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Re: Hotel with points tel aviv area
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2015, 05:00:53 PM »
It's a big difference being in Jerusalem or TLV for shabbat. If you want Jerusalem (which will be much nicer), than sell your cert, and find a different hotel in Jerusalem.
It's a shame to let the cert dictate your vacation schedule and experiences.

I definitely agree. Really depend what kind of atmosphere you're looking for. I like the Hilton TLV because I find it very relaxing and they have a shul with rabbi, but most of the hotel guests don't keep shabbos.. Only 1 lift out of 4 is shabbos lift. Doesn't bother me :-)

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Re: Hotel with points tel aviv area
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2015, 02:24:09 PM »
Anyone been to Hilton Tel Aviv for Shabbat?  Waldorf J'lem may be booked but want to use my free Hilton weekend certificate in Israel on an upcoming trip.

We stayed at the Hilton TA for Shabbat and it was very nice and they had a shul on-site, that my husband used.  They were very accommodating of whatever we needed (ie. gave grape juice for kiddush at breakfast, etc.) do note though that unlike the Waldorf Astoria in Jerusalem they do not give an automatic late checkout so you will need to book Friday and Saturday night.  Yes, there were non-observant people around doing their thing and it was a different vibe then our next weekend in Jerusalem at the Waldorf but there were plenty of Shomer Shabbat people too and for us it was especially nice and relaxing since we just arrived, were jet-lagged and just wanted to rest!