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When crossing to Taba:
Bring a pen.
If you have luggage israel might make you pay the 106 shekel exit fee. You can receive a refund on your way out if you save the stub and show your hilton reservation.
When leaving egypt you need an exit stamp and (currently) they give you those in the arrivals hall.
The hilton is usually cheap or 5,000 hilton points.
Everyone knows your jewish.
The casinos use USD and have exchange places in them.
You can also use visa/mc for a 2% fee.(purchase, not CA)



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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2011, 02:08:42 PM »
I just found out burger bar is mehadrin. I am there now. Amazing.

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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2011, 02:12:55 PM »
Not sure if there is Mehadrin food but I've heard that there are video cameras at every pool

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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2011, 02:22:07 PM »
I just found out burger bar is mehadrin. I am there now. Amazing.
Was not aware you were here. DO?
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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2011, 02:44:07 PM »
Do any of the Starwood hotels over there offer c&p?

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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2011, 03:05:22 PM »
Do any of the Starwood hotels over there offer c&p?
If you know the right ppl. I charge $20 to set it up
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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2011, 03:10:31 PM »
If you know the right ppl. I charge $20 to set it up

for which hotels?

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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2011, 03:18:30 PM »
Le meridian in Eilat. Possibly Sheraton Tel Aviv
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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2011, 03:33:20 PM »
Chaikel, u there now?

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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2011, 03:53:57 PM »
Israel not Eilat
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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2011, 04:10:27 PM »
Sorry, was very busy. Had a wedding made sheva brachos. Now i need a break in eilat.
By the way i got my room through best rate g.  I booked for 630 dollars on spg.com, they sold the same room on fattal.co.il for 310, so they matched -10%. I had to book a royal suite, as i needed 2 bedrooms. Fattal charges extra for every kid, but by spg its free. So i matches to 2 adults and showed up with 3 kids and they could not charge me for it

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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2011, 04:14:17 PM »
C&P is through SPG, I got a 2 bedroom room suite at the time of booking for being gold
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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2011, 04:22:20 PM »
Chuchem, why use spg, when Priority Club had Eilat on pointbreaks this month?

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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2011, 04:28:48 PM »
It didnt have points available, at that time. I also could not risk getting only one bedroom with 3 kids, even if my chances for a upgrade as plat. are quite high. Whatever, 290 is also not bad

You cant compare the crown plaza to the meridien, so i dont care if they brake their points 10 times ;-)

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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2011, 04:33:17 PM »
It didnt have points available, at that time. I also could not risk getting only one bedroom with 3 kids, even if my chances for a upgrade as plat. are quite high. Whatever, 290 is also not bad

You cant compare the crown plaza to the meridien, so i dont care if they brake their points 10 times ;-)

I meant cash and points not crowne plaza.
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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2011, 04:33:40 PM »
It didnt have points available, at that time. I also could not risk getting only one bedroom with 3 kids, even if my chances for a upgrade as plat. are quite high. Whatever, 290 is also not bad

You cant compare the crown plaza to the meridien, so i dont care if they brake their points 10 times ;-)

All right.
But, you know that you could've bought one room for $67.50 and then added rooms for $30. Depending on how many nights you are staying, it could've made a significant difference. Anyways, enjoy the LM.

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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2011, 04:35:04 PM »
Chaikel, he was talking to me ;)

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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2011, 04:39:41 PM »
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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2011, 04:47:53 PM »
Yes, i could have done that, but on my vacation with kids, i would like a kid friendly, nice hotel. The le merdien garden suites give me this. They also give me a nice big jacuzzi outdoors, the crown plaza cant offer that.

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« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2011, 05:13:14 PM »
Yes, i could have done that, but on my vacation with kids, i would like a kid friendly, nice hotel. The le merdien garden suites give me this. They also give me a nice big jacuzzi outdoors, the crown plaza cant offer that.
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Re: Eilat Mehadrin place
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2011, 05:18:52 PM »
Life is not always about getting the best deal. Sometimes its worth paying more and knowing what you are getting. I dont like to spend my entire vacation thinking how to save money, how to get free drinks in the room...