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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 1205254 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2720 on: July 14, 2016, 10:26:27 PM »
Anyone ever tried putting a hot plate or crock pot in the room over Shabbos?
Definitely don't want to cause a chillul Hashem
Why in the wold would you want to plug in a hotplate

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2721 on: July 14, 2016, 10:28:02 PM »
Why in the wold would you want to plug in a hotplate
I don't rely on their hashgacha for meat, so our Shabbos day options are walking to a friend at least 45 minutes away in the August heat or having some sort of meal on our own.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2722 on: July 14, 2016, 10:31:22 PM »


I don't rely on their hashgacha for meat, so our Shabbos day options are walking to a friend at least 45 minutes away in the August heat or having some sort of meal on our own.

Make life easier for yourself, have the breakfast as the first meal and have coldcuts for the second meal if your makpid on meat. It's definitely not recommended to put up a cholent in your room.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2723 on: July 14, 2016, 10:33:15 PM »

Make life easier for yourself, have the breakfast as the first meal and have coldcuts for the second meal if your makpid on meat. It's definitely not recommended to put up a cholent in your room.
I can't imagine I actually will put up that cholent. But I would need to have hot food at the main meal as כל שאינו אוכל חמים בשבת... so I'm just trying to brainstorm here. In the end I think I'll probably just do the long hot walk
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2724 on: July 14, 2016, 10:36:13 PM »


I can't imagine I actually will put up that cholent. But I would need to have hot food at the main meal as כל שאינו אוכל חמים בשבת... so I'm just trying to brainstorm here. In the end I think I'll probably just do the long hot walk

Chicken soup friday not and a coffe in the morning should work, no?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2725 on: July 14, 2016, 10:36:59 PM »

Chicken soup friday not and a coffe in the morning should work, no?
Hmm. The coffee is a great idea! Thanks!
(Friday night I'll go to the friend before Shabbos so we only have to walk one way, and it will be a lot cooler)
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2726 on: July 15, 2016, 01:40:01 AM »
I can't imagine I actually will put up that cholent. But I would need to have hot food at the main meal as כל שאינו אוכל חמים בשבת... so I'm just trying to brainstorm here. In the end I think I'll probably just do the long hot walk

I put up a crock pot with chullent no real issue... just was nervous about it so not recommended...

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2727 on: July 15, 2016, 01:40:38 AM »
Nice!  Can you use the free drink certs there too?

Anyone know?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2728 on: July 15, 2016, 01:53:31 AM »
I put up a crock pot with chullent no real issue... just was nervous about it so not recommended...
Did you have housekeeping in your room on Shabbos or you put up do not disturb?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2729 on: July 15, 2016, 02:01:10 AM »
Did you have housekeeping in your room on Shabbos or you put up do not disturb?

I think i put a do not disturb

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2730 on: July 15, 2016, 02:02:06 AM »
Did you have housekeeping in your room on Shabbos or you put up do not disturb?

We had a grand deluxe balcony room so we ate on the balcony

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2731 on: July 15, 2016, 02:02:50 AM »
We had a grand deluxe balcony room so we ate on the balcony
I meant in terms of them seeing the crock pot plugged in
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2732 on: July 15, 2016, 02:05:43 AM »
I meant in terms of them seeing the crock pot plugged in

no they didn't come in... didn't want to take the risk and i wasn't staying after shabbos. so didn't really need the room cleaned 

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2733 on: July 15, 2016, 02:08:24 AM »
no they didn't come in... didn't want to take the risk and i wasn't staying after shabbos. so didn't really need the room cleaned
I hear. Thanks for the info! While I doubt we'll end up doing this it's good to know that if we do we won't be the first
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2734 on: July 15, 2016, 02:08:48 AM »
I put up a crock pot with chullent no real issue... just was nervous about it so not recommended...

Wait, after all the previous speculation NOW we know why all the standard rooms were blocked for points on Shabbos!  ;D 

Seriously Cholent I wouldn't chance it.  Enjoy your breakfast with coffee and not have to be stressed or worried.  They were in our room twice a day for cleaning and turn down and I'd be worried about having that plugged in the whole time plus you don't want Cholent smell (the food not you) in the hallway!   :P

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2735 on: July 15, 2016, 02:13:00 AM »
Wait, after all the previous speculation NOW we know why all the standard rooms were blocked for points on Shabbos!  ;D 

Seriously Cholent I wouldn't chance it.  Enjoy your breakfast with coffee and not have to be stressed or worried.  They were in our room twice a day for cleaning and turn down and I'd be worried about having that plugged in the whole time plus you don't want Cholent smell (the food not you) in the hallway!   :P

You are right about the stress. i have gone for shabbos a few times already and only did that once. rest of the time i was with someone who was paying for lunch (gave them the room for free :-))  or just had a fridge brought up and had cold shnitzel, kugel...

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2736 on: July 21, 2016, 04:54:39 AM »
I am staying at the WA Jerusalem next week. I received an email from my concierge, and I responded with a few small requests, including a rollaway bed for my daughter. The concierge responded that "In addition, extra bed will be placed in the room and it comes at the cost of $110 to include the 3rd person and breakfast".

I am assuming they mean 110 per night, I'm going to confirm with the hotel. Has anyone else had experience with a third person staying in the room and additional charges for it? I stayed here 2 years ago, and there was no such additional charge.

Any advice appreciated, thanks!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2737 on: July 21, 2016, 04:56:01 AM »
I am staying at the WA Jerusalem next week. I received an email from my concierge, and I responded with a few small requests, including a rollaway bed for my daughter. The concierge responded that "In addition, extra bed will be placed in the room and it comes at the cost of $110 to include the 3rd person and breakfast".

I am assuming they mean 110 per night, I'm going to confirm with the hotel. Has anyone else had experience with a third person staying in the room and additional charges for it? I stayed here 2 years ago, and there was no such additional charge.

Any advice appreciated, thanks!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2738 on: July 21, 2016, 09:27:29 AM »
You are right about the stress. i have gone for shabbos a few times already and only did that once. rest of the time i was with someone who was paying for lunch (gave them the room for free :-))  or just had a fridge brought up and had cold shnitzel, kugel...
I used a hot plate and left the no disturb sign and everything worked out for the best.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2739 on: July 21, 2016, 12:27:20 PM »
I used a hot plate and left the no disturb sign and everything worked out for the best.
Thanks for the data point. I think I'm just going to walk to friends
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