Lastminute.com is currently running a special promotion on its ‘Top Secret’ list of unnamed London hotels.
In theory, the hotel name is meant to be secret. However, as Lastminute is now listing the exact number of TripAdvisor reviews that a particular property has, it is very easy to work it out!
This hotel is the Sofitel at Heathrow. There is no doubt about it from the number of TripAdvisor ratings – and, in any event, plenty of people have already booked it and discovered it was the Sofitel.
The price here is a hugely impressive £98. However, you save a further 10% with the promotional code TRIALTOPSECRET. This takes the hotel down to £88.
This is a very aggressive discount. On May 13th, a day I picked a random, the cheapest rate on the Sofitel site is £183!
The Sofitel is brand new (well, as old as Terminal 5, so not old at all) and is very well regarded. Most importantly, it is connected directly to the terminal.
When you remember that taking the dedicated Hotel Hoppa bus to any other hotel at Heathrow will cost £4.50 per person each way, and that no other hotel at Heathrow is anywhere near as nice, it is a no-brainer if you are flying out of Terminal 5.
You need to book by 31st March in order to use the TRIALTOPSECRET code – which will expire earlier if it is used over 4,000 times. You can book for as far out as the system will show availability at the ‘top secret’ rate.