How Much and When Should I Tip at a Hotel?

    How Much and When Should I Tip at a Hotel?

    How Much and When Should I Tip at a Hotel?
    Greg
    6:24 AM EDT, August 25, 2022

    How much and when should I tip at a hotel? This is a question most of us face when we go somewhere on vacation. In this text we will explain to you exactly in what situation and where to tip. And in addition: where and when you should not even do it.

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    As for tipping, in all places where tipping is welcomed, it is usually a sum ranging 5% to 10%. Although there are those who believe that a range of 5%-15% should rather be accepted. At the same time, many savoir vivre experts assume that the amount of the tip should depend on one of two things. Either on the amount of the bill - the higher the bill, the higher the tip percentage - or on the amount of work and time it cost to serve someone.

    Who from the hotel staff should/can you tip?

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    You can practically tip anyone from the hotel staff. In the case of waiters it is the above mentioned 5% - 10% (or 5% - 15%). As for the rest of the service, they are already usually very small amounts. Usually a 1-dollar bill is given. The problem with the 1 Euro is that it is a coin, so it may be more difficult for the staff to exchange it outside the European Union. But you can still give that 1 Euro. Some people tip a little more to the person at the front desk who assigns you a room. It probably doesn't need to be explained why…

    Is it necessary to give a tip? What if I don't?

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    Tipping is not an obligation under any circumstances. In any facility, the staff has no right to demand it from us. Tipping is solely a matter of our goodwill. At the same time, however, it is worth remembering that there are countries in which tipping is such a commonly accepted custom that it is even inappropriate not to give it. When you are in countries such as Tunisia, Egypt or Turkey, for example, small tips for almost everyone are the norm. This is simply the way it has become accepted. This is partly a matter of their culture. But it's also a matter of the fact that we, as tourists, have spoiled the hotel service in these countries. It's also worth knowing that there are countries where trying to tip is considered a bit insulting.

    In these countries, never tip in hotels or anywhere else

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    If you ever come to visit South Korea, Japan, China, Israel, Singapore or Switzerland, you may find that the staff will refuse to accept a tip. What's more, it may be considered offensive. This simply results the culture of these countries. Of course, it may also happen to you that the hotel staff even in one of these countries will accept a tip, but you should rather avoid this unless it has been suggested to you.

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