotel, you’ll not only get the chance to holiday in a 4 or 5 star opulent establishment but you’ll also save money! How much you economise on is based on the travel agent, but with Lastminute you can save up to 35% and with Hotwire up to 50%!
Booking agent description: This supremely stylish 5-star TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner is in an excellent location near Lisbon's best boutiques and cafes. Work out in the free fitness room, enjoy the fusion of French and Portuguese cuisine (and live music on Saturdays) in the restaurant, or enjoy a glass of Portuguese almond liqueur in the library bar. All rooms have a bed with feather pillows, flatscreen satellite and cable TV, Bose sound system, free wi-fi, Lanvin toiletries, mineral water and a minibar.
Location: Av.Liberdade - Marques de Pombal, Lisbon
Hotel rating: 4.5 out of 2,329 reviews
Hotel facilities: 24-hour front desk, Adjoining rooms, Bell staff/porter, Car rental desk, Concierge desk, Concierge floor, Dry cleaning, Elevator/Lift, Express check-in, Express check-out, Lobby bar, Parking, Indoor parking, Tour desk, Valet parking, Wi Fi, Restaurant, Non-smoking rooms, Accessible facilities, Outdoor parking, Room service, Security, 220 AC, Pets allowed, Private dining for groups, Handicap rooms
Room facilities: Data port, Fax machine, Internet Access
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Diners Club International, EC, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Pets welcome, Smoking not permitted
Business amenities: Meeting Rooms, Overhead projector, Copier, Business center, Meeting facilities