I’ve been booking loads of hotels around Ireland lately as my husband’s new job requires a lot of travel. While using the usual booking sites to find the best rates and I’ve come across “Secret Hotels” on lastminute.ie. They’ll give you a description of the secret hotel and tell you it’s at a better rate, sometimes up to 45% off regular rates. But you won’t know the exact hotel until after you’ve booked. Well I’ve figured out the secret about secret hotels. Thus taking the mystery out of it before I click “book” so I can make an informed decision as to whether I’m making a great saving or not; I'm all about calling out travel 'bargains' that aren't bargains at all.
With a little detective work you’ll most likely find the name of the hotel. First thing to do is keep an eye on the url as sometimes the hotel name will pop up there. If it doesn’t Google is your friend, simply copy the description of the hotel and do a general google search. This either gives you the name of the hotel or narrows down your search significantly.
|Ssssh.... it's a secret locaysh!|
|Eeeee - it's a mysteryyyyy|
|Which hotel were we staying in here? WHO KNOWS?!|
I have to laugh though as I made the saving for my husband’s company not for us as it’s all on expenses. This budgeting and bargain hunting obsession I have is an illness!
|Ahoo, where could this be?|
Stone Travel Detective Work REVEALS...
Trendy 4-Star City Centre Hotel with a Plush Spa**** Malmaison Birmingham
Historic 4-Star Hotel, with Contemporary Style, in the Centre of Belfast**** Malmaison Belfast
Iconic 5-Star Hotel in Southern Amsterdam***** Hilton Amsterdam
Modern 4-Star Hotel Near 3Arena**** Clayton Hotel, Cardiff Lane
Centrally Located 3-Star Hotel near Trinity College Dublin*** O’Callaghan Mont Clare
Great Hotel in the Heart of Dublin*** Maldron Hotel Pearse Street
Wonderful and Convenient 4-star Hotel near the River Liffey**** The Ashling Hotel
Lively Hotel Right in the Heart of Temple Bar*** Temple Bar Hotel
Have you ever booked a Secret Hotel? How was it?