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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.

« Last edited by Mimo on October 25, 2022, 01:41:54 AM »

Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 1202201 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5540 on: October 26, 2022, 02:41:21 PM »
The Leonardo Plaza had a huge spread when I was there right before COVID. I didn't find the accommodations impressive, but location was not bad and the hechsher is Mehadrin, too.
I ate there a few weeks ago. There was indeed a huge selection but I found the quality to be sub-par

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5541 on: October 26, 2022, 02:47:59 PM »
Can anyone help with booking the hotel at a discount

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5542 on: October 26, 2022, 02:57:37 PM »
This should provide ample fodder for going in more circles as to why they don't get rabanut mehadrin.
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מעבר לזה ההשגחה אצלינו ברמה הגבוהה ביותר.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5543 on: October 26, 2022, 02:59:55 PM »
This should provide ample fodder for going in more circles as to why they don't get rabanut mehadrin.
שלום וברכה
הכשרות במלון וולדורף אסטוריה ירושלים בפועל הינה ברמת גלאט לכל דבר ועניין, הדבר היחיד שאנחנו לא מקפידים זה בישול לדעת הב"י, אלא לדעת הרמ"א.
מעבר לזה ההשגחה אצלינו ברמה הגבוהה ביותר.
ברכה והצלחה וחודש טוב ומבורך
Rabanut mehadrin? Why not eida chareidi....

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5544 on: October 26, 2022, 03:02:15 PM »
Rabanut mehadrin? Why not eida chareidi....
Show me how many luxury hotels or even midscale hotels are under the eida ::)
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5545 on: October 26, 2022, 07:05:36 PM »
I ate there a few weeks ago. There was indeed a huge selection but I found the quality to be sub-par
When I was there it was pretty decent, although I obviously only tasted a tiny portion relative to what was available. Could be a covid change, or we just tasted different things.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5546 on: October 26, 2022, 07:41:16 PM »
Itís not about the breakfast
Some think it is



The Prima Palace is probably 2 or 3 steps down from WAJ. Staff is really nice but rooms are small and somewhat awkward, for example no outlet by the night table.  Its a couple steps down from our usual accommodations but itís not econolodge. Itís well kept with some elegant touches but the real selling point is itís in the heart of geula, 3 minutes from round the clock minyanim at zichron moshe, and 1 minute from the light rail, which is extremely reliable and efficient, unlike the buses which randomly show up or donít and can take literally an hour and a half to get from one point in Yerushalayim to another. That and the kosher limehadrin breakfast with very decent tasting food made it worth it for us to compromise on the accommodations. For someone who wants be centered near the old city and Mamilla Mall and is ok eating anywhere that some other frum Jews eat WAJ makes a lot more sense.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5547 on: October 31, 2022, 11:39:35 PM »
Some think it is



The Prima Palace is probably 2 or 3 steps down from WAJ. Staff is really nice but rooms are small and somewhat awkward, for example no outlet by the night table.  Its a couple steps down from our usual accommodations but itís not econolodge. Itís well kept with some elegant touches but the real selling point is itís in the heart of geula, 3 minutes from round the clock minyanim at zichron moshe, and 1 minute from the light rail, which is extremely reliable and efficient, unlike the buses which randomly show up or donít and can take literally an hour and a half to get from one point in Yerushalayim to another. That and the kosher limehadrin breakfast with very decent tasting food made it worth it for us to compromise on the accommodations. For someone who wants be centered near the old city and Mamilla Mall and is ok eating anywhere that some other frum Jews eat WAJ makes a lot more sense.
Prime location can't be beat, rooms are tiny and israeli though
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5548 on: October 31, 2022, 11:41:17 PM »
If anyone has any days booked between 11/6 & 11/9 please PM
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5549 on: November 01, 2022, 07:12:38 AM »
Prime location can't be beat, rooms are tiny and israeli though
The larger balcony rooms arenít exactly tiny but the twin size beds are definitely a downgrade from what you would expect in the US. The staff is actually very nice, professional, and accommodating, somewhat of a rarity in Israel. Really depends on your expectations.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5550 on: November 03, 2022, 02:39:10 AM »
From now till mid July only 2 nights are available for standard 95k....
Things do randomly open up but can't imagine that the standard room is booked every night for next 9 months

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5551 on: November 03, 2022, 03:21:47 AM »
Does anyone have any recent experience booking someone else as a second guest using points or certs?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5552 on: November 03, 2022, 09:32:26 AM »
Any other "nice" hotels that is cheaper?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5553 on: November 09, 2022, 02:35:01 PM »
This should provide ample fodder for going in more circles as to why they don't get rabanut mehadrin.
שלום וברכה
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5555 on: November 09, 2022, 06:06:36 PM »
Rí Nafcha certainly considers himself to be on par with the top hashgachos. Iíll bet most of the 1500 kosher certification agencies consider themselves to be top notch. The gold standard for Americans seems to be Rabbi Weiner from ZNT kosher, whoís mission is to recommend places that are at least up to the general American standards of kashrus. ZNT does not recommend WAJ. They do recommend several other Jerusalem hotels that they have looked into, including some with Rabbanut Mehadrin, notwithstanding the fact that they donít generally recommend Rabbanut Mehadrin. It certainly is enough to give one pause and do his own research before eating there.

Itís hard to pass up the much talked about breakfast spread especially if one can score a free Hilton night but the question one should ask themselves is if WAJ were just another wannabe American pizza joint in Geulah would I be comfortable eating there based on Rav Nafchas say so or would I think twice? For some Rav Nafchas claim, non withstanding ZNT lack of recommendation will conform with their general kashrus standards. For others, it may fall short. That way one can make a principled decision without negius.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5556 on: November 09, 2022, 06:30:35 PM »
This should provide ample fodder for going in more circles as to why they don't get rabanut mehadrin.
שלום וברכה
הכשרות במלון וולדורף אסטוריה ירושלים בפועל הינה ברמת גלאט לכל דבר ועניין, הדבר היחיד שאנחנו לא מקפידים זה בישול לדעת הב"י, אלא לדעת הרמ"א.
מעבר לזה ההשגחה אצלינו ברמה הגבוהה ביותר.
ברכה והצלחה וחודש טוב ומבורך

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https://youtu.be/JYZhYolnV0o?t=878
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5557 on: November 10, 2022, 12:03:46 PM »
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5558 on: November 10, 2022, 12:58:44 PM »
They do recommend several other Jerusalem hotels that they have looked into, including some with Rabbanut Mehadrin, notwithstanding the fact that they donít generally recommend Rabbanut Mehadrin.
Which ones does he recommend?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5559 on: November 10, 2022, 08:31:06 PM »
IIRC the Citadel and the Plaza maybe one more?