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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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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 1129762 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2160 on: April 27, 2016, 04:25:37 PM »
So I was just approved for the Amex Surpass... I want to stay here next week, how can I get the lower rate?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2161 on: May 02, 2016, 12:32:45 PM »
Just stayed at the Waldorf Jerusalem during Pesach for one night.

As a Diamond the experience was really great. There was a confirmed Upgrade to the "King Grand Deluxe Room". The concierge service was outstanding.

We arrived to a bottle of wine, champagne, cake, fruit and then Ice Coffees (as they wanted to send us up any further drinks we wanted).

We were then called up by them about 2 hours later that they would be happy to upgrade us further to the Junior Suite but after speaking to two concierges and

reviewing the room, we decided to stay put as the Grand Deluxe has a nicer setup in the bathroom and better balcony. The only thing better in the Junior Suite

is the space within the bedroom which - having been without kids for the night - was not necessary.

Upon hearing that the TV in the bathroom didn't work, our concierge called us again and invited us for drinks and dessert at the bar after dinner and the Sorbet

+ bottle of champagne we had there was great.

Next morning's breakfast was also great - especially considering that it was Pesach - and I would most definitely stay there again.

[Most certainly once Spa+Pool open]
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2162 on: May 02, 2016, 12:52:23 PM »
No spa and pool?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2163 on: May 02, 2016, 12:57:15 PM »
No spa and pool?

Not yet. Should be Q4 of 2016 but even they aren't sure if it'll be ready by then.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2164 on: May 02, 2016, 01:20:14 PM »
What takes so long to build a pool?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2165 on: May 02, 2016, 01:29:33 PM »
What takes so long to build a pool?
No incentive
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2166 on: May 02, 2016, 01:30:47 PM »
No incentive
So why have it at all?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2167 on: May 02, 2016, 01:33:22 PM »
So why have it at all?
Contracts with residences buyers/WA flag
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2168 on: May 02, 2016, 01:42:42 PM »
Contracts with residences buyers/WA flag
Lol, be lucky to see that pool by 2018 in that case.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2169 on: May 02, 2016, 02:18:30 PM »
No incentive

I'd think they'd have every incentive in keeping up with DC and KD, no?

The entrance to the area is built already. Then again, that's the easiest to build. Lol.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2170 on: May 02, 2016, 03:02:27 PM »
Lol, be lucky to see that pool by 2018 in that case.
Probably not until they dump WA and need a new flag
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2171 on: May 02, 2016, 03:47:48 PM »
Probably not until they dump WA and need a new flag
Which is likely before 2018.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2172 on: May 02, 2016, 04:40:22 PM »
I'd think they'd have every incentive in keeping up with DC and KD, no?

The entrance to the area is built already. Then again, that's the easiest to build. Lol.

Many guests just cross the street to DC and go swimming there..

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2173 on: May 02, 2016, 04:48:21 PM »
Many guests just cross the street to DC and go swimming there..

Sadly people do that but I'd think the hotel would prefer to have one themselves so that people don't decide to just stay there instead precisely because of the pool and spa. 
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2174 on: May 02, 2016, 04:53:34 PM »
Many guests just cross the street to DC and go swimming there..
Seriously?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2175 on: May 02, 2016, 05:05:48 PM »
Last summer I went to visit my uncle in DC- the pool was mostly Waldorf guests

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2176 on: May 02, 2016, 05:24:11 PM »
Last summer I went to visit my uncle in DC- the pool was mostly Waldorf guests

Is that from an actual arrangement between the hotels or people just being punks?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2177 on: May 02, 2016, 05:24:31 PM »
Is that from an actual arrangement between the hotels or people just being punks?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2179 on: May 02, 2016, 06:28:11 PM »
It's so easy to sneak into a hotel pool?
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