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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 763431 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5040 on: July 01, 2021, 09:37:27 AM »
To which claim chug CS PT says...?
nothing. Dealing silence. TBH, they're just rubber stamping a substandard European hashgacha. They don't actually have a clue what's going on there.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5041 on: July 01, 2021, 05:27:10 PM »
nothing. Dealing silence. TBH, they're just rubber stamping a substandard European hashgacha. They don't actually have a clue what's going on there.
My rule - don't rely on CCSPT if you wouldn't rely on the local rabanut for that establishment /product. For imported its a real disaster but IMO not much better than some other better looked upon hechshers.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5042 on: July 01, 2021, 06:51:58 PM »
Do gold members get a welcome gift, free drink in the bar etc.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5043 on: July 02, 2021, 01:32:26 AM »
Do gold members get a welcome gift, free drink in the bar etc.
Currently not they used to give 2 free drinks then was 100 shekel credit for drinks , but since covid they cut the benefit for the time being

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5044 on: July 07, 2021, 04:31:32 PM »
Seems like they just raised the price per room by $100 across the summer
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5045 on: July 20, 2021, 04:41:15 PM »
Wifi in room wasn't working. When i called they kept saying they'll send a techie up but no one came. Next day just before checkout a guy came and put me on the staff wifi which worked. How many points can i ask for that?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5046 on: July 21, 2021, 12:18:13 AM »
I noticed on their website it said they dont have connecting rooms.. does anyone know if that's accurate? I was planning on booking two rooms and hoping they would give us connecting

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5047 on: July 21, 2021, 12:56:19 AM »
They do have connected rooms just not that many and most of them are combination of different room types meaning may need a grand deluxe and basic room or deluxe room.
Call the hotel and speak to them

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5048 on: July 21, 2021, 03:30:01 PM »
What's the cell number of the Mashgiach / Rov of the hotel?
Does anyone have current info on the kashrus of the breakfast pastries? Assuming they purchase and not bake it from scratch (or do they?)

TIA

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5049 on: July 21, 2021, 05:12:18 PM »
What's the cell number of the Mashgiach / Rov of the hotel?
Does anyone have current info on the kashrus of the breakfast pastries? Assuming they purchase and not bake it from scratch (or do they?)

TIA
I think the pastries come from Angel's bakery (using a front called בית מאפה לדוגמא)
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5050 on: July 21, 2021, 05:30:46 PM »
What's the cell number of the Mashgiach / Rov of the hotel?
Does anyone have current info on the kashrus of the breakfast pastries? Assuming they purchase and not bake it from scratch (or do they?)

Elyashiv Nafcha
+972549509068

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5051 on: July 22, 2021, 02:55:25 AM »
Elyashiv Nafcha
+972549509068

Thanks so much!
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5052 on: July 22, 2021, 06:36:54 AM »
You won't get much from him. It's always the same pitch. Everything is fine everything is the best. Why no Teuda? No ones forcing you to eat here.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5053 on: July 22, 2021, 10:00:12 AM »
They do have connected rooms just not that many and most of them are combination of different room types meaning may need a grand deluxe and basic room or deluxe room.
Call the hotel and speak to them
is there a way to book connecting rooms with points?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5054 on: July 22, 2021, 10:26:31 AM »

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5055 on: July 22, 2021, 10:43:36 AM »
You won't get much from him. It's always the same pitch. Everything is fine everything is the best. Why no Teuda? No ones forcing you to eat here.

So who can you get proper info from?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5056 on: July 22, 2021, 10:49:22 AM »
So who can you get proper info from?
No idea.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5057 on: July 22, 2021, 02:13:44 PM »
So who can you get proper info from?

I don't know how much he'll tell a random questioner, but I heard R' Kuber spoke about it in a closed forum a year or two ago. (the whole forum was closed not because he was talking about any particular place).

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5058 on: July 22, 2021, 02:20:42 PM »
I just did a deep dive on the Hashgacha for the Waldorf.

2 People who are directly involved with almost all Mehadrin hotels in Israel confirmed that from day 1 until now the place only uses Mehadrin products. They both attested that the Waldorf is the best most reliable Mehadrin hotel in Israel. The only products that are not Badatz, Rubin or Landau - are the pareve ingredients from Chasam sofer mehadrin (Which I believe most ppl eat anyhow).

This is not an endorsement of any sorts. This was just my personal research.

Your dive was obviously not deep enough. I have no idea who your "people" are, but generaly who are "involved" have some sort of negius.
...the best most reliable Mehadrin hotel in Israel... - When there are numerous hotels under the Eida or Rubin??? while the WA doesnt even have Rabbanut Mehadrin? Seriously???
CCBB is, at best, a level B hechsher. CCPT is basically only good for things that dont need a hechsher; they have been caught "rubber-stamping" many, many times.
Asides from the multitude of other problems that have nothing to do with the "mehadrin" status of the raw materials. Bishul Akum, mixing up keilim (milk/meat, meat/fish, - even milk/fish if your really mehadrin) bugs in everything from vegetables to flour and fish...yayin nesech...

For the millionth time, if a place doesn't have a mehadrin hechsher, it's not mehadrin.  It may be better than rabbanut, but without independent verification of what's going on, and a TRUSTWORTHY mashgiach....
A mashgiach who is (at least effectively) an employee of the hotel...not the most independently trustworthy source of info.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5059 on: July 22, 2021, 03:30:54 PM »
When there are numerous hotels under the Eida or Rubin???
D'hainu?
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