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mickeyd 02-19-2011 03:29 PM

Room service gratuities
We plan on having some of our meals in the room and I was wondering about the tip protocol on board. If we are being charged a gratuity of $10/day each, is an individual tip in this case also expected?

Dave 02-20-2011 12:55 PM

Room Service people are usually not included in the tips that are automatically added to your account, but HALs policy (click on Money Matters and then Hotel Service Charge) seems to indicate that they do include them. Still, I recommend tipping $2 to $5 per delivery, depending on the size of the order. $2 for coffee and rolls for example, but $5 if ordering a tray full of things like a sandwich order for two with desserts and beverages.

mickeyd 02-20-2011 04:25 PM

Thanks for the info Dave.

susanmaz 02-22-2011 12:43 PM

We had coffee delivered every morning. I had a stack of singles on the desk waiting - we tipped $2.00 for our coffee.

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