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    anealk
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    Lastminute.com - Top Secret Hotels REVEALED (London ONLY)
    • #1
    • 24th Aug 07, 8:33 PM
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    Lastminute.com - Top Secret Hotels REVEALED (London ONLY) 24th Aug 07 at 8:33 PM
    To all MSE

    As many people are aware you are able to pick up great deals through lastminute.com and their 'secret hotels' scheme. However, there is currently no comprihensive list of "Top Secret Hotels REVEALED" - which is what this thread will aim to do!

    Step 1: How to uncover top secret hotels

    If you're not sure how top secret hotels work and how to uncover them see the Top Secret Hotels Revealed explanation in the main MSE hotels guide.

    Now lets collate the London hotels

    Please note this thread should only be for LONDON hotels only.

    What we want on this thread is hotels which have been booked through lastminute.com as a 'secret hotel' and the CONFIRMED hotel name and address (Please acompany with hotel description).

    TO CLARIFY:

    We want 100% confirmed info i.e. you have actually booked the secret hotel.
    This will hopefully be a comprihensive list which will REVEAL the secrets!

    On the post you should include:

    - The title used for the secret hotel
    - The hotel name REVEALED

    NO-NO's:

    We do not want speculative hotel presumptions nor do we want requests.

    I will start...


    Great Deals in the British capital - 4* - London

    Don't miss the special offers at this wonderfully located hotel, set in Bloomsbury, right in the heart of London, on the border between the West-end and the city. Equipped with full range of leisure facilities, this hotel has everything to ensure a complete well being of both mind and body.

    HOTEL REVEALED

    Hilton London Euston
    17/18 Upper Woburn Place
    London
    WC1H 0HT
    GB
    Last edited by MSE Martin; 21-01-2010 at 12:16 PM.
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  • dmg24
    • #2
    • 24th Aug 07, 8:37 PM
    • #2
    • 24th Aug 07, 8:37 PM
    If you enter the details of any of the Top Secret Hotels into Google, they tend to come up with the answer.
  • anealk
    • #3
    • 24th Aug 07, 8:41 PM
    • #3
    • 24th Aug 07, 8:41 PM
    Spectacular hotel situated in Kensington - 4* - London

    Located in fashionable Kensington, this hotel offers you easy access to London and all it has to offer. Both modern and contemporary this hotel ensures a friendly welcome and a personal service. Light, modern guestrooms will ensure you feel at home.


    HOTEL REVEALED

    LONDON KENSINGTON FORUM
    97 CROMWELL ROAD
    LONDON, SW7 4DN
    ENGLAND

  • anealk
    • #4
    • 24th Aug 07, 8:44 PM
    • #4
    • 24th Aug 07, 8:44 PM
    If you enter the details of any of the Top Secret Hotels into Google, they tend to come up with the answer.
    Originally posted by dmg24
    Yes that may be the case on some occasions but not ALL of them.

    Thus this thread will aim to do 2 main things:

    1) Produce 1 comprehensive list of 'Top Secret Hotel REVEALED'
    2) Save time Googeling and trying to work out which hotel you are booking

    This will mean your 'top secret hotel' will be 100% accurate - "NO SECRETS".
    Last edited by anealk; 24-08-2007 at 11:25 PM.
  • lisa88mph
    • #5
    • 2nd Oct 07, 11:17 AM
    • #5
    • 2nd Oct 07, 11:17 AM
    If you sort the list into "closest to ....." then the top secret hotels will appear right underneath the actual hotel that it is... just double check the distance in the top right hand corner of each hotel window!
  • aj9648
    • #6
    • 23rd Apr 08, 9:26 AM
    • #6
    • 23rd Apr 08, 9:26 AM
    Could anyone help me with what this one maybe:

    Exceptional hotel in Kensington Area - 4* - London

    Ideally located on one of the most popular shopping streets in London, the hotel is a short taxi ride from the West End where you can enjoy the vibrant nightlife and the wonders of theatreland.
  • mystic_trev
    • #7
    • 23rd Apr 08, 9:58 AM
    • #7
    • 23rd Apr 08, 9:58 AM
    Could be this one?

