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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 #300 on: December 31, 2012, 03:20:37 AM »
as long as you keep an open mind and not freak out if theres a scratch on the wall,

...or a clothes-iron-burn-mark on the carpet.

#truestory

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #301 on: December 31, 2012, 03:37:53 AM »
...or a clothes-iron-burn-mark on the carpet.

#truestory
who cares? my last room (suite) had a lamp that was bent out of shape by around 45 degrees, but like i said, if you come in with an open mind you will enjoy yourself

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #302 on: December 31, 2012, 03:46:13 AM »
as long as you keep an open mind and not freak out if theres a scratch on the wall, you will enjoy it
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #303 on: December 31, 2012, 04:01:08 AM »
From what I've heard, the non-suite rooms floor 14 and under, are pretty bad
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #304 on: December 31, 2012, 05:45:19 AM »
who cares? my last room (suite) had a lamp that was bent out of shape by around 45 degrees, but like i said, if you come in with an open mind you will enjoy yourself

I agree with you. I was just expounding on what you wrote.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #305 on: January 02, 2013, 10:36:38 AM »
Weird. Yesterday from the Computer it was showing no availability at all but when I checked from iPhone app it all open. Booked for two nights, will prob only need one for June

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #306 on: January 07, 2013, 09:58:24 PM »
watching this thread- so many people going so often to dead sea??
such a great deal?
1 1/2 hours from j-m
once in a blue  ok but soo many people?
you can only make a first impression ONCE

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #307 on: January 07, 2013, 10:02:09 PM »
watching this thread- so many people going so often to dead sea??
such a great deal?
1 1/2 hours from j-m
once in a blue  ok but soo many people?
Its a great deal for your points.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #308 on: January 08, 2013, 02:18:09 AM »
watching this thread- so many people going so often to dead sea??
such a great deal?
1 1/2 hours from j-m
once in a blue  ok but soo many people?
It's a very popular destination to the extent that ppl will fly here for the purpose of going there for its health benefits, etc.
And you can't beat the cost.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #309 on: January 10, 2013, 08:21:37 AM »
Hey! Long time DD (the blog) reader, first time DDF poster!

I'm gonna be staying in the Le Meridien this Shabbat, so I spoke to the Mashgiach to clarify the Kashrut. Hope this info helps anyone that was searching around like I was.

They are certified Kosher from the local Rabbanut. (I think 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.

I didn't understand what the Mashgiach said about the cheeses but I will ask him tomorrow. Most likely, some of the hard cheeses will not be Mehadrin.

The prices for the meals are as following: 60nis for breakfast, 75nis for Shabbat lunch, and 100nis for Friday night. Pretty cheap, actually.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #310 on: January 10, 2013, 09:12:33 AM »
Great first post!
Most comprehensive kashrus summary I've seen so far.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #311 on: January 10, 2013, 09:59:12 AM »
Drago: Thanks! I was surprised to see very vague descriptions of the Kashrus of the hotel, but then again, most people don't really understand how the Kashrus works here in Israel.

I have 2 questions as a newcomer:

1) What method can I use to sell a room that was booked using points. Isn't it problematic that I booked the room under my name?
2) For how long will I need to verify that I'm not a spambot in order to comment here?
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #312 on: January 10, 2013, 04:44:24 PM »
Great first post!
Most comprehensive kashrus summary I've seen so far.
but confirms what weve been saying for some time now

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #313 on: January 10, 2013, 05:05:35 PM »
but confirms what weve been saying for some time now
Sure, but in one location is a clear fashion, and not piecemeal.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #314 on: January 10, 2013, 06:04:00 PM »
Sure, but in one location is a clear fashion, and not piecemeal.
i didnt mean the nitty gritty

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #315 on: January 10, 2013, 06:42:47 PM »
Thanks mmerms. Its great that there's a wiki here. It should be used for (almost) every topic.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #316 on: January 12, 2013, 12:58:42 PM »
I don't know how to edit the wiki (it looks like I don't have permission). So-

They are certified Kosher from the local Rabbanut. (I think Ein Bokek)
The meat is NOT Glatt.
The chicken is from T'nuva and is Rabbanut Mehadrin.
The cooking is Bishul Yisrael according to the Rema, not the Beit Yosef.
The vegetables are Gush Katif under the Hashgacha of R' Efrati. The cabbage is NOT.

The Mashgiach says that some of the hard cheeses are not Mehadrin. The yellow cheeses are problematic, but the gvina levana, tzefati, bulgarian, feta, and other white cheeses are T'nuva 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 - T'nuva Mehadrin
- 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.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #317 on: January 12, 2013, 01:58:27 PM »
I don't know how to edit the wiki (it looks like I don't have permission). So-

They are certified Kosher from the local Rabbanut. (I think Ein Bokek)
The meat is NOT Glatt.
The chicken is from T'nuva and is Rabbanut Mehadrin.
The cooking is Bishul Yisrael according to the Rema, not the Beit Yosef.
The vegetables are Gush Katif under the Hashgacha of R' Efrati. The cabbage is NOT.

The Mashgiach says that some of the hard cheeses are not Mehadrin. The yellow cheeses are problematic, but the gvina levana, tzefati, bulgarian, feta, and other white cheeses are T'nuva 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 - T'nuva Mehadrin
- 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.
nice detective work, great post!     thanks

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #318 on: January 12, 2013, 02:14:56 PM »
I don't know how to edit the wiki (it looks like I don't have permission). So-

They are certified Kosher from the local Rabbanut. (I think Ein Bokek)
The meat is NOT Glatt.
The chicken is from T'nuva and is Rabbanut Mehadrin.
The cooking is Bishul Yisrael according to the Rema, not the Beit Yosef.
The vegetables are Gush Katif under the Hashgacha of R' Efrati. The cabbage is NOT.

The Mashgiach says that some of the hard cheeses are not Mehadrin. The yellow cheeses are problematic, but the gvina levana, tzefati, bulgarian, feta, and other white cheeses are T'nuva 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 - T'nuva Mehadrin
- 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.

great job!
If you have any questions please search and then ask. PM me for detailed help.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #319 on: January 12, 2013, 03:34:44 PM »
The chicken is from T'nuva and is Rabbanut Mehadrin.
Tnuva makes chicken?