I'm going to the Palace at the Royal Mirage for my Honeymoon in late July (I know, I must be mad to brave the heat, but I used to live in Kuwait as a kid and seem to remember that it's not so bad as there's always the air conditioned inside to escape to). Anyway, I've been reading the forums and have a couple of price related questions I wonder if you can help with. Firstly, tipping - someone said earlier, tip what you would normally in a five star hotel. I must confess that I'm not accustomed to staying in 5 stars, so if you could be a bit more specific about how much would be appropriate to tip, say, the porters, I'd appreciate it. European 3* is more my own experience.
Also, the cost of wine - if we're eating in a hotel restaurant, and lets say I go for the Homer Simpson approach of ordering the second cheapest bottle of wine on the menu - how much am I looking at? I'm just trying to budget for this...I love a nice bottle of Rioja and need to know how much spending money to allow for this weakness!
Hope you can help!