Tips at the hotel
Tipping in hotels is accepted all over the world and is considered good form. However, before tourists there are many questions about the tip in the hotel: who to tip, in what size, when it is appropriate. Let’s deal with all the questions in order.
Tips at the hotel
How much and who decided to tip in the hotel?
Each country has its own tradition of paying tips in a hotel. To begin with, in some countries, tips are already included in the bill (they are counted and recorded on the bill in a separate line). In this case, you need to pay the exact amount of the bill and do not pay extra on top of this. In addition, in some countries leave a tip at all is not accepted. So, leaving a tip in Japan and Australia, you can very insult the hotel staff. According to numerous observations, the poorer the country, the more happy the staff accepts tips from customers.
Tips are usually given to hotel staff who communicate directly with customers. So, it is customary for the doorman to give 1-2 dollars (the amount can be increased if he rendered you additional services or, for example, rendered you assistance during bad weather). The porter is usually left for $ 1 for each piece of your luggage. The size of the tip maids depends on the star hotel. So, in three-star hotels it is common to give a tip in the amount of 2-3 dollars. In hotels of 4-5 stars, the tip size is 3-5 dollars. In Asian countries, these numbers can be halved.
When to tip?
Tips are usually given to hotel personnel after they have taken the necessary actions (baggage is taken to the room, the room is removed, a taxi is ordered). However, no one forbids paying tips in advance. For example, leaving the required amount for the maid for the entire period of your stay at the hotel on the bed. You can also leave a tip once before leaving the hotel. The choice in any case will be yours, do as you please. Some hotels have special tip boxes. Such boxes are often installed at the reception or in the restaurant at the hotel. This is very convenient, because you can at any time and in any quantity put a tip in the box type.