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How "safe" are the safes in rooms?


#1

I have never used the safes in the rooms because I just don’t trust em.
Just wondering…do people really use them? and are they safe?
Thanks for feedback.


#2

We have always used the safe in the rooms, and have never had any issues.


#3

We always use the safe. We have never had a problem either. Just make sure you shut and lock it before you leave the room.


#4

[quote author=cdnpartsgirl board=general thread=1205930420 post=1205930420]I have never used the safes in the rooms because I just don’t trust em.
Just wondering…do people really use them? and are they safe?
Thanks for feedback.[/quote]

This makes me curious as to where you stash your stuff like money and passports or do you have to carry them around with you all day?

Experienced a safe “problem” once but I wouldn’t hesitate to keep using them rather than carrying stuff around or leaving stuff laying around.


#5

I always keeps everthing on me! Not a great idea…but I have always felt safer that way. This time the other girls…think I’m crazy, (imagine) and say they want to use the safe. I am having a hard time with that idea.


#6

I can’t imagine doing that. One of the first things I want to do is get rid of that ‘stuff’ and get it locked away safely.


#7

hotel “safes” are definately safe, otherwise they would not be called a “safe”… :slight_smile: But we always use them, no sense losing money or your passport while at the pool/beach.


#8

we’ve never had a problem, just be sure that even if you leave the room for a few minutes, you still lock it. ive heard stories of people who go for dinner come back an hour later and things are missing.


#9

I failed to use mine in November and payed the price for it. IMHO locks only keep honest people out but its peace of mind.


#10

the only thing "missing"for us at the Sirenis this yeat was the mechanism which locks the safe ::slight_smile: the parts were all over the bottom of the safe. ::slight_smile: :o im sure they would have fixed it but i just let it for the next guest…i didn’t want the hassle. shame on me right ???


#11

;D ;D ;D we had to get someone to come decode ours this year…cause I shut it…and well…I couldnt get it back open, every time I punched in my numbers it said “ERROR” so for two days our money I am pretty sure was safe inside. When someone finally came, they had to take this little palm pilot thing and connect it to the safe and punch some #'s wham bam, safe clicks open, guys says im good to go but to read the directions :stuck_out_tongue: again.

At any rate…I still don’t really trust them

Deputy


#12

I don’t trust the safe’s 100% either but what other choice do we have? They have to be better than carrying everything with you.


#13

Doesnt everyone have secrets to money travel? hide a little here hide a little there.

I know of really good hiding spots…LOL. I use them…

Deputy


#14

there is alot of creative ways to hide things in your room, that would make it very hard to discover, i recommend carrying velcro tape for such occasions , just look around and use your imagination


#15

I use the bag that goes around my waste with all my important things in it. I don’t swim really so I don’t have to take it off. If I am wearing a shirt I just drape the shirt over the bag so nobody knows I am even wearing it when I go into town. But my tickets and all go in my knapsack that I put right in the safe, (usually). For the $20 for the safe its well worth it. :sunglasses:


#16

Knowing me, I would hide something important and then forget to pack it when leaving for the airport ;D.


#17

Hey sis. In November 05 I was on the airplane going home from the DR and realized I still had my safe key in my pocket. Well my camera and cigars were still in the safe. I some times leave in a pa nick and end up forgetting some thing. :-[


#18

Frisky, sorry you lost your stuff but that is too funny! Glad to know I am not the only one who does stuff like that.


#19

Exactly!!! Ive learned to be creative watching criminals all these years!

Deputy


#20

For small personal stuff when I wander off to find waves, I use this:

Copy of ID, a few $$, maybe the room key if needed. Since I wear a rash guard (kind of a Lycra t-shirt) to keep from frying out there, it sits under that so it’s not to intrusive. But plenty of other options at the site for those who want something for a camera, etc…