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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 #2800 on: August 21, 2016, 12:13:55 PM »
Don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2801 on: August 21, 2016, 12:20:00 PM »
But you can't use your DSU

Hilton doesn't have confirmed DSUs.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2802 on: August 21, 2016, 01:56:11 PM »
Hilton doesn't have confirmed DSUs.
Didn't realize the thread was talking about Hilton got lost was thinking of Hyatt dsU
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2803 on: August 21, 2016, 05:58:49 PM »
Didn't realize the thread was talking about Hilton got lost was thinking of Hyatt dsU
This happens to you often?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2804 on: August 21, 2016, 06:08:24 PM »
This happens to you often?
What thread is this again
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2806 on: August 22, 2016, 11:31:29 AM »
Wild!
what's the range of points needed for the waldorf when available is it always 80k or does it range?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2807 on: August 22, 2016, 11:33:48 AM »
Wild!
what's the range of points needed for the waldorf when available is it always 80k or does it range?
80K

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2808 on: August 23, 2016, 08:26:58 AM »
Can you have 3 adults in a room booked with the free night weekend and 80k points?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2809 on: August 23, 2016, 08:29:05 AM »
Can you have 3 adults in a room booked with the free night weekend and 80k points?
When I was there I know 3 was acceptable
Don't recall if they charged for the cott

But they didn't allow 4
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2811 on: August 23, 2016, 10:46:11 AM »
Here now..

Lovely experience as always.

Only for the shower being cold last night..

What compensation is fair to ask?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2812 on: August 23, 2016, 11:09:12 AM »
So he is looking to take away the credit from Dan....

He mentions him first thing at the top of article!  Why cast aspersions like that for no reason?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2813 on: August 23, 2016, 11:31:15 AM »
He mentions him first thing at the top of article!  Why cast aspersions like that for no reason?
Well I didn't mean it in a bad way at all..
I saw he mentioned Dan in the beginning but he wrote that HE contacted Hilton and after that it was fixed..  AFAIK it was Dan who contacted them and after that it went back..
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2814 on: August 23, 2016, 11:32:30 AM »
Here now..

Lovely experience as always.

Only for the shower being cold last night..

What compensation is fair to ask?
I'm here now too...
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2815 on: August 23, 2016, 11:38:18 AM »
How is the wifi in the hotel?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2816 on: August 23, 2016, 12:57:27 PM »
How is the wifi in the hotel?
It worked very well

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2817 on: August 23, 2016, 01:36:40 PM »

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2818 on: August 23, 2016, 04:56:01 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

Well, I'm back from my Israel trips and wanted to give the board an update:
Upon checkout, I was told I had a $0 bill. No charge for the third person/rollaway bed in the room, and no charge for breakfast, even for the third person. I am a Diamond and stayed 4 nights - 2 using 80k points, and 2 using weekend night certificates.

FYI - When I checked in, I was given the option to upgrade to a suite for 'a fee'. He showed me the suite (beautiful, one bedroom and a separate living room) and asked for $800 a night as the fee! I said no, and he lowered the asking price again and again, all the way down to $450 a night. I still said no, and then he showed me a 'deluxe' room with a bit more space than regular rooms, available for a $150 upgrade fee. I asked him to just show me the room I was originally assigned, and it was nice, so we ended up just keeping the original room. On reflection, given that there were available rooms including suites and I am a Diamond, I should have been upgraded to a better room, maybe one with a balcony like others have reported here, or at least the Deluxe room. The room we got felt like a standard room (it was room #604), small. I had previously asked both the concierge that contacted me before our trip, as well as Hilton Diamond Desk, to request the hotel upgrade our room as this was a special trip for the family, appears they ignored the requests! The Tel Aviv Hilton was much more accommodating to us as far as Diamond upgrades than the WA Jerusalem. Disappointed. Everything else about the stay was great, including the 2 drink tickets, breakfast service, etc. Love the hotel itself.

Any advice for my next trip there on how to score an upgrade at the WA Jerusalem would be appreciated, I tried everything I know to no avail. I am not the type to raise a stink at check in, especially in front of my wife and daughter, but if that's what it takes I guess I'll tell my family to hang back and be 'that guy'. Grrr.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2819 on: August 23, 2016, 04:58:12 PM »
Can shabbos meals be redeemed with points?

Are there any hotel amenities or services at the WAJ that can be redeemed for points?