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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 1222928 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2740 on: July 21, 2016, 02:47:13 PM »
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!

Mike

I stayed on points last year and had no such additional charge for a rollaway AND a crib.  Planning on doing that again later this year and would be pretty disappointed if that's the new policy.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2741 on: July 21, 2016, 07:34:47 PM »
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!

Mike
Maybe the charge is for the breakfast not for the bed.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2742 on: July 22, 2016, 06:56:42 AM »
on points?

Yes, I'm staying 4 nights wed- sun, and using 160k points for 2 nights and then 2 citi reserve certificates for the weekend nights. i think it may have something to do with it being the high season, I'll update the board after I stay there about getting the fee waived.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2743 on: July 22, 2016, 07:01:10 AM »
Yes, I'm staying 4 nights wed- sun, and using 160k points for 2 nights and then 2 citi reserve certificates for the weekend nights. i think it may have something to do with it being the high season, I'll update the board after I stay there about getting the fee waived.

I would agree with the poster above who thinks you're being charged for breakfast. Their website only mentions charging for rollaways on Sukkos
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2744 on: July 22, 2016, 11:05:00 AM »
I would agree with the poster above who thinks you're being charged for breakfast. Their website only mentions charging for rollaways on Sukkos

Breakfast should only be 40$ a person

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2745 on: July 22, 2016, 11:54:17 AM »
Breakfast should only be 40$ a person

I've seen a note during the reservations process saying that the normal family policy doesn't apply during peak times: Sukkot, Pesach and I think they also gave dates in August.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2746 on: July 24, 2016, 12:13:01 AM »
I've seen a note during the reservations process saying that the normal family policy doesn't apply during peak times: Sukkot, Pesach and I think they also gave dates in August.
That's referring to second room at 50%
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2747 on: July 24, 2016, 02:07:08 AM »
That's referring to second room at 50%

It also referenced additional charges for extra people in the room.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2748 on: July 26, 2016, 08:59:54 AM »
How often do they update availability for rooms for 80000 points. I booked 3 nights and would like 1 more

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2749 on: July 26, 2016, 09:29:33 AM »
How often do they update availability for rooms for 80000 points. I booked 3 nights and would like 1 more
As long as there's a standard room available you can book it for 80k points. If there's nothing available for that point level you can just hope someone cancels a standard room reservation (paid or award) for that date. Keep checking. What date are you looking at?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2750 on: July 26, 2016, 09:53:33 AM »
Sept 22

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2751 on: July 26, 2016, 10:00:31 AM »
Sept 22
I'll keep an eye on that for you iy'H as I'm tracking my own dates
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2752 on: July 26, 2016, 10:25:23 AM »
Sept 22

i have had luck with hyatt when I already had one night booked getting them to open up more availability. you may be able to do something similar by calling and explaining the situation. (even though the base room isn't available)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2753 on: July 26, 2016, 10:39:34 AM »
I'll keep an eye on that for you iy'H as I'm tracking my own dates
Thanks, What are you looking for as I will be checking also.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2754 on: July 26, 2016, 10:41:45 AM »
Thanks, What are you looking for as I will be checking also.
8.23-24 is the one night I still have to book, but I do have a paid night booked for that night that I hope I can cancel and rebook as award
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2755 on: July 26, 2016, 12:55:44 PM »
Sept 22
Looks like that's available at standard rate
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2756 on: July 26, 2016, 04:40:58 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
his user name is cholent so i guess it was a fair guess he will have one in the room....
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2757 on: August 02, 2016, 06:31:14 PM »
This video is a couple of months old but it shows a lot of stuff at the hotel and I thought people might like it.  It made me so nostalgic for our last stay and the food and I can't wait to go back next year...


https://youtu.be/VZO50ADkLYU

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2758 on: August 02, 2016, 06:34:23 PM »
There's actually another video on YouTube, a tour of the hotel with Mrs Esther reichman that I found very entertaining though perhaps not in the way it was meant to be
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2759 on: August 02, 2016, 06:57:37 PM »
There's actually another video on YouTube, a tour of the hotel with Mrs Esther reichman that I found very entertaining though perhaps not in the way it was meant to be

LOL, I tried to watch that one also but it was too long and I couldn't get through it. ;)