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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

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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 531763 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3495 on: August 18, 2017, 09:38:16 AM »
What's the kashrus at the plaza? And the price, if you know it
Mehadrin I believe. Around 390 nis per person per meal.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3496 on: August 18, 2017, 09:48:47 AM »
Any men's mikvah walking distance from the Waldorf?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3497 on: August 18, 2017, 10:06:15 AM »
Mehadrin I believe. Around 390 nis per person per meal.
i checked last week and leonardo plaza said 350 adult 250 child for normal shabbos meals. rabbanut mehadrin, and their mashgiach is a pretty cool dude. i found food there slightly better than waldorf friday night, but ambiance and wine at waldorf had value.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3498 on: August 18, 2017, 01:34:15 PM »
Any men's mikvah walking distance from the Waldorf?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3499 on: August 19, 2017, 09:26:23 PM »
What's the kashrus at the plaza? And the price, if you know it
I have heard from a few knowledgeable Rabbanim, that the Rav in charge of the Kashrus in the Plaza is very reliable. (They have Rabbanut Mehadrin, and Aguda. Neither of which I would eat, as per the instruction of many Rabbanim)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3500 on: August 20, 2017, 10:46:32 AM »
For good food I'd definitely recommend the Plaza. 5 min walk and much better food. WAJ has been a disaster for shabbos meals.
Just did Friday night at WAJ this past shabbos and it was awful. We reserved for 2 and showed up at 9pm after the kotel and they didn't have a table available. After about 20 min of waiting we found someone we know and ended up crashing their table just so we can eat. The service was extremely slow and they were out of the appetizer I wanted and the main course was cold. Definitely wouldn't recommend.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3501 on: August 20, 2017, 10:54:10 AM »
Just did Friday night at WAJ this past shabbos and it was awful. We reserved for 2 and showed up at 9pm after the kotel and they didn't have a table available. After about 20 min of waiting we found someone we know and ended up crashing their table just so we can eat. The service was extremely slow and they were out of the appetizer I wanted and the main course was cold. Definitely wouldn't recommend.

Wow. So any good recommendations to go to for Friday night?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3502 on: August 20, 2017, 11:04:18 AM »
Just did Friday night at WAJ this past shabbos and it was awful. We reserved for 2 and showed up at 9pm after the kotel and they didn't have a table available. After about 20 min of waiting we found someone we know and ended up crashing their table just so we can eat. The service was extremely slow and they were out of the appetizer I wanted and the main course was cold. Definitely wouldn't recommend.

I was there a few weeks  (came late and it was a packed Shabbos) didn't wait anything. but service was 6.5/10
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3503 on: August 20, 2017, 12:12:48 PM »
Just did Friday night at WAJ this past shabbos and it was awful. We reserved for 2 and showed up at 9pm after the kotel and they didn't have a table available. After about 20 min of waiting we found someone we know and ended up crashing their table just so we can eat. The service was extremely slow and they were out of the appetizer I wanted and the main course was cold. Definitely wouldn't recommend.
Did you order beforehand? Were you staying at the hotel?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3504 on: August 20, 2017, 12:14:36 PM »
Just did Friday night at WAJ this past shabbos and it was awful. We reserved for 2 and showed up at 9pm after the kotel and they didn't have a table available. After about 20 min of waiting we found someone we know and ended up crashing their table just so we can eat. The service was extremely slow and they were out of the appetizer I wanted and the main course was cold. Definitely wouldn't recommend.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3505 on: August 20, 2017, 04:55:08 PM »
Sure hope you complain.
Gotta get the facts first. If he has not ordered than it's his loss. If he did, then it's a different story and worthy of a complaint.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3506 on: August 20, 2017, 05:26:06 PM »
Gotta get the facts first. If he has not ordered than it's his loss. If he did, then it's a different story and worthy of a complaint.
We reserved for 2

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3507 on: August 21, 2017, 09:47:13 AM »
Just did Friday night at WAJ this past shabbos and it was awful. We reserved for 2 and showed up at 9pm after the kotel and they didn't have a table available. After about 20 min of waiting we found someone we know and ended up crashing their table just so we can eat. The service was extremely slow and they were out of the appetizer I wanted and the main course was cold. Definitely wouldn't recommend.
We were there too this past Friday night. Reserved in advance, showed up about 8:45 after the kosel and got a table right away. Service was slow but otherwise good, and the appetizers and soups were just ok, but the mains were very good and not cold. Overall enjoyed but it wasn't as good as reported by others in the past
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3508 on: August 21, 2017, 09:52:49 AM »
Crazy how Friday night at the Waldorf ranges from 1 to 5 stars like this. Guess they need to work on consistency.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3509 on: August 21, 2017, 09:57:08 AM »
We were there too this past Friday night. Reserved in advance, showed up about 8:45 after the kosel and got a table right away. Service was slow but otherwise good, and the appetizers and soups were just ok, but the mains were very good and not cold. Overall enjoyed but it wasn't as good as reported by others in the past
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