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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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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 1231690 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5380 on: June 28, 2022, 01:54:28 AM »
My understanding is that this is not required by Rav Efrati but I may be wrong about that. I think it was mentioned here before.

This is the only rabanut teuda I've seen across all of Israel with shmita lchumra.


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5381 on: June 28, 2022, 03:02:03 AM »
When did the chef leave?
Is the food still better than the WAJ?
https://www.timesofisrael.com/world-famous-chef-shalom-kadosh-seriously-wounded-in-attempted-robbery/
seems around 2021, i was there for pesach this year and the new chef led all the meals. there was a lot of good lamb (hard to ruin), but missed some of the signature stuff from Kadosh, esp his incredible date charoses. Unfortunately, haven't eaten at the WAJ in like 6 years to compare, but from my recollection the plaza food is still better, though WAJ gave more/better wine.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5382 on: June 28, 2022, 01:24:15 PM »
When did the chef leave?
Is the food still better than the WAJ?

Havenít ate there recently but itís always been better.
Some say the inbal is really tasty, but i havent seen any real source saying they are mehadrin/mashgiach keeps it like mehadrin.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5383 on: June 28, 2022, 02:18:35 PM »
PUTPAC?
when i did they said only rabbanut but that was like 4 years ago.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5384 on: June 28, 2022, 02:30:09 PM »
when i did they said only rabbanut but that was like 4 years ago.

It is but all the ingredients are Mehadrin(which is what the WAJ also claims) I donít want to go over this whole debate now but you can easily speak to the Mashgichim for more details .- They are very accommodating with info.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5385 on: July 04, 2022, 03:00:00 PM »
Anyone have WAJ 7/10-7/17?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5386 on: July 04, 2022, 05:04:53 PM »
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5387 on: July 05, 2022, 09:10:47 AM »
Anyone able to get me dinner this Friday night in WAJ for 2 ?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5388 on: July 05, 2022, 10:04:33 AM »
Anyone able to get me dinner this Friday night in WAJ for 2 ?
Why can't you book yourself?
And why would you want to eat there?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5389 on: July 05, 2022, 10:47:39 AM »
Why can't you book yourself?
And why would you want to eat there?

What is the alternative? where did you end up eating?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5390 on: July 05, 2022, 10:55:02 AM »
What is the alternative? where did you end up eating?
From what I understand, the Plaza is better and is cheaper.
We just bought take out from Hadar Geula for friday night.
The WAJ is obscenely overpriced and all of the Friday night food was just bad. The Shabbos lunch food is also obscenely overpriced, but the food is better.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5391 on: July 05, 2022, 11:14:58 AM »
From what I understand, the Plaza is better and is cheaper.
We just bought take out from Hadar Geula for friday night.
The WAJ is obscenely overpriced and all of the Friday night food was just bad. The Shabbos lunch food is also obscenely overpriced, but the food is better.

What was the price WAJ quoted you?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5392 on: July 05, 2022, 11:23:20 AM »
What was the price WAJ quoted you?
560 for adults/420 for kids for guests with tourist visa.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5393 on: July 05, 2022, 11:24:04 AM »
is it worth going just for breakfast? cost?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5394 on: July 05, 2022, 11:24:41 AM »
Interesting to note that this thread has about 50% of the posts of the What to do in Israel thread...

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5395 on: July 05, 2022, 11:25:17 AM »
560 for adults/420 for kids for guests with tourist visa.

Wow. $160 USD per person is a lot.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5396 on: July 05, 2022, 01:15:34 PM »
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5397 on: July 05, 2022, 05:29:32 PM »
From what I understand, the Plaza is better and is cheaper.

Can outsiders reserve the Plaza for Shabbos meals? Is there any reason to reserve now, for Aug?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5398 on: July 05, 2022, 05:32:20 PM »

We just bought take out from Hadar Geula for friday night.

Was there any issues keeping the food hot? Any tips on what to buy from Hadar Geula, if we decide to go the takeout route?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5399 on: July 05, 2022, 05:36:00 PM »
Was there any issues keeping the food hot? Any tips on what to buy from Hadar Geula, if we decide to go the takeout route?
We survived with room temp food to save $1,100.
Just bought what looked good to me. Honey salmon, mousaka, sesame chicken, kugel, and challa were good. Meatballs and shnitzel were meh. All in all, certainly better than the hot WAJ Friday night food we had the week before.

Tried going to Goldy's as well up the block, but while they let me into the store at 3pm, they wouldn't let me buy any prepared foods as they were closing. They insisted on throwing everything they had into the garbage, but they sold me a container of chatzilim that was very good...
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