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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: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #400 on: February 06, 2013, 12:55:30 AM »
Does an Israeli pay anything to the hotel on a points reservation?
I never have
Taxes are included according to the website

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #401 on: February 07, 2013, 04:36:41 AM »
Do you really need to carry your passport on you to check in to the lmds? Can a license do the job?

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #402 on: February 07, 2013, 04:47:28 AM »
Do you really need to carry your passport on you to check in to the lmds? Can a license do the job?
Officially they need to see it for Tax purposes, but YMMV. While points stays don't get charged tax, incidentals are
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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #403 on: February 07, 2013, 05:56:04 AM »
Officially they need to see it for Tax purposes, but YMMV. While points stays don't get charged tax, incidentals are

I don't remember taking out out my passport to check in.
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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #404 on: February 07, 2013, 06:43:51 AM »
neither do i, i dont think its necessary

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #405 on: February 07, 2013, 06:53:47 AM »
neither do i, i dont think its necessary
Sometimes they don't ask, but sometimes they insisted on seeing it and refused to check me in until I produced it
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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #406 on: February 07, 2013, 07:01:24 AM »
the answer is very simple YMMV

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #407 on: February 07, 2013, 03:53:46 PM »
Do i need to bother to call spg to add my father's name to my reservation, or the hotel won't give a hoot that the first names are different, as long as we have the same last name?

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #408 on: February 10, 2013, 04:59:51 AM »
I was there last week and they asked for my passport, as did the hotel I stayed in up north.

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #409 on: February 12, 2013, 01:13:55 AM »
Can you eat the fruits in the room or lounge?

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #410 on: February 12, 2013, 03:40:08 AM »
Can you eat the fruits in the room or lounge?
how would like one to respond to that?

if it makes any difference, i wouldnt...

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #411 on: February 13, 2013, 07:23:17 AM »
how would like one to respond to that?

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #412 on: March 03, 2013, 01:57:14 PM »
They told me that in order to receive stay credits, you personally have to settle the charges at check out.
I've been hit or miss w/ this.
Is this simply a YMMV thing, or can I convince them to credit it when it doesn't process automatically.

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #413 on: March 03, 2013, 02:52:03 PM »
They told me that in order to receive stay credits, you personally have to settle the charges at check out.
I've been hit or miss w/ this.
Is this simply a YMMV thing, or can I convince them to credit it when it doesn't process automatically.

Next time you go, ask them to print you a copy of the old folio. Then fax it to SPG.

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #414 on: March 03, 2013, 03:23:11 PM »
They told me that in order to receive stay credits, you personally have to settle the charges at check out.
I've been hit or miss w/ this.
Is this simply a YMMV thing, or can I convince them to credit it when it doesn't process automatically.
What kind of charges are you referring to?

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #415 on: March 03, 2013, 03:47:07 PM »
They told me that in order to receive stay credits, you personally have to settle the charges at check out.
I've been hit or miss w/ this.
Is this simply a YMMV thing, or can I convince them to credit it when it doesn't process automatically.

So they told me to look at 3.2f here
https://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/legal/spg_terms.html

It says the following:
3.2.f. SPG Awards may only be used for up to a total of nine rooms on the same date at the same SPG Participating Hotel; however, an SPG Member may only earn Starpoints for Eligible Charges incurred for up to three rooms if the SPG Member stayed in one of the rooms.

He said he spoke to supervisor's, and they told him it's only if you paid for it.
I argued and said that the language indicates otherwise.

Either way...

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #416 on: March 03, 2013, 03:47:45 PM »
Next time you go, ask them to print you a copy of the old folio. Then fax it to SPG.
I have Guy email me copies.
But they said I had to pay for it.
The folios have my name along w/ my guest.

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #417 on: March 03, 2013, 03:52:09 PM »
I messed up and thought my reservation was for this upcoming shabbos and it ends up I missed my reservation for last shabbos. Any tips for me to get a refund of my points?

I called already and they told me they'll put in a request for me, but it didn't sound to hopeful.
Any good claims I can make to sound more convincing?
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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #418 on: March 03, 2013, 03:54:54 PM »
I messed up and thought my reservation was for this upcoming shabbos and it ends up I missed my reservation for last shabbos. Any tips for me to get a refund of my points?

I called already and they told me they'll put in a request for me, but it didn't sound to hopeful.
Any good claims I can make to sound more convincing?

I guess it belongs in this thread...  ;)

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=25918.75

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #419 on: March 03, 2013, 04:03:39 PM »
I messed up and thought my reservation was for this upcoming shabbos and it ends up I missed my reservation for last shabbos. Any tips for me to get a refund of my points?

I called already and they told me they'll put in a request for me, but it didn't sound to hopeful.
Any good claims I can make to sound more convincing?
they actually claim that they will charge money (alot)in case of no show, I wonder if they ever did. So if its just 2k points, ask nicely, and if not .....