If you enjoyed your meal and the service was ok, give them a little bit extra when you've finished?
:)Edited: 17 April 2014, 07:55
In a restaurant 10% of bill is viewd as a decent tip. In a bar loose change, although we usually only pay at the end of the night when they are added up and we usually leave about 5 lev.
You should receive a bill after every round which itemizes your round and then give the running total so you should never get done.
Obviously in an all inclusive resort they won't be paying at all though in theory - which I assume is the reasoning behind the question. I stayed in a hotel in an all inclusive place in Turkey and people were tipping every time they ordered a drink, and they were clearly getting better service. I hate that kind of thing, people shouldn't have to tip at breakfast, at lunch, at dinner, etc. Tipping should be a reward for good service, not a payment made beforehand in order to ensure it.
At an all inclusive hotel I would personally not tip at every single meal or drink, just after a big main meal, or if you are in a bar for several hours and are served by the same person.
At the end of the day money is universal though, it's understood wherever you go, if you want to tip frequently to assure 'attentiveness' then people will be more than happy to accept it no questions asked.
You may well find a tip jar on the bar - if so, I normally put BGL5 in every 2 or 3 days, unless the service is either very good (more) or very bad (less). I only tip in the restaurant if I get the same waiter most/all of the time, or if someone gives particularly good service.
Outside your hotel, follow Toonman's guide, you won't go wrong.
Thanks for replies. Yes my comment was aimed at the All Inclusive aspect as it is normal to leave 5 to 10% on top of the bill in restaurants etc... We don't normally do All Inclusive, although having done it several times in the Caribbean, but not having been to Bulgaria before and not knowing the culture and Bulgarian Lev, just wondered what was average there.
all in is mostley not the best in bulgaria so you may find you want to go out so if you like what you get tip if you dont like then dont tip most times we just round it up so as not to get loose change then add a bit i always leave 2 lev a day for the room cleaner rooms are always done and nothing ever gos missing but going out is better than staying in i shall be in the lilli next door to you in aug i do think that you will want to go out and about and then find yourself at the other end of the resort at dinner time so you eat out or be in varna which is much cheaper than golden sands
There are no rules, if you want to give someone some cash, they will take it whatever you offer. Don't be mean but don't be over-generous either, a few leva goes a long way.
As shannonshaq mentions above, tipping the room cleaners usually goes down quite well, as they are typically the lowest paid workers there and by the nature of their job don't get the same attention that other 'front facing' members of staff do (by the same token it always seems slightly unfair to me to reward the person who just brought your food to the table, when the kitchen staff did most of the hard work!).
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