Vacations can be quite expensive. Therefore, you might want to have a good provider that offers cheap holidays but does not compromise on quality. So where can you go? One of the companies that offer holidays is Secret Escapes. But what kind of company is this? Where can you find the hotels that they offer? What kind of facilities will be present at the hotel? How easy will it be to book a holiday via their website? And what kind of customer service will Secret Escapes provide if you or your travel companion(s) have some kind of question, complaint or problem? The best way to find that out is by reading reviews left by real customers of Secret Escapes. Their opinions, experiences and comments, as well as their ratings, can give you a better view of Secret Escapes so you can more easily decide if this is the kind of company that you want to provide your next holiday or not.
About Secret Escapes
Secret Escapes is a company that offers vacations. They offer family vacations for families with children. But there are also vacations for people who prefer to travel solo. They also offer beach vacations, family-friendly hotels, country escapes, activity breaks, city breaks, romantic trips, boutique hotels, spa wellness retreats and all inclusive holidays. So whether you are in for a sunny summer vacation at the beach, a relaxing spa vacation with lots of wellness treatments or an active sportsman or -woman that wants to spend your trip seeing and doing as much as you can, Secret Escapes has something for everyone. Their destinations include Miami, Maldives, Caribbean, downtown Boston, Orleans, New York City, San Diego, Cabo, Guatemala, Atlantic City, Baltimore, San Antonio. Greece, Maine, Dallas, Dublin, Edinburg, Pacific Coast, San Francisco, Newport, Cambridge, Vietnam various other destinations. Some of the offers also have a flight that is included in the package so you won’t have to worry about transportation to your destination and won’t have to book a flight separately.
A Secret Escapes advert. Will your vacation turn out as advertised?
Services of Secret Escapes
You can book one of their hotels via their website. Just enter your destination, check-in date, check-out date and the number of travelers to view the available options. You can select the offers for whole families and solo travelers. You can save up to 70% on hotels and holidays by joining Secret Escapes. You can sign up via your email address or Facebook account. Secret Escapes also has a customer service department that can help you out of you have some kind of question, problem or complaint.
Complaints, Compliments and Tips for Secret Escapes
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I am having a terrible experience with this company! The problems have started immediately and they aren't looking like it is going to end (this for just 1 reservation!).
1) the gift voucher provided me in December 2019 could not be open and checked so I had to contact their support which gave me a dedicated code to use. 2) the code provided could not be added to my account online or added to the reservation I wanted to make. 3) The reservation made (without the code as it wasn't working) was a 24h free cancellation one BUT they decided to charge the entire stay on my CC without advising me during the reservation process!!! 4) I emailed their customer support twice prior to my check-in 1 about the voucher which I could not redeem but I did not get any response. 5) Within that week I had to call twice to get information about my situation (also because no-one from the company has reached out to me!!!). However, the customer service could not help me as it was up to the finance department in the head office (London) to review and reply to my problem. 6) To my frustration the London office never got in touch. I had to call the customer service AGAIN one week after my check out and 1 1/2 week after my last call with them. Once more I was told that they could not help me out, that the problem was still with their finance department in London! 7) After me complaining again (we are talking about nearly 1 month from the first contact and problem), the person on the phone told me that actually the team in London reply negatively to the ticket they opened for me. Which means no refund of any sort for the voucher I could not use.
So to sum up, Secret Escapes is holding 250€ of gift voucher which I am entitled to used anytime I want through their portal BUT they don't allow me to use it, they don't allow me to add it to a reservation made through them and they refuse to refund it to me. The money is mine technically but they keep it hostage. They lack of response, poor timing and horrible customer experience will definitely keep me away from booking with them again. Furthermore, I will ensure I will pass the same experience with all my fellow colleagues who work in luxury hospitality around the globe and my friends and family.
True COVID all flights were cancelled, we informed secretescapes one month before that we can not fly out . Since 2-1/2 months we have called them 9 times, sent 15 emails and still no answer whether we can rebook or get a refund. We are $6,500 into this and our hard saved money is up in the air, we are still fightinh for it but would never recommend this company
Just received the umpteenth mail from Secret escapes: They've supposedly already paid the hotel and the hotel says they didn't get paid. Who's lying here? Besides, as a customer, I'm expected to support the travel industry: I quote: "Like the entire travel industry, we and our hotel partners face major logistical challenges in these extraordinary times and we ask for your understanding for the fact that there are sometimes longer turnaround times for customer queries. We understand that the long waiting time is frustrating.
The hotel where you have booked is currently also particularly affected by officially imposed travel bans and forced closures. Hotels all over the world therefore welcome any reservation as soon as the doors can be reopened for guests and travel is possible again unhindered.
The unpredictable situation has had a huge impact on the travel industry. For this reason, we as a company have decided to offer a data change, which will allow you to make use of the trip at a later time. You can also support the hotel. You have already been contacted by e-mail in this regard".
Why can't Secret Escapes do what other travel providers do? Because they go for profit maximization? Because they don't want to offend the shareholders? As if our income hasn't dropped because of the corona crisis either. If the travel industry, and Secret Escapes in particular, wants to survive, they will have to respect their customers a little more!
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If I could give them zero stars I would. Booked hotel room in Dublin but had to cancel due to COVID-19. Hotel had not received payment so Secret Escapes could have provided a full refund. They refused to and suggested I contact the hotel. Other third party organizations such as FlightHub and Expedia offered full refunds. Save your money and book with a company with integrity NOT SE.
There is currently one customer review posted about Secret Escapes. On average, they received a star-grading of 3.6/10, with 20% of the reviewers indicating that they would buy from the brand again.
What services or products do Secret Escapes offer?
Secret Escapes is mainly active in the Vacations category, more specifically with Sun & All-inclusive, Hotels & Cottages.
I have read all the reviews. What now?
Did you get a positive impression from the reviews? If so, then you can place your order on the Secret Escapes website with confidence. If not you can find many other brands to read about on our website!"