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Question about tipping in DR

arcola, IL
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Question about tipping in DR

HI. When I first started researching a trip to the DR, someone on this forum had suggested going to the Dollar Store in the U.S. and buying little items to leave in the room everyday for the housekeeper if she is doing a good job. Does anyone agree with this practice, and if so, what types of items should I purchase to give? Also, did you leave a tip everyday for the housekeeper and other staff, or tip at the end, and how much? Thanks!

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1. Re: Question about tipping in DR

Everything is available for purchase in the DR, so if you do decide to tip, cash is king. It's hard to put food on the table for your family and keep the lights on, with dollar store trinkets. The gesture is generous and I know it comes from the heart, but if you want to show your appreciation, offer cash as a thank you.

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$2 -$3 a day is a decent tip for the housekeeper. Wrap with a note "propina gracias"

If you get to see her, let her know what u need, xtra water,soda,beer.

At the buffet, the same, daily. Your waitress will give you attention. Youll probably going to see the same face every day.

Small tips here and there, you will be remembered. tipping is optional but greatly appreciated.

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If you researched tipping as noted you would have seen the many, many threads on this subject. What to tip, when to tip, how much to tip, how often to tip, even if tipping is necessary. Many opinions voiced on this subject but only you can decide what is right for you. Tipping in cash is always best, yes, save the dollars at the dollar store and pass them on that way, they more need the cash to decide for themselves what they need.

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Yes, we tipped in USD cash daily. Just a side note that the person who stocks your fridge may not be the housekeeper – not in our experience anyway. There is also the person who provides turn down service in the evening while you may be out.

We brought a stack of small envelopes and left a thank you note in Spanish (had a cheat sheet with us, lol) along with any requests we had. We were never without anything, and sincerely appreciated their kind service. We left the envelope for the housekeeper on the pillow, turndown on the end of the bed, and the one for the fridge person, in the fridge, with the tip inside. We chose to tip daily and not just at the end, as we could not be sure the staff’s schedule rotation would ensure the same person would be attending to our room all week, let alone when we left. As it turns out, one of our housekeepers was the same lovely girl, and we did end up leaving her a little extra on our last day, as she was just so sweet and did such a great job in our room.

Enjoy your trip! :)

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5. Re: Question about tipping in DR

You will sometimes have a different maid, so it is more beneficial to tip each day when you leave the room. I'll usually leave a note for needs such as extra water, coffee.

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6. Re: Question about tipping in DR

On our first day of arrival we put a list written in Spanish (and $5) inside our mini bar with the way we wish it to be stocked. This has always worked. Sorry if anyone feels offended that we are paying for services rendered before getting service.

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No reason to apologize for offending, hoffer - you do what you feel works best for you. There are no set rules on this - it's entirely up to the individual to decide for themselves what works best for them.

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Who cares if you offend anyone with your tipping..

People are too sensitive

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