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Title: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jack on November 07, 2009, 09:49:45 PM
Anyone know where to get a good deal on hotels in yerushalayim now that there is no free sheraton jerusalem.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on November 07, 2009, 10:05:33 PM
Anyone know where to get a good deal on hotels in yerushalayim now that there is no free sheraton jerusalem.

 The best rates Ive found have been found here, my CC wasnt charged till I got to the Hotel: http://www.israelhotels.org/hotels_all.cfm?LevelID=31

 or you if not staying over Shabbos you could try and trade someone for the # of PC (Priority Club- Holiday Inn) pts needed and stay at The Crowne Plaza by Binyama HaUma
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: jack on November 07, 2009, 10:58:40 PM
I can get the ramada for 115 anight direct at ramada.com vs. the kink you posted it is $136 a night but includes breakfast.
Was wondering if there is any way to get the better hotels that cost 300+ for >200?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on November 08, 2009, 01:54:15 PM
I can get the ramada for 115 anight direct at ramada.com vs. the kink you posted it is $136 a night but includes breakfast.
Was wondering if there is any way to get the better hotels that cost 300+ for >200?

 its $136 if you're staying only 1 or 2 nights. Its 6% off 3-6 nights and 12% off 7+ nights

 so a 7 nights stay would be $952 (7 x 136) - 114 = 838 or $119.71 with breakfast or $5 a day for breakfast over thier websites rates

 a little more if theres 2 people in the room $140.71 after the disc

 of cause its more if youre there less then 7 nights and depending on the dates it can be more or less $$
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: flyingace on November 08, 2009, 02:17:47 PM
Anyone know where to get a good deal on hotels in yerushalayim now that there is no free sheraton jerusalem.

I have found great deals on Expedia when booking airfare+ hotel. Don't know if your tickets are already booked but you can try that. It basically gave me the hotel for free when you consider the cost of a ticket alone, but that was off season, so YMMV.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: jack on November 09, 2009, 01:55:26 PM
thanks all your help - took the ramada.com - only needed 1 night. 

Everyone else - there is a AAA discount so if you have the card be sure to check off/request the discount.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on November 09, 2009, 03:47:52 PM
thanks all your help - took the ramada.com - only needed 1 night. 

Everyone else - there is a AAA discount so if you have the card be sure to check off/request the discount.

 next time please you or anyone else post the # of days and dates

 2 Hotels up from The Ramada is The Park its $89 a night for a single night when The Ramada wanted $136 both are B&B. I personally stayed at The Park for 1 night eve Succoth since my Mamilla res was from Fri night onwards and I arrived in Israel on Thurs

Dont think Id want to spend a week there but a night or 2 and at the $89 rate , it was just what the Doc ordered. Yea its needs to be renovated but for the price paid it was perfect. I walked over to The Ramada for the minyans. Breakfast wasnt bad at all
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Deal Guy on December 01, 2009, 03:27:23 PM
Btw, what can you tell us about the Mamilla?
  Is it worth it's money?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Yordai Dooma on December 01, 2009, 03:44:09 PM
Any word on starwood getting a hotel in Jerusalem?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on December 01, 2009, 07:12:50 PM
Btw, what can you tell us about the Mamilla?
  Is it worth it's money?

 thats a loaded question, whats worthwhile to me might not be to the next person and vice versa

 Was it worth it for what I paid You bet it was. BTW no cribs allowed in the cheapest room so for you it starts at $500+

If you Honestly will pay that much per night then I will be more then happy to give you My full rundown on the place. ive done that already to a few people who ended at the end saying 'no matter good it might be they never would spend that kind of $$$", so I basically wasted my time

 Before Mamilla I was at The Imperial in Vienna for 3 nights my room was well over $1000 that I was UPed into, and that wasnt 1 of the Jaw dropping Suites they have. (It was those free SPG weekend stays from the stay 2 get 1 free) It was Old school nothing modern but it was Great. Yep worth the 20k+ per night but unless it was a going to be a very Special time Id do the Marriott down teh block, the Hilton a few blocks away or LeM a couple blocks away rather then blow those amount of pts. Yet I know a # of people from FT that save their SPG pts just in order to cash in for The Imperial.

My pt is what works for me might not for you. If I could use my SPG pts for Mamilla , yes I would but that isnt gonna happen. The mgr said the owner is in the process of building some Hotels in Europe and will have their program

 But feel free to ask me anything in particuliar that you would need to know
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on December 01, 2009, 07:15:17 PM
Any word on starwood getting a hotel in Jerusalem?

 I dont think there will be 1 any time soon. Marriott has been out for over 1 yr longer then *W and Hilton has been out for over 10 yrs

 bout the only play in town is The Crowne Plaza, where you can forget about any type of Upgrades etc
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: GABE on December 01, 2009, 10:40:09 PM
Before Mamilla I was at The Imperial in Vienna for 3 nights my room was well over $1000 that I was UPed into, and that wasnt 1 of the Jaw dropping Suites they have. (It was those free SPG weekend stays from the stay 2 get 1 free) It was Old school nothing modern but it was Great. Yep worth the 20k+ per night but unless it was a going to be a very Special time Id do the Marriott down teh block, the Hilton a few blocks away or LeM a couple blocks away rather then blow those amount of pts. Yet I know a # of people from FT that save their SPG pts just in order to cash in for The Imperial.

I was just wondering if you knew that Adolf Hitler ym"s stayed there when he gave his famous speech in Heroes Square. People should be aware of that before choosing to stay there.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on December 01, 2009, 11:16:31 PM
I was just wondering if you knew that Adolf Hitler ym"s stayed there when he gave his famous speech in Heroes Square. People should be aware of that before choosing to stay there.


 What does have to do with the price of tea in China?

 turns out I ended up in a number of Hotels in Europe that were either Gestapo or SS HQ. As long as they arent the HQ today I see absolutly no reason not to stay.

 There are those who wouldnt still buy a German car, yet the SY community be it in Flatbush or Deal are loaded with BMWs,MBs,Audi etc etc and they are showing up in the driveways and streets in Boro Park as well these days.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: jack on December 02, 2009, 07:46:44 PM
I thinking keeping away from these places and items i.e. cars - is basic decency to the survivors, especially don't want to give my grandparents a ride in my car when it has the same symbol the ss drove up to the cc in.

If it would be the only thing/place available...
But to each their own.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Dan on December 02, 2009, 07:51:12 PM
I thinking keeping away from these places and items i.e. cars - is basic decency to the survivors, especially don't want to give my grandparents a ride in my car when it has the same symbol the ss drove up to the cc in.

If it would be the only thing/place available...
But to each their own.
I agree, but surely there is a difference between not buying a mercedes and not staying in hotels that were stayed in by nazis.  
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on December 02, 2009, 10:25:26 PM
I thinking keeping away from these places and items i.e. cars - is basic decency to the survivors, especially don't want to give my grandparents a ride in my car when it has the same symbol the ss drove up to the cc in.

If it would be the only thing/place available...
But to each their own.

 If that is the case then no Survivors should have lived in Israel where at 1 time most of the public transportation was German made and I believe most Egged buses still are

 for yrs the Sheruts were all MBs

 If we extend that then there are very few places a Jew can visit in the World that at 1 time or other didnt in some way attack Us as a People. Lets see for Europe that means not going to England,Spain,France,Switzerland,Austria,Germany,Italy,Greece,Turkey, I guess that also means not flying on their airlines as well, then of cause Eastern Europe and Russia, alot of South Am took in the Nazis after WWII so theyre out as well. Lets not forget Portugal. then today Norway,Sweeden, Denmark,Finland are very pro Arab I guess they are out as well. So I guess we still have Canada , Mex and Israel and the US. I think NOT
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: jack on December 03, 2009, 12:53:59 AM
You obviously really don't get it. 
Yes we are in golus but my grandfathers ###s are still clearly visible.

Would you be happy if a good friend went to a hotel in which you were treated really badly.  I don't know how to dumb this down anymore.

Follow your heart. 
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: damaxer91 on December 03, 2009, 09:00:50 AM
You obviously really don't get it.  
Yes we are in golus but my grandfathers ###s are still clearly visible.

Would you be happy if a good friend went to a hotel in which you were treated really badly.  I don't know how to dumb this down anymore.

Follow your heart.  

I think that there are still plenty of people out there who won't drive German cars and will not fly Lufthansa. I am proud to sayt hat I'd never visit Germany. Especially while there are still plenty of the SOB's alive and kicking.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: damaxer91 on December 03, 2009, 09:02:30 AM
There are those who wouldnt still buy a German car, yet the SY community be it in Flatbush or Deal are loaded with BMWs,MBs,Audi etc etc

The SY's were not affected by the Holocaust like European Jewry was
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on December 03, 2009, 09:50:31 AM
The SY's were not affected by the Holocaust like European Jewry was

I know that, and what therefore its OK forthem to do what they do?

for that matter neither was I, my Fathers parents both left before WW1 and my Mothers just after WW1, that includes almost every Uncle and Aunt as well by my Father

Im 2nd Gen American
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on December 03, 2009, 09:54:48 AM
I think that there are still plenty of people out there who won't drive German cars and will not fly Lufthansa. I am proud to sayt hat I'd never visit Germany. Especially while there are still plenty of the SOB's alive and kicking.

 As far as Lufthansa you do know they Own Swiss,British Midland,Austrian, Belgium airlines they just let them still fly under their own names but its really all LH! 

 As for cars for a # of yrs MB owned Chrysler so I guess when you rented if they offered a Cry car you told them Thanks but no thanks

 As for visiting Germany the Truth is there are more anti semites in Switzerland and Austria then in Germany. And most Rebbes go on their yearly vacations to the Swiss Alps from Israel
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on December 03, 2009, 10:07:49 AM
You obviously really don't get it. 
Yes we are in golus but my grandfathers ###s are still clearly visible.

Would you be happy if a good friend went to a hotel in which you were treated really badly.  I don't know how to dumb this down anymore.

Follow your heart. 

 I get it, I think you dont get it

 I used to do as you say when you werent even in your Mothers stomach as yet and probably your parents didnt even know the other existed

 As for a friend staying at a Hotel or eating in a restaurant where I received bad service or whatever. Thats fine with me, Id probably tell them what they can expect and leave it up to them.

 As I said we were expelled from many a European Country at some time or there were Pogroms we went thru. so that should mean a Yid shouldnt be living in any of those Countries or doing any Biz with them?

 AH himself was Austrian not German, the Swiss were known for turning back 1000s rather then allow them in.

 How is it that there are Organizied Tours of Eastern Europe and 1000s went to visit where they grew up or lived as very young kids and yrs ago those who went werent kids during WWII. There are tours to Kevurim even in Germany today

 I understand that you feel it would be like slapping your Grandfather across his face if you went or purchased certain things, BTW dont buy any Bayer or Adidas products as they are German companies among many others. But that doesnt mean anyone else has to refrain from doing what you feel you need to.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: jack on December 03, 2009, 10:17:03 AM
we are still in golus.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on December 03, 2009, 10:39:55 AM
we are still in golus.

 when you daven at the Kosel you are still in Golus!

whats your pt?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: jack on December 04, 2009, 02:10:52 PM
I used to do as you say when you werent even in your Mothers stomach as yet and probably your parents didnt even know the other existed

my goodness - are you a senior citizen???

You are obviously determined not to get it so I won't bother explaining again.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: GABE on December 06, 2009, 07:25:14 AM
whatever the argument may be there are people that would refrain from a place where Hitler stayed (before his famous speech at heroes square in Vienna). I just thought I should bring it up.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on December 07, 2009, 12:37:17 PM
whatever the argument may be there are people that would refrain from a place where Hitler stayed (before his famous speech at heroes square in Vienna). I just thought I should bring it up.

 I understand why Jack feels that he shouldnt stay there and why some others feel the same way, I used to as well. But there are Frum people living in a number of German cities today with Kollels to boot today.

 Now did *W own the Hotel when AH stayed there, did they offer him a free room. Did they run after his biz.

 Thusly we each will make our own decissions, how come there are Frum tours that go to Eastern Europe every year and several at that? The goyim in those Countries Loved us just as much as The Germans did, thats why I know some people who wont go anywhere in Europe and others will say any place but Germany is OK.

 Its not so simple and each person will do as they see fit, whats acceptable to You might not be to someone else whos Grandparents lived in Poland or Hungary they feel no one should be going there even to a Kever. Yet someone whos Grandparents came say from Belgium will say no its OK to go to Poland or Hungary

  
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on December 18, 2009, 05:34:25 AM
most quality products (not the little china made garbage) contains parts made in germany.

however there is one thing using it (think of egged, or a bosch washing mashine), or something that that you would pride yourself with (mercedes 500 sec, bmw 7 series).

I used to drive such a rubbish VW golf that it was almost an embarrassment to drive with it.

But to snub around with German made things, knowing that my granfather o"h was in Auschwitz from '39-'45 (!) or that my mother (who was born after the war, had close to 20 aunties and uncles before WW2, so if they would all have an average of 5 kids, she should have had about 100 first cousins), has only 1 cousin who lost her mind because of the war...

[this is only my mothers part of the family...]

You are allowed to buy and drive whatever you like, but if you don't at least understand the issue that some people have here, then you might want to check out you genealogy... 

Besides china, I think almost every country has slaughtered us along the path of history.

Although germans do a lot of efforts to try to make up for it (as opposed to ukranians and poles, slovaks, and kroats, who are born rabid anti Semites) it is still germany who started it all .

concerning the taxis and buses in Israel, I've heard that they got especially good rates.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Dan on December 18, 2009, 01:20:01 PM
Besides china, I think almost every country has slaughtered us along the path of history.
Which western hemisphere country has slaughtered jews?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on December 19, 2009, 11:04:07 AM
Which western hemisphere country has slaughtered jews?
spain, portugal
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on December 19, 2009, 01:12:20 PM
In Japan, mein kampf has been a best seller for years...

And the myth of arabs treating the jews well for centuries is obviously nonsense.

And the killing of 1M Tustsis in africa, is also because they have jewish customs (the separated from the Ethiopian jews around 700 years ago). [It will be covered by the Mishpacha-magazine soon]
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 18, 2010, 04:16:00 PM
Back on topic...

Anyone have thoughts on a hotel in Jerusalem?
We may stay a few nights at the crowne plaza on PC points. It seems the hotel is no longer mehadrin.
Can anyone recommend a hotel that is mehadrin and has good rates?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 21, 2010, 03:57:55 PM
Anyone have thoughts on a hotel in Jerusalem?
We may stay a few nights at the crowne plaza on PC points. It seems the hotel is no longer mehadrin.
Can anyone recommend a hotel that is mehadrin and has good rates?

Someone has got to have experience at hotels in Jerusalem since the Sheraton left us....
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: deals on January 21, 2010, 08:20:08 PM
i stayed in the ramada i really loved it
some times they have good promotions
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 21, 2010, 09:09:22 PM

And the killing of 1M Tustsis in africa, is also because they have jewish customs (the separated from the Ethiopian jews around 700 years ago). [It will be covered by the Mishpacha-magazine soon]

My prophecy came out this week  8)
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 21, 2010, 09:11:28 PM
Prima King Hotel on king george street was very nice, with a kosher breakfast (real kosher).
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 22, 2010, 03:34:38 AM

 bout the only play in town is The Crowne Plaza, where you can forget about any type of Upgrades etc

Im curious why you say that? What status do you have with them that you tried to get an upgrade? Does anyone else have experience in getting upgraded there?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 22, 2010, 05:55:26 AM
My prophecy came out this week  8)

just read the article, and there are a couple of mistakes (in facts), a shame, they always feel the need to be creative, and have a hand in everything...
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Dan on January 22, 2010, 09:46:25 AM
Im curious why you say that? What status do you have with them that you tried to get an upgrade? Does anyone else have experience in getting upgraded there?
Crown Plaza is a Priority Club hotel where you can use 25,000 points ($150) for a room.
They have varying levels of elite status but apparently Steve2 didn't have any luck there.

If they ever have a pointsbreaks deal there (5,000 points) dansdeals readers will be the first to know about it!
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Dan on January 22, 2010, 03:46:56 PM
Correction: I was wrong in assuming that Steve2 made that response based on firsthand experience and I apologize for that assumption.

Steve2 has asked me to inform the public that he never stayed at the Crown Plaza Jerusalem but based his response on this FT thread. (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/intercontinental-hotels-priority-club-inter-continental-ambassador/397307-crowne-plaza-jerusalem-no-plat-benefits-offered.html)

He unfortunately can't answer personally as he would rather stay banned from posting on the Dansdeals forums than agree to not belittle people and follow the rules of the forum.  To each their own, for the record he is the only person banned from the forum.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on January 23, 2010, 11:52:06 AM
he was a good asset to the forum
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: ChaimB on January 23, 2010, 11:17:00 PM
Correction: I was wrong in assuming that Steve2 made that response based on firsthand experience and I apologize for that assumption.

Steve2 has asked me to inform the public that he never stayed at the Crown Plaza Jerusalem but based his response on this FT thread. (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/intercontinental-hotels-priority-club-inter-continental-ambassador/397307-crowne-plaza-jerusalem-no-plat-benefits-offered.html)

He unfortunately can't answer personally as he would rather stay banned from posting on the Dansdeals forums than agree to not belittle people and follow the rules of the forum.  To each their own, for the record he is the only person banned from the forum.

 I will miss him, I learned alot from him and unless his posts where be 'belittled' someone was removed I never remember any of his posts that was belittling anyone. Disagree with others he did, but not for no reason

And when he was wrong he apologized , if we all could be like him wed be better off

I too am more interested in obtaining and retaining Status like it seems he was. He was/is obessed with maintaining his statuses for the least amount of money and so am I.

 He referred to flyer talk alot , does anyone know his handle on there I would love to be able to still learn things from him he knows his stuff down pat
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: ChaimB on January 24, 2010, 11:22:33 AM
 The Crowne Plaza is owned by Lev Levi(wrong spelling of last name) hes the Russian Diamond guy who pwns Africa Israel

Its known when ever he made a party for his employees of the CP he held it at the Renassiance now the Ramada as he trust the hechsher he had on his own Hotel. I dont think theres a shul in the Hotel and Succoth time its taken over by the Chr*stian Embassy for those coming in for their program.

 I would have a reg breakfast there but no way anything else. Nearest shul would be in the Shari Yisroel area appx 15-20 min walk. Not a place Id want to be for Shabbos or Yom Tov maybe for a couple of nights during the week but it seems there arent too many great Upgrades to be had. Id rather spend some money and be in an area that I will be happy being in rather then simply looking to get away without having to pay for it, maybe even renting an apt instead of being in a hotel

 If simply getting a room for $0 is what is important to someone then theis Hotel might be an OK place to stay
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2010, 11:38:58 AM
he was a good asset to the forum
And he's welcome back at any time upon agreeing to abide by the rules of the forum.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: deals on January 26, 2010, 12:52:01 PM
he is totally back on the forum just under a different name

dan i cant believe you didnt figure him out

Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: zalman123 on March 20, 2010, 10:30:08 PM
i heard of some real nice apartments in the heart of Yerushalayim (not hotel) does anybody have any info? thanks
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Levicohen on April 02, 2010, 02:14:21 PM
 I am also looking for a good deal on a hotel in Yerusaloim for 3 weeks in Israel? anyone have any good advice?
June 20 - July 11


Thank you.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 03, 2010, 06:35:38 PM
Checking expedia.com can have very different results (beware for east jerusalem hotels).
I negotiated a tariff of $85/night at jerusalem gate/Shaarei yerushalayim Hotel. Officially for a single room, but they all have 2 beds, and includes breakfast. Expedia will tell you that the parking costs, but is free in fact.
I'd say its a little less than the ramada, but here it always includes breakfast, and its on top of "center one", meaning you just go downstairs for a choice of restaurants (with a good hechsher).
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: ChaimB on April 03, 2010, 08:51:14 PM
Checking expedia.com can have very different results (beware for east jerusalem hotels).
I negotiated a tariff of $85/night at jerusalem gate/Shaarei yerushalayim Hotel. Officially for a single room, but they all have 2 beds, and includes breakfast. Expedia will tell you that the parking costs, but is free in fact.
I'd say its a little less than the ramada, but here it always includes breakfast, and its on top of "center one", meaning you just go downstairs for a choice of restaurants (with a good hechsher).

 what dates ? and how much was there reg rate?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Deal Guy on April 03, 2010, 10:46:09 PM
Checking expedia.com can have very different results (beware for east jerusalem hotels).
I negotiated a tariff of $85/night at jerusalem gate/Shaarei yerushalayim Hotel. Officially for a single room, but they all have 2 beds, and includes breakfast. Expedia will tell you that the parking costs, but is free in fact.
I'd say its a little less than the ramada, but here it always includes breakfast, and its on top of "center one", meaning you just go downstairs for a choice of restaurants (with a good hechsher).
What hechsher on the breakfast?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: ChaimB on April 04, 2010, 08:43:10 AM
 OK my run down as I just was there to check the JG out

1- hecksher is Mahadrin Rabbanuth Jerusalem, the place was taken over for Pesach and i saw alot of Charadi eating lunch. Was told it was 5000 shek perperson for all of Pesach with 3 meals a day. 1/2 price from the Ramada

 2-WiFi $15 per 24 hrs ( not 24 hrs of usage but if you start say at 10am you have till 10am the next day, I say this since as I was asking my questions someone asked why he had to pay extra when he didnt use a full 24 hrs but only a few hrs each day)

 3- minyan only on Shabbos during non-Hagim times, was told theres a minyan in Center1 which is 2 mins walk or you can walk to Romema

 4- old style TV, more then enough space in the room for a rollaway or crib w/o making it very tight,very small desk,2 twin beds (didnt try the mattress forgot to)no safe,liquid soap no reg bars but saw shampoo+,shower was the the type you hold in your hand or hang on the wall in the bathtub,room is small but alittle larger then where I am now, saw a sign for Mikve on 1st floor didnt ask if its for men & women

 5- on the back of the key card was alist of the restaurants in Center1 that said show your key get 10% off

 6- rates was told room and breakfast is $127 for 2 or $108 for 1 person not during Pesach

 If your looking for the old Plaza Hotel you will DEFINITELY be disappointed. If a Red Roof Inn is ok then so will this place. Its not even a Hampton Inn. And the bathroom and room can use a paint job and renovations.

 For myself and my wife Id stick to where I am now, if I was traveling with a kid Id do the JG, as its $30 less and with free WiFi more like $45 where I am now and not the JG

 Both my place and the JG you get what you pay for, not costing much = you dont get alot,although both are 4*s Id say both are more like decent 3- 3 1/2 *s

 parking was free I think they have an underground garage, but even he Plaza only charges 20 sheks so 0 sheks is better

 The JG is not a place to stay at if you want to impress someone. was told ALL the rooms were the same size

 this pretty much covers it any other questions contact the Hotel @ 02-5008500, fax-02-5002121 or email ; jerusalem-gate@jerusalem-gate.co.il  website is: www.jerusalemgatehotel.com

 hope Ive helped answer some of someones questions with this review, I have not stayed there but asked for and was given a key so that I was able to do a walk about in the room

 OK I just looked at their website and seems they have a Special rate of $127 for at least 2 nights that comes with free parking,50% off dinner and free internet Nid week, or $112 for min of 3 nights but w/0 the goodies of th eother rate. seems you will be able to bargain with them as Super posted

 
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 04, 2010, 09:11:17 AM
Not sure I understand. If you can get $127 for at least 2 nights, then my deal of $85 sound much better, or I misunderstood?

My room wasn't really what you wrote below, it was huge, with a flat tv, huge balcony,....

The furniture wasn't super tasteful, but then the ramada is also not so great (a bit better yes, not flawless).
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: ChaimB on April 04, 2010, 09:41:00 AM
Not sure I understand. If you can get $127 for at least 2 nights, then my deal of $85 sound much better, or I misunderstood?

My room wasn't really what you wrote below, it was huge, with a flat tv, huge balcony,....

The furniture wasn't super tasteful, but then the ramada is also not so great (a bit better yes, not flawless).

I didnt say $127 was a good deal, but that was the rate the guy at the front desk quoted me. then after I finished my post I clicked onto the JG website and saw it was offerring the $112 and $127 deals but when I clicked on the calendar I saw some dates were Xed out from those specials

 My last pt was after being told WiFi was $15 a day and $127 for the room (2) here was the Hotel throwing in the WiFi for free on a 2 night mid-week min, which meant to me that a person should do what U did and hondel with the Hotel and they probably can get  abetter price including some e xtras thrown in

 I was also told ALL the rooms were alike, and yet on their site they mentioned an upgraded room on those special rates for free, and U just confirmed that they hav erooms other then a reg Standard room

 Can I ask who did you deal with for the room and rate you got? Did you get a TA discount. Saying you got what you did and at $85 w/o providing how others may get it as well is really not a nice thing. If no one else can get it then why mention you got it?Also when were you ther as rates vary according to the different months

 It would be as if I posted I had a room at the Plaza for $100 a night leaving out that a friend owns the room and charged me what the Hotel would have forwarded to him. since its a deal no one can get either I wouldnt have mentioned it or I would have explained how I got it so cheap and make it known it was a 1 shot deal not available to anyone else.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 04, 2010, 10:02:25 AM
dude, so many baseless accusations....

I just went to handel as you call it, not as a travel agent, just saying I come every few weeks, and yes, when I proposed to her, that I can get her toons of people, she said that she is not interested as they are almost always full like ramada and the sorts.

What I wanted to do, is get for people who want it, a reservation in my name, and supposedly if it leaks out, say that I couldnt come because of a last minute problem or so, so I send someone else.

there were no blackout periods, but during high season, they might just be full.

In other words, Im willing to mess up potentially my own price to help out some people, and no, I dont earn money or points, or even a thank you from them, but rather the opposite.
Please think before posting.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: ChaimB on April 05, 2010, 04:21:01 PM
dude, so many baseless accusations....

I just went to handel as you call it, not as a travel agent, just saying I come every few weeks, and yes, when I proposed to her, that I can get her toons of people, she said that she is not interested as they are almost always full like ramada and the sorts.

What I wanted to do, is get for people who want it, a reservation in my name, and supposedly if it leaks out, say that I couldnt come because of a last minute problem or so, so I send someone else.

there were no blackout periods, but during high season, they might just be full.

In other words, Im willing to mess up potentially my own price to help out some people, and no, I dont earn money or points, or even a thank you from them, but rather the opposite.
Please think before posting.

 Dude I didnt assume anything I asked

BTW Ive read many posts by you admonishing the others to spell out exactly what they want and need, eg the person who a cheap flight to TLV and after you posted about Turkish the person said they wanted only non-stop. You were 100% Right. So why here didnt You yourself spell out all the details???

 Im not down on you even if you were making a few $$ on it, but just as you tell others spell it all out.

I for 1 wouldnt want to have a res in anothers name and show up or have it changed to mine or that both names are on the res to begin with. Especially when dealing with other Yidden

If you would have spelled it all out the 1st time then we wouldnt be having this give and take, and everyone can decide up front if they wish to do it in such a fashion

 Neither this post or the one before was an Attack on You, I just wanted to know the details before even considering it for myself
Title: Hotels in Jerusalem
Post by: Rebuzn on April 09, 2010, 05:34:12 PM
I'm looking for a good hotel in the 150$ and less range to stay in on Shabbat (Friday May 7) It doesn't need to be right by the old city.
Anybody have good ideas or deals? (Somebody mentioned to me the Ramada)
Thanks!
Title: Re: Hotels in Jerusalem
Post by: Dan on April 09, 2010, 05:42:45 PM
I made some reservation at the Crown Plaza for $30   :D
Title: Re: Hotels in Jerusalem
Post by: moe on April 09, 2010, 05:51:16 PM
I made some reservation at the Crown Plaza for $30   :D
im trying to do that with them right now for april 3rd till the 5th, and they said there is no point breaks there anymore! anything to do about that dan?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: zalman123 on April 09, 2010, 06:01:37 PM
any ideas for hotels in Tiberias for april 19 one or two nights
Title: Re: Hotels in Jerusalem
Post by: steve2 on April 09, 2010, 06:16:30 PM
im trying to do that with them right now for april 3rd till the 5th, and they said there is no point breaks there anymore! anything to do about that dan?

 Ramada is $230 , Kings is $198, Park is $120 The Park is reg Rabbanuth but is ,5 min walk from the Ramada so buy your meals at the Ramada and Daven at the Ramadas minyan. A friend just there said the room was small but Ok for 1 person , 2 can get by but thats w/o a baby or kid. He just got back and told me they let him stay till after Yom Tov was over to check-out , dont know if theyd do that for a 1 night stay, otherwise its I forgot either 11am or Noon. Jerusalem Gate showing N/A , The Ramada @ ramada.com is also showing N/A but if interested PM me and I will send you back a link to get it

there are others but I thought youd want a place with a minyan nearby.

 Dan any way you can merge this thread with then other 1 in this Forum about Jerusalem hotels??
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on April 09, 2010, 06:27:43 PM
I made some reservation at the Crown Plaza for $30   :D

 you came so close to having me as a neighbor, but as the other person posted the 5k deal is Gone :-(

 Im booked at The Ramada on pts for both days of Yom Tov (Wyndham pts 25k per night) and will probably go with The Park for the other days @ $96. If Chaim is correct with free WiFi and free parking it closes the gap between $30 and $96 nicely, but the CP is probably a fancier place and larger rooms (never been inside a room)
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 10, 2010, 07:31:14 PM
Sorry guys, kind of skipped this thread.
How does the $30 cp/night work?  Maybe it explained here and I failed to see, as I'm using a BB now.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2010, 09:46:33 PM
Sorry guys, kind of skipped this thread.
How does the $30 cp/night work?  Maybe it explained here and I failed to see, as I'm using a BB now.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/6599
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Deal Guy on April 11, 2010, 02:11:31 AM
I made some reservation at the Crown Plaza for $30   :D

What dates are you dealing with?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Levicohen on April 11, 2010, 11:52:37 PM
did anyone ever go to the Jerusalem gold hotel or know any information on it?
Thank you.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on April 12, 2010, 12:04:42 AM
did anyone ever go to the Jerusalem gold hotel or know any information on it?
Thank you.

 I take it you didnt bother reading any of the posts in this thread especially those on the previous page #4 otherwise you wouldnt have asked the question you did, seems ChaimB and SuperFlyer answered pretty much most things on the JG
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 12, 2010, 01:08:59 AM
We wrote about the jerusalem gate hotel, and he is asking about the gold one.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on April 12, 2010, 02:07:39 AM
We wrote about the jerusalem gate hotel, and he is asking about the gold one.

 My APOLOGY Levicohen

 I can tell you this from a Rabbi who stayed there a few yrs ago, he never saw a room any smaller in any Hotel. This is the Hotel above Egged and used to be called the Ram At best a 2*. Do yourself a favor and dont stay there! The J Gate from the sounds of things needs a paint job etc but sounds as if the rooms are at least a  decent size. when over there for Shavoth I plan to check out the J Gate for myself

 Problem is it sounds as if you get 1 of the 4 rooms like Super had it would be great while if you end up with a reg room that Chaim described which seems to be most of their rooms well it would be better then the J Gold but nothing to write home about

 Again my sincere apologies for mixing up these Hotels

Thanks Super for catching my MISTAKE
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: arih on April 12, 2010, 11:53:02 AM
i am planning to go to the holy land in august for two weeks
can anyone give me advice on how to get the best price for air travel hotel and car ?  thank you
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moe on April 12, 2010, 12:59:09 PM
i am planning to go to the holy land in august for two weeks
can anyone give me advice on how to get the best price for air travel hotel and car ?  thank you
nice! you may want to search the forum a little now that you are a member! lol. good luck!
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Levicohen on April 12, 2010, 05:29:54 PM
did anyone ever try  “A Little House in Rechavia” hotel?
or "Palatin Hotel Jerusalem" ?
any info on them?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on April 12, 2010, 05:42:30 PM
did anyone ever try  “A Little House in Rechavia” hotel?
or "Palatin Hotel Jerusalem" ?
any info on them?

Thank you.

 little house is on Ebin Ezra next to Reb Guzmans Yeshiva (Netzot Yisroel) a friend told me forget about it when I asked him about it last year. He described it as an apt where you get a room and share the rest

Palatin is a rinky dink 2* at best and if that

heres alink to alot of the Hotels : http://www.israelhotels.org/hotels_all.cfm?LevelID=31 trust me most of the 4*s are a 4* in someones dreams Only. In Israel like in Europe you get what you pay for.

If $$ is the problem either rent an apt from some Kollel couple heading back here if Bein Zeman  or try Jerusalem Gate expecting it seems a HoJos , Grand Court Olive Tree or Moriah classic on St Georges st these 3 are close to the Meir and are pretty new and not in need of being renovated thats why they cost alot more then the JGate if you want Mehadrian. Otherwsie a clean place is the Park
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 12, 2010, 05:54:58 PM
Olive Tree and the other are boarding palestinians (officially on their ground already).

Palatin, if you want to be in city center, is the best located from all, but you might need to spend on K700* (or whichever number they are holding now....)

* insecticide...
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Yordai Dooma on April 12, 2010, 06:20:04 PM
Fyi- i am in crowne plaza jerusalem now. Pretty bad (for a 4-5 star hotel). Id give it 2.5-3 stars at most.

Ill write a full review when i get back. Im in the renovated rooms and a day hasnt gone by without issues. From no a/c to finding a dirty band-aid on the window shade, to our dirty towels being refolded instead of replaced, to having to request shampoo...this is no 4 star hotel, let alone 5 star. Is it worth $30? yes! is it worth $179 a night? no way!
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on April 12, 2010, 06:44:04 PM
Olive Tree and the other are boarding palestinians (officially on their ground already).

Palatin, if you want to be in city center, is the best located from all, but you might need to spend on K700* (or whichever number they are holding now....)

* insecticide...

 true and they arent exactly cheap but IMO they are the very best of the 4*s and deserve to have 4*s unlike all the others, and yes last Succos I went and saw a room in each of them. just I wanted a minyan closer to me
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: jack on April 13, 2010, 02:03:44 PM
cmon no deals on the citadal, plaza, dan etc.- all you guys traveling bus. class and than go into these places must suffer from withdrawal!
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on April 13, 2010, 02:43:57 PM
cmon no deals on the citadal, plaza, dan etc.- all you guys traveling bus. class and than go into these places must suffer from withdrawal!

 Id think their withdrawl would be alot worse if they were paying for those type of Hotels $400+ a night add in the price of Shabbos or Yom Tov meals and charge it on the SPG Amex and they have enough pts for another free Biz tkt to TLV LoL

 U got to remember they arent paying for the Biz tkt
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: jack on April 14, 2010, 06:58:06 AM
we need to get starwood to get a new jerusalem hotel asap.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on April 13, 2010, 11:13:06 PM
we need to get starwood to get a new jerusalem hotel asap.

 *W never owned a Hotel anywhere in Israel

 as for Yeru which Hotel do you think would be interested? I dont see any that would be willing to climb on board. nor can I understand a reason for any of them to want to, its really a loss cause for them with the amount of reses for free nights vis the amount of paid bookings that would come thru SPG

 
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: jack on April 13, 2010, 11:58:06 PM
but that logic would have to work everywhere else as well.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 14, 2010, 01:17:15 AM
In Jeru believe it or not, there are more yidden staying then other places.

However, I don't believe SPG is losing on free nights. Point have for sure a value to them as well.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2010, 09:40:49 AM
*W never owned a Hotel anywhere in Israel

 as for Yeru which Hotel do you think would be interested? I dont see any that would be willing to climb on board. nor can I understand a reason for any of them to want to, its really a loss cause for them with the amount of reses for free nights vis the amount of paid bookings that would come thru SPG

 
That is not a valid reason for not joining SPG.

I spoke with a former manager at the Sheraton Jerusalem about all the free night redemptions and they were fine with them.
When the hotel was 90% occupied they were reimbursed at nearly their full rate for points redemptions.
When the hotel was not full they got much less, but still it was better than having empty rooms.
For Cash and Points they never receive much money, but those are capacity controlled, so no big deal.

Now the management fees may be too high to justify for a hotel with an already high occupancy level, but the free nights is not an issue.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on April 14, 2010, 10:25:16 AM
That is not a valid reason for not joining SPG.

I spoke with a former manager at the Sheraton Jerusalem about all the free night redemptions and they were fine with them.
When the hotel was 90% occupied they were reimbursed at nearly their full rate for points redemptions.
When the hotel was not full they got much less, but still it was better than having empty rooms.
For Cash and Points they never receive much money, but those are capacity controlled, so no big deal.

Now the management fees may be too high to justify for a hotel with an already high occupancy level, but the free nights is not an issue.


 OK that maybe the case with *W but not with Marriott. 1 of the main reasons the Renaissance left Marriott was due to having way too many Awrad nights coming in and very few Paid stays coming in via Marriott. So it told them they werent gaining anything by being with MR if anything they had to answer to non-owner how to run things and had to pay a bunch of fees which they felt wasnt adding anything to their bottom line

 I heard the same with the Plaza that they hardly were getting any bookings off of SPG.com $$$ wise.

You got to remember theres close to a 0% of bookings due to business reasons for Yeru. Most biz bookings are for TA, thats where the $$ are made and when the Goyim will be booking via the chains website = why theres still a presence in TA for Marriott,Hilton & *W & ICH and almost everyone of those Hotels were far superior in what it offers to what the Plaza did

 Unfortunately Yeru is no different then say Albany,NY just a govt town w/o any biz appeal = no *W
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on April 14, 2010, 12:57:09 PM
cmon no deals on the citadal, plaza, dan etc.- all you guys traveling bus. class and than go into these places must suffer from withdrawal!
citadel for $260/night. interested?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on April 14, 2010, 03:38:16 PM
citadel for $260/night. interested?

 for the DC thats a very good rate, but $160 more then what I can pay for a decent room in a Hotel well below the DC standards but Acceptable, after all except for Shabbos who stays in their room in Israel anyway
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: dave54 on April 15, 2010, 12:07:56 PM
IA M INTRESTED DC FOR $260 HOW DO I GO ABOUT IT ?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: dave54 on April 15, 2010, 12:08:54 PM
YOU HAVE TO PREPAY?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 15, 2010, 01:54:53 PM
Hi guys im interested in the DC deal for $260.00 fo 3 nights.
please reply
Thanks for the help
 ;)
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 15, 2010, 01:56:25 PM
Almost Forgot !!
its ok to PM me
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on April 17, 2010, 02:14:51 PM
it was 260 in the winter. for now, its  $300 for a Superior double room per night and $285 for a single
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on April 17, 2010, 11:55:45 PM
it was 260 in the winter. for now, its  $300 for a Superior double room per night and $285 for a single

 Are the Superior rooms those that face the Mamilla Mall and are very small = no room for a crib or roillaway bed?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 18, 2010, 12:19:23 AM
any body interested for crown plaza jerusalem I have 6 nights @ 5000 priority club points for week off lag b b'omer willing totrade for elal points
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on April 19, 2010, 10:10:58 AM
I would like to publicly thank "moish" for delivering.
just confirmed my stay at The David Citadel for upcoming lag b'omer and used his connection to get a very special below average rate for 2 rooms for 3 nights
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
"U DA MAN"
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on April 19, 2010, 11:26:17 AM
youre welcome. enjoy your stay
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 19, 2010, 05:13:01 PM
youre welcome. enjoy your stay

Moish, I never new you had those connections.

In which Jeru Hotels can you arrange thing (=good price) ?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on April 19, 2010, 05:21:19 PM
just the dc
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 19, 2010, 06:48:53 PM
just the dc

getting late here, whats dc again (besides diamond club. yes people have traumatized me)
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Mikeoracle on April 19, 2010, 06:49:57 PM
DC= David Citadel
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on April 19, 2010, 07:14:50 PM
getting late here, whats dc again (besides diamond club. yes people have traumatized me)

 Now Im the 1 surprised, since this threadis discussing "Israel Hotels" and the past x posts have been discussing Hotels in Yeru , Id thought if anyone You for sure would have figured out DC = Davids Citadel
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 20, 2010, 05:05:30 AM
Ever heard of "refua kydem lamako"?

I've answered your statement before you posted it. check what you quoted steve2 ;-)
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on April 20, 2010, 05:46:47 PM
Ever heard of "refua kydem lamako"?

I've answered your statement before you posted it. check what you quoted steve2 ;-)

 why are U getting so Uptight and Defensive?
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: md on April 20, 2010, 10:19:08 AM
You 2 would make a great couple.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 20, 2010, 10:46:46 AM
once again, I answered before  you asked. i wrote   ;-)   didnt you see.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 20, 2010, 10:47:29 AM
You 2 would make a great couple.

really, I thought you are more his type...
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Levicohen on April 22, 2010, 01:20:40 PM
What about the Regency Jerusalem Hotel ?
Is it good?
Is it Kosher L'mehadrin?
Is it in a safe place?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on April 22, 2010, 03:22:32 PM
What about the Regency Jerusalem Hotel ?
Is it good?
Is it Kosher L'mehadrin?
Is it in a safe place?

Thank you.

 its the old Hyatt. Not glatt except when theres agroup staying there usually over  aShabbos but then probably that group only

its up on Mt Socpus , not really walkable to any place great Atrium lobby

  some Arabs do live in that area. its a couple mins drive to French Hill dont think youd find a minyan at teh Hotel unless a group is staying there

Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Chachem Balaileh on May 06, 2010, 12:11:56 PM
youre welcome. enjoy your stay
Hi Moish,
FYI:just got back from DC hotel Thanks again.
checked in on motsei sh. may 1 about 11:30pm
checked out on tue may 4 paid $150extra for 8pm check out.
i make sure to always look thru details on print out due to many mishaps and guess what
first night charge was as quoted $300 for double & $285 for single. next 2 nights says $320 for dbl & $305 for sngl when i asked rep @desk y different prices he just said price went up.
but smart me brought along print out with me email with confermation for $300 & $285 took a while but they couldnt change the rate just gave me credit for amount.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on May 13, 2010, 07:54:19 AM
you came so close to having me as a neighbor, but as the other person posted the 5k deal is Gone :-(

 Im booked at The Ramada on pts for both days of Yom Tov (Wyndham pts 25k per night) and will probably go with The Park for the other days @ $96. If Chaim is correct with free WiFi and free parking it closes the gap between $30 and $96 nicely, but the CP is probably a fancier place and larger rooms (never been inside a room)

 Well I just checked into the Park and low & behold no flat screen TV or som eother items that ChamB mentioned. Yes theres free WiFi even in the rooms and free parking very limited. But seems the Flat screen TVs are on the 6th and 7th floors and for that you can pay an extra $12 a night. So it will be the old fashion TV for me. I looked at the rooms and they are slightly nicer, but not worth an extra $12.

I was told they were full last night so I wasnt able to get into the room when I arrived , no problem I gav ethem my Israeli cell # and they called when it was ready I stopped by The jerusalem Gate and the room was slightly bigger but I prefer The Parks location next to the Ramada

 The Park cost me $90 a night and its worth apx that much, dont think Id come here if I was traveling with a wife, nor the JG either. But anything else is at least 2x the $$. After having some very nice rooms last week in Belgium , Im already missing The Plaza and Renaissance no longer being affilated with SPg and Marriott. But for $90 its a very Good deal if coming alone or if your wife is very low maintance

 Id say if you are looking to score any pts with your wife then cross off both the J Gate and The Park
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Deal Guy on May 13, 2010, 02:54:59 PM
Well I just checked into the Park and low & behold no flat screen TV or som eother items that ChamB mentioned. Yes theres free WiFi even in the rooms and free parking very limited. But seems the Flat screen TVs are on the 6th and 7th floors and for that you can pay an extra $12 a night. So it will be the old fashion TV for me. I looked at the rooms and they are slightly nicer, but not worth an extra $12.

I was told they were full last night so I wasnt able to get into the room when I arrived , no problem I gav ethem my Israeli cell # and they called when it was ready I stopped by The jerusalem Gate and the room was slightly bigger but I prefer The Parks location next to the Ramada

 The Park cost me $90 a night and its worth apx that much, dont think Id come here if I was traveling with a wife, nor the JG either. But anything else is at least 2x the $$. After having some very nice rooms last week in Belgium , Im already missing The Plaza and Renaissance no longer being affilated with SPg and Marriott. But for $90 its a very Good deal if coming alone or if your wife is very low maintance

 Id say if you are looking to score any pts with your wife then cross off both the J Gate and The Park

Thanks for your trip reports!
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on May 15, 2010, 02:05:21 PM
 Ok a quick Update

 now having been here for 2+ days, its not bad at all, far from being a Plaza Hotel, but the a/c stays on all night long and indeed gets very cold if you put it on the coldest setting

 only liquid soap by the sink and in the bathtub (no probelm since I travel with my own soap and shampoo when I know I wont be at a top chain Hotel or 5*)

 needless to say free Wifi and from all the rooms as well :-)

 rooms are small but thats by any Hotel. they are plain and the only thing that needs changing is the 70s lamp shade and from the look of it is probably that old and from the 70s

 For minyanim I walked over to the Ramada max 10 mins from leaving my room on the 5th floor to walking up 2 flights at the Ramada to where they have their shul (non hagim)

 All in all, I most certainly will be back as $90 (ok it will be more Im sure Succos & Pesach etc) is a great deal IMO. I think if a person moves a small chair and table around they should be able to fit a crib in the room, if the hotel supplys them I dont know

 But its a bare bones place, nothing fancy and you get what you paid for it, definitely worth the $ unlike so many hotels in this city that are better located for say walking to the Kotel and simply rip you off due to that

 so w/o a Marriott or SPG or Hilton in this City, I can say I have found my new Home. A few yrs ago they were The Park Inn which was apart of Raddison, but like the others not any longer
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on May 15, 2010, 07:05:51 PM
I stayed 1 night in the ceasar hotel (300 yrds from tachana hamerkazit yerushalayim), which I booked via worldmate (bb app).
It was the only hotel I found at a decent price.
The room was old but clean. No soap/shampoo. Bathtub couldn't be filled, no lid.
Safe took an hour to be made functional.
Receptionist spoke also a bit hebrew, besides spassiba.
Hechsher is rabanut (non mehadrin) complimentary breakfast.
At 10:58 I got a phone call to get out the room within 2 mins, so I told them my reservation email says checkout at noon.
So she said: I give you less than half an hour to get out of there. I told her: you give me whatever time you wish, I go out when I'm ready.

This friendly "lady" responds to the name Anat. Her male behavior and the hot temperature at the reception reminded me of a "son of a beach"...
On a more positive note, the AC stays on also when you leave the room.
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on May 15, 2010, 07:07:57 PM
Forgot to add: free parking.
Speak to inesa if you want someone friendly on the phone.
If she puts you on hold and when getting back to you, you get an unpleasant answer, you know anat is around...
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Deal Guy on May 16, 2010, 01:23:29 AM
Forgot to add: free parking.
Speak to inesa if you want someone friendly on the phone.
If she puts you on hold and when getting back to you, you get an unpleasant answer, you know anat is around...
;D
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on May 18, 2010, 11:18:52 AM
 boy did I make a mistake I switched to the Ramada for tonight and tommorrow night and the a/c at The 3* park was a heck of alot Colder then it is over here

 Im on a free stay and Wyndham rewards make a huge mistake and gave me an exec room and free bkfst.It should have been a reg room ONLY. the room mgr saw me when I was checking in and told said 'I thought once we left Marriott we were done with You' he said he should hav eknown better/ yep I was the 1st guest to use WR pts for a free stay and he told WR that under no circumstances should they confirm an exec room and breakfast as well

 He told me WR was gonna CX it or at least try to but he told them Mr steve2 is a very old Guest of the Hotel so leave it this time as our gift to him.

