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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 1203923 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2560 on: June 01, 2016, 02:36:44 PM »
im looking at staying in aug for a weekend and i see availability for 80k a night any reason to believe it will get removed
Not related to all the brouhaha going on, but an interesting data point for some:

Booked a cash stay over shavuos in superior room. Waited while I earned certificates and points. By that point, standard availability was gone. Actually all availability was gone.

Held my breath and and had an agent (diamond line) cancel the cash reservations over the phone. Agent immediately saw the rooms go back into inventory and nabbed them with my points.

FWIW.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2561 on: June 01, 2016, 02:39:37 PM »

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2564 on: June 01, 2016, 03:09:15 PM »
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2565 on: June 02, 2016, 12:45:48 AM »
Is a weekend from Thursday night through Sunday night?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2566 on: June 02, 2016, 12:46:32 AM »
Is a weekend from Thursday night through Sunday night?
Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights
Don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2567 on: June 02, 2016, 12:51:47 AM »
Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights

Would a free night cert work on thursday too?

Is there any way to know if there will be that availability on my July weekend dates?
« Last Edit: June 02, 2016, 12:56:38 AM by happinessNsunshine »

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2568 on: June 02, 2016, 12:52:55 AM »
Would a free night cert work on thursday too?
No

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2569 on: June 02, 2016, 08:31:57 AM »
Would a free night cert work on thursday too?

Is there any way to know if there will be that availability on my July weekend dates?
thursday night it would work for
check to see if theres  a superior room available for 80k points then you can use the cert.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2570 on: June 02, 2016, 08:32:53 AM »
thursday night it would work for
check to see if theres  a superior room available for 80k points then you can use the cert.

You have used them for Thursday night before?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2571 on: June 02, 2016, 08:36:19 AM »
You have used them for Thursday night before?
no but thats what i was told

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2572 on: June 02, 2016, 08:37:17 AM »
no but thats what i was told

By who?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2573 on: June 02, 2016, 05:18:56 PM »
I have two certificates for Hilton weekend nights that expire in September and October, looking for a trade for a later date.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2574 on: June 04, 2016, 04:24:12 PM »
I have two certificates for Hilton weekend nights that expire in September and October, looking for a trade for a later date.
Please don't cross post.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2575 on: June 07, 2016, 11:27:33 PM »
Assuming there is availability, what do Diamonds get upgraded to? Also, when booking online, it says that the reservation may be subject to 17% VAT. Is that on points bookings as well?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2576 on: June 08, 2016, 12:06:51 AM »
Assuming there is availability, what do Diamonds get upgraded to? Also, when booking online, it says that the reservation may be subject to 17% VAT. Is that on points bookings as well?
Totally depends. I got a one bedroom suite. If you are Israeli or on a student visa you pay 17% var on what you spend (room is free so no vat)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2577 on: June 08, 2016, 12:10:00 AM »
Totally depends. I got a one bedroom suite. If you are Israeli or on a student visa you pay 17% var on what you spend (room is free so no vat)
Ok. So regular tourist from Canada will check out with $0 on the bill (assuming no parking/incidentals)?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2578 on: June 08, 2016, 12:54:50 AM »
Ok. So regular tourist from Canada will check out with $0 on the bill (assuming no parking/incidentals)?

Regular tourist visa from Canada is exempt from VAT no matter what you spend.  We got upgraded to a junior suite but since we had 2 rooms w/joint entryway it was an excellent set-up that basically gave us a private 2brm suite.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2579 on: June 08, 2016, 12:55:35 AM »
Regular tourist visa from Canada is exempt from VAT no matter what you spend.  We got upgraded to a junior suite but since we had 2 rooms w/joint entryway it was an excellent set-up that basically gave us a private 2brm suite.
Sweet. Booked it for my parents for next week. Hopefully they get upgraded (and don't have any problems with second guest checking in).