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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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Spg le merridian 2012
« Reply #80 on: December 29, 2011, 11:17:11 PM »
it turns out that i spoke to a hotel rep and she told me that they will be staying with starwoods thru 2012 so this is great for mir guys again    guys happy hunting

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Re: Spg le merridian 2012
« Reply #81 on: December 30, 2011, 01:04:25 AM »
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #82 on: December 30, 2011, 09:21:22 AM »
i am planning a trip for this summer.  does Le Meridien dead sea have mehadrin food? is it near separate beaches? convenient to masada & ein gedi? what about minyan etc...

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #83 on: December 30, 2011, 09:25:55 AM »
-minyanim are in the hotel daily
-not very close (not walking distance) to private beach
-they have separate swimming in am for 1hr for woman and pm fot 1hr for men
=food is not mehadrin
=u can take egged to masada, eg/ cab/ there are shuttle buses from some hotels
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #84 on: December 30, 2011, 11:42:00 AM »
thank you.  is it possible to stay here without bumping into bathing suit clad women or should i avoid with my 12 year old boys...

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #85 on: December 31, 2011, 12:28:52 PM »
-minyanim are in the hotel daily
-not very close (not walking distance) to private beach
-they have separate swimming in am for 1hr for woman and pm fot 1hr for men
=food is not mehadrin
=u can take egged to masada, eg/ cab/ there are shuttle buses from some hotels
=enjoy

Gotta take issue with a few of these.
-Regarding a beach, 'their beach' is a 5 minute walk from the hotel, although it's not all that private.
-For food, you have to ask the mashgiach. One of the times I was there for shabbos, the mashgiach (who was serving as the Rav for davening) announced what food had what hechsher, from meat, to fish, to veggies.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #86 on: January 01, 2012, 08:37:16 AM »
-For food, you have to ask the mashgiach. One of the times I was there for shabbos, the mashgiach (who was serving as the Rav for davening) announced what food had what hechsher, from meat, to fish, to veggies.

is that all thats relevant to determine whether one may eat there?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #87 on: January 01, 2012, 05:25:21 PM »
the mashgiach can be asked on each individual item ex. lettuce tomato......

although i wouldn't eat hot (yad soledes) foods

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #88 on: January 09, 2012, 09:53:08 PM »
Total n00b question:
I don't see an option on the SPG site to book a double (two single beds), only a king, with points.
Is this normal? Book and call to switch?
Thanks!

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #89 on: January 10, 2012, 07:43:24 AM »
Total n00b question:
I don't see an option on the SPG site to book a double (two single beds), only a king, with points.
Is this normal? Book and call to switch?
Thanks!
Depending on availability the system will show you both. It anyway doesnt mean anything, the hotel gives you any room they wish. But you can always change over there.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #90 on: January 10, 2012, 10:35:47 AM »
Total n00b question:
I don't see an option on the SPG site to book a double (two single beds), only a king, with points.
Is this normal? Book and call to switch?
Thanks!

I book, and then send a request to cs at SPG to switch it

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #91 on: February 16, 2012, 11:18:31 PM »
I book, and then send a request to cs at SPG to switch it
Can they switch it, if there is only one king bed showing up, or will spg tell you that there is no availability. Its quite frustrating that most dates only show king.

Also, I see that they call the room a superior room, while if you pay cash, they don't even offer a room called superior, rather they call it deluxe.  What does superior get you? View?
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #92 on: April 19, 2012, 01:17:37 AM »
How do they work free internet for gold members over there?
Do you just use the internet for your entire stay, and expect not to see a charge, or do you need to arrange it before? Is here any paperwork involved?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #93 on: April 19, 2012, 01:45:23 AM »
How do they work free internet for gold members over there?
Do you just use the internet for your entire stay, and expect not to see a charge, or do you need to arrange it before? Is here any paperwork involved?

I would assume its automatic.  When you log on, it asks for your last name and room number.  If you are gold,  you just won't get billed. 

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #94 on: April 19, 2012, 02:03:34 AM »
How do they work free internet for gold members over there?
Do you just use the internet for your entire stay, and expect not to see a charge, or do you need to arrange it before? Is here any paperwork involved?

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.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #95 on: April 19, 2012, 02:10:04 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.
Do you have to sign anything, or do you just tell them at checkin or later which gift you want?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #96 on: April 19, 2012, 02:15:08 AM »
Do you have to sign anything, or do you just tell them at checkin or later which gift you want?

I just told them, and he entered it into his computer

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #97 on: April 19, 2012, 09:41:30 AM »
What floor is the club floor?
Do they normally give it to Gold?
Do you avoid that floor if you will also be there for Shabbos as part of your weekly stay?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #98 on: April 19, 2012, 02:42:57 PM »
When I got free internet they gave me a printed card with an access code

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #99 on: April 26, 2012, 01:03:17 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?