It is avery nice room and should have been like this when they were a Renaissance. Would I pay an extra $60 per night for it, sure the day I buy a full fare FC tkt to Israel

 yep The Park hotel will be my new home when in town going forward

 
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on May 19, 2010, 02:17:47 PM
 further Update (Dan U got to fix this site so that a person can go and edit (modify) their post at any time!)

 A friend staying at J Gate told me the food is alot less per meal then anywhere else and was more then adequate. He has a flat screen TV not too many channels just the basic Israeli ones. He has a renovated room but with no vies unless U consider the dumpster a view.He went to the front desk and asked about getting a different room and was told , if I gave it to you youd be back here in a sec begging me for your old room back, reason; it was the type I saw the other day and its worn and in ba dshape.He stayed put.

also no fridge in the room, he didnt ask if they had any he will and alos if they charge for it

he said he was more then happy with the place even thou its 3 *s at best and you have to make sure you get a Renovated room
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: SuperFlyer on May 20, 2010, 06:14:06 PM
About the ceasar again, the view of the room was the wall opposite.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: leibima on July 13, 2010, 01:08:43 PM
I need a hotel in Jerusalem from August 10-19. Two people traveling and want something within walking distance to the Kosel. Don't want to spend too much and don't require necessarily a hotel with food.

Please post any ideas.

Thanks
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on July 13, 2010, 01:16:23 PM
I need a hotel in Jerusalem from August 10-19. Two people traveling and want something within walking distance to the Kosel. Don't want to spend too much and don't require necessarily a hotel with food.

Please post any ideas.

Thanks

 if saving $$ is your main concern, it wont be easy. Forget the 5* so that leaves a 4* which are really 3*s

 the ones I can think of with apx a 20 min walk to the Kossel are The Kings (across from The Plaza) Glatt , non-Glatt are the 3 Hotels on Kevish 1  The Olive Tree or Grand Court or Leonardo (old Novotel) although Damascas Gate is closer to these it migt pay to walk thru Jaffa Gate unless you are walking witha number of people that know the way at that

 you can get some rates off of here; http://www.israelhotels.org/hotels_all.cfm?LevelID=31
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: ceejay on July 22, 2010, 10:28:27 AM
A Real Kosher Ritz Carlton
http://corporate.ritzcarlton.com/en/Press/Releases/Announce_Herzliya.htm

The latest Ritz-Carlton will be in Herzliya, Israel, located just north of Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean Sea marks a first for the luxury hotel chain, it's the first kosher Ritz-Carlton. The property features a Ritz-Carlton hotel with the top six floors dedicated to The Residences  at The Ritz-Carlton. The project is being developed by Tidhar Group and Adi's Marina, and represents an investment of approximately $160 million. Architect Rani Ziss, who worked on the renovation of the Plaza in New York City designed the project and Studio Gaia, a New York-based interior design firm is creating an elegant seaside retreat.

The project overlooks the Herzliya Marina and has approximately 80 luxury vacation residences, everything from studios to large penthouses. Residences owners will have access to the hotel's five-star facilities and amenities which will include the rooftop outdoor pool, spa and fitness center. The property will be outfitted with Shabbat elevators and a fully equipped upscale kosher restaurant. The project is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2012.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on July 22, 2010, 10:59:31 AM
A Real Kosher Ritz Carlton
http://corporate.ritzcarlton.com/en/Press/Releases/Announce_Herzliya.htm

The latest Ritz-Carlton will be in Herzliya, Israel, located just north of Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean Sea marks a first for the luxury hotel chain, it's the first kosher Ritz-Carlton.

 thanks for the heads up, only everyone should know you cant earn any Marriott pts or credit when staying at any RC. Although you can use yur M Pts to stay at a RC it takes alot of pts.

 The RCs are broken into 2 tiers; Tier 1 is 45k for 1 night and 175k for 7 nights and lessens per night over the 1st till 7 nights (so stay 7 its 25k per night less then 7 it will cost more then 25k per night)

 Tier 2 is 45k 1 night up to 250k for 7 (my guess is this RC will be a Tier 2 but hopefully a T-1)

 then again its not in Jerusalem

 and for all the Thinkers (schemers) the Chase Marriott CC earns only 1 pt per $1 for non-Marriott purchases at least in my opinion not worth spending $45k for 1 night when that same $45k will get you so more value on a Different CC (thats 55k in miles if you used the Amex SPG)
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: chuchem on July 23, 2010, 12:58:35 PM
My wife just stayed in a little hotel called little house in rehavia. Google it and you will find it. There is nothing special, but very heimish clean rooms, friendly, ac and at a very good location. Prices are also quite good. If someone does not need a big lobby, pool but wants a good cost-quality hotel go there
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: dave54 on October 09, 2010, 10:12:37 PM
please help whats the cheapest way to go stay at 5* in jerusalem
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: steve2 on October 09, 2010, 10:58:21 PM
 have someone else pick up the tab

 try www.hotels.com if they dont offer an extra discount there are most likely cheaper sites and compare it to prices on here; http://www.ddtravel-acc.com/jerhotel.htm

 the real 5*s are Davids Citadel, King David,Mamilla,Inbal  2nd string Leonardo Plaza , Ramada , Regency (which is now part of the Dan chain) only the Plaza is centrally located
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: daganster on October 21, 2010, 10:28:30 PM
Hi guys,

I'm flying to Israel in December, and I'm looking for a Glatt Kosher hotel - walking distance to the Kosel for Shabbos the 24th of December.
I'm flying Continental business (pity they didn't have first ),hence I saved money on the tickets, so I'm willing to pay for the Hotel. Any suggestions? Could someone hook me up with the DC for $260 a night? The only thing I came across was the Leonardo Plaza Jerusalem for $229 if I pay in advance. 
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on October 22, 2010, 12:41:09 AM
the dc is not a glatt kosher hotel
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: daganster on October 22, 2010, 08:39:06 AM
Scratch that. Any other ideas?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on November 18, 2010, 11:53:55 PM
if you remind me pesach time, i could just ask the owners what the holdup is
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Q274 on December 15, 2010, 10:18:21 PM
Can anyone get me the leonardo plaza from 12/27 till 1/2 for cheap... Thanks between 75 and 100 dollars a night. Or any hotel in jerusalem as close to the old city as possible.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: momo on December 16, 2010, 12:49:19 AM
between 75 and a 100 is that a joke ???
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: momo on December 16, 2010, 12:53:18 AM
look on traveldeal they have some decent deals
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Q274 on December 16, 2010, 01:01:37 AM
It is nt for me and I have been to israel once in my time so I have no clue. Sorry if I insulted anyone
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: momo on December 16, 2010, 12:08:21 PM
no ones insulted its just that ur asking for a hotel that is between 200 and 300 a night for 75 $ it is also new years which will make the rates shoot up even higher
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: chuchem on December 16, 2010, 02:16:56 PM
I wanted the Plaza from the 27-30 Jan. 3 nights. Official rates on fattal are 228 Dollars, traveldeal as well. Can I get it somewere for less, maybe a package with meals?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on December 16, 2010, 05:38:43 PM
the kings is 163. and their shabbos meals are way cheaper
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Q274 on December 16, 2010, 10:27:47 PM
I was told that the leonardo plaza has there own point system can anybody confirm that? If yes do u have any clue what there valued at? Thanx for your help
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: E on December 27, 2010, 11:24:18 PM
Israel Ritz news http://www.hotelchatter.com/story/2010/12/14/12818/594/hotels/Sneak_Peek_at_the_First_Ever_Kosher_Ritz_Carlton_Hotel_in_Israel
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: chuchem on December 28, 2010, 10:30:50 AM
BUMP
and ideas? Citdael, King David any other nice 5* will do

I wanted the Plaza from the 27-30 Jan. 3 nights. Official rates on fattal are 228 Dollars, traveldeal as well. Can I get it somewere for less, maybe a package with meals?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: momo on December 28, 2010, 10:54:35 AM
Inbal
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on December 28, 2010, 12:47:34 PM
Inbal
for less than 228? which dates?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: momo on December 28, 2010, 02:31:18 PM
never mind. You are correct more then 228 sorry
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Dan on December 30, 2010, 04:17:31 AM
Maybe try calling Global Tours? He seems to have discounted hotel deals, but maybe they require a flight purchase?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: chuchem on December 30, 2010, 06:57:52 AM
Here a small recap. 27-30 Dec

Ramada 140 USD/ bed only
Plaza     220 USD/ B+B         shabbes meals about 60 Dollars a meal
Kings Hotel 150 USD/B+B     shabbes meals about 25 Dollars a meal

Thinking about going thursday night to the Ramada (only one with indoor spa and pool) and moving shabbes to the Kings. Anyone ever stay there? What are the rooms like, I can get a deluxe for +24 Dollars. Sice food is very important ;-) how does it compare to the Plaza?

Thanks
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on December 30, 2010, 09:38:39 AM
food is fine there but i think youre off on the prices of meals
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: chuchem on December 30, 2010, 11:40:44 AM
What does fine mean? Big difference to the Plaza? A good meal or average? I dont know the exact prize, but when I book friday night stay online, I can pay 150 USD for a room with Breakfast or 200 Dollars for a room with halfboard, that means incl. Dinner, so the friday night meal comes out to 25 Dollars each. How much are the meals regular, if there is no big difference then I will go to eat shabbes lunch at the plaza buffet.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on December 30, 2010, 04:21:53 PM
plaza meals are in the range of $75-100. i personally prefer the food and ambience at the plaza, but the kings is not a bad option by any means.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: E on December 30, 2010, 06:12:24 PM
plaza meals are in the range of $75-100. i personally prefer the food and ambience at the plaza, but the kings is not a bad option by any means.
  lol the "ambeince at the plaza"  - a bunch of jews stuffing there faces.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on December 30, 2010, 06:17:28 PM
"their"
and i havent seen anyone stuffing anyones faces in the 10+ times ive eaten "there"
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: aussiebochur on December 31, 2010, 04:28:49 AM
"their"
and i havent seen anyone stuffing anyones faces in the 10+ times ive eaten "there"
Lol...
Moish, don't bash. How about some punctuation of your own... ;)
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on December 31, 2010, 05:02:56 AM
not necessary
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: aussiebochur on December 31, 2010, 05:45:35 AM
[quote
not necessary
True, true. Everyone knows what you mean. But give a little slack to the others...
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on December 31, 2010, 05:54:13 AM
did i come on too strong? i dont think so
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: aussiebochur on December 31, 2010, 06:17:42 AM
did i come on too strong? i dont think so
Na, never.
You're always straight to the point..
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on December 31, 2010, 06:45:42 AM
am i detecting a little sarcasm?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: E on December 31, 2010, 11:32:53 AM
I love how the six post argument on every post.  :D
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: chuchem on January 05, 2011, 08:33:25 AM
Ok, I finally booked
Thursday night in the Ramada 167 Dollars incl. breakfast (arzeinu tours) online it was 150 without breakfast. That was the easy booking

Friday night
Now here comes a real good deal. The kings was 142 Dollars for a regular room and 159 for a deluxe room with breakfast only. I called the hotel and shabbes meals are 55 Dollars a person. But if you book online at www.prima.co.il you can select a full board option, that means dinner and lunch are incl. The deluxe rooms are only 254 Dollar for 2 people on full board.
As a prima club member (sign up online, takes 20 seconds) 5% will be deducted by check in and the room should be upgraded. So I will have a Shabbes for 2 people in a deluxe room (maybe jun. suite), all meals incl. for 241 Dollars, thats not bad.

Moze Shabbes

The plaza is owned by fattal now. I signed up a long time ago for their newsletter. They have a special offer for that moze shabbes 783 Shekels, Bed/breakfast (incl Vat) I booked that online (through special link), at the hotel they will deduct the VAT as I dont have to pay it as a tourist. It comes out to 190 Dollars, a good deal as well.

I am coming in for a weekend with my wife from Switzerland, now that easyjet started flying from BSL to TLV prices went down. I paid for our 2 tickets incl. 2 suitcases and priority boarding 165 USD a person






 
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: md on January 05, 2011, 08:46:43 AM
@ chuchem
3 hotels in the same area in 3 nights doesn't sound like a vacation to me.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: chuchem on January 05, 2011, 08:56:09 AM
I want to use a pool thursday night and friday morning, so thats why the Ramada
Shabbes I wanted to be close to the kosel.
I am traveling without kids, so its not a big deal to change. The moze Shabbes change is so close, will take 2 mins.

I dont think its a big shlep...
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on January 05, 2011, 09:47:37 AM
@ chuchem
3 hotels in the same area in 3 nights doesn't sound like a vacation to me.
i agree. deal or no deal, if youre in israel already spend your time there. not constantly packing up, moving, checking out, checking in etc.
i guarantee that from the time you start packing up motzash, check out of of the kings, either walk over shlepping your suitcases over king george and down the steps (or driving and looking for an elusive parking spot) and checking in at the plaza, it will take a lot more than 2 minutes.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: md on January 05, 2011, 11:45:24 PM
I want to use a pool thursday night and friday morning, so thats why the Ramada
Shabbes I wanted to be close to the kosel.
I am traveling without kids, so its not a big deal to change. The moze Shabbes change is so close, will take 2 mins.

I dont think its a big shlep...
Plaza has a pool & is near the Kotel, but i guess its too pricey.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: chuchem on January 06, 2011, 05:29:59 AM
Plaza has a pool & is near the Kotel, but i guess its too pricey.

I thought it was closed in the winter?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on January 06, 2011, 08:02:35 AM
closed or not, it dont look too appetizing.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: chuchem on January 06, 2011, 08:05:49 AM
closed or not, it dont look too appetizing.
I am not planning on drinking the water
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on January 06, 2011, 08:17:56 AM
oh
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: md on January 06, 2011, 09:00:33 AM
I thought it was closed in the winter?

You're right it must be closed, it's outdoors.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: zalman123 on June 20, 2011, 04:39:28 PM
Does anybody have any info regarding renting a villa in the north that comes with a private pool.

Thanks
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Crown Street on July 20, 2011, 03:14:20 PM
I'm going to be in israel for 2 weeks in august. Does anyone know a clean, nice hotel for a decent price in jerusalem?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Bp on August 02, 2011, 12:20:32 AM
Any info on a good agent that has good rates for hotels in Israel? I remember seeing here some names, but cant find it.
Thanks
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on August 02, 2011, 07:55:36 PM
this might be what youre looking for
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=8747.0;topicseen
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Bp on August 03, 2011, 07:37:15 AM
@moish:
Thanks, this is what I was looking for.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: skyguy918 on August 16, 2011, 01:39:57 AM
Has anyone stayed at or heard anything about the Prima Royale?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: shmuelb on August 17, 2011, 07:39:21 AM
Hi! Anyone knows of a place I can stay with wife and 4 kids, somewhere up North? I am looking for this coming week, Sun - Tues. I can switch apartments with ours in Kiryat Sefer.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: JFEADV on August 17, 2011, 09:24:20 AM
kibutz lavi awesome
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: shmuelb on August 18, 2011, 05:40:25 AM
I called them, its quite expensive for my budget. Thanks anyways...
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: ashers on August 18, 2011, 05:05:10 PM
if you dont need food try bergers its cheap very clean and great location
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: njmacman on August 18, 2011, 05:08:53 PM
Any ideas about the Carmel Spa? I joined their Carmel Club for discounts, but anyone know of additional discounts I can get?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: shmuelb on September 14, 2011, 01:46:28 PM
Hi everyone!

nyone have ideas or contact numbers, I am looking for a place to go for Shabbos. I want someplace not too far from Yerushalaim, like Netanya... something like a tzimmer, within walking distance of a beach great..

Thanks!
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: YudiG on September 14, 2011, 01:51:40 PM
if u have spg points try the dead sea - le meridien...you could also buy the points for $70 per night...
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 18, 2011, 03:18:58 PM
Hi all,

Can anyone recommend another good "Shabbos hotel" besides for Kibbutz Lavi? When I say "Shabbos hotel", I mean a hotel where one can stay for Shabbos and have mehadrin food and daven with a minyan (and not have to schlep food from Yerushalayim). Any suggestions? If possible, not too far from Jerusalem... (Dead Sea, maybe?)
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: ashers on September 18, 2011, 03:28:49 PM
Nir Etzion
Nof Arad (by the dead sea)
Sol Marin- Naharia
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: YudiG on September 18, 2011, 03:29:43 PM
Nir Etzion is unbelievable but about 2 hours north of Jerusalem....well worth the trip! Food is amazing, atmosphere is as Shabbosdik as it gets and it's sooo relaxing...
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 18, 2011, 04:02:21 PM
Nof Arad (by the dead sea)

That's the name of the hotel? Funny, I've never heard of it. Wonder why...

Is it nice?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: ashers on September 18, 2011, 04:13:31 PM
That's the name of the hotel? Funny, I've never heard of it. Wonder why...

Is it nice?
http://www.hotels.amsalem.co.il/ProviderDetails.aspx?Prvdr=1283 (http://www.hotels.amsalem.co.il/ProviderDetails.aspx?Prvdr=1283)
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: yid on September 18, 2011, 06:34:21 PM
Hi everyone!

nyone have ideas or contact numbers, I am looking for a place to go for Shabbos. I want someplace not too far from Yerushalaim, like Netanya... something like a tzimmer, within walking distance of a beach great..

Thanks!
the ramada recently opened a new all suite hotel in Netanya. It's not cheap but looks nice and has a spa.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 20, 2011, 08:04:54 AM
Nir Etzion is unbelievable but about 2 hours north of Jerusalem....well worth the trip! Food is amazing, atmosphere is as Shabbosdik as it gets and it's sooo relaxing...

Thanks for the recommendation! But is it still so pretty, now that the Carmel Forest burnt down?

Just wondering... which room type did you stay in? I called, and they say only the "Garden Deluxe" rooms are available for the weekend I want, and I'm a bit wary of rooms that are not in the main building at any hotel. I can't seem to find any pictures online... do you happen to have any from your stay there?

Does anyone else have any opinions about this hotel? Or pictures?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: YudiG on September 20, 2011, 08:24:12 AM
You wont need the area around the hotel....the grounds of the hotel itself are just stunning and relaxing beyond belief! What price did they quote you? I so want to go back...

I stayed in those rooms...they were just fine nothing fancy but comfortable. Why stay in a standard hotel building which will be bustling with kids when you can stay and relax in the garden area...?

Yes, it ain't going to be a Hyatt Suite but I don't think you'll be disapointed. You'll have a fine time.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 20, 2011, 08:43:54 AM
You wont need the area around the hotel....the grounds of the hotel itself are just stunning and relaxing beyond belief! What price did they quote you? I so want to go back...

I stayed in those rooms...they were just fine nothing fancy but comfortable. Why stay in a standard hotel building which will be bustling with kids when you can stay and relax in the garden area...?

Yes, it ain't going to be a Hyatt Suite but I don't think you'll be disapointed. You'll have a fine time.

Have you been to Kibbutz Lavi? How would you compare the two? TravelDealIsrael quoted me either $339 or $359, I don't remember which, for Nir Etzion. Once we're paying that much money, we would rather have amazing accommodations, not just average-but-comfortable ones...

Do you have any pictures from your stay there?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on September 20, 2011, 11:47:24 AM
i stayed at both and wasnt blown away with either. but they are both fine
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: YudiG on September 20, 2011, 11:55:26 AM
Have you been to Kibbutz Lavi? How would you compare the two? TravelDealIsrael quoted me either $339 or $359, I don't remember which, for Nir Etzion. Once we're paying that much money, we would rather have amazing accommodations, not just average-but-comfortable ones...

Do you have any pictures from your stay there?

Unfortunately, no pictures handy. Lavi is nice but I think the atmosphere is better at Nir Etzzion. I'm not sure how much nicer the main building rooms are...IDK..it's your call...on a short Shabbos there isn't much time to be spent in the room...enjoy the hotel.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Moishebatchy on October 02, 2011, 08:20:16 AM
Okay, new question: last time, I was looking for a "Shabbos hotel". Now I'm looking for a weekday hotel... for Sunday night of Chol Hamo'ed. Are there any hotels up north (i.e. near Teveria) that anyone can recommend that a) are nice, b) have a sukkah (and preferably mehadrin food, but if not, we can bring our own), and c) a minyan for Shacharis? Thanks!
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: YudiG on October 02, 2011, 03:33:58 PM
why not kibbutz lavi?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Moishebatchy on October 02, 2011, 04:28:26 PM
why not kibbutz lavi?

Because they want a whopping $450+ per night, per room. Contrary to what the people running the place seem to think, I ain't made of money. ;) So I'm looking for alternatives...
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Blazer on October 22, 2011, 11:06:26 PM
I'm heading to israel mid jan, I want to stay at the Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem the cheepest i see is $256 including breakfast, any idea how to get it cheaper.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Cashman on October 26, 2011, 11:40:35 AM
I'm heading to israel mid jan, I want to stay at the Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem the cheepest i see is $256 including breakfast, any idea how to get it cheaper.
Try Travcom 7327192244. I am using them for dec. travel. Seem to be the cheapest.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: YudiG on October 31, 2011, 05:29:47 PM
anyone out there know about this new hotel in tzfat called 'the citadel' in the old city? cant find any info online but supposedly its nice and mehadrin too...thanks!
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 02, 2011, 08:08:23 AM
anyone out there know about this new hotel in tzfat called 'the citadel' in the old city? cant find any info online but supposedly its nice and mehadrin too...thanks!

*perks ears up at the possibility of a new Shabbos getaway option*

Nu? Anyone?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: YudiG on November 02, 2011, 12:48:04 PM
*perks ears up at the possibility of a new Shabbos getaway option*

Nu? Anyone?

LOL

supposedley its very nice and redone and mehadrin, it would be nice to hear firsthand before taking the plunge!
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 02, 2011, 03:47:42 PM
LOL

supposedley its very nice and redone and mehadrin, it would be nice to hear firsthand before taking the plunge!

Come to think of it... maybe they're talking about the old Ron Hotel? It's located on the "metuzuda" (citadel) of Tzfat, they were closed for a really long time (perhaps doing the renevations you mentioned?), they were mehadrin kosher IIRC...
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Chaikel on November 02, 2011, 03:51:11 PM
supposedly its very nice and redone and mehadrin, it would be nice to hear firsthand before taking the plunge!
I would be happy to be sponsored, so you can hear it first hand
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: YudiG on November 02, 2011, 04:20:56 PM
Come to think of it... maybe they're talking about the old Ron Hotel? It's located on the "metuzuda" (citadel) of Tzfat, they were closed for a really long time (perhaps doing the renevations you mentioned?), they were mehadrin kosher IIRC...

absolutely not....ive got lifetime platinum status there :) and it it has NEVER been renovated in the past 3 years :)

the new citadel hotel is allegedly the old 'merkazi' hotel
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: md on November 06, 2011, 10:13:01 AM
I would like to go to The Carmel Forest Spa November 30th for 1 night, they are showing no availability online. Does anyone know of a comparable place or how I can get a room?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: moish on November 06, 2011, 10:32:08 AM
has anyone been to the the carmel spa?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: YudiG on November 06, 2011, 11:15:56 AM
has anyone been to the the carmel spa?

supposedly they don't allow the use of cell phones on the property nor children to preserve the ambiance...i wonder what the forest looks like now that it burnt down..heard great things about it though
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: md on November 06, 2011, 01:45:44 PM
has anyone been to the the carmel spa?
I have friends who have been a couple of times, they loved it.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on November 07, 2011, 02:03:08 PM
Anyone know the hashgocho of the mamilla? for a friend... thanks
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: YudiG on November 07, 2011, 04:22:15 PM
Anyone know the hashgocho of the mamilla? for a friend... thanks

here we go again.....
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Moishebatchy on December 01, 2011, 03:02:29 PM
Does anyone know of any hotels in nice places - say, the Dead Sea or Eilat - that normally are not mehadrin, but will have a "mehadrin [food] weekend" in honor of Shabbos Chanuka?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: YudiG on December 01, 2011, 05:13:00 PM
Does anyone know of any hotels in nice places - say, the Dead Sea or Eilat - that normally are not mehadrin, but will have a "mehadrin [food] weekend" in honor of Shabbos Chanuka?

look thru the israeli weeklies that the dump in the mailbox...there are usually alot advertised
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on February 09, 2012, 12:42:53 AM
anyone know of nice apartment to rent in yerushlayim?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Moishebatchy on February 09, 2012, 03:09:12 PM
anyone know of nice apartment to rent in yerushlayim?

Yeah - mine. ;-) Or at least my landlord seems to think it's nice, judging by how they're trying to jack the price up by several hundred dollars per month...
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Mocha on February 09, 2012, 03:11:46 PM
Yeah - mine. ;-) Or at least my landlord seems to think it's nice, judging by how they're trying to jack the price up by several hundred dollars per month...
Lol!
anyone know of nice apartment to rent in yerushlayim?
Did you try Dira Direct?
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: David B on February 09, 2012, 07:09:29 PM
anyone know of nice apartment to rent in yerushlayim?

Jay - PM me...I can check with my folks regarding their apartment in Jlem.
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on February 10, 2012, 09:57:04 AM
Lol! Did you try Dira Direct?
sorry i meant only for week or so
Title: Re: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: ashers on February 22, 2012, 01:13:33 PM
Anyone have any connections to get a good rate for the Ramada in Jerusalem this shabbs?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on March 18, 2012, 06:27:01 PM
Is there a badatz eida chareidith kosher hotel in Yru?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on March 18, 2012, 06:32:49 PM
Is there a badatz eida chareidith kosher hotel in Yru?
Definitely not the nice hotels
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on March 18, 2012, 06:36:31 PM
If not a badatz one, is there at least one in Yru which can be paid for by a CC sign-up bonus?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 18, 2012, 07:12:01 PM
If not a badatz one, is there at least one in Yru which can be paid for by a CC sign-up bonus?
crowne plaza, but not sure it would make sense. Better to apply for a dif card and sell the points.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on April 25, 2012, 09:23:58 PM
Anyone have ideas for where to stay up north in israel. I can't stay in Tiberias proper because I'm a cohen. Anyother nice hotels people can recommend?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on April 26, 2012, 07:50:17 AM
haifa?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: aj26 on April 26, 2012, 07:01:26 PM
hotel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on April 28, 2012, 09:17:35 PM
Anyone have ideas for where to stay up north in israel. I can't stay in Tiberias proper because I'm a cohen. Anyother nice hotels people can recommend?

http://hotel.lavi.co.il
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on April 29, 2012, 02:04:33 PM
Anyone have ideas for where to stay up north in israel. I can't stay in Tiberias proper because I'm a cohen. Anyother nice hotels people can recommend?

weekday or shabbos? what level?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on April 29, 2012, 08:09:13 PM
you can try this in tzfas
http://www.groupon.co.il/deals/travel-iw/hametzuda/5082161
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on April 30, 2012, 06:31:05 AM
you can try this in tzfas
http://www.groupon.co.il/deals/travel-iw/hametzuda/5082161

have you been there?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on April 30, 2012, 07:04:48 AM
no
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on April 30, 2012, 07:49:40 AM
you can try this in tzfas
http://www.groupon.co.il/deals/travel-iw/hametzuda/5082161
Looks like a nice deal
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: muttman on May 13, 2012, 02:15:48 AM
Any suggestions for a hotel in Elat. I'm looking to stay the from 7/1 till 7-3.

I can't find anything for a decent price and the La Meridian has no availability to book with starpoints.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 13, 2012, 03:14:38 AM
you can try this in tzfas
http://www.groupon.co.il/deals/travel-iw/hametzuda/5082161

Wow... Anybody have any personal experience with this one? Is it good for a Shabbos getaway?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on May 13, 2012, 11:22:44 AM
Wow... Anybody have any personal experience with this one? Is it good for a Shabbos getaway?

rooms are nice though a tad small...good location...they do have suites/villas...ask about them
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on August 06, 2012, 08:25:43 PM
Does anyone have any specific updates as to when the Waldorf is opening?

THanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishy36 on August 07, 2012, 01:23:44 PM
Does anyone have any specific updates as to when the Waldorf is opening?

THanks

according to dan - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/23028
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: K on August 08, 2012, 10:44:16 AM
Has anyone ever stayed at City Center Jerusalem? http://www.citycentervacation.com/

Seems like they are around for only about a year and are located right on King George just steps from Ben Yehuda.

Prices are much better than most jerusalem hotels and it has 17 reviews on trip advisor, all good.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moko on August 09, 2012, 03:07:09 AM
anyone here have experience with the Ron hotel tzefas?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: a_yid on August 13, 2012, 12:56:16 AM
Should I stay at Jerusalem Gate (with plus of being able to eat) or Crown Plaza?  Could use points for either...

Anything else good and mehadrin in Yerushalaim that you'd recommend with lower price range?

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 13, 2012, 01:39:00 AM
Should I stay at Jerusalem Gate (with plus of being able to eat) or Crown Plaza?  Could use points for either...

Anything else good and mehadrin in Yerushalaim that you'd recommend with lower price range?
Grand court may be mehadrin.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 13, 2012, 03:41:03 PM
Anyone know of a nice hotel anywhere in Israel besides Jerusalem that can be had for cheap with points. Would like a 2 night stay sometime this week.

P.S. I would need to buy the points as well.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on August 13, 2012, 03:44:57 PM
Anyone know of a nice hotel anywhere in Israel besides Jerusalem that can be had for cheap with points. Would like a 2 night stay sometime this week.

P.S. I would need to buy the points as well.
le meridian dead sea 2,000 spg points?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 13, 2012, 03:46:23 PM
le meridian dead sea 2,000 spg points?
Thanks! Was just there the begining of the week. Anything else?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: kingsfan33 on August 13, 2012, 05:22:35 PM
Has anyone ever stayed at City Center Jerusalem? http://www.citycentervacation.com/

Seems like they are around for only about a year and are located right on King George just steps from Ben Yehuda.

Prices are much better than most jerusalem hotels and it has 17 reviews on trip advisor, all good.

Thoughts?

Does anyone know anything about this city centre hotel?
thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hocker on August 13, 2012, 05:25:50 PM
Anyone know of a nice hotel anywhere in Israel besides Jerusalem that can be had for cheap with points. Would like a 2 night stay sometime this week.

P.S. I would need to buy the points as well.
TLV I guess would be best, ow many points would it be for the most inexpensive option. Willing to buy points from whoever can help me with advice.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shmuelb on August 13, 2012, 05:42:19 PM
Anyone know where to stay cheap or free for an overnight appointment in Hadasah Ein Kerem? This is for a couple, tomorrow night (Tues night).

There is a hotel there but costs over 600 shekel inc. breakfast. Is there a bikur cholim matzav? There is a family room with beds and a shower near the ER, is it usually full (there are 2 parts)?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: K on August 14, 2012, 01:12:06 PM
le meridian dead sea 2,000 spg points?

Why is my stay at Le Meridian Dead Sea confirmed for 3,000/night?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on August 14, 2012, 01:21:17 PM
Why is my stay at Le Meridian Dead Sea confirmed for 3,000/night?
Fri/Sat nights are 2k, rest of week is 3k.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on October 02, 2012, 03:56:36 PM
This is a cross post, but I figure it's relevant in both places. Feel free to yell at me...
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7217.msg312473#new

CP in Jerusalem is on the list of half off hotels for October.
So it'll cost 12.5k points instead of 25k points.

https://secure.priorityclub.com/rewards/us/en/redeem/catalog/hotel/last-minute-reward-nights?all=true
Title: Re Le Meridien Eilat
Post by: kingsfan33 on October 02, 2012, 04:47:56 PM
We were staying in yerushalayim for sukkos and decided to go to Eilat for 2 chol hamoed days. We just checked into Le Meridien in Eilat and its just amazing. Looks like an all suite hotel. Got it for 10k spg points a night.
Its so nice I don't want to go back for 2nd days. There's a nice size sukkah.
Now I have to figure out what the deal is with food.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 02, 2012, 05:12:28 PM
Why is my stay at Le Meridian Dead Sea confirmed for 3,000/night?
2k is only weekend.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: smiley face on October 03, 2012, 02:12:18 PM
does anybody know of a nice hotel for 1 night (under$150) in Jerusalem?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on October 03, 2012, 03:18:19 PM
does anybody know of a nice hotel for 1 night (under$150) in Jerusalem?

nice is pushing it...decent is park hotel - superior rooms only...or jerusalem gate..again, decent...or try royal wing at ramada which is usually for groups but was surprisingly good
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: smiley face on October 03, 2012, 05:37:33 PM
how much do priority club points sell for?
would need 12.5k for crown plaza hotel
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on October 03, 2012, 05:50:52 PM
how much do priority club points sell for?
would need 12.5k for crown plaza hotel
They sell for .7 on their website using the 'trick'. However, Dan has reported it's not bookable.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7217.msg312531#msg312531

I refuse to chk though :)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: smiley face on October 03, 2012, 06:17:57 PM
ok i guess i will take his word for it
went to their website and don't even know where to check so....
thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: FoSho on October 22, 2012, 12:26:29 PM
Has anyone ever stayed at City Center Jerusalem? http://www.citycentervacation.com/

Seems like they are around for only about a year and are located right on King George just steps from Ben Yehuda.

Prices are much better than most jerusalem hotels and it has 17 reviews on trip advisor, all good.

Thoughts?

I'd love to know if anyone stayed here as well. We're thinking of staying there for our upcoming visit. Great location and seems to be a good fit for us.

Any firsthand experience? 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: danR on November 13, 2012, 12:48:31 PM
does anyone know what the best iphone gps app to use in israel, needs to be in english.

thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on November 13, 2012, 12:49:58 PM
Looking for recommendations for a hotel/tzimmer in Tiberius or surrounding area.

TIA
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: L'Chaim on November 13, 2012, 12:50:43 PM
does anyone know what the best iphone gps app to use in israel, needs to be in english.

thanks

Waze is good
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on November 13, 2012, 12:59:49 PM
Waze is good
+1


does anyone know what the best iphone gps app to use in israel, needs to be in english.

thanks
Why is that in this thread?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: FMM on November 18, 2012, 11:58:35 PM
I'm looking for a short term rental somewhere in yerushalayim.  Prefer cheap... I need a one bedroom with room for a small office.  Prefer no contract.  Thinking to go for one month and possibly expand the trip for a year.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AJK on November 19, 2012, 11:12:11 AM
Perhaps posted in the wrong thread. Anyone got any insight:


Can anyone compare the Sheraton Tel Aviv and the Hilton Tel Aviv (aesthetically, and level of service)?

I can get the Sheraton Tel Aviv for $280/night, 12,000 points, or 4800 points + $90.

I can get the Hilton Tel Aviv for $250/night, 50,000 points, or 25,000 points +$90.

Thoughts?

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on November 19, 2012, 12:00:24 PM
i would add the david intercontinental to that list
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 19, 2012, 12:01:15 PM
Hilton is a vastly superior hotel AFAIK but never stayed in either.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on November 19, 2012, 12:21:55 PM
Hilton is a vastly superior hotel AFAIK but never stayed in either.
ive heard the same but i havent stayed at the hilton
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AJK on November 19, 2012, 12:33:15 PM
i would add the david intercontinental to that list

I would, but don't have any PC points available.

But FWIW, I think the rate is $310/night (more than the other two).

Hilton is a vastly superior hotel AFAIK but never stayed in either.

Vastly superior from what you've heard I guess? Can you point me to something online?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on November 19, 2012, 12:37:14 PM
I would, but don't have any PC points available.

at .007 per point, theyre always available
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AJK on November 19, 2012, 12:55:25 PM
at .007 per point, theyre always available

Fair enough. Lemme research.

ETA: 40K per night = $280/night with points.

Still comes in 3rd.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: 972sg212 on November 19, 2012, 01:12:11 PM
Perhaps posted in the wrong thread. Anyone got any insight:


Can anyone compare the Sheraton Tel Aviv and the Hilton Tel Aviv (aesthetically, and level of service)?

I can get the Sheraton Tel Aviv for $280/night, 12,000 points, or 4800 points + $90.

I can get the Hilton Tel Aviv for $250/night, 50,000 points, or 25,000 points +$90.

Thoughts?


IMHO The Hilton is better ( I don't know about the points value )

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AJK on November 19, 2012, 01:16:50 PM
IMHO The Hilton is better ( I don't know about the points value )

Thanks for your input. I'm leaning towards the Hilton anyway, so this is just pushing me there.

It also seems to be the best value.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on November 19, 2012, 02:22:40 PM
Fair enough. Lemme research.

ETA: 40K per night = $280/night with points.

Still comes in 3rd.
is that what it is now? i recall it being 30k



Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AJK on November 19, 2012, 02:37:28 PM
is that what it is now? i recall it being 30k

40K, just checked an hour ago.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on November 20, 2012, 10:02:26 AM
What you decide on ajk?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AJK on November 20, 2012, 10:51:36 AM
What you decide on ajk?

Hilton for a night or two.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on November 20, 2012, 11:00:14 AM
Hilton for a night or two.
nice! Is that where the wedding is? I know many relpe there now for the wedding there tomorrow...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AJK on November 20, 2012, 01:20:34 PM
Yep, that's where the wedding is. You know people coming for it?

Also got upgraded to a what I'm pretty sure is a "KING STUDIO EXECUTIVE RM".

Turns out to be a great redemption all things considered.
Title: Re: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on November 20, 2012, 01:21:37 PM
Yep, that's where the wedding is. You know people coming for it?

Also got upgraded to a what I'm pretty sure is a "KING STUDIO EXECUTIVE RM".

Turns out to be a great redemption all things considered.
Straight points or c&p?
Title: Re: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AJK on November 20, 2012, 01:24:24 PM
Straight points or c&p?

C&P - came out better that way.

about 2.6cpp if you go for the retail price
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on November 20, 2012, 01:27:47 PM
Yep, that's where the wedding is. You know people coming for it?
Yup I do! What you doing there, enjoy, sure it'll be nice.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AJK on November 20, 2012, 01:28:26 PM
Yup I do! What you doing there, enjoy, sure it'll be nice.

Here for the wedding, duh :P
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on November 20, 2012, 02:08:25 PM
Here for the wedding, duh :P
What's your status with Hilton that they upgraded you?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AJK on November 20, 2012, 02:10:11 PM
Simple matched-to Gold.

But I guess with the hotel running at <80% capacity, it was enough.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on November 20, 2012, 02:13:45 PM
Simple matched-to Gold.

But I guess with the hotel running at <80% capacity, it was enough.
Nice. I just thought that in Israel they don't upgrade so easily.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 20, 2012, 06:56:45 PM
Nice. I just thought that in Israel they don't upgrade so easily.

-1

SPG Platties get upgraded all the time.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: nathan on November 25, 2012, 12:53:25 AM
Im looking to stay in Jerusalem hotel 12/31/12 - 01/08/13 are there any hotels worth booking with points instead of cash? I have plenty of amex (not spg) and chase points.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on November 25, 2012, 03:50:43 AM
Im looking to stay in Jerusalem hotel 12/31/12 - 01/08/13 are there any hotels worth booking with points instead of cash? I have plenty of amex (not spg) and chase points.

Maybe look into the Crowne Plaza (Prioity Club) it's not the greatest value unless it's on pointbreaks but otherwise not really, sorry.

GL
O0
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on November 25, 2012, 05:58:34 PM
Maybe look into the Crowne Plaza (Prioity Club) it's not the greatest value unless it's on pointbreaks but otherwise not really, sorry.

GL
O0

+1 My parents just stayed there and they loved it. I think they have the cc, which also gives one free night a year.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ChaimBer on November 26, 2012, 09:52:32 PM
Hi,

I'm kind of new to writing on the forums..

I'm going next week to israel and i reserved an apt in Yerushalyim..

to make a long story short.. my flight got canceled by El Al... and after hearing "el al hachi babayit baolam" for about an hour.. they finally we able to get us onto a flight leaving a day earlier.

my issue is the apt we got is not available for the earlier day.. any suggestion on a decent priced hotel that we can stay for the first night?
all ideas are welcomed

Thanks!

Title: Re: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on November 26, 2012, 10:00:59 PM
Hi,

I'm kind of new to writing on the forums..

I'm going next week to israel and i reserved an apt in Yerushalyim..

to make a long story short.. my flight got canceled by El Al... and after hearing "el al hachi babayit baolam" for about an hour.. they finally we able to get us onto a flight leaving a day earlier.

my issue is the apt we got is not available for the earlier day.. any suggestion on a decent priced hotel that we can stay for the first night?
all ideas are welcomed

Thanks!

 How many people are you?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ChaimBer on November 27, 2012, 10:00:21 AM
2 adults and one baby (1 year old)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: L'Chaim on November 27, 2012, 04:52:12 PM
Can someone help me finding a hotel for a weekend outside of Jerusalem?

I'm looking for something different then Kibbuts Lavi, Kinar or Nir Etsion (more luxurious), but still mehadrin.
I was considering Le Meridien but apparently their meat is not mehandrin, can anyone confirm?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on November 28, 2012, 08:48:58 AM
Can someone help me finding a hotel for a weekend outside of Jerusalem?

I'm looking for something different then Kibbuts Lavi, Kinar or Nir Etsion (more luxurious), but still mehadrin.
I was considering Le Meridien but apparently their meat is not mehandrin, can anyone confirm?


kitron
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 28, 2012, 09:43:16 AM
Can someone help me finding a hotel for a weekend outside of Jerusalem?

I'm looking for something different then Kibbuts Lavi, Kinar or Nir Etsion (more luxurious), but still mehadrin.
I was considering Le Meridien but apparently their meat is not mehandrin, can anyone confirm?

Unsure of kashrus, but I heard that the Ramat Rachel is very nice.

The Ma'ale Hachamisha is also nice, but you need to chk into kashrus
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on November 28, 2012, 10:10:32 AM
Unsure of kashrus, but I heard that the Ramat Rachel is very nice.

The Ma'ale Hachamisha is also nice, but you need to chk into kashrus

maale hachamisha has a very good mashgiach/rav hamachshir and kashrus system...though only certain times of year all mehadrin ingredients are used...

rest of the year some is ok some is not...call and ask for rav charlap
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sruly on November 29, 2012, 02:48:54 PM
Looking for a apartment in geula / meah shearim for 5 nights dec 5-10 in the $75-100 range

walking distance to the kosel for shabbos.

any ideas ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sruly on November 29, 2012, 04:54:54 PM
anybody stay in the lev yerushalayim recently ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on December 24, 2012, 01:48:14 PM
Any deal recommendations for a Hotel/apartment in central Jerusalem. Preferably a place that isn't "too Jewish" (e.g. the Plaza), with accommodations for a couple + 4 children. Dates are 2/6/-217/2013

Please post here or PM with suggestions.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on December 31, 2012, 04:36:23 PM
Within Jerusalem - any opinions on Dan Panorama vs Leonardo Plaza? (Please keep in mind that LP is around 40$ cheaper per night).

Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 02, 2013, 10:59:24 AM
I was checking the Sheraton in TLV.
Chk out their extra charges.

Additional Charges
The charges noted below are for your information should you require a rollaway or crib during your stay. Restrictions or availability may apply to specific room types.
Extra Rollaway: No charge
Child Rollaway: USD 30.00 per rollaway/per night.
Crib: USD 0.01 per crib/per night.

And here is the Dead Sea.
Extra Rollaway: USD 80.00 per rollaway/per night.
Child Rollaway: USD 60.00 per rollaway/per night.
Crib: No charge

Strange. Especially the .01
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on January 02, 2013, 01:27:07 PM
I was checking the Sheraton in TLV.
Chk out their extra charges.

Additional Charges
The charges noted below are for your information should you require a rollaway or crib during your stay. Restrictions or availability may apply to specific room types.
Extra Rollaway: No charge
Child Rollaway: USD 30.00 per rollaway/per night.
Crib: USD 0.01 per crib/per night.

And here is the Dead Sea.
Extra Rollaway: USD 80.00 per rollaway/per night.
Child Rollaway: USD 60.00 per rollaway/per night.
Crib: No charge

Strange. Especially the .01

+1 on the strangeness. Isn't it usually the child roll-away that's free?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: RT on January 02, 2013, 01:30:02 PM
Can someone help me finding a hotel for a weekend outside of Jerusalem?

I'm looking for something different then Kibbuts Lavi, Kinar or Nir Etsion (more luxurious), but still mehadrin.
I was considering Le Meridien but apparently their meat is not mehandrin, can anyone confirm?
LM by Dead Sea: Call the hotel and ask to speak to mashgiach. I was told meat is not good and dairy ok aside from yellow cheese. Please do not rely on me and call fro yourself.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 02, 2013, 02:26:15 PM
Isn't it usually the child roll-away that's free?
no
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on January 02, 2013, 03:51:09 PM
no

I kind of mangled that. What I meant to say is that I've seen hotels where they charge for a rollaway, but not if it's for a child. But I've never seen the other way around, where they charge for a child, but not for an adult.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on January 02, 2013, 04:16:34 PM
LM by Dead Sea: Call the hotel and ask to speak to mashgiach. I was told meat is not good and dairy ok aside from yellow cheese. Please do not rely on me and call fro yourself.
Generally he says the cabbage is not mehadrin as well
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sruly on January 05, 2013, 11:38:12 PM
LM by Dead Sea: Call the hotel and ask to speak to mashgiach. I was told meat is not good and dairy ok aside from yellow cheese. Please do not rely on me and call fro yourself.
thats what he told us as well but when we checked the milk we could not find any cholov yisroel milk
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 06, 2013, 12:21:10 AM
thats what he told us as well but when we checked the milk we could not find any cholov yisroel milk
Huh? All milk sold in Israel is cholov yisroel (unless otherwise specified)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 06, 2013, 04:13:50 AM
anyone know the kashrus situation at the jerusalem ramada?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moko on January 06, 2013, 01:47:13 PM
I asked R' Avraham Juravel of the OU, a couple of yrs ago and he told he checked personally  and all was good
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on January 06, 2013, 01:49:24 PM
anyone know the kashrus situation at the jerusalem ramada?
rabbanut Jrslm  Mehadrin
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Hudi on January 09, 2013, 11:44:25 AM
Anyone ever stay in this place? www.windowsofjerusalem.com On orbitz it's listed as EXP Vacation Rental. Price, pics, amenities and location almost seem to good to be true.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: RT on January 09, 2013, 01:39:54 PM
Anyone ever stay in this place? www.windowsofjerusalem.com On orbitz it's listed as EXP Vacation Rental. Price, pics, amenities and location almost seem to good to be true.
Based on the pic it looks pretty new... Never heard of it..
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Hudi on January 09, 2013, 04:44:11 PM
Based on the pic it looks pretty new... Never heard of it..

