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Lastminute.com - Top Secret Hotels REVEALED (London ONLY)
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Old 14-10-2009, 9:20 PM
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Hi Guys,

I've now read this whole thread about 3 times and can't seem to find the info for the two hotels im going to include so your help would be appreciated. Thanks and my apologies if im being stupid and have totally missed it.

'Location Location Location, Don't miss this offer'

This contemporary and funky hotel is perfectly located for visiting many of London's attractions. Close to the London Eye and the River Thames, the rooms are modern and comfortable, providing the necessary amenities for a relaxed stay.

Hotel name and address: This information will be provided on your confirmation e-mail

Hotel facilities
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air-conditioning in public areas
  • Banqueting facilities
  • Club lounge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Dryer (coins)*
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Express check-out
  • WI FI connection free of charge*
  • Ice machine
  • Laundry
  • Lobby bar
  • Luggage room
  • Night Porter
  • Porter
  • Postal and fax service
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Reception desk
  • Safety deposit box
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Valet laundry
  • Washing machine (coins)*
  • Wi-Fi*
  • 24 hour concierge
*May incur an additional cost


Room facilities
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Radio
  • Cable television
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Connecting Rooms (r)
  • Cooking facilities(r)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Double sofa bed(r)
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Duvets
  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Fax/modem plug in
  • Flat screen LCD TV
  • Safe with notebook plug
  • Sofa double bed(r)
  • Tea/coffee facilities
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Wake-up calls
  • High speed internet connection *
  • Work desk with lamp
  • Modem Access
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay TV*
  • Microwave Oven(r)
  • Pay-per-view movies*
  • Sewing kit
  • Interactive TV programmes
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Safe free of charge
  • Separate Hanging Closet
  • Plasma TV screen
  • kitchenette(r)
  • Private bathroom with bathtub
  • Private bathroom with bath/shower
  • Heating
  • Living area(r)
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
*May incur an additional cost
(r)This facility is room dependent


Restaurant
  • Cafe: Taste the delicious snacks of the cafe.

Bar
  • Bar: A modern bar with cocktail menu.

Children policy
  • Children welcome

Cancellation policy
  • Cancellation charge is 100%

Pets policy
  • Guide dogs permitted only

Smoking policy
  • Smoking not permitted
Check-in time: 14:00 Check-out time: 12:00
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'Fantastic amazing superb docklands luxury hotel'

Modern 4 star deluxe hotel in the vibrant Docklands close to Greenwich, O2, Canary Wharf with its shopping malls and good links into Central London. Onsite parking, Restaurant & Bar (incl outdoor Terrace). Large wellness centre with pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam and gym. Rooms feature PayTV, Internet access, Tea/Coffee making facilities. 24hr room service available.
Breakfast available in our restaurant at a supplement charge. Room type will be confirmed on check in subject to availability. Please note that there is an extra charge for the on-site parking of 14.50 Pounds per 24 hours. For more information, please contact the hotel.
Hotel name and address: This information will be provided on your confirmation e-mail

Business facilities
  • Internet*
  • Business Centre*
  • Conference Rooms*
  • Fax service*
  • Flipchart*
  • Meeting Rooms*
  • Photocopying*
  • video conferencing*
*May incur an additional cost


Children facilities
  • Children's menu
  • Cot on request
  • Extra bed*
*May incur an additional cost


Disabled facilities
  • Disabled parking *
  • Accessible Rooms
*May incur an additional cost


Hotel facilities
  • Room Service*
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air-conditioning in public areas
  • Banqueting facilities *
  • Concierge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry cleaning*
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • WI FI connection free of charge
  • Ice machine
  • Luggage room
  • Parking*
  • Porter
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Reception desk
  • Safety deposit box
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Terrace
  • Valet laundry
  • Wi-Fi*
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • 24 hour concierge
  • Gay Friendly
*May incur an additional cost


Leisure facilities
  • Beauty treatment *
  • Fitness Center
  • Gym
  • Health Club
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Long-term parking
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
*May incur an additional cost


Room facilities
  • Room Service*
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobe (on request)
  • Cable television
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Double-glazed windows
  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Flat screen LCD TV
  • Free Internet access*
  • Slippers
  • Tea/coffee facilities
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Wake-up calls
  • High speed internet connection *
  • Work Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar*
  • Pay TV*
  • Pay-per-view movies*
  • Heating
  • Iron (on request)
  • Kettle
  • internet on TV*
*May incur an additional cost


Restaurant
  • Bar & Grill: The Bar & Grill serves traditional British and European dishes, as well as some delicious new creations, all at good value. The seasonal menu with daily changing food & wine specials will be served throughout the day until late in the restaurant & bar. Whichever you choose, the knowledgeable staff will be there to serve you in a friendly way.

