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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: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #200 on: November 29, 2012, 11:34:36 PM »
Does anyone have any recommendations on what to do with the kids (10 and under) in the Dead Sea area in December?

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If it's not too cold, there is a nice national park right after Qumran on the way down. Little pools of spring water with fish in them, and wet walking paths. Lots of fun if it's warm.
And the LM has a nice kids room.
And you can do camel riding with some arabs if you're into that kind of stuff.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #201 on: November 29, 2012, 11:57:07 PM »
The older ones might like jeeping.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #202 on: November 30, 2012, 01:14:47 AM »
there only beach - way back to j-m or on the way there
jeeping (scary) ein gedi if you like nature / hikes - and masada for history (cable car)
nice light show at night but sunrise perfect as well
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #203 on: November 30, 2012, 05:38:37 AM »
there only beach - way back to j-m or on the way there
jeeping (scary) ein gedi if you like nature / hikes - and masada for history (cable car)
nice light show at night but sunrise perfect as well

or dargga   which i hear is amazing but not for ids at all but ya ein gedi is good
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #204 on: November 30, 2012, 06:03:28 AM »
Darga is unbelievable!!!

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #205 on: November 30, 2012, 07:37:33 AM »

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #206 on: November 30, 2012, 07:57:41 AM »
Darga is unbelievable!!!
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A real challenge. Don't get caught after dark.
Never really enjoyed ein gedi
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #207 on: November 30, 2012, 10:46:11 AM »
If i have a reservation that i dont want to use can i transfer it to someone else (using his points) ?

if i cancel does it become available online ?

i have nights for dec 5-6-8 that i plan on canceling

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #208 on: December 01, 2012, 10:52:48 AM »
as soon as you cancel it should become available online

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #209 on: December 01, 2012, 08:34:33 PM »
If i have a reservation that i dont want to use can i transfer it to someone else (using his points) ?

if i cancel does it become available online ?

i have nights for dec 5-6-8 that i plan on canceling
i just cancelled these nights and they are now available online

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #210 on: December 03, 2012, 01:17:07 AM »
Does this property ever give a suite for plats?
Whats the best a plat can expect?

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #211 on: December 03, 2012, 04:10:14 AM »
I've gotten the biggest room in the hotel as a plat.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #212 on: December 03, 2012, 08:17:29 AM »
Does this property ever give a suite for plats?
Whats the best a plat can expect?
its possible but dont expect it

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #213 on: December 11, 2012, 02:37:59 AM »
i had 1023 which was a very nice 2 room suite

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #214 on: December 17, 2012, 05:58:21 PM »
Just reporting some info from my stay at the hotel last week, for those wondering about king/twin beds availability. I had reserved two King-bed rooms, since that seems to be the only type of room you can get for SPG points. But we needed 6 beds for my family and connecting rooms. So I called the hotel before and asked if I could get connecting rooms and twin beds in each room. They said it shouldn't be a problem, and i should request that when I check in.
When I checked it, I was told there were no twin-bed rooms available, so I would only have 1 king bed in each room, but my two rooms would be connected. Then I asked about getting 1 or 2 cots in each room, and I was told they could add the cots, but then there would be a charge of 60 (dollars?) for each child/cot. So I said never mind, and that I would check out the room first to see whether we needed cots brought in.
When we went upstairs, we found that there was actually a king bed in one room, and two twin beds in the other room, and that both rooms had a convertible couch as well. The point is that the people at the desk are completely clueless about what kinds of beds are in the rooms. (Maybe someone else can confirm, but I would also assume that all connecting rooms at the hotel have a king in one room and twins in the other.)  As for the one cot that we needed....... open storage room two floors up, freight elevator, and a little shlepping down the hall....

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #215 on: December 17, 2012, 06:08:21 PM »
thanks milechazzer.
what do you say overall about you stay?
do you think its worth staying there instead of JM? is it a long comute?

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #216 on: December 18, 2012, 02:29:39 AM »
As for the one cot that we needed....... open storage room two floors up, freight elevator, and a little shlepping down the hall....

to be continued in the ethics thread?

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #217 on: December 18, 2012, 02:54:57 AM »
to be continued in the ethics thread?

As in, "is it ethical for a hotel to charge a whopping 60 bucks per cot, when they were notified in advance of the bed configuration required?"...

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #218 on: December 18, 2012, 03:03:56 AM »
charging for a cot is common practice at hotels worlwide

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #219 on: December 18, 2012, 03:05:33 AM »
to be continued in the ethics thread?
not necessarily. SPG will tell you its fine and free of charge, but the hotel will try and charge you, a little arguing will get you done, or do it yourself, done them all.