Booked it. Headed there next month. Will post review.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on January 09, 2013, 09:16:02 PM
Anyone have info on the jerusalem gold at the city entrance and also the ceasar hotel right near it.
Ceasar says free parking while j gold says 15 per day. I need something for 2 days at the end of January
Thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SavingsBigtime on January 09, 2013, 09:50:54 PM
Anyone have info on the jerusalem gold at the city entrance and also the ceasar hotel right near it.
Ceasar says free parking while j gold says 15 per day. I need something for 2 days at the end of January
Thanks
there is also the Jerusalem gate there , is that what you are taking about?
It's next to center 1 and CBS
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on January 09, 2013, 10:07:48 PM
there is also the Jerusalem gate there , is that what you are taking about?
It's next to center 1 and CBS
Yes on yafo near center 1.i wouldn't mind being closer to city center but price is a concern
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SavingsBigtime on January 09, 2013, 11:12:39 PM
Yes on yafo near center 1.i wouldn't mind being closer to city center but price is a concern
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My cousin stayed there in the summer I think if was around $125 a night.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yid on January 09, 2013, 11:57:57 PM
Huh? All milk sold in Israel is cholov yisroel (unless otherwise specified)
but if just rabbanut then might still be problem that milked on shabbos.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on January 10, 2013, 07:12:27 AM
but if just rabbanut then might still be problem that milked on shabbos.
What is the problem?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 10, 2013, 09:13:27 AM
gilui ervah
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on January 10, 2013, 09:52:43 AM
gilui ervah
Is that an answer to me. If it is, I'm confused
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 10, 2013, 09:58:37 AM
@Drago
ALOL!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 10, 2013, 10:26:55 AM
@Drago
ALOL!

+1
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 10, 2013, 10:31:07 AM
Is that an answer to me. If it is, I'm confused
:)
Just a moment of levity in the midst of a intricate halachik discussion.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: RT on January 12, 2013, 11:47:08 PM
Yes on yafo near center 1.i wouldn't mind being closer to city center but price is a concern

Just to clarify, there are 2 hotels near center1. One is on top of Center 1, Jerusalem Gate.  It is not anything fancy or nice. Its not a place to go on a honeymoon but it is decent.
Jerusalem Gold is closer to the tachana and I don't know anything about it. I know camps do stay there so it probably a hostile type of thing..
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 13, 2013, 03:03:13 AM
Just to clarify, there are 2 hotels near center1. One is on top of Center 1, Jerusalem Gate.  It is not anything fancy or nice. Its not a place to go on a honeymoon but it is decent.
Jerusalem Gold is closer to the tachana and I don't know anything about it. I know camps do stay there so it probably a hostile type of thing..

:o
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 13, 2013, 05:44:07 AM
:o
are you genuinely confused? did you not realize he meant to say hostel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 13, 2013, 07:53:29 AM
Shabbos milk is milk that was milked on Shabbos, usually using a gentile and automation techniques. Even though there is a Heter to milk cows on Shabbat (since the cows are in pain until they are milked), many Hechsherim are Machmir to spill the milk. Milk marked “Mehadrin”, such as Tnuva Mehadrin, Badatz Mehadrin, Badatz R’ Landau, and Eida Charedit, assure you that the milk is not Shabbos milk. On the other hand, regular Tnuva Non-Mehadrin milk may and usually will contain Shabbos milk.

With help from Yechiel Spira.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on January 13, 2013, 09:11:40 AM
Shabbos milk is milk that was milked on Shabbos, usually using a gentile and automation techniques. Even though there is a Heter to milk cows on Shabbat (since the cows are in pain until they are milked), many Hechsherim are Machmir to spill the milk. Milk marked “Mehadrin”, such as Tnuva Mehadrin, Badatz Mehadrin, Badatz R’ Landau, and Eida Charedit, assure you that the milk is not Shabbos milk. On the other hand, regular Tnuva Non-Mehadrin milk may and usually will contain Shabbos milk.

With help from Yechiel Spira.
Could you ask him what the issur to drink milk milked (even by a jew) on shabbos is?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 13, 2013, 09:29:08 AM
are you genuinely confused? did you not realize he meant to say hostel?

Of course I'm not confused. Confused is this: ???

It was more like "Whoa! Quite a Freudian slip! :o"
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 13, 2013, 10:47:02 AM
Of course I'm not confused. Confused is this: ???

It was more like "Whoa! Quite a Freudian slip! :o"
or whoa, im completely confused
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 13, 2013, 07:54:40 PM
or whoa, im completely confused

Nope. Dead wrong. Uvda.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 13, 2013, 08:43:41 PM
Could you ask him what the issur to drink milk milked (even by a jew) on shabbos is?
Presumably מעשה שבת, although there shouldn't be any issue after בכדי שיעשו, I never understood this problem.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on January 13, 2013, 11:37:43 PM
Just to clarify, there are 2 hotels near center1. One is on top of Center 1, Jerusalem Gate.  It is not anything fancy or nice. Its not a place to go on a honeymoon but it is decent.
Jerusalem Gold is closer to the tachana and I don't know anything about it. I know camps do stay there so it probably a hostile type of thing..
From the pics the jerusalem gold doesn't seem like a hostel.
I just need a decent place for 2 to 3 nights by myself
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on January 14, 2013, 09:41:38 AM
Presumably מעשה שבת, although there shouldn't be any issue after בכדי שיעשו, I never understood this problem.
+1
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: RT on January 14, 2013, 11:15:57 AM
are you genuinely confused? did you not realize he meant to say hostel?

Oops, sorry for the confusion. My mistake..
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AronO on January 14, 2013, 12:38:01 PM
Hi Im looking for a nice hotel in the yam hamelach area for two nights in FEB any recommendations? I don't have any points from cc's. Looking for a nice hotel decently priced... and are any of them Mehadrin to eat at? Also what hotel is best to stay at in Yerushalaim over shabbos - walking distance to the kotel and glatt/mehadrin hechsher. TIA!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 14, 2013, 01:33:27 PM
Hi Im looking for a nice hotel in the yam hamelach area for two nights in FEB any recommendations? I don't have any points from cc's. Looking for a nice hotel decently priced... and are any of them Mehadrin to eat at?

Le Meridien Dead Sea. See if anyone is selling their reservation in this thread- http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11744.0 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11744.0) Of course, if you want a normal room make sure you don't get room 228. The food isn't mehadrin in the LMDS but you can enjoy the breakfast if you know whats mehadrin and whats not. Check the wiki for that.

Additionally, there is also a cafe cafe a few minute walk away that advertises themselves as mehadrin.

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Also what hotel is best to stay at in Yerushalaim over shabbos - walking distance to the kotel and glatt/mehadrin hechsher. TIA!

Depends on the price ::)
Only the Leonardo is officially mehadrin, but you would be fine in the Citadel or Inbal if you know what to ask the ask the mashgiachs.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on January 14, 2013, 02:03:25 PM
Only the Leonardo is officially mehadrin,
plus Ramada.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moko on January 14, 2013, 02:07:35 PM
plus Ramada.
prima palace.
the kings isnt mehadrin?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 14, 2013, 02:37:21 PM
plus Ramada.

It's not in walking distance of the kotel.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: danR on January 14, 2013, 04:37:23 PM
Based on the pic it looks pretty new... Never heard of it..

here are some room pics, I am considering this http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378190

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shmu on January 15, 2013, 09:58:49 AM
anyone ever rent from athomeinisrael.com ?

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: bades on January 15, 2013, 01:53:08 PM
Looking to rent in J-town next week any good options besides for dira direct
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Danny29 on January 15, 2013, 01:54:45 PM
whats the deal w the kashrus of the breakfast at Prima Galil in Teverya?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AronO on January 16, 2013, 11:42:44 AM
Le Meridien Dead Sea. See if anyone is selling their reservation in this thread- http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11744.0 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11744.0) Of course, if you want a normal room make sure you don't get room 228. The food isn't mehadrin in the LMDS but you can enjoy the breakfast if you know whats mehadrin and whats not. Check the wiki for that.

Additionally, there is also a cafe cafe a few minute walk away that advertises themselves as mehadrin.

Depends on the price ::)
Only the Leonardo is officially mehadrin, but you would be fine in the Citadel or Inbal if you know what to ask the ask the mashgiachs.

Thanks for your help!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 16, 2013, 12:06:30 PM
Thanks for your help!

You're welcome. Did you end up finding a place to stay? Were you able to buy someone else's reservation?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Armadillo on January 18, 2013, 09:10:55 AM
Presumably מעשה שבת, although there shouldn't be any issue after בכדי שיעשו, I never understood this problem.
If it was done for you it's assur לעולם.
Being that it's a Jewish country, if the dairies know that they can sell the milk, it's to yidden that they'll be selling and that's called למי שנעשה בשבילו which is אסור לעולם like doing it yourself.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Armadillo on January 18, 2013, 09:39:00 AM
Anyone know of an apt. in Ramat Eshkol available next week (Jan 20) for a few days or more?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on January 19, 2013, 11:06:56 AM
If it was done for you it's assur לעולם.
Being that it's a Jewish country, if the dairies know that they can sell the milk, it's to yidden that they'll be selling and that's called למי שנעשה בשבילו which is אסור לעולם like doing it yourself.
Isn't that a machlokes Taz and Shach?
Title: Re: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 19, 2013, 11:26:19 AM
Anyone know of an apt. in Ramat Eshkol available next week (Jan 20) for a few days or more?

Check the Nshei Ramat Eshkol. If you want I can PM you the latest email.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Armadillo on January 19, 2013, 12:59:28 PM
Isn't that a machlokes Taz and Shach?
And if it is? Are you deciding how they should pasken?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Armadillo on January 19, 2013, 01:00:00 PM
Check the Nshei Ramat Eshkol. If you want I can PM you the latest email.
BTDT, thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on January 19, 2013, 01:28:12 PM
And if it is? Are you deciding how they should pasken?
Then there is another Machlokes if a nachtom is Lmi shenase bishvilo, and another if there can be nase bishvilo without your knowledge. So sfek sfeka at best
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 19, 2013, 01:53:32 PM
Great news for some of the IHG award chart changes in Israel.
Ashkelon down from 20k to 10k and CP in Jerusalem from 25k to 20k.
Unfortunately, everything else besides for IC is up 5k

http://cdn.loyaltylobby.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/LL-PCR-MPL-01-11-18.pdf
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Armadillo on January 19, 2013, 04:26:52 PM
If it was done for you it's assur לעולם.
Being that it's a Jewish country, if the dairies know that they can sell the milk, it's to yidden that they'll be selling and that's called למי שנעשה בשבילו which is אסור לעולם like doing it yourself.
I just did some fact-checking and I stand corrected. למי שנעשה בשבילו is not a problem by מעשה שבת, only איסור והיתר, even according to those who are machmir and say that it even exists by a non-religious Jew.

The issue with the milk is that this is the hashgochos way of giving an incentive for shmiras Shabbos. Rather than stand by and pretend it's okay, they say we won't give a mehadrin hechsher for something done on Shabbos. The reason WE can't say we don't care למעשה and just use any milk, is because once it's not considered mehadrin inevitably more problems arise, such as in regards to its cholov yisroel status (if it's not considered mehadrin why watch it) and IIRC, dairies that don't spill shabbos milk even their weekday milk isn't used for mehadrin runs.
Title: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: A3 on January 19, 2013, 08:37:43 PM
Anyone ever stay in this place? www.windowsofjerusalem.com On orbitz it's listed as EXP Vacation Rental. Price, pics, amenities and location almost seem to good to be true.

Did you see they add on an extra cleaning fee? Also 10 minimum
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 29, 2013, 11:23:51 AM
The CP in Jerusalem is half off points for the last minute bookings. Only costs 12.5k points.

http://www.priorityclub.com/rewards/us/en/redeem/catalog/hotel/last-minute-reward-nights?all=true
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: menashe04 on January 30, 2013, 08:49:23 PM
I'm looking for 1 night in Jerusalem with a mehadrin hechsher for breakfast. Which places are recommended? I'm not asking (yet) about prices, that I hope I'll be able to figure out on my own. I just want to know where I can eat and whats nice
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on January 30, 2013, 09:02:42 PM
Is Inbal much better than Dan Panorama? Inbal is about 50-60 more a night, just wondering if its worth it. thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 30, 2013, 09:05:06 PM
I'm looking for 1 night in Jerusalem with a mehadrin hechsher for breakfast. Which places are recommended? I'm not asking (yet) about prices, that I hope I'll be able to figure out on my own. I just want to know where I can eat and whats nice
Leonardo plaza and Ramada.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: menashe04 on January 31, 2013, 12:46:06 AM
Leonardo plaza and Ramada.
thanks! anyplace else? and between these 2 which is better?
Title: while touring Galilee/Golan, where to stay
Post by: menashe04 on January 31, 2013, 01:20:07 AM
I'm going to israel for 10 days, and am planning on being north for a few days. I want to see some gallile and some Golan. should I look for accommodations in both places, or do I just take one place to stay and drive to my destinations? and while we're at it, what is the most recommended place to stay at?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yitzyul on January 31, 2013, 01:31:39 AM
Is Inbal much better than Dan Panorama? Inbal is about 50-60 more a night, just wondering if its worth it. thanks

Inbal is suppose to be one of the fanciest or "best hotels" in Israel. I have never stayed there but heard amazing things. I have stayed in Dan Panoroma many times and it was ok, or basically I got what I paid for. Inbal has a special on groupon now...
http://www.groupon.co.il/deals/travel-iw/InbalHotel-C1301138549/16415710
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on January 31, 2013, 01:33:11 AM
Inbal is suppose to be one of the fanciest or "best hotels" in Israel. I have never stayed there but heard amazing things. I have stayed in Dan Panoroma many times and it was ok, or basically I got what I paid for. Inbal has a special on groupon now...
http://www.groupon.co.il/deals/travel-iw/InbalHotel-C1301138549/16415710
Inbal is not one of the fanciest hotels in Israel, or anything close to that.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 31, 2013, 01:49:03 AM
Inbal is not one of the fanciest hotels in Israel, or anything close to that.

+1
But I definitely still recommend it for the extra $50-60.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on January 31, 2013, 09:37:54 AM
Inbal is suppose to be one of the fanciest or "best hotels" in Israel. I have never stayed there but heard amazing things. I have stayed in Dan Panoroma many times and it was ok, or basically I got what I paid for. Inbal has a special on groupon now...
http://www.groupon.co.il/deals/travel-iw/InbalHotel-C1301138549/16415710

Thanks for sending this groupon, its a better deal from what Ive been seeing. I dont have perfect hebrew, so I need to cut my teeth on the terms ha.

I understand that Inbal isnt up to the quality of Citadel, Mamilla or King David. Just weighing it vs Dan Pano.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 31, 2013, 09:41:00 AM
Thanks for sending this groupon, its a better deal from what Ive been seeing. I dont have perfect hebrew, so I need to cut my teeth on the terms ha.

I understand that Inbal isnt up to the quality of Citadel, Mamilla or King David. Just weighing it vs Dan Pano.

I think that overall it comes pretty close to the Citadel, and beats Mamilla (ask anyone about that). Definitely higher class than the Dan Panorama IMO.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: menashe04 on January 31, 2013, 01:27:58 PM
do any of these discussed her in last few posts have mehadrin from breakfast?
Title: Re: while touring Galilee/Golan, where to stay
Post by: menashe04 on January 31, 2013, 08:10:55 PM
I'm going to israel for 10 days, and am planning on being north for a few days. I want to see some gallile and some Golan. should I look for accommodations in both places, or do I just take one place to stay and drive to my destinations? and while we're at it, what is the most recommended place to stay at?
bump
Title: Re: while touring Galilee/Golan, where to stay
Post by: Centurion on January 31, 2013, 08:12:46 PM
how many people? kids?
makpid on?
fun place?
chain?
hotel lavi - mehadrin?
teveria?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 31, 2013, 08:17:03 PM
thanks! anyplace else? and between these 2 which is better?

There's also the Prima Palace.
Title: Re: while touring Galilee/Golan, where to stay
Post by: SavingsBigtime on January 31, 2013, 08:18:09 PM
Please be a drop more specific .
Title: Re: while touring Galilee/Golan, where to stay
Post by: Yeki89 on January 31, 2013, 08:25:17 PM
I slept on the beach by the kinnert.
Title: Re: while touring Galilee/Golan, where to stay
Post by: menashe04 on January 31, 2013, 08:28:01 PM
Please be a drop more specific .
how many people? kids?
makpid on?
fun place?
chain?
hotel lavi - mehadrin?
teveria?
Sorry! My bad!
Just me and my wife. no kids.
Makpid I don't know wht you mean by that
I can be in the north 3-4 days, so I want to make the most of it. fun and serene. everything
chain I don't care about, and I dont care to have food at the hotel, I could drive to someplace with food too.
Lavi sounds like a good option, but it looks a bit expensive.
teveria? well, that was my question. do I stay someplace in gallile and drive to golan for when I'll want to go someplace there, or do I find someplace in Golan to stay?
someone mentioned to me tzimmerin. anything about that?
Title: Re: while touring Galilee/Golan, where to stay
Post by: daganster on January 31, 2013, 08:38:01 PM
Sorry! My bad!
Just me and my wife. no kids.
Makpid I don't know wht you mean by that
I can be in the north 3-4 days, so I want to make the most of it. fun and serene. everything
chain I don't care about, and I dont care to have food at the hotel, I could drive to someplace with food too.
Lavi sounds like a good option, but it looks a bit expensive.
teveria? well, that was my question. do I stay someplace in gallile and drive to golan for when I'll want to go someplace there, or do I find someplace in Golan to stay?
someone mentioned to me tzimmerin. anything about that?p
Are you traveling in the summer or winter? There are tzimmerim all over northern Israel, and if your only going for 3-4 days I wouldn't recommend that you change places as things aren't that far from each other. You could stay in a tzimmer in Tzfat if you prefer to be in a city or you could find some remote tzimmer in the Golan, there's isn't one size fits all.
Title: Re: while touring Galilee/Golan, where to stay
Post by: menashe04 on January 31, 2013, 09:17:13 PM
Are you traveling in the summer or winter? There are tzimmerim all over northern Israel, and if your only going for 3-4 days I wouldn't recommend that you change places as things aren't that far from each other. You could stay in a tzimmer in Tzfat if you prefer to be in a city or you could find some remote tzimmer in the Golan, there's isn't one size fits all.
going next week
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on January 31, 2013, 09:36:25 PM
Hi, can anybody tell me if the la meridian in dead sea is lemahdrin good for dinner for chassidsh couple? if not is there something lmehadrin where we can eat dinner in the dead sea area? thanks
Title: Re: while touring Galilee/Golan, where to stay
Post by: daganster on January 31, 2013, 09:48:22 PM
going next week
Check the weather before you hit the Golan heights if your looking to go hiking etc.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 31, 2013, 09:54:29 PM
Hi, can anybody tell me if the la meridian in dead sea is lemahdrin good for dinner for chassidsh couple? if not is there something lmehadrin where we can eat dinner in the dead sea area? thanks
just to gauge your level of kashrus, do you eat cholov stam in america?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SavingsBigtime on January 31, 2013, 10:13:40 PM
Hi, can anybody tell me if the la meridian in dead sea is lemahdrin good for dinner for chassidsh couple? if not is there something lmehadrin where we can eat dinner in the dead sea area? thanks
cafe cafe in the strip mall in the Dead Sea
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on January 31, 2013, 10:30:25 PM
just to gauge your level of kashrus, do you eat cholov stam in america?
no only cholov yisroel
Title: Re: while touring Galilee/Golan, where to stay
Post by: menashe04 on January 31, 2013, 11:50:36 PM
Check the weather before you hit the Golan heights if your looking to go hiking etc.
now that you mention it, on accuweather or weather.com I can't find any weather for Golan or galille. Wherev can I find the weather for there?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on February 01, 2013, 12:12:54 AM
Inbal is suppose to be one of the fanciest or "best hotels" in Israel. I have never stayed there but heard amazing things. I have stayed in Dan Panoroma many times and it was ok, or basically I got what I paid for. Inbal has a special on groupon now...
http://www.groupon.co.il/deals/travel-iw/InbalHotel-C1301138549/16415710

Ended up buying this. Thank you for providing the groupon.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ghurty on February 03, 2013, 02:37:24 PM
Im planning on going to israel for a week. I have points with SPG/Amex MR/Chase Ultimate Rewards. Is there any nice(er) hotels in yerushalayim, that are relatively close to the frum neighborhoods that  I can use those points for?

Thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on February 03, 2013, 02:38:57 PM
Im planning on going to israel for a week. I have points with SPG/Amex MR/Chase Ultimate Rewards. Is there any nice(er) hotels in yerushalayim, that are relatively close to the frum neighborhoods that  I can use those points for?

Thanks

Not really...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 03, 2013, 02:44:13 PM
Not really...
You wouldn't host him for 10k UR?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on February 03, 2013, 02:53:00 PM
You wouldn't host him for 10k UR?

Im planning on going to israel for a week. I have points with SPG/Amex MR/Chase Ultimate Rewards. Is there any nice(er) hotels in yerushalayim, that are relatively close to the frum neighborhoods that  I can use those points for?

Haven't you seen my place?! :o
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 03, 2013, 02:59:01 PM
Haven't you seen my place?! :o
It's all about the ruach
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ghurty on February 03, 2013, 03:25:06 PM
What do most people do?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on February 13, 2013, 02:05:34 PM
The Fattal hotel chain is running a special, up to 50% off, for select dates only
Check it out (http://trace5.com/fb/fb/6EC9E40B490C6101532A428501507113C06C0109D02609E863A01A4892E69F80EB5FE06BC9F6491BF24612D862C0F6CE/show.aspx?lstr=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5mYXR0YWwtYWxhem1hbi5jby5pbC8/dXRtX3NvdXJjZT1mYXR0YWwtY2xpY2tfZnVsbHBhZ2UmdXRtX21lZGl1bT1lbWFpbCZ1dG1fY29udGVudD1mYXR0YWwtYWxhem1hbl9tYWlsJnV0bV9jYW1wYWlnbj1mYXR0YWwtYWxhem1hbl8xMy4wMi4xMw==)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: semper fi on February 14, 2013, 09:26:46 AM
Hi, does anyone have any info regarding the kashrus situation in the La meridean in Eilat? (Is there anything you can eat from their breakfast)
Also, are there any restaurants or pizza shops in Eilat with reliable hechsherim?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 14, 2013, 09:28:02 AM
Hi, does anyone have any info regarding the kashrus situation in the La meridean in Eilat? (Is there anything you can eat from their breakfast)
Also, are there any restaurants or pizza shops in Eilat with reliable hechsherim?
people eat at halleluka meat restaurant, and big apple pizza
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendoul on February 14, 2013, 04:44:44 PM
I have a quick question.
I'm looking to reserve a room (Two bedroom suite) in Lev Yerushalaim, I wanna book for two people, but really what I need is the big 6 person  the Two bedroom suite. Any way I can book for two and at the same time ensure that I get the big 6 person apartment?

thanks alot for your answer
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 26, 2013, 01:36:07 PM
Looking for something in the costal area (TLV or Netanya area) for the night of 2/27 for 2 adults and a few small kids.
I've checked Groupon, Daka90, and others, with no luck.

Ideas in a hurry?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on February 26, 2013, 01:39:46 PM
Looking for something in the costal area (TLV or Netanya area) for the night of 2/27 for 2 adults and a few small kids.
I've checked Groupon, Daka90, and others, with no luck.

Ideas in a hurry?

Maybe Yad2?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: L'Chaim on February 26, 2013, 02:54:00 PM
Looking for something in the costal area (TLV or Netanya area) for the night of 2/27 for 2 adults and a few small kids.
I've checked Groupon, Daka90, and others, with no luck.

Ideas in a hurry?

Island Suites and Ramada suites are really nice.(Netanya)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 26, 2013, 03:05:48 PM
Island Suites and Ramada suites are really nice.(Netanya)
Best place to find good prices?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: thetobster12345 on February 26, 2013, 04:32:22 PM
hey guys, i'm going to TLV in May for 9 days. can anyone recommend a hotel that is not super pricey? i looked @ hilton, starwood, and dan and they are all $200-$300/night
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on February 26, 2013, 10:22:15 PM
hey guys, i'm going to TLV in May for 9 days. can anyone recommend a hotel that is not super pricey? i looked @ hilton, starwood, and dan and they are all $200-$300/night

Orchid tel aviv is in a great location plus they have free breakfast and wifi
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 27, 2013, 01:08:48 AM
Looking for something in the costal area (TLV or Netanya area) for the night of 2/27 for 2 adults and a few small kids.
I've checked Groupon, Daka90, and others, with no luck.

Ideas in a hurry?
In the end, we booked the Park Plaza in TA, since when I called, they seemed to have no problems adding in the kids.
Total cost (w/ tax) is around $220.
I should receive around $14cb and around 17k club carlson points thanks to my gold status and the 3x promo they have.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: thetobster12345 on February 27, 2013, 09:10:38 AM
Orchid tel aviv is in a great location plus they have free breakfast and wifi

anyone ever used airbnb in Tel Aviv?
Title: Recommendations for hotel in Yerushalaim
Post by: al613 on March 04, 2013, 04:14:18 PM
My family is traveling there for few days. I can get Crowne Plaza for 20k PC, but it seems too much. Anything good under $100 close to the Kotel? Kosher lemahedrin breakfast included? need a room for 3 adults. I have PC, SPG points and some Expedia coupons.
Title: Re: Recommendations for hotel in Yerushalaim
Post by: mmermss on March 04, 2013, 04:16:18 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1271.0
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: al613 on March 04, 2013, 04:30:22 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1271.0
Thanks!
Title: Re: Recommendations for hotel in Yerushalaim
Post by: Hudi on March 04, 2013, 04:31:21 PM
My family is traveling there for few days. I can get Crowne Plaza for 20k PC, but it seems too much. Anything good under $100 close to the Kotel? Kosher lemahedrin breakfast included? need a room for 3 adults. I have PC, SPG points and some Expedia coupons.

CityCenterVacation.com
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 04, 2013, 04:31:59 PM
My family is traveling there for few days. I can get Crowne Plaza for 20k PC, but it seems too much. Anything good under $100 close to the Kotel? Kosher lemahedrin breakfast included? need a room for 3 adults. I have PC, SPG points and some Expedia coupons.
No SPG, no PC close to the kotel, and I can't imagine finding anything for under 100 close to the kotel. Unless you do a hostel.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: al613 on March 04, 2013, 04:41:10 PM
CityCenterVacation.com
Thank you. Only suite seems available for like $200 a night. A little too high.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: al613 on March 04, 2013, 04:42:10 PM
Also, anyone familiar with Park Plaza in Tel Aviv? Is it frum friendly? Is an area frum friendly?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on March 04, 2013, 04:43:35 PM
Thank you. Only suite seems available for like $200 a night. A little too high.

You prob. won't find better than that.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 04, 2013, 04:48:31 PM
Also, anyone familiar with Park Plaza in Tel Aviv? Is it frum friendly? Is an area frum friendly?
My family just stayed there last week.
Not too many frum friendly areas on the beach.
Unsure of shabbos situation there.
Make sure you enroll for 3x Carlson promo.
Food is rabbanut Tel aviv I believe.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: al613 on March 04, 2013, 04:49:02 PM
My family just stayed there last week.
Not too many frum friendly areas on the beach.
Unsure of shabbos situation there.
Make sure you enroll for 3x Carlson promo.
Food is rabbanut Tel aviv I believe.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: al613 on March 04, 2013, 04:57:21 PM
Anyone is familiar with this hotel? Prima Park 2 Vilnay Street, Jerusalem, , 95435
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: al613 on March 04, 2013, 11:21:23 PM
Also, I was wandering if anyone stayed in Lev Yerushalaim hotel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 07, 2013, 04:52:00 PM
Review of the IC Bethlehem. (Looks nice)
http://first2board.com/pointssummary/2013/03/07/intercontinental-bethlehem-jacir-palace-hotel-review/

And his review of the Sheraton in TLV. (rave review)
http://first2board.com/pointssummary/2013/03/06/sheraton-tel-aviv-hotel-review/
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on March 07, 2013, 05:43:37 PM
And his review of the Sheraton in TLV. (rave review)
http://first2board.com/pointssummary/2013/03/06/sheraton-tel-aviv-hotel-review/

I was just at the Sheraton a week and a half ago. Enjoyed the hotel. The gave me the same bottle of wine and fruit- I just assumed the wine was for Purim.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: kow613 on March 18, 2013, 12:47:45 AM
Does anyone have any reccomendation or places to look for renting a cheap studio apartment for around 3 weeks. I would really like to rent it week by week as opposed to night by night.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on March 18, 2013, 07:29:22 AM
Does anyone have any reccomendation or places to look for renting a cheap studio apartment for around 3 weeks. I would really like to rent it week by week as opposed to night by night.
Try here:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=23802.0
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: nyusa on April 15, 2013, 12:20:43 AM
Anyone know how i can get breakfast included with my points for the crowne plaza jerusalem. Otherwise to go there and request breakfast its $50 for 2 people. It might even be a waste of time booking with points.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Armadillo on April 15, 2013, 03:46:22 AM
Don't think there's a way, but the breakfast is worth the price, imho. Though maybe kind of expensive for an extended trip.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ashers on April 15, 2013, 07:34:59 AM
Also, I was wandering if anyone stayed in Lev Yerushalaim hotel?
Not exactly a hotel , more like apartments in a building....
http://www.levyerushalayim.co.il (http://www.levyerushalayim.co.il)

p.s always worth while using spell check....
wondering
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on April 15, 2013, 07:56:27 AM


p.s always worth while using spell check....
wondering

Wouldn't have helped though in this case.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on April 15, 2013, 10:16:00 AM
Don't think there's a way, but the breakfast is worth the price, imho. Though maybe kind of expensive for an extended trip.
This is a repost, but I can likely get vouchers for breakfast for 2 to the CP for around 100 shekel.
Title: Galei Sanz
Post by: Got a clue on April 30, 2013, 02:32:47 PM
Anyone stay by Galei Sanz recently? My cousin wants to go to Netanya for Shabbos and mentioned the hotel bec then he wont have to shlep any food... I have heard that its an extremely run down hotel... opinions??
Title: Re: Galei Sanz
Post by: ashers on April 30, 2013, 03:22:09 PM
Anyone stay by Galei Sanz recently? My cousin wants to go to Netanya for Shabbos and mentioned the hotel bec then he wont have to shlep any food... I have heard that its an extremely run down hotel... opinions??
Title: Re: Galei Sanz
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 30, 2013, 03:33:35 PM
Anyone stay by Galei Sanz recently? My cousin wants to go to Netanya for Shabbos and mentioned the hotel bec then he wont have to shlep any food... I have heard that its an extremely run down hotel... opinions??
Title: Re: Galei Sanz
Post by: damaxer91 on April 30, 2013, 04:47:05 PM
Anyone stay by Galei Sanz recently? My cousin wants to go to Netanya for Shabbos and mentioned the hotel bec then he wont have to shlep any food... I have heard that its an extremely run down hotel... opinions??

Look at it positively. Its the best hotel in Sanz, Israel or Europe
Title: Re: Galei Sanz
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 05, 2013, 03:16:09 PM
Anyone stay by Galei Sanz recently? My cousin wants to go to Netanya for Shabbos and mentioned the hotel bec then he wont have to shlep any food... I have heard that its an extremely run down hotel... opinions??

You have heard correctly.

Oh, and they don't take Starpoints.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: MamaRochel on May 11, 2013, 06:48:21 PM
anyone have any experience with any tzimmers they can recommend? Checked out zimmer.co.il but not sure if the pictures are legit- would rather first hand experience...Or any good deals for hotels near Netanya? looking for 5/16.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AMZ450 on May 26, 2013, 02:35:45 PM
anybody here ever had any experiences in hotels in Chaifa-anything that would be recommended?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: 16guitar on May 28, 2013, 03:06:25 PM
Do any good hotels in jerusalem accept any  type of points?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 28, 2013, 03:19:37 PM
Do any good hotels in jerusalem accept any  type of points?
crowne plaza
Title: Hotels in Jerusalem?
Post by: 16guitar on May 28, 2013, 03:30:26 PM
Anyone know of any hotels in jerusalem that accept any type of points? (or that have reasonable prices)
I am sorry if this has been covered before, it's just that I'm leaving tomorrow night and I don't have time to go through all the pages.
Thank you
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: BrooklynCPA on June 21, 2013, 12:53:56 PM
I am planning a trip up North with my family of 6 from Sunday to Tuesday before Sukkos. I am looking for a decent but reasonably priced and centrally located place to stay. Our last trip 7 years ago we stayed at the Sheraton Teveria for 3K points a night but unfortunately that party is over.  I am open to all ideas such hotels, vacation rentals, Tzimmers, kibbutz  ect....  It would be nice to have a place with kosher meals or at least breakfast but not mandatory.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: BrooklynCPA on June 25, 2013, 03:09:29 PM
Bump :(
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on June 25, 2013, 04:44:43 PM
Bump :(
Amirim is centrally located in the north, but you need a car.
Search the forums for some of my posts about them.

http://amirim.com/home/en

(PM me if you decide to use them)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: BrooklynCPA on June 26, 2013, 10:13:48 AM
Amirim is centrally located in the north, but you need a car.
Search the forums for some of my posts about them.

http://amirim.com/home/en

(PM me if you decide to use them)

Thank you very much! This definitely looks like a good option and the price is right. It looks like its located on the way from Teveria to Tzfas.  I like the Horesh cabin with 3 levels http://amirim.com/khoresh/en .

My only concern is the 30 minute from Teveria where the restaurants are and would rather be closer.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on June 26, 2013, 10:17:03 AM
Thank you very much! This definitely looks like a good option and the price is right. It looks like its located on the way from Teveria to Tzfas.  I like the Horesh cabin with 3 levels http://amirim.com/khoresh/en .

My only concern is the 30 minute from Teveria where the restaurants are and would rather be closer.
There is a rabbanut mehadrin melchig restaurant around a 2 minute walk away, run by a canadian chabad couple.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: BrooklynCPA on June 26, 2013, 11:22:09 AM
There is a rabbanut mehadrin melchig restaurant around a 2 minute walk away, run by a canadian chabad couple.

Looks like the restaurant might have closed down. Their website is not active and it was reported closed on this website  http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=5792
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on July 03, 2013, 10:16:25 AM
Another rave review on the Sheraton in TLV.
http://boardingarea.com/pointmetotheplane/2013/07/02/trip-report-sheraton-towers-tel-aviv-renovations-new-rooms-executive-lounge/
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: 18seagate on July 10, 2013, 01:41:50 PM
Does anybody know of any zimmers up north looking for in July for a good price?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on July 10, 2013, 02:22:25 PM
Does anybody know of any zimmers up north looking for in July for a good price?
I don't want to post for the 17th time about Amirim, but they'd be my recommendation.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: anitabatt on July 14, 2013, 10:08:10 AM
Does anyone know the hashgacha for Le Meridien Dead Sea?  Rabbanut? or Badatz?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moko on July 14, 2013, 10:13:48 AM
I don't want to post for the 17th time about Amirim, but they'd be my recommendation.
Maybe it's time for a wiki?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hocker on July 14, 2013, 10:23:15 AM
Does anyone know the hashgacha for Le Meridien Dead Sea?  Rabbanut? or Badatz?
Rabbanut, with some Badatz products.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on July 14, 2013, 11:08:16 AM
Does anyone know the hashgacha for Le Meridien Dead Sea?  Rabbanut? or Badatz?
all this information is in the wiki of this thread:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11744.0
Title: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: Club2000 on July 18, 2013, 09:22:37 PM
hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem

what hotels are out there this days with points or miles
thanks
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: meshugener on July 18, 2013, 10:00:57 PM
There's is a Israel hotels master thread, search for it.
Hilton has a beautiful property it Tel Aviv.
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: Club2000 on July 18, 2013, 10:22:16 PM
way to much info out ther
I am looking for a basic list of hotel brand or miles brand that are offered in tlv or jerusalem

thanks
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: Nitantnel on July 18, 2013, 10:36:58 PM
There really are not that many hotels that accept points in the holy land. Definitely under 10...
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 18, 2013, 10:42:45 PM
Tel Aviv-
Hilton
Sheraton
Crowne Plaza
Renaissance
Park Plaza Orchid
Best Western
David Intercontinental

Jerusalem-
Crowne Plaza (not great location)
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: dovy2 on July 18, 2013, 11:48:41 PM
BTW, I once booked Lev Yerusholayim for a great rate using Avios... You can book hundreds of hotels using AA, United and Avios but make sure you calculate the miles into cash first to see if it's worth it...
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: moko on July 18, 2013, 11:56:59 PM
Tel Aviv-
Hilton
Sheraton
Crowne Plaza
Renaissance
Park Plaza Orchid
Best Western
David Intercontinental

Jerusalem-
Crowne Plaza (not great location)
and soon to be Ritz Herzilya
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 19, 2013, 10:03:31 AM
BTW, I once booked Lev Yerusholayim for a great rate using Avios... You can book hundreds of hotels using AA, United and Avios but make sure you calculate the miles into cash first to see if it's worth it...

Most of the time you get bad rates booking hotels through airline miles. I was just listing the ones with direct hotel programs.
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: Drago on July 20, 2013, 05:59:58 PM
Sheraton has very good reviews.
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 20, 2013, 10:20:49 PM
Sheraton has very good reviews.

I stayed there and really liked it.
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: Homeandl on July 21, 2013, 02:27:47 AM
and soon to be Ritz Herzilya

Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: chff on July 21, 2013, 02:54:19 AM
Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?

 
and soon to be Ritz "Herzilya"
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: Homeandl on July 21, 2013, 03:18:58 AM
Oh, right.
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: SrulyP on July 22, 2013, 09:35:00 AM
Tel Aviv-
Hilton
Sheraton
Crowne Plaza
Renaissance
Park Plaza Orchid
Best Western
David Intercontinental

Jerusalem-
Crowne Plaza (not great location)

In Jerusalem, I know that my mother transfers avios points over to stay in the Grand Court Hotel.
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: Drago on July 22, 2013, 10:34:48 AM
In Jerusalem, I know that my mother transfers avios points over to stay in the Grand Court Hotel.
Lots of airline programs have that kind of program, but the rate is typically poor.
Although, AA Plat (or whatever their top status is called) members supposedly get much better rates.
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: Homeandl on July 22, 2013, 12:24:25 PM
In Jerusalem, I know that my mother transfers avios points over to stay in the Grand Court Hotel.
I think its almost next to impossible to find availability on BA for Jerusalem hotels on weekends
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: mickeyg on July 22, 2013, 01:39:37 PM
Tel Aviv-
Hilton
Sheraton
Crowne Plaza
Renaissance
Park Plaza Orchid
Best Western
David Intercontinental

Jerusalem-
Crowne Plaza (not great location)

What about the Ramadas? Don't they accept Wyndham Rewards?
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 22, 2013, 01:41:04 PM
What about the Ramadas? Don't they accept Wyndham Rewards?

Wasnt a full list- was just off the top of my head. Ramada in Jerusalem is far away from everything (as a sidenote).
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: Drago on July 22, 2013, 01:42:54 PM
What about the Ramadas? Don't they accept Wyndham Rewards?
Good point. I often forget about that.
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: SrulyP on July 22, 2013, 06:51:04 PM
I think its almost next to impossible to find availability on BA for Jerusalem hotels on weekends

+1
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dudeguy on July 29, 2013, 04:04:34 PM
anyone know of a good place to get good rates at the leonardo plaza jerusalem?

I'm looking to stay august 5-13th. Anyone?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on August 15, 2013, 02:57:40 AM
New Club Med to open, somewhere btw Rosh Hanikra and Rafah.

http://www.janglo.net/component/option,com_adsmanager/page,display/tid,278478/catid,99/Itemid,361
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ashers on August 15, 2013, 06:48:22 AM
New Club Med to open, somewhere btw Rosh Hanikra and Rafah.

http://www.janglo.net/component/option,com_adsmanager/page,display/tid,278478/catid,99/Itemid,361
Gtta get working on some good cheap way to get there.... ;)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on August 21, 2013, 10:16:20 AM
Anybody stay by the Kinar recently? I want to know if they have boating nearby (being that Teveria is on the other side of the Kinneret)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on August 21, 2013, 10:21:07 AM
Anybody stay by the Kinar recently? I want to know if they have boating nearby (being that Teveria is on the other side of the Kinneret)
You can probably find s/t in Ein Gev. But ask the hotel for advice.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on August 22, 2013, 04:52:06 AM
You can probably find s/t in Ein Gev. But ask the hotel for advice.

Tried the hotel they were no help
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PraiseCanada on August 23, 2013, 03:05:54 AM
Where is a good place to stay on points in Haifa?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: andrew on August 23, 2013, 07:13:16 AM
Where is a good place to stay on points in Haifa?
crown plaza
Title: Re: hotel with point/miles in tel aviv or jerusalem
Post by: DoGo on October 13, 2013, 10:54:07 PM
In Jerusalem, I know that my mother transfers avios points over to stay in the Grand Court Hotel.
any info how many points (ratio)? Any related links
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on October 15, 2013, 08:44:17 AM
Leornado plaza
Check in DEC 19 check out Dec 26
One room
Price with breakfast and without
For 2 people
and price for shabbat meals
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on October 15, 2013, 08:54:18 AM
Leornado plaza
Check in DEC 19 check out Dec 26
One room
Price with breakfast and without
For 2 people
and price for shabbat meals

Are you requesting a price quote?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on October 15, 2013, 09:01:06 AM
Are you requesting a price quote?
yes
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Armadillo on October 21, 2013, 01:45:02 PM
Which hotels in Tel Aviv are mehadrin (if any)?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: MrsZev on November 01, 2013, 09:45:36 AM
I came to the thread hoping for a wiki about good reward hotels in Israel... am I in the wrong place?

Right now, I'm looking for a 1-night stay at a nice hotel in Jerusalem for a Nov stay; I'll soon be looking for hotels for Feb (doesn't have to be upscale on that trip) - all assistance welcome! TIA :)

ETA: found this thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=30851.15), but question still stands... is this the extent of the offerings? What's the good word on Waldorf Astoria in Jerusalem? ETA: (Yes, I had coffee & I'm moving too fast). http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14752.msg582127#msg582127
Title: Re: Israel hotels
Post by: YMW on November 07, 2013, 01:14:35 AM
citadel for $260/night. interested?

moish,
You still have connections to DC? I'm looking for a nice hotel 3 nights over shabas, how far is this from Geula? Are there food for shabas? Mehadrin?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on November 07, 2013, 07:23:34 AM
i dont
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: halev on November 10, 2013, 09:56:17 AM
I am going to Israel this week for 7 days, im looking for a Nice 5 star hotel, money is not a issue, any recommendations?
 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on November 10, 2013, 10:26:00 AM
I am going to Israel this week for 7 days, im looking for a Nice 5 star hotel, money is not a issue, any recommendations?
Glatt kosher food? Location? How many people?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: halev on November 10, 2013, 10:55:48 AM
Glatt kosher food? Location? How many people?

i would love glatt kosher but it does not look like any of the top hotels have glatt, am i wrong?
Jerusalem, 2 adults and a baby,
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 10, 2013, 10:57:08 AM
I am going to Israel this week for 7 days, im looking for a Nice 5 star hotel, money is not a issue, any recommendations?
 
You could stay at my place close to Jerusalem for less than the cost of the King David  :)

FYI, the King David is supposed to be the nicest hotel in Jerusalem, and it's in a very good location.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hertzinstl on November 10, 2013, 10:58:57 AM
You could stay at my place close to Jerusalem for less than the cost of the King David  :)
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, money is not a issue, any recommendations?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 10, 2013, 11:02:32 AM

I never said it would be cheap by me. But I'll charge a few $$ less.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hertzinstl on November 10, 2013, 11:03:41 AM
I never said it would be cheap by me. But I'll charge a few $$ less.
It's a 5 star?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: halev on November 10, 2013, 11:05:38 AM
You could stay at my place close to Jerusalem for less than the cost of the King David  :)

FYI, the King David is supposed to be the nicest hotel in Jerusalem, and it's in a very good location.

Thanks but the king David is fully booked. I emailed them but i did not get a response.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hertzinstl on November 10, 2013, 11:12:33 AM
Thanks but the king David is fully booked. I emailed them but i did not get a response.
David Citadel
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: YMW on November 10, 2013, 01:37:45 PM
Did you see they add on an extra cleaning fee? Also 10 minimum

There's no 10 minimum! They just give you a 10% discount for 10 day stay.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on December 18, 2013, 03:00:35 PM
Does anyone have experience with these Atlas hotels in Jerusalem? They're very highly rated on TripAdvisor.


Harmony hotel (http://"http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293983-d1062737-Reviews-Harmony_Hotel_Jerusalem_an_Atlas_Boutique_Hotel-Jerusalem_Jerusalem_District.html")

Arthur Hotel (http://"http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293983-d3831402-Reviews-Arthur_Hotel_Jerusalem_an_Atlas_Boutique_Hotel-Jerusalem_Jerusalem_District.html")


Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Toasted on December 18, 2013, 03:19:31 PM
Does anyone have experience with these Atlas hotels in Jerusalem? They're very highly rated on TripAdvisor.


Harmony hotel (http://"http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293983-d1062737-Reviews-Harmony_Hotel_Jerusalem_an_Atlas_Boutique_Hotel-Jerusalem_Jerusalem_District.html")

Arthur Hotel (http://"http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293983-d3831402-Reviews-Arthur_Hotel_Jerusalem_an_Atlas_Boutique_Hotel-Jerusalem_Jerusalem_District.html")

Your links are broken.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on December 19, 2013, 01:25:22 PM
Fixed the links
Does anyone have experience with these Atlas hotels in Jerusalem? They're very highly rated on TripAdvisor.


Harmony hotel (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293983-d1062737-Reviews-Harmony_Hotel_Jerusalem_an_Atlas_Boutique_Hotel-Jerusalem_Jerusalem_District.html)

Arthur Hotel (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293983-d3831402-Reviews-Arthur_Hotel_Jerusalem_an_Atlas_Boutique_Hotel-Jerusalem_Jerusalem_District.html)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on December 19, 2013, 01:41:38 PM
Fixed the links
I actually passed by the Arthur Hotel last time I was in Israel. It looks like a tiny hole in the wall place on Ben Yehuda, but didn't go inside.
I believe the Harmony hotel is more of a boutique hotel between rechov hillel and yaffo.
If you had to choose between the two I would probably go with Harmony, but can't recommend either.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on December 19, 2013, 02:23:19 PM
I actually passed by the Arthur Hotel last time I was in Israel. It looks like a tiny hole in the wall place on Ben Yehuda, but didn't go inside.
I believe the Harmony hotel is more of a boutique hotel between rechov hillel and yaffo.
If you had to choose between the two I would probably go with Harmony, but can't recommend either.

Thanks. I'm trying to find something south of $200 a night that is actually clean. Last time I was in Israel I found that the hotel cleaning staff in several hotels left much to be desired.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shnoz on December 19, 2013, 02:55:27 PM
Thanks. I'm trying to find something south of $200 a night that is actually clean. Last time I was in Israel I found that the hotel cleaning staff in several hotels left much to be desired.
You could always get an apt, I've seen some really nice ones 4 less than $200
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on December 19, 2013, 02:56:44 PM
You could always get an apt, I've seen some really nice ones 4 less than $200

How do I know it's gonna look like the pictures? I've heard some horror stories.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shnoz on December 19, 2013, 03:00:46 PM
How do I know it's gonna look like the pictures? I've heard some horror stories.
I've used jtownrentals & was very happy with them
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on December 19, 2013, 03:07:04 PM
I've used jtownrentals & was very happy with them

Do I have any recourse if am not happy with them?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shnoz on December 19, 2013, 07:56:59 PM
Do I have any recourse if am not happy with them?
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I guess not unless u pay with Amex  :)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on December 22, 2013, 06:26:33 AM
A few interesting articles.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/check-in-on-king-david-street/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/a-jerusalem-landmark-renovates-for-a-new-era/
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on December 30, 2013, 11:25:32 AM
Anybody stayed at the Grand Court in Jerusalem? how did you like it?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on December 31, 2013, 01:57:42 PM
Anybody stayed at the Grand Court in Jerusalem? how did you like it?

