You can exchange travellers cheques at any cash exchange booth or bank.
Don't forget to take your passport for compulsory ID check :-)
also take your hotel room key (i had too)
You will get the best exchange rates for your travellers cheques outside of your hotel.
If you have not already done so please read the FAQ - Currency Options at the top RHS of the Patong Forum.
The "room key" sounds like an odd request by the exchange facility Andy... Especially with hotels encouraging guests to leave their key at reception when going out.
Was it in lieu of ID or in addition?
Thankyou all for your helpful tips xx
3.yesterday by KhunWoody
Why not use an ATM card?
Why would you use an ATM card?...with the 150bt withdrawal fee plus your own banks transaction fee, you dont get much baht for the $. I'd only use one in a emergency.
Unless your talking about a Thai bank ATM card? then yes thats the best way to go.
I know we are a bit old fashioned but my wife and I take a mix of cash and travellers cheques and the credit card if we really need it. You can cash at any one of dozens of money change booths. I always worry that if I rely on an ATM card and the machine swallows it we might get stuck without cash. Unlikely?........yeah probably but like I said I'm old school. There is a charge for cashing T/Cheques but I don't think it's any more than the ATM charges.
Hi Magpie , am a bit like you worry about my card getting swallowed stolen etc so at least with travellers cheques shoukd the worst happen at least they get replaced, like you we are taking a little bit of currency and a credit card for back ups x
hi 4b i think they wanted to look at the key fob to see which hotel l i was staying at