VirtualTourist.com will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Tipping Tips in Manila!" People/Local Culture Tip by machomikemd

People/Local Culture, Manila: 26 reviews and 32 photos

  tip the bartender
by machomikemd
 
  • tip the bartender - Manila
      tip the bartender
    by machomikemd
  • tip after ordering - Manila
      tip after ordering
    by machomikemd
  • tip the waiters - Manila
      tip the waiters
    by machomikemd
  • tip the guard - Manila
      tip the guard
    by machomikemd
  • tip the waitress - Manila
      tip the waitress
    by machomikemd
 

Favorite thing: Tipping is common in Manila, and anything above 10% will gain you undying loyalty if you are a foreigner and if you are a local, tipping 50 pesos and above will be the norm in classy restaurants and hotels.

Restaurants: Even if a service charge is included, custom dictates adding another 5%-10% to the
bill. But Most locals do not tip.

Porters: Service in top hotels is good and should be rewarded with 20 pesos per bag.

Taxis: Most cabs are metered, and rounding up to the next five pesos is a good rule of thumb.

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Mar 20, 2012
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

machomikemd

“Travel, Eat and Experience New Cultures!”

Online Now

Male

Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 2 1 6 5
Forum Rank:
0 0 8 7 7

Have you been to Manila?

  Share Your Travels