It's right near the line between East Jerusalem. We walked to the Kotel on Friday night via Damascus Gate in 25 minutes. They have a mehadrin large breakfast spread that is decent.

However, their cleaning of the rooms leaves much to be desired. The beds are (like many in Jerusalem) two twins, and not very comfortable. The shower has this weird half door which inevitably results in the whole bathroom getting wet every time you shower. Nobody in our large party figured out a way to stop it.  There is a pool which gets some nice sun.

When we were there they had a bouncy castle set up in the morning by breakfast for the kids.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PraiseCanada on January 01, 2014, 07:01:58 PM
Just stayed at the Isrotel Princess Eilat for three nights, and had a fantastic experience. The staff were extremely pleasant, generous and helpful. They paid for a taxi from the airport since we missed the last bus, sent items up to our room whenever we requested, the view is the best in Eilat (and right near scuba diving) and the breakfast was awesome.

If you're going to Eilat, I would recommend this hotel.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on January 01, 2014, 07:10:58 PM
Nice! Any pics to share ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on January 01, 2014, 08:39:14 PM
which is nicer hotel Jerusalem Gold or Jerusalem gate?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on January 08, 2014, 11:59:16 AM
is the Leonardo Plaza Jerusalem on king George St a good location for a night in the middle of the week? is it a good neighborhood? or too far from heimishe area?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Armadillo on January 08, 2014, 12:51:22 PM
is the Leonardo Plaza Jerusalem on king George St a good location for a night in the middle of the week? is it a good neighborhood? or too far from heimishe area?
It's not really in a neighborhood. It's just over from Shaarei Chesed/Rechavya. It's about 20 minutes walking from Geula/Meah Shearim. There are buses running right in front to most areas. 20/25 minutes walking to Kosel. It really depends what you want to be close to and what your alternatives are
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on January 08, 2014, 01:07:39 PM
It's not really in a neighborhood. It's just over from Shaarei Chesed/Rechavya. It's about 20 minutes walking from Geula/Meah Shearim. There are buses running right in front to most areas. 20/25 minutes walking to Kosel. It really depends what you want to be close to and what your alternatives are
so is the grand court much a better location? if u wanna be walking distance Geula/Meah Shearim or even kosel? Thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 08, 2014, 01:13:55 PM
so is the grand court much a better location? if u wanna be walking distance Geula/Meah Shearim or even kosel? Thanks
Yes, Grand Court is somewhat close to the kotel, although that's assuming you walk through sha'ar shchem.
And it's just across the street to the entrance to the Meah Shearim area.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on January 08, 2014, 03:37:45 PM
Yes, Grand Court is somewhat close to the kotel, although that's assuming you walk through sha'ar shchem.
And it's just across the street to the entrance to the Meah Shearim area.

Might be worth noting that some people arent comfortable walking through sha'ar shechem.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on January 08, 2014, 04:02:50 PM
Might be worth noting that some people arent comfortable walking through sha'ar shechem.
right only Friday night, anybody has experience with the Leonardo on 9 St Georges Street ? is that place good? how is the area?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Mouse on January 09, 2014, 09:53:36 AM
Does anyone know of any nice clean zimmers in tzfas with jacuzzis? I know all the websites with the listings but I want to hear from someone that was there? TIA
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: how on January 09, 2014, 03:34:22 PM
Does anyone know of any nice clean zimmers in tzfas with jacuzzis? I know all the websites with the listings but I want to hear from someone that was there? TIA
I know of a good place but no Jacuzzi http://www.nofeshbaatika.com/ (http://www.nofeshbaatika.com/)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hocker on January 09, 2014, 07:44:08 PM
is the Leonardo Plaza Jerusalem on king George St a good location for a night in the middle of the week? is it a good neighborhood? or too far from heimishe area?
People are very happy with the Leonardo Plaza and it's a very popular choice for the Frum clientele. As far as being close, it's not close but it's close enough, especially for mid-week.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: tageed-lee on January 11, 2014, 09:36:24 PM
Whats the difference between the Leonardo Plaza Jerusalem and the Leonardo Hotel Jerusalem? Big price difference... they look really close to each other... am i missing something? TIA
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: raphy781 on January 11, 2014, 09:41:08 PM
Whats the difference between the Leonardo Plaza Jerusalem and the Leonardo Hotel Jerusalem? Big price difference... they look really close to each other... am i missing something? TIA
One's accross the green-line.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: night-owl on January 20, 2014, 02:58:49 AM
any recommendations for hotel sunday night in Tveriya for 4 pple?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Askan on January 20, 2014, 03:51:41 AM
any recommendations for hotel sunday night in Tveriya for 4 pple?

Rimonim Mineral Tiberias is nice, under 100usd a night and it comes with full access to Tiberias Hot Springs Spa across the street, which has a heated outdoor pool open all year. The hotel is a 5 min drive from the boardwalk.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jack on January 20, 2014, 01:23:26 PM
Anyone know where I can find a good deal on the plaza or citadel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on January 20, 2014, 01:50:28 PM
Call israeli travel agent
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jack on January 20, 2014, 04:46:35 PM
Call israeli travel agent
Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Racer7400 on January 20, 2014, 09:24:48 PM
I'm sure this has been mentioned before but any hotels that I can use chase points for in the up north area of Israel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 21, 2014, 06:51:03 AM
I'm sure this has been mentioned before but any hotels that I can use chase points for in the up north area of Israel?
Crowne Plaza in Haifa, but it's a terrible value w/ points (30k) compared to paid rates.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 21, 2014, 06:52:33 AM
Anyone hear of this property?
http://www.afi-hotels.com/Crowne_Plaza_Ashdod
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on January 21, 2014, 08:25:47 AM
Anyone hear of this property?
http://www.afi-hotels.com/Crowne_Plaza_Ashdod

I don't believe it ever opened though I am not 100% sure.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 24, 2014, 02:40:50 PM
Hilton Tel Aviv vs. Sheraton Tel Aviv?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 25, 2014, 01:34:42 PM
Hilton Tel Aviv vs. Sheraton Tel Aviv?
Sheraton gets great reviews, especially if you're Plat.
I've linked to a few of them in this thread.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 25, 2014, 01:38:17 PM
Hilton Tel Aviv vs. Sheraton Tel Aviv?
i think hilton is more upscale but sheraton is still good
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 25, 2014, 06:02:54 PM
Sheraton gets great reviews, especially if you're Plat.
I've linked to a few of them in this thread.

+1

I can book you through my Plat account if you want, meshuggy. ;)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 25, 2014, 10:42:20 PM
+1

I can book you through my Plat account if you want, meshuggy. ;)
As could I, and my Plat account is shinier than your Plat account. So take that.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 26, 2014, 12:15:25 AM
Thanks all for the answers and offers.
I have my own SPG, it Gold though.

I decided to go with the Sheraton, since I already stayed at the Hilton last time I was there. Time to try something else.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 26, 2014, 02:37:51 AM
Thanks all for the answers and offers.
I have my own SPG, it Gold though.

I decided to go with the Sheraton, since I already stayed at the Hilton last time I was there. Time to try something else.
Try to BRG it. Let us know if you're successful.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 26, 2014, 09:20:59 AM
I use points.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 26, 2014, 10:33:20 AM
I use points.
Ok.
Although if you had the cash, and had other needs for the SPG points, the rates I recall seeing were decent compared to point redemptions. Although 5 nights might be a sweet spot if you were staying that long.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 26, 2014, 12:52:08 PM
Ok.
Although if you had the cash, and had other needs for the SPG points, the rates I recall seeing were decent compared to point redemptions. Although 5 nights might be a sweet spot if you were staying that long.
Its one night.
Getting a $320 room for 12k points is quite a decent redemption in my books.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 26, 2014, 01:11:35 PM
Its one night.
Getting a $320 room for 12k points is quite a decent redemption in my books.
In that case, you are correct.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sruly on January 27, 2014, 10:54:09 AM
Looking for a apartment in jerusalem for 5 nights
Jan 30 - Feb 4
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 27, 2014, 07:54:55 PM
Its one night.
Getting a $320 room for 12k points is quite a decent redemption in my books.

-1

Sheraton TLV is generally around $250.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: joeberg on January 27, 2014, 09:46:16 PM
Is there any hotels to stay for a shabbos in Chevron?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 27, 2014, 10:35:03 PM
-1

Sheraton TLV is generally around $250.
Sir, what exactly are you -1ing?

That the rates on my date are not $320?

You must have very very dirty glasses.
Wipe your glasses, take a cold shower, get some p*****z candies, and look again on SPG.com
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 28, 2014, 07:27:31 PM
Sir, what exactly are you -1ing?

That the rates on my date are not $320?

You must have very very dirty glasses.
Wipe your glasses, take a cold shower, get some p*****z candies, and look again on SPG.com

No, I am -1ing that it is not "a $320 room". It is "a $250 room, that you're being ripped off for on that particular date".
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jack on January 28, 2014, 08:13:35 PM
Does anyone know what floor the apartments in the Leonardo plaza are on?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: DBK on January 28, 2014, 08:51:50 PM
Try to BRG it. Let us know if you're successful.
What does BRG mean? Sorry I'm a noob
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on January 28, 2014, 09:10:25 PM
What does BRG mean? Sorry I'm a noob
best rate guarantee
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 29, 2014, 09:38:57 AM
No, I am -1ing that it is not "a $320 room". It is "a $250 room, that you're being ripped off for on that particular date".
You know what, tell me how I can get it for cheaper.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 29, 2014, 09:52:44 AM
You know what, tell me how I can get it for cheaper.
Did you try BRGing it?
Maybe special corporate codes?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 29, 2014, 10:45:52 AM
Did you try BRGing it?
Maybe special corporate codes?
If it involves any of the above I'd rather just make life easy and book with points.

What I'm really looking for is discount at a Yerushalaim hotel. Any ideas Draggy?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jack on January 29, 2014, 11:44:37 AM

What I'm really looking for is discount at a Yerushalaim hotel. Any ideas Draggy?
Me too unbelievable the prices
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: how on January 29, 2014, 03:00:41 PM
Does anyone know what floor the apartments in the Leonardo plaza are on?
YMMV
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 29, 2014, 04:01:33 PM
If it involves any of the above I'd rather just make life easy and book with points.

What I'm really looking for is discount at a Yerushalaim hotel. Any ideas Draggy?
Some TA's here may be able to help you.
Otherwise, here's a list of current codes you can use for bookings through various OTA's.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hotel-deals/934858-general-list-codes-promos-orbitz-hotels-com-expedia-travelzoo-etc-209.html
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 29, 2014, 05:37:07 PM
Some TA's here may be able to help you.
Otherwise, here's a list of current codes you can use for bookings through various OTA's.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hotel-deals/934858-general-list-codes-promos-orbitz-hotels-com-expedia-travelzoo-etc-209.html
Thank you! You're always a help.
Will try to play around with the codes.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 30, 2014, 01:45:03 AM
Thank you! You're always a help.

NP. A beer speak louder than a post though.
:)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 30, 2014, 09:08:23 AM
NP. A beer speak louder than a post though.
:)
just wait...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: FlightGuy on February 04, 2014, 04:26:50 PM
Anyone know the best route to get to the Kosel from the Jaffa Gate? Is it safe to walk? is there a quick bus to take or is walking better? Thanks!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on February 04, 2014, 04:30:28 PM
Anyone know the best route to get to the Kosel from the Jaffa Gate? Is it safe to walk? is there a quick bus to take or is walking better? Thanks!
walk through the old city
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on February 04, 2014, 04:37:12 PM
Anyone know the best route to get to the Kosel from the Jaffa Gate? Is it safe to walk? is there a quick bus to take or is walking better? Thanks!
There are 2 ways to walk, some people prefer walking through the Armenian quarter.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 04, 2014, 04:40:30 PM
Anyone know the best route to get to the Kosel from the Jaffa Gate? Is it safe to walk? is there a quick bus to take or is walking better? Thanks!
You can get to the kotel just fine, either by walking through the Jewish quarter, or by walking through the arab shuk and following all the zhids walking to the kotel as well.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: FlightGuy on February 04, 2014, 04:41:04 PM
There are 2 ways to walk, some people prefer walking through the Armenian quarter.

Yes I think that Armenian Quarter way is prob better. Do you know the route? Or are there signs? ty
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: FlightGuy on February 04, 2014, 04:43:00 PM
You can get to the kotel just fine, either by walking through the Jewish quarter, or by walking through the arab shuk and following all the zhids walking to the kotel as well.

ok, ty. How long of a walk is it?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on February 04, 2014, 04:44:20 PM
ok, ty. How long of a walk is it?
10-15 minutes
i wouldn't recommend the Arab shuk, go through the Armenian shuk
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: FlightGuy on February 04, 2014, 04:46:31 PM
10-15 minutes
i wouldn't recommend the Arab shuk, go through the Armenian shuk

Ok, ty! sounds like more of the scenic route than just taking a bus to Shaar Ashpa
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Askan on February 04, 2014, 05:01:06 PM
Anyone know the best route to get to the Kosel from the Jaffa Gate? Is it safe to walk? is there a quick bus to take or is walking better? Thanks!

For the most scenic route, keep to the right and follow the road until you see an archway that says "St. James Way" make a left and follow that down until the "Rova" jewish quarter and take the steps down by the stores.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: FlightGuy on February 04, 2014, 05:03:20 PM
For the most scenic route, keep to the right and follow the road until you see an archway that says "St. James Way" make a left and follow that down until the "Rova" jewish quarter and take the steps down by the stores.


Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on February 04, 2014, 06:21:34 PM
Anyone know the best route to get to the Kosel from the Jaffa Gate? Is it safe to walk? is there a quick bus to take or is walking better? Thanks!
I used Google maps walking directions in the old city and it was pretty accurate.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jr611 on February 13, 2014, 09:47:20 AM
Anyone have any suggestions on a good, reasonably priced hotel in Jerusalem for a weekend? Looking for something in a good area but not so expensive and with Friday night dinner. Could be a small no-name hotel, doesn't matter.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on February 13, 2014, 11:53:18 AM
Anyone have any suggestions on a good, reasonably priced hotel in Jerusalem for a weekend? Looking for something in a good area but not so expensive and with Friday night dinner. Could be a small no-name hotel, doesn't matter.

Leonardo Plaza.

For cheaper, worse, dirtier, and worse location you can do Grand Court. They have mehadrin food as well.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Cw3323 on February 13, 2014, 12:36:48 PM
For the best location (frum area) and mehadrin food is the prima palace
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Askan on February 13, 2014, 01:43:45 PM
Anyone have any suggestions on a good, reasonably priced hotel in Jerusalem for a weekend? Looking for something in a good area but not so expensive and with Friday night dinner. Could be a small no-name hotel, doesn't matter.

Prima Palace, Davidka.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: FlightGuy on February 13, 2014, 02:30:34 PM
While we are on the subject, is the Prima Park Hotel nice? and in a good location?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 13, 2014, 11:56:43 PM
Leonardo Plaza.

For cheaper, worse, dirtier, and worse location you can do Grand Court. They have mehadrin food as well.
Is Grand Court so bad as you make it?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Cw3323 on February 14, 2014, 12:33:25 AM

Is Grand Court so bad as you make it?
negative
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on February 14, 2014, 01:56:56 AM
No
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 14, 2014, 09:18:39 AM
Anybody had good experience in Grand Court? thinking of staying there
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on February 14, 2014, 11:37:51 AM
Anybody had good experience in Grand Court? thinking of staying there
yes stayed there a couple of time very nice and clean and good breakfast .
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 14, 2014, 11:55:10 AM
yes stayed there a couple of time very nice and clean and good breakfast .
thanks guess will try it out iyh
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Cw3323 on February 14, 2014, 12:47:51 PM
Yes it was great And great price. If you need help with booking any hotel in Israel pm me and will help you
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on February 14, 2014, 02:17:45 PM
Is Grand Court so bad as you make it?

It was a relative statement to the Plaza. And in comparison to the plaza it is all of those things. I would be OK with the hotel if they actually cleaned the rooms.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on February 16, 2014, 02:30:06 AM
thanks guess will try it out iyh

Trying to get a room for my grandparents this coming weekend in grand court- however they claim they are fully booked??
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yare on February 16, 2014, 03:01:05 AM
Jerusalem garden i think has ou hechsher now, right next door to the ramada renaissance. Not sure what prices are like
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zw on February 20, 2014, 08:35:22 AM
Did anyone use hilton weekend certificates to book the warldof yet??
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: TzippyW on February 24, 2014, 09:23:13 PM
What hotel in Jerusalem is the best to stay in with 2 toddlers? Any with a separate room for the kids?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on February 25, 2014, 02:37:39 AM
What hotel in Jerusalem is the best to stay in with 2 toddlers? Any with a separate room for the kids?

You need to give us more information, so we can be helpful. For instance, is there anything you want to be near? What is your budget? Is mehadrin food at the hotel important to you?

Best means different things to different people.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Entrepreneur on February 26, 2014, 10:35:13 AM
Looking for hotel to stay in Jerusalem:
April 7th/8th - April 12th/13th

Mehadrin Hechsher. Would like to be walking distance from Kotel if possible(15 minutes walk), but not required.

What hotels should I consider?
Is there someone you know who owns and is looking to rent?

Thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zw on February 26, 2014, 02:03:19 PM
Leonardo would be an option
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jack on February 26, 2014, 04:54:58 PM
Leonardo would be an option
Leonardo plaza once booked leonardo accidentally instead
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on February 26, 2014, 08:15:04 PM
The Leonardo is next door to the grand court, which has a hechsher. It is about a 25 minute walk to the Kotel through shaar shchem, 40 or so via Jaffa Gate.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on February 26, 2014, 10:34:10 PM
The Leonardo is next door to the grand court, which has a hechsher. It is about a 25 minute walk to the Kotel through shaar shchem, 40 or so via Jaffa Gate.
in your opinion which is better Leonardo or grand court?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hocker on March 03, 2014, 06:03:56 AM
Was at the Kinar in Tiberias last week, I was very very impressed. Rooms were nice and neat, and the food was the best you can expect from a Frum hotel.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on March 03, 2014, 11:53:56 AM
Was at the Kinar in Tiberias last week, I was very very impressed. Rooms were nice and neat, and the food was the best you can expect from a Frum hotel.
yes its not bad place just bit hard to find and not in the city area
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on March 03, 2014, 05:02:56 PM
Was at the Kinar in Tiberias last week, I was very very impressed. Rooms were nice and neat, and the food was the best you can expect from a Frum hotel.
i was underwhelmed by the food there
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on March 03, 2014, 06:55:18 PM
in your opinion which is better Leonardo or grand court?

I would probably choose the Grand Court over the Leonardo because of food. But I would choose the Leonardo Plaza over both of them.

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 03, 2014, 07:36:01 PM
Was at the Kinar in Tiberias last week

-1

The Kinar is not in Tiberias, it's actually on the opposite side of the Kinneret from Tiberias. :o
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 03, 2014, 07:36:45 PM
Looking for hotel to stay in Jerusalem:
April 7th/8th - April 12th/13th

Mehadrin Hechsher. Would like to be walking distance from Kotel if possible(15 minutes walk), but not required.

What hotels should I consider?
Is there someone you know who owns and is looking to rent?

Thanks

Prima Palace.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 03, 2014, 07:37:12 PM
i was underwhelmed by the food there

True... Kibbutz Lavi it sure ain't. :P
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on March 03, 2014, 09:32:00 PM
True... Kibbutz Lavi it sure ain't. :P
so is Kibbutz Lavi not that good?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on March 04, 2014, 03:12:18 AM
so is Kibbutz Lavi not that good?

No, it is... Kinar is not as good as good as Lavi.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on March 04, 2014, 09:57:50 AM
No, it is... Kinar is not as good as good as Lavi.
thinking of staying at a place in tiberias or maybe Lavi should I rather go for Lavi? my only concern is if I will get a decent nice room when booked online through a travel site (they have new section and old one).
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on March 04, 2014, 10:57:43 AM
does anyone have recent kashrus info on lavi? i recall there being a problem a year ago
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on March 04, 2014, 12:18:45 PM
does anyone have recent kashrus info on lavi? i recall there being a problem a year ago
Hotel Mashgiach, Yakov Chayun, tel. 050-3231174 if you call please report back.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on March 04, 2014, 08:15:39 PM
Hotel Mashgiach, Yakov Chayun, tel. 050-3231174 if you call please report back.
no plans to call
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on March 04, 2014, 09:50:04 PM
Who gives the hechsher in Prima Palace? Is it Eida Chareidis?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Cw3323 on March 04, 2014, 10:44:31 PM

Who gives the hechsher in Prima Palace? Is it Eida Chareidis?
no, but they use Eida items mainly
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hocker on March 05, 2014, 01:31:53 AM
Who gives the hechsher in Prima Palace? Is it Eida Chareidis?
Agudat Yisrael (not affiliated with the Israeli Agudah for (better and for worse).
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on March 05, 2014, 02:22:01 AM
Agudat Yisrael (not affiliated with the Israeli Agudah for (better and for worse).
i heard they're trying to get rubin, is it happening?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Armadillo on March 09, 2014, 04:14:02 PM
What PriorityClub hotel in Israel would I want to use to redeem a free night award, for an anniversary?
(not Eilat)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zw on March 09, 2014, 06:42:25 PM
Tel Aviv has 4 ihg hotels checkout the Intercontinental...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on March 09, 2014, 08:41:46 PM
+1 The David IC Tel Aviv is really nice.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: al613 on March 10, 2014, 01:15:50 AM
Any good ideas for a hotel for Shabbat anywhere in Israel in a chabad or just frum environment. jerusalem seems very, very expensive for that week and hotels in our price range are really not good.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Cw3323 on March 10, 2014, 08:06:49 AM

Any good ideas for a hotel for Shabbat anywhere in Israel in a chabad or just frum environment. jerusalem seems very, very expensive for that week and hotels in our price range are really not good.
how about tzafes ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: al613 on March 10, 2014, 10:28:44 AM
how about tzafes ?
Do you know any good hotels there close to the frum community?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on March 10, 2014, 01:17:20 PM
Do you know any good hotels there close to the frum community?
Rimonim
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: al613 on March 10, 2014, 01:29:13 PM
Rimonim
Thanks. Sold out for my dates. More ideas?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on March 19, 2014, 11:17:23 AM
Anybody can recommend a nice hotel in Tel Aviv preferably beach area (excluding Sheraton or Hilton too expensive), thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 19, 2014, 11:28:29 AM
Anybody can recommend a nice hotel in Tel Aviv preferably beach area (excluding Sheraton or Hilton too expensive), thanks
Park Plaza is a good deal if you have the Carlson credit card. 2nd night free, 44k points total.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on March 19, 2014, 11:33:13 AM
Park Plaza is a good deal if you have the Carlson credit card. 2nd night free, 44k points total.
I don't have that credit card
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on March 19, 2014, 11:40:42 AM
I don't have that credit card
how can I get in on such a deal?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 19, 2014, 11:52:48 AM
how can I get in on such a deal?
http://www.clubcarlsonvisa.com/credit/welcome.do?redirect=directTraffic&lang=en
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: lifetimedeals on March 19, 2014, 11:55:11 AM
Anybody else can recommend a nice hotel which they stayed in Tel Aviv preferably beach area (excluding Sheraton or Hilton too expensive), thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on March 19, 2014, 12:31:48 PM
Anybody else can recommend a nice hotel which they stayed in Tel Aviv preferably beach area (excluding Sheraton or Hilton too expensive), thanks
David Intercontinental. Across the street from the beach.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on March 19, 2014, 03:40:47 PM
David Intercontinental. Across the street from the beach.

IC is in the same price range as the Hilton and Sheraton. The Crowne Plazas are also nice and in a cheaper price range.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 19, 2014, 04:18:27 PM
IC is in the same price range as the Hilton and Sheraton. The Crowne Plazas are also nice and in a cheaper price range.
Can get a free night cert from the CC.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on March 19, 2014, 04:23:54 PM
Can get a free night cert from the CC.

True, but seemed like the OP was pricing out from the post.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 20, 2014, 02:57:43 PM
True, but seemed like the OP was pricing out from the post.
?
You can buy these certs if you find a seller for under $200 I believe.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jr611 on March 21, 2014, 06:21:25 PM
Any good ideas for a hotel for Shabbat anywhere in Israel in a chabad or just frum environment. jerusalem seems very, very expensive for that week and hotels in our price range are really not good.

check out little house in rechavia in jerusalem
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on March 27, 2014, 02:31:37 PM
Can someone recommend a decent but cheap hotel in the North for a family? We used all our points for the rest of the trip, so we will be actually paying for this one.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ploni3 on March 28, 2014, 07:03:19 AM
Just noticed in today's JPOST that the Jerusalem Waldorf is finally opening, before Pesach.  Does anyone know what hashgachah it will have.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on March 28, 2014, 08:29:39 AM
Can someone recommend a decent but cheap hotel in the North for a family? We used all our points for the rest of the trip, so we will be actually paying for this one.

what city?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 30, 2014, 12:38:54 AM
FYI, just used my AirBnB stay at a wonderful tzimmer in Yavneel, highly recommended.
Feel free to PM me if you want details.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on March 31, 2014, 11:45:27 AM
what city?

Tevaria or surrounding area
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zw on May 04, 2014, 01:55:19 PM
I have the ritz carlton hertzalia booked for next Shabbos anybody been there yet to comment on it??
What is the hechsher comparable to??
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jack on May 11, 2014, 01:35:45 PM
Anyone know what the story is with the hashgachah on the breakfast at the hilton tel aviv (booked cash and points)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on May 11, 2014, 01:55:44 PM
Anyone know what the story is with the hashgachah on the breakfast at the hilton tel aviv (booked cash and points)
Likely Rabbanut TLV.
Call and ask.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sruly101 on June 05, 2014, 06:22:18 PM
Who can get here good prices for hotel needed in Jerusalem.. Pls PM me.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on June 05, 2014, 06:25:20 PM

Who can get here good prices for hotel needed in Jerusalem.. Pls PM me.
Post here as well. Would like to hear.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: greatdeals on July 09, 2014, 02:19:57 PM
are there any decent hotels in Jerusalem for $100 a night?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: greatdeals on July 13, 2014, 03:33:13 PM
anyone try priceline for hotel in Jerusalem?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Sowhat on September 13, 2014, 09:32:05 PM
Same question.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Sowhat on September 13, 2014, 09:32:27 PM
For budget hotel, not priceline.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: madhatter349 on September 18, 2014, 07:49:04 PM
Looking to stay in Tiberias over chol hamoed succot from the 12-14, any recommendations? Will be 3 adults, if there are any sweets with 2 beds and maybe a couch/separate room?

Thanks,
Josh
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on September 27, 2014, 09:45:37 PM
As an israeli and us citizen living in Israel do I have to book my hotel reservations in israel as an israeli and pay vat or can I book using my us passport And yaddress?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: albertinehervieux on September 29, 2014, 02:46:55 AM
Any Boutique Hotel & Executive Suites In Tel Aviv?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on October 24, 2014, 09:39:10 AM
Any hotels in Tiberias take points? SPG, UR or Amex?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on October 24, 2014, 09:45:25 AM
Any hotels in Tiberias take points? SPG, UR or Amex?
None that I'm aware of.
But many points lets you book hotels using their points as a fixed value towards the stay. Usually a bad deal.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on October 24, 2014, 09:49:23 AM
None that I'm aware of.
But many points lets you book hotels using their points as a fixed value towards the stay. Usually a bad deal.
Thanks. Does the Leonardo hotel allow to use M&M for their bookings?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on October 24, 2014, 09:49:33 AM
Any hotels in Tiberias take points? SPG, UR or Amex?
As an israeli and us citizen living in Israel do I have to book my hotel reservations in israel as an israeli and pay vat or can I book using my us passport And yaddress?
Dont you get better rates booking with TZ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on October 24, 2014, 09:52:14 AM
Dont you get better rates booking with TZ?
what's that?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on October 24, 2014, 09:55:56 AM
what's that?
Teudat zehut.Israeli ID
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on October 24, 2014, 10:03:13 AM
Thanks. Does the Leonardo hotel allow to use M&M for their bookings?
I definitely earned M&M miles when I stayed there
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on October 24, 2014, 10:03:48 AM
Thanks. Does the Leonardo hotel allow to use M&M for their bookings?
you have to go to the M&M website, and see if they offer it. The hotel will have no clue.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Sowhat on October 25, 2014, 08:31:39 PM
My search isn't finding anything on apts in Jerusalem.  Aside from Getter, any other options to search for apts in Jerusalem?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: TMCF on October 30, 2014, 09:51:49 PM
The ritz carlton hertzialh are there any points you can use to stay there ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on October 30, 2014, 09:53:27 PM
The ritz carlton hertzialh are there any points you can use to stay there ?
Marriott
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on October 31, 2014, 07:39:33 AM
The ritz carlton hertzialh are there any points you can use to stay there ?
40k Marriot. Here's the thread about that hotel:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=31281.0
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on November 03, 2014, 06:54:19 AM
Anyone here a travel agent for hotel bookings? I am trying to book in the Plaza (J-lem) for Shabbos Parshas Toldos (Nov 21). I only want to book for one night. Both the plaza ans some other travel agents I have called say there is a minimum of 2 nights.. anybody with some "connections"?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Menachem613 on November 03, 2014, 09:35:59 AM
Any threads on Pesach hotels in Israel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on November 03, 2014, 09:59:32 AM
Make. Aliyah.
You won't need a hotel room.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Menachem613 on November 03, 2014, 10:09:58 AM
Any thoughts on Inbal vs Citadel in Jerusalem?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on November 03, 2014, 01:04:21 PM
Make. Aliyah.
You won't need a hotel room.
wow real helpful comment ::)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on November 03, 2014, 01:48:21 PM
Make. Aliyah.
You won't need a hotel room.
Or you will. For a much longer stay.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Menachem613 on November 04, 2014, 10:02:51 AM

Inbal is not one of the fanciest hotels in Israel, or anything close to that.

How is it?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: alexk. on November 04, 2014, 10:36:46 AM
Looking for the same as above. What are the best options for booking in the Leonardo Plaza or the Inbal? Going for a few days in a week or so...

Thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: vintastic16 on November 05, 2014, 12:06:13 AM
Looking for the same as above. What are the best options for booking in the Leonardo Plaza or the Inbal? Going for a few days in a week or so...

Thanks

IMHO, Inbal is far superior to the Leonardo Plaza
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Got a clue on November 06, 2014, 07:54:07 AM
Anyone know about the Hashgacha status of the Ramada in J-lem?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on November 09, 2014, 01:09:44 AM
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4589025,00.html

seems like good news for hotels in Jlem
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 09, 2014, 01:12:51 AM
Anyone know about the Hashgacha status of the Ramada in J-lem?
I'd advise calling them to get up to date info.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on November 09, 2014, 01:54:46 AM
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4589025,00.html

seems like good news for hotels in Jlem
thats really cool, a Daniel Libeskind designed W in Jerusalem
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 09, 2014, 02:08:54 AM
Sounds too good to be true. Where will the 4 seasons be?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on November 10, 2014, 08:02:54 AM
What's a nice hotel in Teveriah with a good hechsher?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 10, 2014, 08:17:45 AM
FYI for a free hotel night.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46538.new#new
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on November 10, 2014, 08:26:31 AM
Thanks. But I only need one night.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on November 10, 2014, 08:51:25 AM
any review on crown plazaead sea compared to crown plaza eilat.
trying to decide between the 2 for a 3 day stay on points.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 10, 2014, 08:52:37 AM
any review on crown plazaead sea compared to crown plaza eilat.
trying to decide between the 2 for a 3 day stay on points.
Decide based on the location of the Dead Sea or Eilat. Don't decide based on the hotel.
And points may not be a great option. Chk the paid rates first.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: rivkao on November 10, 2014, 08:56:44 AM
I need help. Any advice on a nice hotel in tiberias? How's ohalo manor? Location sounds good.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: rcarentals on November 10, 2014, 12:14:16 PM
what is the airbnb alternatives in israel? looking to find a place over chanuka - in J'lem
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Menachem613 on November 12, 2014, 01:01:05 PM
Any recommendations for a hotel or restaurant that provides for a 2nd Seder and Yom Tov day meal on Pesach? I was quoted $140/person per meal at one place.  Seems high to me.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on November 12, 2014, 01:07:44 PM
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4589025,00.html

seems like good news for hotels in Jlem

Wow I hope the W will be open the next time I go!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: arid on November 17, 2014, 10:24:39 AM
can anyone recommend a clean, decent apt rental in or near sharray chessed/rechavia? hotels look cray cray expensive and most aren't even showing availability......
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: vintastic16 on November 26, 2014, 08:35:52 PM
Anyone know how much the Prima Palace charges for a Shabbos meal? Also, willing to take suggestions for other reasonably priced places for Shabbos meals in J'lem proper. 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on November 26, 2014, 11:06:06 PM
Anyone know how much the Prima Palace charges for a Shabbos meal? Also, willing to take suggestions for other reasonably priced places for Shabbos meals in J'lem proper. 
I called the King Solomon not long ago and IIRC they were charging $55 pp.

Tried calling Prima Kings a few times but wasn't able to get the right person. Likely in the same ballpark if I had to guess.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shmooz on November 27, 2014, 12:34:09 AM
anyone know about the hechsher at mercaz shimshon? it seems to be affiliated with progressive judaism
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: arid on November 30, 2014, 11:04:51 PM
can anyone recommend a clean, decent apt rental in or near sharray chessed/rechavia? hotels look cray cray expensive and most aren't even showing availability......
thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on December 01, 2014, 06:41:36 AM
Check the VRBO/AirBnB websites for ideas.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: chanale89 on December 01, 2014, 11:39:29 AM
Can anyone recommend some decent hotels not too expensive and preferably mehadrin in Jerusalem. For A Sunday- Wednesday stay. Close to the old city where my husbands aunt lives is better  if possible.
Also I see the Crowne plaza can be booked with sapphire points, is that close to the old City? And how is it?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on December 13, 2014, 10:11:03 AM
Can anyone recommend a good hotel for kids in Dead Sea with heated pool in January?

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shoshannahh on December 30, 2014, 01:34:10 PM
a good place to find apartments in Israel is reservekosher.com
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on January 25, 2015, 10:56:39 AM
How does this thread not have a Wiki?

I want a place near the dead sea for a night. Where do people go nowadays?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: actuary on January 26, 2015, 12:24:53 PM
Did anyone book Mamilla Hotel for $83 a night.
Is it real or I will end up paying more when I get to the Hotel??
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on January 26, 2015, 12:25:10 PM
Did anyone book Mamilla Hotel for $83 a night.
Is it real or I will end up paying more when I get to the Hotel??

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=49207.0
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on January 26, 2015, 01:05:37 PM
How does this thread not have a Wiki?

I want a place near the dead sea for a night. Where do people go nowadays?
Heard a very good report about the Herod's.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on January 26, 2015, 01:52:32 PM
Heard a very good report about the Herod's.
Its relatively expensive. Around $350 a night
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: JayR on January 26, 2015, 09:15:08 PM
How does this thread not have a Wiki?

I want a place near the dead sea for a night. Where do people go nowadays?

Went to crown plaza. a bit expensive for meals. great views wt porch. indoor pool. outdoor pool really fun, direct access to sea
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on January 27, 2015, 12:47:27 PM
If you stay at crowne plaza dead sea on loints is breakfast included?
If not what does it cost.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2015, 12:35:13 PM
FYI: Seems like Leonardo Plaza is the 5 star hotel in Jerusalem West in Hotwire that goes for ~$180/night.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on February 06, 2015, 12:39:08 PM
FYI: Seems like Leonardo Plaza is the 5 star hotel in Jerusalem West in Hotwire that goes for ~$180/night.
It's 5 star?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2015, 12:39:44 PM
It's 5 star?
It is according to Hotwire ;)
Would be more like a 3.5 in the US, but you have to add 1.5 due to the exchange rate :)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: vintastic16 on February 06, 2015, 12:40:36 PM
It's 5 star?

Nowhere close, but considering Prima Kings is a 4 star it makes sense.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: vintastic16 on February 06, 2015, 12:41:59 PM
It is according to Hotwire ;)
Would be more like a 3.5 in the US, but you have to add 1.5 due to the exchange rate :)

So is that where you're staying Dan or gonna stay at the Waldorf? Thanks to you I was able to experience it myself two months ago and it was amazing!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yada on February 06, 2015, 12:45:03 PM
@Dan, is that a good price for Leonardo Plaza?  Seems like I can get it for $184 a night on Expedia. 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: vintastic16 on February 06, 2015, 12:49:44 PM
@Dan, is that a good price for Leonardo Plaza?  Seems like I can get it for $184 a night on Expedia.

Then don't take the chance at it not being the Leonardo on Hotwire. It's likely that for the dates Dan looked at it was a good deal.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yada on February 06, 2015, 12:51:33 PM
Then don't take the chance at it not being the Leonardo on Hotwire. It's likely that for the dates Dan looked at it was a good deal.

Thanks!
Has anyone ever stayed at the Olive Tree?  I heard good things about it from Israelis, just wondering if it's too close to East Jerusalem.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: vintastic16 on February 06, 2015, 01:18:33 PM
Thanks!
Has anyone ever stayed at the Olive Tree?  I heard good things about it from Israelis, just wondering if it's too close to East Jerusalem.

Never stayed there but that's the knock on the place and a lot of people are hesitant to sty there for that reason.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on February 06, 2015, 02:26:24 PM
FYI: Seems like Leonardo Plaza is the 5 star hotel in Jerusalem West in Hotwire that goes for ~$180/night.
Has anyone stayed here recently?

I heard pretty bad reports a few months ago from a friend.

Ie. Very dirty, not maintained since the SPG days.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 07, 2015, 03:59:54 PM
Thanks!
Has anyone ever stayed at the Olive Tree?  I heard good things about it from Israelis, just wondering if it's too close to East Jerusalem.
Just went there to visit someone. Even though it's on the other side of the road, it's kind of a bubble, and is literally across the street from the entrance to Meah Shearim/Shmuel Hanavi.
So not an issue IMO.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: schneury on February 24, 2015, 11:43:42 AM
are there any hotel in israel, specifically in yerushalayim and in the north near tzfas that i could book with points?
also is there any points that i could transfer to hilton?
thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: vintastic16 on February 24, 2015, 01:55:04 PM
Waldorf and crowne plaza in Jerusalem
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Boruch999 on March 14, 2015, 03:17:07 PM
What's the best way to book the Kinar, 2 nights, the week before Pesach?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Mo85 on April 21, 2015, 03:36:41 AM
I was trying to book 2 free weekend nights in the Wadolf Jerusalem. They refused to let me book the standard room with a baby, only with 2 adults. They told me on the phone that the hotel will charge me a full rate if I arrive with a 3rd person. Did anyone have experience in this? Or know how this works?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on April 21, 2015, 11:19:11 AM
I was trying to book 2 free weekend nights in the Wadolf Jerusalem. They refused to let me book the standard room with a baby, only with 2 adults. They told me on the phone that the hotel will charge me a full rate if I arrive with a 3rd person. Did anyone have experience in this? Or know how this works?

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14752.msg1069381#msg1069381
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Mo85 on April 21, 2015, 04:51:06 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14752.msg1069381#msg1069381
Thanks.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: normaly2345 on April 21, 2015, 07:20:57 PM
In crown Plaza the standard room for 20000 points.  Is there 2 beds?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on April 24, 2015, 10:53:40 AM


what is  a  nice place to stay and eat at the dead sea since the Le Meridien is not under starwood any more so no points option ?




Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: abr on April 24, 2015, 11:05:45 AM
Prima Palace has a 24 hour sale on cheapticket.com may 3,4,5 use code email20 for additional 20%
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Sammy54 on April 24, 2015, 05:47:58 PM
Does anybody know who gives hashgacha on Ruth Rimonim in Tzfath
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on April 24, 2015, 05:49:24 PM
Does anybody know who gives hashgacha on Ruth Rimonim in Tzfath
Rabanut.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Sammy54 on April 25, 2015, 11:00:00 PM
Is it rabanut Tzfas Rabbi Bistritzki?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yosel on April 27, 2015, 03:48:59 PM
What's a nice hotel in Teveriah with a good hechsher?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on April 27, 2015, 03:55:20 PM
is there any way to book Prima Palace with points?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: JayR on April 28, 2015, 01:03:39 AM
What's a nice hotel in Teveriah with a good hechsher?
Leonardo Club Hotel Tiberias.

Great location; couple of minutes from the boardwalk and restaurants.

Was there 2 years ago, so can't comment on the hechsher.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on April 28, 2015, 01:05:04 AM
What's a nice hotel in Teveriah with a good hechsher?

Even if you find a hotel that you would eat at, you should set aside one dinner to eat at Decks. Phenomenal.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on April 28, 2015, 01:07:36 AM
Even if you find a hotel that you would eat at, you should set aside one dinner to eat at Decks. Phenomenal.
I've heard conflicting reports about the hechsher
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on April 28, 2015, 01:13:13 AM
I've heard conflicting reports about the hechsher

I have a local Rav in Israel  (Rosh HaYeshiva from when I went to Yeshiva there) that I ask all hechsher-related questions to and he told me that he's eaten there himself so that's good enough for me. But of course, gotta do what your comfortable with and follow your Rav.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on April 28, 2015, 01:17:16 AM
I have a local Rav in Israel  (Rosh HaYeshiva from when I went to Yeshiva there) that I ask all hechsher-related questions to and he told me that he's eaten there himself so that's good enough for me. But of course, gotta do what your comfortable with and follow your Rav.
I'm glad you were able to enjoy, as I've heard it's one of the best restaurants in Israel, if not the best. Unfortunately I was never able to get a definitive answer
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 28, 2015, 02:16:50 AM


Even if you find a hotel that you would eat at, you should set aside one dinner to eat at Decks. Phenomenal....

....And barely kosher

I've heard conflicting reports about the hechsher

You have heard people in the past two years say it's good?
I have a local Rav in Israel  (Rosh HaYeshiva from when I went to Yeshiva there) that I ask all hechsher-related questions to and he told me that he's eaten there himself so that's good enough for me. But of course, gotta do what your comfortable with and follow your Rav.
Is he what we would call "charedei"?

I've heard it's one of the best restaurants in Israel, if not the best.
the impression I got from people who ate there wasn't the same as that

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on April 28, 2015, 02:20:28 AM
Not gonna say I've heard it's straight up no good right after someone said they eat there.
so decided on "conflicting reports" as not to call him out directly and still inform others to make sure and check for themselves.
Those that I know that ate there unknowingly or "uncaringly" said it was great.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Mo85 on April 28, 2015, 11:19:55 AM
are there any hotel in israel, specifically in yerushalayim and in the north near tzfas that i could book with points?
also is there any points that i could transfer to hilton?
thanks
There are holiday inns. Could be booked with Ihg.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on April 28, 2015, 12:21:20 PM
There are holiday inns. Could be booked with Ihg.
That's a pretty old post to be responding to. And there are no Holiday Inns in either of the locations he asked about.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yosel on April 28, 2015, 01:18:39 PM
And how about a hotel in tiberias (tverya) with a good Shmitah Hechsher?????
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on April 29, 2015, 12:13:28 PM
how about by the dead sea any good place to eat ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: morgs on April 29, 2015, 03:08:36 PM
how about by the dead sea any good place to eat ?
There is a mehadrin cafe cafe in the mall at the dead sea ( not sure what the shemita situation is though....)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on April 29, 2015, 10:12:00 PM

There is a mehadrin cafe cafe in the mall at the dead sea ( not sure what the shemita situation is though....)
its mediocre
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on April 30, 2015, 04:50:43 PM
can someone please help me out where to stay next week by the dead see ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on May 03, 2015, 01:16:00 PM
Can someone please help
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Centro on May 03, 2015, 01:39:00 PM
Search on Priceline/Expedia/Kayak etc.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 12, 2015, 02:52:10 AM
Sheraton TLV seems to be under the impression that it's high season right now (i.e. 16k SPG per night)... for a grand total of one week (5/9-5/16). Go figure.  :-\

The "real" high season resumes in August.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on May 12, 2015, 11:27:47 AM

Sheraton TLV seems to be under the impression that it's high season right now (i.e. 16k SPG per night)... for a grand total of one week (5/9-5/16). Go figure.  :-\

The "real" high season resumes in August.
taking advantage of lag baomer?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: BarryLincoln on May 28, 2015, 02:18:05 PM
Does anyone have experience staying at the Sheraton TA with a family of five?  Will one room suffice for a short stay?  Will they let that happen?  Have Plat status if that makes a difference... Thoughts?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on May 28, 2015, 04:54:41 PM

Does anyone have experience staying at the Sheraton TA with a family of five?  Will one room suffice for a short stay?  Will they let that happen?  Have Plat status if that makes a difference... Thoughts?
Regular room has two beds and a couch, how would you plan on sleeping?
Platinum should get you upgraded to club room, the one I got upgraded to was a king bed had a small little ledge built into the wall with a cushion might work for a small child if s/he doesn't move around but there's no other room.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: cohen220 on June 11, 2015, 08:01:19 AM
Can someone recommend the top three IHG hotels throughout Israel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dave A on June 15, 2015, 04:43:20 PM
Anyone here stay at Prima Galil in Tiberias?  Kashrut?  Other good reccs for cheaper kosher hotels in the general vicinity (including Golan/Tzfat)?   Convenient with kids is a bonus, too.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on June 21, 2015, 10:11:15 PM
anybody recently stay at the crown plaza beach tel aviv?  any platinum upgrades or other platinum benefits?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: eis517 on June 21, 2015, 10:23:14 PM
Norman hotel in TA rated best boutique hotel in the world

http://nocamels.com/2015/06/tel-aviv-norman-best-boutique-hotel/
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on June 23, 2015, 02:16:06 AM
would anyone recommend a road trip in israel for the summer? basically, like 5 cities over 2.5 weeks with hotels/zimmer?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on June 23, 2015, 02:26:43 AM
would anyone recommend a road trip in israel for the summer? basically, like 5 cities over 2.5 weeks with hotels/zimmer?
As I recommended or not? Or are you asking for suggestions and ideas?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on June 23, 2015, 06:24:55 AM
Suggestions and ideas.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: JayR on June 23, 2015, 07:02:53 AM
Suggestions and ideas.

2 weeks before Pesach. Landed in tlv. Went in a clockwise circle. Tel Aviv, Netanyah, Haifa, Tzfas, Tiberias, Dead Sea, Yerushalayim. Hotels in all. Restaurants in most places.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on June 23, 2015, 12:04:03 PM
just stayed at crown plaza tel aviv on the beach.
Very nice stay.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dave A on June 23, 2015, 02:28:51 PM
Sheraton Tel Aviv vs. Renaissance Tel Aviv -- any suggestions/preferences?  Just for one night.  2 adults, 2 little kids (1 crib). 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Saver on June 28, 2015, 09:03:36 AM
Hi! I have been reading the wiki and haven't found this answer yet.  What is people's recommendation? I am looking for a room for one night Aug. 10-11 either near the airport in TLV or near the museums in TLV. I am paying cash or would be willing to buy points off someone for that.  Someone recommended that I stay in Kfar Chabad and said that was closer to the airport. Are there any bed and breakfasts or motels there? How far is it from the airport? What is your recommendation?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dave A on July 05, 2015, 06:44:36 PM
Sheraton Tel Aviv vs. Renaissance Tel Aviv -- any suggestions/preferences?  Just for one night.  2 adults, 2 little kids (1 crib).

