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kabs996
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Would you trust the hotel safe?
      #1728649 - 04/01/17 04:34 AM (208.199.25.138)

Staying at Simpson Bay and Marina Villas as well as Divi Little Bay. Would you trust leaving cash, passports, laptops etc in room safe?

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Bobcat
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: kabs996]
      #1728650 - 04/01/17 04:46 AM (74.108.103.176)

Always have at the Divi, assume the others have a equally good room safe. Do you have a better option?

We use the Kyss bag for pool and beach.
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jazzgal
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: kabs996]
      #1728651 - 04/01/17 04:52 AM (67.42.234.20)

I've never had a problem using the safe at Divi. And there have been a few times I've left the safe door wide open and nothing was touched.

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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: kabs996]
      #1728652 - 04/01/17 05:56 AM (24.209.195.61)

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kabs996 said:
Staying at Simpson Bay and Marina Villas as well as Divi Little Bay. Would you trust leaving cash, passports, laptops etc in room safe?




What else would you do with the items mentioned? No way should you carry all your cash or other items with you. We use the safe at Royal Palm and have never had a problem. It is the electronic type that you set the combination yourself.

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Tom
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: kabs996]
      #1728653 - 04/01/17 07:16 AM (98.235.97.123)

We have used the room safe @ Belair (old key type) for many years and have never had a problem. I suppose you could store items with main desk if you are not comfortable with room safe but that would restrict the convenience of your ease of access.

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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: kabs996]
      #1728656 - 04/01/17 08:23 AM (71.3.184.118)

Better than any other alternative...

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JimandBeth
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: boucharda]
      #1728657 - 04/01/17 08:31 AM (72.224.41.249)

We have used the safes in both the Villas and the older buildings at Simpson Bay and have never had a problem.

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marcy
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: JimandBeth]
      #1728669 - 04/01/17 10:03 AM (73.17.255.37)

Even though hotels can get access to the safe, even electronic ones in case batteries go dead or a customer forgets their code, the risk of theft is greatly reduced. Those "master" keys are well secured with very, very limited access.

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SXMScubaman
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: kabs996]
      #1728674 - 04/01/17 10:59 AM (24.18.33.109)

We use the safes at Flamingo and feel quite secure in doing so. Like Bobcat does we also have a Kiss bag for the beach.

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pat
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1728675 - 04/01/17 11:16 AM (75.133.113.202)

We have the same type safe at the Towers and we've never had a problem but we did have to call for assistance once since 'someone' changed the combination without telling 'someone' else. It's amazing how many people 'might' have access to those safes but as long as you trust your staff in general..........

As far as the Kyss bag for the beach, I couldn't be bothered. Over many years and many trips we have never had a problem at the beach. We decided a long time ago we really don't need all that extraneous 'stuff' at the beach so we just don't bring it ergo we don't have to worry about it.

Bottom line on the OPs original question, what other options do you have? We never put anything in our safe beyond passports and cash. We leave our e-readers, laptops, cameras, etc., in our room and it's never been a problem. Of course, we've owned and stayed at the same timeshare for years and we know all the staff well and trust them explicitly.

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