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Question about locals and hotels
1.       clrtxus
3 posts
 12 Nov 2010 Fri 07:40 am

Hi,

I´ll be traveling to Izmir from the US in January and have a question regarding visitors to my hotel room. I will have a few "dates" with a local guy, who is a friend of my brothers, and he will be taking me around Izmir and to Ephesus on some of my days there.

Will there be any problems for him at the hotel, coming and going to pick me up from my room and to return me? He will not be spending nights or staying with me, this only a few days here and there that he would be at my room.

 

I´ve read on a few forums that some hotels can be strict about foreigners and locals together at a hotel, but it applied to men and women staying in the room together overnights, as couples, rather than just friends visiting. If it matters, I wil be staying at the Park Hotel.

Thanks

2.       sonunda
5004 posts
 12 Nov 2010 Fri 12:59 pm

Easiest thing is to meet in the lobby. Wink

3.       caliptrix
3055 posts
 12 Nov 2010 Fri 05:22 pm

 

Quoting clrtxus

Will there be any problems for him at the hotel, coming and going to pick me up from my room and to return me? He will not be spending nights or staying with me, this only a few days here and there that he would be at my room.

 

I´ve read on a few forums that some hotels can be strict about foreigners and locals together at a hotel, but it applied to men and women staying in the room together overnights, as couples, rather than just friends visiting. If it matters, I wil be staying at the Park Hotel.

 

I think you should ask him about the details. But I don´t think that there would be any problem for anything for the hotels in İzmir.

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4.       clrtxus
3 posts
 12 Nov 2010 Fri 07:37 pm

It would be easier to meet in the lobby, yes, but there will be a few occasions where it would be easier to be in the room. I am bringing many gifts from the family and have many photos on my laptop that he will be viewing. I also planned to have him Skype with the family as a surprise to them, as it´s been awhile since some have seen him. It would be nice to do so in comfort and some privacy for Skype, without having to tote everything down to the lobby.

 

Thanks again 

5.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 12 Nov 2010 Fri 08:18 pm

It might lead to some problems ,yes. There are some issues with certain hotels where foreign hookers "set up shop", so a foreign woman who invites a Turkish man to her room will in any case lead to raised eyebrows, and perhaps also to the hotel management saying that it´s not allowed.

6.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 12 Nov 2010 Fri 08:57 pm

I think it´s a general hotel policy all around the world that peopl can´t have guests stay in their rooms. If it was allowed, nobody would control the number of people staying in the hotel, i.e. you could pay for one person and have 3 staying in one room If you want to spend some private time with that person, let him get a separate room in this hotel and that does it.

7.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 12 Nov 2010 Fri 09:49 pm

 

Quoting clrtxus

It would be easier to meet in the lobby, yes, but there will be a few occasions where it would be easier to be in the room. I am bringing many gifts from the family and have many photos on my laptop that he will be viewing. I also planned to have him Skype with the family as a surprise to them, as it´s been awhile since some have seen him. It would be nice to do so in comfort and some privacy for Skype, without having to tote everything down to the lobby.

 

Thanks again 

 

 Izmir is full of internet cafes and wifi hotspots.

8.       clrtxus
3 posts
 12 Nov 2010 Fri 11:36 pm

I think my intentions are being misunderstood, and there will be no one staying in my room but me. It´s common here for friends and family to visit the hotel, hang out in the room, swim in the pool, etc., but I realize it´s different everywhere, which is why I asked. I thank everyone for their advice. I will ask hotel management when I check in and go from there.

 

Thanks again.

9.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 12 Nov 2010 Fri 11:52 pm

Always wise to check with the hotel....just be prepared if they tell you that male guests are not welcome in your room. 

10.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 13 Nov 2010 Sat 04:03 am

 

Quoting clrtxus

Hi,

I´ll be traveling to Izmir from the US in January and have a question regarding visitors to my hotel room. I will have a few "dates" with a local guy, who is a friend of my brothers, and he will be taking me around Izmir and to Ephesus on some of my days there.

Will there be any problems for him at the hotel, coming and going to pick me up from my room and to return me? He will not be spending nights or staying with me, this only a few days here and there that he would be at my room.

 

I´ve read on a few forums that some hotels can be strict about foreigners and locals together at a hotel, but it applied to men and women staying in the room together overnights, as couples, rather than just friends visiting. If it matters, I wil be staying at the Park Hotel.

Thanks

 

Two consenting adults need not have marriage licences to stay in a king size bed hotel room together (if you are paying the full price) or visit each other, in any of the major hotels in cities like Istanbul or Izmir.

You can always make discreet enquiries at the reception desk and before checking in - if you need further confirmation on this issue. There is absolutely nothing illegal about making such innocent enquiries.

A room with a king size bed will not be necessary, if the second person will never stay overnight.

 

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