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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 #360 on: January 17, 2013, 04:30:00 AM »
It was a hotel stay, not a real estate investment.
And you received a value far below anything else in the area, and likely with similar service problems.
Or you could have found the best hotel there and paid a few hundred $$ and received better service. But when you stay at a Holiday Inn, don't expect an Intercontinental.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #361 on: January 17, 2013, 06:08:17 AM »
And you received a value far below anything else in the area, and likely with similar service problems.
Or you could have found the best hotel there and paid a few hundred $$ and received better service. But when you stay at a Holiday Inn, don't expect an Intercontinental.
Value is a relative concept. To me, a vacation in a motel ain't worth the gas I used to get there.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #362 on: January 17, 2013, 07:17:40 AM »
Value is a relative concept. To me, a vacation in a motel ain't worth the gas I used to get there.
C'mon, it couldn't have been that bad.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #363 on: January 17, 2013, 07:25:32 AM »
C'mon, it couldn't have been that bad.
Honestly, I'd rather have stayed home even I got the room for free. My wife hated the room, and I was trying to convince her to not hate it so much. And even living in boarding yeshivas for 8 years didn't help me feel too comfortable there.

Though honestly, I do agree that there are much better rooms than the one I received.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #364 on: January 17, 2013, 07:26:41 AM »
But when you stay at a Leonardo Inn, don't expect an Intercontinental.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #365 on: January 22, 2013, 09:52:48 PM »
I see Sunday of Purim is currently available. Anyone want to spend Purim there? :D

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #366 on: January 27, 2013, 11:28:45 PM »
What channel is the suberbowl on in Israel?
Would anyone be able to verify for me if the LMDS carries that channel?
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #367 on: January 28, 2013, 02:15:59 AM »
The Super Bowl is next week

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #368 on: January 28, 2013, 02:20:30 AM »
The Super Bowl is next week
I know.
I called and they said that they only carry "sport5" and "sport5+". Is that true at this hotel?
Do you know if "sport5" or sport5+", will carry the superbowl?

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #369 on: January 28, 2013, 07:06:52 AM »
I know.
I called and they said that they only carry "sport5" and "sport5+". Is that true at this hotel?
Do you know if "sport5" or sport5+", will carry the superbowl?

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #370 on: January 28, 2013, 01:41:04 PM »

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #371 on: January 28, 2013, 02:24:36 PM »
I didn't see their sunday schedule there.

I'm pretty sure METV plays it.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #372 on: January 28, 2013, 02:40:08 PM »
I'm pretty sure METV plays it.
does the lmds carry metv?

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #373 on: January 28, 2013, 02:45:01 PM »
I'm pretty sure METV plays it.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #374 on: January 28, 2013, 04:02:10 PM »
With ads for AFI
you can always stream it live ya know
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #375 on: January 28, 2013, 04:11:21 PM »
Make sure that if you watch it, that you will be able to attend seder the next morning.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #376 on: January 28, 2013, 04:29:25 PM »
Make sure that if you watch it, that you will be able to attend seder the next morning.
whose even playing? It feels like this yrs WS. Does anyone even care?!  ;D
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #377 on: January 29, 2013, 01:19:52 PM »
Just called LMDS.

They DO NOT have METV. Sport5 is unconfirmed as of now, too.

ETA: I found out that the Super Bowl will be broadcast on Channel 2. http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Sports/nfl-super-bowl.html
I called LMDS and they have Channel 2.  :D
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #378 on: January 30, 2013, 02:18:28 AM »
does the Hotel have new policies regarding kids in the room etc ?
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Children who are 12 or younger sleep for free in the existing bedding of a room shared with a paying adult. Rollaways, child rollaways and cribs may incur extra charges.
looks like new wording to me. always said, crib is free, extra bed $60 etc

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #379 on: January 30, 2013, 06:16:58 AM »
Just called LMDS.

They DO NOT have METV. Sport5 is unconfirmed as of now, too.

ETA: I found out that the Super Bowl will be broadcast on Channel 2. http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Sports/nfl-super-bowl.html
I called LMDS and they have Channel 2.  :D
all American games on sport5 usually have the volume from the feed pretty low and Israeli announcers broadcasting on top of it basically explaining what a fumble is and lots of other useless information. Also on sport5 you will get ONLY Israeli commercials (usually for sport5 programs) and usually no pregame, halftime, or postgame show.