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Author Topic: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread  (Read 163060 times)

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Re: HOTEL IN THE DEAD SEA
« Reply #80 on: May 06, 2010, 11:36:28 PM »
OT, but Hyatt Diamond treatment is light-years ahead ahead of SPG/HH/MR.  I know they are short on hotels but it's more than compensated for in just how awesome they treat you.
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Re: HOTEL IN THE DEAD SEA
« Reply #81 on: May 07, 2010, 12:54:18 AM »
Just deleted 6 posts, tf there's 1 more personal attack in this thread I'm locking it down for good...
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Re: HOTEL IN THE DEAD SEA
« Reply #82 on: May 07, 2010, 01:14:20 AM »
OT, but Hyatt Diamond treatment is light-years ahead ahead of SPG/HH/MR.  I know they are short on hotels but it's more than compensated for in just how awesome they treat you.

 I agree but the 2 Hyatts in Israel have also gone good-bye and like SPG there just arent enough around where I need them to be. Heck once pass Parsipanny NJ theres nothing till Cayhua Falls,OH, yet there are penty of Hamptons or Fairfields and even some Courtyards in PA along the I-80  and tons of Holiday Inns

 I think after Jersey City the next hyatt is in dearborn till it deflags in the near future

A very good reason for spraeding the wealth is take Belgium, not 1 Hyatt, the only *Ws are in Brussels, Antwepern has a Hilton and thats it, Ghent has a Marriott and thats it (the 2 Holiday ins are so far from the Centre its not funny), and Brugge has a Crowne Plaza and thats it.

 London is ok with Hiltons and Marriotts but Hyatt and *W are left far behind, Rome a nice choice of *W no Hyatt except for Milano and who wants to go there.

i know there are some awesome Hyatts in Asia but I can find other chains taht will do for me. So I'll leave Hyatt to everyone else
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Re: HOTEL IN THE DEAD SEA
« Reply #83 on: May 12, 2010, 11:01:35 AM »
Hate to post on this thread but has anyone actually tried what Dan said and made a reservation for many days only to change the dates over the phone? I would like to get two rooms at LMDS for 5/30 and Im first running into these issues....

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Re: HOTEL IN THE DEAD SEA
« Reply #84 on: May 12, 2010, 02:50:14 PM »
Hate to post on this thread but has anyone actually tried what Dan said and made a reservation for many days only to change the dates over the phone? I would like to get two rooms at LMDS for 5/30 and Im first running into these issues....

Well, since you're well within your cancellation time frame, why don't you go right ahead and book the stay and then call back later to cancel the extra nights, and let us know if it works for you. :D

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Re: HOTEL IN THE DEAD SEA
« Reply #85 on: May 13, 2010, 06:39:21 AM »
thanks for the help

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Re: HOTEL IN THE DEAD SEA
« Reply #86 on: May 15, 2010, 07:22:31 PM »
As I previously said, I made it all over the phone.

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Re: HOTEL IN THE DEAD SEA
« Reply #87 on: May 17, 2010, 02:39:31 PM »
 just back from a day at Ein Boqeq or better put Fattal Land

 They own the whole South side, the old NovoTel is now Leonardo, the old Nivara is now Leonardo Club, the old Sheraton is now Leonardo Plaza

 the old Lem in Haifa is now called Le Leonardo why do i have the feeling there will be a Le Leonardo in Ein boqeq in the near future

that leaves 4 other main Hotels not theirs, Isrotel (old Ceasar) Daniel (old Golden Tulip) royal and Crowne Plaza

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Re: HOTEL IN THE DEAD SEA
« Reply #88 on: May 17, 2010, 06:34:51 PM »
i think the guy that came up with the leonardo name and logo should be fired. so ugly.

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Re: HOTEL IN THE DEAD SEA
« Reply #89 on: May 17, 2010, 07:22:05 PM »
do you find the name fattal any better?  the sound is okay, their logo too, but the meaning....

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Re: HOTEL IN THE DEAD SEA
« Reply #90 on: June 04, 2010, 09:55:48 AM »
and they did a terrible job taking down the sheraton sign at the plaza....so faded an obvious

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Re: HOTEL IN THE DEAD SEA
« Reply #91 on: June 04, 2010, 09:56:32 AM »
oh if i had taken a picture of the face at check-in at LM Dead Sea when they saw I was using cash and points.

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: December 12, 2010, 05:53:28 PM »
anyone know if there are any halachik issues with staying at the meridian dead sea for shabbos? i remember that when i was there the ac turned off whenever the door was opened. do the rooms have a shabbos mode?

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: December 12, 2010, 06:03:34 PM »
anyone know if there are any halachik issues with staying at the meridian dead sea for shabbos? i remember that when i was there the ac turned off whenever the door was opened. do the rooms have a shabbos mode?
Usually there are ways to override systems like that with the help of a maintenance worker.
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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: December 12, 2010, 06:10:41 PM »
I'm not sure about that particular hotel, but the crowne plaza in jerusalem had the same setup. There was a card in the room showing you how to turn it on "shabbos mode"

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: December 13, 2010, 02:50:47 AM »
im pretty sure theres a shabbos mode there

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: June 09, 2011, 05:06:17 PM »
Anyone know if there are kosher restaurants (mehadrin) at the Dead Sea these days?

Does C/P at the Le Meridien include breakfast...is the food mehadrin at all?

Thanks!

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: June 09, 2011, 06:24:21 PM »
Anyone know if there are kosher restaurants (mehadrin) at the Dead Sea these days?

Does C/P at the Le Meridien include breakfast...is the food mehadrin at all?

Thanks!
There are no mehadrins out there and the hotel also not. Breakfast is not included and they make sure to let you know this very clearly by check-in. Did you manage to book a room there? How?

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: June 10, 2011, 05:37:11 AM »
Cafe Cafe just opened a branch at the Dead Sea and I spoke with the Mashgiach to ascertain its' kashrus status. For the benefit of the DDF world, I'm posting the information I received here.

Don't necessarily accept this as a conclusive recommendation to eat there and as always, ask your LOR.

Officially, the restaurant (it's a dairy one) is Mehadrin under the local Rabbanut. For those who aren't familiar w/ the local kashrus scene, legally a restaurant is required to have a local certification from the Rabbanut even if they have a national one e.g. Eidah or Rubin etc; Hence, you will see plenty of establishments w/ two.

The Mashgiach said that the vegetables are all Eidah Chareidis w/ the greens under R' Efrati. The fish is under Rubin and Eidah. The milk and cheeses are Mehadrin.

If you're so inclined, you can call the restaurant at 08-658-1688 and ask for the Mashgiach.

Enjoy!

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Re: Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: June 13, 2011, 03:08:18 AM »
FYI, They have opened some dates for C&P. This week is all open