Hi guys, i'm hoping that one of you that are in the know can answer a question for me. I have never been to Thailand but i am hoping to get there next year if all goes well. I have been researching girl friendly hotels and it seems that the majority require the girl to leave her id card at reception when entering the hotel and she picks it up again when she leaves. My question is is it a requirement for them to carry id with them all the time or do i need to make sure i pick a girl that has got her id with her ? Sorry if this seems like a stupid question.
Thanks in advance for your answers.
I've been to Thailand several times over the years (actually just back yesterday from pattaya). The girls in thailand always carry their ids as they would eventually have to visit a hotel. And majority hotels check for ids (which is a good thing as it's for your safety). The girls are aware of this so don’t worry
I've never carried my passport or a photocopy on myself outside the hotel and in my experience I've never had to use it. Except for when converting cash at one of those million exchange booths. I always lock my passport in my safety deposit box in the hotel room. But if you are really worried perhaps you could carry a photocopy (just thinking of an option)? You are perfectly safe as long as you stay out of trouble and use some common sense
For example when I was in pattaya last week I walked by a couple of guys arguing with a cop over an illegally parked bike. The cop was asking for 40 baht per person as a fine and the 2 guys were arguing to let them go for free. In this case it would've been wiser not to make a big deal over a quid each
You may also want to check if the hotel you are booking is "girl friendly". This means if they will allow a visitor without you having to pay extra. You can do a simple search as "girl friendly hotels". I always look for hotels that allows a visitor. That's because I dont intend to pay the hotel an extra amount for a visiting girl when I've already booked the room for 2. The usual charge I hear is about 500-1000 baht for each visit
When booking a hotel you may also need to ensure your minimum criteria has been met. For me a safety deposit box is a must, I check on reviews just to make sure there's nothing out of the ordinary, have a minimum criteria for number of stars and user ratings and finally check if the hotel is girl friendly. Price wise I wouldn't go anywhere over £50 a day