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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.
PM shimino1

Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 691303 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3680 on: November 14, 2017, 03:41:42 AM »
Just redeemed a weekend night for shabbos chanuka. Travelling with wife and 2 month old baby.

1) when booking, they told me there would be a $130USD charge to add the infant. Is there some way around this? It really doesn't make sense.

2) How does shabbos morning check-out work?


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3681 on: November 14, 2017, 03:51:26 AM »


Just redeemed a weekend night for shabbos chanuka. Travelling with wife and 2 month old baby.

1) when booking, they told me there would be a $130USD charge to add the infant. Is there some way around this? It really doesn't make sense.

2) How does shabbos morning check-out work?

Don't add the infant and you check out after shabbos.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3682 on: November 14, 2017, 11:13:33 PM »
Just redeemed a weekend night for shabbos chanuka. Travelling with wife and 2 month old baby.

1) when booking, they told me there would be a $130USD charge to add the infant. Is there some way around this? It really doesn't make sense.

2) How does shabbos morning check-out work?

Ill be there too! (with two children, 2.5 and 9mo) I hope it wont be an issue
Gonna be there Friday-Monday

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3683 on: November 14, 2017, 11:56:22 PM »
Just redeemed a weekend night for shabbos chanuka. Travelling with wife and 2 month old baby.

1) when booking, they told me there would be a $130USD charge to add the infant. Is there some way around this? It really doesn't make sense.

2) How does shabbos morning check-out work?
Weird bc cribs r free it's the rollaway beds they charge for maybe the person didn't understand what u we're asking for

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3684 on: November 16, 2017, 09:15:18 AM »
If anyone is interested as of now the Waj has rooms available for 73000 instead of usual 95000 on sun Dec 3

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3685 on: November 16, 2017, 10:43:20 AM »
If anyone is interested as of now the Waj has rooms available for 73000 instead of usual 95000 on sun Dec 3

Thanks for the heads-up about this date!  This points amount is one of the benefits of HHonors new dynamic pricing. If the cash price drops below a certain level  then the points pricing switches to a sliding scale and I guess this is what the points price is for when the cash price is only $350.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3686 on: November 16, 2017, 11:37:32 AM »
If anyone has Shabbos Shanuka redemption they no longer want please PM.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3687 on: November 16, 2017, 12:12:59 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up about this date!  This points amount is one of the benefits of HHonors new dynamic pricing. If the cash price drops below a certain level  then the points pricing switches to a sliding scale and I guess this is what the points price is for when the cash price is only $350.
Reg price is 405 and member is 392 so not sure how their scale works but the scale is based on the rate of 392

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3688 on: November 16, 2017, 02:39:37 PM »
Reg price is 405 and member is 392 so not sure how their scale works but the scale is based on the rate of 392

Iím honestly not sure. Some hotels set their dynamic pricing at about $.005 and as low as a third of a cent (and ratios themselves change for specific hotels during off season). Again, I have no idea how each hotel does it but Iím not sure itís based off the Flexible rate.  When they just had a flash sale in Asia, I rebooked a residence at the Conrad Koh Samui for around 60k a night less than my original booking and I donít think the base rate was that much cheaper.  Iíd love to hear how they do set points pricing from a TA or if you can get a manager to explain.  :)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3689 on: November 16, 2017, 06:41:43 PM »
Would WAJ accept Hilton gc's from buyhiltongiftcards.com?

Planning a points stay over shavuos but would like to pay for yom tov meals with gc's from Amex offer.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3690 on: November 16, 2017, 07:32:17 PM »
Would WAJ accept Hilton gc's from buyhiltongiftcards.com?

Planning a points stay over shavuos but would like to pay for yom tov meals with gc's from Amex offer.

Good question.  Why wouldn't they?  Maybe check the T&Cs for the GCs to see if they have anything about not working at properties outside the US or where they bill in a foreign currency.  On a similar note, I was bummed to see that the WAJ is not included in the list of WA and Conrad properties where you could use the $250 resort credit that will come with the Hilton's new premium Amex Aspire card.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3691 on: November 19, 2017, 05:37:06 PM »
What changed?
Well for one, a lit of people have told me they eat there relying on the "owners"- the Reichman's that live yeremi.

But those owners are not as involved anymore, and they themselves told me they don't really eat there anymore (maybe dairy) as they don't know if the protocols they put into place are still being kept.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3692 on: November 19, 2017, 05:38:30 PM »
they themselves told me they don't really eat there anymore (maybe dairy) as they don't know if the protocols they put into place are still being kept.
Lots of vagaries. Can you be more specific?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3693 on: November 19, 2017, 05:41:06 PM »
Lots of vagaries. Can you be more specific?
I didn't get into specifics, as it wasn't nogaya to me anymore.
But like you said- each person should do their own research.

I'm just saying the ones that were just relying on the "owners" should be aware that it may not be so simple anymore.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3694 on: November 19, 2017, 05:58:18 PM »
Lots of vagaries. Can you be more specific?
I didn't get into specifics, as it wasn't nogaya to me anymore.
But like you said- each person should do their own research.

I'm just saying the ones that were just relying on the "owners" should be aware that it may not be so simple anymore.
Which is exactly why relying on what a mashgiach tells you can only work for right then and not even a short while after.
It is quite simple. The research needs to be done each time separately.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3695 on: November 19, 2017, 10:52:51 PM »
If anyone needs a room for this Wednesday night please p m me

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3696 on: November 19, 2017, 11:00:20 PM »
If anyone wants to trade a waldorf night for a ritz night pm me

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3697 on: November 24, 2017, 07:52:00 AM »
Does the Waldorf charge for the shabbos keys?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3698 on: November 24, 2017, 09:32:27 AM »
Does the Waldorf charge for the shabbos keys?

No? Maybe Iím ignorant because Iíve only been to the WAJ and Hilton TA recently but is it at all common for Israeli hotels to charge for Shabbos keys?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3699 on: November 24, 2017, 12:38:33 PM »
Does the Waldorf charge for the shabbos keys?

No