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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.

« Last edited by Mimo on October 25, 2022, 01:41:54 AM »

Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 1226251 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2780 on: August 08, 2016, 01:13:36 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?
Its all in the wiki next to the word "isreal", whatever that is.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2781 on: August 08, 2016, 01:17:18 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?
In this thread Dan posted a Tel for the Mashgiach. He is a very nice person and you can ask him all your questions.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2782 on: August 08, 2016, 02:12:12 PM »
In this thread Dan posted a Tel for the Mashgiach. He is a very nice person and you can ask him all your questions.
I have had personal experience where, he promised me something is one way, and when I got to he hotel I verified that it just wasnt true.

Your best bet is to call a competent Halachic authority.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2783 on: August 09, 2016, 12:17:38 AM »
Not to sound like an idiot, but when you get that email before your stay welcoming you in advance, they ask your food and beverage preferences: what is that about?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2784 on: August 09, 2016, 08:14:54 AM »
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.

would you by any chance be able to tell me which rabanim actually went into the kitchen?
as far as i know, very few were allowed in, and they say they cant recommend eating there because of that (not that they are wrong, but hard to get first hand info...)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2785 on: August 09, 2016, 08:27:55 AM »
would you by any chance be able to tell me which rabanim actually went into the kitchen?
as far as i know, very few were allowed in, and they say they cant recommend eating there because of that (not that they are wrong, but hard to get first hand info...)
I spoke with one that was there himself, and said he went through the entire kitchen top to bottom, and he cannot recommend it.

He has told quite a few people what exactly his problems were, including the hotel staff themselves, but they had no interest in changing anything.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2786 on: August 09, 2016, 01:35:10 PM »
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2787 on: August 12, 2016, 08:25:23 AM »
I heard yesterday that the WAJ is up for sale… any truth to that?!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2788 on: August 12, 2016, 08:33:22 AM »
I heard yesterday that the WAJ is up for sale… any truth to that?!
Does not surprise me

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2789 on: August 12, 2016, 10:04:47 AM »
i know this question has probably been asked a dozen times.
if i make the reservation in someone else's name.
can my name be added to the reservation and can i check in etc....
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2790 on: August 12, 2016, 10:09:58 AM »
i know this question has probably been asked a dozen times.
if i make the reservation in someone else's name.
can my name be added to the reservation and can i check in etc....
Yes
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2791 on: August 15, 2016, 07:34:50 AM »
FYI for all those wondering, breakfast remains free for gold and platinum members on points reservations.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2792 on: August 15, 2016, 07:37:30 AM »
FYI for all those wondering, breakfast remains free for gold and platinum members on points reservations.
How's your stay? Did you get upgraded?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2793 on: August 15, 2016, 08:11:30 AM »
How's your stay? Did you get upgraded?

Just got there. Nice service. We got upgraded, but not majorly. Balcony room. I think it's a two category upgrade. Nice view

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2794 on: August 15, 2016, 08:27:27 AM »
It seems like they blocked all rooms for Shavuot next year is that normal? Or will they open it up as we get closer?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2795 on: August 15, 2016, 12:42:27 PM »
It seems like they blocked all rooms for Shavuot next year is that normal? Or will they open it up as we get closer?
sounds normal
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2796 on: August 15, 2016, 06:17:03 PM »
It seems like they blocked all rooms for Shavuot next year is that normal? Or will they open it up as we get closer?

No idea if they'll open it back up but we went two years ago for Shavuot and I know at certain points it was blocked for this year but then they did open it up for both Pesach and Shavuot.  Play around and make sure that you only put 2ppl and see if they also have it set now for a 5 night minimum.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2797 on: August 21, 2016, 07:36:06 AM »
if i book with points or free weekend night stay, will that still come with breakfast? I am a diamond member

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2798 on: August 21, 2016, 07:37:09 AM »
if i book with points or free weekend night stay, will that still come with breakfast? I am a diamond member
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2799 on: August 21, 2016, 12:13:07 PM »
if i book with points or free weekend night stay, will that still come with breakfast? I am a diamond member
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