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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

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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 503571 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #675 on: December 14, 2014, 07:54:26 PM »
All the people eating there (or the ones that care to ask) are not relying on the 'rabanut yerushalyim' rather the mashgiachs word that everything is ok an a high standard. 

Up to you to trust him or not...

If everything was a highest standard they wouldn't have regular Rabbanut.
My guess is that most items are Mehadrin but they serve a few non mehadrin meat items like foie gras or non Mehadrin cheeses. That's usually the case when I asked the Mashgichim of other Rabbanut hotels.

I should add that because there is usually very good supervision in hotels (eg. Mashgiach temidi, experienced Mashgichim) many people feel fine eating there after talking with the mashgiach.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #676 on: December 14, 2014, 08:03:54 PM »
Thanks. Is there a good place to eat besides the room (perhaps a restaurant?) I need a place for the family that is  a Shabbos Seuda like atmosphere...

How about another hotel like the Plaza or Kings?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #677 on: December 14, 2014, 08:42:07 PM »
Cmiiw but I believe plaza and prima kings are both mehadrin

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #678 on: December 14, 2014, 10:10:26 PM »
Cmiiw but I believe plaza and prima kings are both mehadrin
You are correct. Leonardo Plaza, Kings and also King Solomon are Mehadrin.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #679 on: December 25, 2014, 06:09:27 AM »
Has anyone who stayed there recently know how much the shabbos meals cost pp? Do they charge for kids?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #680 on: December 27, 2014, 12:05:05 PM »
Has anyone who stayed there recently know how much the shabbos meals cost pp? Do they charge for kids?

Just did it this past Shabbos...its 220 shekel for an adult and they didn't charge me for my two year old. Not sure what they charge for older kids.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #681 on: December 27, 2014, 03:34:52 PM »
Just did it this past Shabbos...its 220 shekel for an adult and they didn't charge me for my two year old. Not sure what they charge for older kids.
You sure it's 220? I also ate there this past Shabbos and they told me 440 per adult.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #682 on: December 27, 2014, 04:51:47 PM »
You sure it's 220? I also ate there this past Shabbos and they told me 440 per adult.

I paid my bill and they charged me $112.53 for the two of us. Maybe they were telling you what both meals would cost total or what one meal for the two of you would cost.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #683 on: December 27, 2014, 04:53:21 PM »
I paid my bill and they charged me $112.53 for the two of us. Maybe they were telling you what both meals would cost total or what one meal for the two of you would cost.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #684 on: December 27, 2014, 05:38:33 PM »
Well this is really cheap!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #685 on: December 27, 2014, 06:13:55 PM »
Well this is really cheap!
Does anyone know of a place that you can prepay for shabbos meals and eat there on shabbos?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #686 on: December 27, 2014, 06:23:48 PM »
Does anyone know of a place that you can prepay for shabbos meals and eat there on shabbos?

Most if not all the hotels allow you to do that

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #687 on: December 27, 2014, 06:33:16 PM »
Most if not all the hotels allow you to do that
I'm reffering to more of a takeout/resteraunt place. I'm staying by the Waldorf, but due to the Hechsher I am looking for another option for eating. Hotels that you aren't a guest by can charge a small fortune and when you are traveling with 8 people it adds up.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #688 on: December 27, 2014, 06:34:03 PM »
Anyone know of any shul's close by (i.e. short walk) to the Waldorf with a Shachris minyan around 8 or later during the week?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #689 on: December 27, 2014, 11:21:14 PM »
Anyone know of any shul's close by (i.e. short walk) to the Waldorf with a Shachris minyan around 8 or later during the week?
Not sure how far your willing to walk but the GRA shul on k'kl is probably a 10-20m walk.
I know its a minyan factory on shabbos,i assume during the week as well.