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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 1191679 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5660 on: May 02, 2023, 07:00:41 PM »
I called they said they will need to cancel and rebook. If they rebook now, the rate triples... Any other way around it?
One option is to keep the original booking, and when it's time to check in you give them a call saying that you're flight has been delayed, now only arriving tomorrow, but please check me in already and don't treat this as a no-show. Can also follow up by email so that you have written proof.

Another option if you have any friends in Jerusalem is to mark one of them as second guest in the booking and have them do the check in.


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5661 on: May 03, 2023, 07:25:07 PM »
i checked out after shabbos and they charged me for fri night meals, however i did not eat there, they said they will speak to the dining room manager on sunday and if he says i was there they will charge. basically they now charged me. should i just dispute with amex? can I win?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5662 on: May 04, 2023, 01:57:03 AM »
Another option if you have any friends in Jerusalem is to mark one of them as second guest in the booking and have them do the check in.

Just make sure they're on a tourist visa or you will pay VAT.

BTW I saw somewhere that the current govt budget was going to cancel these exemptions...

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5663 on: May 04, 2023, 01:59:31 AM »


BTW I saw somewhere that the current govt budget was going to cancel these exemptions...
It was supposed to get cancelled.
Then they cancelled the cancellation, i.e. tourists continue to get the exemption.
There might have been a third iteration  ::)
The whole concept of VAT exemption makes no sense to me. I'm not familiar with any country where locals pay VAT on hôtels but tourists don't

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5664 on: May 04, 2023, 09:51:48 AM »
The whole concept of VAT exemption makes no sense to me. I'm not familiar with any country where locals pay VAT on hôtels but tourists don't
I don't know about hotels, but many countries have exemptions on VAT by tourists if the items are taken out of the country and are worth more than a certain amount, either individually or aggregated.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5665 on: May 04, 2023, 09:56:14 AM »
I don't know about hotels, but many countries have exemptions on VAT by tourists if the items are taken out of the country and are worth more than a certain amount, either individually or aggregated.

You'll have a hard time getting the airline to allow the hotel as a carry on.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5666 on: May 04, 2023, 10:18:21 AM »
I don't know about hotels, but many countries have exemptions on VAT by tourists if the items are taken out of the country and are worth more than a certain amount, either individually or aggregated.
It's very different  :)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5667 on: May 04, 2023, 10:51:21 AM »
It's very different  :)
It's for the same purpose. To encourage tourism and to encourage tourists to purchase items.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5668 on: May 17, 2023, 07:47:48 PM »
Does the Hilton Aspire card's "$250 annual Hilton resort credit" work at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem for anything? Shabbos meals?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5669 on: May 18, 2023, 03:27:19 PM »
Does the Hilton Aspire card's "$250 annual Hilton resort credit" work at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem for anything? Shabbos meals?
No, its not a resort

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5670 on: May 22, 2023, 03:24:24 PM »
5 95K consecutive nights available 6/3-6/7

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5671 on: May 22, 2023, 04:06:17 PM »
When booking a King room with a certificate do they easily change it to 2 twin (Diamond member if that makes a difference?) What about upgrades?
What about check-in and Check out? Do they let early check-in/late check out?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5672 on: May 23, 2023, 05:32:06 AM »
5 95K consecutive nights available 6/3-6/7

Tons of availability if search 4+ days at a time if anything less they block it.
Point is they don't want people coming on certs as they lose money from them.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5673 on: May 23, 2023, 05:34:24 AM »
When booking a King room with a certificate do they easily change it to 2 twin (Diamond member if that makes a difference?) What about upgrades?
What about check-in and Check out? Do they let early check-in/late check out?
Everything I'd based on availability, if a twin room is available they can switch as for check in/out depends if room is ready or needed

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5674 on: May 29, 2023, 10:41:08 PM »
Anyone knows of a US phone number for WA J or only the Israeli number?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5675 on: May 30, 2023, 03:09:51 PM »
Anybody know if all King beds at WAJ are really two small beds put next to each other with king bedding?
I was told that few years ago and when I stayed there they actually separated the beds to make two 9I saw them do this).
Is that standard or only for some rooms?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5676 on: May 30, 2023, 05:14:29 PM »
Anybody know if all King beds at WAJ are really two small beds put next to each other with king bedding?
They are.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5677 on: May 30, 2023, 06:07:58 PM »
Anybody know if all King beds at WAJ are really two small beds put next to each other with king bedding?
I was told that few years ago and when I stayed there they actually separated the beds to make two 9I saw them do this).
Is that standard or only for some rooms?

When I was living in Israel they used to market this as מטות מהדרין so I guess we can call something at WAJ מהדרין :P
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5678 on: May 30, 2023, 06:09:53 PM »
When I was living in Israel they used to market this as מטות מהדרין so I guess we can call something at WAJ מהדרין :P
Can't say מהדרין on DDF.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5679 on: May 30, 2023, 06:19:11 PM »
Can't say מהדרין on DDF.

Even not kashrus related? @ExGingi
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