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Why you should never book a hotel room above the fourth floor

Next time you are booking a hotel room, you should make sure it isn’t any higher than the fourth floor.

A travel risk expert has revealed the best way to stay safe at a hotel – and rooms below the second floor are advised against as well.

Lloyd Figgins, a travel risk expert and a former soldier, told Sun Online Travel: “Biggest thing that is overlooked is the risk of fire.”

He explained: “When you arrive in a hotel, you’re in an unfamiliar environment which you think is safe. The problem comes that if there were to be a fire alarm go off, what do we do next?

“Do we know where the fire exit is? How are we going to get to it, and is it going to get you to safety? Is it blocked or locked?”

Because of this, Lloyd says, “it is always worth walking the route of the fire escape, counting the number of doors between your room and the fire escape.”

He added: “Make sure you are staying between the second and fourth stories of the hotel because fire department ladder rarely reach above fourth story.

Read the full article at nypost.com

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