I will be a the Valentin Imperial Maya tomorrow and we will be staying in a Golden Jr Suite. I just read some reviews where people received free updgrades without even asking. This will probably sound dumb, but is an upgraded room at the Valentin actually better? I thought I read that the Ocean-front rooms were actually smaller, and that you don't really see much of the ocean due to the folliage. What makes the ocean-front rooms better than the golden rooms?
I also have a silly question about tipping. I know here in the US we would leave the tip on the table of the restaurant after our meal. Is it the same at this resort/in Mexico? OR do we hand it directly to the server?