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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 1185305 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5640 on: April 19, 2023, 12:38:53 AM »
No need to add, just show up and ask for a crib.

U mean cot

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5641 on: April 19, 2023, 03:06:03 AM »
Is late checkout guaranteed for diamond members?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5642 on: April 19, 2023, 03:12:21 AM »
Is late checkout guaranteed for diamond members?
No

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5643 on: April 23, 2023, 08:57:41 AM »
I spy a 🦄



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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5644 on: April 23, 2023, 09:07:34 AM »
I spy a 🦄
Almost every day there is same day availability opening up for a day or two.
Not sure if it's people cancelling last minute or hotel playing games

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5645 on: April 23, 2023, 09:13:23 AM »
Almost every day there is same day availability opening up for a day or two.
Not sure if it's people cancelling last minute or hotel playing games
True, but havenít seen 5th night free for a while.
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14752.msg2699201#msg2699201

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5646 on: April 23, 2023, 09:24:09 AM »

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5647 on: April 25, 2023, 11:58:15 AM »
How does it work with Shabbos bookings? have to book 2 nights or Friday booking is till after nightfall on Saturday?

Also per the receptionist they are Rabanut Mehadrin, not plain Rabanut like in the Wiki

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5648 on: April 25, 2023, 12:00:33 PM »
How does it work with Shabbos bookings? have to book 2 nights or Friday booking is till after nightfall on Saturday?

They let you check out after Shabbos

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5649 on: April 25, 2023, 12:01:07 PM »
They let you check out after Shabbos
So I book Friday for 95k and check out Motzei Shabbos, thanks

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5650 on: April 25, 2023, 12:15:23 PM »
How does it work with Shabbos bookings? have to book 2 nights or Friday booking is till after nightfall on Saturday?

Also per the receptionist they are Rabanut Mehadrin, not plain Rabanut like in the Wiki
It's plain Rabanut for several reasons, however they only use mehadrin products. No need to rehash what that potentially means, there's thousands of posts upthread. You can discuss with the mashgiach and AYLOR.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5651 on: April 25, 2023, 12:16:09 PM »
So I book Friday for 95k and check out Motzei Shabbos, thanks
Correct.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5652 on: April 25, 2023, 12:22:06 PM »
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.
Food has gone way downhill since this IMHO and from others I've heard from.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5653 on: April 25, 2023, 01:35:06 PM »
So I book Friday for 95k and check out Motzei Shabbos, thanks
It's quite generous of them TBH
Hilton TLV kicks you out by noon  :-X sometimes a bit later but hardly ever motsash in the summer

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5654 on: April 26, 2023, 10:37:07 AM »
It's quite generous of them TBH
Hilton TLV kicks you out by noon  :-X sometimes a bit later but hardly ever motsash in the summer
Yup.
Summer shabasos in WAJ are a great perk. Enough time to enjoy the spa on Friday and check out at 9 PM.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5655 on: April 28, 2023, 01:26:45 PM »
The next 6 nights 95k availability

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5656 on: May 02, 2023, 02:32:19 PM »
FYI if search 4 or 5 nights at a time can find availability in June , aug Sept (including Rosh hashana ) Nov and first half of Dec

Must search 4 or 5 nights won't show if less than 4 nights not sure what they are playing at but I know for fact they were blocking all the 95k rooms in past bc don't like people coming on free night certs especially bc they know they are bought and sold only open up few days before stay, now they are opening up but can't use certs bc need 4+ nights at a time

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5657 on: May 02, 2023, 03:41:55 PM »
Hope someone can help - I booked a 6 night stay (5 nights 95K + 1 free night) in August. Turns out I don't need the first night. Will only be landing until second night. However, if I change the reservation, the cost will triple. Any clue if I just show up second night if they will cancel the reservation for first night no-show, or any options not to lose the reservation (I'm fine eating a night for 95K)??
TIA!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5658 on: May 02, 2023, 05:26:36 PM »
Hope someone can help - I booked a 6 night stay (5 nights 95K + 1 free night) in August. Turns out I don't need the first night. Will only be landing until second night. However, if I change the reservation, the cost will triple. Any clue if I just show up second night if they will cancel the reservation for first night no-show, or any options not to lose the reservation (I'm fine eating a night for 95K)??
TIA!
It should be 4 nights + 1 free. You should be able to call reservations and ask them to deduct and refund the first night.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5659 on: May 02, 2023, 06:51:03 PM »
It should be 4 nights + 1 free. You should be able to call reservations and ask them to deduct and refund the first night.
I called they said they will need to cancel and rebook. If they rebook now, the rate triples... Any other way around it?