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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

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.
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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 557059 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3090 on: January 11, 2017, 03:13:41 PM »
Meaning?
Not bookable online or OTAs
Purpose > Pleasure

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3091 on: January 11, 2017, 10:42:03 PM »
Not bookable online or OTAs

It's blocked, I'm assuming for group sales and will open up closer in.  When they do open it may be with a per night minimum so make sure to check different length of stays.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3092 on: January 18, 2017, 02:01:04 PM »
Were are the people who don't eat at the WAJ eat the shabbos meals?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3093 on: January 18, 2017, 02:03:29 PM »
Were are the people who don't eat at the WAJ eat the shabbos meals?

We ate Friday night at a relative - went before Shabbos and walked back after the meal, about 45 minutes, not too bad
For Shabbos day we bought food and requested a mini-fridge and ate in our room
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3094 on: January 18, 2017, 02:09:00 PM »
Were are the people who don't eat at the WAJ eat the shabbos meals?
A few Rabbanim (Rabbi Baum is the one the one I spoke with personally) are okay with the Kashrus standards at the Leonardo Plaza (I think he mentioned its because the Rav Hamachshir at the hotel is trustworthy, even though the Aguda and Rabbanut Mehadrin are Hashgachos he dosent usually recommend) .

Food is really good, and plentiful. And probably roughly the same price as the WAJ.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3095 on: January 18, 2017, 02:10:20 PM »
We ate Friday night at a relative - went before Shabbos and walked back after the meal, about 45 minutes, not too bad
For Shabbos day we bought food and requested a mini-fridge and ate in our room
Thanks,
But don't tell You didn't have hot "cholent" ;)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3096 on: January 18, 2017, 03:00:42 PM »
A few Rabbanim (Rabbi Baum is the one the one I spoke with personally) are okay with the Kashrus standards at the Leonardo Plaza (I think he mentioned its because the Rav Hamachshir at the hotel is trustworthy, even though the Aguda and Rabbanut Mehadrin are Hashgachos he dosent usually recommend) .

Food is really good, and plentiful. And probably roughly the same price as the WAJ.
Forgot to mention its around 5 minute walk.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3097 on: January 18, 2017, 03:05:42 PM »
Were are the people who don't eat at the WAJ eat the shabbos meals?
1 time I used a hotplate and hung a no disturb the whole shabbos. The 2nd time I was able to eat in the Old City.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3098 on: January 19, 2017, 02:32:43 PM »
Thanks,
But don't tell You didn't have hot "cholent" ;)

You call what the Waldorf serves Chulent? Mainly Chick Peas.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3099 on: January 20, 2017, 03:10:00 AM »
Food of Waldorf and Leonardo doesnt compare. WA much better... not even close

A few Rabbanim (Rabbi Baum is the one the one I spoke with personally) are okay with the Kashrus standards at the Leonardo Plaza (I think he mentioned its because the Rav Hamachshir at the hotel is trustworthy, even though the Aguda and Rabbanut Mehadrin are Hashgachos he dosent usually recommend) .

Food is really good, and plentiful. And probably roughly the same price as the WAJ.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3100 on: January 20, 2017, 07:41:42 AM »
Food of Waldorf and Leonardo doesnt compare. WA much better... not even close
I've been by the Waldorf a few times & was there just recently Shabbos Chanukah. To say that the food wasn't good is an understatement. Presentation was decent but if you want to eat food WAJ is not the place. (Breakfast is great I'm referring to shabbos meals)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3101 on: January 20, 2017, 12:29:59 PM »
I've been by the Waldorf a few times & was there just recently Shabbos Chanukah. To say that the food wasn't good is an understatement. Presentation was decent but if you want to eat food WAJ is not the place. (Breakfast is great I'm referring to shabbos meals)

Every time, you didn't like the food?  I was there for a Shabbos dinner and I thought it was great and well worth the money for the amount and quality of the food and unlimited wine.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3102 on: January 21, 2017, 06:39:28 PM »
Every time, you didn't like the food?  I was there for a Shabbos dinner and I thought it was great and well worth the money for the amount and quality of the food and unlimited wine.
Never did & nobody else I ate with enjoyed either.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3103 on: January 23, 2017, 12:27:24 PM »
If i am an israeli citizen and I stay on a points/award booking will I be charged VAT? I would assume not, but please confirm. TIA!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3104 on: January 23, 2017, 12:57:27 PM »
If i am an israeli citizen and I stay on a points/award booking will I be charged VAT? I would assume not, but please confirm. TIA!
They asked me for my visa and passport when I was there to avoid vat.
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