On my recent trip to Mexico City, I met up with my friend Sven who runs a travel blog based in Belgium. It was his first time in Mexico City and I wanted to show him around the city. He came over to my hotel room at the Four Points Colonia Roma and the first thing he told me was “Is there a safe in the room?” I said, “What are you going to put in there?” He said, he needed to put his laptop, camera, and passport in the safe. I was like “What?? A laptop fits inside a safe?”
Well, lo and behold, the safe was pretty big and I was surprised that it could fit a lot of things, even a laptop! When I first started travelling, I started to put items in the safe, but it got old fast. I was tired of entering the code and sometimes the code entered wouldn’t unlock it. The first thing I do when I enter a hotel room is put the “Do Not Disturb” sign. I don’t trust housekeeping or anyone who wants to enter my hotel room without permission. Even on a five night stay, I wouldn’t want anyone in my room just because I am afraid of theft. I can make my own bed and housekeeping usually hangs a fresh bag of towels on my door.
I carry a lot of valuables and leave my extra phones and laptop in room. I always carry my original passport in my pocket though. I was shocked when he asked me if there was a safe in the room. I think it’s one of the most underrated items in a hotel that is seldom used by guests.
Do you use the hotel safe to store valuable items?