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What is normal tip for breakfast room service?  Or for a coffee delivery to room?

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10 minutes ago, cjbank said:

What is normal tip for breakfast room service?  Or for a coffee delivery to room?

 

Everyone has their own opinions on what gratuity to offer, if anything.

 

Personally, I will offer $2 for Room Service Breakfast delivery.  If I have a traveling companion, I'd increase it by another $2.

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Of course it is a personal judgement. We tip $5.00 US for two people. But we're the type to leave 20% at land based restaurants also.

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We always bring a envelope full of US $1 bills and give 2 of them for every breakfast delivery.   In Europe, we also give 2 Euro coins for breakfast delivery.   

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23 minutes ago, DFWGUYZ said:

But we're the type to leave 20% at land based restaurants also.

 

I do as well as long as the service warrants such.

 

11 minutes ago, TAD2005 said:

We always bring a envelope full of US $1 bills and give 2 of them for every breakfast delivery.

 

That is my practice as well.  I also get from my bank $2 bills for gratuity use at land based hotels in the United States.  It reduces the size of that "envelope".

 

1 minute ago, Gigi1977 said:

$2/3 but you have to have it ready! They are in and out quick! 

 

Agree!  The Stewards do not seem to expect it which, I think, is good.  

 

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33 minutes ago, TAD2005 said:

We always bring a envelope full of US $1 bills and give 2 of them for every breakfast delivery.   In Europe, we also give 2 Euro coins for breakfast delivery.   

 

I do the same, an envelope of small bills. I travel solo and tip $2 for breakfast or other small things. If I order a room service dinner from the dining room menu, I usually tip $5.  Gigi is right, they don't seem to expect it and, have it ready, they are in and out in a flash!!

Sue

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We tip similar to bjbear, $2 or $3 for breakfast (usually coffee and pastries), $2 to $5 for a lunch, and on the infrequent occasion we have room service dinner, $5 or $10.  Total for the two of us.

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I will just add - make sure you have your money out the night before because they don’t hand around and their hand isn’t out.

 

I either put it on the table or as @sapper1 suggested in the key card holder so it is handy to pass to them before they leave.

 

I always get a big smile and a thank you.  It is NOT expected but VERY appreciated.

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You can also put it in the space between the door and doorframe.  You will have it in your hand when you open the door. 

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8 hours ago, kazu said:

I will just add - make sure you have your money out the night before because they don’t hand around and their hand isn’t out.

I either put it on the table or as @sapper1 suggested in the key card holder so it is handy to pass to them before they leave.

 

Bold is mine.  I will do as suggested: the night before in the key card holder. Thanks! 

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You don't have to bring an envelope of small bills like ones.

 

You can get change at the front desk or from the concierge if you are in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite.

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I, too, bring an envelope of $1 bills and have it in hand when I open the door.  We had a Neptune suite on our last cruise and breakfast room service seemed very surprised to get a gratuity.  I have always tipped no matter the category.  The room service waiter sent a plate of chocolates to enjoy while I packed.  Very kind.  I always fill out a positive comment card for the delivery person.  We use room service every day, so our person did quite well on a 30 day cruise!

Karen 

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2 hours ago, Loreto said:

The room service waiter sent a plate of chocolates to enjoy while I packed.  Very kind.  I always fill out a positive comment card for the delivery person.  We use room service every day, so our person did quite well on a 30 day cruise!

 

That was very kind of your room service waiter to do that.  I wish that the room service waiter who serves me is always the same person (within reason, of course).  On each of my last 2 HAL cruises, there were at least two, maybe three, different gentlemen who brought me my breakfast.   

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