Notices

Hotel rooms in Italy

Old Oct 6th, 2004, 12:11 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hotel rooms in Italy

We're planning a trip to Italy in November and plan to stay in hotels in the price range of $80-$100, most of which are listed on fodors. Is it safe to leave our luggage in the hotel rooms? We will carry a money belt with our passport etc and a small daypack with guide books and such when we step out. Your suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks.
dshenoy is offline  
Old Oct 6th, 2004, 12:23 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 252
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Your luggage should be safe in the rooms. I've never had a problem with that and we've stayed a couple of times in hotels in that price range. We did have cash stolen when we stayed in a B&B in Rome once, but if you carry it with you, you'll be fine.
Parker is offline  
Old Oct 6th, 2004, 12:26 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,699
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Don't take valuables that you can't live without. I wouldn't expect any problems there that you wouldn't have in NY or really anywhere else. Take cash and passports with you.
sandi_travelnut is offline  
Old Oct 6th, 2004, 12:53 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 458
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Use common sense when it comes to safety. Carry your money and passport with you at all times. Some hotel rooms have safety box where you can store your "important" valuables. Now, let me ask you this, if it's not safe, are you planning to drag your luggage while sightseeing.....probably not!
CarlosSandoval is offline  
Old Oct 6th, 2004, 03:24 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 94,168
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I can't imagine what you would do if you do not leave your luggage in your hotel room!

Even in this price range there may be a small room safe or a safe available at the front desk for paperwork you don't wish to carry every day.

Also you can use a small suitcase lock and keep things in the locked suitcase in the room. This obviously would not prevent theft of the entire thing, but would stop someone from taking small items.

I don't travel with valuables like cell phone, digital camera, or videocam, which are often the things mentioned IF a hotel theft has occured.

Having said all that, I have never encountered theft from any hotel staff anywhere I've traveled yet.
suze is online now  
Old Oct 7th, 2004, 01:49 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 80
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Concur with the above. I lived in Europe for 12 years and spent a good deal of that time traveling. My only loss at a hotel involved a time in London at a hotel on a crowded street where someone was able to climb up the railings/drainpipes on the outside of the hotel to my room on the second floor. I think that I left the door to the balcony open. Dumb me. You should be fine.

Casale-Inexpensive Villa Rental in Abruzzo
http://www.angelfire.com/film/casale
stefanaccio is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
knmusic
Europe
16
Jan 24th, 2007 10:20 PM
psymaggie2
Europe
17
Jul 22nd, 2004 06:45 AM
loveshoes
Caribbean Islands
5
Feb 13th, 2004 08:01 AM
Ken
United States
15
May 4th, 2002 02:28 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO