The “Housekeeping Request” sign looks harmless, as simple as that, but inadvertently leaves you vulnerable to unwanted situations – you know?
What’s wrong with the “please clean/make up my room” sign?
Visitors must be familiar with the signs asking to clean the room, do not disturb … in the hotel room.
These small signs are hung on the door handle of the room when guests need to be cleaned / do not knock on the door or contact them while they are in the room.
However, some experts warn that using a housekeeping request board can bring you some trouble.
The sign “requires room cleaning” increases the risk of room being broken into
According to the Express website, experts warn that guests should avoid using the Please Do Not Disturb signs and refrain from displaying the Room Cleaning Request sign. Simply because: The sign asking the staff to clean the room will be an implicit sign, announcing that you are not in the room. Taking advantage of this, bad guys can sneak into your room
Experienced people recommend that, if guests have a need to clean their rooms, call the reception directly and ask them to send someone to clean.
This way, the room will still be as clean as you want without having to publicly announce your room is empty.
A former hotel employee also revealed why you should never carry a keycard holder when you’re at a hotel.
The reason is that these cards have your name and room number (according to hotel regulations). If you accidentally lose this card holder, your room information may be exposed.
Therefore, limit the use of “Room Cleaning Request” signs and carry a card holder with you if you want to reduce the risk of your room being watched by bad people.
According to The Sun UK