Security Tips While At A Hotel

It is very common for people to be very relaxed and let their guard down when they travel. That is because when you get away on a trip you leave all the stresses of your everyday life behind you. This is something that we should all be aware of when we travel, particularly when we are overseas. Every city and every country has thieves and criminals that target unsuspecting tourists because they are relaxed, distracted by the sights, tired from their travelling or because they are in unfamiliar surroundings. There are many aspects of travel and vacation when we are vulnerable to dangers, but our hotel is one area we often feel safe and that we make our temporary home, which can be a mistake. I have gathered experience in this area by travelling around the world and working in busy Hotel Near Grafton Street in Dublin City in Ireland. So let’s have a look at some tips that all hotel guests should consider. Some Tips Before you book a hotel be sure that you do your research. Investigate the area where any potential hotel is located and make sure that it is safe area to be in. Hotels will often offer a range of security features including hotel room safe boxes, underground car park, night time security staff etc. If you have any queries relating to such features just email or call the hotel and ask them. Use online resources and review websites such as tripadvisor.com to get recommendations and opinions of fellow travellers on particular hotels and areas. When you arrive at your hotel you should always keep your luggage in your possession at all times, in the lobby and when checking in. I say this because there are thieves that prey on tired travellers who may momentarily switch off, relieved to have arrived at their destination. So be aware and alert of the people around you. It is always advisable to request a room on the second floor and higher as they are less likely to be robbed than ground floor rooms. No hotel has the right to request possession of your passport or credit card, so do not leave it with them. If they require a copy of either tell them that you will wait while they photocopy it. When you are checked in and make your way to your room keep a mental note of the location of the stairs and fire exits in relation to your room, repeat this process on trips to and from your room. This may seem ridiculous but can be very helpful in the case of an emergency. When you get to your room all window and door locks should be in proper working order, if they are not do not be afraid to ask for another room. Check that your safe box is working correctly and create a combination that will only be known to you. You should always lock the dead bolt behind you when you close the hotel room door, this will make it difficult for anyone to gain entry to your room even with a key. Before heading out sightseeing for the day or going out for an evening meal, lock all of your valuables into your room safe. Make sure to close and lock any windows or balcony doors before you leave, particularly if your room is located on the lower levels. When leaving the room close the door properly and double check that it is locked securely. Should you lose your hotel room key while you are out you should notify the drury court hotel reception as soon as possible.

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Thanks for this safety tips

Thanks for this safety tips of yours. I know its hard to adopt easily in the  foreign country and get some relaxation. Especially when you are at the hotel, everybody are strangers. So better secure everything. Even the crews and service attendants cant be trustworthy. Indeed, hotels should tighten their safety rules in their vicinity. What's the use of high rate lodging if their service is so lousy, right? However, many are complaining becasue of hotel fees laetly. In fact, Hotels and resorts have acquired a reputation in recent years for what they call “drip pricing,” or hidden fees they spring on people at the last second. The Federal Trade Commission is not amused and has warned the hotel industry they better shape up and fly right or else. Read more here: FTC doesn’t crack down on drip pricing