Which hotel for unmarried couple ?

#1 Sep 20th, 2010, 08:33
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Hi there,

I am 22 and live in Secunderabad. I have a boyfriend who is studying overseas. I would like to spend some personal time with him when he comes to India.
I am just wondering if we have to prove our relation for booking a hotel room ? Also, does each person need to submit some ID ? Or it is enough if my boyfriend gives his ?

Please make some suggestions of hotels in Hyderabad which are liberal in their bookings.
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If your budget permits, the safest hotels with more privacy and not much scrutiny would be the famous 3/5 star hotels.There are several like Marriott, Holiday Inn, Taj Banjara, Taj Krishna, Manohar Ramada, Grand Kakatiya and several others. But i am sure you will still need to provide an id and not sure whether they'll ask for both of your ids.
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Originally Posted by divya1988rao View Post Hi there,

I am 22 and live in Secunderabad. I have a boyfriend who is studying overseas. I would like to spend some personal time with him when he comes to India.
I am just wondering if we have to prove our relation for booking a hotel room ? Also, does each person need to submit some ID ? Or it is enough if my boyfriend gives his ?

Please make some suggestions of hotels in Hyderabad which are liberal in their bookings.
As your boyfriend is coming from overseas, his identity will be asked. If its a decent star hotel, like taj tristar or fortune, they wont be too concerned about you. Smaller places will quiz both. No body asks for relationships when booking hotel rooms, but they may ask if it looks like a commercial transaction than a genuine relationship. That they are very carefull about. Hope you get the drift. Have a good time.
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Alankrita (sp?), The Residence, Marriott. These three I have stayed. All three, from what I understand did not have any problems. Your boyfriend's nationality ?

If you look younger than your 22, and your boyfriend looks much older than you, then it might be tricky with some hotels.

1. Book hotel in your name and put the number of guests as 2.
2. Make sure you'll behave as normal couple.

The first two I listed, were booked by my supplier's secretary, who made arrangements, and even supervised that the rooms were to western comfort levels.

The first two did not ask me off any paperwork as it was not in my name. Marriott Ofcourse, I am a Marriott rewards member, so they do need my card and passport at check-in.
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I remember an old humorous article about such situations. The tips are
1. Make sure you make advance booking. This way lesser supician.
As you approach the desk anounce your name and ask if there are any mails for you. There would be, if you had taken the trouble of posting a few beforehand.
3. Make sure you carry luggage. Usual one night stand people do not carry. The bigger the suit cases, the more natural it will appear.
4. Let the lady carry the bigger bag. No one would even suspect that the lady is the wife. Lovers do not let their girl friends carry bags.
5. As which floor the room is, the lady can but in and say that she prefers another floor or a corner or anything like that. The man can ask the desk to ignore her request. Only married couple would do such a thing.
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Originally Posted by divya1988rao View Post Please make some suggestions of hotels in Hyderabad which are liberal in their bookings.
What is your budget ? I presume that your boyfriend will be doing the booking in his name if he is a desi/local ? Or would you book in your name ? All hotels will ask for your permanent address and some ID.

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Originally Posted by narendra.d View Post As your boyfriend is coming from overseas, his identity will be asked.
Only if he looks,acts,behaves like a firang.

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Originally Posted by oriole12 View Post 1. Make sure you make advance booking. This way lesser supician.

3. Make sure you carry luggage. Usual one night stand people do not carry. The bigger the suit cases, the more natural it will appear.
These two make sense, others are melodramatic in this genre.
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@oriole12: there certainly is. We don't know thats what the OP had in mind. Pl don't scare the OP from running away. And very good advice.

Young people in India don't have good, safe places to spend time together in private. And its none of our business what they do in that time. Its just that they can't spend time together at home - too many Q's to answer and most often parents don't know of any serious relationships. The other places are too public for even a married couples comfort.

So a decent hotel seems like a good option. And her boyfriend IS coming from abroad, so that should be no problem at all. He will have large bags hopefully.

The OP has less to worry about the hotel thing.
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These days, I suspect that one person (the man, in all likelihood) is going to be asked for ID, whether they are/look Indian or not. Security issues.
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Yes, in a major city, in a decent hotel, ID will definitely be needed.

If you are working, get your office travel agent/travel desk to book the hotel in your boyfriend and your name.

Get an email confirmation and carry it with you to the hotel.

As long as the two of you look decent/"normal" no one will bother about your relationship in a business class hotel.
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go for taj tristar

well Divya just do not get panic.
if the person is your own bf then no one suspects anything, just book the hotel in your friend's name and mention plus one and tell him to carry his identity card. if he is indian no problem at all.if he is non indian then he needs all documents. but still no one ask anything to you. taj tristar of secunderabad is good and its near to your place too. so go for it. i have booked for my friend there and there was no problem at all.any doubts you can mail me. cheers.



