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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 736026 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5000 on: June 16, 2021, 06:19:10 AM »
is room service or any of the restaurants open during yom tov/shabbos to order basic food? trying to figure out if i need to shell out for a meal plan for day meals when it seems they arent really as worthwhile as night meals (and the breakfast plus maybe a sandwich or a salad should be enough).
Room service/lobby bar serve a limited menu on Shabbos/Yot.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5001 on: June 16, 2021, 07:13:46 AM »
Sauna they have one in each changing room pool , one large pool for men and women

Do they have a steam room and a sauna?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5002 on: June 16, 2021, 11:36:32 AM »
If just ordering basic food, perhaps just do takeout on Friday and save the money.
Although breakfast should be enough.
I actually think the lunch buffet is just as good as Friday night.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5003 on: June 16, 2021, 01:56:31 PM »
I have 5 separate nights booked consecutively. Can I call Hilton and they will combine them into one reservation>then refund me for 1 night as they are 5 consecutive ones?

Anyone ever try?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5004 on: June 16, 2021, 02:10:40 PM »
I actually think the lunch buffet is just as good as Friday night.
I liked the lunch better

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5005 on: June 16, 2021, 02:16:41 PM »
I liked the lunch better
YMMV based on the dinner and lunch menu, but yes, the lunch is great.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5006 on: June 21, 2021, 11:49:46 AM »
I have s standard room booked with 93k points but letting me only reserve for 2 people.

Room Plan:   KING SUPERIOR BALCONY ROOM
 
Your Rate Information   STANDARD ROOM REWARD


Party staying there is 1 mother and her 2 boys(12 and 15).  Will it be a problem to bring the 3rd person? fee? can we ask for a bed or will that be more problematic etc...?

How would you handle it?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5007 on: June 21, 2021, 01:16:41 PM »
Depending on mood officially they charge for 3rd person for a bed (but included in that is breakfast) sometimes they will give the free bed but charge for breakfast.


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5008 on: June 21, 2021, 03:45:21 PM »
Depending on mood officially they charge for 3rd person for a bed (but included in that is breakfast) sometimes they will give the free bed but charge for breakfast.

Is that policy and price in writing?
 what happens usually practically speaking?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5009 on: June 21, 2021, 03:55:19 PM »
Is that policy and price in writing?
 what happens usually practically speaking?
The app actually shows this, with regards to kids:




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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5010 on: June 21, 2021, 04:47:04 PM »
The app actually shows this, with regards to kids:




This is on their website

"Children up to 18 years old stay free (with existing bedding) when sharing a room with a paying adult on a room only rate. Children 5 years and under enjoy complimentary breakfast from our buffet."

what does this mean for 1 adult and 2 children(12 and 15)?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5011 on: June 23, 2021, 10:31:30 AM »
It seems in general Israel is much more strict with bringing children to stay in the hotel room if only booked for 1 or 2 adults?  Appears even though there may be enough room/beds they want to squeeze every dollar from you?

I cant ever recall any issues like this in the USA.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5012 on: June 23, 2021, 01:25:31 PM »
With the ban of foreign tourists extended until Aug 1, how likely is it that the rates will go below 93k during July like last year or was that because the Waldorf Astoria wasn't fully operational?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5013 on: June 27, 2021, 06:13:30 PM »
Anyone know what Waldorf charges for breakfasts during the week and Shabbas? Will be staying in apartment across the street but love their breakfasts :-)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5014 on: June 28, 2021, 12:20:43 AM »
It seems in general Israel is much more strict with bringing children to stay in the hotel room if only booked for 1 or 2 adults?  Appears even though there may be enough room/beds they want to squeeze every dollar from you?

I cant ever recall any issues like this in the USA.
Definitely.
IHG also advertise free kids worldwide, but in Israel they charge 50-100 NIS for “insurance”.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5015 on: June 28, 2021, 10:24:35 AM »
Definitely.
IHG also advertise free kids worldwide, but in Israel they charge 50-100 NIS for “insurance”.

I guess that's good business ::)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5016 on: June 29, 2021, 01:21:31 PM »
Has anyone got a email address contact besides for Jerusalem@waldorfastoria.com? Not getting a response.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5017 on: June 29, 2021, 03:23:18 PM »
Has anyone got a email address contact besides for Jerusalem@waldorfastoria.com? Not getting a response.
i've gotten daily responses from: Reservations.WAJRS@waldorfastoria.com

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5018 on: June 29, 2021, 05:34:54 PM »
Has anyone got a email address contact besides for Jerusalem@waldorfastoria.com? Not getting a response.
Was about to ask exact same thing.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5019 on: June 29, 2021, 06:05:59 PM »
Was about to ask exact same thing.

I also found this one Jerusalem.Reservations@waldorfastoria.com. No idea if it's still active. Hilton Tel Aviv have also changed their email addresses which are still posted on their website. When I received no response from them, I emailed Hilton direct guestassistance.international@hilton.com and asked them for Hilton Tel Aviv email address.