Can I ask why guests have to surrender keys when they go out? I have stayed in hotels all over the world and have never encountered this policy before.
It is making me uneasy as we are booked in this week
Yes , leaving they key and the front desk it makes sort of communication between you and the front desk , and if you lose your key outside the hotel will must replace the whole door lock , in order to secure the room again, also according to fire regulation in case of fire , if your room key is hanged on the hotel key board thisbis means that you are out the hotel so fire fighters will go to the room following which is the key not hanged on the key board , also when you receive messages or letters it is kept a long withyiur room key at the key board.
So that is why you should leave the room key.
I am sure it is because people lose them or go off withy them and they have to replace. I would not leave any valuables in a budget hotel in London or many other cities for that matter but I think they have a safe box there where you can keep valuables and you do not have to hand that key in. It was not an issue for me
It's so you don't lose them while you are out, but to be honest I wouldn't leave anything of value in my room anyway with a hotel with that policy.
Some hotels do and some give you choice. Maybe people keep loosing them then have to pay for new set.
I guess it's probably so people don't lose them whilst they are out and about.
If you're worried about staff being able to access your room they can anyway as they have a master key and the reception is constantly staffed so nobody else has access to the keys.
Hope this helps
possibly security as it is very near KX. Least of your issues IMO
So you don't lose your key, I wouldn't leave anything of value in your room.
From my experience there handing in your keyword be the least of your worries. My stay at Elmwood was the worst experience I have ever had. I hope your stay is better.
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