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Points hotels in Israel

Marriott:
Ritz Herzliya
Publica Isrotel Herzliya
Renaissance Tel Aviv
Sheraton Tel Aviv
The Jaffa Tel Aviv
Elma Arts Zichron Yaakov

IHG
Crowne Plaza Jerusalem
Crowne Plaza Dead Sea
Crowne Plaza Eilat
Intercontinental Tel Aviv
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv/ Beach
Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv/ Center
Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv
Crowne Plaza Haifa

Wyndham
Tryp Jerusalem
Ramada Jerusalem
Ramada Hadera
Ramada Netanya

Hilton
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
Hilton Tel Aviv

Hyatt
Norman Tel Aviv
Dan Jerusalem
The American Colony Hotel Jerusalem

Better than Rabbanut Hechsher Hotels:
Most, or all, are not bookable with points

Yerusholaim
Yirmiyahu 33 - Eida
https://y33.co.il/
Haneveim Butique - Eida
https://www.haneviimboutique.co.il/t-he
Litov Hotels (Haneveim & Jewish Quarter) - Rubin (has changed back and forth from Eida)
https://litovhotel.co.il/
Prima Palace (Badatz Agudas Yisrael per their website) https://www.prima-hotels-israel.com/prima-palace-jerusalem-hotel-services
Bnei Brak
Aristocrat Hotel - Rav Landua
https://www.aristocrathotel.co.il/
Malon Bnei Brak - basic - Rav Landua
03-579-2222
Malon Vagshal- Basic - Eida/Sheiris??
03-5799959

Netanya
Ga'alei Sanz
09-862-1777

Tsfas/Meron

Tveria
Zipori BaKineret - Eida
https://www.zipory.co.il/ziporyseaofgalilee
Kinar?

Kinorot - Eida
https://kinorothotel.co.il/

Galil
Haifa Area - Nir Etzion??

Rest of Country
Arad - Margoa Hotel?? basic hotel
Kibutz Chofetz Chaim - Zipori Bakfar - Eida
https://www.zipory.co.il/ziporyvillage
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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1680 on: June 27, 2021, 04:10:23 AM »

I'm hoping to get back to israel and trying to figure out kashrus and new hotel options. Can anyone update on whether Orient, inbal or citadel are under mehadrin hechshers for yamim tovim or otherwise? also there are other new hotels like the herbert samuel, brown, paamonim, and now dan panorama is renovated, are any of these options mehadrin and or recommended? and is prima royale a decent option for yom tov?
My experience is that the Orient is not mehadrin but often the Inbal and Citadel will be operating on a mehadrin level. The official hechsher will still be plain Rabbanut and there will be a specific level of mehadrin so you absolutely will need to speak to the mashgichim at the individual hotels for details. You will need to be familiar with the various shechitos and hechsherim to decide if it is sufficient for you.  The front desk of the hotels will connect you to the mashgiach if you call. I am not familiar with any of the other options you mentioned doing anything mehadrin.

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1681 on: June 27, 2021, 11:05:50 AM »
My experience is that the Orient is not mehadrin but often the Inbal and Citadel will be operating on a mehadrin level. The official hechsher will still be plain Rabbanut and there will be a specific level of mehadrin so you absolutely will need to speak to the mashgichim at the individual hotels for details. You will need to be familiar with the various shechitos and hechsherim to decide if it is sufficient for you.  The front desk of the hotels will connect you to the mashgiach if you call. I am not familiar with any of the other options you mentioned doing anything mehadrin.

+1 for the Inbal (also the best food of all the hotels IMO) but the Citadel is not mehadrin besides for the breakfast which is unbelievable.

 When I stayed in the Herbert Samuel it wasn't Mehadrin (Even though most of the breakfast was)

No info on the others

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1682 on: June 27, 2021, 02:59:01 PM »
What about the waldorf Astoria - Is the breakfast mehadrin?

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1683 on: June 27, 2021, 05:01:07 PM »
What about the waldorf Astoria - Is the breakfast mehadrin?

Yes

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1684 on: June 27, 2021, 06:06:32 PM »

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1685 on: June 27, 2021, 06:11:55 PM »
This is all very subjective about what you feel makes something Mehadrin
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1686 on: June 27, 2021, 11:27:47 PM »
+1 for the Inbal (also the best food of all the hotels IMO)
my wife loves the inbal but we have conflicting reports on their level of kashrus (and their insta stories kind of turn me off with way too much bathingsuits/pool pictures on shabbos).
i got their mashgiach (Katriel)'s number and will call, but is there any independent confirmation on them operating at a higher level? there was a report in 2008 but that is a long time ago with a different mashgiach. http://www.jerusalemkoshernews.com/2008/03/jerusalem-hotels-%E2%80%93-inbal/

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1687 on: June 29, 2021, 10:48:39 AM »
What is the best hotel in tlv to be on the beach and have good food. Rabnut good.

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« Reply #1688 on: June 29, 2021, 10:52:23 AM »
What is the best hotel in tlv to be on the beach and have good food. Rabnut good.
Depends on budget and if you want to use points.
Personally I like the Royal Beach and the West Side restaurant (which also has a few items available on the room service menu).

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« Reply #1689 on: June 29, 2021, 11:04:51 AM »
Budget not an issue. Want best food and service

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« Reply #1690 on: June 29, 2021, 11:07:21 AM »
Budget not an issue. Want best food and service
I think RB food is the best out there, but besides Hilton and Carlton I have eaten at any other hotels.

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1691 on: June 29, 2021, 11:07:23 AM »
Budget not an issue. Want best food and service
Maybe the Setai?
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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1692 on: June 29, 2021, 11:11:06 AM »
Is beach walking distance from setai? How does hilton compare to RB?

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1693 on: June 29, 2021, 11:25:34 AM »
How does hilton compare to RB?
I think RB food is far superior, both for dinner and breakfast. At least that's my personal taste.

I think rooms are a bit bigger at the Hilton and you don't have a road in between the hotel and the beach.

I like RB location better but it's a question of preference

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1694 on: June 29, 2021, 11:32:15 AM »
Thanks

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1695 on: July 12, 2021, 02:38:29 PM »
Ouch!

 Setai Hotel near Tiberias hit us for 500 shekels per child when they checked in. 

Israel Hotels are I guess notorious for this.  Don't remember ever having this issue in the USA
oh well ces't lavie.  Anybody have any success challenging these policies?

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« Reply #1696 on: July 12, 2021, 02:40:04 PM »
Ouch!

 Setai Hotel near Tiberias hit us for 500 shekels per child when they checked in.

Israel Hotels are I guess notorious for this.  Don't remember ever having this issue in the USA
oh well ces't lavie
How old are the kids?

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1697 on: July 12, 2021, 03:39:48 PM »
Setai Hotel near Tiberias hit us for 500 shekels per child when they checked in. 
Ritz says they also charge for kids over 6, anyone know how much/any way to get around it?

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1698 on: July 12, 2021, 04:38:28 PM »
How old are the kids?

12, 15, 15

why?

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1699 on: July 13, 2021, 11:18:39 AM »
where and how would be the most forceful way to file a complaint against the Setai. 

The pool had missing tiles which caused the children to bleed on the bottom their feet; also cigarette butts all over, fridge  did not work, lights did not work in the pool etc..

we have pictures of all this.

I booked through chase portal using UR points with the Chase preferred rate etc....