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Service Charge? #102287
05/04/05 10:40 AM
05/04/05 10:40 AM
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I know the tipping question has come up several times in the past. But what if the hotel's already included 10% service charge, do I still have to tip separately?

Thanks a bunch..

Re: Service Charge? #102288
05/04/05 05:51 PM
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Use your own judgement. Is the service exceptional? many places tuip share and if you want to be sure that special peraon is properly tipped, then go for it.

No matter where I travel, (if I should be so unfortunate as to book a place that actually adds tips on) one of the first things I do is try to determine how/who shares the pool. Taking care of the little things can make a BIG difference in your experience.


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Re: Service Charge? #102289
05/04/05 05:56 PM
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Many of the people we know here who work for the hotels or dive shops never see the tip money. It seems that places that say only tip at the front desk are the worst -- and even if they tell you it's a pool, it may well not be.
If your maid or dive shop employee gives you good service, tip them personally!! They really depend on the tips.

Re: Service Charge? #102290
05/05/05 09:03 PM
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Be generous, life is short.


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Re: Service Charge? #102291
05/05/05 09:21 PM
05/05/05 09:21 PM
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Along with what luddy said ...
a personal thank you along with a nice tip can make a big difference in someone's day laugh


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Re: Service Charge? #102292
05/05/05 09:42 PM
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Bollocks - service charge is insane - Why on earth should you pay a percentage of a bill for what you have already paid for

Re: Service Charge? #102293
05/05/05 10:05 PM
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A "Service charge" is like a Hallmark holiday, one more way to take yer money. mad

A tip, freely given, is a thank you


"The truly happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery even when he must take a detour"
Re: Service Charge? #102294
05/05/05 10:41 PM
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But I bet Pedro1 GLADLY takes them at his bar! :rolleyes:


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Re: Service Charge? #102295
05/05/05 10:47 PM
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I never take a tip or gratuity -I do not think owners should ever take monies over what they are happy to accept as a standard charge-mind you,of course, I am not American and therefore I do not expect to get money for nothing.

Re: Service Charge? #102296
05/05/05 11:06 PM
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money for nuthin and the chicks are free...


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