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Tipping in Cyprus: The Cyprus Tipping Guide

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Tipping in Cyprus can be confusing. This Cyprus tipping guide will help you navigate when/where you can leave a little extra for great service.

Tipping in Cyprus

Tipping in Cyprus isn’t obligatory, but may be expected. Since the country is such a popular tourist destination, tipping is common. Keep in mind, however, that a good deal of hotels and restaurants include a service charge. There is a chance, however, that this may go directly to the business owner and not the staff, so be certain to always ask before deciding if/what to tip. There is no set standard on how much to leave when service isn’t included or doesn’t go to management, but it’s always a good practice to tip a few euros for great service.

Want a bit more guidance on how much to give? This Cyprus tipping guide will help you navigate how much to leave for great service. 

Cyprus Tipping Guide

Cafe Server: A tip isn’t necessary.

Restaurant Server: A tip of 10 percent is sometimes included in the final bill, but not always. There is also a possibility that this added cost might go to the owner of the restaurant and not the server. Be sure to check the bill first for these inclusions and ask who receives an additional tip before deciding what to give. A tip of €2 to €3 is sufficient.

Bartender: It’s not necessary to tip a bartender, as most do not expect it and some may even refuse it.

Taxis: A tip isn’t expected, but is appreciated. A good rule of thumb is to round up to the nearest euro or give up to 5 percent of the final fare for exceptional service. 

Tour Guide: Tip your guide at least 10 percent of the total bill, and the driver at least 5 percent.

Airport Shuttle: It is not necessary to tip your driver, but feel free to give €1 per bag if they help with your luggage.

Doorman: A simple thank you is always appreciated, but feel free to offer €1 for exceptional service.

Bellhop: Most hotels include a 10 to 15 percent service charge in the final bill, but this typically goes directly to the owner. It is considerate to tip €1 per bag.

Housecleaning: Most hotels include a 10 to 15 percent service charge in the final bill, but this typically goes directly to the owner. Feel free to leave €1 to €2 per night in the room for a spotless stay.

Concierge: If the concierge goes above and beyond with helping you book reservations, giving you directions, and/or providing insider recommendations, it’s considerate to tip €1 to €2. 

Stylist: It’s considerate, but by no means an obligation, to tip 10 percent of the final bill if service is above measure.

Spa Service Provider: A tip isn’t expected, but you can leave up to 10 percent for anything that goes above and beyond your expectations.

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