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How often do you tip your butler's at sandals negril??

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How often do you tip your butler's at sandals negril??

Just wondering how much and how often are you are expected to tip the butlers that are assigned to your room? Do you tip them every time they bring you a drink? Or tip them once a day? Or once for the whole trip? We are the type of people that like to have a good time when were on vacation and don't mind leaving good tips... just wondering what most people do with the tipping situation?

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John

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1. Re: How often do you tip your butler's at sandals negril??

We had butler service at Sandals Antigua, and we chose to tip them at the end of our stay. Some people tip during the tip and again at the end. You can either tip in cash, or you can put it on your bill, specifying the amount to each butler. The average expected tip is $20 per day per butler. Feel free to adjust up or down depending on the service you receive. Also feel free that if one butler does more than the other to reflect that in his tip accordingly.

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2. Re: How often do you tip your butler's at sandals negril??

As indicated above you can either trip during the visit or wait until the end (that is what we did). We tipped in cash rather than just add it to the bill as well. Have read $15-$40 daily per butler, but depends on what they are doing for you.

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3. Re: How often do you tip your butler's at sandals negril??

When we've had butler we tip at the end of the stay, you can just add it on to any other charges that you incurred ( Spa etc) Main reason we don't use cash for the tip is that we have a Sandals Visa card that we pay for anything we've incurred while on resort and we get double points back which gets us closer to going back for three nights free, otherwise we'd probably use cash

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4. Re: How often do you tip your butler's at sandals negril??

Thanks for the help!!

Another question I had was.. What should I expect the butlers to do for me? Should I expect them to bring me all my drinks all day when were laying out on the beach or at the pool? (When im in vacation mode I can really start to put them back, so the butler would be really busy with me haha...) I guess I really don't know how much I should expect the butler to do for me? And it really does not matter either way but i was wondering if anyone had any input on what i should expect..

Thanks so much,

John

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5. Re: How often do you tip your butler's at sandals negril??

When we stayed @ SRC in the River Suites we tipped each of our butlers $50 a day...

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6. Re: How often do you tip your butler's at sandals negril??

When you arrive at the resort you will do your checkin with your butler in your suite, rather than in the lobby or in the concierge office. Your butlers will make all your dinner reservations for you and escort you to dinner. They will unpack and pack for you if you wish. You can request them to set up your beach/pool chairs, whether in the sun or shade, and also request a cooler with your choice of drinks to have beside your chairs. They will probably surprise you with snacks and drinks at various times. They may decorate your room with flower petals, towel art, and a bubble bath. If you wish to do any excursions, they can help you book these. You will be given a cell phone so that you are able to reach them; they (or someone from the butler staff) may call you to check on you and see if you need anything.

You need to remember that you are not their only guests, so expecting them to come running with drinks for you all day long is not necessarily accurate. They may have 4 or 5 other couples who they need to tend to as well. That being said, they will be very attentive and willing to make your stay memorable.

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7. Re: How often do you tip your butler's at sandals negril??

johnd - check out my posts on tipping butlers at sandals - got lots of great information. And - I took thank you cards, and put the cash in the card and gave it on the last day. I even asked the Butler rep who called and she said that is very appropriate. Oher than the end of the trip, did not leave a tip.

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8. Re: How often do you tip your butler's at sandals negril??

There seems to be a wide range of tipping amounts! It's been recommended to us (both by other guests, people here on TA and Sandals certified travel agents) that tipping in the amount of $10-20 per day per butler is the average. Some people tip way more, some less. Of course, tipping is totally up to the individual (whether you do or don't), as is the amount, based on how much you use the services of the butlers and whether you feel one butler provided more service than the other.

I bring along thank you cards where I can write a personal note of thanks, especially mentioning something that our butler did to make the trip so enjoyable, and in the card we include the cash. If you wish to personally give the gratuity to your butlers, be sure you know ahead of time when their last shift with you takes place.

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9. Re: How often do you tip your butler's at sandals negril??

We have always brought along the thank you cards and have recommend them numerous times to others. We will fall in that $10-20 range like TP said above. We also present the cash tip in the card to the individual butlers at the end of our stay.

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10. Re: How often do you tip your butler's at sandals negril??

I realize that tipping amounts is a very personal decision - but it is good to know that $10-20 per butler per day is the norm - if you do the math and tip at $40-50 per day per butler - this is $100.00 per day - for a ten day stay you are looking at an extra $1000.00? This is on top of paying a premium price to have these rooms with butler service in the first place? While I agree with tipping for good service - $1000.00 for making reservations, saving a sun spot, setting out petals and bringing a drink or two during the day seems a bit much - I doubt each butler takes away $1000.00-1500.00 each week from their 4-5 couples that they look after ?