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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #500 on: June 03, 2014, 10:54:31 AM »
Also wearing shoes that are water proof and walking in the part that has water is lots of fun.
Thanks. Hard to decide on water shoes or sneakers for the hiking. Will probably wear sneakers and just take them off if we go into water.

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #501 on: June 03, 2014, 12:05:41 PM »
what is the cheapest way to stay at the Le Meridan!
Or where I can get any good deals for a nice hotel at the Dead Sea got that matter.
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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #502 on: June 06, 2014, 01:33:02 PM »
Thanks. Hard to decide on water shoes or sneakers for the hiking. Will probably wear sneakers and just take them off if we go into water.
You want to wear the shoes in the water, you will be stepping on rocks, You can also use the water shoes for Yam Hamelech if you are going to take a dip.

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #503 on: June 06, 2014, 01:33:54 PM »
You want to wear the shoes in the water, you will be stepping on rocks, You can also use the water shoes for Yam Hamelech if you are going to take a dip.
Thanks gotcha

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #504 on: June 10, 2014, 02:51:35 PM »
I'm looking for a guided tour of Masada, one that only includes Masada itself & not transportation from Jerusalem.

any ideas?

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #505 on: June 10, 2014, 03:50:03 PM »
I'm looking for a guided tour of Masada, one that only includes Masada itself & not transportation from Jerusalem.

any ideas?
They have free audio guides there if it helps.

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #506 on: June 10, 2014, 03:55:27 PM »
They have free audio guides there if it helps.
thanks.


also I notice that they offer a package which includes lunch, any idea what hechsher they use

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #507 on: June 14, 2014, 11:23:12 PM »
Thinking of going to CP for 30K. Is it nice? Is there a spa?

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #508 on: June 15, 2014, 12:29:13 AM »
Thinking of going to CP for 30K. Is it nice? Is there a spa?
I was there in the beginning of may and they were redoing the beach so half was closed off so find out if they finished their construction
I was there just for the day so I don't know about the hotel itself

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #509 on: June 15, 2014, 02:10:11 AM »
Thinking of going to CP for 30K. Is it nice? Is there a spa?
Decent place, not as nice as the LMDS.
When I was there in Feb, most of their beach was closed for work. You can call them to double check.

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #510 on: October 29, 2014, 03:15:45 AM »
Thinking of going to CP for 30K. Is it nice? Is there a spa?
Did u end up going? That's 30k IHG points right?
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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #511 on: October 29, 2014, 06:17:59 AM »
Did u end up going? That's 30k IHG points right?
Nope, we just drove down and can back in the afternoon. Yes 30K IHG.

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #512 on: October 29, 2014, 06:21:16 AM »
Nope, we just drove down and can back in the afternoon. Yes 30K IHG.
Wanna go to the dead sea next weekend, not seeing any good redemption options, and honestly I think 30k IHG is too much. Will probably pay for cash hotel / hotels.com got a 3ppd deal right now with UR Portal.. Any hotel reccomendations?
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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #513 on: October 29, 2014, 11:11:34 AM »
Wanna go to the dead sea next weekend, not seeing any good redemption options, and honestly I think 30k IHG is too much. Will probably pay for cash hotel / hotels.com got a 3ppd deal right now with UR Portal.. Any hotel reccomendations?
Yeah, I imagine there are nicer 30K IHG hotels.

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #514 on: November 09, 2014, 05:15:51 AM »
Anyone go to the crown plaza Dead Sea recently.  Is the beach open? Any trip report on the hotel itself.  Does the 30k ihg points get you breakfast.  Does platinum get you anything?

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #515 on: May 11, 2015, 12:04:07 PM »
Has anyone been to Hod Hamidbar Resort and Spa Hotel, it rated #1 on trip adviser. Also anyone know which hotels are kosher in the dead sea area?

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #516 on: May 11, 2015, 12:10:15 PM »
Has anyone been to Hod Hamidbar Resort and Spa Hotel, it rated #1 on trip adviser. Also anyone know which hotels are kosher in the dead sea area?
As far as my inquiries went I was told they're all varying levels of "kosher". You need to ask each hotel what their standards are.
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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #517 on: August 09, 2016, 01:26:42 PM »
looking for a paid stay at the dead sea. anyone have info on crown plaza vs herods they are both newly renovated (i think) any feedback would be appreciated. also what is the story with minyan during the week over there?

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #518 on: December 30, 2016, 02:23:44 PM »
any opinion regarding herrods vs. isrotel?
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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #519 on: December 31, 2016, 05:26:14 PM »
Didn't see this mentioned here, so FYI to all:

Renovations at the Crowne Plaza Dead Sea have finished and the private beach is open again.  Also, they now have renovated Club Rooms and a Club Lounge.  Don't know what the payup is to add it to a points booking, but this probably makes the hotel a much more lucrative redemption now (keep in mind, very limited choices for dining in the area).