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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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Author Topic: SPG Dead Sea (Left SPG 12/31/13)  (Read 182469 times)

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #540 on: July 09, 2013, 12:51:47 PM »
LOL, I don't need that explained to me. ;) What I was referring to - and what is still not true - is:
Rumor has it someone bought all availability for the summer.

I still don't see how someone can "buy availability". In fact, if you ever figure out how, please let me know, as I am often looking for some. :)

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #541 on: July 10, 2013, 10:56:41 AM »
I still don't see how someone can "buy availability". In fact, if you ever figure out how, please let me know, as I am often looking for some. :)
one way to 'buy' it would be if you'd pay someone who is holding a night to cancel it, so it'll then be available for you to book it for yourself.
(but most likely he didnt mean "buy" w/cash, he meant just meant all available spg rooms have already been reserved.)

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #542 on: July 10, 2013, 11:45:23 AM »
one way to 'buy' it would be if you'd pay someone who is holding a night to cancel it, so it'll then be available for you to book it for yourself.

What he said still doesn't make any more sense. If Reuven can't find availability because Shimon has a room booked, and then Shimon "sells" it to Levi in the way you describe, then Reuven will still see the same dismal availability, regardless of whether Shimon or Levi has the room at the time. So the statement "someone bought all the availability" is still not true.

(but most likely he didnt mean "buy" w/cash, he meant just meant all available spg rooms have already been reserved.)

Obviously. But that wasn't what he said. :) Plus, you don't need to hear a "rumor" for that it's common sense.

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #543 on: July 10, 2013, 12:35:00 PM »
... add the name of the person who will be staying added? (Tried to get SPG to add it but they said they cant touch the reservation for some reason and I should ask the hotel directly.)
make sure when you reserve the room you reserve for 2 adults, then they can add the 2nd name for the 2nd person. you probably reserved for 1 adult, spg cannot remove your name and there's no 2nd adult in ur reserv. to add the 2nd name to.

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Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #544 on: July 10, 2013, 12:48:06 PM »
Is there a minyan shachris at the hotel daily?
the summer daily schedule has
shachris 7am
mincha 7:15pm
maariv 8:15pm
spa is open for women only 7-8am and men only 7-8pm weekdays

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #545 on: July 10, 2013, 03:19:59 PM »
hotel has spg rooms available this weekend (shabbos chazon)

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #546 on: July 10, 2013, 03:33:55 PM »
(but most likely he didnt mean "buy" w/cash, he meant just meant all available spg rooms have already been reserved.)
I happen to post about availability and I had a few people PM me about selling me nights. My nephew who is learning in E.Y. heard that some one reserved all available rooms.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #547 on: July 11, 2013, 09:51:49 PM »
If I cancel a night does it go back in the inventory right away?
(I just want to change the account it's booked from)

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #548 on: July 12, 2013, 12:39:09 AM »
If I cancel a night does it go back in the inventory right away?
(I just want to change the account it's booked from)

Generally, it does, although I HAVE had cases where it did not. Caveat emptor.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #549 on: July 12, 2013, 02:49:51 AM »
If I cancel a night does it go back in the inventory right away?
(I just want to change the account it's booked from)
I have also had both. once i asked spg before i canceled and they suggested against it saying "the hotel is completely booked that weekend and you might not get it back if you cancel" i dont understand what that means but...

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #550 on: July 14, 2013, 10:28:34 PM »
What is there to do in the area besides the sea? Have a stay here but looking for more family activities. Could  not find anywhere so please point me in the right direction

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #551 on: July 14, 2013, 10:30:48 PM »
I happen to post about availability and I had a few people PM me about selling me nights. My nephew who is learning in E.Y. heard that some one reserved all available rooms.

I was learning in israel for the last couple of years and i can confirm that someone does reserve all the spg nights. Its actually a couple of people that do it. They book up all the nights as soon as they become available and then they sell them for about 100-120 dollars a night.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #552 on: July 15, 2013, 12:19:36 PM »
What is there to do in the area besides the sea? Have a stay here but looking for more family activities. Could  not find anywhere so please point me in the right direction
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #553 on: July 15, 2013, 01:41:27 PM »
I was learning in israel for the last couple of years and i can confirm that someone does reserve all the spg nights. Its actually a couple of people that do it. They book up all the nights as soon as they become available and then they sell them for about 100-120 dollars a night.

I that's true, its just nasty... However, I still see lots of SPG nights in October, Nov and Dec ?! Does that mean I have to do my reservations ASAP or this SOB will steal it from me?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #554 on: July 15, 2013, 02:18:25 PM »
I that's true, its just nasty... However, I still see lots of SPG nights in October, Nov and Dec ?! Does that mean I have to do my reservations ASAP or this SOB will steal it from me?
If you are reserving with points you can always cancel.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #555 on: July 15, 2013, 02:50:40 PM »
If you are reserving with points you can always cancel.
Within 72 hours or u may get charged :'(

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #556 on: July 15, 2013, 03:05:26 PM »
I that's true, its just nasty... However, I still see lots of SPG nights in October, Nov and Dec ?! Does that mean I have to do my reservations ASAP or this SOB will steal it from me?
Book them

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #557 on: July 17, 2013, 08:53:59 AM »
I that's true, its just nasty... However, I still see lots of SPG nights in October, Nov and Dec ?! ...this SOB will steal it from me?
How is this different than the sellers/brokers/agents that sell/buy miles/points and use them to book mileage/point flights/hotels for a 3rd party?
When you try to use your miles and find there's no availability for your preferred flight dates do you say the mile-seller/buyers are nasty SOB?
The sellers are happy to let go of their points for cash and the buyers are happy to pay less money for their tickets/rooms.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #558 on: July 17, 2013, 02:00:48 PM »
I love how some people are so gullible to think that there's only one guy snatching up all the available rooms ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #559 on: July 17, 2013, 02:20:02 PM »
I love how some people are so gullible to think that there's only one guy snatching up all the available rooms ;D ;D ;D
It's one evil person is who it is.
He's also known as the boogey-monster.