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

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

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

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

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

If you get free drinks vouchers and don't use them, I'll buy it off you for 10 shek per voucher.
PM shimino1

If anyone is planing on staying at Waldorf and not eating the free breakfast please PM dragoddfer, and he may be able to pay for the breakfast.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2060 on: March 15, 2016, 10:44:57 PM »
Do they open availability closer to the date?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2061 on: March 15, 2016, 11:44:09 PM »
Breakfast should be included with gold and they give it automatically.  I think dinner was $120 and totally worth it.  I wouldn't do lunch though since you can have a late breakfast with kiddush.  BTW, glad you took your friend's advice and got the Citi Hilton card and will be enjoying the WA instead of paying for a junky room elsewhere. 
To clarify, $120 Per person? Also, do I need to RSVP in advance or is the day of fine?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2062 on: March 16, 2016, 12:50:54 AM »
To clarify, $120 Per person? Also, do I need to RSVP in advance or is the day of fine?
depends on the exchange rate, when I was there last IIRC it was $115 pp. as for reserving -  i think day of is fine, but they could run out of room, so better safe than sorry
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2063 on: March 16, 2016, 12:58:20 AM »
depends on the exchange rate, when I was there last IIRC it was $115 pp. as for reserving -  i think day of is fine, but they could run out of room, so better safe than sorry
Thanks. How far in advance of Shabbos would you recommend arriving at the hotel?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2064 on: March 16, 2016, 03:40:03 AM »
To clarify, $120 Per person? Also, do I need to RSVP in advance or is the day of fine?
On the phone they said the exact price is 489 shekel per meal PP.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2065 on: March 27, 2016, 07:33:27 AM »
Booked myself for one night during Pesach into the Waldorf as Diamond.

Getting Upgrades is rather easy or rather hard?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2066 on: March 27, 2016, 07:38:04 AM »
Booked myself for one night during Pesach into the Waldorf as Diamond.

Getting Upgrades is rather easy or rather hard?
relatively easy on a a standard week.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2067 on: March 27, 2016, 07:45:24 AM »
relatively easy on a a standard week.

Nice! Thanks - looking forward as I have heard many good things about it.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2068 on: March 27, 2016, 08:53:53 AM »

relatively easy on a a standard week.
Im assuming you were not referring to a suite, correct?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2069 on: March 27, 2016, 08:57:03 AM »
Im assuming you were not referring to a suite, correct?
Was not referring to a suite though I know a bunch that got.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2070 on: March 27, 2016, 09:04:37 AM »
Was not referring to a suite though I know a bunch that got.

Good to know. Basic Suite? Also, any pointers as to what it depends on other then availability?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2071 on: March 28, 2016, 03:51:30 PM »
We were at the Waldorf over Shabbos. A couple of comments. Dinner was 485 NIS but they do take off the VAT so knock off 17% and it's about 415 NIS per person. We got a whole bunch of starters; gefilte fish, seared tuna, lox, fried cauliflower, spring rolls (the Thai kind- rice paper and not fried), marinated mushrooms and I believe one or two more items. First course was a choice between Miso Salmon (which I had), liver pate (my wife had) and a third option which I don't recall. Soup was a choice between a chicken consomme or an orange/citrus infused broth. We both had the chicken soup. The main was a choice between prime rib, lamb osso buco or a rock cornish hen. My wife went for the prime rib and I had the lamb osso buco. Desert was a chocolate ganache and a pistachio creme along with mango and raspberry sorbet. I thought the experience was great, service was very good and the food was very good except that everything was a little under salted (but there was a good quality sea salt on the table). I'd say that the dinner was markedly better than the experience I had at Tierra Sur or Mike's Bistro.

The breakfast spread was very elaborate but it seemed that the spread is less than it used to be.The Shabbos spread was toned down as we expected but we hoped Sunday would've been more elaborate. For example, my wife was disappointed that her waffles didn't resemble the picture Dan had up from way back when. The eggs benedict I ordered were overcooked (but that could be due to Israeli regulations not allowing runny yolks (read: undercooked). It could be just us, but service on Sunday morning was very slow and we waited 15-20 minutes before grabbing a waiter to take our order. Also, part of it was sent to a different table and that took time to figure out. But free is free  ::).