    http://www.lastminute.com/site/find/...3926$v1v$.html
  • Jo191
    • #8
    • 13th Jun 08, 11:07 PM
    • #8
    • 13th Jun 08, 11:07 PM
    Hi, does anyone know which hotel this is please?
    Thank you in advance


    An Oasis of Luxury in Zone One - 5* - London

    This vibrant and luxurious hotel definitely has the WOW factor! Set in an exciting, historic, vibrant location just seconds from the Underground, the perfect place for whatever your plans are in London. This stylish 5-star is host to a superb choice of bars and dining options. Your rate includes breakfast, complientary wi-fi... and some extra surprises
  • janeybogs
    • #9
    • 6th Dec 08, 4:40 PM
    • #9
    • 6th Dec 08, 4:40 PM
    Chic hotel close to Hyde Park & Paddington - 4* - London
    This chic hotel has been fully refurbished as a 4-star hotel complete with luxurious features. Each room has been newly refurbished with the emphasis on comfort and relaxation. With a variety of room types to choose from this hotel is an ideal place to stay for business or pleasure.
    Is: Hyde Park Premier 14-16 Craven Hill
    Lancaster Gate
    London
    W2 3DU
    Room was rediculously small; I had booked a delux double and recieved a tiny room with a tiny queen bed, one tiny wardrobe which barely fitted my things and you had to climb over the bed to get to the desk. No room service, movies or radio which are basics at every other 4* hotel. Bad service from staff.


    Charming hotel in chic shopping area - 4* - London
    Only a walk away from ultra fashionable boutiques of Sloane street, Kings Road and Harrods, you can enjoy the warm atmosphere of this 'home away from home' hotel nestled in leafy Belgravia. The individually decorated bedrooms feature everything the modern traveller needs and promise you the most comfortable beds in the city!

    Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival at the hotel.
    Is: Sheraton Belgravia Hotel
    20 Chesham Place
    London
    SW1X 8HQ
    Nice hotel, good staff, lovely big rooms (receptionist tried to get me to upgrade by telling me how small they were, glad i didnt but upgraded must be enormous!) No glass of champagne but nicely decorated and overall very good.

    Terrific rates at a charming hotel in Kensington - 4* - London
    This elegant high class hotel has been providing excellent service and hospitality for over one hundred years. It keeps fascinating its guests with its British style and fine decoration. This magnificently restored Victorian townhouse is in the heart of Kensington, well situated for many of London's greatest attractions. Spend your vacation here and see for yourself why guests prefer this hotel for their accommodation every time they visit London.
    Is: Millennium Bailey's Hotel
    140 Gloucester Road
    London
    SW7 4QH
    Has become my favourite hotel: well decorated; good sized; nice staff (not of the time); upgrade for 20 to deluxe and room is huge; tvs often freeze though.

    Last Minute Deals at a Great Kensington Hotel - 4* - London
    Located in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea and just a short stroll from the boutiques of Knightsbridge this modern hotel ensures a friendly welcome and personal service.
    Is: Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum
    97 Cromwell Road
    London
    SW7 4DN
    OK category.

    Contemporary Boutique Hotel in South Kensington - 4* - London
    This Edwardian Townhouse is ideally located in the museum district overlooking the Natural History Museum and within walking distance to the V&A and Royal Albert Hall. If you prefer to shop, you are close to Knightsbridge and Chelsea with their exclusive boutiques and designer shops.
    Is: 54 Boutique Hotel
    54 Queen's Gate
    London
    SW7 5JW
    OK category.

    Exceptional hotel in Kensington Area - 4* - London
    Ideally located on one of the most popular shopping streets in London, the hotel is a short taxi ride from the West End where you can enjoy the vibrant nightlife and the wonders of theatreland. Unwind in the fitness centre, sip cocktails at the chic bar or enjoy an intimate dinner in the hotel's grill.
    Is: Hilton London Olympia
    380 Kensington High Street
    London
    W14 8NL
    Ok category; stayed twice, one OK one not.


