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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: pat]
      #1728677 - 04/01/17 11:24 AM (24.209.195.61)

I don't know if someone accidently changed the code (without knowing they were doing so) or there was another issue but we did have an electronic safe not open one time. They sent a person up with some electronic device and after some time, the safe was opened.

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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: pat]
      #1728678 - 04/01/17 11:27 AM (24.18.33.109)

Once I set up the laptop in the room it doesn't move. It would fit in the safe but I find no need to do so.
As far as the Kiss bag. It doubles as a beach bag for anything we need at the beach including hauling our towels and sunscreen.


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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1728679 - 04/01/17 11:30 AM (24.18.33.109)

That happened to us at the Flamingo once. Turned out to be a weak battery but I remember accidentally putting in an extra number so it was a combination of errors. Security came up and rectified the situation.

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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1728680 - 04/01/17 11:33 AM (76.255.26.117)

We have stayed at Simpson bay for years. Never had a problem. We store anything of value we don't need. Passports credit cards, laptops etc... All fit. However I don't have 100% trust at any hotel so I do make a mental inventory about what I put in the safe before hand. Especially cash. I have heard incidents at other hotels where any theft is subtle. Some one with the pass key and $20 lifted here and there does not get noticed.... That said the safes at SBR are fairly new and resort security has been greatly improved. Again. never had a problem and we trust them.

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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: kabs996]
      #1728681 - 04/01/17 11:33 AM (184.166.21.62)

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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?






I leave the laptop on the living room table, never lock it up.


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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: sail2wind]
      #1728685 - 04/01/17 12:17 PM (24.102.161.71)

Many years ago at the towers, friends of our had 10,000 in cash and a very expensive watch. They came back at night after being out, and safe was open, all there gone. They tried everything to hold the towers responsible but never got anywhere. they felt it was and inside job, someone working there had the was and means to get into the safe. These are people that had the same routine night after night, and were being watched as it happened while they were not there... I would assume its much safer now than then...

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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: sasasal]
      #1728686 - 04/01/17 12:41 PM (75.133.113.202)

Did this actually happen to your friends or to friends of theirs?

The reason I ask is because about ten or so years ago I was told almost the exact same story by a woman I met at the Towers pool only she said it happened to her friends at the Sapphire. The dollar amount as I recall was a little higher, $15000.00 sounds familiar, and it was a $10,0000.00 watch but basically the same other details.

Not saying this is the same case but I took it as an urban legend then and to this day I would question why someone would have had that much cash on hand and were staying in a timeshare, but that's just my take on an old memory.

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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: sasasal]
      #1728687 - 04/01/17 12:42 PM (24.209.195.61)

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Many years ago at the towers, friends of our had 10,000 in cash and a very expensive watch. They came back at night after being out, and safe was open, all there gone. They tried everything to hold the towers responsible but never got anywhere. they felt it was and inside job, someone working there had the was and means to get into the safe. These are people that had the same routine night after night, and were being watched as it happened while they were not there... I would assume its much safer now than then...




Is this first-hand knowledge you have of the people and the actual situation or hearsay? It is a pretty substantial amount and could be very harmful to the place you mentioned if not accurate.

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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: sasasal]
      #1728688 - 04/01/17 01:03 PM (24.18.33.109)

I always thought it was illegal to take over $10,000 out of the USA. Back then I believe it was even less.

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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1728689 - 04/01/17 01:06 PM (24.209.195.61)

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I always thought it was illegal to take over $10,000 out of the USA. Back then I believe it was even less.




Perhaps they had a good night at the casino on the island and it was not all brought with them.

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