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Originally Posted by divya1988rao View Post Hi there,

I am 22 and live in Secunderabad. I have a boyfriend who is studying overseas. I would like to spend some personal time with him when he comes to India.
I am just wondering if we have to prove our relation for booking a hotel room ? Also, does each person need to submit some ID ? Or it is enough if my boyfriend gives his ?

Please make some suggestions of hotels in Hyderabad which are liberal in their bookings.
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Originally Posted by oriole12 View Post I remember an old humorous article about such situations. The tips are
4. Let the lady carry the bigger bag. No one would even suspect that the lady is the wife. Lovers do not let their girl friends carry bags.
5. As which floor the room is, the lady can but in and say that she prefers another floor or a corner or anything like that. The man can ask the desk to ignore her request. Only married couple would do such a thing.
Ridiculous generalizations and idiotic "tips" in this article, not that humorous either!
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I Prefer only 1 hotel located at banjara hills - name Royal Banjara inn...very good exactly opposite to CARE HOSPITAL...You will get nice and under your budget...around 1000 to 2000 Rs. for 1 day 24 hours check out. whatelse you need, and morever its a posh area of Hyderabad.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post These days, I suspect that one person (the man, in all likelihood) is going to be asked for ID, whether they are/look Indian or not. Security issues.
Nope just spent a few days in Egmore, no id was asked for, although I had plenty ready.
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Originally Posted by namaste_cat View Post Ridiculous generalizations and idiotic "tips" in this article, not that humorous either!
very wrong. they do work.
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Oh God, don't even get me started on this topic. While it's perfectly legal for consenting adults to spend private time in a hotel room, the moral police in India should be unfailingly taken into consideration. However, Westerners and Indians with Western passports are allowed to do whatever they please (courtesy the Almighty Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar, Pound, Euro, Swiss Franc etc.), for middle-class unmarried Indian couples, it's close to impossible to stay together in the same room in a semi-decent hotel. If you're making a previous appointment, there will always be a hotel booking manager who will ask uncomfortable questions...the surname is the giveaway.

These botherations are especially true if your girl is hot or even above average, you'll first have to get past the lecherous eyes of your hotel manager, bellboys and more. Even young, married couples on honeymoon get those dirty glances. That's enough to make your girl uncomfortable and shame you into giving up on your pursuit, and there's a good chance that someone will knock on your door while you're doing the act, although most often it's "room service". Seriously, the land of Kama Sutra is presently the most sexually repressed nation on Earth.

Contrast that with countries like Thailand, Singapore, or even UAE (Dubai), they're like sex heaven for bachelor Indian males like me. No stupid questions asked, no ID of girl required, "guests" can stay over in the hotel room for the night and I don't have to bribe any bellboys.

Your best option would be to go to some far flung resort of town, say in the suburbs. No dhabas or truck driver destination though. Every Indian city has resorts and farmhouses around its periphery. Book one and enjoy lots more privacy along with scenic beauty and zero pollution. The poor shitty rural people are unlikely to meddle in your business, you'll also be spared the ugly stares that you get in the big cities.

Again, it depends on the city you're in. I have travelled all over India and some cities are exceptionally bad when it comes to enjoying a moment of privacy. Chennai, Kochi and Hyderabad in the South really suck when it comes to finding a room, I had almost got arrested in Hyderabad (agreed she was an escort woman but a perfect consenting adult!).

Mumbai is generally the coolest although the hotel rooms tend to be very seedy, you better stay in a nice, well-lit posh area which is not frequented by prostitutes and pimps (avoid South Bombay by all means as that entire neighbourhood turns into a red light area by night). The only reason Policemen make raids is so they can extract some money out of you, greedy bastards.

Delhi is 50-50, again avoid the Paharganj area hotel rooms, they're surrounded by prostitutes. Stay in well-lit areas of Vasant Kunj, DLF sector, Gurgaon etc. Also, Gujarat is 50-50, but you better stay in the outskirts of the city in some resort. Don't book hotel rooms in proper Baroda, Ahmedabad, Rajkot etc. Too many bloody bastard policemen for my liking!!! Diu and Daman are cool as they are frontier destinations.

Jaipur, surprisingly, and many other places in Rajasthan like Udaipur, Jaisalmer etc. seem the least bit bothered about your marital status. Even though Rajasthan is a conservative culture, it turns out they really are very open-minded about sex, alcohol and even cannabis. I never got harassed even once in Rajasthan. All hotel-owners turn a blind eye to what you do inside your room or even in the lobby or restaurant. Although you may have to somehow hoodwink them into believing that you're a married couple. People even bring prostitutes to Rajasthani hotel rooms without trouble. Vive le Rajasthan, it's my favourite tourist area for such enlightened attitudes. The rest of India should learn something from them.

I also heard Shimla and Himachal Pradesh are OK about unmarried couples although haven't been there, since they are popular honeymoon destinations. Also if you can go to places like Gangtok, Darjeeling, or anything east of West Bengal, you can have fun without any moral police.

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