Cancellation policy
  • Cancellation charge is 100%
Check-in time: 14:00 Check-out time: 12:00
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Old 15-10-2009, 12:07 PM
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Default Hilton Tower Bridge

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Hey pinky
I been looking for a hotel for july and they were 160 plus... found the same one you went too-just read ur thread and checked out the site. Its looks lush-did u get a modern room and was it near 2 everything?

regards...

shadyp
I am not going until July also - I have checked the hotel out on Tripadvisor and it looks awesome! I believe all the rooms are super modern (we booked a double) and it is right on the South Bank, you can see London Bridge from dome of the rooms![/QUOTE]

We stayed here in the Summer, was a Top Secret hotel and was amazing. Great location just the other side of Tower Bridge, the restaurants and bars by Shad Thames are just a few minutes walk (Pizza Express there was lovely ). Everything about the hotel was top notch.
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Old 16-10-2009, 12:44 PM
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This magnificent, modern four star hotel is situated on the south side of the River Thames. The Tate Britain art gallery, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye are close by, and the rest of London's attractions are all within easy reach. This is a stunning and modern hotel with everything both the leisure and business traveller could wish for

Is it the Riverbank Park Plaza?
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Old 17-10-2009, 3:48 PM
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This magnificent, modern four star hotel is situated on the south side of the River Thames. The Tate Britain art gallery, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye are close by, and the rest of London's attractions are all within easy reach. This is a stunning and modern hotel with everything both the leisure and business traveller could wish for

Is it the Riverbank Park Plaza?

Yes, there is a confirmation of this a page or two back.
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Old 17-10-2009, 3:53 PM
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Does anyone know if any of the secret hotels come with breakfast or are they all just room only??

All the ones I have come across have been room only, but you may find the odd ones with brekie also
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Old 17-10-2009, 4:05 PM
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Hi Guys,

I've now read this whole thread about 3 times and can't seem to find the info for the two hotels im going to include so your help would be appreciated. Thanks and my apologies if im being stupid and have totally missed it.

'Location Location Location, Don't miss this offer'

This contemporary and funky hotel is perfectly located for visiting many of London's attractions. Close to the London Eye and the River Thames, the rooms are modern and comfortable, providing the necessary amenities for a relaxed stay.

[...]
Believe this is the Park Plaza County Hall, between the London Eye and Waterloo Station

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Quote:
'Fantastic amazing superb docklands luxury hotel'

Modern 4 star deluxe hotel in the vibrant Docklands close to Greenwich, O2, Canary Wharf with its shopping malls and good links into Central London. Onsite parking, Restaurant & Bar (incl outdoor Terrace). Large wellness centre with pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam and gym. Rooms feature PayTV, Internet access, Tea/Coffee making facilities. 24hr room service available.
Breakfast available in our restaurant at a supplement charge. Room type will be confirmed on check in subject to availability. Please note that there is an extra charge for the on-site parking of 14.50 Pounds per 24 hours. For more information, please contact the hotel.
[...]
This looks like Crowne Plaza Docklands out near the ExCeL Centre. Crowne Plaza appears to have the most comprehensive leisure/spa facilites of the 2 or 3 hotels listed in that area (Novotel and Ramada Plaza being the others nearby).
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Old 18-10-2009, 4:34 AM
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Hi can anyone advise me on which hotel this is? Ive searched through the thread but can;t find it. Thanks in advance