    Outstanding deluxe property in Kensington - 4* - London
    Whether visiting London for business or leisure, this property provides a superb central London location close to all London's major attractions like Royal Albert Hall, City Centre or Kensington High Street. All rooms are designed, decorated and equipped to ensure you can relax, work and get a refreshing night's sleep. Also the majority of rooms has been renovated as well as the restaurant the bar.
    Is: Hilton London Kensington
    179-199 Holland Park Avenue
    London
    W11 4UL
    Didnt stay but told it was OK.

    Exclusive deal in Kensington - 4* - London
    Centrally located in one of London?s most exclusive districts this oustanding property is within easy reach of the fashionable shopping areas of Knightsbridge and Sloane Square and the major tourist attractions such as the Royal Albert Hall and The Natural History Museum.
    Is: NH Kensington
    202-220 Cromwell Road
    London
    SW5 0SW
    Ok, nice rooms but bad service and very foreign just about everything wasnt in English.

    Sophisticated and Contemporary Hotel in Kensington - 4* - London
    Situated in one of the most prestigious areas of London, you have the Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Royal Albert Hall all within walking distance. This four star hotel places an emphasis on courtesy and care, and provides the best level of modern accommodation. A perfect base for a break in the capital.
    Is: Best Western Premier Shaftesbury Kensington
    33-37 Hogarth Road
    Kensington
    London
    SW5 0QQ
    Nice rooms, first stay was on club room which was lovely but no window, second booked same deluxe but recieved a standard room.

    Superb Victorian Hotel close to Knightsbridge - 4* - London
    Decorated in warm relaxing colours with scatterings of fine artwork and designer furniture, this central London hotel is a picture of style. This Victorian townhouse still retains many of its original features from the stain glass windows to the elegant and decorative painted ceiling. Just a stroll from world-class museums and galleries and close to Knightsbridge, Earls Court and Olympia, this hotel is a superb choice.
    Is: Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
    68-86 Cromwell Road
    Kensington
    London
    SW7 5BT
    Not bad, old rickety lift, rooms spacious, friendly staff.
  • bruisedknees
    Chic hotel close to Hyde Park & Paddington - 4* - London
    This chic hotel has been fully refurbished as a 4-star hotel complete with luxurious features. Each room has been newly refurbished with the emphasis on comfort and relaxation. With a variety of room types to choose from this hotel is an ideal place to stay for business or pleasure.
    Is: Hyde Park Premier 14-16 Craven Hill
    Lancaster Gate
    London
    W2 3DU
    Room was rediculously small; I had booked a delux double and recieved a tiny room with a tiny queen bed, one tiny wardrobe which barely fitted my things and you had to climb over the bed to get to the desk. No room service, movies or radio which are basics at every other 4* hotel. Bad service from staff.


    Charming hotel in chic shopping area - 4* - London
    Only a walk away from ultra fashionable boutiques of Sloane street, Kings Road and Harrods, you can enjoy the warm atmosphere of this 'home away from home' hotel nestled in leafy Belgravia. The individually decorated bedrooms feature everything the modern traveller needs and promise you the most comfortable beds in the city!
    Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival at the hotel.
    Is: Sheraton Belgravia Hotel
    20 Chesham Place
    London
    SW1X 8HQ
    Nice hotel, good staff, lovely big rooms (receptionist tried to get me to upgrade by telling me how small they were, glad i didnt but upgraded must be enormous!) No glass of champagne but nicely decorated and overall very good.

    Terrific rates at a charming hotel in Kensington - 4* - London
    This elegant high class hotel has been providing excellent service and hospitality for over one hundred years. It keeps fascinating its guests with its British style and fine decoration. This magnificently restored Victorian townhouse is in the heart of Kensington, well situated for many of London's greatest attractions. Spend your vacation here and see for yourself why guests prefer this hotel for their accommodation every time they visit London.
    Is: Millennium Bailey's Hotel
    140 Gloucester Road
    London
    SW7 4QH
    Has become my favourite hotel: well decorated; good sized; nice staff (not of the time); upgrade for 20 to deluxe and room is huge; tvs often freeze though.

