Staying with your girlfriend, boyfriend or just a friend with opposite gender isn’t that comfortable for many people in India. And it’s just because of the lack of knowledge and awareness. People never dare to spread rumors about just anything. Even I heard through many people that booking a hotel room with your female friend is illegal. But, very soon I got to know that it’s absolutely wrong.
There’s no law in India which stops unmarried couples to stay together in a hotel. Despite of believing on rumors, you should think that how just booking a hotel room for unmarried couple can be illegal whereas even live-in relationship is now completely legal in the country.
But, it depends upon the hotel whether to allow unmarried couples or not. There’re still many hotels that don’t allow unmarried couples for booking a room. But, it’s not a problem. You just need to find out a good hotel which allows booking a room for unmarried couple. And there’re many mediums to find it out. In this article, I’ll guide you how you can legally book a hotel room for unmarried couple in India.
Book a Hotel Room For Unmarried Couple Online
If you’re an unmarried couple, booking a hotel room online will be a great decision. There’re many websites and apps available which allow booking hotel for couples in India.
A few days back, I wrote an article on some of the safest hotel booking Android apps for couples in which I mentioned OYO Rooms, Goibibo, Stay Uncle, Fab Hotels and more. Among all of them, I recommend OYO Rooms to legally book a hotel room for unmarried couple.
How to Book a Hotel Room with OYO for Unmarried Couple?
Well, there’re many websites and apps available to book hotel rooms for unmarried couples but I will suggest you to book through OYO Rooms app which is the easiest, trusted and legal platform to book couple friendly hotels.
OYO Rooms has a collection some of the best hotels in around all over the country so that you can choose the perfect one for you at your location.
Here, I’m guiding you to book a hotel room with OYO Rooms Android app for unmarried couples. So, first of all install the OYO Rooms app from Google Play Store and then signup with your phone number.
Once you’re signed up with your phone number, just search for the location where you’re willing to stay, choose the check in and check out date and number of guests. If you’re staying as a couple, just select 2 guests in 1 room.
After that, tap on the Filters icon at the bottom right corner of the screen and check OYO Welcomes Couples option inside Collections. Apply this filter and you’ll see only couple friendly hotels for your search.
You can choose any hotel you like the most depending upon the amenities and your mutual preference. Some hotels asks you to pay online right before confirming your booking and some allows you to book first and pay at hotel.
Whether you want to filter your search with only highest rates OYOs or those which allow to pay at hotel, there’re many filter options available in OYO Android app which makes your hotel finding process even more easier and quicker.
Book a Room Directly Through Hotel Reception
However, it’s not something illegal to stay with your girlfriend or boyfriend in a hotel room but still I would recommend you to book your hotel online instead of through the reception.
But, due to any circumstances if you are going to book a room directly through the hotel reception, I will suggest you to follow these 2 points very importantly:
- Read Hotel Reviews. This is very important action to take before choosing any hotel for your stay and specially in the case when you’re going to stay as a couple. For most of the hotels, reviews and ratings are available on Google. You should choose a hotel with high ratings and positive reviews.
- Call the Hotel Reception. This is another most important action you should take before directly visiting the hotel. This will help you reduce your check-in time. You should ask the receptionist over the call if hotel allows unmarried couples or not so that there won’t be any questions & answers round during the check-in.
As you’re looking for a room to stay as an unmarried couple, it’s very important for both of you to carry your government issued identity card with address proof such as Aadhar Card, Passport or Voter card. Pan cards won’t work as an identity proof.
That’s all. Whether you book a hotel room online through an app like OYO or directly through hotel reception, if you’ll follow the steps mentioned above in this article then I’m sure that your stay will be very comfortable and safe.