We were upgraded to a deluxe balcony room. It was very spacious. I would suggest that for Shabbos you consider leaving the bathroom lights on the highest setting so you have light in the room. When the bathroom doors were closed the light was hardly noticeable. I'd also suggest dimming the alarm clock light before Shabbos; we didn't but ended up covering it with some towels. We were also able to get a free fridge for the room.

We were sad to leave but our transition out of the Waldorf was made easier when we got to the Sheraton Tel Aviv and we found out we were "Platinum for the Day". This basically meant we were upgraded to the Mediterranean Suite with club access (no need for the SPG business card).


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2072 on: March 31, 2016, 11:10:41 AM »
We were sad to leave but our transition out of the Waldorf was made easier when we got to the Sheraton Tel Aviv and we found out we were "Platinum for the Day". This basically meant we were upgraded to the Mediterranean Suite with club access (no need for the SPG business card).
Great job detailing current dinner at the waldorf! What did u have to do to be Platinum for the Day? is this hyperbole :) or some actual promotion at the sheraton?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2073 on: March 31, 2016, 11:32:47 AM »
Great job detailing current dinner at the waldorf! What did u have to do to be Platinum for the Day? is this hyperbole :) or some actual promotion at the sheraton?
It's off topic for this thread but it's a promotion that Sheraton Tel Aviv runs where one gold member per day is upgraded to platinum which basically means a suite upgrade. I don't know much more about the promotion.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2074 on: March 31, 2016, 01:26:00 PM »
It's off topic for this thread but it's a promotion that Sheraton Tel Aviv runs where one gold member per day is upgraded to platinum which basically means a suite upgrade. I don't know much more about the promotion.
Very interesting. Do any other Sheratons do this?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2075 on: April 05, 2016, 11:17:00 AM »
It's off topic for this thread but it's a promotion that Sheraton Tel Aviv runs where one gold member per day is upgraded to platinum which basically means a suite upgrade. I don't know much more about the promotion.
Hi, sorry to keep us off topic here, but I am interested in learning more about the club/lounge experience at the Sheraton Tel Aviv. I'm considering booking a Shabbat there and wondering what the club is like over Shabbat. Sounds like Mountain Man was at the WA for Shabbat so may not know...maybe others do? Anyone with info should feel free to PM me or point to other threads if the info is elsewhere. Thanks.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2076 on: April 05, 2016, 11:42:56 AM »
Hi, sorry to keep us off topic here, but I am interested in learning more about the club/lounge experience at the Sheraton Tel Aviv. I'm considering booking a Shabbat there and wondering what the club is like over Shabbat. Sounds like Mountain Man was at the WA for Shabbat so may not know...maybe others do? Anyone with info should feel free to PM me or point to other threads if the info is elsewhere. Thanks.

Haven't been there but good friends have and heard it was great and totally saves you a ton.  They used it similarly to what we did at the Hilton TA where we stayed, where you literally could eat all your food there (have normal breakfast and snacks PLUS dairy dinner each evening with full liquor) and we also took out tons of drinks so we didn't have to buy at the pool or when we got takeout from their other restaurants or ordered room service.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2077 on: April 05, 2016, 11:50:33 AM »
In case anyone is interested to know.  Not cheap but not much more than the other big hotels and the food would probably be far superior.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2078 on: April 05, 2016, 11:52:29 AM »
Haven't been there but good friends have and heard it was great and totally saves you a ton.  They used it similarly to what we did at the Hilton TA where we stayed, where you literally could eat all your food there (have normal breakfast and snacks PLUS dairy dinner each evening with full liquor) and we also took out tons of drinks so we didn't have to buy at the pool or when we got takeout from their other restaurants or ordered room service.
Very helpful. Thank you.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2079 on: April 05, 2016, 11:54:16 PM »
I am staying for 5 days in early summer, booked with points, how would it be possible to get a upgrade ? any ideas appreciated