We ended up going with Sheraton.  Hotel is fine - they upgraded us to a larger room which is really great with the 2 little kids - even though it's certainly dated and the pullout couch (which was an unexpected perk) is pretty old/dirty.  The service leaves much to be desired.  And after a weekend at the Waldorf, it makes the already mediocre service seem that much worse...

Also disappointing to pay 65 NIS per night for parking and no breakfast included on the award booking (breakfast is $22 for SPG members -- disappointed to pay although the breakfast is pretty great). 

I'd say the 4 star ratings online are a .5 star too high. 

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on July 05, 2015, 11:57:15 PM
Award stay options in jerusalem - waldorf and crowne plaza? Anywhere else?

Is a suite for a family of 6 bookable with points?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on July 06, 2015, 07:44:57 AM
Award stay options in jerusalem - waldorf and crowne plaza? Anywhere else?

Is a suite for a family of 6 bookable with points?

Or adjoining rooms?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on July 06, 2015, 09:28:37 AM
Or adjoining rooms?
You can always ask for adjoining rooms. We did that in the CP.
However, the CP is not in a good location. If I were you, I wouldn't limit myself to the 2 points options, and rather, choose s/t based on price, location, and amenities (room size, meals, pool, etc)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on July 06, 2015, 11:13:53 AM
You can always ask for adjoining rooms. We did that in the CP.
However, the CP is not in a good location. If I were you, I wouldn't limit myself to the 2 points options, and rather, choose s/t based on price, location, and amenities (room size, meals, pool, etc)

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on July 11, 2015, 11:02:15 PM
2 weeks before Pesach. Landed in tlv. Went in a clockwise circle. Tel Aviv, Netanyah, Haifa, Tzfas, Tiberias, Dead Sea, Yerushalayim. Hotels in all. Restaurants in most places.
Where did you stay in Tiberius?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on July 12, 2015, 02:06:20 AM
Any suggestions?
Search around and see what the prices are running and what your budget is.
Many ppl stay on King George street.
The Olive Tree and Grand Court hotels are close to the old city and usually has cheap'ish rates, but it's not in the 'touristy' area.
You may be best off w/ a AirBnb since you're with kids.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: wonderlust on July 12, 2015, 12:33:49 PM
anyone know what the deal with the regency hotel? is it in arab quarter?is it safe?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yochiek93 on July 21, 2015, 04:28:58 PM
anyone know a not so expensive hotel in teveryah with food for shabbos
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: nyfellow on July 27, 2015, 11:46:38 AM
Ok, Gonna be in Jerusalem mid august for a week, including Shabbos. Any recommendations for nice facilities, but reasonable price wise. David Citadel, King David, Waldorf and Mamilla seem abit out of budget for the week stay. im hearing scary reports re the old Sheraton/Leonardo plaza. Any info on 1)Dan Panorma 2) Sheraton Leanardo plaza 3) Inbal- slightly out of budget as well- I hear its nice 4) crowne plaza- the price is scaring me 5) whats the deal with the prima hotels- seems very heimish. Any info would be appreciated, accomodations/facilities are important, food is secondary. thanx
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dave A on July 27, 2015, 04:04:27 PM
Ok, Gonna be in Jerusalem mid august for a week, including Shabbos. Any recommendations for nice facilities, but reasonable price wise. David Citadel, King David, Waldorf and Mamilla seem abit out of budget for the week stay. im hearing scary reports re the old Sheraton/Leonardo plaza. Any info on 1)Dan Panorma 2) Sheraton Leanardo plaza 3) Inbal- slightly out of budget as well- I hear its nice 4) crowne plaza- the price is scaring me 5) whats the deal with the prima hotels- seems very heimish. Any info would be appreciated, accomodations/facilities are important, food is secondary. thanx

Highly recommend opening a Citi Hilton card so you can spend Shabbos at the Waldorf.  Otherwise, Dan Panorama is fine/clean.  Rooms are kind of small.  We just stayed at the Inbal -- had a less-than-great stay for the price, but rooms are good size, and they're pretty good about upgrades.   As of early July, they were doing construction so lots of noise during the day, which may be helpful when asking for an upgrade. 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on August 07, 2015, 07:29:28 AM
Any ways to get decent hotel for decent price up in tiveria? from monday for 2 nights
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: bk73 on August 07, 2015, 10:25:41 AM
Trying to put together a last minute trip for my parents next week in herziliya. Are there any mehadrin restaurants minyanim sepereate beaches?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: morgs on August 07, 2015, 10:45:11 AM
Trying to put together a last minute trip for my parents next week in herziliya. Are there any mehadrin restaurants minyanim sepereate beaches?
There is a mehadrin restaurant in the marina called cafe cafe(dairy)-you can also send them down abt 15-20 minutes to the namal Tel Aviv where you have Lechem Basar (meat-Machpud) and a cafe cafe (Dairy-chasam sofer petach tikva).

There is a separate beach called chof mehadrin (sun, tue, thu-women;mon, wed, fri-men)

There is a small chabad shul in the Lagoona building (also located in the Marina abt 3 minute walk from the Ritz)-the concierge at the Ritz should know minyan times;There is also a chabad house located at :
215 Wingate st;  Herzliya Pituach
and the phone number of the Rabbi is: 0528697837 . There is also an ashkenaz shul, but I do not remember the details off hand.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on August 21, 2015, 11:40:41 AM
I'm looking to go to Israel next summer for a bit over a week. Is it possible to get a hotel room with points? If so, which points should I start accumulating and/or and chnchredit cards should I open?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on August 21, 2015, 03:56:18 PM
I'm looking to go to Israel next summer for a bit over a week. Is it possible to get a hotel room with points? If so, which points should I start accumulating and/or and chnchredit cards should I open?

Thanks.
I believe there's a thread w/ options, but it depends on the cities you want to go to.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on August 23, 2015, 10:52:38 PM
Going to be in Israel for succos and looking to go to Herzliya/Caesarea area for chol hamoed. Any nice mehadrin hotels in that area or nearby?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: 123ablack on September 20, 2015, 01:27:55 PM
looking for an apartment/room to accommodate to young men (sleeping only) in Tzfat for Shabbat after Yom Kippur. Close to Mendy's Resturant.

I'm also looking for an apartment/room in Miron for Yom Kippur (food/meals and sleeping)

Thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yochiek93 on September 20, 2015, 01:44:04 PM
looking for an apartment/room to accommodate to young men (sleeping only) in Tzfat for Shabbat after Yom Kippur. Close to Mendy's Resturant.

I'm also looking for an apartment/room in Miron for Yom Kippur (food/meals and sleeping)

Thanks
check airbnb for tzfat
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: doublejay on November 15, 2015, 02:26:12 PM
Teverya recommendations?

Tzimmer vs. Hotel (and which ones)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on November 15, 2015, 02:34:56 PM
Teverya recommendations?

Tzimmer vs. Hotel (and which ones)

Thanks!
shabbos or weekday?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: doublejay on November 15, 2015, 02:39:10 PM
Weekday.

Although I'm starting to think that Tveria/Tzfas is more of a Weekend-Shabbos place and I should choose a different area for a nice 2 day getaway from Jerusalem.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 16, 2015, 12:56:57 AM
Weekday.

Although I'm starting to think that Tveria/Tzfas is more of a Weekend-Shabbos place and I should choose a different area for a nice 2 day getaway from Jerusalem.

Thoughts?
I think the north is a good place to go away to for a few days during the week.
Do some hiking, national parks, etc
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Rindsy on November 22, 2015, 06:48:24 PM
FYI, put my parents up in the IC Tel Aviv with my free annual IHG night.  They loved it.  Got upgraded and treated like royalty.  All for free.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: David1 on December 15, 2015, 12:17:20 PM
Anyone know of a decent hotel for a decent price in Jerusalem? Looking to book from Jan 25th -Feb 3.
What Hotel CC would help me save and have best benefits? I am Platinum member at IHG and Diamond Elite at Hilton.
Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on December 15, 2015, 09:36:25 PM
Did you have to put your parents name on the reservation.  Is it transferrable?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on December 16, 2015, 12:11:04 PM
Anyone know of a decent hotel for a decent price in Jerusalem? Looking to book from Jan 25th -Feb 3.
What Hotel CC would help me save and have best benefits? I am Platinum member at IHG and Diamond Elite at Hilton.
Thanks in advance!
The only IHG or Hiltons in Jerusalem are the Crowne Plaza and the Waldorf.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on December 16, 2015, 12:29:14 PM
Anyone know of a decent hotel for a decent price in Jerusalem? Looking to book from Jan 25th -Feb 3.
What Hotel CC would help me save and have best benefits? I am Platinum member at IHG and Diamond Elite at Hilton.
Thanks in advance!
Looking for award or revenue stay?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: David1 on December 16, 2015, 01:05:02 PM
Looking for award or revenue stay?
Revenue
I dont have enough miles for my stay. 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: edjack on December 18, 2015, 07:53:09 AM
Teverya recommendations?

Tzimmer vs. Hotel (and which ones)

Thanks!
kibbutz levy?
includes food and all.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yanks10952 on December 22, 2015, 02:44:46 PM
what are my options if i want to stay one night in meron in middle of the week? thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moka on December 29, 2015, 08:33:02 PM
Anyone stay at the crowne plaza Jerusalem?
I'm thinking of staying there for a week including shabbos.
What's the kashrus status?
Do standard rooms come with a table so I can have shabbos meal in room?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on December 30, 2015, 01:36:45 AM
Anyone stay at the crowne plaza Jerusalem?
I'm thinking of staying there for a week including shabbos.
What's the kashrus status?
Do standard rooms come with a table so I can have shabbos meal in room?

Not necessarily a table but there is technically room and place to eat if needed. Kashrus is relative
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: macbook on December 30, 2015, 06:45:25 AM
Anyone know of a decent hotel for a decent price in Jerusalem? Looking to book from Jan 25th -Feb 3.
What Hotel CC would help me save and have best benefits? I am Platinum member at IHG and Diamond Elite at Hilton.
Thanks in advance!
check out prima palace
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Maxdeck123 on January 01, 2016, 11:20:40 AM
hello,

i want to stay in a nice hotel for a few days coming up. I have 100000+ CUR but thats it. what is the best way to book a hotel? Transfer to Hyatt? Advice?
TIA
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: macbook on January 02, 2016, 12:02:52 PM
hello,

 I have 100000+ CUR but thats it.
whats that?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on January 02, 2016, 12:32:13 PM
whats that?
likely Chase Ultimate Rewards
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Maxdeck123 on January 02, 2016, 09:34:46 PM
likely Chase Ultimate Rewards
;D yep
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yisroel klein on January 06, 2016, 01:23:04 PM
any ideas for shabbos in netanya?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SamKey on January 06, 2016, 01:46:44 PM
any ideas for shabbos in netanya?
PM me
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on January 17, 2016, 01:11:03 PM
Anyone stayed in the Crown Plaza? How is it? I see the Ambassador suite look really nice with a big outside deck. Anyone saw it? How are the views from the balconies?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on January 17, 2016, 03:11:28 PM
Anyone stayed in the Crown Plaza? How is it? I see the Ambassador suite look really nice with a big outside deck. Anyone saw it? How are the views from the balconies?
Jerusalem?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on January 17, 2016, 03:42:22 PM
yes
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on January 17, 2016, 04:55:37 PM
yes
Room seemed a little small but otherwise pretty standard
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on January 18, 2016, 12:02:40 PM
Anyone get good deals at the Leonardo Jerusalem?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davmtl on February 14, 2016, 09:16:50 AM
i want to go to a nice hotel in Israel (with points if possible)

I would appreciate if someone could wikify this thread
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: LEARNERBURNER on February 14, 2016, 03:08:20 PM
i want to go to a nice hotel in Israel (with points if possible)

I would appreciate if someone could wikify this thread
I just stayed at the ritz varlton herzliya. If you have marriot points to burn, this is greater than great.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: gilkile on February 16, 2016, 10:24:01 PM
Can someone pls help me decide on ramada jerusalem v crowne plaza jerusalem..looking for pros and cons.  Both would be with points. TIA!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on February 17, 2016, 04:01:58 PM
Might be interested in a hotel for tomorrow night in Ashdod. What are my options?
Also if i want to use SPG or UR could I? Maybe even for 2 nights
Would love to know ASAP
Thanks
Title: Possible price mistake -- Chol HaMoed Pesach in Tiberias - Leonardo Tiberias
Post by: bb_sam on March 18, 2016, 07:10:03 AM
Going to Israel for Pesach and have been searching regularly for a hotel in Tiberias for chol ha moed.  My problem has been to find a hotel that would allow me to book a 1 night stay (most of the nicer hotels require a minimum of 2 nights).  Not sure how or why but last night the Leonardo Tiberias started to come up at $99 per night on Priceline and Agoda only. 

That's an unheard of rate for chol ha moed.  I was also able to book one night -- again, unheard of at that rate and at a major chain hotel.  I did a sample search and you can stay all of chol hamoed for $99 per night.  No breakfast, but you'll see on the attached print screen that the breakfast rate is $170 more per night!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on April 21, 2016, 06:16:53 PM
Has anyone booked a room at the intercontinental tel aviv with 3 adults in it.  All other hotels seem to only allow 2 adults but this hotel says accommodates 3 with 40k points.  Just want to confirm this is possible.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 17, 2016, 07:14:35 AM
what is the best hotel for shabbos outside of jerusalem?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on May 17, 2016, 07:21:45 AM
what is the best hotel for shabbos outside of jerusalem?
Way to broad. In Eilat or Kiryat Shemona? Need meals or bringing your own? whats your criteria?....
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 17, 2016, 07:23:26 AM
bringing own food. any city along the medditranian  unless there are better options elsewhere
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on May 17, 2016, 07:37:26 AM
bringing own food. any city along the medditranian  unless there are better options elsewhere
Cheap or expensive
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 17, 2016, 07:38:49 AM
Cheap or expensive
something on points would be the best otherwise avg price.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on May 17, 2016, 07:55:23 AM
something on points would be the best otherwise avg price.
Try holiday inn in ashkelon.
Supposedly very worth it
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 17, 2016, 07:57:49 AM
Try holiday inn in ashkelon.
Supposedly very worth it
thanx been there looking for something better.
any info on intercontinental? is it nice? shabbos environment?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on May 17, 2016, 08:22:06 AM
bringing own food. any city along the medditranian  unless there are better options elsewhere
Ritzliya?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 17, 2016, 12:26:16 PM
Ritzliya?
dont know what its all about.but would like someplace that you feel shabbossdik
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 17, 2016, 06:23:10 PM
what is the official rule in israel regarding lete check out on shabbos?
had an issue once at ramada netanya.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on May 17, 2016, 07:07:56 PM
what is the official rule in israel regarding lete check out on shabbos?
had an issue once at ramada netanya.
Most hotels will allow you to check out after Shabbos and not charge you another day although you should call the specific hotel and make sure.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on May 17, 2016, 08:05:43 PM
What card cover car insurance in isreal alway i mange to pay extra?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yochiek93 on May 17, 2016, 08:29:33 PM
What card cover car insurance in isreal alway i mange to pay extra?
Check here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8330)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on May 17, 2016, 08:47:09 PM
Looking to book a hotel/tzimmer for shabbos hagadol next year (pesach is on Monday night), preferably the Ruth Rimonim in tsfat. Currently little availability since its so far away, but does anyone know if these hotels/rentals might just close out someone from coming thurs-Sunday since they need to clean for pesach monday? how does this work (when do hotels/Apt rental clean for pesach and switch over?)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on May 18, 2016, 01:05:02 AM
what is the official rule in israel regarding lete check out on shabbos?
had an issue once at ramada netanya.
what issue?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on May 18, 2016, 09:34:39 AM
what issue?
There are some hotels that make you pay for an extra day if you want to check out after Shabbos.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on May 18, 2016, 09:38:49 AM
There are some hotels that make you pay for an extra day if you want to check out after Shabbos.
But is that their policy?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on May 18, 2016, 09:40:53 AM
But is that their policy?
In some hotels it is.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on May 18, 2016, 09:41:34 AM
In some hotels it is.
@samkey, any info regarding the Ramada?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on May 18, 2016, 10:07:47 AM
@samkey, any info regarding the Ramada?
on sites like booking.com Ramada Netanya specifically notes checkout on saturday is "until 14:00"; before shabbos ends (interesting and buyer beware, i hope the Waldorf never takes this on...)
 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 18, 2016, 12:20:40 PM
i have been to the ramada netanya where they wanted to charge 350 shekel extra but after ten minutes of arguing(its shabbos...israel...) the manager gave in
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 18, 2016, 01:15:16 PM
seems like there is a new hotel option in netanya i the center David Tower Hotel Netanya MGallery By Sofitel (Opening May 2016)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yochiek93 on May 18, 2016, 02:29:51 PM
( i hope the Waldorf never takes this on...)
i highly doubt they ever will just my .02
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SamKey on May 18, 2016, 02:50:35 PM
I think most hotels allow late Shabbos checkout if you notify them before
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: cholent on May 19, 2016, 12:06:17 AM
Any hotels in the Tiveria/Tzfas area that can be booked with points?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dave A on May 19, 2016, 08:20:45 PM
Any hotels in the Tiveria/Tzfas area that can be booked with points?

No (check out awardmapper)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: cholent on May 19, 2016, 08:42:41 PM
No (check out awardmapper)
Thanks, wasn't aware of that site
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 22, 2016, 04:26:50 PM
what is the best hotel for shabbos outside of jerusalem?
bump
looking for a lace for shabbos pref a city along the sea and a decent hotel (or nice zimmer)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 22, 2016, 04:46:45 PM
I would do Ritzalyia or Elma Arts
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 22, 2016, 04:56:17 PM
I would do Ritzalyia or Elma Arts
thanks but ritzaliya i rather save for a weekday and this elma arts it quite pricey any ideas without spendingg a ton?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 23, 2016, 04:18:37 PM
anyone spend shabbos in the sheraton? or any other hotel such as intercontinantal or ritzaliya, what was your experience?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 24, 2016, 12:37:02 PM
anyone spend shabbos in the sheraton? or any other hotel such as intercontinantal or ritzaliya, what was your experience?
bump
need to book soon
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on May 26, 2016, 05:56:03 PM
Speaking of Ramada Netanya, anyone with experience staying on points (or on the special 3k points +$55 per night deal) and perhaps being mistreated? I'm a bit scared i will come there with 4 $250 rooms reserved for bupkis and they will just say no...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 26, 2016, 05:59:14 PM
Speaking of Ramada Netanya, anyone with experience staying on points (or on the special 3k points +$55 per night deal) and perhaps being mistreated? I'm a bit scared i will come there with 4 $250 rooms reserved for bupkis and they will just say no...
i stayed there on points had a very nice time
i have been to the ramada netanya where they wanted to charge 350 shekel extra but after ten minutes of arguing(its shabbos...israel...) the manager gave in
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yochiek93 on May 26, 2016, 09:17:41 PM
i stayed there on points had a very nice time
Shabbos?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 27, 2016, 02:35:01 AM
Shabbos?
yes, there is a minyan in the hotel. the rooms aren't gorgeous ,but very spacious.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yochiek93 on May 27, 2016, 10:16:24 AM
yes, there is a minyan in the hotel. the rooms aren't gorgeous ,but very spacious.
What did you do about food?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 27, 2016, 10:32:19 AM
What did you do about food?
I don't know the hechsher there. I brought my own food there is a kitchenette area...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on May 27, 2016, 01:21:01 PM
yes, there is a minyan in the hotel. the rooms aren't gorgeous ,but very spacious.

The Hilton TA also has a minyan onsite and often has good P+C deals.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on May 29, 2016, 03:05:29 PM
Looking for a place to stay in Kiryat Sanz in Netanya for a night, 5-7 ppl.
Only place I saw so far is pricey and junky.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 31, 2016, 01:54:48 AM
The Hilton TA also has a minyan onsite and often has good P+C deals.
what is their official policy with shabbos late check out?
anyone else with hotel shabbos experience outside jl'm
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on May 31, 2016, 05:31:05 PM
what is their official policy with shabbos late check out?
anyone else with hotel shabbos experience outside jl'm

Unlike the Waldorf, I actually saw them hassling someone about it at the front desk.  We were there multiple days so it didn't affect us.  I'd email them.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zow on June 03, 2016, 01:49:46 PM
Has anyone booked a room at the intercontinental tel aviv with 3 adults in it.  All other hotels seem to only allow 2 adults but this hotel says accommodates 3 with 40k points.  Just want to confirm this is possible.
Well, I just did!

I agree -- difficult to find hotels that allow 3.

Can anyone provide updates on their experience in this hotel? In particular, interested in learning about club/lounge access -- as IHG platinum, will I get access? How about room/suite upgrade? Thanks.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on June 06, 2016, 10:41:28 AM
Any recent reports on the Leonardo Jerusalem (on route 1)?
Is it safe? Shabbos accommodating? Kashrut?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 06, 2016, 11:11:05 AM
Any recent reports on the Leonardo Jerusalem (on route 1)?
Is it safe? Shabbos accommodating? Kashrut?
Its not on the 1 but it's safe. Many chasidim book it every week.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on June 06, 2016, 11:21:37 AM
Its not on the 1 but it's safe. Many chasidim book it every week.

Entrance is from the back?

Chasidim book it every week.  ???


Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 06, 2016, 11:24:09 AM


Entrance is from the back?
No part of that building is on the 1 or even visible from it.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on June 06, 2016, 11:26:55 AM
No part of that building is on the 1 or even visible from it.

Isn't the Leonardo Jerusalem the former Novotel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 06, 2016, 11:31:39 AM
Isn't the Leonardo Jerusalem the former Novotel?
Yes.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on June 06, 2016, 11:35:52 AM
No part of that building is on the 1 or even visible from it.

https://www.google.com/maps/@31.7886896,35.226763,3a,90y,84.88h,88.12t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1syBoApwXcIJiv_Hm7kLrmqQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DyBoApwXcIJiv_Hm7kLrmqQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.TACTILE.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D392%26h%3D106%26yaw%3D3.329443%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 06, 2016, 11:37:51 AM
https://www.google.com/maps/@31.7886896,35.226763,3a,90y,84.88h,88.12t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1syBoApwXcIJiv_Hm7kLrmqQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DyBoApwXcIJiv_Hm7kLrmqQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.TACTILE.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D392%26h%3D106%26yaw%3D3.329443%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656
I can't see anything in that link, but do me a quick favor and tell me what street number you see on the road outside the hotel.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on June 06, 2016, 11:45:08 AM
I tested link and thought it works.


Sderot Hayim Barlev
Jerusalem, Israel
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 06, 2016, 11:48:01 AM


I tested link and thought it works.


Sderot Hayim Barlev
Jerusalem, Israel
that's not a number. I don't get what you don't understand. That's not the 1.

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on June 06, 2016, 11:51:20 AM
that's not a number. I don't get what you don't understand. That's not the 1.

Its not the Jerusalem- Tel Aviv highway  but its still called כביש מס' 1 .
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 06, 2016, 11:52:31 AM
Its not the Jerusalem- Tel Aviv highway  but its still called כביש מס' 1 .
By Americans maybe. And that's it.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on June 06, 2016, 11:57:57 AM
By Americans maybe. And that's it.
What do you call that Road.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 06, 2016, 12:00:06 PM
What do you call that Road.
כביש שישים.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on June 06, 2016, 01:31:35 PM
Looking for a place to stay in Kiryat Sanz in Netanya for a night, 5-7 ppl.
Only place I saw so far is pricey and junky.
Folks, I need some help.
I'd take any lodgings in a chareidy area for a single night, but outside of jerusalem
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on June 06, 2016, 02:31:22 PM
Folks, I need some help.
I'd take any lodgings in a chareidy area for a single night, but outside of jerusalem
for kiryat sanz and nearby there are some decent options on airbnb (dont' know what date u want).
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zow on June 07, 2016, 09:28:26 AM
Our family of 4 is looking to spend three nights during chol hamoed Sukkot, not Shabbat, in Jerusalem.
I have booked Crowne Plaza, 2 rooms, for 20k IHG per room per night, so total 120k IHG, bought at $0.00575, so total cost $690.

I just found  via the Chase UR website the following "boutique/apartment":https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293983-d7306807-Reviews-or30-Check_In_Jerusalem-Jerusalem_Jerusalem_District.html#REVIEWS

This place, Check In Jerusalem (aka 37 Yafo), would cost $215/night cash or 21500 UR/night, total 64k UR. 

This is sort of an apples/oranges comparison. The location of 37 Yafo, near Kikkar Tzion, is infinitely better.  It's a different kind of lodging -- more like AirBnB than a hotel -- and I normally would prefer hotel. But given the mixed (at best) reviews of the Crowne Plaza, I'm thinking it's worth the additional cost to stay at Yafo.

Would welcome everyone's opinions. Alternative suggestions also welcome!  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on June 07, 2016, 01:52:02 PM
Our family of 4 is looking to spend three nights during chol hamoed Sukkot, not Shabbat, in Jerusalem.
I have booked Crowne Plaza, 2 rooms, for 20k IHG per room per night, so total 120k IHG, bought at $0.00575, so total cost $690.

I just found  via the Chase UR website the following "boutique/apartment":https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293983-d7306807-Reviews-or30-Check_In_Jerusalem-Jerusalem_Jerusalem_District.html#REVIEWS

This place, Check In Jerusalem (aka 37 Yafo), would cost $215/night cash or 21500 UR/night, total 64k UR. 

This is sort of an apples/oranges comparison. The location of 37 Yafo, near Kikkar Tzion, is infinitely better.  It's a different kind of lodging -- more like AirBnB than a hotel -- and I normally would prefer hotel. But given the mixed (at best) reviews of the Crowne Plaza, I'm thinking it's worth the additional cost to stay at Yafo.

Would welcome everyone's opinions. Alternative suggestions also welcome!  Thanks in advance.
seems not worth it, doesnt look like any better shape than CP, u wont get 4 beds like u do at CP (and that couch looks crappy), plus there is a pool/health club for use at CP, and there will probably be a sukkah u can use too. If you are renting a car it would be a no brainer to stay at cp. Most importantly, you already bought the IHG points, and its rare to get the value u would get from CP out of it so those may end up wasted.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Shauly101 on June 07, 2016, 04:41:40 PM
looking into a Shaboss in Tzefat any rec. for a good Tzimmer in the old city? Hotel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: cholent on June 07, 2016, 04:42:36 PM
Speaking of which, I'm looking for a nice but not too expensive tzimmer in tzfas or nearby for one night in August, any recommendations?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zow on June 07, 2016, 06:34:21 PM
seems not worth it, doesnt look like any better shape than CP, u wont get 4 beds like u do at CP (and that couch looks crappy), plus there is a pool/health club for use at CP, and there will probably be a sukkah u can use too. If you are renting a car it would be a no brainer to stay at cp. Most importantly, you already bought the IHG points, and its rare to get the value u would get from CP out of it so those may end up wasted.
Thanks, shiframeir. 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on June 15, 2016, 05:17:12 AM
Sheraton Tel Aviv can be had through hot escapes (not sure if this happens often).
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 15, 2016, 05:23:52 AM
There is a new hotel on Haneviem called Litov. Its a small boutique hotel and they claim to be under Rubin. Prices seem quite reasonable.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zow on June 27, 2016, 12:46:26 PM
Any recent experience at the Park Plaza Orchid in TA?
I have one Thursday night planned there in October, with the next two nights (Fri/Sat) planned for the Sheraton TA.
However, the Orchid manager has been so responsive by email (see quoted text below) that I'm contemplating spending all three nights there. I would have to buy a few ClubCarlson points, but might be worth it. Thoughts?
--How near shuls, or maybe there's davening for Shabbat in the Hotel?
--Other advice?

Hi zow,
I spoke with the reception at the Paek Plaza Tel Aviv
And of course you will get a free upgrade and breakfast OTH.
So have a future congragulations and we are expecting to see you and your family.
Have a great day.
Best regards,
Inbar Dor
Operations Manager- Orchid Hotels
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on June 27, 2016, 11:04:48 PM
Any recent experience at the Park Plaza Orchid in TA?
I have one Thursday night planned there in October, with the next two nights (Fri/Sat) planned for the Sheraton TA.
However, the Orchid manager has been so responsive by email (see quoted text below) that I'm contemplating spending all three nights there. I would have to buy a few ClubCarlson points, but might be worth it. Thoughts?
--How near shuls, or maybe there's davening for Shabbat in the Hotel?
--Other advice?

Hi zow,
I spoke with the reception at the Paek Plaza Tel Aviv
And of course you will get a free upgrade and breakfast OTH.
So have a future congragulations and we are expecting to see you and your family.
Have a great day.
Best regards,
Inbar Dor
Operations Manager- Orchid Hotels


Do you have the manager's email address? I need to contact him also.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zow on June 27, 2016, 11:19:25 PM
Do you have the manager's email address? I need to contact him also.
Inbar@orchidhotels.com
And I bet it's a "she".
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on June 28, 2016, 12:01:18 AM
Inbar@orchidhotels.com
And I bet it's a "she".

Thanks. Google says it's a he ;D. But that name can easily go both ways.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SLMYRCB on June 29, 2016, 03:01:10 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1885.msg1502023#msg1502023

New Ramada
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on June 29, 2016, 02:12:07 PM
seems like the points cant get you the queen suite.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on June 30, 2016, 09:24:48 PM
Inbar@orchidhotels.com
And I bet it's a "she".

+1 Inbar is usually a feminine name.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 13, 2016, 10:45:24 AM
Does the Sheraton Tel Aviv give free breakfast for Gold Members booked on points? BTW, what hashgacha?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on July 15, 2016, 05:13:59 AM
Has anyone recently gone to the crowne plaza in Haifa.  Any feedback.  Any benefits to ask for as a platinum elite?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on July 15, 2016, 05:16:10 AM
Does the Sheraton Tel Aviv give free breakfast for Gold Members booked on points? BTW, what hashgacha?
Bump
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zow on July 15, 2016, 05:32:08 AM
Bump
We are planning to stay there Shabbat after YK. We are counting on breakfast in the lounge, accessed on basis of our SPG Biz card. Does this address your question?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on July 15, 2016, 05:39:06 AM
We are planning to stay there Shabbat after YK. We are counting on breakfast in the lounge, accessed on basis of our SPG Biz card. Does this address your question?
I want to know if it comes with complementary breakfast when booking with points. I don't have spg biz only Reg. And also what hashgocha is it?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zow on July 15, 2016, 05:45:55 AM
I want to know if it comes with complementary breakfast when booking with points. I don't have spg biz only Reg. And also what hashgocha is it?
Ok. I understand. So I guess Re-BUMP.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zow on July 15, 2016, 05:47:51 AM
Any recent experience at the Park Plaza Orchid in TA?
I have one Thursday night planned there in October, with the next two nights (Fri/Sat) planned for the Sheraton TA.
However, the Orchid manager has been so responsive by email (see quoted text below) that I'm contemplating spending all three nights there. I would have to buy a few ClubCarlson points, but might be worth it. Thoughts?
--How near shuls, or maybe there's davening for Shabbat in the Hotel?
--Other advice?

Hi zow,
I spoke with the reception at the Paek Plaza Tel Aviv
And of course you will get a free upgrade and breakfast OTH.
So have a future congragulations and we are expecting to see you and your family.
Have a great day.
Best regards,
Inbar Dor
Operations Manager- Orchid Hotels

BUMP.
No one has experience at Orchid Park Plaza?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on July 15, 2016, 06:33:17 AM
There is a new hotel on Haneviem called Litov. Its a small boutique hotel and they claim to be under Rubin. Prices seem quite reasonable.
Anyone go there yet?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Zevi16 on July 15, 2016, 06:35:23 AM
Anyone go there yet?
The lobby looked decent. Was going to check out the rooms but didn't have  time
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on July 15, 2016, 06:36:14 AM
The lobby looked decent. Was going to check out the rooms but didn't have  time
Thanx. Looking for someone that actually stayed there.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 25, 2016, 01:13:54 PM
Does the Sheraton Tel Aviv give free breakfast for Gold Members booked on points? BTW, what hashgacha?

I got a response from the hotel that breakfast is not included with a room booked on points.

I just signed up for the SPG Business Card. What is the process for getting access to the club lounge at the Sheraton TA?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SLMYRCB on July 25, 2016, 01:14:59 PM
I got a response from the hotel that breakfast is not included with a room booked on points.

I just signed up for the SPG Business Card. What is the process for getting access to the club lounge at the Sheraton TA?
Show them the card (account).
Deal with Israeli attitude.
Enjoy the lounge.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 25, 2016, 01:15:38 PM
Looking for a decent/luxury hotel in Teveria or Tzfas.

I stayed in the Ruth Rimonim a few times and it was nice but getting boring.
Leonardo Plaza was a disappointment.

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 25, 2016, 01:16:32 PM
Show them the card (account).
Deal with Israeli attitude.
Enjoy the lounge.

Do I get a club floor room or just access to lounge?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SLMYRCB on July 25, 2016, 01:29:32 PM
Do I get a club floor room or just access to lounge?
That depends if you booked direct/SPG

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 25, 2016, 02:52:03 PM
I am booking a free room on points. If I have the business SPG card do I get upgraded to Club level room or do I just get the lounge?

This is besides any upgrade they might give me as a gold member.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on July 25, 2016, 03:35:16 PM
I am booking a free room on points. If I have the business SPG card do I get upgraded to Club level room or do I just get the lounge?

This is besides any upgrade they might give me as a gold member.
with gold no guarantee to get club room, may just get access from card. can call and ask beforehand ymmv
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: emak on July 27, 2016, 10:29:30 AM
Anyone been to Crown Plaza Haifa recently? Decent? Mehadrin restaurants nearby?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 29, 2016, 11:12:52 AM
I just remembered about all my IHG points I got from last year's mass mailing.

Anyone with experience in either of the two Crowne Plazas, Indigo  &/or Intercontinental in Tel Aviv?

Any of them Kosher?

Thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 29, 2016, 11:15:24 AM
I just remembered about all my IHG points I got from last year's mass mailing.

Anyone with experience in either of the two Crowne Plazas, Indigo  &/or Intercontinental in Tel Aviv?

Any of them Kosher?

Thanks
Yes. Depends on your standards.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 29, 2016, 11:28:53 AM
Rabanut would be fine.

Are they all kosher?

Any of them decent? How would they compare to the Sheraton?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 29, 2016, 12:28:11 PM


Rabanut would be fine.

Are they all kosher?

If the question is if they have a teuda on the wall. Dunno about Indigo but the others do.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: aygordo on July 30, 2016, 11:36:50 PM
Any recommendations for a reasonably priced hotel in Jerusalem (central, not outskirts) for two people, two nights 9/7&9/8.  No need for super luxury (as noted, reasonably priced  ;).  We will also have a car and need to park it somewhere....
Thank you!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SuiteJ on July 31, 2016, 01:52:16 AM
Any recommendations for a reasonably priced hotel in Jerusalem (central, not outskirts) for two people, two nights 9/7&9/8.  No need for super luxury (as noted, reasonably priced  ;).  We will also have a car and need to park it somewhere....
Thank you!
Don't know what you consider reasonable.

The Plaza is reasonably priced these days and has a parking lot.
You may consider the Prima hotels to be more reasonable. They don't have parking however.

Checkout the Dan Panorama. Free parking too.
Title: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Mech on August 22, 2016, 01:23:58 PM
Is Tel Aviv getting another SPG Hotel....??!!!
http://www.cntraveler.com/story/tel-avivs-w-hotel-brings-new-life-to-a-classic-neighborhood?ES=SM_TWTR_550901551&SWAQ=4JM6&linkId=27927799
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160822/c4946825ecd2417e6f50de2ae1a27a7c.jpg)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on August 22, 2016, 01:26:55 PM
Is Tel Aviv getting another SPG Hotel....??!!!
http://www.cntraveler.com/story/tel-avivs-w-hotel-brings-new-life-to-a-classic-neighborhood?ES=SM_TWTR_550901551&SWAQ=4JM6&linkId=27927799
It's been on the spg site for a while.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on August 23, 2016, 02:17:31 AM
It's been on the spg site for a while.
+1
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on August 23, 2016, 02:21:18 AM
They're renovating a historical building for the hotel. Sounds like it'll be nice.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on August 23, 2016, 12:38:41 PM
They're renovating a historical building for the hotel. Sounds like it'll be nice.
been pushing off opening again and again. amazing how much delays these hotels have...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: 1356Abe on August 24, 2016, 10:59:13 AM
Any points hotels in Dead Sea are?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SLMYRCB on August 24, 2016, 11:00:25 AM
Any points hotels in Dead Sea are?
Crowne Plaza - IHG

Isrotel & Isrotel Ganim if you can get your hands on their points.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SLMYRCB on August 24, 2016, 11:02:07 AM
Any points hotels in Dead Sea are?
The Jordan Dead Sea however, is fully loaded with cheap redemptions. Pity.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: 1356Abe on August 24, 2016, 12:00:42 PM
Crowne Plaza - IHG

Isrotel & Isrotel Ganim if you can get your hands on their points.
Thanx.
Ihg sold out and not sure what the other points are.
Jordan hotels are cheap enough no need to redeem
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on August 25, 2016, 04:44:48 AM
Any points hotels in Dead Sea are?
The crown plaza
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: avrumy22 on August 29, 2016, 03:42:49 PM
 looking for an all inclusive mid level succos hotel.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on August 29, 2016, 03:44:36 PM
looking for an all inclusive mid level succos hotel.

gateways @ jerusalem gardens?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SLMYRCB on August 29, 2016, 03:59:11 PM
looking for an all inclusive mid level succos hotel.
Plaza or Prima Kings
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on September 04, 2016, 02:49:29 PM
Has anybody with hilton diamond been upgraded at the tel aviv hilton to a vista lounge room.  Floors 14-16. I hear of people getting upgraded to the lower floors with the smaller lounge access. Usually floors 11-13.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on September 04, 2016, 03:36:32 PM
Has anybody with hilton diamond been upgraded at the tel aviv hilton to a vista lounge room.  Floors 14-16. I hear of people getting upgraded to the lower floors with the smaller lounge access. Usually floors 11-13.

Even if they upgrade you to floors 14-16 you won't get Vista lounge access. It ain't gonna happen,
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on September 04, 2016, 03:42:29 PM
Does diamond get you breakfast at waldorf in Jerusalem?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yochiek93 on September 04, 2016, 03:43:19 PM
Does diamond get you breakfast at waldorf in Jerusalem?
Yes so does gold
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on September 04, 2016, 03:46:31 PM
How about late check out ( not Shabbos)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: cholent on September 04, 2016, 04:56:31 PM
How about late check out ( not Shabbos)
I requested 2 pm checkout two weeks ago and got it without a problem (gold)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on September 26, 2016, 04:58:07 PM
I think this thread needs a wiki, anyone volunteering  ;)
Looking for a decent hotel with comfy bed and Mehadrin breakfast for one night stay near old city in the $100 -$150 range
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jonnydm on September 27, 2016, 10:40:41 AM
I think this thread needs a wiki, anyone volunteering  ;)
Looking for a decent hotel with comfy bed and Mehadrin breakfast for one night stay near old city in the $100 -$150 range
King Solomon?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on September 27, 2016, 08:08:17 PM
I think this thread needs a wiki, anyone volunteering  ;)
Looking for a decent hotel with comfy bed and Mehadrin breakfast for one night stay near old city in the $100 -$150 range

Grand Court? Leonardo?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on September 28, 2016, 02:17:35 AM
How about late check out ( not Shabbos)
yes other than friday
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ejbhjb on September 28, 2016, 10:11:12 AM
Looking for hotels in Jerusalem - would like to be walking distance to the old city.  Will need 2 rooms so keeping the cost down is important.  Any thoughts about Eldan vs. Dan Boutique?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on September 28, 2016, 10:49:31 AM
anyone know how to book Litov? or any contact info?

is it worth 30k/nite for mamila hotel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SLMYRCB on September 28, 2016, 11:46:02 AM
Looking for hotels in Jerusalem - would like to be walking distance to the old city.  Will need 2 rooms so keeping the cost down is important.  Any thoughts about Eldan vs. Dan Boutique?
Dan Boutique is in middle of nothing.
Eldan is very very acceptable and accessible.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on September 28, 2016, 11:51:14 AM
anyone know how to book Litov? or any contact info?

is it worth 30k/nite for mamila hotel?
02-544-4749
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ejbhjb on September 28, 2016, 01:30:17 PM
Dan Boutique is in middle of nothing.
Eldan is very very acceptable and accessible.

Thanks!  Anything else in that price range that your would recommend other than the Eldan?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SLMYRCB on September 28, 2016, 01:52:11 PM
Thanks!  Anything else in that price range that your would recommend other than the Eldan?
Dan Panorama
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on September 30, 2016, 09:18:07 AM
Leonardo plaza

Thank you for your email.
 
Shabbat Meals (not including the Holidays)
390 NIS per adult, per meal
293 NIS per child, per meal (ages 2-12)
Both meals are served as a rich Meat buffet and include Water, Kiddush Wine, Grape Juice and Small Challahs for Kiddush.
The hotel is under Glatt Mehadrin, Jerusalem Rabbinate Supervision
 
Regards,
Maayan Levy
F&B Coordinator
 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jack on October 19, 2016, 11:49:58 PM
Wanted to book the Waldorf for over Lag B'omer shabbos - it is completely booked not a single room available at any rate for Friday night Motzei shabbos.  Anyone know what's up?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: avadah on October 20, 2016, 05:31:45 AM
Wanted to book the Waldorf for over Lag B'omer shabbos - it is completely booked not a single room available at any rate for Friday night Motzei shabbos.  Anyone know what's up?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jack on October 20, 2016, 10:28:29 AM
The past few years it has always been available up until a month or 2 before now not a suite not a room nothing
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yochiek93 on October 20, 2016, 10:59:53 AM
The past few years it has always been available up until a month or 2 before now not a suite not a room nothing
The past few years is not this year
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on October 22, 2016, 02:33:04 PM

New SPG hotel in Israel. (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=56943.msg1578553#msg1578553)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: avadah on October 29, 2016, 07:06:37 PM
Any all suite hotels for a decent price?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: avadah on October 29, 2016, 07:15:25 PM
Any reviews for Ramada  netanya ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on October 30, 2016, 05:50:40 PM
In laws are making a bar mitzvah in Jerusalem in late March; they are interested in staying in a chain hotel (hilton, marriott, spg, ihg, etc.) Besides for the Waldorf, are there any other hotels in Jerusalem that are bookable via points?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SLMYRCB on October 30, 2016, 05:57:39 PM
In laws are making a bar mitzvah in Jerusalem in late March; they are interested in staying in a chain hotel (hilton, marriott, spg, ihg, etc.) Besides for the Waldorf, are there any other hotels in Jerusalem that are bookable via points?
Ramada or Crowne Plaza
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ploni3 on October 31, 2016, 01:30:03 PM
Any all suite hotels for a decent price?
I don't know what you call decent price but this 21st floor hotel has very fine reviews
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yitz1000 on November 01, 2016, 03:14:43 PM
Have you been there?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ploni3 on November 01, 2016, 09:15:17 PM
No. But the TripAdvisor reviews are telling.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shmoe joe on November 20, 2016, 01:14:08 AM
I have  to choose between david citadel, king David, or mamilla hotels. Which one shold I go with?
P.s. Any info on breakfast in above hotels?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on November 22, 2016, 04:31:09 PM
anyone stay at The Herbert Samuel Hotel? pictures look nice. no email to find out kashrus etc.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on November 23, 2016, 08:09:40 PM
anyone stay at The Herbert Samuel Hotel? pictures look nice. no email to find out kashrus etc.

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/08/jerusalems-new-herbert-samuel-hotel-opens-gourmet-kosher-restaurant/ (http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/08/jerusalems-new-herbert-samuel-hotel-opens-gourmet-kosher-restaurant/)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shmiel1429 on November 23, 2016, 08:57:12 PM
Anyone heard of litov boutique hotel

Is it similar to prima better or worse?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sharabob on November 23, 2016, 11:09:50 PM
Anyone heard of litov boutique hotel

Is it similar to prima better or worse?

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1885.msg1513974#msg1513974
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SLMYRCB on November 24, 2016, 09:43:57 AM
Anyone heard of litov boutique hotel

Is it similar to prima better or worse?
Definitely a better location
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davidb on November 24, 2016, 10:31:27 AM
http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/08/jerusalems-new-herbert-samuel-hotel-opens-gourmet-kosher-restaurant/ (http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/08/jerusalems-new-herbert-samuel-hotel-opens-gourmet-kosher-restaurant/)
The hechsher is rabbanut though. Most people dont eat it.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Willie on December 05, 2016, 06:47:16 AM
Looking for hotel to stay at between $100-$150 a night in Yerushalayim in February or that takes SPG
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on December 05, 2016, 08:07:33 AM
Looking for hotel to stay at between $100-$150 a night in Yerushalayim in February or that takes SPG
Buy IHG, stay at the Crown Plaza
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on December 05, 2016, 08:58:24 AM
Looking for hotel to stay at between $100-$150 a night in Yerushalayim in February or that takes SPG
No SPG. Best option is prob CP as   said.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on December 05, 2016, 04:10:01 PM
Any reviews for Ramada  netanya ?
Its decent all rooms are suites so there is a lot of room and a nice size balcony off each room. If your looking fpr a fancy place dont go, if your expactations are not that high its worth it.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Willie on December 07, 2016, 12:17:26 PM
Looking for hotel or apartment to stay at in mid february for $100-$150 a night in yerushalayim... Any comments and reviews would be very helpful
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: waterpri on December 07, 2016, 01:41:14 PM
I stayed here and was very nice and great location

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8188534?check_in=2017-02-05&guests=1&check_out=2017-02-07
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on December 08, 2016, 08:55:20 AM
Any reviews for Ramada  netanya ?
I'm a big fan
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Luvisrael on December 08, 2016, 03:33:56 PM
anyone know/have been to any nice tzimmers up north pref. tzfas...? thanx!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Z56 on December 08, 2016, 04:15:59 PM
anyone know/have been to any nice tzimmers up north pref. tzfas...? thanx!

Call this guy

tzaft

Rotenberg 0527631531
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on December 11, 2016, 04:35:52 PM
anyone know/have been to any nice tzimmers up north pref. tzfas...? thanx!

Nof Kinerret, is about 10-15 min. from Tzfat, and there are a lot of beautiful places at great prices.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on December 12, 2016, 02:28:38 AM
anyone been to elma arts, whats it about? better than sheraton?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Z56 on December 12, 2016, 07:12:17 AM
who can give best rate for the waldorf for Shabbos 6 rooms and meals ? is there anyway to get a good deal ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on December 12, 2016, 05:03:54 PM
Anyone know of a good deal for pesach in Jlem at a hotel with good kashrus? probably need four rooms (14 people). Pm me pls...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: brotha123 on December 17, 2016, 11:22:20 PM
need a hotel 1/26-1/27 in Tel Aviv. A lot of the hotels im finding only have 1 bed in them and i need 2. Anyone have any ideas,looking to spend 125-150. thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on December 18, 2016, 09:03:53 PM
Anyone know of a good deal for pesach in Jlem at a hotel with good kashrus? probably need four rooms (14 people). Pm me pls...

