Tips/Gifts for staff

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  1. FakeNewsTeam

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    A small safe, maybe 15"x15"x6", dont recall exact dims in each room.
    Looks and unlocks with a code of your choosing.
    No need to lock up your toys as most have them.
    Proudly leave them out on display for your housekeeper to marvel at and admire;)
     
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    If you are really worried about your valuables, keep them at the reception desk, they will have a safe there and anything you store with them will be insured against loss.

    Not a great idea to use the safe in your room
     
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    We always use the safe in the room for passport, wallet, cellphone and Ipad.
    However our laptop doesn't fit ( and it's required ) so we lock it in our of our suitcases or hide it in our clothes and changing it place each day.
    The only thing I got stole at any resort was a cover up and it was at a resort in Cuba.
    Everything I lost got back to me the next day at TTR. Who wants a pair of used flipflop anyways ?
    I even let out some money in my room by mistake and the maid at TTR never even touch it.
    Mexico isn't a 3rd part world country, and they don't need to steal to survive.
    However I don't bring any of my jewelry except my rings cause I have hard time to get it out so if someone want it they need to cut my fingers since in mexico it's hot and sunny my fingers are swell all the time ! :)

    63 mores day before the paradise !
     
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    Have never had an issue with the safe nor anything else left out including cash, cell phones, etc. to date nor have any of our several friends whom each have visited 10+ times.
    So that adds up to several thousand days of times for theft.

    If course there is always a first time for everything
     
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    Thanks for replying - great info.
     
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    Noted - thank you.
     
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    Hunh, hadn't even dawned on me that some people would think the staff is going to be stealing from them. Imagine it does happen but my thinking was definitely not about theft from staff, furthest thing truth be told.

    Where there are hotels, there are thieves, where there are tourists, there are thieves... Thieves also go on vacation so you have local thieves and travelling thieves if you will lol.
     
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    Bahaha.. I’ll have to plant some XXXL Magnum condom packages about the room and see what kind of smiles I get from the female (or male?) housekeepers.
     
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    I see you think "small"!
     
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    Agreed..thus my query about keeping valuables safe however I wasn’t implying the staff :)
     
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    Senor muy grande:D
     
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    I understand how easy it is to open those safes. But at Temptation and Cancun in general, I think using the safe is a better to use than it would be in the states. I know it seems naive to say, but the staff seems less likely to steal your stuff there than other places. I use the safe because if the room door was drunkenly left open, and someone was to walk in the room, then my valuables are less easy to pocket than if they were just laying out in plain sight.
     
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    I've said it once but it's worth repeating, it's not the staff that you need to worry about. Not sure why everyone thinks immediately of the staff who would get fired instantly for theft. Its' the local thieves / travelling thieves you need to worry about.

    My point remains that if you are really worried about your valuables, use the safe at the front desk instead...
     
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    we always use the safe ..and the guys are really nice about coming to unlock it for me when I type in the wrong numbers when I go back down to the party after drinking a little bit to much .. :)
     
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    We have always used the safe and have never ever had a problem with theft of anything :) Unless you include the "black out" times!! LOL
    Maids are great! We have left money out during a drunken stupor and have come back to a clean room with money still there. We usually have to put the money in a spot so they know it is there tip to take (usually use the comment cards or something like that).
    Never had a problem anywhere in Mexico on any trip, any where with theft.
    :marshe:
     
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    I've always brought a wad of cash with me to TTR and kept it in the safe in my room. The biggest challenge is to remember to close the freakin' safe when you've been drinking. Everything I've read here and elsewhere indicates that you are not going to get a good rate at an ATM, but I have not tried it myself, as I have better things to do when at TTR than wander around looking for an ATM and trying not to lose my bank card while I'm at it. That responsible adult you are when holidaying with your kids? Don't expect him/her to make an appearance at TTR.

    As a Canadian, I bring US dollars instead of pesos, becuz when drinking I can't do the math (pesos to US dollars to Cdn pesos) to figure out what I am actually tipping, and I don't want to try. Also, if I come home with money left over, I don't want it to be pesos as I go to the US a lot more often than Mexico. But that's not a concern if you travel to Mexico more often than I have been able to manage in the last 5 years.

    If you want to use a credit card in Mexico, bring a low-limit card (under $5000). You will always do better on the exchange rate with cash, however.
     
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    We have never had a problem with the safe in our room, other than a malfunction where it wouldn’t open. But they quickly came up and opened it then fixed it for us...as far as theft, our first trip on the first day we got the typical first day curse and left our bag at the pool. Which we figured out when we got back to our room and couldn’t get in. I hurried back and our bag was gone. I reported it to guest services. A couple hours later someone on staff returned it to our room. Everything was in our bag (cell phones my wallet etc...) except $170 cash I had in my wallet!....anyhow, learned a big lesson on what’s necessary to take down to sexy pool! This June will be our seventh trip and havnt has any issues since!! As far as room safes, we keep all our valuables in there, with confidence! .... just realized we may be straying away from this thread?! Oh well
     
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    I suppose the $170 was a nice tip for someone! Lol
     
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    Tipping..our way to calculate what we need and keep each day separated....

    per drink/ round
    each for maid service and turndown
    in-room refrigerator stocking Dude
    towel/pool service
    buffet waiter
    restaurant waiter
    seating hostess
    Snack/coffee server
    Room service
    concierge/butler first and last day
    Entertainment staff
    transit driver for each trip
    transit greeter at airport
    bellhop at each end of stay
    hotel greeter with Champaign and towel
    Baggage assitant at airport for return flight
    Probably a few Others

    I didn’t include $$ amounts as those are personal preferences. We usually take $500 and will have some left...usually because it seems like we only eat a light lunch/ breakfast when we stumble out of our room at 11 and then a nice dinner later in the evening. Most of our calories are in liquid form.

    We just save our $1s, $5’s, and some $10’s throughout the year and by vacation time we are good to go or close.
     
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    Most every 1 or 5 in my wallet goes directly to the next vacation fund. Had 300 for the last trip for tipping etc... Just like a piggy bank.