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Gem - do you tip and how much?

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Gem - do you tip and how much?

I know people have asked about tipping before but when searching I couldnt find the answer to my question, which is...

We will be assigned a GEM when we arrive at six senses Laamu and as this person will be doing lots for us I would like to tip.. I don't want to offend them and also dont want to break the bank so for a ezcellent service for a week stay what would you tip?

I dont know much about how much these Gems would earn without tips so want to tip enough for the service given.

Please advise. Thanks

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1. Re: Gem - do you tip and how much?

Somebody I know, met her Gem on arrival and never again, so in that case I would tip 0$. In case of excellent service I would tip 100$, so for something in the middle you can tip less money.

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2. Re: Gem - do you tip and how much?

Ok i will be the one to ask !! What is a Gem ?.

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3. Re: Gem - do you tip and how much?

I was going to but thought perhaps it was just me not thinking of the obvious! :0) I have a friend called Gem but she hates the heat so I don't think it's her!!

Folkestone, United...
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4. Re: Gem - do you tip and how much?

Hi

It's a new name they have come up with for what on many islands was called a butler but is really more like guest relations

Regards

Doug

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5. Re: Gem - do you tip and how much?

Guest Experience Maker

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6. Re: Gem - do you tip and how much?

Oh, I don't fancy having one of those!

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7. Re: Gem - do you tip and how much?

Lol,,,guest experience maker. You couldn't make that up.:-))

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8. Re: Gem - do you tip and how much?

I make my own experiences :-)

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9. Re: Gem - do you tip and how much?

They have "sunshine butlers" on AK.

Walks around with a belt full of different sun creams and lotions.

There was no way he was going to put his hands all over Mrs Johns body!!

John

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10. Re: Gem - do you tip and how much?

Sunshine butlers and guest experience makers, you have to be kidding me

We had a. Butler at adaaran, never felt the need to use him, I kept getting into trouble from reception for calling them instead when I wanted something, I noticed some people treated their butler like not only their best mate but like they were actually all on holiday together, they spent that much time with their butler micromanaging ever aspect of their stay. Could not really work out the attraction myself.