For 14 ppl, wouldn't it be way better and cheaper to rent a couple apartments and have mehadrin food catered?  I booked the Waldorf on points (before they blocked it).  We need two rooms just for 5 ppl but just ONE Seder in a private room will be over 2 grand...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on December 20, 2016, 08:27:13 AM
Anyone ever stay near Haifa in a Intl Brand hotel? Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: 1356Abe on December 20, 2016, 12:19:53 PM
Anyone ever stay near Haifa in a Intl Brand hotel? Any recommendations?
Crown plaza Haifa
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on December 20, 2016, 11:18:41 PM
For 14 ppl, wouldn't it be way better and cheaper to rent a couple apartments and have mehadrin food catered?  I booked the Waldorf on points (before they blocked it).  We need two rooms just for 5 ppl but just ONE Seder in a private room will be over 2 grand...
great job using points b4 they blocked!! it would be cheaper, and i would prefer it but fam really prefers hotel/no need to self serve etc experience.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moe8555 on December 21, 2016, 02:52:26 AM
Sorry, I had posted this in the wrong thread in one of the other forums -- meant to put it here:

Just throwing it out there that Crowne Plaza Jerusalem has super-low rates for tomorrow night, direct through IHG.

$85 (room only).

Another hot tip -- the Junior Suite is available through the local Israeli IHG chain Hebrew website (http://www.h-i.co.il (http://www.h-i.co.il)) for $286 (1101 ILS) with breakfast for 2 Adults, 1 Child (price includes Israeli VAT).

On the IHG website, you can't even select that room if you add on a kid.  And, it's currently going for $285 WITHOUT breakfast and WITHOUT 17% Israeli VAT.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 01, 2017, 10:49:39 AM
nicest hotel in dead sea?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 02, 2017, 05:26:08 AM
eliat dan panorama or club hotel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on January 02, 2017, 03:47:32 PM
eliat dan panorama or club hotel?
club will be a bit more shabby/barebones 3 stars with a cruise motif, but has like 7 different pools and back when i used to go u could go into the pools all night long (so if u have an issue with swimming with random women thats a plus to find a good spot for yourself). also right next to some loud bars (minus) but also the mall where there was a mehadrin cafe cafe back when i went.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on January 02, 2017, 03:50:00 PM
Need to decide on a hotel in jlem at a good price. anyone have experience staying at the Dan Boutique jlem? i know its on the edge of emek refaim area, but not a terrible distance from jaffa gate. did it feel lonely/dangerous/shabby?
What about Leonardo (NOT plaza) Jerusalem (on the other end)? anyone know of any good prices anywhere else?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on January 02, 2017, 07:22:38 PM
Need to decide on a hotel in jlem at a good price. anyone have experience staying at the Dan Boutique jlem? i know its on the edge of emek refaim area, but not a terrible distance from jaffa gate. did it feel lonely/dangerous/shabby?
What about Leonardo (NOT plaza) Jerusalem (on the other end)? anyone know of any good prices anywhere else?
would love to know this as well . used to be site israelhotels.org but site is down any other booking tips?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Luvisrael on January 03, 2017, 01:28:28 AM
nicest hotel in dead sea?
good deals currently on Groupon Israel. Crown Plaza dead sea for abt 320 NIS a night
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 03, 2017, 05:05:12 AM
Need to decide on a hotel in jlem at a good price. anyone have experience staying at the Dan Boutique jlem? i know its on the edge of emek refaim area, but not a terrible distance from jaffa gate. did it feel lonely/dangerous/shabby?
What about Leonardo (NOT plaza) Jerusalem (on the other end)? anyone know of any good prices anywhere else?
http://www.booking.com/hotel/il/7kook.html
great location right behind yaffo train stop no frills hotel no food but nice and new
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on January 03, 2017, 07:02:38 AM
good deals currently on Groupon Israel. Crown Plaza dead sea for abt 320 NIS a night
thats not for anight rather a fun day @crowne plaza
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Luvisrael on January 03, 2017, 12:08:09 PM
thats not for anight rather a fun day @crowne plaza
ur right thanx
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 03, 2017, 04:04:22 PM
any hotels in Israel with kosher food outside of Jerusalem, preferably in a warmer climate in February, thats good for a shabbos?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hocker on January 04, 2017, 07:02:52 AM
any hotels in Israel with kosher food outside of Jerusalem, preferably in a warmer climate in February, thats good for a shabbos?
Kinar Hagalil, Lavi but not too warm
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 04, 2017, 07:33:21 AM
Kinar Hagalil, Lavi but not too warm


Anything south?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hocker on January 04, 2017, 07:36:55 AM

Anything south?
http://www.telechofesh.co.il/hotel/%D7%9E%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%9F-%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%92%D7%95%D7%A2-%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%93/

can't recommend it though since I know nothing about it.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 04, 2017, 07:40:30 AM
http://www.telechofesh.co.il/hotel/%D7%9E%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%9F-%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%92%D7%95%D7%A2-%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%93/

can't recommend it though since I know nothing about it.

Doesn't look to nice.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 04, 2017, 07:55:40 AM

Anything south?
they have all the eliat programs this time of year
anybody have any experience with them?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 04, 2017, 07:56:12 AM
they have all the eliat programs this time of year
anybody have any experience with them?

Any specific ones your referring to?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 04, 2017, 07:58:54 AM
Any specific ones your referring to?
i did a little bit of research
there are two programs dan panorama and club hotel
club hotel cheaper not sure if just the dan panorama is a nicer hotel or the food and program is better
club hotel seems more heimish they having MBD and more of a program OU israel is going to dan panorama
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 04, 2017, 08:00:08 AM
i did a little bit of research
there are two programs dan panorama and club hotel
club hotel cheaper not sure if just the dan panorama is a nicer hotel or the food and program is better
club hotel seems more heimish they having MBD and more of a program OU israel is going to dan panorama

Any links or phone numbers?
When is the program running till?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 04, 2017, 08:02:11 AM
Any links or phone numbers?
When is the program running till?
club hotel 0533131884 she offered me discount 2550NIS for thursday to sunday all included
but they have midweek too
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 04, 2017, 08:04:30 AM
club hotel 0533131884 she offered me discount 2550NIS for thursday to sunday all included
but they have midweek too
Not bad im assuming that includes meals?
What's the hechsher?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 04, 2017, 08:04:46 AM
Any links or phone numbers?
When is the program running till?
http://www.mtravel.co.il/דן-פנורמה-אילת/
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 04, 2017, 08:06:29 AM
http://www.mtravel.co.il/דן-פנורמה-אילת/

Thanks will look into it
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Willie on January 04, 2017, 06:49:25 PM
Looking for place to stay in jerusalem february 14-28(apartment or hotel) in the $100 ballpark range... May also want to split it up meaning staying somewhere february 14-21 and 24-28 in jerusalem.... Any advice or know of anyone that is looking to rent out an apartment please pm me
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on January 05, 2017, 03:21:07 AM
Looking for place to stay in jerusalem february 14-28(apartment or hotel) in the $100 ballpark range... May also want to split it up meaning staying somewhere february 14-21 and 24-28 in jerusalem.... Any advice or know of anyone that is looking to rent out an apartment please pm me
how many people are you?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Willie on January 05, 2017, 07:42:29 AM
how many people are you?
2 or 3
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dave A on January 05, 2017, 11:11:19 AM
Looking for a last-minute relatively cheap stay tonight in J-lem with 2 adults/2 kids.  Suggestions?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on January 05, 2017, 11:22:24 AM
Anyone have impressions as to the differences between Prima Kings Hotel vs. King Solomon Hotel for shabbos/yom tov (best would be someone who stayed at both)? Trying to decide between them, prices have the king solomon a bit more expensive. both say they are mehadrin.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Lakewood750 on January 08, 2017, 12:56:27 PM
Is there any way to get free parking at Leonardo Plaza Hotel on king George while I am a guest there.

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on January 09, 2017, 12:00:30 PM
Looking for a last-minute relatively cheap stay tonight in J-lem with 2 adults/2 kids.  Suggestions?

What dates?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on January 09, 2017, 05:25:38 PM
any hotels in Israel with kosher food outside of Jerusalem, preferably in a warmer climate in February, thats good for a shabbos?
Look into the beresheet hotel in Mitzpe Ramon.

amazing place, ain't cheap though
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Willie on January 09, 2017, 05:54:00 PM
Looking for place to stay in jerusalem february 14-28(apartment or hotel) in the $100 ballpark range... May also want to split it up meaning staying somewhere february 14-21 and 24-28 in jerusalem.... Any advice or know of anyone that is looking to rent out an apartment please pm me
Bump
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 10, 2017, 02:15:05 PM
Look into the beresheet hotel in Mitzpe Ramon.

amazing place, ain't cheap though

Ya gorgeous place. What's with the food.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on January 10, 2017, 02:37:47 PM
Ya gorgeous place. What's with the food.
Probably rabbanut, call them
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 10, 2017, 02:55:27 PM
Probably rabbanut, call them

Figured
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ploni3 on January 10, 2017, 04:12:36 PM
And rather limited items at breakfast that are mehadrin. They do advertise that they can get "mehadrin" meals for and extra fee...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: NTorch on January 16, 2017, 12:15:24 PM
Anyone have personal review/thoughts on hotels in Tiberias? The Eden Hotel bills itself out as a Glatt Kosher hotel with decent rates.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Luvisrael on January 22, 2017, 01:56:02 PM
Anyone have info on the eruv in Netanya? If i stay at the kikar boutique can i walk to galei sanz carrying??
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on January 23, 2017, 10:05:29 AM
deciding between inbal and plaza (jlem) for pesach. inbal is rabbanut but i'm pretty comfortable with the mashgichim (though there is still this nagging feeling in the back of my head). anyone have suggestions between them? inbal would be cheaper, and i love that its right by gan ha paamon.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SLMYRCB on January 23, 2017, 10:20:45 AM
deciding between inbal and plaza (jlem) for pesach. inbal is rabbanut but i'm pretty comfortable with the mashgichim (though there is still this nagging feeling in the back of my head). anyone have suggestions between them? inbal would be cheaper, and i love that its right by gan ha paamon.
So it's between a nagging feeling in your head or a nagging feeling in your pocket.
Sounds like a typical conundrum. 
Figured out which is nagging is more legitimate. There you'll have your answer.
Good luck.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on January 23, 2017, 05:38:43 PM
deciding between inbal and plaza (jlem) for pesach. inbal is rabbanut but i'm pretty comfortable with the mashgichim (though there is still this nagging feeling in the back of my head). anyone have suggestions between them? inbal would be cheaper, and i love that its right by gan ha paamon.
As far as the Hotel goes, the Plaza is pretty bad IMHO. On the other hand the Inbal has won some international awards (I forgot which).
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on January 24, 2017, 10:50:51 AM
has anyone been to beresheet hotel in mitzpe ramon? reviews are great but want more firsthand info
eta: just scrolled up and saw this hotel mentioned! any updates regarding mehadrin food? are there minyanim onsite Shabbos?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Luvisrael on January 24, 2017, 01:39:29 PM
anyone know where I can see a map of the eiruv in netanya? staying at a hotel there...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Z56 on January 24, 2017, 03:13:16 PM
has anyone been to beresheet hotel in mitzpe ramon? reviews are great but want more firsthand info
eta: just scrolled up and saw this hotel mentioned! any updates regarding mehadrin food? are there minyanim onsite Shabbos?

You can order mehadrin beforehand

There should be minyan at the Chabad house
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on January 24, 2017, 03:25:13 PM
You can order mehadrin beforehand

There should be minyan at the Chabad house
thank you
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ploni3 on January 25, 2017, 06:56:54 AM
I was at Bereishet a few weeks ago. The mashgiach pointed out what was mehadrin at breakfast -  rather limited. You can pre-ordrer mehadrin dinners. There is a yeshiva and shul with minyanim in town. The hotel had no minyan during the week but the front desk told me that they have on Shabbos. I guess it depends on the specific crowd.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on January 29, 2017, 11:53:03 AM
so it
As far as the Hotel goes, the Plaza is pretty bad IMHO. On the other hand the Inbal has won some international awards (I forgot which).
so it looks like i am going to the leonardo plaza jlem. is it worth it to pay an extra $53 per night ($425 total) for a balcony room at the plaza, or will the window rooms be just as good/have more internal space? any other suggestions re choosing rooms?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Z56 on January 29, 2017, 02:05:13 PM
Looking for a place for Shabbos south area ? with a hotel/apt. recommendation please

thanks in advance
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 29, 2017, 04:22:36 PM
Looking for a place for Shabbos south area ? with a hotel/apt. recommendation please

thanks in advance

Anything?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 29, 2017, 04:23:03 PM
Is there any mehadrin hotels in netanya?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Z56 on January 29, 2017, 04:41:49 PM
Anything?

something nice,
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 29, 2017, 04:49:15 PM
something nice,

I meant any luck?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zow on January 30, 2017, 03:37:32 AM
so it so it looks like i am going to the leonardo plaza jlem. is it worth it to pay an extra $53 per night ($425 total) for a balcony room at the plaza, or will the window rooms be just as good/have more internal space? any other suggestions re choosing rooms?
I am currently at Leonardo Plaza. I wouldn't say it is bad at all.  For sure it is not the Waldorf. Both in terms of hard and soft product, it is average to above average.  The breakfast spread is very good. Service there excellent.  Again, not the sumptuous WA, but more than adequate.  The room is a little dated and needs some maintenance. I have a balcony which is nice -- could imagine being great in better weather. I can't compare to the nonbalcony rooms in terms of space. Depends how much time you plan on sitting out on mirpeset.  Seems kind of steep to me to pay >10% more for it.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on January 30, 2017, 03:53:00 AM
Is there any mehadrin hotels in netanya?
Yes. Galei Sanz.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Z56 on January 30, 2017, 07:07:36 AM
Yes. Galei Sanz.

any other decent hotels in that area ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 30, 2017, 07:30:43 AM
Yes. Galei Sanz.
Is it nice?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on January 30, 2017, 07:32:03 AM
Is it nice?
Depends what you call nice. Its far from luxurious and the exterior can use an immediate makeover. But its right on the water, they have a minyan and they serve mehadrin food.
Title: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 30, 2017, 07:38:57 AM
Depends what you call nice. Its far from luxurious and the exterior can use an immediate makeover. But its right on the water, they have a minyan and they serve mehadrin food.

Luxurious is the waldorf at 5 and nice would would be the Plaza at 4. What would this be?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on January 30, 2017, 07:44:39 AM
Luxurious is the waldorf at 5 and nice would would be the Plaza at 4. What would this be?
Its Lashon Hara.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Luvisrael on January 30, 2017, 07:50:35 AM
Is there any mehadrin hotels in netanya?
U can stay at the leonordo ,ramada or king soloman and eat at galei sanz... not so bad if ur just eating there...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on January 30, 2017, 07:51:56 AM
U can stay at the leonordo ,ramada or king soloman and eat at galei sanz... not so bad if ur just eating there...
That's an idea
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on February 06, 2017, 02:55:26 AM
Is it nice?

Not really.

https://hebrew.zyvotel.com/galil-hotel-netanya (https://hebrew.zyvotel.com/galil-hotel-netanya)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Z56 on February 06, 2017, 03:58:56 AM
Any hotels south area, that have shabbos meals mehadrin?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on February 06, 2017, 05:16:10 AM
Any hotels south area, that have shabbos meals mehadrin?

http://www.telechofesh.co.il/hotel/%D7%9E%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%9F-%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%92%D7%95%D7%A2-%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%93/ (http://www.telechofesh.co.il/hotel/%D7%9E%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%9F-%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%92%D7%95%D7%A2-%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%93/)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Z56 on February 06, 2017, 06:47:07 AM
http://www.telechofesh.co.il/hotel/%D7%9E%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%9F-%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%92%D7%95%D7%A2-%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%93/ (http://www.telechofesh.co.il/hotel/%D7%9E%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%9F-%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%92%D7%95%D7%A2-%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%93/)

Thanks! The hotel looks like 1star maybe...

What's my other options? Rent a nice villa/hotel and bring along food ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on February 06, 2017, 07:11:47 AM
Thanks! The hotel looks like 1star maybe...

What's my other options? Rent a nice villa/hotel and bring along food ?

other than seasonal mehadrin hotel options, probably your best bet
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Z56 on February 06, 2017, 07:39:21 AM
Has anyone been recently in k'naan spa hotel ? I spoke  to them, they claim they made renovation to their rooms. Looking for anyone that's been there lately...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on February 07, 2017, 09:22:25 PM
Does the tel aviv hi,ton have a shabbos elevator?  What type of food is available in the executive lounge on Friday night and Shabbos day?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on February 08, 2017, 09:02:38 AM
Does the tel aviv hi,ton have a shabbos elevator?  What type of food is available in the executive lounge on Friday night and Shabbos day?

They do have a Shabbos elevator, a shul on premises and have nice, dairy food out for breakfast and light dinner. They'll give you grape juice to make kiddish at breakfast too.  We didn't go Friday night to the lounge but every other night it was enough for dinner. We actually called before candle lighting and ordered room service for Friday night to have a nice meat meal with our family and not have to go to their expensive buffet.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on February 11, 2017, 11:58:04 PM
My hilton diamond status expires in march and i will go back to gold.  I plan to go to the tel aviv hilton and the woldolf in Jerusalem.  Which should i do as a diamond and which can i wait and go after gold?  What will i miss out on each by being gold instead of diamond. Thank you
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on February 12, 2017, 01:06:17 AM
My hilton diamond status expires in march and i will go back to gold.  I plan to go to the tel aviv hilton and the woldolf in Jerusalem.  Which should i do as a diamond and which can i wait and go after gold?  What will i miss out on each by being gold instead of diamond. Thank you

If you are only gold then at the Hilton you will only get access to the executive lounge if they upgrade you to a club level room whereas diamonds always get access.  At the WA you will get breakfast and an upgrade as either gold or diamond so I'd go to the Hilton as a Diamond and the WA as a gold although others might have a different view.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on February 12, 2017, 11:56:04 PM
Has anyone checked into the waldolf jerusalem motzei shabbat?  Is it crazy with people checking out?
Do I have a better or worse chance of getting a good diamond upgrade on saturday night compared  to other nights since so many people are checking out when we would be checking in?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Z56 on February 14, 2017, 03:22:35 PM
Hi! I'm looking for nice apartment in Netanya area for 6 ppl, if anyone has stayed or knows of anything please PM me

Thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 14, 2017, 03:57:18 PM
Hi! I'm looking for nice apartment in Netanya area for 6 ppl, if anyone has stayed or knows of anything please PM me

Thanks
Checked Airbnb?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Z56 on February 14, 2017, 03:59:14 PM
Checked Airbnb?

yes.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on February 23, 2017, 02:14:10 PM
Has anyone checked into the waldolf jerusalem motzei shabbat?  Is it crazy with people checking out?
Do I have a better or worse chance of getting a good diamond upgrade on saturday night compared  to other nights since so many people are checking out when we would be checking in?

I'd put this question in the WA Jerusalem master thread and should get lots of good responses. I was there over Shabbos but since we weren't checking out then, I can't remember.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ShlomoR on March 13, 2017, 10:32:27 PM
I'm looking to book a hotel in Israel, going BH from June 28 to July 10.
I am going with wife and kids, they are 5, 3 and 1 yr old.
We are looking to sleep the whole time in Tel aviv and take day trips.
What hotel do you recommend?
I have SPG points and Amex BP.
I would love to go somewhere with breakfast included, and somewhere fun with kids.
I was leaning towards Sheraton but they are being very strict with not having more than 3 ppl in a room, or Hilton bc we have some family going there so may be easier to figure out how to stay all in one room, but its very expensive
Please let me know your thoughts.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on March 13, 2017, 11:35:50 PM
I'm looking to book a hotel in Israel, going BH from June 28 to July 10.
I am going with wife and kids, they are 5, 3 and 1 yr old.
We are looking to sleep the whole time in Tel aviv and take day trips.
What hotel do you recommend?
I have SPG points and Amex BP.
I would love to go somewhere with breakfast included, and somewhere fun with kids.
I was leaning towards Sheraton but they are being very strict with not having more than 3 ppl in a room, or Hilton bc we have some family going there so may be easier to figure out how to stay all in one room, but its very expensive
Please let me know your thoughts.

Are you Hilton Gold or Diamond?  The Hilton TA also won't technically allow 5 per room but they did upgrade me to a Studio room that fit a crib for my littlest and had a pullout couch.  You guys would fit there and they confirmed that upgrade for me ahead.  I'm going back the weekend before Pesach and can let you know if I get the same upgrade and it's pretty standard.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ShlomoR on March 13, 2017, 11:58:48 PM
Are you Hilton Gold or Diamond?  The Hilton TA also won't technically allow 5 per room but they did upgrade me to a Studio room that fit a crib for my littlest and had a pullout couch.  You guys would fit there and they confirmed that upgrade for me ahead.  I'm going back the weekend before Pesach and can let you know if I get the same upgrade and it's pretty standard.

Yes, I have Hilton Gold thru amex bp
I'm checking the dates now and everything is fully booked...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on April 23, 2017, 02:39:19 PM
what's the best option hotel at the dead sea?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SLMYRCB on April 23, 2017, 02:44:42 PM
what's the best option hotel at the dead sea?
Points? Crowne Plaza is the only option.
Best for your buck? Any of the Isrotels (they often have groupons too).
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on April 23, 2017, 03:01:02 PM
Points? Crowne Plaza is the only option.
Best for your buck? Any of the Isrotels (they often have groupons too).
for cash what's the best option for the buck?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on April 23, 2017, 04:09:39 PM
I stayed in david which used to be le meridien. was satisfied
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shmoe joe on April 23, 2017, 08:20:39 PM
Jerusalem gate or crowne plaza? Which is worse?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: aygart on April 24, 2017, 03:44:08 PM
Jerusalem gate or crowne plaza? Which is worse?
Was about to ask the same but to add Ceasar Premier. Those are by far the most convenient for me location wise for the one night I will be there.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on April 24, 2017, 04:07:16 PM
Was about to ask the same but to add Ceasar Premier. Those are by far the most convenient for me location wise for the one night I will be there.
just a warning, the tripadvisor rating for that seems to have been way inflated by sock puppets. pretty clear. stayed there years ago one night to watch a playoff game and was a decent room for like $95 to fit 8 guys into...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on April 24, 2017, 04:08:21 PM
Jerusalem gate or crowne plaza? Which is worse?
re crowne plaza, once went in the pool there when it was empty for some reason and then the lifeguard was chuckling as i realized there were actual floaters in the pool (and a dog laying near the steps)...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: aygart on April 24, 2017, 04:15:01 PM
just a warning, the tripadvisor rating for that seems to have been way inflated by sock puppets. pretty clear. stayed there years ago one night to watch a playoff game and was a decent room for like $95 to fit 8 guys into...
Yeah, I figured. As long as the room is normal and clean.

re crowne plaza, once went in the pool there when it was empty for some reason and then the lifeguard was chuckling as i realized there were actual floaters in the pool (and a dog laying near the steps)...
How are the rooms?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on April 24, 2017, 04:18:44 PM
How are the rooms?
basic holiday inn level iirc, probably a lil bit bigger than caeser.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on April 24, 2017, 06:08:34 PM
any good deals a the harods dead sea?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shmoe joe on April 24, 2017, 06:56:50 PM
just a warning, the tripadvisor rating for that seems to have been way inflated by sock puppets. pretty clear. stayed there years ago one night to watch a playoff game and was a decent room for like $95 to fit 8 guys into...
which hotel are you referring to?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: aygart on April 24, 2017, 07:15:36 PM
which hotel are you referring to?
I understood him to have meant the Ceasar
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on April 25, 2017, 04:08:32 PM
I understood him to have meant the Ceasar
yup
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: aygart on April 25, 2017, 04:14:40 PM
BTW, in the area is also https://www.peninatchemed.com/ on Shamgar which are apartment rentals by the night
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Moshe90 on April 26, 2017, 01:04:41 AM
Its Lashon Hara.
they finally closed  the hotel (Galei Sanz) now for serious renovations.
It will be closed for the next 3-4 months
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 26, 2017, 01:28:51 AM
they finally closed  the hotel (Galei Sanz) now for serious renovations.
It will be closed for the next 3-4 months
About time. Well needed.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mick on April 27, 2017, 04:42:56 PM
Which is preferred for one night beach vacation for 2 adults?

Sheraton TA or Ritz Herzliya

Using starwood points (16k vs 16.6k), so cost is basically equal.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on April 27, 2017, 04:50:33 PM
Which is preferred for one night beach vacation for 2 adults?

Sheraton TA or Ritz Herzliya

Using starwood points (16k vs 16.6k), so cost is basically equal.
Ritz is much nicer  and beach is more empty
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on April 28, 2017, 01:31:13 PM
Ritz is much nicer  and beach is more empty

Yeah for the same points, no question the Ritz unless you are trying to save every  penny and then the lounge with free food and drinks at the Sheraton might be a factor.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: pharmdear on May 02, 2017, 10:26:31 AM
Looking for a frum tour guide for the old city and/or kotel tunnels
Thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: aygart on May 02, 2017, 11:06:39 AM
Looking for a frum tour guide for the old city and/or kotel tunnels
Thanks
http://allaroundisrael.com/
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on May 02, 2017, 11:09:18 AM
Looking for a frum tour guide for the old city and/or kotel tunnels
Thanks

We just used Doron Kornbluth (author of Why Marry Jewish and other books) and he was spectacular.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: pharmdear on May 02, 2017, 03:11:42 PM
We just used Doron Kornbluth (author of Why Marry Jewish and other books) and he was spectacular.
Do you have his number?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on May 02, 2017, 03:47:16 PM
Looking for a frum tour guide for the old city and/or kotel tunnels
Thanks

Ephraim Kraus great tour guide, pm me for his number.
he speaks Hebrew and Yiddish only (very little English)

Check that thread for more.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on May 02, 2017, 04:15:36 PM
Do you have his number?

All his info is at www.doronkornbluth.com (http://www.doronkornbluth.com)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ShlomoR on May 03, 2017, 10:19:33 PM
Are you Hilton Gold or Diamond?  The Hilton TA also won't technically allow 5 per room but they did upgrade me to a Studio room that fit a crib for my littlest and had a pullout couch.  You guys would fit there and they confirmed that upgrade for me ahead.  I'm going back the weekend before Pesach and can let you know if I get the same upgrade and it's pretty standard.

Did you call the Hilton Tel Aviv or Hilton US customer service to get the upgrade?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on May 03, 2017, 10:50:57 PM
Did you call the Hilton Tel Aviv or Hilton US customer service to get the upgrade?

No I didn't call but I always put in the notes that I'd appreciate the best possible Diamond suite upgrade and I think I specifically asked for a corner suite and that is what they gave me this time!  I was only on the 4th floor but considering they were almost completely booked I was super happy.  Ask for that corner suite as it is really two connecting rooms (with two doors and bathrooms) but instead of a bed in the second room it has a pullout couch.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ShlomoR on May 10, 2017, 02:02:08 AM
No I didn't call but I always put in the notes that I'd appreciate the best possible Diamond suite upgrade and I think I specifically asked for a corner suite and that is what they gave me this time!  I was only on the 4th floor but considering they were almost completely booked I was super happy.  Ask for that corner suite as it is really two connecting rooms (with two doors and bathrooms) but instead of a bed in the second room it has a pullout couch.

What do you mean that you put it in the notes? How do you do that?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on May 10, 2017, 11:02:08 AM
What do you mean that you put it in the notes? How do you do that?

When you reserve, there is a section called something like "additional notes"
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on May 23, 2017, 08:45:44 AM
thoughts on staying at Ritz Hertzylia vs staying at another hotel in Tel Aviv? Is there more stuff to do/places to eat in Tel aviv vs Hertzliya?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on May 23, 2017, 12:40:40 PM
thoughts on staying at Ritz Hertzylia vs staying at another hotel in Tel Aviv? Is there more stuff to do/places to eat in Tel aviv vs Hertzliya?

Is free breakfast and an all day lounge important to you? Both the Sheraton and Hilton TA offer that.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on May 23, 2017, 12:41:30 PM
Is free breakfast and an all day lounge important to you? Both the Sheraton and Hilton TA offer that.

The ritz does not?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on May 23, 2017, 12:56:00 PM
The ritz does not?

I don't believe so.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on May 24, 2017, 11:32:33 AM
Does anyone have any experience with the WINDOWS OF JERUSALEM?
A two bedroom, five bed  suite is only $150 /night.
Just curious if anyone can give my the pros and cons, before I book. 
Thanx
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Z56 on May 24, 2017, 12:11:39 PM
Does anyone have any experience with the WINDOWS OF JERUSALEM?
A two bedroom, five bed  suite is only $150 /night.
Just curious if anyone can give my the pros and cons, before I book. 
Thanx

Link pls
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on May 24, 2017, 12:13:00 PM
winjerusalem.com
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on May 24, 2017, 10:22:26 PM
I don't believe so.

which one has a better pool and amenities?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on May 24, 2017, 11:00:52 PM
which one has a better pool and amenities?

The Ritz is for sure fancier but the Hilton has a bigger pool, I always get a solid upgrade and the free breakfast and lounge access (and free drinks all day and night) are worth a lot to me.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: bk73 on May 28, 2017, 03:03:57 PM
Hi,
I'm looking for a really large home to rent for a shabbos any where oiutside of yerushalayim around 20 people pool and other activities any leads would be great .
thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on May 28, 2017, 04:26:43 PM
Hi,
I'm looking for a really large home to rent for a shabbos any where oiutside of yerushalayim around 20 people pool and other activities any leads would be great .
thanks
https://isravilla.com
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: bk73 on May 29, 2017, 06:23:06 AM
https://isravilla.com
[/quote   Thanks I was looking for someone who has been to one that can recommend it
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on June 07, 2017, 11:00:54 AM
do SPG gold members get free breakfast at the sheraton on all rate type bookings?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on June 15, 2017, 10:01:46 PM
Do gold get free breakfast at Renaissance Tel Aviv?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on June 16, 2017, 10:37:44 AM
I heard a nice new hotel opened in the Tveriya area.
Anyone been there or know more details?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Hjay on June 17, 2017, 03:56:27 PM
Anybody have any experience with the Sephardic house hotel in the old city? Or have a diff suggestion for a place to stay in the old city similarly priced? (About $150 a night)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dylu87 on June 19, 2017, 05:39:56 PM
Looking for a nice hotel in tiveria for the weekend of august 4. I would like something not crazy expensive for 3 nights, the 4th, 5th  and 6th. if possible something with glatt kosher Shabbos meals, if not if you know somewhere to pay in advance and eat the Shabbos meals. thank you . ( already looked into the kinar, not such a nice hotel and very expensive)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on June 26, 2017, 05:58:26 PM
do SPG gold members get free breakfast at the sheraton on all rate type bookings?

Bump...anyone do an award booking at sheraton TV?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on June 26, 2017, 10:56:36 PM
Bump...anyone do an award booking at sheraton TV?

I don't know SPG rule but they have a lounge.  Will gold get you Lounge access? If yes, then you'll get breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dantorah on June 27, 2017, 06:17:56 PM
Hi.  New to the forum.  Any recommendations for sukkos stays?  Either Apt or hotel with food inclusive?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on June 27, 2017, 09:33:13 PM
I don't know SPG rule but they have a lounge.  Will gold get you Lounge access? If yes, then you'll get breakfast, lunch and dinner.

dont they also have a restaurant that serves breakfast?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on June 27, 2017, 11:33:55 PM
dont they also have a restaurant that serves breakfast?

I'm pretty sure from friends they only give Lounge access, not access to the normal breakfast buffet (but I could be wrong so chime in here guys).  Hilton TA is the same except since my kids are too young to go in the lounge they always give us the option of breakfast in the restaurant too, but I always have to remind them about it and then they make a note in our booking.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on June 27, 2017, 11:36:01 PM
I'm pretty sure from friends they only give Lounge access, not access to the normal breakfast buffet (but I could be wrong so chime in here guys).  Hilton TA is the same except since my kids are too young to go in the lounge they always give us the option of breakfast in the restaurant too, but I always have to remind them about it and then they make a note in our booking.

Interesting...I was hoping that it was more like the Waldorf that gives breakfast buffet for gold and diamond.

Are they any hotels on awards that give free breakfast in Tel Aviv?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on June 27, 2017, 11:38:00 PM
Hi.  New to the forum.  Any recommendations for sukkos stays?  Either Apt or hotel with food inclusive?

If you want a full package, it seems like people get better deals through travel agents. There are quite a few on the forums and also I've seen people that used them to get discounted packages for Chagim.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on June 27, 2017, 11:40:12 PM
Interesting...I was hoping that it was more like the Waldorf that gives breakfast buffet for gold and diamond.

Are they any hotels on awards that give free breakfast in Tel Aviv?

I love the WA breakfast but the lounge access is amazing! You get a proper breakfast with hot foods, unlimited drinks all day and could make a full dairy dinner with many hot dishes from their evening food too.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on June 27, 2017, 11:41:11 PM
I love the WA breakfast but the lounge access is amazing! You get a proper breakfast with hot foods, unlimited drinks all day and could make a full dairy dinner with many hot dishes from their evening food too.

That's only for SPG platinum correct?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on June 28, 2017, 12:06:34 AM
That's only for SPG platinum correct?

I'd email them.  I think they may for Gold or for sure if you have the SPG biz card.  WA's don't have to give breakfast to elites but the one in Jerusalem still does. 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Luvisrael on June 28, 2017, 07:09:12 AM
is there a designated thread for hotels in israel for shabbos? near minyan, mehadrin food etc...?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dantorah on June 28, 2017, 01:28:56 PM
Any hotels that offer room and food packages for Sukkos aside from Gateways?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on June 28, 2017, 09:18:15 PM
I'd email them.  I think they may for Gold or for sure if you have the SPG biz card.  WA's don't have to give breakfast to elites but the one in Jerusalem still does.

Is the club lounge better than the regular breakfast buffet in the restaurant?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on July 04, 2017, 12:07:35 AM
If i am gold how good a chance will i have to get an upgrade for lounge access at the hilton tel aviv in the summer?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: tavster on July 05, 2017, 08:39:01 AM
If i am gold how good a chance will i have to get an upgrade for lounge access at the hilton tel aviv in the summer?
I am Gold and I must have stayed there over 10 times over the past couple of years. They have always upgraded me to the executive floor - and when rooms where not available they would still grant me access to the lounge (note that they don't allow kids in the lounge)

 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dvol on July 05, 2017, 10:23:57 AM
Any idea why the Waldorf Jerusalem wouldn't show up on Chase Travel when it is available everywhere else? Dates I checked were August 23-27
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dave A on July 05, 2017, 02:44:52 PM
Anyone stay at Herods Herziliya?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on July 05, 2017, 03:54:14 PM
I heard a nice new hotel opened in the Tveriya area.
Anyone been there or know more details?
Bump
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: tavster on July 06, 2017, 12:06:22 AM
Bump

https://en.thesetaihotel.co.il/setai-kinneret-hotel

I have not been, though
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on July 10, 2017, 12:04:19 AM
Will the tel aviv hilton give you a non magnetic key if you stay over on shabbat?  Can you get into rhe lounge withiut a magnetic key?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: tavster on July 10, 2017, 12:49:41 AM
Will the tel aviv hilton give you a non magnetic key if you stay over on shabbat?  Can you get into rhe lounge withiut a magnetic key?

Yes and yes
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jack on July 10, 2017, 01:15:04 PM
Looking to book one night this week Wednesday  in Waldorf or leonardo anyone have any deals?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on July 10, 2017, 05:45:07 PM
Anyone stay at Herods Herziliya?
Anyone?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on July 10, 2017, 06:27:42 PM
https://en.thesetaihotel.co.il/setai-kinneret-hotel

I have not been, though
Wow, they have suites with private pool!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on July 10, 2017, 10:50:54 PM
best hotel value in eilat (paying cash), preferably with confirmation of a heated pool in January?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on July 11, 2017, 02:04:58 AM
Wow, they have suites with private pool!

Their pricing is the same as Bora Bora...LOL
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on July 16, 2017, 10:12:19 PM
Their pricing is the same as Bora Bora...LOL

I don't know if it helps but they are part of hotels.com so you could at least book nights there to basically earn back free nights (or use free nights here) and hotels.com also was showing me "secret" discounted rates.  Is it even under the rabbanut though?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on July 17, 2017, 03:39:36 PM
Waldorf would be my ideal option, however is booked for the dates I need, looking at mamilla, david citadel, or king david.


Thoughts?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dave A on July 17, 2017, 10:56:43 PM
Asking again on Herods in Herziliya: https://www.fattal-hotels.com/hotels_in_israel/herzliya_hotels/herods_herzliya/

Anyone have info on Kashrut for Pesach?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: elig770 on July 24, 2017, 02:13:37 AM
Anyone have any info about the Herbert Samuel Jerusalem? 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on July 24, 2017, 05:03:29 AM
Asking again on Herods in Herziliya: https://www.fattal-hotels.com/hotels_in_israel/herzliya_hotels/herods_herzliya/

Anyone have info on Kashrut for Pesach?
Did you call them and ask to speak to the mashgiach or organizer?
That way, you'll receive direct information.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on July 25, 2017, 11:43:48 AM
Anyone ever stay at the intercontinental tlv as a royal ambassador? How was the experience?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: rollingstone on July 26, 2017, 05:51:14 AM
Anyone ever stay at the intercontinental tlv as a royal ambassador? How was the experience?
Yes.
No special treatment.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on July 26, 2017, 05:57:51 AM
Yes.
No special treatment.
Do they give a 2 level upgrade or just 1 level? How is the mini bar? And is there free breakfast?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: rollingstone on July 26, 2017, 06:02:44 AM
Do they give a 2 level upgrade or just 1 level? How is the mini bar? And is there free breakfast?
One level upgrade
Nothing special
No
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on July 26, 2017, 06:04:36 AM
One level upgrade
Nothing special
No
Thanks for your help! Btw you stayed on points or cash?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: rollingstone on July 26, 2017, 06:07:29 AM
Thanks for your help! Btw you stayed on points or cash?
Points
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on July 30, 2017, 07:14:14 AM
How many IHG points is the Crowne plaza Masada dead sea?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Miracle on August 03, 2017, 06:11:23 AM
Has anyone gone to the Vista Hilton hotel in Tel Aviv?
How is it?
And what are there things to do with young kids there? ages 3-11
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: tavster on August 03, 2017, 09:32:38 AM
Has anyone gone to the Vista Hilton hotel in Tel Aviv?
How is it?
And what are there things to do with young kids there? ages 3-11

Vista is just the name for the top floors of the Hilton Tel Aviv.
I stayed there a couple of times, it's basically the same rooms but you get access to the Vista lounge on top floor, which is significantly better than the executive lounge, with better sitting, food etc.

IMHO not worth the money vs regular room, unless you're planning on spending plenty of time in the lounge. I know people who host all their business meetings there, in which case it makes sense
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Miracle on August 03, 2017, 10:13:51 AM
Vista is just the name for the top floors of the Hilton Tel Aviv.
I stayed there a couple of times, it's basically the same rooms but you get access to the Vista lounge on top floor, which is significantly better than the executive lounge, with better sitting, food etc.

IMHO not worth the money vs regular room, unless you're planning on spending plenty of time in the lounge. I know people who host all their business meetings there, in which case it makes sense
thanks for the response. On the hilton site, it says the hotel is called Vista - that's what I thought  :-[
Does anyone know if I can use the free weekend voucher there?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on August 03, 2017, 01:38:35 PM
Whats the deal with VAT? When trying to book Elma, it shows that VAT is charged per person. Can that possibly be true?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: tavster on August 03, 2017, 02:48:51 PM
Whats the deal with VAT? When trying to book Elma, it shows that VAT is charged per person. Can that possibly be true?

Has to be a mistake!
Also, not sure if relevant to you but tourists don't be VAT in hotels
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on August 03, 2017, 03:12:45 PM
thanks for the response. On the hilton site, it says the hotel is called Vista - that's what I thought  :-[
Does anyone know if I can use the free weekend voucher there?

For sure.  Just used mine there the Shabbat before Pesach.  It's such a fun hotel, with a great pool and lounge and very nice Shabbat services as well.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Miracle on August 03, 2017, 03:51:14 PM
For sure.  Just used mine there the Shabbat before Pesach.  It's such a fun hotel, with a great pool and lounge and very nice Shabbat services as well.
cool thanks :)
Title: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on August 09, 2017, 05:55:27 PM
For whom it may concern, I wasn't finding any Queen of Sheba (Eilat) availability on the Hilton website. Just talked to them and they are no longer with Hilton, switching to be independent. They also told me they heat their pool in January so I'm hoping to go there anyway...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on August 10, 2017, 08:37:33 PM
For whom it may concern, I wasn't finding any Queen of Sheba (Eilat) availability on the Hilton website. Just talked to them and they are no longer with Hilton, switching to be independent. They also told me they heat their pool in January so I'm hoping to go there anyway...
Yup, they, along with the Hilton Taba, left Hilton
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: gilkile on August 14, 2017, 07:04:46 AM
Is breakfast included for Gold member on Award Stays at Tel Aviv Hilton?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: tavster on August 14, 2017, 07:05:44 AM
Is breakfast included for Gold member on Award Stays at Tel Aviv Hilton?
Yes
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on August 14, 2017, 11:57:26 AM
Yes

For everyone or only if they upgrade you to a club level room?  I always got it but I'm a diamond.  I'm not sure if gold's automatically get it.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: tavster on August 14, 2017, 12:09:44 PM
For everyone or only if they upgrade you to a club level room?  I always got it but I'm a diamond.  I'm not sure if gold's automatically get it.
For everyone.
In addition, Gold and Diamond get access to the executive lounge, even if they don't get upgraded to the executive floors
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zippynj on August 16, 2017, 06:10:54 PM
Going up north next week and still haven't book a room!! I saw some requests for info but not many replies - sorry if I missed them and I'm being repetitive:

Looking for a place, hotel or villa/rental for 2 adults and 2 kids (couch bed works) somewhere around $100-$125/night. Closer to Tzfas/Tveria preferred but anywhere is ok. Tried the regular hotel search site but it's hard to know what is what.

TIA!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on August 17, 2017, 03:42:43 PM
Going up north next week and still haven't book a room!! I saw some requests for info but not many replies - sorry if I missed them and I'm being repetitive:

Looking for a place, hotel or villa/rental for 2 adults and 2 kids (couch bed works) somewhere around $100-$125/night. Closer to Tzfas/Tveria preferred but anywhere is ok. Tried the regular hotel search site but it's hard to know what is what.

TIA!

Not sure if this will work. But this is my friend's place right next to their house and I'm pretty sure it would fit four. I would just message them (I told them I was posting):

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10226082 (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10226082)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on August 17, 2017, 07:52:52 PM
Going up north next week and still haven't book a room!! I saw some requests for info but not many replies - sorry if I missed them and I'm being repetitive:

Looking for a place, hotel or villa/rental for 2 adults and 2 kids (couch bed works) somewhere around $100-$125/night. Closer to Tzfas/Tveria preferred but anywhere is ok. Tried the regular hotel search site but it's hard to know what is what.

TIA!
Pm me for a nice Airbnb in nahariya.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zippynj on August 18, 2017, 03:11:08 AM
Pm me for a nice Airbnb in nahariya.

Thanks! PM'ed you

Not sure if this will work. But this is my friend's place right next to their house and I'm pretty sure it would fit four. I would just message them (I told them I was posting):

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10226082 (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10226082)

Thanks, I'll message her.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dabomb on August 25, 2017, 05:23:20 PM
Hi,

I have a couple questions regarding Israel and hotels... We have three children KAH (4YO, 2YO, infant 1 month), I'm wondering what the hotel policies are in Israel and whether they will require me to get two rooms where we could totally all fit in 1 room w/1 King bed, anyone w/experience?

Also - If anyone knows of a nice 1 or 2 B/R apartment in Jeru walking distance to Machane Yehudah, Old City, and Ben Yehudah, please let me know or PM me ($100-$125/night).

Dates: 12/14 - 12/2

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on August 27, 2017, 10:05:38 AM
Been doing a search but wasnt able to find a real answer. Anyone stay at the Sheraton and have lounge access there? Was the breakfast the same at the lounge as the hotel's main breakfast buffet?

Any reviews on this would be great.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: gross5g on August 29, 2017, 04:41:58 AM
Hi,

I have a couple questions regarding Israel and hotels... We have three children KAH (4YO, 2YO, infant 1 month), I'm wondering what the hotel policies are in Israel and whether they will require me to get two rooms where we could totally all fit in 1 room w/1 King bed, anyone w/experience?

Also - If anyone knows of a nice 1 or 2 B/R apartment in Jeru walking distance to Machane Yehudah, Old City, and Ben Yehudah, please let me know or PM me ($100-$125/night).

Dates: 12/14 - 12/2

Thanks in advance!
Have stayed in waj ,Ritz herzilya, and Hilton tlv
Neither gave me problems though they may not give free breakfast to all people
Just booked room as 2 adults and spoke to hotel directly before stay to work out if can put in a cot/crib
Also depends on room size if they can give u both cot and crib .
People here will request a one cot/crib and bring a pack n play
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: gross5g on August 29, 2017, 07:26:31 AM
For anyone interested I do bookings of 3+ nights in the Waldorf Astoria, I can usually get 25% off sometimes more off the room rate. Also I am diamond and have done a bunch of bookings  already and I get upgrades . pm me for more info
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shnu on September 04, 2017, 04:58:59 PM
Looking for a place, hotel or villa/rental for 2 adults for 1 night oct 19th in tzefas
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on September 04, 2017, 05:09:00 PM
For anyone interested I do bookings of 3+ nights in the Waldorf Astoria, I can usually get 25% off sometimes more off the room rate. Also I am diamond and have done a bunch of bookings  already and I get upgrades . pm me for more info
Looking to book three nights in Nov.
What's the best deal in a nice hotel.
Need two rooms.

Where can i get the best deal for two rooms (or a two room suite) for three nights Sunday - Weds. Nov 19-22?

Two adults and two children. Yerushalyim area preferred but I'll go elsewhere for a great deal.

I have Sheraton and Hilton gold, if that helps

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on September 04, 2017, 10:30:00 PM
Looking for a place, hotel or villa/rental for 2 adults for 1 night oct 19th in tzefas

I posted above a nice AirBnB in Meron,  near Tzfat.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zow on September 04, 2017, 10:53:44 PM
Looking to book three nights in Nov.
What's the best deal in a nice hotel.
Need two rooms.

Where can i get the best deal for two rooms (or a two room suite) for three nights Sunday - Weds. Nov 19-22?

Two adults and two children. Yerushalyim area preferred but I'll go elsewhere for a great deal.

I have Sheraton and Hilton gold, if that helps

Any suggestions?
We are planning a stay in February at the Ramada resort Hadera with 3,000 Wyndham points plus $75(with tax) for a suite.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mlt on September 05, 2017, 04:59:28 PM
Looking for reasonably priced airbnb or clean room to rent for retired couple for Nov 7 and 8

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on September 06, 2017, 07:02:29 AM
Best cash option for tomorrow (thursday)night in Tel aviv?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on September 06, 2017, 09:08:59 AM
Best cash option for tomorrow (thursday)night in Tel aviv?

