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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 #2760 on: August 02, 2016, 07:00:10 PM »
LOL, I tried to watch that one also but it was too long and I couldn't get through it. ;)
I couldn't get through it in a single attempt either but still found it very funny. Looking forward to staying there next month!
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2761 on: August 02, 2016, 07:58:50 PM »
I couldn't get through it in a single attempt either but still found it very funny. Looking forward to staying there next month!

So thanks to you I just went back and actually watched the whole thing and there is a really useful part.  Right before the 15 min mark (link below should take you to the correct place) she shows what a junior suite it for people who are wondering and shows the adjoining two room combo that we were upgraded into (from a points booking for two standard rooms) so that our family got the equivalent of a big 2 brm suite.

[url]https://youtu.be/6GdhXcKNN-g?t=14m45s[url]

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2762 on: August 02, 2016, 08:00:20 PM »
So thanks to you I just went back and actually watched the whole thing and there is a really useful part.  Right before the 15 min mark (link below should take you to the correct place) she shows what a junior suite it for people who are wondering and shows the adjoining two room combo that we were upgraded into (from a points booking for two standard rooms) so that our family got the equivalent of a big 2 brm suite.

[url]https://youtu.be/6GdhXcKNN-g?t=14m45s[url]
You're gold or diamond? And i think for a couple I've heard deluxe or grand deluxe is better than junior suite, is that correct?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2763 on: August 02, 2016, 09:08:25 PM »
You're gold or diamond? And i think for a couple I've heard deluxe or grand deluxe is better than junior suite, is that correct?

I'm a diamond and we liked the Junior Suite but we definitely used the pullout couch for our kid and I'm not sure what is better for a couple.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2764 on: August 02, 2016, 09:49:29 PM »
Are these videos paid advertisements?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2765 on: August 02, 2016, 09:50:05 PM »
Are these videos paid advertisements?
Of course. The reichman one is the owner
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2766 on: August 03, 2016, 08:52:36 AM »
I'm a diamond and we liked the Junior Suite but we definitely used the pullout couch for our kid and I'm not sure what is better for a couple.
The video brought back good memories.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2767 on: August 04, 2016, 12:31:44 AM »
Is the Shabbat morning brunch the same spread as during the week? What, if anything, is different?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2768 on: August 04, 2016, 02:41:21 AM »
Is the Shabbat morning brunch the same spread as during the week? What, if anything, is different?

Shabbos stuff.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2769 on: August 04, 2016, 02:41:51 AM »
Shabbos stuff.
Can you be more specific?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2770 on: August 04, 2016, 06:16:36 AM »
Shabbos stuff.
Can you be more specific?
I guess what I meant was, are there some offerings -- maybe certain hot dishes -- that are unavailable? And what do they add, if anything? Herring and cholent?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2771 on: August 04, 2016, 08:31:06 AM »
I guess what I meant was, are there some offerings -- maybe certain hot dishes -- that are unavailable? And what do they add, if anything? Herring and cholent?
They have herring during the week.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2772 on: August 04, 2016, 08:33:53 AM »
I guess what I meant was, are there some offerings -- maybe certain hot dishes -- that are unavailable? And what do they add, if anything? Herring and cholent?
No cholent choices of kugels and quiche that are warm. Also choices of fish and herring.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2773 on: August 04, 2016, 05:50:39 PM »
No cholent choices of kugels and quiche that are warm. Also choices of fish and herring.
They have herring during the week.
Thank you. Getting hungry.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2774 on: August 04, 2016, 05:55:58 PM »
Thank you. Getting hungry.
When will you be there?
Anyone being there week of August 22-29?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2775 on: August 04, 2016, 06:22:00 PM »
When will you be there?
Anyone being there week of August 22-29?
Oh, sadly nothing planned in the near future. We'll be in EY for CH Sukkos, but not staying there and probably not even eating there.  We had the brunch a year ago and still remember it vividly.  I'm trying to get my son a new Citi Hilton card with two free w/e nights so he can go with a yeshiva buddy next year.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2776 on: August 04, 2016, 06:22:58 PM »
Oh, sadly nothing planned in the near future. We'll be in EY for CH Sukkos, but not staying there and probably not even eating there.  We had the brunch a year ago and still remember it vividly.  I'm trying to get my son a new Citi Hilton card with two free w/e nights so he can go with a yeshiva buddy next year.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2777 on: August 08, 2016, 12:44:58 PM »
I tried to Google this but couldn't find anything. Does the WAJ have mehadrin kashrus? If not, anything different on Shabbos / around sukkos time?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2778 on: August 08, 2016, 12:46:34 PM »
I tried to Google this but couldn't find anything. Does the WAJ have mehadrin kashrus? If not, anything different on Shabbos / around sukkos time?

There have been very heated discussions upthread, feel free to go back and read them. They do not have mehadrin hashgacha but there is discussion if perhaps they are anyway unofficially on a mehadrin level. There is nothing different for Shabbos or yom tov.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2779 on: August 08, 2016, 01:08:15 PM »
I tried to Google this but couldn't find anything. Does the WAJ have mehadrin kashrus? If not, anything different on Shabbos / around sukkos time?
Hashgacha is plain Rabbanut.

Instead of relying on anonymous people, why don't you pick up the phone and call a reliable Rabbi who has been to the hotel kitchen, or knows someone that has, and see what he says.

P.S. The few Rabbanim that I have spoken with (that have actually checked out the kitchens top to bottom), all said they cannot recommend it.