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Hi guys, when i go to Pattaya i prefer to have the safety deposit box in reception beacause i have read that someone who had the safety box in the room was robbed while i never heard who had the safety box in the reception was robbed. What do you think about of this and what do you prefer?

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Hi guys, when i go to Pattaya i prefer to have the safety deposit box in reception beacause i have read that someone who had the safety box in the room was robbed while i never heard who had the safety box in the reception was robbed. What do you think about of this and what do you prefer?

 

 

I prefer in the room. I like that I have access to my stuff 24/7 and I like to keep the money I am going to pay the girl in the safe and not part of the spending money for the evening. JMO

 

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great convenience for you if safety box in the room.

Don’t get why it can be robbed when you are sober and take good care of it.

 

Keep in mind that not all hotels/guest house will provide you 24 hours access to your safety box in reception unless you are checking out. Normally they are closed for several hours after midnight until early next morning.

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Personally I would prefer both.

 

I would keep most of my valuables, passport credit cards & large sums of cash at reception & just keep small amouts of ready cash, camera etc in the room safe.

 

I am yet to convinced that the room safes are really safe from the hotel staff, having said that I have never had a problem yet.

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I'll tell you this - my gf worked in the same guesthouse for 3 years, no in room safes. Her shop was safe due to long term ownership. But she told me that alot of guest house and hotel in room safes were vulnerable.

 

Not to say it happens alot, but if you have big cash, or other irreplaceable items, the central safe is best.

 

You can check out Fawlty Towers, he has a picture of the safe. No way someone is going to cart off that boat anchor! It is alot more inconvenient, but your stuff is safe 99%. - SS

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I prefer the box in reception and stash some money in room for LT

That way I can budget for the night have a few drinks and know I can't be tempted to spend more, as I am unable access the money till the morning as the safety boxes are closed after 11pm (in the few places I have stayed)

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The safe in any room can never be described as 'safe'. They are really just lock boxes and can be opened by anyone with just a tiny bit of know-how in seconds

I know of many who have discovered money missing from their room 'safe'. There is no come back for anything taken from your room safe. The safety deposit boxes at the reception desks are a different matter. These are quite secure.

Best advice is to use room safe for day to day bits and pieces and small amounts of daily spending money. Valuables/passports etc should never be left in a room safe when you are out. I would always use a safety deposit box. Why take the risk for the small inconvenience involved. Better to be sure.

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Ideally the answer is both. Keep the bulk of your money, tickets and passport at the frontdesk lock box and a day or two worth of money in the room with the camera. I have yet to stay at a place that offered both. Given a choice I like the in room safe just for the convience. I stay at a large hotel on Soi 7 once and they had front desk boxes. I used them but left my camera in the room. Took a short walk and left the camera in the room in my suitcase. Came back and the camera was gone. I was on the top floor and they came thru the sliding door off the balcony. I complained at the desk, showed them how they came thru the sliding door via the maids room next door which was always openand they could care less. I checked out the next day. Not sure what I expected them to do but their attitude was less then you'd expect.

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I personally prefer the safe at reception for things like passport/money/air tix and only use the in room safe when in the company of an overnight guest.

 

I have heard some stories of guys losing a lot of cash from the in-room safe while out on the town.

 

Take a look at this video link.

 

In the event you lose your passcode, someone at that GH/hotel has a master reset, so who's to say staff don't have it.

 

I think I shall look into renting a safety deposit box at a bank my next trip, just for peace of mind.

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