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Not really an AIBU but posting here for traffic - hotel tips

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Mulledwine1 Mon 05-Jun-17 08:36:48

I was just looking at the Tripadvisor reviews for a hotel I will be staying in in Germany later in the year. One of the reviews mentioned getting poor quality housekeeping services in their room one day - because they forgot to leave a tip for the maid.

I have never left a tip for a maid (in the US I might but I have not been there for years). Is this normal? I don't really want to resurrect another of the many "should I tip my hairdresser/whoever" threads, but this really surprised me.

I'm not sure a maid would do a bad job because there was no tip anyway - but it was the idea that you leave them one every day that surprised me.

Celticlassie Mon 05-Jun-17 08:52:29

IF I tip the maid service it would tend to be at the end of the stay, so no chance to impact on their services. However, I generally don't, except in holiday resorts where we've had the same maid for a couple of weeks.

RedBeanie Mon 05-Jun-17 08:55:09

I generally don't. When I was in Vienna though, and ordered room service, they expected a tip. I wondered why they stood at the door smiling at me after giving me my plate, until she said "Tip?" so I added it on to the receipt for her as I don't take cash on work trips.

I think it's expected in some places.

JigglyTuff Mon 05-Jun-17 09:01:04

You tip for room service and only for housekeeping at the end of the stay. Not tipping during the stay would not have affected the quality of the housekeeping service.

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