Hotels: Should I Tell Them My Child's Real Age?

We are travelling to Singapore next year and looking at staying in one of the Sentosa resorts.
Most resort's "Child" ages are 0-12yrs, after which they are charged as an adult.

Our daughter will have just turned 13 by a few months at the time of travel.

Should I declare her true age at booking or should I sneak her in as a child?

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  • +4 votes

    I didn’t and nobody cared.

  • +5 votes

    sneak her in as a child

    obviously

  • +4 votes

    Wouldn’t they require all your passports upon check-in?

  • +3 votes

    Book for a child! If they do check passports later you can say she was under 13 at time of booking.

    Some hotels will let you through some will not

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    Try your luck.
    My family was there years ago & they ask for all passports.

    • +5 votes

      Just check in by yourself (family wait nearby). That way if they ask for the passports you can just say you don't have them on you.

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    They checked name details match your booking details. may be not their age.
    You can try and prepare a reasonable story .

  • +11 votes

    Leave the kids at home

  • +1 vote

    The real question is how much difference? If it is a small amount, might not be worth the hassle but if it's a reasonable amount, then you could just say that you did it on the time of booking and they might charge you with the difference?

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    Only 1 year differences . It should be alright for you.( don't need to worry. )

  • +1 vote

    Just book as a child. If they work out she's over age all they will do is charge you a bit more cash. It's not like they will send you away.

  • +1 vote

    At the concierge desk if asked her name is she going to say something like "daddy says I need to say I'm 12", I feel like I've read that scenario happening a lot. And they know you have her passport on you so things could get awkward if they ask to see it.

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    Just book her as 12. If they bring it up apologise and explain that she was 12 when you booked and you hadn't been thinking ahead.

    It's an arbitrary cut-off age to charge you more for nothing extra.

  • +2 votes

    As a father you can honestly claim you don't know the birth dates of your children. ;-p

  • +1 vote

    When booking hotels I have a hard enough time remembering how many kids I have, let alone their ages.

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    Depends on the resort. Some of the hotels in Sentosa require the passport of all guests and this includes the kids. They will see your kid is 13 when they copy the passport.

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    Put her down as 12 but maybe make sure the hotel you book allow you to have 3 adults to a room (by adding an extra bed) just in case they ask to see everyone's passports (that doesn't happen all the time but it's happened to me in Singapore before). That way, if they do catch it, all they can do is to ask you to pay extra for the extra bed, rather than to require you to book another room at the walk in rack rate.

  • +2 votes

    She's not 13, she's just 12 years and 14 months old

    That's how we count it in straya

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