Award winning hotel ideal for Oxford St Shopping - 4* - London
Stay in one of the recently refurbished bedrooms in this modern 4* hotel and travel within minutes to Westfield Shopping Centre or take a walk to Oxford Street. Also attractions like Madame Tussauds, London Zoo and Hyde Park are just around the corner. The hotel offers a wide range of bars and restaurants as well as an indoor swimming pool.
The onsite parking, two main tube stations nearby and major rail stations within short distance make travel from and to this hotel extremely easy.
Hotel name and address: This information will be provided on your confirmation e-mailBusiness facilities
  • Business Centre*
  • Conference Rooms*
  • Executive lounge(r)
  • Fax*
  • Modem Access*
  • PC for Guests*
  • Photocopying*
  • Secreterial Service*

*May incur an additional cost
(r)This facility is room dependentDisabled facilities
  • Accessible Rooms
Hotel facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Concierge
  • Hair Salon*
  • Parking*
  • Gift Shop*
  • Valet parking*
  • Wi-Fi*

*May incur an additional costLeisure facilities
  • Fitness Center
  • Gift Shop*
  • Gym
  • Hair Salon *
  • Indoor Pool
  • Long-term parking *
  • Sauna

*May incur an additional costRoom facilities
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Radio
  • Cable television
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Tea/coffee facilities
  • Television
  • Trouser Press(r)
  • Wake-up calls
  • Work Desk
  • Modem Access*
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar*
  • Pay-per-view movies*
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Safe free of charge
  • Private bathroom with bathtub

*May incur an additional cost
(r)This facility is room dependentRestaurant
  • Restaurants: The hotel's main restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving International cuisine.
Bar
  • Cafe: Open for coffee, breakfast and all-day light meals.
  • Bars: Several bars available for drinks and light meals.
Children policy
  • Children welcome
Cancellation policy
  • Cancellation charge is 100%
Pets policy
  • Pets not permitted
  • Guide dogs permitted only
Check-in time: 15:00 Check-out time: 12:00
Location
  • Nearest airport: London Heathrow Apt
Credit cards accepted by hotel
  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Switch
  • Visa
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Old 18-10-2009, 11:59 AM
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Believe this is the Park Plaza County Hall, between the London Eye and Waterloo Station

This looks like Crowne Plaza Docklands out near the ExCeL Centre. Crowne Plaza appears to have the most comprehensive leisure/spa facilites of the 2 or 3 hotels listed in that area (Novotel and Ramada Plaza being the others nearby).
Thanks Phil, you're a star, it's much appreciated :-)
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Old 18-10-2009, 3:29 PM
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Hi guys,
I am looking at these hotels and having searched some dates, the prices seem to be high. How does this compare with hotwire? I understand that with lastminute hotels it is easier to discover what they are, and with hotwire it might be harder. But which programme is better value in your experience? Thanks.
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Old 19-10-2009, 9:39 AM
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Default A dream come true five-star hotel in Covent Garden - 5* - London

Does anyone have any ideas on what this could be?

A dream come true five-star hotel in Covent Garden - 5* - London

One of the city's most spectacular 5 star hotels, located in the lap of Theatreland, Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square - what more could you ask for? Come, stay here and enjoy the finest in accommodation, food, beverage and leisure/fitness.
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Old 19-10-2009, 10:05 AM
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Does anyone have any ideas on what this could be?

A dream come true five-star hotel in Covent Garden - 5* - London

One of the city's most spectacular 5 star hotels, located in the lap of Theatreland, Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square - what more could you ask for? Come, stay here and enjoy the finest in accommodation, food, beverage and leisure/fitness.
A simple search of this (short thread :confused would reveal that it is most probably St Martins Lane.

I would agree with that as well.
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Old 19-10-2009, 10:43 AM
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Hi can anyone advise me on which hotel this is? Ive searched through the thread but can;t find it. Thanks in advance

Award winning hotel ideal for Oxford St Shopping - 4* - London
Stay in one of the recently refurbished bedrooms in this modern 4* hotel and travel within minutes to Westfield Shopping Centre or take a walk to Oxford Street. Also attractions like Madame Tussauds, London Zoo and Hyde Park are just around the corner. The hotel offers a wide range of bars and restaurants as well as an indoor swimming pool.
The onsite parking, two main tube stations nearby and major rail stations within short distance make travel from and to this hotel extremely easy.


