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Updated by Joanna James on Dec 17, 2020
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Hotel safety tips to follow when you are on vacation – Safety is an essential part of travel

Most of you out there completely trust your hotel to take care of things in case of emergencies and yes, they will. But if there is something you can do on your part to be cautious why not do it? Here are a few tips for hotel safety to keep your mind clear while on holiday.

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Do your research

If you will be travelling to a location that has recently had terrorist attacks or high crime rates, then you will have to do some research before you go. Call your hotel and ask whether the front office staff will be there throughout the day. If you are quite paranoid, then you can find out if there are CCTV cameras in the hallways and if there are security guards within the premises. If you are a lady travelling solo, then it would be safer to look for women only accommodation. But this can also be quite rare.

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Checking In

When it comes to checking in, it would be better if you can avoid a room on the ground floor as these are easy targets. Safety experts recommend rooms in between the 3rd and 6th floor where it isn't easily reachable. This is because the rooms on these floors are too much of a hassle to target and it will be within easy reach to the fire escape ladders as well. Also, if you happen to be staying at a motel where the room doors open out onto the outside, try to opt for a room that opens into the inner courtyard rather than the parking lot. Do not allow the front office attendant to publicise your room number by saying it out loud when handing over your room keys. If this does happen change your room.

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During your stay

First things first, no sooner your bags reach the room keep it locked, this means putting all the locks on the door. Always keep your room key, flashlight, wallet and smartphone within easy reach. If you have any valuables make sure to keep them in the hotel safe before you go out. If you happen to bring your laptop, then make sure the safe is big enough to fit it in. If not, pack your laptop into your suitcase and padlock it.

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Check out escape routes

The moment you are shown to your room, observe the area and take note of the nearest staircase and fire exits. Look around and think of other possible escape routes as well.

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Your hotel

Your security depends on your hotel mostly. For instance, if you opt for a stay at a Hong Kong boutique hotel, then you might want to check-in to a hotel that has a good reputation the likes of Cosmo Hotel Wan Chai Hong Kong. When selecting your location, try to select an area away from markets but has enough crowd and lesser crime rate.

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