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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 #5400 on: July 05, 2022, 05:39:06 PM »
What about Shabbos day, you did the Waldorf meals? Do they offer breakfast Shabbos day?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5401 on: July 05, 2022, 05:40:58 PM »
Is there anyone here that has any recent DP on the Plaza Shabbos meals? What's the price for night/day, and is it worth it?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5402 on: July 05, 2022, 06:59:52 PM »
What about Shabbos day, you did the Waldorf meals? Do they offer breakfast Shabbos day?
We liked the Waldorf lunch, though it's certainly overpriced.
There is breakfast on Shabbos, but it's shvacha maisas.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5403 on: July 05, 2022, 08:27:29 PM »
We liked the Waldorf lunch, though it's certainly overpriced.
There is breakfast on Shabbos, but it's shvacha maisas.
Was it significantly cheaper then the night meal? Just trying to figure out the best option for a group of ten. Was thinking of doing one meal takeout and one either at the Waldorf or the Plaza

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5404 on: July 05, 2022, 08:34:03 PM »
No
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5405 on: July 05, 2022, 08:39:15 PM »
Thanks for all the info! This was really helpful.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5406 on: July 05, 2022, 09:37:32 PM »
There is breakfast on Shabbos, but it's shvacha maisas.
I was there for Shabbos after Sukkos and thought the breakfast was pretty good, though I wasnít there on a weekday to compare it. Iíll be staying there again for Shabbos in 2 weeks.
Overall, if you had 1 night to choose at the WAJ, would you do Shabbos or weekday?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5407 on: July 05, 2022, 09:39:46 PM »
I was there for Shabbos after Sukkos and thought the breakfast was pretty good, though I wasnít there on a weekday to compare it. Iíll be staying there again for Shabbos in 2 weeks.
Overall, if you had 1 night to choose at the WAJ, would you do Shabbos or weekday?
Definitely weekday. Infinitely better breakfast and service.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5408 on: July 05, 2022, 10:27:58 PM »
We survived with room temp food to save $1,100.

Why didn't you use a hotplate?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5409 on: July 05, 2022, 10:29:44 PM »
Was there any issues keeping the food hot? Any tips on what to buy from Hadar Geula, if we decide to go the takeout route?
I have used a hot plate and left a sign that we do not want room service. I was just in the WAJ before Shavous for 2 shabbosim. The 1st Friday night the food was decent the 2nd it was not good just as Dan mentioned.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5410 on: July 05, 2022, 11:47:52 PM »
I have used a hot plate and left a sign that we do not want room service. I was just in the WAJ before Shavous for 2 shabbosim. The 1st Friday night the food was decent the 2nd it was not good just as Dan mentioned.
Any insight into Waldorf Shabbos day meal? Where did you get takeout from, any recommendations?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5411 on: July 06, 2022, 12:36:44 AM »
Why can't you book yourself?
And why would you want to eat there?
because I called and they were/are sold out. I guess I'll go
To the plaza

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5412 on: July 06, 2022, 03:35:58 AM »
Machlis still provides meals i believe.
Great service, much cheaper :)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5413 on: July 06, 2022, 03:37:41 PM »
because I called and they were/are sold out. I guess I'll go
To the plaza
Do you have any info on pricing for the Plaza?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5414 on: July 06, 2022, 06:15:17 PM »
Any insight into Waldorf Shabbos day meal? Where did you get takeout from, any recommendations?
I tried Goldys and Hadar Geulah both places food is decent and nice selection. If you are driving they are near each other.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5415 on: July 06, 2022, 07:23:06 PM »
Any chance there will be a standard room award available in the week of 7/25-7/31?
If it benefits even just one fellow DDFer, its worth posting it.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5416 on: July 07, 2022, 03:18:05 PM »
Any chance there will be a standard room award available in the week of 7/25-7/31?
Answer to my own question: BH there were today and I booked what I was looking for.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5417 on: July 07, 2022, 03:21:52 PM »
Definitely weekday. Infinitely better breakfast and service.

@Dan whats the chance your full Israel TR will be on DDMS before my trip this Aug?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5418 on: July 07, 2022, 03:28:08 PM »
@Dan whats the chance your full Israel TR will be on DDMS before my trip this Aug?
I don't usually write Israel TRs. Devolves into endless hashgocha debates.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5419 on: July 07, 2022, 03:34:19 PM »
I don't usually write Israel TRs. Devolves into endless hashgocha debates.

Maybe leave the food out of it? Keep it to activities? At the very lease a sequel to your outbound flight.
Sounds like you did a lot on this trip compared with previous ones. Would be very helpful for a TR, even if its just bullet point skeletons.