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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.

« Last edited by Mimo on October 25, 2022, 01:41:54 AM »

Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 1191712 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5560 on: November 10, 2022, 08:35:09 PM »
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5561 on: November 10, 2022, 08:54:37 PM »
Doubt that.
I spoke with Rabbi Weiner guy Rabbi Farkash. Iím pretty sure he said the citadel breakfast was good and the plaza he had minor reservations about one of the cheeses and was going to visit again soon otherwise all good.

The Citadel is Rabbanut but apparently it does make sense. Read the second to last paragraph:
https://mishpacha.com/a-seat-at-the-table/

ďThe important thing to consider here is the mashgiachís position in the organization,Ē Rabbi Farkash says. ďSome hotels donít give the mashgiach a lot of authority. Kashrus is subordinate to other concerns. But the David Citadel appointed Rabbi Lishner to a position with a lot of authority. The teudah might say Rabbanut, but itís really Rabbanut Mehadrin-plus-plus-plus.ď
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5562 on: November 10, 2022, 09:41:00 PM »
I spoke with Rabbi Weiner guy Rabbi Farkash. Iím pretty sure he said the citadel breakfast was good and the plaza he had minor reservations about one of the cheeses and was going to visit again soon otherwise all good.

The Citadel is Rabbanut but apparently it does make sense. Read the second to last paragraph:
https://mishpacha.com/a-seat-at-the-table/

I'm talking about meat.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5563 on: November 10, 2022, 10:08:11 PM »
I'm talking about meat.
Thought the discussion was about the various hotel breakfasts and the trust factor of a hotel Rabbi Weiner doesnít find acceptable. I doubt his is ok with the meat. Speaking of meat, the Skyline restaurant mentioned in the article had a surprisingly good aged entrecŰte steak, more like what you would expect at a high end restaurant in the tri state.

Rabbi Weiner is definitely not looking to be unduly machmir. I called from the King David lounge in TLV to ask about some of the foods that simply had paper placards stating they were Badatz Eidah Hachareidis. Rabbi Farkash wasnít familiar with the lounge but he told me several options that were fine to eat and had me ask the staff to see packaging, and he was then ok with several other items as well as the cappuccino and espresso machine. Itís a shame that WAJ wonít just work with him like the others are doing.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5564 on: November 12, 2022, 11:40:12 AM »
Rí Nafcha certainly considers himself to be on par with the top hashgachos. Iíll bet most of the 1500 kosher certification agencies consider themselves to be top notch. The gold standard for Americans seems to be Rabbi Weiner from ZNT kosher, whoís mission is to recommend places that are at least up to the general American standards of kashrus. ZNT does not recommend WAJ. They do recommend several other Jerusalem hotels that they have looked into, including some with Rabbanut Mehadrin, notwithstanding the fact that they donít generally recommend Rabbanut Mehadrin. It certainly is enough to give one pause and do his own research before eating there.
Either him or Rav Kuber, depending exactly which crowd your talking about...
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Itís hard to pass up the much talked about breakfast spread especially if one can score a free Hilton night but the question one should ask themselves is if WAJ were just another wannabe American pizza joint in Geulah would I be comfortable eating there based on Rav Nafchas say so or would I think twice? For some Rav Nafchas claim, non withstanding ZNT lack of recommendation will conform with their general kashrus standards. For others, it may fall short. That way one can make a principled decision without negius.


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5565 on: November 12, 2022, 08:48:12 PM »
anyone with booking for weekend of Dec 31st looking to sell?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5566 on: November 28, 2022, 10:53:57 AM »
I know this question was asked but canít find the answer. If I check out on Saturday will they let me stay till after the zman?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5567 on: November 28, 2022, 11:07:55 AM »
I know this question was asked but canít find the answer. If I check out on Saturday will they let me stay till after the zman?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5568 on: December 04, 2022, 01:57:11 AM »
Does anyone know if there are daily mincha/maariv minyanim in the hotel- or if there are daily minyanim in Mamilla?
FYI, right across the waldorf. Walk out front door, make a right. About 100 feet there's a white door. On the same small street as the hotel.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5569 on: December 05, 2022, 07:46:38 PM »
FYI, right across the waldorf. Walk out front door, make a right. About 100 feet there's a white door. On the same small street as the hotel.
you also have a mariv minyan in mamila mall by the Lotto store it is very close to the waldorf they daven outside.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5570 on: December 06, 2022, 01:58:03 PM »
Who has good deals on the waldorf?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5571 on: December 07, 2022, 08:46:46 AM »
Have WAJ 12/9 -12/13 pm if you want
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5572 on: December 07, 2022, 11:34:22 AM »
Who has good deals on the waldorf?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5573 on: December 27, 2022, 10:42:28 PM »
Who has good deals on waldorf??? Need Jan 15-19

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5574 on: December 30, 2022, 02:16:21 AM »
Looking for WAJ this week 1/4-8

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5575 on: January 11, 2023, 12:09:35 PM »
What's best way to book Waldorf for money? Online or would a travel agent be cheaper?
Looking for June 22-27 2023

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5576 on: January 17, 2023, 11:46:11 AM »
Have 3 extra rooms this weekend.
Jan 19-24 $3,531
2◊ Jan 20-22 $1,561 each room.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5577 on: January 17, 2023, 12:26:07 PM »
Anyone know current Friday Night and Shabbat Lunch pricing?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5578 on: January 17, 2023, 12:32:10 PM »
Anyone know current Friday Night and Shabbat Lunch pricing?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5579 on: January 17, 2023, 12:35:12 PM »
If you have to ask...
someone asked me. I figured someone will know