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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 709378 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4320 on: December 17, 2018, 12:04:00 PM »
95k or less needs to be superior or accessible room
And can you get an upgrade if you have gold or diamond?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4321 on: December 17, 2018, 12:08:10 PM »
And can you get an upgrade if you have gold or diamond?
yes

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4322 on: December 17, 2018, 06:08:36 PM »
Anyone needs room from Dec 27 - 30?

PM me

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4323 on: December 18, 2018, 02:47:17 PM »
So strange, what's the advantage of a grand deluxe then, that they charge more for it and it doesn't have the balcony.

@gross5g any insight?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4324 on: December 19, 2018, 04:21:39 PM »
So is this $100 good for Restaurant/Incidentals at the WAJ? Any DP's?


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4325 on: December 26, 2018, 04:34:35 AM »
So is this $100 good for Restaurant/Incidentals at the WAJ? Any DP's?

This $100 credit may work at the WAJ but you need to specifically book a 2 night stay via their link at that special room rate.  The $250 annual credit from the Aspire card will not work at the WAJ.  It is for Resort properties and there is a list of them on their website (Dan also links to them).  Good examples in the US are the Grand Wailea (where I actually just used it for kosher meals that I pre-ordered and were delivered to me as room service), Arizona Biltmore, Boca Raton Resort, etc.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4326 on: December 29, 2018, 09:26:42 PM »
This $100 credit may work at the WAJ but you need to specifically book a 2 night stay via their link at that special room rate.  The $250 annual credit from the Aspire card will not work at the WAJ.  It is for Resort properties and there is a list of them on their website (Dan also links to them).  Good examples in the US are the Grand Wailea (where I actually just used it for kosher meals that I pre-ordered and were delivered to me as room service), Arizona Biltmore, Boca Raton Resort, etc.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4327 on: January 01, 2019, 09:34:51 PM »
If anyone booked the Waldorf in Jerusalem for Fri (Shabbos) the 25th and is not using it for whatever reason, please PM me. I would be willing to trade Points or nights of the same value.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4328 on: January 03, 2019, 08:38:46 PM »
Whether or not the WAJ is kosher is not, I'm not interested in igniting the debate, but if the WAJ has so many frum guests, why wouldn't they use a kashrus agency that is more widely accepted?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4329 on: January 03, 2019, 08:50:16 PM »
Reasons range from doing Ashkenazi bishul yisroel to having Jews working in the hotel on Shabbos to catering events not being required to have mehadrin food to the cost not being worthwhile given their already high percentage of charedi clientele ok with the status quo of mehadrin food under rabanut hechsher.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4330 on: January 04, 2019, 02:05:57 AM »
Anyone staying this shabbos?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4331 on: January 07, 2019, 09:50:53 PM »
Anyone aware of any change in the level or standard of kashrus since the Reichmanns sold the hotel?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4332 on: January 07, 2019, 09:51:38 PM »
Anyone aware of any change in the level or standard of kashrus since the Reichmanns sold the hotel?
Was there ever a "level" or "standard"?!?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4333 on: January 07, 2019, 10:00:33 PM »
Was there ever a "level" or "standard"?!?
(you asked for it  ;))
I was there 3 years ago. Before I went I asked numerous people who all said it was good. Including numerous rabanim I asked who they themselves eat there. The shabbos I was there, R' Nissan Kaplan from the Mir was eating there as well (for a bar mitzvah). Now, anyone I asked says they don't know the current status..anyone know?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4334 on: January 07, 2019, 10:53:09 PM »
I was there 3 years ago. Before I went I asked numerous people who all said it was good. Including numerous rabanim I asked who they themselves eat there. The shabbos I was there, R' Nissan Kaplan from the Mir was eating there as well (for a bar mitzvah). Now, anyone I asked says they don't know the current status..anyone know?
The Mashgiach is the same and claims he is maintaining the same standards.

It is in my opinion one of the most Kosher establishments in Israel, notwithstanding the fact that certain ransom-demanding rabbis were allegedly not allowed in the kitchen. Kosher is not defined by certificates.
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4335 on: January 07, 2019, 10:55:15 PM »
The shabbos I was there, R' Nissan Kaplan from the Mir was eating there as well (for a bar mitzvah).
He supposedly brought his own food.

Either way, your best bet is to call a Rav you trust (as opposed to"people") that is knowledgeable in the Kashrus world in Israel particularly. (might I suggest you call a Rav that has actually gone through the WAJ kitchen)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4336 on: January 09, 2019, 02:45:17 AM »
He supposedly brought his own food.
I don't believe that to be true.
Definitely not from what I saw...

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4337 on: January 09, 2019, 07:46:14 AM »
I don't believe that to be true.
Definitely not from what I saw...
If you trust him enough to rely on him to eat there, then you should trust him enough to say he never ate the Waldorf food.
(Which is what he told me personally when I asked him)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4338 on: January 09, 2019, 04:26:59 PM »
I don't believe that to be true.
Definitely not from what I saw...
I remember the shabbos he ate there. I forgot exactly what he did, I can find out from someone reliable. But IIRC there was a lot of hock involved, something like he had an oven kashered and brought his own mashgiach.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4339 on: January 09, 2019, 04:30:29 PM »
Speaking of the Waldorf and kashrus, they have kahlua at the bar. It's a 700ml bottle, says imported from Mexico but doesn't say where it was bottled. I think a company from Paris imported it. I'm not saying it is or isn't kosher, just pointing it out.
Maybe belongs in this thread https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1193.msg1838757#msg1838757