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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 #320 on: January 12, 2013, 05:00:34 PM »
Tnuva makes chicken?

Yes, they slaughter chickens. They slaughter cows too.
They are infamous for the recent Adom Adom animal cruelty scandal.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #321 on: January 12, 2013, 05:21:03 PM »
I just stayed at the hotel this shabbos, I gotta say I was really disappointed.

Some of the users here were disregarding the posters that said it was dirty and disgusting. I went, and found out that they were right: It's dirty and disgusting. I must have got the same room as MoisheBatchy http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11744.msg375804#msg375804 who found a iron burn mark on the floor. The same floor that had the most disgusting carpet I ever seen in a hotel, probably more fitting for a motel 6. The room had dirty walls, dirty tables, dirty floor, filled garbage, and a dirty bathroom. If you get room 228, make sure you change it. To be honest I saw one other Starwood room and it looked a lot better than mine did. The hallways are horrible looking too, but one can deal with that.

The lone staircase to get to the second floor, is the nastiest staircase I have seen in years. I would go down to the first floor using a different staircase, just so I can get up to the the lobby (3rd floor) using the lobby's direct staircase from the first floor, without having to nearly vomit in the other green staircase.

The service in the hotel was also 1/5. They get one star for actually being nice when I asked them requests. They get no more stars after that because not one of my numerous, various requests were actually granted. I asked two different people to turn off the a/c in the hallway of the rooms, because it was freezing and many people were complaining. They didn't listen. I found out the hard way that the thermostat in the room that goes up to 30 celsius, doesn't actually work for heating. The receptionist told me that they'll send a radiator, and of course they didn't. I cancelled breakfast in the morning, and when I went to check out they tried charging me for it.

Another reason I didn't enjoy the stay, is from the amount of chillul shabbos that is going on by the hotel guests and workers. I had to be careful that I wasn't talking to a Jew when I made ceratin requests but at certain times, I just wasn't sure.

All in all, the hotel does it have its bright spots, the lobby, some hangout areas and the price, but overall, it was not an enjoyable stay.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #322 on: January 12, 2013, 05:28:45 PM »
I just stayed at the hotel this shabbos, I gotta say I was really disappointed.

Some of the users here were disregarding the posters that said it was dirty and disgusting. I went, and found out that they were right: It's dirty and disgusting. I must have got the same room as MoisheBatchy http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11744.msg375804#msg375804 who found a iron burn mark on the floor. The same floor that had the most disgusting carpet I ever seen in a hotel, probably more fitting for a motel 6. The room had dirty walls, dirty tables, dirty floor, filled garbage, and a dirty bathroom. If you get room 228, make sure you change it. To be honest I saw one other Starwood room and it looked a lot better than mine did. The hallways are horrible looking too, but one can deal with that.

The lone staircase to get to the second floor, is the nastiest staircase I have seen in years. I would go down to the first floor using a different staircase, just so I can get up to the the lobby (3rd floor) using the lobby's direct staircase from the first floor, without having to nearly vomit in the other green staircase.

The service in the hotel was also 1/5. They get one star for actually being nice when I asked them requests. They get no more stars after that because not one of my numerous, various requests were actually granted. I asked two different people to turn off the a/c in the hallway of the rooms, because it was freezing and many people were complaining. They didn't listen. I found out the hard way that the thermostat in the room that goes up to 30 celsius, doesn't actually work for heating. The receptionist told me that they'll send a radiator, and of course they didn't. I cancelled breakfast in the morning, and when I went to check out they tried charging me for it.

Another reason I didn't enjoy the stay, is from the amount of chillul shabbos that is going on by the hotel guests and workers. I had to be careful that I wasn't talking to a Jew when I made ceratin requests but at certain times, I just wasn't sure.

All in all, the hotel does it have its bright spots, the lobby, some hangout areas and the price, but overall, it was not an enjoyable stay.

i never had such bad stays there, sorry to hear. but i do remeber that dreadful staircase - now that is a horror
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #323 on: January 12, 2013, 11:10:27 PM »
Shabbos was beutiful!! 16th floor lounge!!!!
I know im quoting an extremely old post, but what is the meaing of the above quote and the 16th floor lounge? You can hold shabbos meals in the lounge? Is that the standard what plat members do there on Shabbos?

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #324 on: January 14, 2013, 06:01:07 AM »
Chk out hostelworld. There is a nice looking place at Davidka square.

There's a Davidka Square at the Dead Sea? ???

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #325 on: January 14, 2013, 06:06:43 AM »
There's a Davidka Square at the Dead Sea? ???
My bad...
Just goes to show that I'm not omnipotent.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #326 on: January 14, 2013, 06:07:08 AM »
My bad...
Just goes to show that I'm not omnipotent.

