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They are certified Kosher from the local Rabbanut. (Ein Bokek)
The meat is NOT Glatt.
The chicken is Rabbanut Mehadrin.
The cooking is Bishul Yisrael according to the Rema, not the Beit Yosef.
The vegetables are Gush Katif. The cabbage is NOT.

The Mashgiach says, the hard cheeses are not Mehadrin.

Breakfast:
- Breads, pastries, cakes - parbaked or raw frozen , Chasam Sofer Petach Tiqwa
- Packaged yogurts and puddings - some are B"datz . Rubin, but be careful some could be cholov nochri, check packaging
- Grapefruit and Orange Juice from Spout - PriMor ,Chasam Sofer Petach Tiqwa
- Hard Round Cheeses on cutting board- Cholov Nochri
- Gvina Levana, cottage cheese - .....................
- Feta, Bulgarian Cheeses - He claims Belz
- Some type of butter spread- some are cholov nochri
- Fish- He says B"datz ( he says B"datz about alot of things....), but its usually just herring and mackarel
- Tuna - He says B"datz, but there is usually some type of leafy veggie in there i.e. parsley
- Instant Coffee Machine - Cholov Yisroel of some rabbi in Ashkelon
- Espresso Station - Milk is usually Mehadrin Tnuva, you can look at the bag (Yes milk comes in a 5 gallon bag)
- Hot Stations- Not really sure, they serve dinner there also which is fleishig, I'm guessing they switch the stations, but i wouldn't....
- Produce - He says B"datz ( he says B"datz about alot of things....)
- Cereals- some are cholov nochri


Lounge:
Basically the same cakes and fruits as breakfast.

Mashgiach's number 050-892-2728
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #100 on: April 26, 2012, 05:56:43 AM »
When checking in, if your passport wasn't stamped when entering the country, or you dont have your passport with you, CAN they/WILL they charge you VAT tax on a points reservation? Anyone with experience?
afaik- never happend to me.... i NEVER brought my passport. told them i didnt know i had to bring it.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #101 on: April 26, 2012, 04:38:50 PM »
I was told they will charge me tax. I knew from a friend they cant and indeed, Didnt charge anything at check out, they cant there is nothing to add the 16% to.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #102 on: April 28, 2012, 04:47:46 PM »
I see they have availability all of the days of sukkos this year. Is this unusual? I thought that they're all reserved for tour grps for the chagim.
I may book 4 room for a night of chol hamoed.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #103 on: April 28, 2012, 04:57:30 PM »
Also, can multiple award rooms be booked for an evening  using the same account? The website is telling me no.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #104 on: April 28, 2012, 10:07:00 PM »
just book one at a time

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #105 on: May 20, 2012, 10:25:13 PM »
How many people do they allow in a room? the website allows 3, any kids in addition to that?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #106 on: May 20, 2012, 10:28:29 PM »
How many people do they allow in a room? the website allows 3, any kids in addition to that?
I know buchrim who had 7 or 8 people. Just dont all go in at once.
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #107 on: May 20, 2012, 10:30:04 PM »
I know buchrim who had 7 or 8 people. Just dont all go in at once.

Lol I remeber in haifa we were on the first floor and had guys climbing in through the window  :D

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #108 on: May 20, 2012, 10:31:14 PM »
Lol I remeber in haifa we were on the first floor and had guys climbing in through the window  :D
Lol they prob know not to give buchrim 1st floor.
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #109 on: May 21, 2012, 01:41:01 AM »
How many people do they allow in a room? the website allows 3, any kids in addition to that?
I've had a family of 4 in a room, with the kids both being young. I told them that one child would share the bed, and other would need a pack n play.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #110 on: May 21, 2012, 09:01:31 AM »
When I checked in, they gave me an option of points, a gift, or free internet.
I don't think it's automatic unless they add it to your account.
how many points do they give?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #111 on: May 21, 2012, 10:33:38 AM »
I see they have availability all of the days of sukkos this year. Is this unusual? I thought that they're all reserved for tour grps for the chagim.
I may book 4 room for a night of chol hamoed.
I tried reserving a few summers ago and they said you have to reserve for 7 days

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #112 on: May 21, 2012, 11:48:25 AM »
I tried reserving a few summers ago and they said you have to reserve for 7 days

They always try ripping you off. Just see what the online availability is, and do it that way.
I ended up booking a bunch a rooms for the night after Yom Kippur.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #113 on: May 21, 2012, 11:49:17 AM »
how many points do they give?
250 per reservation. Even if multiple rooms and multiple nights.
250 is more than 10% of what's needed for a weekend stay, so its not too shabby.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #114 on: May 21, 2012, 12:36:51 PM »
They always try ripping you off. Just see what the online availability is, and do it that way.
I ended up booking a bunch a rooms for the night after Yom Kippur.
Are you saying you can force them to give you 1 night

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #115 on: May 21, 2012, 04:08:50 PM »
Are you saying you can force them to give you 1 night
In '07 I booked a week and called SPG to take off 5 of the nights IIRC.
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #116 on: May 21, 2012, 04:16:32 PM »
Are you saying you can force them to give you 1 night
This year they don't have the 2 night minimum as far as I know. You can book 1 night.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #117 on: May 21, 2012, 04:17:15 PM »
In '07 I booked a week and called SPG to take off 5 of the nights IIRC.
When I tried that last year, SPG wasn't able to bring down the 2 night min to 1 night.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #118 on: May 21, 2012, 04:18:27 PM »
When I tried that last year, SPG wasn't able to bring down the 2 night min to 1 night.
YMMV.
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #119 on: May 21, 2012, 04:21:06 PM »
Regardless of what may have been last year or 5 years ago, if today you see the availability to book one night, do it without asking questions.