Jul 27th, 2012, 12:29 PM
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I will be in Slovenia in a couple of weeks. What is the tipping standards in restaurants. Also the hotel is having a shuttle pick me up at the airport. What amount should I tip the driver?
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Jul 28th, 2012, 06:53 AM
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Jul 28th, 2012, 09:24 AM
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andiiv, you not getting much "action" because the whole tipping thing is like a red rag to a bull on Fodors.

I'll tell you what I know, I was in Slovenia in February. I tipped 10% in restaurants and got given it back twice but kept the other times (once in the capital and once in a ski resort).

I only took one shuttle and I tipped nothing and the driver seemed more than happy about it.

Slovenia is a pretty wealthy country (though suffering under the Euro crisis with a per person GDP of $23k) so maybe they were being kind
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Jul 28th, 2012, 09:48 AM
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Tippin in Slovenia is not obligatory like in US. Allways wou will get change back to the cent. But everyone will be pleased and will appreciate a tipp. There is no standard about it. From a polite side, leave as much tip as you enjoed service. In restaurant you just leave change on the table or tell a person that served you that it is ok, if wants to return change. Or take the change if it is to much of amount and give some change on your decission.
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Jul 28th, 2012, 09:51 AM
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As bilboburgler said.. These discussions get toxic easily.

Maybe the very official tourist information's website is beyond critisism:

You have to scroll down a bit to get to the segment on tipping.

Rounding up is a concept that some seem to have a problem to understand.
If you had a coffee and pastry for €4.60 you would round up to €5
A lunch and drinks for €18 can be rounded up to €20. If it was €16, no one would round up to €20 but rather give two euros as tip.
So it gets more or less to 10 pct as a rule of thumb.
Less when you run up a really expensive check, say for dinners and wine for €143 you may also round up "only" to €150.
So you round up to a sum that makes sense and not necessarily tip the exact 10pct or €14.30
If you pay cash, you would say so (keep the change) when you hand over your money. And not wait to get change back and then tip.
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Jul 28th, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Disregard the last sentence, please.
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Jul 28th, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Round up like stated earlier. Whenever we ate out, we would ask for the specific amount of change that we wanted back. e.g. If the bill was for 16.60, we would give a 20 and ask 2 back. It is best not to put it on the credit card.
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Jul 29th, 2012, 06:48 AM
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Than you for your replies. I did not wish to offend anyone or cause a stir by asking. I am just so looking forward to my trip and want to make sure that I do the right thing while I am there!
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