Hostel is probably your best cash option.....More serious though why not go to Herzilya so many nicer options.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Hjay on September 06, 2017, 12:01:44 PM
You can try the new Publica Isrotel, which is part of Marriott.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on September 06, 2017, 12:11:25 PM
You can try the new Publica Isrotel, which is part of Marriott.
is it in Tel Aviv and what category is it?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on September 06, 2017, 12:43:54 PM
is it in Tel Aviv and what category is it?
In herzliya.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Hjay on September 06, 2017, 05:57:36 PM
is it in Tel Aviv and what category is it?

In herzliya. It's the same category as the renaissance in Tel-Aviv, cat 7. Not worth staying on points that's why I suggested, rate is about 190.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on September 15, 2017, 07:27:22 AM
whats the best hotel option anywhere in israel that has larger property (not a hotel that you walk on to the street...)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dantorah on September 15, 2017, 02:29:57 PM
Any suggestions for meals on Sukkos in YL.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on September 17, 2017, 05:00:21 PM
When staying on cash in hotels here in Israel the price goes up per person as well as infant. Do u have to put in exactly how many ppl will be in the room or just book a room without specifying the amount of ppl?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: gross5g on September 17, 2017, 05:22:39 PM
When staying on cash in hotels here in Israel the price goes up per person as well as infant. Do u have to put in exactly how many ppl will be in the room or just book a room without specifying the amount of ppl?
Ask your l.o.r. especially if hotel is owned by jews
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Cw3323 on September 18, 2017, 01:00:51 PM
whats the best hotel option anywhere in israel that has larger property (not a hotel that you walk on to the street...)
Beresheet
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on September 18, 2017, 04:23:07 PM
Beresheet
thnx would love to but all booked up after yom tov
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: kelev on September 24, 2017, 07:23:44 AM
Looking for recommendation for a hotel near Ein Gedi.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on September 24, 2017, 09:15:04 AM
Looking for recommendation for a hotel near Ein Gedi.
Crowne plaza dead sea is an option. You want cheaper or expensive?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on September 24, 2017, 09:16:40 AM
Crowne plaza dead sea is an option. You want cheaper or expensive?
ibelieve they r doing construction or something as there is no availability for a while
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: kelev on September 24, 2017, 11:15:25 AM
Crowne plaza dead sea is an option. You want cheaper or expensive?
I wanted something closer to Ein Gedi other than the kibbutz hotel. What became of what was in 1996 the Mount Moriah hotel? I had a wonderful time there.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on September 24, 2017, 01:00:35 PM
ibelieve they r doing construction or something as there is no availability for a while
No availability for a full year , weird.!!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: kelev on September 26, 2017, 07:50:31 PM
I wanted something closer to Ein Gedi other than the kibbutz hotel. What became of what was in 1996 the Mount Moriah hotel? I had a wonderful time there.

Found it! The Moriah Hotel back then is now the Herod's Hotel. It is still good?

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on September 27, 2017, 07:22:38 AM
Found it! The Moriah Hotel back then is now the Herod's Hotel. It is still good?
define good
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 27, 2017, 05:03:04 PM
Herods Dead Sea is supposed to be very nice
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Lakewood750 on September 27, 2017, 08:54:33 PM
My parents usually stay in the Plaza in Israel, I'm trying to convince them to go to Tzefas for Shabbos, are there any hotels equivalent ( or almost equivalent) to the plaza on Tzefas
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on September 28, 2017, 01:59:43 AM
My parents usually stay in the Plaza in Israel, I'm trying to convince them to go to Tzefas for Shabbos, are there any hotels equivalent ( or almost equivalent) to the plaza on Tzefas
RUTH RIMONIM is a notch down, but is the best in tzfas. we love it, and service is better and the 16th century bones are endearing. amazing views.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Lakewood750 on September 28, 2017, 07:10:43 AM
RUTH RIMONIM is a notch down, but is the best in tzfas. we love it, and service is better and the 16th century bones are endearing. amazing views.
Thanks, does anyone know the hechsher situation there, also any nice hotels with a good hechsher
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on September 28, 2017, 07:52:47 AM
What's a nice hotel in Eilat? Any with resort style grounds?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on September 28, 2017, 11:56:14 AM
Thanks, does anyone know the hechsher situation there, also any nice hotels with a good hechsher

Rabanut Tzfas.

Although not pertinent now it might give you an idea, they do not hold Shmita LeChumra.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: stooges44 on September 28, 2017, 08:55:16 PM
Forgive me I don't know anything about any hotels in Israel, if I need to find a quick hotel on points are there any?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on September 28, 2017, 10:54:30 PM
Forgive me I don't know anything about any hotels in Israel, if I need to find a quick hotel on points are there any?
Where in Israel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: stooges44 on September 28, 2017, 10:56:09 PM
Where in Israel?

Jerusalem
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on September 28, 2017, 11:03:36 PM
Jerusalem
Waldorf Astoria=Hilton points, Crown Plaza=IHG points.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on September 29, 2017, 02:10:28 AM
What's a nice hotel in Eilat? Any with resort style grounds?
Bump.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: SLMYRCB on October 01, 2017, 08:30:56 PM
Waldorf Astoria=Hilton points, Crown Plaza=IHG points.
Ramada = Wyndham Rewards
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on October 04, 2017, 03:38:59 AM
Does anyone have first-hand experience to share about the 21st floor?
http://www.21floor.co.il/
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on October 04, 2017, 04:24:07 AM
What's the hechsher for the  citadel for sukkos?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on October 09, 2017, 12:13:45 PM
How many points is the Sheraton tlv? Is it nicer than the Intercontinental?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on October 09, 2017, 11:26:36 PM
Anyone get good deals at the Leonardo Jerusalem?
Anyone with a good contact? Thinking about a 2 week stay. also might buy a large number of shabbos meals.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 10, 2017, 08:02:59 AM
Anyone have a suggestion for a hotel or an Airbnb/VRBO in Jerusalem ? I'm booked at Waldorf for the week, but no availability for Shabbos
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on October 10, 2017, 11:08:35 AM
How many points is the Sheraton tlv? Is it nicer than the Intercontinental?
You can check how many points and availability on the spg site, it is a nice hotel with a good location, I never stayed there but was in the lobby , I always stayed at the Marriott right on the beach, nice lounge and perfect beach location, you can use SPG points to stay at either the Sheraton or Marriott, Intercontinental ? no first hand experience.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on October 10, 2017, 11:25:02 AM
You can check how many points and availability on the spg site, it is a nice hotel with a good location, I never stayed there but was in the lobby , I always stayed at the Marriott right on the beach, nice lounge and perfect beach location, you can use SPG points to stay at either the Sheraton or Marriott, Intercontinental ? no first hand experience.
Thanks. How many Marriott points for the Marriott?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on October 10, 2017, 12:16:19 PM
Thanks. How many Marriott points for the Marriott?
Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel,121 Hayarkon street  Tel Aviv, 63453 Israel, 35k points when available, each spg point will get you 3 marriott points, so a little less than 12000 spg points.I see a few days available with points in October, and every day is open in November and December.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on October 15, 2017, 05:28:54 AM
Anyone have a suggestion for a hotel or an Airbnb/VRBO in Jerusalem ? I'm booked at Waldorf for the week, but no availability for Shabbos
I've found Airbnb reviews to be pretty accurate when there is a large quantity of them.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on October 15, 2017, 08:48:50 AM
Any nice hotels near the kinneret for around $150 a night?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 15, 2017, 12:02:14 PM
Anyone have a suggestion for a hotel or an Airbnb/VRBO in Jerusalem ? I'm booked at Waldorf for the week, but no availability for Shabbos
Change of plans. Anyone have any suggestions for tzfas hotel/apt. For Shabbos ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Cw3323 on October 15, 2017, 02:25:34 PM
Change of plans. Anyone have any suggestions for tzfas hotel/apt. For Shabbos ?
Artist colony inn, Best experience (I tried a lot)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 15, 2017, 04:52:47 PM
Artist colony inn, Best experience (I tried a lot)

seems like they dont allow any food. what did you do for shabbos ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on October 15, 2017, 10:44:06 PM
seems like they dont allow any food. what did you do for shabbos ?

I posted upthread for an airbnb at a friend's house at a religious Yishuv in Meron, very close to Tzfat.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 16, 2017, 08:03:18 AM
I posted upthread for an airbnb at a friend's house at a religious Yishuv in Meron, very close to Tzfat.
thanks, but looking for Tzfas specific.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Cw3323 on October 17, 2017, 01:01:48 PM
seems like they dont allow any food. what did you do for shabbos ?
try mendy's
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moko on October 19, 2017, 02:35:23 PM
I posted upthread for an airbnb at a friend's house at a religious Yishuv in Meron, very close to Tzfat.
is that in yishuv bar yochai
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on October 20, 2017, 10:15:54 AM
is that in yishuv bar yochai

Yep!  :)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: chinagel on October 23, 2017, 06:04:07 PM
are there any hotels in yerushalayim besides prima melachim with a hechsher other than rabbanut mehadrin?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on October 23, 2017, 07:31:15 PM
prima palace
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: aygart on October 23, 2017, 07:48:11 PM
are there any hotels in yerushalayim besides prima melachim with a hechsher other than rabbanut mehadrin?
IINM it is only
prima palace
Under Aguda. IIRC Jerusalem gate has rabbanutmehadrin but says that upon request they will serve from badatz or Rav Landau
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: chinagel on October 23, 2017, 08:22:18 PM
IINM it is onlyUnder Aguda. IIRC Jerusalem gate has rabbanutmehadrin but says that upon request they will serve from badatz or Rav Landau
prima palace
i meant prima palace, sorry, i think prima melachim is also rabbanut. what does "upon request they will serve from badatz or Rav Landau" mean exactly?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: aygart on October 23, 2017, 08:27:11 PM
i meant prima palace, sorry, i think prima melachim is also rabbanut. what does "upon request they will serve from badatz or Rav Landau" mean exactly?
Probably that they are playing the Waldorf's game and one upping it.

https://www.jerusalemgatehotel.com/glatt-kosher-hotel
All the food is Glatt Kosher LeMehadrin under the supervision of the Jerusalem Rabbinate and you have the option to request food from the even stricter supervision of Rabbi Landau or the Edah Hacharedit
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on October 23, 2017, 08:39:24 PM
https://en.thesetaihotel.co.il/setai-kinneret-hotel

I have not been, though

Anyone know about the hechsher?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: aygart on October 23, 2017, 08:57:08 PM
Anyone know about the hechsher?
כשרות במלון   המלון בעל תעודת כשרות רבנות רמת הגולן.
http://www.thesetaihotel.co.il/?setai_sea_of_galilee=%d7%a9%d7%a8%d7%95%d7%aa%d7%99-%d7%94%d7%9e%d7%9c%d7%95%d7%9f
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on October 23, 2017, 09:36:00 PM
While on topic
You might want to think twice before eating meat under rabanut.

http://www.srugim.co.il/218630-%D7%94%D7%A6%D7%A6%D7%94-%D7%A8%D7%90%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%A0%D7%94-%D7%9C%D7%AA%D7%9B%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%AA-%D7%A9%D7%AA%D7%97%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%A3-%D7%90%D7%AA-%D7%9E%D7%90%D7%97%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%99-%D7%94%D7%A7
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: chinagel on October 24, 2017, 10:12:14 AM
anyone know the cost of meals by prima palace over pesach? for sedarim too
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on October 24, 2017, 10:40:54 AM
are there any hotels in yerushalayim besides prima melachim with a hechsher other than rabbanut mehadrin?
Ramada and Jerusalem Garden also have OU

If the question is regarding Pesach, other hotels step it up for the Pesach holiday
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: aygart on October 24, 2017, 11:22:59 AM
If the question is regarding Pesach, other hotels step it up for the Pesach holiday
IIRC I once saw Jerusalem Gate have R Rubin for pesach.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: bdubya on October 24, 2017, 01:36:42 PM
I'm looking for a mehadrin hotel that I can use my points (Jan 30th to Feb 7th ) I have plenty spg & chase sapphire perferd
Possibly to split between 2 hotels one yerushalim & one someware eles
Thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Dabomb on November 02, 2017, 03:33:16 PM
Looking to stay in Tverye for 3 nights (12/14-12/17), any good suggestions for accommodations ?

Looked at hotels and airbnb and wondering if there are any better options for price and quality.

Thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on November 02, 2017, 07:45:06 PM
Looking for nice place for Shabbos including meals not crazy expansive
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on November 08, 2017, 07:08:11 AM
Looking for nice place for Shabbos including meals not crazy expansive
bump
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on November 08, 2017, 07:10:52 AM
are there any hotels in yerushalayim besides prima melachim with a hechsher other than rabbanut mehadrin?
Litov.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jose34 on November 08, 2017, 02:27:41 PM
I found a tzmmier in  Tiberias ( Tevirayah) on Akhva Street. Is that near the chareidi part of town? if not are there shabbos minyanim there?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on November 08, 2017, 04:19:36 PM
Ramada and Jerusalem Garden also have OU

If the question is regarding Pesach, other hotels step it up for the Pesach holiday
OU is not mehadrin according to rabbi weiner
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on November 09, 2017, 05:41:45 PM
booked the prima palace with ur, they charged tax, any way to get it back?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on November 10, 2017, 08:41:16 AM
OU is not mehadrin according to rabbi weiner
Not mehadrin? That seems strange
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on November 11, 2017, 01:30:04 PM
OU is not mehadrin according to rabbi weiner
What does it mean for a hechsher to be or not be mehadrin? Unless you just mean not reliable
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on November 11, 2017, 04:21:58 PM
OU is not mehadrin according to rabbi weiner
I highly doubt he said those exact words though CMIIW.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on November 11, 2017, 07:42:48 PM
booked the prima palace with ur, they charged tax, any way to get it back?
anyone know?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: michael on November 11, 2017, 08:16:35 PM
booked the prima palace with ur, they charged tax, any way to get it back?

How are you able to book the Prima Palace with UR? It shows me that only other Prima hotels can be booked with UR.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on November 12, 2017, 09:37:26 PM
How are you able to book the Prima Palace with UR? It shows me that only other Prima hotels can be booked with UR.
I've looked into it further, sometimes it's available, sometimes not.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on November 16, 2017, 01:01:05 AM
anyone know the cost of meals by prima palace over pesach? for sedarim too

I don’t know this hotel specifically but Seder meals in most hotels are $200+ pp and Shabbos and Yom Tov are around $100.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: michael on November 17, 2017, 08:34:58 AM
I'm thinking of booking the Lev Yerushalayim over the Leonardo, both using Sapphire points, as the Lev is almost 1/3 of the price and is closer to Geula. I have enough point for both, but I'm not sure splurging for the Leonardo is worth it. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on November 18, 2017, 11:49:39 AM
I'm thinking of booking the Lev Yerushalayim over the Leonardo, both using Sapphire points, as the Lev is almost 1/3 of the price and is closer to Geula. I have enough point for both, but I'm not sure splurging for the Leonardo is worth it. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
lev Yerushalyim is more like a 2 star and plaza a 4star
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on November 18, 2017, 07:36:53 PM
lev Yerushalyim is more like a 2 star and plaza a 4star
+1
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: michael on November 18, 2017, 11:21:33 PM
lev Yerushalyim is more like a 2 star and plaza a 4star

Got it. They are both listed as rabbanut mehadrin, though I understand that there is a difference between different hotels as to what rabbanut mehadrin means. Does anyone have any info re the difference between these two?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on November 18, 2017, 11:31:53 PM
I'm thinking of booking the Lev Yerushalayim over the Leonardo, both using Sapphire points, as the Lev is almost 1/3 of the price and is closer to Geula. I have enough point for both, but I'm not sure splurging for the Leonardo is worth it. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Check out the new Leonardo Boutique
https://www.fattal-hotels.com/hotels_in_israel/jerusalem_hotels/leonardo_boutique_hotel_jerusalem/
Its new, closer to Geula and cheaper than the Plaza.  Food is also Rabanut Mehadrin
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on November 19, 2017, 09:20:04 PM
booked the prima palace with ur, they charged tax, any way to get it back?
BUMP anyone know?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on November 20, 2017, 03:07:50 PM
Don't know about Prima, but I had a similar charge by the Waldorf and upon checkout, they issued a credit.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: vanilla on November 20, 2017, 10:31:56 PM
booked the prima palace with ur, they charged tax, any way to get it back?
Don't know about Prima, but I had a similar charge by the Waldorf and upon checkout, they issued a credit.
I also booked Prima Palace with UR and was charged tax.
IIRC it was about 14% (the new UR website is not showing the payment breakdown right now)

I will contact Chase to clarify and report back.

Aside from the Israeli 17% VAT that tourists are exempt from, is there some American tax when you book from the US?
Is it common practice for Chase UR (or anyone else) to charge that at the time of booking?

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 20, 2017, 11:23:03 PM
Can anyone rate the following hotels in order of how nice they are, putting aside their Kashrus:

Leonardo plaza
Prima royale
Prima palace
Crowne plaza

Waldorf and citadel are sold out for the dates I'm looking for
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on November 20, 2017, 11:41:57 PM
I also booked Prima Palace with UR and was charged tax.
IIRC it was about 14% (the new UR website is not showing the payment breakdown right now)

I will contact Chase to clarify and report back.

Aside from the Israeli 17% VAT that tourists are exempt from, is there some American tax when you book from the US?
Is it common practice for Chase UR (or anyone else) to charge that at the time of booking?
Let me know what chase says please.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: vanilla on November 20, 2017, 11:49:31 PM
Let me know what chase says please.
Just spent 45 minutes on the phone with them, and they couldn't find an itemized breakdown of the charges. ::)
They will email it to me when they get it from their hotel supplier/liaison.
They suggested I contact the hotel directly, which I did, and now awaiting their reply.
Will keep you posted...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: vanilla on November 21, 2017, 07:52:51 AM
anyone know the cost of meals by prima palace over pesach? for sedarim too
I don't know about Pesach, but the Prima Palace charges 250 NIS per person, per Shabbos meal.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: vanilla on November 22, 2017, 10:55:54 PM
Just spent 45 minutes on the phone with them, and they couldn't find an itemized breakdown of the charges. ::)
They will email it to me when they get it from their hotel supplier/liaison.
They suggested I contact the hotel directly, which I did, and now awaiting their reply.
Will keep you posted...

Update:
The hotel refuses to provide any information, and refers me to the booking site =Chase.
Chase has yet to email me the breakdown.

Meanwhile, I remembered that as part of my paranoia I took screenshots when placing the order on Chase ;D
Looks like they charged me about 14.5% for "Taxes & Fees".

Since It cant be the Israeli 17% VAT (which I shouldn't pay as a tourist), does anybody know what this is, and if it's legit?


Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: KBR on December 19, 2017, 10:31:49 AM
Can I use my IHG free night certificate to book a room for an Israeli at the InterContinental David in Tel Aviv if I am not going to be there?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on December 20, 2017, 08:06:31 AM
Stayed last night at the Ramada Hadera and I was super impressed. I was upgraded to a full suite overlooking the Ocean (I am Diamond). Breakfast and activities for the kids (Chanuka) was awesome and everyone enjoyed it! There is also a "touching farm" around 20 minutes from the hotel which was a great option for the kids prior to arriving. For food I went to Netanya (around 20 minutes away).
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on December 20, 2017, 01:40:01 PM
Stayed last night at the Ramada Hadera and I was super impressed. I was upgraded to a full suite overlooking the Ocean (I am Diamond). Breakfast and activities for the kids (Chanuka) was awesome and everyone enjoyed it! There is also a "touching farm" around 20 minutes from the hotel which was a great option for the kids prior to arriving. For food I went to Netanya (around 20 minutes away).
all rooms are the same
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on December 20, 2017, 01:42:12 PM
Anyone stayed in Crowne plaza Eilat for Shabbos? Will they charge for late shabbos checkout? Are there minyanim?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on December 21, 2017, 04:03:03 AM
all rooms are the same

https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/ramada/hadera-israel/ramada-resort-hadera-beach/rooms-rates?brand_id=RA&checkin_date=12/4/2017&checkout_date=12/5/2017&useWRPoints=true&children=0&childAgeParam=7-6-4&adults=2&rooms=1&radius=25&brand_code=BH,DI,RA,BU,HJ,KG,MT,SE,TL,WG,WY,WT,WP,VO,DX,TM,CE&PriceFilter=0-2147483647&#
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on December 23, 2017, 01:32:05 AM
Can I use my IHG free night certificate to book a room for an Israeli at the InterContinental David in Tel Aviv if I am not going to be there?
I booked for a cousin from Jerusalem last year, worked fine.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shaya on December 24, 2017, 11:52:16 AM
all rooms are the same
Stayed last night at the Ramada Hadera and I was super impressed. I was upgraded to a full suite overlooking the Ocean (I am Diamond). Breakfast and activities for the kids (Chanuka) was awesome and everyone enjoyed it! There is also a "touching farm" around 20 minutes from the hotel which was a great option for the kids prior to arriving. For food I went to Netanya (around 20 minutes away).

Anyone have any more info on the hechsher? Is this reg rabbanut?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mordechain on December 24, 2017, 10:47:36 PM
anyone have experience with a recent Airbnb near the geula/mea shearim area?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on December 25, 2017, 06:51:44 AM
https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/ramada/hadera-israel/ramada-resort-hadera-beach/rooms-rates?brand_id=RA&checkin_date=12/4/2017&checkout_date=12/5/2017&useWRPoints=true&children=0&childAgeParam=7-6-4&adults=2&rooms=1&radius=25&brand_code=BH,DI,RA,BU,HJ,KG,MT,SE,TL,WG,WY,WT,WP,VO,DX,TM,CE&PriceFilter=0-2147483647&#
they are the same, the diff is how high. there are a handful of corner rooms that are smaller
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on January 03, 2018, 12:27:12 PM
So I booked 2 rooms both with points one day in CP dead sea and the other day Renaissance in TV.

 In one room will be me, DW and infant and the other room Israeli couple(family).

1. Any chance they will try and assess a VAT tax on the Israeli couple's room?

2. In Israel I are they makpid on bringing in more than 2-3 people in a room?  do they actively look for that if lets say the Israeli couple want to bring their 2-3 minor children?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on January 03, 2018, 05:36:56 PM
also are we entitled to free breakfast we have marriot gold status
and IHG we have the cc so that gives us platinum?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on January 03, 2018, 08:42:02 PM
So I booked 2 rooms both with points one day in CP dead sea and the other day Renaissance in TV.

 In one room will be me, DW and infant and the other room Israeli couple(family).

1. Any chance they will try and assess a VAT tax on the Israeli couple's room?
There shouldn't be any taxes as it's booked on points.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on January 04, 2018, 10:12:48 AM
There shouldn't be any taxes as it's booked on points.

are you sure about this? prior experience?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on January 04, 2018, 10:17:31 AM
are you sure about this? prior experience?
Yes. Pm sent.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on January 04, 2018, 12:25:23 PM
Yes. Pm sent.

how about free breakfasts in these hotels?
also are Israelis very makpid on no more than 3 to a room?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Luvisrael on January 06, 2018, 04:26:05 PM
Anyone know the hechsher for West Lagoon in Netanya?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Buruch on January 07, 2018, 03:39:36 AM
they are the same, the diff is how high. there are a handful of corner rooms that are smaller

The lower down on the selection page, the better?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mordechain on January 11, 2018, 12:25:41 AM
Anyone here stay at the litov hotel on haneviim?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on January 11, 2018, 01:21:32 AM
Anyone here stay at the litov hotel on haneviim?
I have a PAX who stayed there.
Very heimishe, food was ok, but nothing to write home about
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on January 11, 2018, 12:25:53 PM
Anyone know the hechsher for West Lagoon in Netanya?
not sure on hotel itself, but there is a lechem ubasar and i think a milchig place too on the bottom floor that had some sorts of mehadrin hechsherim.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on January 15, 2018, 06:49:15 PM
Sorry if it's been asked before but I'm helping a friend plan a trip.  Do the the IHG hotels in Israel include breakfast on a points booking?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: e-Lawyer on February 16, 2018, 12:36:33 PM
Anyone here stayed or know someone who stayed at the "Rova Arches" Airbnb in Jlem old city? I am looking for information on how they keep the kashrus. Need specific information. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: e-Lawyer on February 16, 2018, 12:39:44 PM
also are Israelis very makpid on no more than 3 to a room?

I've got a similar question. Can you reserve a room just naming the two adults and bring along 3 children which will stay int he same room? Will they allow? In US they mostly don't care. I understand that if breakfast is included it can throw things off, but what about where not. Booking two rooms when we really don't need it and can make do with two bed is overkill as our kids are all small and we don't even want a second room and don't need the suites...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: e-Lawyer on February 26, 2018, 09:00:17 PM
I'm pretty sure from friends they only give Lounge access, not access to the normal breakfast buffet (but I could be wrong so chime in here guys).  Hilton TA is the same except since my kids are too young to go in the lounge they always give us the option of breakfast in the restaurant too, but I always have to remind them about it and then they make a note in our booking.
\so are you saying no free breakfast for gold? or that there is free breakfast in the lounge for adults, and they will accomodate the kids with free breakfast in the restaurant? Is the restaurant breakfast a buffet?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: DTM on March 09, 2018, 10:24:05 AM
I think that if you are paying for a room at the WAJ, the AARP discount gives you the best rate. Also available at Hilton and affiliates worldwide. No age limit for AARP membership; $16 annual fee. 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: reuben on March 19, 2018, 12:26:29 PM
Anyone know whether The Setai hotel in Tverya is available using any sort of free night/point promotion?

Thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on March 19, 2018, 12:32:17 PM
Anyone know whether The Setai hotel in Tverya is available using any sort of free night/point promotion?

Thanks
Chase UR might be worth if you got the CSR
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: reuben on March 19, 2018, 02:12:43 PM
Chase UR might be worth if you got the CSR
Thanks, it doesn't show up as an option when redeeming for travel in Israel. Regardless, I was referring more to a hotel chain such as SPG, Hyatt, etc... Is there any way for The Setai to be booked using such points or certificates?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on March 19, 2018, 02:47:32 PM
Thanks, it doesn't show up as an option when redeeming for travel in Israel. Regardless, I was referring more to a hotel chain such as SPG, Hyatt, etc... Is there any way for The Setai to be booked using such points or certificates?
No.
They are not affiliated with any of the major chains
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: reuben on March 19, 2018, 04:24:03 PM
No.
They are not affiliated with any of the major chains
Ok, thanks for clarifying
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Looking4deals on March 21, 2018, 02:02:53 PM
I booked a trip to Israel for this summer at the Sheraton Beach and Elma Arts.  I have SPG gold status and the SPG rep over the phone told me only 3 to a room allowed at the Sheraton Beach and 2 to a room at Elma Arts.  My wife and I are traveling with our two children (3.5 and 5 month old).  It seems absurd to me to have to order a second room for children at that age.  Has anyone recently stayed at either hotel and had any issues staying with young children and going above the 2 or 3 to a room?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on March 21, 2018, 02:11:18 PM
I booked a trip to Israel for this summer at the Sheraton Beach and Elma Arts.  I have SPG gold status and the SPG rep over the phone told me only 3 to a room allowed at the Sheraton Beach and 2 to a room at Elma Arts.  My wife and I are traveling with our two children (3.5 and 5 month old).  It seems absurd to me to have to order a second room for children at that age.  Has anyone recently stayed at either hotel and had any issues staying with young children and going above the 2 or 3 to a room?

At those ages, it should be fine assuming the toddler will sleep with you and then I'm sure you can always order a crib...but don't count on a rollaway AND a crib...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zow on April 08, 2018, 11:32:27 PM
Sorry if it's been asked before but I'm helping a friend plan a trip.  Do the the IHG hotels in Israel include breakfast on a points booking?
I think this has been asked but I can’t find the answer.  Asking specifically if Crowne Plaza J’lem includes free breakfast with points booking.   Thanks.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zow on April 12, 2018, 06:53:04 PM
I think this has been asked but I can’t find the answer.  Asking specifically if Crowne Plaza J’lem includes free breakfast with points booking.   Thanks.
BUMP
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: e-Lawyer on April 18, 2018, 01:43:25 PM
Any point hotels on the Mediterranean beach include breakfast for free? (Hilton, Sheraton, any others?)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: e-Lawyer on April 18, 2018, 06:10:54 PM
In herzliya. It's the same category as the renaissance in Tel-Aviv, cat 7. Not worth staying on points that's why I suggested, rate is about 190.

Do you know if breakfast is included in an award stay and if it is mostly mehadrin stuff?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: e-Lawyer on April 18, 2018, 06:11:28 PM
I'm pretty sure from friends they only give Lounge access, not access to the normal breakfast buffet (but I could be wrong so chime in here guys).  Hilton TA is the same except since my kids are too young to go in the lounge they always give us the option of breakfast in the restaurant too, but I always have to remind them about it and then they make a note in our booking.

\so are you saying no free breakfast for gold? or that there is free breakfast in the lounge for adults, and they will accommodate the kids with free breakfast in the restaurant? Is the restaurant breakfast a buffet?
Anyone??
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Hjay on April 19, 2018, 12:39:35 AM
Do you know if breakfast is included in an award stay and if it is mostly mehadrin stuff?

Idk if it includes breakfast. If you’re gold it prob does, otherwise check the rate or give them a call. It’s most prob not a mehadrin hechsher but maybe try to get in touch with mashgiah b4. I’ve never been there…
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: chff on April 20, 2018, 11:52:10 AM
Any info re LEONARDO BOUTIQUE HOTEL JERUSALEM?

Glatt ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: bk73 on April 24, 2018, 04:31:51 PM
Hi,
looking for a really large tzimmer for around 25 ppl for one shabbos (must have pool) any leads would be apreciated prefwithin 1hr and half of jerusalem
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on April 30, 2018, 05:55:13 PM
anyone hear anything about W Tel Aviv? Its not coming up anymore on SPG's website
Title: Gordonia Private Hotel near Jerusalem
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on May 01, 2018, 09:08:50 AM
Anyone familiar with it? How about hechsher? It’s dairy only but rabanut. Happy to hear any feedback from anyone who’s familiar with it

Thank you
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on May 01, 2018, 09:41:21 AM
Anyone familiar with Gordonia Private hotel? Has private pools.  How about hechsher? It’s dairy only but rabanut. Happy to hear any feedback from anyone who’s familiar with it

Thank you
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on May 01, 2018, 09:52:08 AM
Any info re LEONARDO BOUTIQUE HOTEL JERUSALEM?

Glatt ?
It's officially not a mehadrin hotel but all the food comes from the plaza which is mehadrin, be aware they usually don't serve shabbos lunch only Friday night dinner, but you can order food and walk to the plaza
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on May 04, 2018, 01:18:31 AM
I am looking for a place to stay for 2 in jersleum for this shabbes

Please 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on May 04, 2018, 01:29:02 AM
I am looking for a place to stay for 2 in jersleum for this shabbes

Please
Go to orient if money is not an issue.
Some people say that its better than the Waldorf.
And the Inbal is also available
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Hjay on May 04, 2018, 02:26:25 AM
Go to orient if money is not an issue.
Some people say that its better than the Waldorf.
And the Inbal is also available

Orient is quite far out
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on May 04, 2018, 02:39:58 AM
Anyone familiar with it? How about hechsher? It’s dairy only but rabanut. Happy to hear any feedback from anyone who’s familiar with it

Thank you

Never been there but heard that service is terrible and not tourist friendly, most guests are from the Israeli sector.
Kashrus is Rabanut Maare Yehuda
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on May 06, 2018, 01:45:19 PM
anyone hear anything about W Tel Aviv? Its not coming up anymore on SPG's website

looks like its no longer a W....

https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/directory/new-hotels/middle-east/il/list.html?language=en_US
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on May 22, 2018, 08:50:55 AM
Are there any reasonable $ or point options within 10-15 minute walk from WAJ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: avadah on May 22, 2018, 03:52:47 PM
Any reviews in the Elma arts? I've seen several people mention it.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on May 22, 2018, 04:02:08 PM
Are there any reasonable $ or point options within 10-15 minute walk from WAJ?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=84346.0
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mnkyz on May 23, 2018, 10:02:30 AM
Anyone have any idea how to get a room in waj when it says sold out everywhere
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on May 23, 2018, 10:49:03 AM
Anyone have any idea how to get a room in waj when it says sold out everywhere

hilton diamond benefit but it will be expensive
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mnkyz on May 23, 2018, 10:50:23 AM
Anyone who can do that for me? Willing to pay
hilton diamond benefit but it will be expensive
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on May 23, 2018, 03:58:25 PM
Anyone have any idea how to get a room in waj when it says sold out everywhere
dates?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mnkyz on May 23, 2018, 03:59:25 PM
dates?
June 6-11
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dylu87 on May 23, 2018, 07:52:46 PM
looking for a hotel in jerusalem for 3 nights sonething around a 3 star. looking to pay 150 ish. any ideas. or a nice apartment
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on May 23, 2018, 08:08:44 PM
Crowne Plaza?
looking for a hotel in jerusalem for 3 nights sonething around a 3 star. looking to pay 150 ish. any ideas. or a nice apartment
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dylu87 on May 23, 2018, 08:17:40 PM
Crowne Plaza?
is it decent and clean
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dylu87 on May 23, 2018, 08:18:52 PM
anyone here stay in the studio apartment in pninat chemed or know anything about it?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dylu87 on May 23, 2018, 08:44:52 PM
also looking into the rimonim hotel in tiveria. anyone stay there or have an opinion
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on May 24, 2018, 05:35:43 AM
https://www.hotelbusiness.com/hb-exclusive-marriott-to-open-historic-luxury-property-in-tel-aviv-israel/
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on May 24, 2018, 06:20:33 AM
is it decent and clean
Yes. Pretty good option.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ttn on May 24, 2018, 07:43:44 AM
Anyone stay at indigo Tel Aviv Hotel? Is it nice?clean?
TIA
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: aygart on May 24, 2018, 02:01:18 PM
https://www.hotelbusiness.com/hb-exclusive-marriott-to-open-historic-luxury-property-in-tel-aviv-israel/

WOW
The preservation and incorporation of those historical elements changed the design elements of the property. “When we were originally thinking about doing it as a W, we had a plan for the Living Room, which was going to be the arrival area of the hotel, which is a bar and a highly activated space in a W,” he said. “The space where the Living Room was to originally be, we uncovered a piece of the original wall of Jaffa—a 10-15-ft.-long, 8-ft.-high portion of the wall. It is now a feature of the Living Room of the Luxury Collection hotel.”

He continued, “As we got into it, what we found was that there was this extraordinary cloister in the middle that has been restored to look like the original cloister. Legally, protection-wise, we could have changed that space, but architecturally, it is too precious a space to not honor, so the cloister in the center has become a real focal point of the hotel. Then, there is an original chapel that was earmarked to be a nightclub. When we started work on this chapel, we uncovered original stained-glass windows and a hand-painted ceiling. You can convert it into a great destination experience, but it doesn’t lend itself to the kind of future-forward, modern approach that we take with W. It wouldn’t do this building and location justice.”
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Cw3323 on May 24, 2018, 03:40:35 PM
looking for a hotel in jerusalem for 3 nights sonething around a 3 star. looking to pay 150 ish. any ideas. or a nice apartment
Grand Court
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Cw3323 on May 24, 2018, 03:41:53 PM
also looking into the rimonim hotel in tiveria. anyone stay there or have an opinion
Look into Emily's Hotel Newer and cleaner
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Luvisrael on June 05, 2018, 06:49:53 AM
Is anyone staying in the hotels by the beach in Tel Aviv, and returning to Jerusalem? Looking to have something small picked up from nearby, brought to Jerusalem. Please PM me. TIA
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on June 05, 2018, 07:58:48 AM
I reached out to Jaffa Tel Aviv. Looks like it will be bookable next month with opening end of Aug

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180605/b76f92645ce786df7d33f4f0019b9fc7.jpg)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: RavChik on June 05, 2018, 04:49:26 PM
We are planing a family trips to Israel in August and we are looking to stay in Netanya for 2 nights. What is the best website or agency to find a hotel or apartment rentals. Most of the sites in USA offer hotels in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv only. Thank you for any tips
 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: avadah on June 05, 2018, 05:14:20 PM
The island hotel in netanya is an all suites hotel, pretty good for families.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: RavChik on June 05, 2018, 05:27:46 PM
The island hotel in netanya is an all suites hotel, pretty good for families.

Thank you! I checked this place on booking. It costs over $1500 for 2 nights. Prefer to pay a less for the stay.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: avadah on June 05, 2018, 05:40:35 PM
For what room/how many rooms?
I stayed there around a year and a half ago and iirc I paid under 300 a nighr
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Hjay on June 05, 2018, 06:09:18 PM
We are planing a family trips to Israel in August and we are looking to stay in Netanya for 2 nights. What is the best website or agency to find a hotel or apartment rentals. Most of the sites in USA offer hotels in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv only. Thank you for any tips

Ramada Netanya is an all suites hotel as well iinm. Shouldn’t be too expensive.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: smart man on June 05, 2018, 07:22:43 PM
Ramada Netanya is an all suites hotel as well iinm. Shouldn’t be too expensive.
It's not such a cheap cash option. Though if it's available on points it's pretty decent.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: RavChik on June 06, 2018, 10:30:28 AM
It's not such a cheap cash option. Though if it's available on points it's pretty decent.

Spent all my points on air tickets. Can someone recommend decent hotel/apartment cash options
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on June 06, 2018, 11:57:52 AM
Spent all my points on air tickets. Can someone recommend decent hotel/apartment cash options
Airbnb
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: RavChik on June 06, 2018, 12:21:08 PM
Airbnb

Thank you! Completely forgot about  Airbnb
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on June 06, 2018, 12:22:34 PM
Thank you! Completely forgot about  Airbnb
there are plenty of options in Netanya
Be sure to check reviews first and also check if there is a cleaning fee
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yehudaa on June 17, 2018, 03:13:17 PM
Which Israeli hotels (if any) allow check out after shabbos is over without paying for Motzei Shabbos, especially in the summer when shabbos ends so late? What about if I'm only booking for 1 night (Friday night)? Any experience with particular hotels?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on June 20, 2018, 01:58:22 AM
Which Israeli hotels (if any) allow check out after shabbos is over without paying for Motzei Shabbos, especially in the summer when shabbos ends so late? What about if I'm only booking for 1 night (Friday night)? Any experience with particular hotels?  Thanks.
AFAIK most hotels allow check out moitse shabbos and most hotels will make you pay a few bucks more for Friday night
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Wizmanison on June 25, 2018, 03:52:08 AM
Anyone have experience using UR for WAJ and still getting diamond benefits?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg1836 on June 28, 2018, 04:13:00 PM
Any recommendations for a nice hotel in dead sea, next to masada/ein gedi? Anything that can be booked with points would also be appreciated.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: JayR on June 28, 2018, 04:17:32 PM
Any recommendations for a nice hotel in dead sea, next to masada/ein gedi? Anything that can be booked with points would also be appreciated.

Crown plaza is there, loved the hotel+food+pool. Not sure about points
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg1836 on June 28, 2018, 04:22:42 PM
Crown plaza is there, loved the hotel+food+pool. Not sure about points
thanks ill look into it
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: buchir on June 28, 2018, 06:38:34 PM
Any recommendations for a nice hotel in dead sea, next to masada/ein gedi? Anything that can be booked with points would also be appreciated.

Last time I looked into it I think Herods was the nicest. crowne plaza could be booked with points but not necessarily worth it.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: buchir on June 28, 2018, 06:53:08 PM
Anyone have experience using UR for WAJ and still getting diamond benefits?

Hope I'm not getting off topic, but would booking with UR give you status in any hotel? (I've booked twice with UR in Hilton Vienna, and in Sheraton Grand Krakow and they didn't honor. They said it has to be booked with them in order to receive the benefits).
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on July 05, 2018, 05:32:25 PM
Prima Park vs. Hotel Yehuda or Crowne Plaza Jerusalem

looking for something super cheap for <12 hours

which hotel would you pick?

anyone ever stay at any of these?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 05, 2018, 05:34:10 PM
CP is probably the most convenient location
PP is in middle of town/geula and will be a lot of traffic getting anywhere.
HY is in middle of nowhere.

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on July 05, 2018, 05:38:05 PM
CP is probably the most convenient location
PP is in middle of town/geula and will be a lot of traffic getting anywhere.
HY is in middle of nowhere.


thanks for speaking it out about the location
I think based on that CP sounds best for me


I will be arriving around 6pm
I would like to check in.
Go to the Kotel Pray
Dinner
Sleep


Next Morning Kotel Pray
and leaving around 8am to go to Bayit Vegan
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on July 05, 2018, 05:43:27 PM
Anyone ever stay at the Crowne Plaza
Yes. Pretty good option.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 05, 2018, 05:59:34 PM
CP is probably the most convenient location
PP is in middle of town/geula and will be a lot of traffic getting anywhere.
HY is in middle of nowhere.


Prima Park is def not in Geula. You mightve mixed it up with the Prima Palace
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 05, 2018, 10:30:24 PM
Prima Park is def not in Geula. You mightve mixed it up with the Prima Palace
You're right on both counts. No idea where Prima Park is
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on July 06, 2018, 01:31:26 AM
thanks ill look into it
I think Crown Plaza is the only hotel by the dead sea bookable with points, it is usually hard to find vacancy when booking with points because of the demand, no other point options.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on July 06, 2018, 02:19:44 AM
You're right on both counts. No idea where Prima Park is
prima park is basically a recently updated 3 star (think less funky aloft or four points) next to Jerusalem Gardens hotel (formerly knesset towers)/ramada, right by center 1 and the tachana merkazit. 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Hjay on July 09, 2018, 06:50:22 AM
Prima Park vs. Hotel Yehuda or Crowne Plaza Jerusalem

looking for something super cheap for <12 hours

which hotel would you pick?

anyone ever stay at any of these?

You may want to consider the Sephardic house hotel. It’s in the old city which is where you want to be & they were having a promo last week $130 for any weeknight - I think it’s still going on.
Title: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on July 12, 2018, 12:53:51 PM
Jaffa Tel Aviv

Will be bookable online 7/23 for reservations on 8/15

Attached are the prices
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on July 12, 2018, 12:58:39 PM
I'm looking for a nice large villa in tzfas. anyone have any recommendations? TIA
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on July 12, 2018, 06:16:44 PM
Jaffa Tel Aviv

Will be bookable online 7/23 for reservations on 8/15

Attached are the prices

Early pictures of pools and hotel grounds can be found on the instagram page
https://www.instagram.com/thejaffahotel/

https://www.thejaffahotel.com/
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on July 13, 2018, 04:12:21 AM
Early pictures of pools and hotel grounds can be found on the instagram page
https://www.instagram.com/thejaffahotel/

https://www.thejaffahotel.com/

These prices are incredible
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on July 13, 2018, 10:26:45 AM
These prices are incredible
incredible can mean a lot of things... the place looks great.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: smart man on July 13, 2018, 11:05:20 AM
What SPG/Marriott category is it?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on July 13, 2018, 03:40:21 PM
incredible can mean a lot of things... the place looks great.
+1 looks great. It was supposed to be SPG category 6, what Marriott category is it?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zemz2005 on July 29, 2018, 01:54:30 PM
any good ideas for hotels in jerusalem using chase points? something that makes sense as opposed to using cash...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on July 29, 2018, 02:45:19 PM
any good ideas for hotels in jerusalem using chase points? something that makes sense as opposed to using cash...

There is a Dan hotel near the Waldorf and King David that is often very reasonably priced.  Friends stayed there and were very happy.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on July 29, 2018, 02:50:24 PM
I'm looking for a nice large villa in tzfas. anyone have any recommendations? TIA

Need to be in the city or surrounding area ok?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on July 29, 2018, 03:13:55 PM
There is a Dan hotel near the Waldorf and King David that is often very reasonably priced.  Friends stayed there and were very happy.
Dan is pretty good, a friend stayed there and liked it.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on July 29, 2018, 06:43:44 PM
Early pictures of pools and hotel grounds can be found on the instagram page
https://www.instagram.com/thejaffahotel/

https://www.thejaffahotel.com/

I really hope the restaurant has even basic rabbanut, one of the beautiful pictures for the Italian restaurant looks like it has lobster or other shellfish. I actually try not to get into all the kashrut arguments on here but I’d be sad if a new chain hotel served mamash treif.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: bb_sam on August 05, 2018, 09:09:15 AM
I really hope the restaurant has even basic rabbanut, one of the beautiful pictures for the Italian restaurant looks like it has lobster or other shellfish. I actually try not to get into all the kashrut arguments on here but I’d be sad if a new chain hotel served mamash treif.

+1  -- I've emailed the hotel to find out if they will be fully kosher or even if one of the restaurants will be kosher.  I have to think that their breakfast restaurant would be kosher.  But, as you noted some of the pics and descriptions suggest the whole place could be treif.  I'll post when I hear back. 
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on August 05, 2018, 01:13:33 PM
Anyone know the hechsher at the Leonardo Plaza Tiveria?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on August 12, 2018, 02:40:36 PM
Anyone stay at Litov recently?
Pricing at $205 for 3 guest
Or Hillel 11?
In Jerusalem
Looking for 1 room 3 beds.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: bb_sam on August 19, 2018, 09:35:45 AM
+1  -- I've emailed the hotel to find out if they will be fully kosher or even if one of the restaurants will be kosher.  I have to think that their breakfast restaurant would be kosher.  But, as you noted some of the pics and descriptions suggest the whole place could be treif.  I'll post when I hear back.

Here's the reply I just received from The Jaffa -- so much for this option.

Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 1:53:25 a.m. EDT
Subject: RE: Upcoming visit

Thank you for your email.

I would like to clarify that the hotel is a non Kosher hotel and I am not sure if we will have a Sukkah.

If there is anything else I can assist you with, please let me know.

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: zagguru on August 19, 2018, 10:10:59 AM
Here's the reply I just received from The Jaffa -- so much for this option.

Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 1:53:25 a.m. EDT
Subject: RE: Upcoming visit

Thank you for your email.

I would like to clarify that the hotel is a non Kosher hotel and I am not sure if we will have a Sukkah.

If there is anything else I can assist you with, please let me know.



WOW. did not expect this
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on August 22, 2018, 12:23:43 AM
WOW. did not expect this

+1 that's truly a shame and as a conference organizer I can't believe this won't affect their meeting business but I guess they know their market... and @bb_sam thanks for taking the time to research this and post it here.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: BarryLincoln on September 29, 2018, 11:09:39 PM
Visiting Israel in February with my wife... looking to go to a great spa for a day or two.  Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on September 30, 2018, 04:22:53 AM
Visiting Israel in February with my wife... looking to go to a great spa for a day or two.  Any recommendations?
Carmel is a great option.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: BarryLincoln on September 30, 2018, 09:02:24 AM
Carmel is a great option.

