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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 714536 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4380 on: January 25, 2019, 08:14:09 AM »
The answer to that question is a surprising yes!

I was told first hand by someone who spoke to the Mashgiach for a while regarding which products/Hechsherim he uses, and then asked to go through the kitchen where he found quite a few things the Mashgiach had mentioned a few minutes prior he would never use.

I have heard this specific story happen to more than one person. (Only one being first hand, other being second hand)
Wow. Do you have more specifics? Iím taking this with a grain of salt but like I said
The mashgiach is bound by the rules of the Rabbanut, nobody else. Nobody will call him out on doing something wrong as long as itís within the guidelines of the Rabbanut, which is antithetical to the basis of requiring kosher certification in the first place.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4381 on: January 25, 2019, 10:44:15 AM »
Wow. Do you have more specifics? Iím taking this with a grain of salt but like I said
Im happy to give you the number of the person this happened to.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4382 on: January 25, 2019, 02:24:16 PM »
Im happy to give you the number of the person this happened to.
Thanks
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4383 on: January 25, 2019, 03:17:10 PM »
Just saying, I saved up points to use at WAJ but it didn't work out . Used them at the WABH.... Amazing!
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4384 on: January 25, 2019, 04:32:00 PM »
Just saying, I saved up points to use at WAJ but it didn't work out . Used them at the WABH.... Amazing!
can you eat the breakfast?? Is it mehadrin??

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4385 on: January 26, 2019, 08:22:03 PM »
can you eat the breakfast?? Is it mehadrin??
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4386 on: January 26, 2019, 08:29:13 PM »
Just saying, I saved up points to use at WAJ but it didn't work out . Used them at the WABH.... Amazing!

I am going this week. Looking forward!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4387 on: January 27, 2019, 05:59:53 AM »

And what makes you think they don't have the exact same thought process that you have? I'd venture to say they do.

I'll explain it for you simply. Bandwagon effect.

Right, I'm sure none of them did any research  ::)
Nice way to be DL"Z


No, but he will leave out certain things (As he did when I spoke to him).

The answer to that question is a surprising yes!

I was told first hand by someone who spoke to the Mashgiach for a while regarding which products/Hechsherim he uses, and then asked to go through the kitchen where he found quite a few things the Mashgiach had mentioned a few minutes prior he would never use.

I have heard this specific story happen to more than one person. (Only one being first hand, other being second hand)

It seems that the DLĒZ in this case was to assume that Emkay had a good basis for what he was saying.....



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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4388 on: January 28, 2019, 03:37:47 AM »
If anyone isn't eating Breakfast at the hotel, please PM me.
I live 5 minutes away and will be glad to "check the Kashrus" by tasting the food.  ;D

Thanks!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4389 on: January 28, 2019, 05:57:16 AM »
If anyone isn't eating Breakfast at the hotel, please PM me.
I live 5 minutes away and will be glad to "check the Kashrus" by tasting the food.  ;D

Thanks!
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4390 on: January 28, 2019, 11:28:01 AM »
I ate there this morning, the food was great! I spoke to someone who works in the Kashrus industry in Israel. He told me that it is Nothing more or less than Rabbanut Yerushalayim. So if you hold of the Hechsher great if you don't then don't eat there. They are only bound to their Hashgachas standard and no one else.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4391 on: January 28, 2019, 11:30:16 AM »
And btw if someone is staying there this week and is not eating breakfast, lmk ;)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4392 on: January 28, 2019, 12:42:42 PM »
I will pay for breakfast if you are not using it!
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4393 on: January 28, 2019, 02:44:54 PM »
Just saying, I saved up points to use at WAJ but it didn't work out . Used them at the WABH.... Amazing!

WABH ?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4394 on: January 28, 2019, 02:52:41 PM »
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4395 on: January 28, 2019, 03:26:52 PM »
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It is very nice , we stayed last year .
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4396 on: February 05, 2019, 02:59:38 PM »
I have an upcoming stay at the WAJ, booked through a combination of different ways - some (3rd party) hilton certs, hilton points and chase points, with three different confirmation numbers.  Does it make sense to reach out in advance to combine them into one or is it too much of a hassle (and I should just deal with it upon arrival)?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4397 on: February 05, 2019, 03:10:22 PM »
I have an upcoming stay at the WAJ, booked through a combination of different ways - some (3rd party) hilton certs, hilton points and chase points, with three different confirmation numbers.  Does it make sense to reach out in advance to combine them into one or is it too much of a hassle (and I should just deal with it upon arrival)?
If you're reluctant to call the property directly, maybe try Hilton reservations. I just used 3 certs from 3 accounts (spanning 2 different last names) and the phone rep has no issue booking for me. She also notated that the 3 reservations were for 1 continuous stay.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4398 on: February 06, 2019, 09:58:48 AM »
I have an upcoming stay at the WAJ, booked through a combination of different ways - some (3rd party) hilton certs, hilton points and chase points, with three different confirmation numbers.  Does it make sense to reach out in advance to combine them into one or is it too much of a hassle (and I should just deal with it upon arrival)?
I just stayed with that kind of booking. I am a Diamond and when it cam to the chase nights that I booked (it is called Expedia by Waldorf) they wanted me to change rooms. I convinced them not to change. It was a little tough.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4399 on: February 06, 2019, 10:19:05 AM »
Chase works through Expedia which makes it a 3rd party booking.
3rd party bookings don't get benefits like status , or get points. So maybe that's why wanted you to change rooms bc u lost your status for those nights. Or they needed the rooms.

Best bet is when u get to hotel tell them right away u have  what's called back to back reservations