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This is the list of points hotels in Israel. If I missed any please edit and add.

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 Jerusalem
Hilton Tel Aviv

Coming soon?
Hyatt- Norman Tel Aviv


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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1230 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

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1231 on: November 19, 2017, 09:20:04 PM »
booked the prima palace with ur, they charged tax, any way to get it back?
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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1232 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.

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1233 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?


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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1234 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
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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1235 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.
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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1236 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...

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1237 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.

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1238 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?



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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1239 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?

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1240 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).

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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1241 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).
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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1242 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?


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Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #1244 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.
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