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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 612282 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1365 on: June 29, 2015, 03:21:11 PM »
I emailed WA and mentioned I would like an upgrade for my anni. They said it depends on availability.. however, they will give me two glasses of champagne with a small piece of cake. I emailed back saying Unfortunately I don't eat the Hotel's hechsher, but I am still looking forward to a free upgrade. (Obviously this was all said with a lot of respect and politeness.) Hoping for a nice upgrade and early check in/late check out.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1366 on: June 29, 2015, 03:35:23 PM »
I emailed WA and mentioned I would like an upgrade for my anni. They said it depends on availability.. however, they will give me two glasses of champagne with a small piece of cake. I emailed back saying Unfortunately I don't eat the Hotel's hechsher, but I am still looking forward to a free upgrade. (Obviously this was all said with a lot of respect and politeness.) Hoping for a nice upgrade and early check in/late check out.
Keep us posted with what ends up happening.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1367 on: June 29, 2015, 03:39:32 PM »
Keep us posted with what ends up happening.
will do :)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1368 on: June 30, 2015, 01:21:11 AM »
Just stayed on 9tg floor this past shabbos... Regarding walking, well I only walked down not up.... So no big deal
I had the 29th floor in the westin grand over Shabbos. Three times up over Shabbos...

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1369 on: July 01, 2015, 09:04:47 AM »
So who brought with a Mechy's chicken wrap and left it in the minibar of the room??  ;)
« Last Edit: July 01, 2015, 09:23:59 AM by JoshNY »

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1370 on: July 05, 2015, 05:53:24 PM »
Friday night was $110/adult and Rafi (3)+Talia (1) were free.
I'd give it a 7/10. 

Breakfast and dinner at the dairy restaurant are both 9/10.

+ 1.  Exact same ratings and experience with same age kids.  Was very impressed that dinner for the 3-yr-old was free, especially since they brought out elaborate dinners for both 3 + 1 yr olds, including fancy desserts.  Also impressed by the room service prices for kids -- fish n' chips and very large pizza for 100 NIS total - kids loved it.

We also requested an upgrade before we arrived, and it had already been processed before we got there.  They also brought champagne + cake for our anniversary (I see that's been noted here by others, too).  The room was huge and they were happy to accommodate 2 kids + 2 adults despite the official "3 in a room" policy.      Everyone knew our names as we entered/exited the hotel, and they really went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect.  Can't say enough about this hotel and can't say thanks enough to Dan for helping me plan a luxurious trip for 4 to Israel for free!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1371 on: July 05, 2015, 11:47:23 PM »
Is there a thread that lists the different award stay options in Jerusalem?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1372 on: July 05, 2015, 11:55:00 PM »
Is there a thread that lists the different award stay options in Jerusalem?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1373 on: July 05, 2015, 11:58:23 PM »
Is there a thread that lists the different award stay options in Jerusalem?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1374 on: July 06, 2015, 12:15:00 AM »
Is there a thread that lists the different award stay options in Jerusalem?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1375 on: July 06, 2015, 01:16:06 AM »
They also brought champagne + cake for our anniversary (I see that's been noted here by others, too).
1) Did they leave the bottle of champagne in the room or they just poured it in glasses? I want to know the hechsher.
2) Also, does the cake come in packaging or it's a piece on a plate?  Because they said they'd do the same for us...
3) And regarding breakfast; Were there items in it's own packaging or do they scoop everything out and put it in serving dishes?
4) Has anyone spoken to the mashgiach about hechsher? I was told it's Rabbanut mehadrin, but most (if not all) ingredients are good hechsher, they just don't want to pay for the 'stamp' of badatz/rubin bc it's expensive. Can anyone verify this? Has anyone looked into it?

Need a response as soon as possible as we're going in the next couple days. Thanks.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1376 on: July 06, 2015, 03:06:50 AM »
2) Also, does the cake come in packaging or it's a piece on a plate?  Because they said they'd do the same for us...
i can say with 99% certainty it was a piece on a plate, unpackaged

3) And regarding breakfast; Were there items in it's own packaging or do they scoop everything out and put it in serving dishes?
the only things in its original packaging are the yogurts/puddings

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1377 on: July 06, 2015, 04:44:47 AM »
1) Did they leave the bottle of champagne in the room or they just poured it in glasses? I want to know the hechsher.
2) Also, does the cake come in packaging or it's a piece on a plate?  Because they said they'd do the same for us...

Poured into glasses and cake on plate. Although there was also a nice bottle of wine waiting for us in the room with a welcome note.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1378 on: July 06, 2015, 12:57:21 PM »
Poured into glasses and cake on plate. Although there was also a nice bottle of wine waiting for us in the room with a welcome note.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1379 on: July 06, 2015, 01:18:43 PM »
hechsher is Rabbanut stam (not mehadrin)  the  meats and chicken are   Rabbanut Mehadrin (i.e. Machpoud and Rabbanut Mehadrin) they try to keep the  products up to Rabbanut Mehadrin standards-including "Triangle k"  enjoy!