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Breakfast:
Paying guests get breakfast for free. If you are staying on points you need to be gold or diamond to get free breakfast. (source)

Parking:
Complimentary (No longer, is now 60sh for self park - Drago)

Shuls Nearby:
Great Synagogue - Approx. 7 minute walk
Kotel around 15min walk thru the mall & arab Shuk (Only suggested when soldiers are present like friday night on the way home)
Hotel has a Shul in the basement

Hechsher: Plain Rabbanut Yerushayim (not mehadrin)
hechsherim in isreal
whatever your rabbi says you can eat, someone else's rabbi says is treif

If anyone is planing on staying at Waldorf and not eating the free breakfast (Hechsher, Early flight, etc') please PM shimino1

If you get free drinks vouchers and don't use them, I'll buy it off you for 10 shek per voucher.
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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 214648 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3150 on: April 14, 2017, 11:04:38 AM »
also is there grape juice by the breakfast shabbos morning?
Yes.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3151 on: April 14, 2017, 12:20:03 PM »
Paying guests get breakfast for free. If you are staying on points you need to be gold or diamond to get free breakfast
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3152 on: April 14, 2017, 05:55:32 PM »
isnt every point stay automatically atleast a gold member?
the credit cards give gold for just opening them up
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3153 on: April 14, 2017, 06:49:46 PM »
isnt every point stay automatically atleast a gold member?
the credit cards give gold for just opening them up
Not every card

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3154 on: April 15, 2017, 03:23:47 PM »
isnt every point stay automatically atleast a gold member?
the credit cards give gold for just opening them up
Not all points are earned with CC. #mindblown.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3155 on: April 16, 2017, 04:09:36 PM »
so for all paid stays breakfast is included? I am seeing options for breakfast included options and what appears to be non-inclusive options. I am looking for the days after shavuos. AMEX Travel is showing 539 vs 595 pn (this is not using the fine hotels and resorts option)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3156 on: April 18, 2017, 03:14:15 PM »
so for all paid stays breakfast is included? I am seeing options for breakfast included options and what appears to be non-inclusive options. I am looking for the days after shavuos. AMEX Travel is showing 539 vs 595 pn (this is not using the fine hotels and resorts option)

Yes all paid stays include breakfast.  I'm at the WA right now and all the food and the whole experience over Pesach was amazing.  I'll try to post some pics after I return home.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3157 on: April 18, 2017, 03:20:23 PM »
also is there grape juice by the breakfast shabbos morning?
is the breakfast enough to be lunch?

Absolutely it's enough. They gave grape juice and serve eggs, hot kugels, potatoes, etc.  Over Pesach just now these even had non-Gebrokts pizza and lasagne on Chag.  We bought cold cuts and chips to have meat and enough food to eat later in the day.  They are also very nice about giving you a fridge in your room for no charge.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3158 on: April 18, 2017, 04:41:12 PM »
I stayed several times at WA Jerusalem.

Friend suggested for upcoming shabbos I stay at David Citadel, can someone please give recent comparison to the two?

How do you compare Shabbos meal at Citadel to WA (I am told citadel was nicer) and also general hotel atmosphere in Citadel?

Thank you

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3159 on: April 20, 2017, 06:03:40 PM »
I stayed several times at WA Jerusalem.

Friend suggested for upcoming shabbos I stay at David Citadel, can someone please give recent comparison to the two?

How do you compare Shabbos meal at Citadel to WA (I am told citadel was nicer) and also general hotel atmosphere in Citadel?

Thank you

We actually stayed at WA and met friends for Shabbos lunch at the Citadel and totally thought the WA ambience, china, decor, everything was nicer but I guess everyone is different. Plus everything you spend at WA will get you HHonors points (giving you possibly up to like 30% back for a future stay)...just for that I'd choose the Waldorf. Staying at the Citadel for the pool during the week makes total sense but for Shabbos I personally wouldn't.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3160 on: April 21, 2017, 01:01:15 PM »
We actually stayed at WA and met friends for Shabbos lunch at the Citadel and totally thought the WA ambience, china, decor, everything was nicer but I guess everyone is different. Plus everything you spend at WA will get you HHonors points (giving you possibly up to like 30% back for a future stay)...just for that I'd choose the Waldorf. Staying at the Citadel for the pool during the week makes total sense but for Shabbos I personally wouldn't.

anyway to get the shabbos meals for cheaper?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3161 on: April 21, 2017, 01:02:33 PM »
anyway to get the shabbos meals for cheaper?
buy discounted Hilton gift cards and use them to pay the charges

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3162 on: April 21, 2017, 01:17:16 PM »
buy discounted Hilton gift cards and use them to pay the charges

someone told me that you cant sue hilton gift cards to pay for the meals
can someone confirm that it actually works?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3163 on: April 21, 2017, 01:18:18 PM »
buy discounted Hilton gift cards and use them to pay the charges

also i cant find any cheap place to buy those gift cards
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3164 on: April 21, 2017, 01:18:34 PM »
someone told me that you cant sue hilton gift cards to pay for the meals
can someone confirm that it actually works?
you bill the meals to your room and pay the charges with a hilton gift card I dont see why that would not work but I have no personal experience