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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 #160 on: July 30, 2012, 08:53:41 AM »
Its a very nice hotel everything is very good. I think people who complain, should take their 3k points and try and use it and any other 5 star hotel they expect!

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #161 on: July 30, 2012, 11:14:45 AM »
ok thanks for the reports, i know you cant believe all the negativity you read.

I booked 6 separate rooms for the same night on points,same account, not sure why i did it that way maybe thats what the computer would allow, but will they give me any problem with that?
account holder is not going but i was able to add myself on the reservations for 5/6, for some reason spg cant add me to the 6th. will that be a problem?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #162 on: August 05, 2012, 12:27:50 AM »
bump,
will there be any issue since i booked 6 separate reservations on one night from one account?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #163 on: August 05, 2012, 02:55:22 AM »
as far as the minyan goes there should be a daily minyan in the hotel, definatly in the summer.
with cleanliness its ok, especially if you get one of the new rooms which are on the higher floors
was just tthere 2 weeks ago and it was def still in very acceptable condition, it was clean (i also had a 16th floor room) aNd they were very nice and there was a shacris there in the morning
If you have any questions please search and then ask. PM me for detailed help.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #164 on: August 12, 2012, 04:02:38 PM »
It says on spg.com ''If a standard room is available for your dates and Free Night Awards are not, please contact us to book your free night award.'' well I see a standard room available and I called to make a reservation, and the rep told me no reward available for that night. What's the deal with that? Should I call again and ask?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #165 on: August 12, 2012, 06:26:00 PM »
Book the standard room, call to change it to award. They have to manually override the system but it's published policy
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #166 on: August 12, 2012, 06:34:02 PM »
How do you know that its a standard room that is available? They put in the word deluxe for a reason..

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #167 on: August 12, 2012, 07:59:39 PM »
How do you know that its a standard room that is available? They put in the word deluxe for a reason..
Forget what it's called.
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #168 on: August 12, 2012, 09:11:36 PM »
Have u tried this?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #169 on: August 13, 2012, 10:41:53 AM »
It says on spg.com ''If a standard room is available for your dates and Free Night Awards are not, please contact us to book your free night award.'' well I see a standard room available and I called to make a reservation, and the rep told me no reward available for that night. What's the deal with that? Should I call again and ask?
I had to deal with this for hrs w the LM Chiang Mai.
Keep on following up, and ask to speak to a supervisor. They gave me 250 points when all was said and done for my troubles.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #170 on: August 13, 2012, 11:35:23 AM »
Would anyone recommend going to the Dead Sea in December?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #171 on: August 13, 2012, 12:56:00 PM »
Book the standard room, call to change it to award. They have to manually override the system but it's published policy
They said a standard room is called ''superior'' and only deluxe was available

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #172 on: August 13, 2012, 12:59:10 PM »
That's true.
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #173 on: August 13, 2012, 01:09:00 PM »
anyone know id thre is any plans to return a hotel taking spg to jerusalem?  I stayed at the old one on king george, which by all means wasn't fancy...but did the job giving me a nice central location

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #174 on: August 13, 2012, 01:18:07 PM »


They said a standard room is called ''superior'' and only deluxe was available

thats exactly what I said above
That's true.
so what was this supposed to mean?


Forget what it's called.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #175 on: August 13, 2012, 01:19:17 PM »
anyone know id thre is any plans to return a hotel taking spg to jerusalem
no plans.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #176 on: August 13, 2012, 09:22:51 PM »
Would anyone recommend going to the Dead Sea in December?
Sure. Good time to do hiking since the heat isnt unbearable

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #177 on: August 13, 2012, 11:16:41 PM »
16th floor up you get some perks
13th floor you can hear the noise in the pool until 11pm
service and pool ok
food kosher for some tznius may be a problem
only 16+ allowed in the spa
sometimes you can getr for 3k spg iys a $300/night value
not to good for shabbos
but a 7am minyan everyday
pretty close to the kosher/seperate beaches
you can only make a first impression ONCE

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #178 on: August 14, 2012, 10:39:45 AM »
Sure. Good time to do hiking since the heat isnt unbearable

Thanks, I don't know how much hiking my kids are up for.  Is it outdoor pool/beach/sea weather there in December?  Or would the indoor pool be their only option? Anything else there for kids in in the winter?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #179 on: August 15, 2012, 01:27:53 AM »
indoor pool for 16+ only
you can only make a first impression ONCE