Is tipping required? I have heard there is no tipping allowed is why I ask. Thanks.
Our group (5 people) did not tip during the trip except for the initial bellmans trip to our room. Our travel friend originally suggested this all inclusive hotel for the "no tipping" policy.
Tipping is not required, but it is accepted at IBEROSTAR and I would also recommend it. Not only will it get you better service, but keep in mind the average server here makes $190 every 2 weeks. So I like to think about it as, this $5 means much more to him/her than it does to me. I vacationed with people who didn't tip often and they still loved the trip, but they did notice our superior service which I attribute to tipping :-)
Hope this helps, enjoy your trip!
Tipping is not required but the staff do appreciate any small gesture. You can tip $1 per drink if they bring it to you. $5 per day for housekeeping is fine (I gave $10 but I'm overly generous to anyone who has to clean a bathroom for a living). At dinner I would tip $5 to the waiter at the buffet restaurant for serving drinks. Tipped $10 to waiter at full service dinner as these restaurants are more fancy - no tips at lunch or breakfast - as this was more casual dining. These people work very hard - please reach into your pocket and be generous if you can afford to. If not, they are happy to serve you just the same.
No, tipping is not mandatory. But staying at an all inclusive Hotel, is like being on a cruise ship, one should tip for exceptional service or for better service. The employees who work for these hotels make so little, and this really shouldn't be the point, but they do their jobs well and some above expectation. That I'm sure you also would appreciate showing someone how thankful you are of them for going the extra mile for you.
There are certainly several philosophies out there about tipping. As well as several gratuity guides to help one brush up on their tipping etiquette. Just think about it , you enjoy yourself while on vacation at the hands of these employees. Shouldn't you leave them the same way, feeling good and appreciated, on your departure.
Tipping is not required but is accepted and should be given to people you think deserve it. we tipped everyone... whether its $1 for someone to make or bring you a drink, or $3-$5 for someone cleaning your room. They work so hard to make your stay enjoyable and that I think its a nice gesture to do so. In NO way do they make you feel you have to but once you see how hard they work, it makes you feel that its only fair to do so. and with no regret...
I do not believe tipping is required, but when you see how hard these employees work, you will want to show your gratitude. I believe, when you get great customer service, from housekeeping to the waiters, it is only natural to show your appreciation. Please do.
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