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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 501330 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #705 on: December 28, 2014, 01:17:09 PM »
Are they still accepting the free weekend night certificates?

Why wouldn't they?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #706 on: December 28, 2014, 02:11:17 PM »
Why wouldn't they?
How would i go about booking them?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #707 on: December 28, 2014, 02:13:26 PM »

How would i go about booking them?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #708 on: December 28, 2014, 02:29:48 PM »

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #709 on: December 28, 2014, 02:31:37 PM »
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #710 on: December 28, 2014, 02:36:14 PM »
Not the certificates.
Ok will do. Thanx

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #711 on: December 28, 2014, 02:54:59 PM »
Anybody have any luck recently getting them to book for a thursday using the certs?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #712 on: December 30, 2014, 04:41:34 AM »
Don't know rabbi zaretzky but I believe rabbi Baum said it's good but for me that's a reason not to eat there....
Anyone hear anything from rabbi kuber ?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #713 on: December 31, 2014, 10:31:50 AM »
Fyi, Great Synagogue has shachris at 8 and is about a 7 minute walk so that was closest option.

Yep, I used to daven there all the time.
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I would estimate it to be closer to a 3-4 minute walk though.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #714 on: January 07, 2015, 12:57:20 PM »
Hi Forum;
I was a guest at the jerusalem waldorf astoria, gifted to me by my son using vouchers and points.  I thought the place was amazing.  I was speaking to someone that suggested the following and I would like to know if it's doable;  transer spg points to amex at a greater exchange rate than 1;1.  transer amex points to hilton honors againt at a greater exchange rate.  anyone know exactly how this is done and at what exchange rate from one to the next?  thanks

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #715 on: January 07, 2015, 01:00:33 PM »
Hi Forum;
I was a guest at the jerusalem waldorf astoria, gifted to me by my son using vouchers and points.  I thought the place was amazing.  I was speaking to someone that suggested the following and I would like to know if it's doable;  transer spg points to amex at a greater exchange rate than 1;1.  transer amex points to hilton honors againt at a greater exchange rate.  anyone know exactly how this is done and at what exchange rate from one to the next?  thanks
Nice idea but SPG points do not transfer to Amex MR.

Amex often has offers offers where you can transfer 1:2 to Hilton rather than the normal 1:1.5.

ETA- You can transfer SPG-> Virgin Atlantic at 20k:25k.

You USED to be able to transfer Virgin Atlantic-> Hilton at 1:2.

This USED TO effectively transfer 20k SPG-> 50k Hilton.

However the transfer from Virgin Atlantic to Hilton was reduced to 1:1.5.

Using this method now will net you 20k SPG-> 37.5k Hilton.

This isnt a bad way to transfer between to competing hotel brands but I wouldnt advise using 42k+ SPG for one night in the Waldorf.

There are better ways.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #716 on: January 11, 2015, 04:04:08 PM »
Any hope WA will open availability for sukkos?  :'(

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #717 on: January 11, 2015, 04:06:38 PM »
Any hope WA will open availability for sukkos?  :'(


Maybe they blacked it out?
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« Reply #718 on: January 11, 2015, 04:17:23 PM »
I'm sure they did.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #719 on: January 11, 2015, 04:49:41 PM »
I assume they learned their lesson from last year
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