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    Hotel stay - deposit advice needed

    Evening all,

    Just a quick question about a 1 night stay at a hotel in Denmark next month.

    My booking confirmation (from HappyRooms via booking.com) states there is a 500dkk (about £45 I think) deposit to pay upon arrival. However, after contacting the hotel directly, they say there is no deposit, just that I need to leave a credit card as guarantee.

    Is a credit card safe to leave as a guarantee?

    Any advice would be great, thanks.

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    This is common practice in a lot of hotels. It's fine.

    Yes. Been asked this for uk hotels and often for non uk hotels.

    As above loads of UK hotels require this,

    Original Poster

    thanks all.

    With some uk hotels you can opt to pay the deposit in cash but it's usually three or four times the deposit you'd pay by card.

    Basically, they are checking the card is genuine before you stay, so they dont get hit with a stolen card charge back after you leave.

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    Gentle_Giant

    Basically, they are checking the card is genuine before you stay, so they … Basically, they are checking the card is genuine before you stay, so they dont get hit with a stolen card charge back after you leave.



    And its for damage & drinks & food

    So no one can do a runner without paying.

    Its pretty much standard

    YouDontWantToKnow

    And its for damage & drinks & food So no one can do a runner without … And its for damage & drinks & food So no one can do a runner without paying. Its pretty much standard




    Sort of, as mentioned, if you want to pay cash, they want a lot more. They would rather have the card as it can be used to trace you/bill you in the event you steal/trash the contents of the room far beyond the deposit amount.
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