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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 #5580 on: January 17, 2023, 12:37:56 PM »
someone asked me. I figured someone will know


Friday night dinner was a 5/10
Lunch was a 6/10
Was a 7 or 8 pre-COVID.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5581 on: January 17, 2023, 12:52:52 PM »


Friday night dinner was a 5/10
Lunch was a 6/10
Was a 7 or 8 pre-COVID.
same price for dinner and lunch?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5582 on: January 17, 2023, 12:55:57 PM »
same price for dinner and lunch?
Yes. Bonkers pricing, no way to justify it.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5583 on: January 17, 2023, 01:27:32 PM »
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5584 on: January 17, 2023, 01:30:15 PM »
OUCH!!!

Does this answer your question elsewhere about kosher all-inclusive resorts?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5585 on: January 17, 2023, 01:30:27 PM »

Friday night dinner was a 5/10
Lunch was a 6/10
@israshot I want a second opinion  ;)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5586 on: January 17, 2023, 01:36:48 PM »
Anyone know current Friday Night and Shabbat Lunch pricing?

Tell him to go to the citadel. 500 nis or 550 for outsiders kids are less.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5587 on: January 17, 2023, 02:47:47 PM »
OUCH!!!
Hotels have a monopoly on Shabbos meals as Israel doesn't allow kosher restaurants to be open on Shabbos, even with prepayment as is done outside of Israel.

But at least Hilton Gold/Diamond get free daily breakfast there on awards. If you can find award space that is.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5588 on: January 17, 2023, 02:59:45 PM »
someone asked me. I figured someone will know
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5589 on: January 17, 2023, 03:07:19 PM »
Ye ye, we all know what afaf really means...
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5590 on: January 17, 2023, 03:15:19 PM »
Hotels have a monopoly on Shabbos meals as Israel doesn't allow kosher restaurants to be open on Shabbos, even with prepayment as is done outside of Israel.

They are expensive but some of them are worth it IMHO.

There are also cheaper hotel options.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5591 on: January 17, 2023, 03:34:46 PM »
They are expensive but some of them are worth it IMHO.

There are also cheaper hotel options.
WAJ may have been worth it pre-COVID. But the food went way downhill, at least last June.

Which hotels are better?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5592 on: January 17, 2023, 03:35:40 PM »
if i search 6 nights and i see rate starting at 95,000 show up, that means its avalable for that rate for those 6 nights? i dont have that many points in my account right now, so afraid to transfer then get stuck with all those points that i cant use.

its weird bec im also searching different days seperatly around these six nights and its coming up 247k or even sold out.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5593 on: January 17, 2023, 03:36:42 PM »
@israshot I want a second opinion  ;)
I don't give critics or grade restaurants, but was way better than 5, and worth every penny.
I paid 1060 ILS for 2 ppl and they didn't charge for my 4 years old daughter and the 1-year-old baby.
I wasn't there for the day meal but it was cheaper than Friday night meal.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5594 on: January 17, 2023, 03:37:33 PM »
WAJ may have been worth it pre-COVID. But the food went way downhill, at least last June.

Which hotels are better?

i was there in aug thought the breakfast( besides for the staff being overwhelmed) was almost like pre covid. you can still sit and order pretty much whatever you want.

my last day there they started using these tablets to take orders which made it much easier for the waiters (once they figures out the system).
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5595 on: January 17, 2023, 03:37:42 PM »
Also, I remember the breakfast 3 years ago and it wasn't that good. This time it had many improvements.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5596 on: January 17, 2023, 03:49:17 PM »
i was there in aug thought the breakfast( besides for the staff being overwhelmed) was almost like pre covid. you can still sit and order pretty much whatever you want.

my last day there they started using these tablets to take orders which made it much easier for the waiters (once they figures out the system).
Talking about Shabbos meals.
Breakfast was close, though the staff was very overwhelmed and the ready food was not as good as it was. Didn't have tablets in June.
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« Reply #5597 on: January 17, 2023, 03:49:30 PM »
Also, I remember the breakfast 3 years ago and it wasn't that good. This time it had many improvements.
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« Reply #5598 on: January 17, 2023, 03:50:12 PM »
I don't give critics or grade restaurants, but was way better than 5, and worth every penny.
I paid 1060 ILS for 2 ppl and they didn't charge for my 4 years old daughter and the 1-year-old baby.
I wasn't there for the day meal but it was cheaper than Friday night meal.
Were you there pre-COVID too?
When did you go? Sounds like they may have lowered prices since June? And hopefully improved the food.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5599 on: January 17, 2023, 03:53:18 PM »
Were you there pre-COVID too?
When did you go? Sounds like they may have lowered prices since June? And hopefully improved the food.
I was there 3 weeks ago. 1st time for a Shabbos meal.