    Last Minute Deals at a Great Kensington Hotel - 4* - London
    Located in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea and just a short stroll from the boutiques of Knightsbridge this modern hotel ensures a friendly welcome and personal service.
    Is: Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum
    97 Cromwell Road
    London
    SW7 4DN
    OK category.

    Contemporary Boutique Hotel in South Kensington - 4* - London
    This Edwardian Townhouse is ideally located in the museum district overlooking the Natural History Museum and within walking distance to the V&A and Royal Albert Hall. If you prefer to shop, you are close to Knightsbridge and Chelsea with their exclusive boutiques and designer shops.
    Is: 54 Boutique Hotel
    54 Queen's Gate
    London
    SW7 5JW
    OK category.

    Exceptional hotel in Kensington Area - 4* - London
    Ideally located on one of the most popular shopping streets in London, the hotel is a short taxi ride from the West End where you can enjoy the vibrant nightlife and the wonders of theatreland. Unwind in the fitness centre, sip cocktails at the chic bar or enjoy an intimate dinner in the hotel's grill.
    Is: Hilton London Olympia
    380 Kensington High Street
    London
    W14 8NL
    Ok category; stayed twice, one OK one not.


    Outstanding deluxe property in Kensington - 4* - London
    Whether visiting London for business or leisure, this property provides a superb central London location close to all London's major attractions like Royal Albert Hall, City Centre or Kensington High Street. All rooms are designed, decorated and equipped to ensure you can relax, work and get a refreshing night's sleep. Also the majority of rooms has been renovated as well as the restaurant the bar.
    Is: Hilton London Kensington
    179-199 Holland Park Avenue
    London
    W11 4UL
    Didnt stay but told it was OK.

    Exclusive deal in Kensington - 4* - London
    Centrally located in one of London?s most exclusive districts this oustanding property is within easy reach of the fashionable shopping areas of Knightsbridge and Sloane Square and the major tourist attractions such as the Royal Albert Hall and The Natural History Museum.
    Is: NH Kensington
    202-220 Cromwell Road
    London
    SW5 0SW
    Ok, nice rooms but bad service and very foreign just about everything wasnt in English.

    Sophisticated and Contemporary Hotel in Kensington - 4* - London
    Situated in one of the most prestigious areas of London, you have the Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Royal Albert Hall all within walking distance. This four star hotel places an emphasis on courtesy and care, and provides the best level of modern accommodation. A perfect base for a break in the capital.
    Is: Best Western Premier Shaftesbury Kensington
    33-37 Hogarth Road
    Kensington
    London
    SW5 0QQ
    Nice rooms, first stay was on club room which was lovely but no window, second booked same deluxe but recieved a standard room.

    Superb Victorian Hotel close to Knightsbridge - 4* - London
    Decorated in warm relaxing colours with scatterings of fine artwork and designer furniture, this central London hotel is a picture of style. This Victorian townhouse still retains many of its original features from the stain glass windows to the elegant and decorative painted ceiling. Just a stroll from world-class museums and galleries and close to Knightsbridge, Earls Court and Olympia, this hotel is a superb choice.
    Is: Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
    68-86 Cromwell Road
    Kensington
    London
    SW7 5BT
    Not bad, old rickety lift, rooms spacious, friendly staff.
    Originally posted by janeybogs
    Thanks for this very useful info.
  • Ellen123
    I'd be grateful if anyone might know which hotel this is:

    Hotel Details

    Delightful boutique hotel behind Oxford Street - 4* - London
    Just a short walk from some of London's most prestigious areas, and not to mention great shopping! The clean contemporary style make this hotel pure pleasure. Filled with sharp designer furniture, this boutique property is a real breath of fresh air for those looking for a contemporary hotel in central London. Chocolate tones and dark leathers adorn the cool interior and the bedrooms share the slick design principles without sacrificing the most important thing; the comfort of its guests.
  • Blue264
    It's the Radisson Edwardian Sussex.