Any clues on this one people?
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Old 19-10-2009, 11:04 AM
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Any clues on this one people?

I just booked it anyway and it is the:
Hilton Metropole
225 Edgware Raod
London
W21 JU
GB

very happy with my choice!
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Old 19-10-2009, 12:54 PM
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Hi - any ideas on this one? It's pretty cheap and I have a slight suspicion that "Victorian grandeur and contemporary luxury" could be code for "crumbly old building with a swanky foyer"....

Victorian Grandeur and Contemporary Luxury - 4* - London
This property is a beautifully restored London town house with a unique blend of Victorian grandeur and contemporary luxury. Wonderfully maintaining the style of an aristocratic mansion, the hotel provides the perfect location for access to the world-famous Knightsbridge shops, Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall and South Kensington Museums: The Natural History Museum, Science Museum, V&A...
Hotel name and address: This information will be provided on your confirmation e-mailBusiness facilities[...]
Grossing up the day rate by the currently listed discount suggests this is the Grange Strathmore. The phrase "Victorian Grandeur and Contemporary Luxury" appears in the Restaurant description for the Strathmore, and the Bar description specifically mentions the fireplace and chandeliers, all of which is pretty conclusive IMO.

Also, most, if not all, of the Grange hotels will appear in the Top Secret List at various times, and the standard 'check-out' time for Grange is always 11am rather than 12, which helps narrow the guesswork down a bit
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Old 19-10-2009, 9:06 PM
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Grossing up the day rate by the currently listed discount suggests this is the Grange Strathmore. The phrase "Victorian Grandeur and Contemporary Luxury" appears in the Restaurant description for the Strathmore, and the Bar description specifically mentions the fireplace and chandeliers, all of which is pretty conclusive IMO.

Also, most, if not all, of the Grange hotels will appear in the Top Secret List at various times, and the standard 'check-out' time for Grange is always 11am rather than 12, which helps narrow the guesswork down a bit
I don't believe it - tonight I thought I stumbled across a never-before-heard-of way of finding out the secret hotels! And I was all ready to answer about the Strathmore with my best 'apple for teacher' proud face on.

And I find that someone realised it two years ago

I honestly was just about to call Watchdog and say what a swizz lastminute.com was, ha ha.

I knew I could rely on MSE-ers to have cottoned on

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Old 19-10-2009, 10:54 PM
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I just booked it anyway and it is the:
Hilton Metropole
225 Edgware Raod
London
W21 JU
GB

very happy with my choice!
Hi kingkazi, how much did you pay for your hotel and how much was lastminute charging with the name disclosed?

I just searched this hotel for 6-9 Dec and got 447 following the secret hotel description of

Award winning hotel ideal for Oxford St Shopping - 4* - London
Stay in one of the recently refurbished bedrooms in this modern 4* hotel and travel within minutes to Westfield Shopping Centre or take a walk to Oxford Street. Also attractions like Madame Tussauds, London Zoo and Hyde Park are just around the corner. The hotel offers a wide range of bars and restaurants as well as an indoor swimming pool.

But the Hilton Metropole is selling for 358 at lastminute.

Am I seeing this wrong?
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Old 22-10-2009, 10:21 AM
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Stunning hotel in Theatreland, London's West End, close to the fantastic shopping in Covent Garden. Some of the facilities offered are a fabulous restaurant and a swimming pool. The hotel has everything travellers need for a fantastic stay in the heart of London.

I'm kinda hoping this might be St Martins Lane - whaddya reckon??
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Stunning hotel in Theatreland, London's West End, close to the fantastic shopping in Covent Garden. Some of the facilities offered are a fabulous restaurant and a swimming pool. The hotel has everything travellers need for a fantastic stay in the heart of London.

I'm kinda hoping this might be St Martins Lane - whaddya reckon??
Seconded, anyone willing to take the plunge and find out?
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Old 22-10-2009, 12:30 PM
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I didn't think St Martins had a swimming pool though?
If anyone does go for this then please let us know...
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Old 22-10-2009, 12:41 PM
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No Pool at the St. Martins Lane but could well be the Waldorf Hilton at the Aldwych, that does have a pool and gym.
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