Thank you.  Given the February visit, should we be concerned with the cooler weather? Do any of the spas have indoor options as well (pool, etc...).  Should we consider beresheet in mitzpe Ramon? Cramim? If $$ were not an option... what’s the best choice out there?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on October 02, 2018, 12:54:30 AM
Thank you.  Given the February visit, should we be concerned with the cooler weather? Do any of the spas have indoor options as well (pool, etc...).  Should we consider beresheet in mitzpe Ramon? Cramim? If $$ were not an option... what’s the best choice out there?
Carmel is best. Has indoor pool/options
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on October 03, 2018, 02:45:42 AM
Carmel is best. Has indoor pool/options

Carmel is not very cold even February time. My wife was there and said it was one of the best experiences she ever had!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on October 07, 2018, 11:36:06 AM
Who's the mashkiach for King Solomon, and is he a good mashkiach?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: bobeli on October 10, 2018, 10:40:35 AM
I'm sure is been asked before but I can't find it, so please direct me to the place or give me the information
I'm looking at a list of mehadrin or better (badatz,etc) hotels in jerusalem for a shabes and few days.
Thank you
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sd647 on October 13, 2018, 08:37:02 PM
dose the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem charge for checking out motzei shabbos?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: cholent on October 13, 2018, 09:22:24 PM
dose the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem charge for checking out motzei shabbos?
No
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendoul on October 25, 2018, 09:48:05 AM
Hi i am going for a 5 days in jerusalem leonardo plaza
I would like to know if their is a spa in the hotel?
is the breakfast worth it
and shabbos meal to?

thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on October 25, 2018, 12:24:13 PM
Hi i am going for a 5 days in jerusalem leonardo plaza
I would like to know if their is a spa in the hotel?
is the breakfast worth it
and shabbos meal to?

thanks
Yes they have a spa
Yes breakfast is worth it
Yes their  Shabbos meals are very good
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ekay on October 28, 2018, 01:04:53 AM
Thank you.  Given the February visit, should we be concerned with the cooler weather? Do any of the spas have indoor options as well (pool, etc...).  Should we consider beresheet in mitzpe Ramon? Cramim? If $$ were not an option... what’s the best choice out there?
The Setai in Galil is a good option.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ekay on October 28, 2018, 01:06:38 AM
I'm sure is been asked before but I can't find it, so please direct me to the place or give me the information
I'm looking at a list of mehadrin or better (badatz,etc) hotels in jerusalem for a shabes and few days.
Thank you
Lenordo, Ramada, Jerusalem Garden and the Merkaz are all Mheadrin.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on November 18, 2018, 12:59:11 PM
Is there a mehadrin hotel with a spa?
Title: Leonardo Boutique Hotel, JRS
Post by: runnergirl on November 27, 2018, 01:06:41 PM
Did anyone ever stay? Any reports?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Leonardo Boutique Hotel, JRS
Post by: Geshmak25 on November 27, 2018, 01:07:54 PM
My parents stayed there and enjoyed but don't know much besides for that. If you have specific questions then I can ask them for you but not gonna ask them to write a TR lol.
Title: Re: Leonardo Boutique Hotel, JRS
Post by: mendyt on November 27, 2018, 01:37:20 PM
Did anyone ever stay? Any reports?
Thanks!
Never been there, but sent some people.
Its very nice and a Boutique style hotel, most of them enjoyed their stay. Its a very short walk to meah shearim.   All food come from the Leonardo plaza hotel as they don't operate a separate kitchen
Title: Re: Leonardo Boutique Hotel, JRS
Post by: nafnaf12 on November 27, 2018, 02:23:02 PM
Was just there a few months ago
Great stay.
Title: Re: Leonardo Boutique Hotel, JRS
Post by: runnergirl on November 27, 2018, 03:43:22 PM
Was just there a few months ago
Great stay.
would you stay over a yom tov?
Title: Re: Leonardo Boutique Hotel, JRS
Post by: mendyt on November 27, 2018, 03:52:11 PM
would you stay over a yom tov?
Take in consideration that they usually dont serve  shabbat/ chag DAY meals only at night.
Check it out with them ( I think depends how many requests they have)
Title: Re: Leonardo Boutique Hotel, JRS
Post by: nafnaf12 on November 28, 2018, 12:15:51 AM
would you stay over a yom tov?
I can't comment
I generally don't like staying at any hotels over shabbos.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on December 08, 2018, 02:06:17 PM
The Jaffa vs. the Ritz?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on December 08, 2018, 02:18:34 PM
The Jaffa vs. the Ritz?
Jaffa is newer but not on the water.
Ritz is on the water/harbor and has a very nice boardwalk with restaurants right there.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on December 08, 2018, 02:28:19 PM
Jaffa is newer but not on the water.
Ritz is on the water/harbor and has a very nice boardwalk with restaurants right there.
Thanks! Gamechanger, wanted to try out the Jaffa, but I guess not...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on December 08, 2018, 03:10:23 PM
Thanks! Gamechanger, wanted to try out the Jaffa, but I guess not...
For me the ritz is a no brainer but hey if you go to the jaffa let us know how it is
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on December 08, 2018, 05:31:06 PM
Is the Ramada Netanya opening up anymore award space?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: eb123 on December 10, 2018, 01:34:48 PM
There is a Dan hotel near the Waldorf and King David that is often very reasonably priced.  Friends stayed there and were very happy.
Do you know which Dan is that? Also, any recent feedback for the Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem? Or any other suggestions for reasonably priced, good and clean hotels?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Jb93davis on December 10, 2018, 09:02:09 PM
Is the Ramada Netanya opening up anymore award space?
Ive also been looking and it seems like January is completely blocked out...
Same with their Hadera location...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendoul on December 11, 2018, 12:25:16 PM
Selling a new city view room in leonardo plaza with breakfast.
From sunday Dec. 16 after-noon till tuesday morning check-out

200$ a night

Pm
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Bailbino on December 11, 2018, 12:31:01 PM
looking for a nice place to stay my dates are 12/30-1/1 I only want to stay in Jerusalem
rates seem to be very high waldorf is sold out and every other lux hotel is in the sky
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on December 11, 2018, 01:09:41 PM
looking for a nice place to stay my dates are 12/30-1/1 I only want to stay in Jerusalem
rates seem to be very high waldorf is sold out and every other lux hotel is in the sky
King Solomon?
No longer considered a luxury hotel but if the current luxury hotels are booked....
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Bailbino on December 11, 2018, 01:24:55 PM
i want to have a crazy experience but i don't want to pay a crazy price.
anyone ever stay in the Orient Hotel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on December 11, 2018, 01:26:53 PM
i want to have a crazy experience but i don't want to pay a crazy price.
anyone ever stay in the Orient Hotel?
It's supposed to be very nice. It's the new up and coming hotel.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Bailbino on December 11, 2018, 02:03:44 PM
King Solomon?
No longer considered a luxury hotel but if the current luxury hotels are booked....
anyone ever Stay in the King Solomon Hotel the presidential suite is only 350 a night in wary that this inst going to be so nice
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on December 11, 2018, 03:04:01 PM
i want to have a crazy experience but i don't want to pay a crazy price.
anyone ever stay in the Orient Hotel?
It's supposed to be very nice. It's the new up and coming hotel.
Some claim its nicer than the Waldorf
But I doubt isrotel can compete with them in service
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on December 11, 2018, 03:36:25 PM
Some claim its nicer than the Waldorf
But I doubt isrotel can compete with them in service
I've heard people have been very happy so far
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Bailbino on December 11, 2018, 03:44:09 PM
is there any point options when booking isrotel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ekay on December 12, 2018, 08:43:33 AM
i want to have a crazy experience but i don't want to pay a crazy price.
anyone ever stay in the Orient Hotel?
Where is it?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on December 12, 2018, 08:54:07 AM
Where is it?
Near tachana reshona
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Rivky on December 24, 2018, 09:44:01 AM
Looking for a hotel this Shabbos in Jerusalem with kosher food. Everything looks sold out online.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on December 24, 2018, 09:52:10 AM
Where are you looking? Everyone's showing rooms available for me.
Such as?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hide4 on December 24, 2018, 09:58:46 AM
Such as?
My mistake.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Jb93davis on December 28, 2018, 12:44:07 AM
Any one know if the Crown Plaza is mehadrin? I've seen online, sometimes it was; others it wasnt. I really just want to know if the breakfast is and if its worth paying for? I got the rooms for 75$ a night and trying to decide if its worth it for a hotel thats not as nice (even if the room renovations look pretty good)...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ekay on December 29, 2018, 11:56:48 PM
Any one know if the Crown Plaza is mehadrin? I've seen online, sometimes it was; others it wasnt. I really just want to know if the breakfast is and if its worth paying for? I got the rooms for 75$ a night and trying to decide if its worth it for a hotel thats not as nice (even if the room renovations look pretty good)...
Dont think it is.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: kosherjid on December 31, 2018, 09:01:18 AM
I think it is.  In any case, I've been told the best is when you're there, ask for the masghiach. Ask him which food you're allowed to eat.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on December 31, 2018, 04:34:07 PM
I think it is.  In any case, I've been told the best is when you're there, ask for the masghiach. Ask him which food you're allowed to eat.

You could even call the Hotel and ask to speak to the Masgiach.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: NTorch on January 08, 2019, 09:44:47 AM
Looking into staying at Pnina Bagolan which is in Had Nes. Am wondering if anyone knows the area and how far we would have to drive for Shacharis the next morning.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Luvisrael on January 08, 2019, 01:30:06 PM
What do I do if I still have a student visa in my passport and already moved back to U.S. and I dont want to pay VAT?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shmielyosef on January 08, 2019, 03:04:39 PM
What do I do if I still have a student visa in my passport and already moved back to U.S. and I dont want to pay VAT?
Its a problem, since you don't get a tourist visa slip in the airport, and they need that to take off vat
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on January 16, 2019, 03:36:04 PM
Anyone know the validity of the kashrus of the King Solomon Jerusalem?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jose34 on January 16, 2019, 06:36:32 PM
Looking to redeem my free IHG night in Israel?
Whats the best option?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ploni3 on January 16, 2019, 07:04:05 PM
Anyone know the validity of the kashrus of the King Solomon Jerusalem?
Last time I checked it was Rabbanut Yerushalayim mehadrin - but you always need to make sure nothing has changed
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 16, 2019, 07:37:43 PM
Looking to redeem my free IHG night in Israel?
Whats the best option?
David Intercontinental
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on January 17, 2019, 07:27:58 AM
Last time I checked it was Rabbanut Yerushalayim mehadrin - but you always need to make sure nothing has changed
I want to know about the validity, meaning did anyone recently look into how makpid they are even with RMY. Like I know a year ago they used more mehudar meats, and has a good mashkiach. want to know if that's still the case.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jose34 on January 17, 2019, 08:53:41 AM
David Intercontinental

Thanks; are the Crowne Plaza by the Dead Sea or by Haifa comparable are they even in the same league?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: RL366 on January 28, 2019, 11:45:15 AM
Anyone know about the kashrus of the ritz carlton in herzilya?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on January 28, 2019, 11:45:53 AM
Rabbanut Herzaliyah
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: RL366 on January 28, 2019, 11:50:25 AM
Mashgiuch tamidi?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on January 28, 2019, 01:37:12 PM
Anyone stayed at the Isrotel in Mitzpe Ramon? It’s looked liked a good option there. I was trying to find a fun place in the Sputh during cold weather but not Eilat.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: elya on January 29, 2019, 09:56:04 PM
Anyone know where the closest Minyan to the Setai Galilee is?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on January 29, 2019, 11:25:06 PM
Anyone stayed at the Isrotel in Mitzpe Ramon? It’s looked liked a good option there. I was trying to find a fun place in the Sputh during cold weather but not Eilat.
I have not been, but did look it up online, seems a nice hotel, and Mitzpe Ramon is pretty popular with Israelis.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mendyt on January 29, 2019, 11:29:08 PM
Anyone know where the closest Minyan to the Setai Galilee is?
KINAR hotel, 2 min drive
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jose34 on February 02, 2019, 05:44:32 PM
Looking to use my IHG  free night but i need a place that is close to a shacris minyan. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: BCL on February 04, 2019, 02:29:58 AM
Which points are easiest to pick up and use for Jerusalem hotels? (It would seem IHG for Intercontinental.)
I am looking to use during a 3 week trip in Israel.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 04, 2019, 02:58:17 AM
Which points are easiest to pick up and use for Jerusalem hotels? (It would seem IHG for Intercontinental.)
I am looking to use during a 3 week trip in Israel.
No IC in Jerusalem, just a CP
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 04, 2019, 02:58:47 AM
Looking to use my IHG  free night but i need a place that is close to a shacris minyan. Any ideas?
You can find minyanim all over Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on February 05, 2019, 01:51:21 AM
I have not been, but did look it up online, seems a nice hotel, and Mitzpe Ramon is pretty popular with Israelis.

Yeah the great pictures and very reasonable rates caught my eye (and I can use free hotels.com nights). Reviews online look good but if any DDFers have been, I’d love to hear about it.  :)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: smart man on February 05, 2019, 07:45:24 AM
Looking to use my IHG  free night but i need a place that is close to a shacris minyan. Any ideas?
The only hotel that it's worth it to use at IMO is the IC Tel Aviv, otherwise the regular room rates or points rates are too cheap for it to be worthwhile.
If that doesn't work for you then you should consider selling it.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: smart man on February 05, 2019, 07:49:20 AM
Which points are easiest to pick up and use for Jerusalem hotels? (It would seem IHG for Intercontinental.)
I am looking to use during a 3 week trip in Israel.
IHG is definitely a good option. There's a couple of Wyndham's too. And Marriott has a few hotels but just in the Tel Aviv/Herzliya neighborhood, and 1 in Zichron Yaakov.

ETA: Going to try to add a wiki of all the points hotels in Israel. Can't believe it hasn't been wikified yet!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: smart man on February 05, 2019, 08:05:13 AM
Going to try to add a wiki of all the points hotels in Israel. Can't believe it hasn't been wikified yet!
Wiki added. Please edit and add if I missed anything, or if a different format is better.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jose34 on February 05, 2019, 08:07:33 AM
IHG is definitely a good option. There's a couple of Wyndham's too. And Marriott has a few hotels but just in the Tel Aviv/Herzliya neighborhood, and 1 in Zichron Yaakov.

ETA: Going to try to add a wiki of all the points hotels in Israel. Can't believe it hasn't been wikified yet!

Crowne Plaza Haifa
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shmielyosef on February 05, 2019, 08:30:24 AM
Wiki added. Please edit and add if I missed anything, or if a different format is better.
Tryp by Wyndham
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on February 05, 2019, 04:20:03 PM
Yeah the great pictures and very reasonable rates caught my eye (and I can use free hotels.com nights). Reviews online look good but if any DDFers have been, I’d love to hear about it.  :)
Re Ramon Inn, Isrotel hotel in Mitzpe Ramon
I've stayed there for a few nights.
It's quite nice, but definitely takes second place to Bereshit (which is much more epensive). Note that it was orginally designed as an apartment block, which has advantages and disadvantages;
There are 4 floors , with no elevetors.
There are  many different types of rooms, some of which are great for families - up to 7 persons. there are very reasonable rates for these 3 room suites.
Public rooms are basic, but pleasant - and staff are good.
Food (if you eat rabanut) was very good - both breakfast and (especially) shabbat meals.

Note that hotel is close to the center of town. There are plenty of minyanim (shabbat and weekday) within a few minutes walk, including the (hesder) yeshiva. There are  also lots of activities to do in the area.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on February 06, 2019, 12:01:42 AM
Re Ramon Inn, Isrotel hotel in Mitzpe Ramon
I've stayed there for a few nights.
It's quite nice, but definitely takes second place to Bereshit (which is much more epensive). Note that it was orginally designed as an apartment block, which has advantages and disadvantages;
There are 4 floors , with no elevetors.
There are  many different types of rooms, some of which are great for families - up to 7 persons. there are very reasonable rates for these 3 room suites.
Public rooms are basic, but pleasant - and staff are good.
Food (if you eat rabanut) was very good - both breakfast and (especially) shabbat meals.

Note that hotel is close to the center of town. There are plenty of minyanim (shabbat and weekday) within a few minutes walk, including the (hesder) yeshiva. There are  also lots of activities to do in the area.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on March 12, 2019, 07:38:51 PM
This is a repost of a question I posted on the "Marriott/SPG Merger Thread" but no one responded so I'm also posting here.  My issue seems like a merger/IT issue but maybe you have info that it's on purpose.  The Elma Arts Hotel comes up on Marriott and Design Hotels websites but always show no availability.

On the direct hotel website they show rooms and you can book them.  But that website doesn't reference Marriott at all or let me login to link it to my rewards number.
https://www.elma-hotel.com/

I'd prefer to use points for a room but I'd even be willing to possibly book a paid room if I at least earned points, status, etc.  Has anybody encountered this kind of thing either here?  Are they separating from the chain or getting around Marriott rules?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jose34 on March 17, 2019, 08:51:07 AM
If staying the King Salmon Hotel and a private room for shalosh seudos for around 30 people, does anyone know if they would have such a room available to rent? What about bringing in own my food?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 17, 2019, 09:29:19 AM
If staying the King Salmon Hotel and a private room for shalosh seudos for around 30 people, does anyone know if they would have such a room available to rent? What about bringing in own my food?
try talking to the hotel to receive updated info?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on March 18, 2019, 05:40:31 PM
If staying the King Salmon Hotel and a private room for shalosh seudos for around 30 people, does anyone know if they would have such a room available to rent? What about bringing in own my food?
This place?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on March 18, 2019, 06:51:03 PM
If staying the King Salmon Hotel and a private room for shalosh seudos for around 30 people, does anyone know if they would have such a room available to rent? What about bringing in own my food?
King Solomon Jerusalem?
They have a room off the dining room for about 30 people.
And a hall that can be split in 2.

 Dont know about bringing your own food though.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on April 01, 2019, 09:41:57 PM
Assuming they are the same price (both reasonable), which hotel would be better: Herbert Samuel or The Orient?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 01, 2019, 09:42:48 PM
Assuming they are the same price (both reasonable), which hotel would be better: Herbert Samuel or The Orient?
The Orient is a league above.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on April 01, 2019, 10:12:25 PM
The Orient is a league above.

Thanks!  That's what I thought but just wanted to double check.  Just booked for $276 a night for next Purim (yes, I know I'm a nut but it never hurts to book a refundable hotel, it has a $25 cancellation fee but I'm willing to chance that for this rate).  :)

Also, just FYI, I found this rate on Hotels.com (went there because I had some free nights to burn).  The Orient site itself is showing no rooms so if anyone else wants, they have on Hotels.com
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Newcc on April 14, 2019, 09:02:44 PM
Is there a list anywhere of which Hotels in Israel (and specifically Jerusalem) have Kosher food options?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on April 16, 2019, 04:01:37 AM
Is there a list anywhere of which Hotels in Israel (and specifically Jerusalem) have Kosher food options?

Most have a hechsher, but you'll want to call the hotel to get updated information, as they can frequently change.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on April 16, 2019, 04:58:09 AM
Is the crowne plaza in Jerusalem and Eilat still going through renovations?  Do you know when they will be done?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: emak on April 29, 2019, 01:10:01 PM
Anyone stay in the Sadot hotel near TLV airport?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on April 30, 2019, 04:33:46 PM
I am looking for a place to rent with a privet pool for a weekend . what site should I look for it ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moisheyb on April 30, 2019, 04:45:19 PM
I am looking for a place to rent with a privet pool for a weekend . what site should I look for it ?
Airbnb
Vrbo
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on April 30, 2019, 05:05:10 PM
Airbnb
Vrbo


no luck there
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jose34 on May 05, 2019, 05:17:51 PM
no luck there

Some sites in Hebrew:
https://www.rrr.co.il
https://www.weekend.co.il/%D7%A6%D7%99%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%9D.aspx
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: JudahMcB on May 06, 2019, 10:03:44 AM
Do hotels in Israel charge VAT on points stays?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on May 06, 2019, 10:06:06 AM
Do hotels in Israel charge VAT on points stays?

No. That’s why it can even be worth it to purchase all the points for a hotel stay, possibly get a room cheaper and avoid VAT.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Fly High on May 09, 2019, 06:25:02 PM
Anyone know where the closest Minyan to the Setai Galilee is?
did you ever get an answer for this?
Also do you know what hechsher the Dinner food is in the setai?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: elya on May 09, 2019, 08:40:52 PM
did you ever get an answer for this?
Also do you know what hechsher the Dinner food is in the setai?
I believe Kinar Hotel is the closest, and usually has Minyanim.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 12, 2019, 09:52:23 PM
Any recent tryp by Wyndham reports ?
Kashrus there ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: chayie on May 21, 2019, 01:28:15 PM
Anyone know a way to get a good rate at Prima Palace? Just sleeping there for a Friday night in June, but we will need to eat one Shabbos meal there with a group of 8 people.

TIA
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jmz on May 21, 2019, 01:49:23 PM
Anyone been to beresheet ?  What did you do for food? Looking to go but there seems that the hotel and area around are lacking mehadrin food.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ekay on May 27, 2019, 09:47:07 AM
did you ever get an answer for this?
Also do you know what hechsher the Dinner food is in the setai?
Kinar- Rabinut Golan...
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: arid on June 05, 2019, 12:09:37 AM
anywhere in israel to redeem bonvoy/marriott anniversary free night?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ploni3 on June 06, 2019, 04:59:00 PM
Anyone been to beresheet ?  What did you do for food? Looking to go but there seems that the hotel and area around are lacking mehadrin food.
Right. But as of a few months ago I was told that the hashgacha was taken over by Talmidim associated with the local yeshiva so you probably can find something to eat if you talk to the mashgiach
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: israshot on June 06, 2019, 06:43:40 PM
anywhere in israel to redeem bonvoy/marriott anniversary free night?
https://awardmapper.com/
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on June 12, 2019, 05:24:07 PM
anywhere in israel to redeem bonvoy/marriott anniversary free night?

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tlvak-publica-isrotel-autograph-collection/ (https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tlvak-publica-isrotel-autograph-collection/)

I'd actually love to hear a mini-TR from anyone who has stayed here as I'd possibly like to use my free night here.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: qwerty123 on June 23, 2019, 11:26:58 PM
what is a half decent place to stay up north for one night in the summer? the leonardos you have to book 2 nights.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hr631994 on June 24, 2019, 04:26:55 PM
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tlvak-publica-isrotel-autograph-collection/ (https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tlvak-publica-isrotel-autograph-collection/)

I'd actually love to hear a mini-TR from anyone who has stayed here as I'd possibly like to use my free night here.

Just used anniversary night there a couple weeks ago. Hotel was great, decent service, cool design everything seemed new, rooms were on the small side, they gave us a crib for our baby and it took up most of the walking space in the room. There is a beautiful pool on the roof which we spent a couple hours at very few people there in late afternoon. Theres a business lounge open to all guests with free coffee and beer on tap! The hotel is a 15 min walk from the beach/Marina where there’s a Lechem Basar with machpud hechsher, there’s also a cafe cafe there with a good hecsher.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on June 26, 2019, 08:48:52 PM
Just used anniversary night there a couple weeks ago. Hotel was great, decent service, cool design everything seemed new, rooms were on the small side, they gave us a crib for our baby and it took up most of the walking space in the room. There is a beautiful pool on the roof which we spent a couple hours at very few people there in late afternoon. Theres a business lounge open to all guests with free coffee and beer on tap! The hotel is a 15 min walk from the beach/Marina where there’s a Lechem Basar with machpud hechsher, there’s also a cafe cafe there with a good hecsher.

Thank you! Very helpful!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on June 27, 2019, 12:48:45 AM
Just used anniversary night there a couple weeks ago. Hotel was great, decent service, cool design everything seemed new, rooms were on the small side, they gave us a crib for our baby and it took up most of the walking space in the room. There is a beautiful pool on the roof which we spent a couple hours at very few people there in late afternoon. Theres a business lounge open to all guests with free coffee and beer on tap! The hotel is a 15 min walk from the beach/Marina where there’s a Lechem Basar with machpud hechsher, there’s also a cafe cafe there with a good hecsher.

Do they have free breakfast? Is it Kosher?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: hr631994 on June 27, 2019, 02:59:48 AM
Breakfast is not free or kosher, however they have small cereal boxes and yogurts which are kosher and they let me take for free.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on June 27, 2019, 06:10:13 AM
Are these points hotels in Tel Aviv kosher?

The Crowne Plazas
Intercontinental
Indigo
Sheraton
Hilton

Thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on June 27, 2019, 06:52:03 AM
Are these points hotels in Tel Aviv kosher?

The Crowne Plazas
Intercontinental
Indigo
Sheraton
Hilton

Thanks
Define Kosher
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on June 27, 2019, 08:14:26 AM
Rabanut, Mehadrin or none. Or are all hotels in Israelat least rabanut?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 27, 2019, 11:08:29 AM
Or are all hotels in Israelat least rabanut?
No
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: dealer on June 27, 2019, 11:38:39 AM
Are these points hotels in Tel Aviv kosher?

The Crowne Plazas
Intercontinental
Indigo
Sheraton
Hilton

Thanks
All hotels in tel aviv are regualr rabbanut
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 27, 2019, 11:40:44 AM
All hotels in tel aviv are regualr rabbanut
Or less - The Norman & Jaffa are completely treif.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: qwerty123 on June 27, 2019, 08:07:25 PM
where is there to stay for oe night up north?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on June 27, 2019, 08:14:19 PM
where is there to stay for oe night up north?
Teveria
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: qwerty123 on June 28, 2019, 06:54:00 AM
all the hotels there make you stay for 2 nights. any half decent ones that wont make you reserve for 2 nights in the summer months?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shmooz on July 14, 2019, 11:09:39 AM
seems not worth it, doesnt look like any better shape than CP, u wont get 4 beds like u do at CP (and that couch looks crappy), plus there is a pool/health club for use at CP, and there will probably be a sukkah u can use too. If you are renting a car it would be a no brainer to stay at cp. Most importantly, you already bought the IHG points, and its rare to get the value u would get from CP out of it so those may end up wasted.

Found this older post,  can someone or @shiframeir describe how you get four beds at the CP?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on July 14, 2019, 01:27:38 PM
Found this older post,  can someone or @shiframeir describe how you get four beds at the CP?
sorry, look back at the post, the option was 2 rooms at the cp or that small apt with one bed and a couch. 2 beds in each room at cp.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shmooz on July 14, 2019, 01:29:50 PM
 Got it thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on July 14, 2019, 06:42:02 PM
Are the crowne plazas in Eilat and  Jerusalem still going through renovations?  Have anyone been to either recently?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shmooz on July 14, 2019, 06:51:23 PM
Jslem website says lobby opening today and construction continuing for few months. TripAdvisor reviews are pretty negative due to construction, would be good to hear from someone here.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 15, 2019, 08:59:38 AM
If anyone needs, I can get 10% off the Setais and Herbert Samuel
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: JudahMcB on July 15, 2019, 03:49:41 PM
Are the crowne plazas in Eilat and  Jerusalem still going through renovations?  Have anyone been to either recently?

I'm in the Crowne Plaza Eilat now. Lobby construction looks finished (lobby looks pretty good). My room is in the non-refurbished section of the hotel and my upgraded "suite" is worse than a Motel 6. So there is definitely more construction to be done. The hotel is supposedly 90% full so no chance for a room in the new section, even with Platinum Elite status. I'll let you know if I hear any construction during the day.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on July 19, 2019, 05:55:44 AM
Anyone staying in the Citadel this Shabbos?

I need a meal and they're not taking outside guests.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: JudahMcB on July 19, 2019, 06:17:11 AM
I'm in the Crowne Plaza Eilat now. Lobby construction looks finished.... I'll let you know if I hear any construction during the day.

The 2nd morning of our stay we heard some construction going on near our room at around 9am. The first morning was quiet until we left around 10:45.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on July 22, 2019, 04:02:13 PM
looking for a hotel in jerusalem area, around the plaza and waldorf that has decent priced sukkot meals
the waldorf wants $200-$250 per person per meal  :'(
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on July 22, 2019, 04:19:53 PM
looking for a hotel in jerusalem area, around the plaza and waldorf that has decent priced sukkot meals
the waldorf wants $200-$250 per person per meal  :'(
Who pays for Succot Meals??  ::)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on July 22, 2019, 05:04:01 PM
Who pays for Succot Meals??  ::)

normally I dont
but got to pay for just the first night meal
any ideas @mochjas
you think the plaza will be half the price ?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on July 22, 2019, 05:07:17 PM
normally I dont
but got to pay for just the first night meal
any ideas @mochjas
you think the plaza will be half the price ?
If anyone would know it would be you
who pays for parking at hotels? i almost never pay for parking and i have stayed at ritz carlton / st regis / waldorf etc...
and i do park at the hotel
Who even pays resort fees ?  :o
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on July 23, 2019, 05:28:21 AM
If anyone needs, I can get 10% off the Setais and Herbert Samuel

Can you give me a quote or is it just a code I need to enter?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 23, 2019, 03:31:45 PM
Can you give me a quote or is it just a code I need to enter?
Get the lowest price from their website, and then I can get 10% off that
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on July 25, 2019, 12:19:58 PM
Are the crowne plazas in Eilat and  Jerusalem still going through renovations?  Have anyone been to either recently?

I was in the Jerusalem one in 2017 and the lobby was totally fine.  Doubt that answers your question, but it does raise the question, why did they redo it?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shmoe joe on July 26, 2019, 05:06:39 PM
Any good hotel @dead sea (points and/or free strictly kosher breakfast will be nice touch)?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: bachhere on July 30, 2019, 12:44:28 PM
Which hotels in Jerusalem have Glatt-Kosher meals for Shabbos and/or Holidays?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ploni3 on July 30, 2019, 01:28:33 PM
Prima Palace badatz Aguda; Ramada OU. King Solomon, Kings, rabanut mehadrin. Former Plaza is that plus.  Citadel and Inbal you can check with mashgiach what the story is on any given week. Those are some but please check with the hotels/mashgiach to ensure this is currently accurate.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 30, 2019, 03:22:44 PM
Litov on Haneviim is Bedatz
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 30, 2019, 07:18:25 PM
Prima Palace badatz Aguda; Ramada OU. King Solomon, Kings, rabanut mehadrin. Former Plaza is that plus.  Citadel and Inbal you can check with mashgiach what the story is on any given week. Those are some but please check with the hotels/mashgiach to ensure this is currently accurate.
Inbal is never Glatt and Citadel is only on Yot.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ploni3 on July 30, 2019, 07:41:04 PM
Not sure why you say Inbal is never glatt. Maybe since they redid the restaurant that is the case. But certainly in the past they have had only glatt for Shabbos.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 30, 2019, 07:48:58 PM
Not sure why you say Inbal is never glatt. Maybe since they redid the restaurant that is the case. But certainly in the past they have had only glatt for Shabbos.
Not in this century as far as I know.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ploni3 on July 30, 2019, 08:37:35 PM
That is definitely incorrect from multiple discussions with the Mahgiach over many years this century but if the mashgiach told you that this is now always the case, fine.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on July 31, 2019, 07:23:04 PM
Posting for a friend
21 years old and would like to rent a car.
Drivers licence was issued less than 12 months ago.
Will he be able to rent a car in Israel?
If so, which company?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: thaber on August 11, 2019, 04:19:00 PM
orient vs inbal vs leonardo vs cidatel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on August 11, 2019, 04:54:57 PM
orient vs inbal vs leonardo vs cidatel?

Haven't stayed yet but everyone seems to think the Orient is the tops right now.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on August 11, 2019, 04:55:30 PM
Any good hotel @dead sea (points and/or free strictly kosher breakfast will be nice touch)?

Breakfast will be Rabbanut but the Crowne Plaza Dead Sea is a good points redemption.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: thaber on August 11, 2019, 05:24:52 PM
Haven't stayed yet but everyone seems to think the Orient is the tops right now.

thank you. any idea of kashrus options?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on August 11, 2019, 07:10:21 PM
If you check into the crown plaza jerusalem on Friday do they allow you to stay until after shabbat?  Until what time?  I am platinum if that matters.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ADG on August 14, 2019, 10:14:14 AM
Looking for a good hotel/accommodations in the north (Kineret or northward). Preferably with Mehadrin hechsher

Also has anyone been to beresheet in the south?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on August 14, 2019, 11:22:09 AM
Just redeemed my anniversary night at the Publica in Hirtzaliya. Fantastic service decent sized rooms. BEAUTIFUL rooftop pool and bar. Food is NOT KOSHER in the hotel not even rabanut!

Great redemption!
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ADG on August 14, 2019, 01:25:26 PM
Is the Setai in Israel a SPG?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on August 14, 2019, 01:55:56 PM
Is the Setai in Israel a SPG?
no
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ADG on August 14, 2019, 02:28:21 PM
no

Is it connected to any international brand?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on August 14, 2019, 02:41:59 PM
Is it connected to any international brand?
no
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on August 14, 2019, 08:34:27 PM
Just redeemed my anniversary night at the Publica in Hirtzaliya. Fantastic service decent sized rooms. BEAUTIFUL rooftop pool and bar. Food is NOT KOSHER in the hotel not even rabanut!

Great redemption!

Thanks for posting. Looking forward to going there in a few months. Any good kosher restaurants you recommend close-by?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on August 15, 2019, 12:54:45 AM
Thanks for posting. Looking forward to going there in a few months. Any good kosher restaurants you recommend close-by?

I went to Tel Aviv to eat but there are numerous high end kosher places. Plus there is a groo (Israels Groupon) for לחם ובשר https://www.groo.co.il/deal/lechem-basar-restaurant-hrzelia/1024477/https://www.groo.co.il/deal/lechem-basar-restaurant-hrzelia/1024477/. I have heard good things about a fish restaurant on the beach as well.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: thaber on August 15, 2019, 11:59:40 AM
For the Orient, Inbal & Citadel. Standard talk to the mashgiach eitza food wise?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ploni3 on August 15, 2019, 02:41:09 PM
Inbal and Citadel will probably be a big difference between milk and meat kitchens. Orient wasn't into mehadrin last I heard but please update.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on August 15, 2019, 02:42:18 PM
Inbal and Citadel will probably be a big difference between milk and meat kitchens.
Can you expand on this?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ploni3 on August 15, 2019, 04:37:55 PM
There is a much greater chance that the mashgiach will tell you that they are currently employing mehadrin standards (as self defined) in the milk kitchen than in the meat kitchen.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on August 17, 2019, 06:01:41 PM
The only option on points for the Dead Sea is the Crowne Plaza?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jmz on August 22, 2019, 08:57:08 AM
Anyone going to the Setai tiveria in the next week?
Left something there and looking to get it back
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: samtehrani on August 27, 2019, 01:29:01 PM
I'm looking to book the Waldorf Jerusalem in December with points. Found this at the top of their reservation page...does anyone know what it's referring to? Traveling with me, my husband, and 14 month baby.

*Family Policies are not applicable during the following dates: Sept 29 - Oct 2, Oct 13 - 22 2019, Dec 20 2019 - Jan 1 2020, Jan 15 - 23 2020, April 8 -16 2020, May 11 - 12 2020, May 28 - 30 2020 and October 2 - 11 2020.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: maylei on August 27, 2019, 01:49:37 PM
Is the crown plaza Jerusalem fully kosher what’s the hechsher?? Is it a nice hotel?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Ploni3 on August 27, 2019, 10:44:57 PM
Fully kosher but not mehadrin.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yitzyul on August 31, 2019, 10:41:30 PM
Which jerusalem hotel is recommended for (best) breakfast? Mamila, waldorf etc (and allows non guest)?
TY
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mom on September 01, 2019, 11:27:29 PM
Looking for recommendation for hotel in eilat.
Has anyone stayed at the Herbert Samuel reel hotel? Comments?
If looks like it is not in same location as most of the other hotels
Is their breakfast kosher?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mom on September 01, 2019, 11:27:47 PM
Herbert Samuel reef hotel
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on September 02, 2019, 05:40:42 PM
Looking for recommendation for hotel in eilat.
Has anyone stayed at the Herbert Samuel reel hotel? Comments?
If looks like it is not in same location as most of the other hotels
Is their breakfast kosher?
we loved the dan though a lil pricy (family room is a decent value esp with citi prestige 4th night free).
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on September 10, 2019, 11:13:58 AM
Hilton tel aviv, anyone have some hashgocho info? I know its rabanut, but what one can eat if i only eat mehadrin? what about the sushi restaurant?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on September 11, 2019, 07:53:13 PM
Hilton tel aviv, anyone have some hashgocho info? I know its rabanut, but what one can eat if i only eat mehadrin? what about the sushi restaurant?

The Mashgiach in the Hotel can be helpful
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: bp27 on September 18, 2019, 05:03:49 PM
Not sure if this is right board, but anyone have any experience booking an apartment rental in Yerushalyim using Chase points through Chase? There seems to be quite a few options in good areas, but wondering about both using Chase points and any Shabbos/Kashrus experiences with apartments that are clearly rented to the general population.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ywoosh on September 19, 2019, 04:49:24 PM
Which hotels offer Shabbos meals for non-guests in Yerushalayim? (sorry if this was discussed already, didnt see it)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mme on September 19, 2019, 08:31:35 PM
you can book shabbos meals in Li-tov boutique hotel
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ywoosh on September 20, 2019, 09:10:02 AM
you can book shabbos meals in Li-tov boutique hotel

Have you been there? Any good? Any restaurants that have shabb meals?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mme on September 20, 2019, 10:08:26 AM
i actually stayed there once in middle of the week wasn't in there restaurant the room was nothing to write home about.about a year ago i checked and they  that they do shabbos meals for non guests
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on September 24, 2019, 11:15:57 PM
Which hotels offer Shabbos meals for non-guests in Yerushalayim? (sorry if this was discussed already, didnt see it)

The Waldorf Astoria definitely allows. I think most hotels allow people to pre-book meals.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Denverite on September 24, 2019, 11:18:58 PM
Which jerusalem hotel is recommended for (best) breakfast? Mamila, waldorf etc (and allows non guest)?
TY

I personally think WAJ is best. In addition to the huge buffet, can also get a ton of stuff (eggs, waffles, French toast, etc) cooked to order, perfect cappuccinos, champagne, all served on fine china, etc. I brought friends in one morning and they had a blast.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ywoosh on October 10, 2019, 11:57:39 AM
Are there any mehadrin level restaurants near Ritz Herziliya or Publica Herziliya hotels? Any shuls nearby?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on October 10, 2019, 12:10:39 PM
Are there any mehadrin level restaurants near Ritz Herziliya
yes: Pappagayo, lechem basar and cafe cafe
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: ywoosh on October 10, 2019, 12:56:22 PM
yes: Pappagayo, lechem basar and cafe cafe

Thanks. Any shuls or minyanim during the week?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: jack on October 11, 2019, 01:02:23 AM
Thanks. Any shuls or minyanim during the week?
There was a guy in the lobby that filled us in on that info unfortunately I don’t remember details but there is
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: kopite1 on October 16, 2019, 11:50:50 AM
Looking for a decent hotel in Netanya for August 2020. 4 adults, 3 kids under 7. Centrally located, close to beach etc.

Has anyone stayed at the Seasons?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Blazer on October 28, 2019, 03:31:16 PM
Looking to stay in the leonardo plaza Jerusalem from 1/16/20-1/24/20. Any leads or suggestions for a good deals.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on October 28, 2019, 05:40:33 PM
I have a simcha at Rechov Ha Uman 9 Talpiot Jerusalem

looking for suggestions for hotel for 2 nights would like to be near that area or at least with easy train access and find a  minyan nearby
I could book with UR but prefer hotel points so far I reserved Crown plaza in Givat ram but that may be not so close, any minyan nearby? complimentary breakfast?

maybe so locals have better options for me?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on October 29, 2019, 07:59:55 AM
I have a simcha at Rechov Ha Uman 9 Talpiot Jerusalem

looking for suggestions for hotel for 2 nights would like to be near that area or at least with easy train access and find a  minyan nearby
I could book with UR but prefer hotel points so far I reserved Crown plaza in Givat ram but that may be not so close, any minyan nearby? complimentary breakfast?

maybe so locals have better options for me?
Plenty of shuls in/close to Talpiot.
Train doesn't go close to there.
Perhaps look into Airbnb if you want to be as close as possible.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on October 29, 2019, 09:27:22 AM
Plenty of shuls in/close to Talpiot.
Train doesn't go close to there.
Perhaps look into Airbnb if you want to be as close as possible.

looking to use hotel points or UR with chase preferred card 1.25 pp so I don think Ill go with airbnb
are there any option which are walking distance we can walk far bh! or maybe one bus from hotel to Talpiot
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on October 29, 2019, 05:35:48 PM
looking to use hotel points or UR with chase preferred card 1.25 pp so I don think Ill go with airbnb
are there any option which are walking distance we can walk far bh! or maybe one bus from hotel to Talpiot

Ramat Rachel is very nice. It's a longish walk or frequent and easy bus ride.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AVI D on November 03, 2019, 07:34:34 AM
Which hotels offer Shabbos meals for non-guests in Yerushalayim? (sorry if this was discussed already, didnt see it)
Bump. Anyone experience David Citadel and Waldorf to compare their Shabbos meals?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on November 03, 2019, 07:52:01 AM
Which has a better health club / spa mamilla or david citadel
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yoshapman on November 04, 2019, 04:07:09 PM
Have 3 nights booked at Wyndham TRYP for 2 (won't be at hotel much but would like a comfortable night's sleep since it's in beginning of trip when jetlagged), still thinking of a couple other options since TRYP doesn't have free breakfast anymore - either Lev Yerushalayim just for the 2 bedroom part of it (I know it's old and nothing luxurious but location and amount of room would be nice), or could spend a little more points wise (UR or possibly using AA Hotels/Miles since I have so many I just don't care) and staying at the Herbert Samuel. Other hotels I'd be interested in are just too high for me to justify. Thoughts? Don't see Herbert Samuel mentioned much, but it has an indoor pool, good location, looks nice. The Wyndham is an amazing value just because I value Wyndham points so low. Going to be with one child only. I feel stupid using 30k/miles or points per night at the Herbert Samuel when Wyndham is only 7.5 though. Herbert is still 1/2 of the nicer options like the David Citidel, Kind David, Waldorf, etc.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yelped on November 11, 2019, 10:12:10 AM
Planning a trip to EY in early December. Is the Leonardo Plaza the best (only?) option for a mehadrin hotel in Yerushalayim that's not Prima Palace?

Any suggestions for a hotel in Teveria, Tzfas area? Not as expensive like the Setai is.

Also, I'm leaving EY in the morning so I would like to head back to TLV area the night before. Are there any airport hotels there? It seems like the hotels are in TLV proper.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yelped on November 12, 2019, 12:15:30 PM
Planning a trip to EY in early December. Is the Leonardo Plaza the best (only?) option for a mehadrin hotel in Yerushalayim that's not Prima Palace?

Any suggestions for a hotel in Teveria, Tzfas area? Not as expensive like the Setai is.

Also, I'm leaving EY in the morning so I would like to head back to TLV area the night before. Are there any airport hotels there? It seems like the hotels are in TLV proper.
Bump? I've read through many pages on this and other threads. Answers to only some of the questions asked accepted, too. :)
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on November 13, 2019, 03:16:57 PM
Planning a trip to EY in early December. Is the Leonardo Plaza the best (only?) option for a mehadrin hotel in Yerushalayim that's not Prima Palace?
Any suggestions for a hotel in Teveria, Tzfas area? Not as expensive like the Setai is.
Also, I'm leaving EY in the morning so I would like to head back to TLV area the night before. Are there any airport hotels there? It seems like the hotels are in TLV proper.
yeah leo plaza clearest kashrus of a high levelish hotel in good location (but it ain't as nice as waldorf etc). i enjoyed my stay there alot. 
in tsfas i love the Ruth hotel (was rimonim but switched to dan recently), but u should check with the mashgiach as they used to be good and tell u what to have and what not to have, though dunno with change.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on November 13, 2019, 03:22:03 PM
Bump? I've read through many pages on this and other threads. Answers to only some of the questions asked accepted, too. :)
I think the King Solomon in Jerusalem is mehadrin.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yg99 on November 13, 2019, 07:59:50 PM
Last few times I stayed at ruth rimonim it was really getting worse and worse. Rooms were in really bad condition

Did Dan renovate when they took it over?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on November 14, 2019, 10:24:06 AM
Last few times I stayed at ruth rimonim it was really getting worse and worse. Rooms were in really bad condition

Did Dan renovate when they took it over?
looks the same from here, but i never felt they were in a bad condition from an Israel Hotel viewpoint (i.e. 5 star equal 3.5 star). we once had a bad room and they switched us quickly when we complained. https://www.danhotels.com/NorthHotels/RuthZefatHotel/Rooms
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yelped on November 14, 2019, 02:28:22 PM
Thanks for the replies! In Tzfas/Teveria I don't care about the Hechsher because I'm not planning on eating in the hotel. I'm just looking for a nice hotel at a reasonable price.

Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: shiframeir on November 14, 2019, 06:54:05 PM
Thanks for the replies! In Tzfas/Teveria I don't care about the Hechsher because I'm not planning on eating in the hotel. I'm just looking for a nice hotel at a reasonable price.
there arent many "nice" hotels, but i find ruth to be the best imho and the prices were always reasonable with rimonim. Note that in tsfat there is a large industry of tzimmers/rentals and u can get a great nice place for cheap (with no food).
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: yelped on November 15, 2019, 01:05:35 AM
there arent many "nice" hotels, but i find ruth to be the best imho and the prices were always reasonable with rimonim. Note that in tsfat there is a large industry of tzimmers/rentals and u can get a great nice place for cheap (with no food).
Thanks! Nicer than hotel? Chase travel has a lot of those tzimmers now, it seems. I like a nice mid-range place. Like the equivalent to a W. I don't need a St. Regus style hotel.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on November 15, 2019, 06:50:36 AM
Anyone have any experience with what may be mehadrin at the IHG Tel Aviv?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on November 15, 2019, 09:22:03 AM
Anyone have any experience with what may be mehadrin at the IHG Tel Aviv?
You can call the hotel and ask to speak to the Mashgiach.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on November 15, 2019, 09:25:54 AM
You can call the hotel and ask to speak to the Mashgiach.
I was planning on it. Just curious to what past experience has been. Thanks
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on November 15, 2019, 09:30:59 AM
I was planning on it. Just curious to what past experience has been. Thanks
I was given this idea by a friend of mine for a different Hotel in the Dea Sea area and that Mashgiach was very helpful. He showed me the Hechserim and shared which food had which Hecsher
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on November 15, 2019, 09:54:59 AM
I was given this idea by a friend of mine for a different Hotel in the Dea Sea area and that Mashgiach was very helpful. He showed me the Hechserim and shared which food had which Hecsher
Yes. Most mashgichim in hotels in Israel are very helpful about this.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Pesach on November 19, 2019, 07:50:46 PM
afaf about Lev Yerushalayim kashrus on fleishigs is it acceptable to eat there?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AVI D on November 20, 2019, 11:09:07 PM
Looking for a review of Friday night dinner at the Citadel. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Pesach on November 21, 2019, 02:37:20 PM
afaf about Lev Yerushalayim kashrus on fleishigs is it acceptable to eat there?
bump
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 23, 2019, 05:02:03 PM
bump
Have your friend call the mashgiach to get first hand info, it's better than any second hand info that ppl can provide
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: AVI D on November 28, 2019, 10:47:24 AM
Scrambling last minute to find a babysitter for my 3 month old this evening at the David Citadel. Willing to pay for cab ride if necessary. Anyone know of any girls that would be an option?
Title: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
Post by: Kabrams1618 on November 28, 2019, 11:27:34 AM
Is the renovations at the crowne plaza eilat completed?