...or that you didn't read the thread title. :P

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #327 on: January 14, 2013, 06:44:01 AM »
...or that you didn't read the thread title. :P
Exactly.
Someone omnipotent would have read the thread title.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #328 on: January 14, 2013, 06:45:13 AM »
Someone omnipotent would NOT need to read the thread title ;)
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #329 on: January 14, 2013, 06:49:14 AM »
Someone omnipotent would NOT need to read the thread title ;)

My sentiments exactly. ;D

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #330 on: January 14, 2013, 04:43:52 PM »
Have an SPG room booked for 2/27 but confirmation says Smoking. Called US 800# and they said not showing any non-smoking avail. that night. Any chance he's wrong & that "maybe" there'll be a non-smoking avail. upon check-in?  How about if my wife would be in her 7th month at the time, might that elicit sympathy from staff to upgrade to a better non-smoking room? Or, will they just not care one iota?

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #331 on: January 14, 2013, 06:31:59 PM »
Have an SPG room booked for 2/27 but confirmation says Smoking. Called US 800# and they said not showing any non-smoking avail. that night. Any chance he's wrong & that "maybe" there'll be a non-smoking avail. upon check-in?  How about if my wife would be in her 7th month at the time, might that elicit sympathy from staff to upgrade to a better non-smoking room? Or, will they just not care one iota?

Relax. It's just a technical thing. I've been to the LMDS many times on "smoking" reservations, and gotten a non-smoking room.

If you're really concerned, call the hotel directly.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #332 on: January 15, 2013, 06:14:47 AM »
Relax. It's just a technical thing. I've been to the LMDS many times on "smoking" reservations, and gotten a non-smoking room.

If you're really concerned, call the hotel directly.
Thanks. Anyone have the name of a specific manager they've had good experiences with?
Reviews of LMDS have been all over the place. Would hope a manager's word/entry would hold more water.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #333 on: January 15, 2013, 06:21:42 AM »
 you can try <RoniTa@fattal.co.il>
was very impressed with how they treated my parents! On another note anyone have a shabbos in the near future they are not going to use?
Hello ,
 
I spoke with your mother, a very lovely women.
 
 
I'll asked of her to stay at the hotel a little bit longer so they can go to a fish foot treatment at the spa on the house
 
and stay for lunch, also complementary of course.
 
 
 
Thank you,
 
Roni Tal
 
PR Manager
 
Le Meridien Dead Sea Hotel

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #334 on: January 15, 2013, 08:45:07 AM »
you can try <RoniTa@fattal.co.il>
was very impressed with how they treated my parents! On another note anyone have a shabbos in the near future they are not going to use?
Hello ,
 
I spoke with your mother, a very lovely women.
 
 
I'll asked of her to stay at the hotel a little bit longer so they can go to a fish foot treatment at the spa on the house
 
and stay for lunch, also complementary of course.
 
 
 
Thank you,
 
Roni Tal
 
PR Manager
 
Le Meridien Dead Sea Hotel

Wow. What did you write originally to garner that response?

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #335 on: January 15, 2013, 08:49:42 AM »
Avoid the Dimitry guy @ the front desk
He's not a big fan of SPG frum ppl...
it CAN be done!

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #336 on: January 15, 2013, 12:01:19 PM »
so i was planning on staying here in mid feb for 1-2 nights
i put off booking it for no real reason

now every night for jan and feb and most of march shows no superior room availability. thus no booking on points.
only 3 days in march show superior room availability.

most of april, may june bookable

does anyone have any sort of explanation or anything to do about this?
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #337 on: January 15, 2013, 02:08:37 PM »
ppl hold rooms
Wait until closer to the date
things open up when ppl cancel
it CAN be done!

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #338 on: January 15, 2013, 03:34:20 PM »
you can try <RoniTa@fattal.co.il>
was very impressed with how they treated my parents! On another note anyone have a shabbos in the near future they are not going to use?
Hello ,
 
I spoke with your mother, a very lovely women.
 
 
I'll asked of her to stay at the hotel a little bit longer so they can go to a fish foot treatment at the spa on the house
 
and stay for lunch, also complementary of course.
 
 
 
Thank you,
 
Roni Tal
 
PR Manager
 
Le Meridien Dead Sea Hotel

Wow, Thanks!

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #339 on: January 16, 2013, 12:10:43 PM »
Thanks. Anyone have the name of a specific manager they've had good experiences with?
Reviews of LMDS have been all over the place. Would hope a manager's word/entry would hold more water.

Avoid Guy Marom at all costs.  I had a big argument with him. He lied to Starwood.