    Holiday hotels gave the same description along with the address...

    http://www.holidayhotels.se/hotell/S...-EXT:3862$v1v$

    ...which matches the address for the Radisson.

    http://www.londontown.com/LondonHote...wardian_Sussex


    http://www.radissonedwardian.com/londonuk_sussex

    This is like breaking the Da Vinci Code
    Last edited by Blue264; 21-12-2008 at 11:40 PM.
  • Ellen123
    Thank you for your help. I appreciate it, since I tried but couldn't find it. You're terrific for finding and posting so quickly!
  • Ellen123
    I'm dismayed. I've just spent (hours, embarrassing) finding and checking every one of the secret hotels available for the date I want that is not too expensive. I've stayed once in a "secret hotel" and found it an amazing deal - the hotel was de luxe, right near Tower Bridge.

    Tonight, every one that was remotely reasonably priced had reviews on Trip Advisor that were beyond scary. Not just that the rooms were small, which might be expected - but every one had serious problems. Not just one bad review, but mostly all of them.

    Maybe they list the secret hotels only that can't get bookings unless people don't know?

    Looking for a decent hotel not much over 100 pounds, two rooms, singles, for New Year's Eve.

    Thanks! <dismayed> <I know that's not a lot, but they had 6 or 7 hotels under around 120 pounds>
  • Ellen123
    It says I thanked 0 times. This is not true! Look two entries above, please.

    ??
  • Paddy2eyes
    No Ellen, it thanked relates to how many times you have BEEN thanked. Have one from me!
  • Blue264
    Tonight, every one that was remotely reasonably priced had reviews on Trip Advisor that were beyond scary. Not just that the rooms were small, which might be expected - but every one had serious problems. Not just one bad review, but mostly all of them.
    Originally posted by Ellen123
    I've been slammed for this before, but I take trip advisor with a huge pinch of salt for the simple reason that everyone has different expectations of hotels. For all we know, the person giving the bad review could be the most obnoxious person around who was rude to the receptionist and would complain if the sky was blue.
    There are hotels I won't deal with and more that my clients' won't deal with and I would never recommend any of them here. But there are also hotels that had a terrible reputation a few years ago who have since been bought out, had a complete change of staff and 16million spent on refurbishment, but you won't read about that on trip advisor.
    I'm lucky in that I can take my clients's complaints directly to the hotels' sales manager and get action. In fact, my team have been in meetings with about 40 sales managers over the last two weeks and we're very honest with them because they need to know where their business isn't giving the best service.
    If you ever have a problem with a hotel, it's always best to report it whilst you are inhouse and give the hotel a chance to put the situation right. If that doesn't work, write an honest account for the attention of the sales manager.

    When I worked in hotels, I heard some incredible complaints like the lady who came down to reception at 3am demanding pink towels in her room because she didn't like white ones. But one of the best that I've heard is about a certain very well known lady who insists that a certain hotel change their entire water supply to Evian when her family members are staying there...and they do!
    Last edited by Blue264; 22-12-2008 at 12:39 AM.
  • Ellen123
    Thanks again, Blue 264. I was thinking of just going to a pretty awful but known place, not too expensive, great location, and giving up. Maybe I'll get braver now because of what you wrote. But when people write - all of them - about the same things, really awful - it makes me wonder, or rather, understand, why hotels want to hide their names when giving a price break good enough to get rooms rented.

    Thanks again!
  • Ellen123
    And here's to you, Paddy2eyes! Thanks to you too for explaining.
  • Ellen123
    Hi Everyone,

    This thread is great.

    Does anyone know which hotels these might be?

    Amazing Hotel overlooking Hyde Park - 4* - London
    This hotel is a good choice to stay for all kind of visits. Discover this great town or go for shopping at Oxford street and treat yourself nice in the evening at the hotel's restaurant or have a drink in the bar.

    Amazing late Deals in the Heart of the West End - 4* - London
    Thanks to a perfect location in the heart of the West End, this truly delightful boutique style hotel is a great choice for those who want to be within walking distance of London's exciting attractions including Covent Garden, Soho and Oxford Street. This traditional, privately owned hotel offers guest rooms enjoying all the modern facilities you'd expect from a 4-star hotel, including air conditioning and wireless broadband.

    Thank you again!

    Ellen
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