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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 #2680 on: July 08, 2016, 01:48:19 PM »
So you didn't eat meat Shabbos day or you had your own stuff in a fridge in your room?
There's no fridge in the room as the one supplied is an electric mini bar.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2681 on: July 08, 2016, 06:35:31 PM »
There's no fridge in the room as the one supplied is an electric mini bar.
You can most definitely request one.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2682 on: July 08, 2016, 06:42:09 PM »
There's no fridge in the room as the one supplied is an electric mini bar.

Even with just the minibar fridge we fit a lot of stuff in there.  :P

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2683 on: July 10, 2016, 12:19:54 PM »
Anyone have experience with a points room booked under a non-status account, but the 2nd guest (me) is gold - would they give me gold benefits here?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2684 on: July 10, 2016, 12:23:18 PM »
Anyone have experience with a points room booked under a non-status account, but the 2nd guest (me) is gold - would they give me gold benefits here?

Just did it this past shabbos. Had to ask for manager but they gave it.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2685 on: July 10, 2016, 12:25:18 PM »
Just did it this past shabbos. Had to ask for manager but they gave it.


Thanks - what benefits did you get?

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« Reply #2686 on: July 10, 2016, 12:28:52 PM »
I know there's been one DP on this, wanted to add another. I booked the dates I wanted in the standard room with cash while waiting for my points and certs to post. By the time they posted standard rooms were no longer available, but I was able to cancel my existing reservation and immediately rebook the now-available standard room with the cert. The CS rep did warn me that I was taking a risk, as it could be grabbed by someone else while we completed the process, but bH it went smoothly
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2687 on: July 10, 2016, 12:32:28 PM »

Thanks - what benefits did you get?

Free breakfast and drink certificates (maybe double points... we shall see...)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2688 on: July 10, 2016, 12:33:36 PM »
Free breakfast and drink certificates (maybe double points... we shall see...)


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2689 on: July 10, 2016, 06:00:42 PM »
How far in advance have people emailed for upgrades? Wait for them to email me ten days before my arrival, or email them proactively a few weeks out?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2690 on: July 10, 2016, 06:02:02 PM »
I know there's been one DP on this, wanted to add another. I booked the dates I wanted in the standard room with cash while waiting for my points and certs to post. By the time they posted standard rooms were no longer available, but I was able to cancel my existing reservation and immediately rebook the now-available standard room with the cert. The CS rep did warn me that I was taking a risk, as it could be grabbed by someone else while we completed the process, but bH it went smoothly
It is risky I tried it and the rooms weren't available

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2691 on: July 10, 2016, 06:03:16 PM »
It is risky I tried it and the rooms weren't available
Then I'm even more relieved that it worked. If they were deliberately blocking inventory I'm sure it wouldn't work, and there's always a chance that someone else grabs the availability as soon as you cancel before rebooking
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2692 on: July 10, 2016, 06:35:33 PM »
How far in advance have people emailed for upgrades? Wait for them to email me ten days before my arrival, or email them proactively a few weeks out?
I emailed them a week before, But the concierge contacted me about 4 days before.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2693 on: July 10, 2016, 07:49:18 PM »
I know there's been one DP on this, wanted to add another. I booked the dates I wanted in the standard room with cash while waiting for my points and certs to post. By the time they posted standard rooms were no longer available, but I was able to cancel my existing reservation and immediately rebook the now-available standard room with the cert. The CS rep did warn me that I was taking a risk, as it could be grabbed by someone else while we completed the process, but bH it went smoothly
99% of the time this is  it what happens. Silly phone rep. Thought I agree that inventory may not come back.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2694 on: July 10, 2016, 07:51:55 PM »
I emailed them a week before, But the concierge contacted me about 4 days before.
Is it ridiculous to email a month in advance?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2695 on: July 10, 2016, 08:11:21 PM »
99% of the time this is  it what happens. Silly phone rep. Thought I agree that inventory may not come back.

That's nonsense.

The likelihood someone is booking a points room and for the nights you need at the exact time as you refunding and rebooking is very, very small.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2696 on: July 10, 2016, 08:42:52 PM »
That's nonsense.

The likelihood someone is booking a points room and for the nights you need at the exact time as you refunding and rebooking is very, very small.

wouldn't a cash booking also in theory steal the inventory. altough I agree the likelihood is minuscule.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2697 on: July 10, 2016, 08:54:17 PM »
That's nonsense.

The likelihood someone is booking a points room and for the nights you need at the exact time as you refunding and rebooking is very, very small.
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I was typing that 99% of the time this is NOT what happens. You should've chap that from the second half of my post where  I said silly phone rep for saying that it may happen and it's risky. And I added that though (not thought)  inventory may not come back.  Oh well.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2698 on: July 10, 2016, 09:33:53 PM »
I know there's been one DP on this, wanted to add another. I booked the dates I wanted in the standard room with cash while waiting for my points and certs to post. By the time they posted standard rooms were no longer available, but I was able to cancel my existing reservation and immediately rebook the now-available standard room with the cert. The CS rep did warn me that I was taking a risk, as it could be grabbed by someone else while we completed the process, but bH it went smoothly
this seems to work for here but didn't work for me in the Conrad koh samui. I cancelled and it didn't go back into inventory.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2699 on: July 10, 2016, 10:18:22 PM »
this seems to work for here but didn't work for me in the Conrad koh samui. I cancelled and it didn't go back into inventory.
Iinm WAJ doesn't have a waitlist so it goes back into inventory
But the Conrad koh samui does cmiiw