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Should I tip the maid? [Merged threads]

Old May 15, 01, 9:00 pm
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Should I tip the maid? [Merged threads]

I've been travelling constantly since 1981 (ok, one year off in 1998) and these questions have always bugged me:

Do you tip the chambermaid at the hotel?
How often?
How much?
Why or why not?

I rarely do unless I'm at a real up-market property, even then just at the end of my stay. Am I a tightwad?

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Old May 15, 01, 9:04 pm
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Good evening...

Might want to look at a recent hashing of this topic http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/Forum94/HTML/002527.html
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Old May 15, 01, 9:50 pm
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It is getting more confusing. Do you tip the receptionist who upgrades you to a nicer room and the cashier who writes off a doubtful telephone bill? What does the $ 100 to $ 250 room rent cover?
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Old May 16, 01, 3:54 am
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In foreign countries, most hotels state 'AND SERVICE'. Yet, the Bellman, and others give me a feeling that they expect a tip for anything. Is this just from Americans or everyone?
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Old May 16, 01, 6:30 am
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Old Sep 23, 03, 7:21 pm
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Leaving a tip for the maid

Last month my girlfriend and I stayed at a rental hotel/apartment for a week in Tenerife and when we were leaving she insisted on leaving like a 20Euro tip for the maid before we left. I said not to because we pay for it when we paid the bill. Am I really cheap, or would you leave a tip in a case like this?

The apartment was kept very clean and nice, but still I don't think its expected to leave a TIP?
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Old Sep 23, 03, 7:21 pm
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Leaving a tip for the maid

Last month my girlfriend and I stayed at a rental hotel/apartment for a week in Tenerife and when we were leaving she insisted on leaving like a 20Euro tip for the maid before we left. I said not to because we pay for it when we paid the bill. Am I really cheap, or would you leave a tip in a case like this?

The apartment was kept very clean and nice, but still I don't think its expected to leave a TIP?
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Old Sep 23, 03, 8:36 pm
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It's usually expected to leave a tip (I've been in hotels that actually they leave envelopes in). Expected yes, always deserved, no.
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Old Sep 23, 03, 8:36 pm
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It's usually expected to leave a tip (I've been in hotels that actually they leave envelopes in). Expected yes, always deserved, no.
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Old Sep 23, 03, 9:38 pm
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I think the tip is appropriate. Assuming you're her boyfriend, marry this girl immediately.
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Old Sep 23, 03, 9:38 pm
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I think the tip is appropriate. Assuming you're her boyfriend, marry this girl immediately.
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Old Sep 23, 03, 10:22 pm
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Sorry, you're really cheap! The housekeeper works harder than anyone else in the place and should get tipped before anyone else.
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Old Sep 23, 03, 10:22 pm
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Sorry, you're really cheap! The housekeeper works harder than anyone else in the place and should get tipped before anyone else.
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Old Sep 23, 03, 11:42 pm
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I leave $2-$3 per day depending on the size of the room and service level. If it's a suite I'll typically leave $5/day.
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