Skip to comments.The 17 Most Ridiculous Photos From The Nightmare Sochi Olympic Hotels
Posted on 02/06/2014 10:17:50 AM PST by Jean S
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Sochi officials say that the city's hotels are 97% complete on the eve of the Olympics.
But given the nightmare travel stories rolling in from reporters in Sochi, that 3% difference goes a long, long way.
There are reports of rooms without light bulbs or doorknobs. There are stories about unfinished hotels without lobbies or working elevators or running water. There are anecdotes from people who've checked into their rooms, only to find them occupied by stray dogs or construction workers napping in between shifts.
The venues and Olympic Village all look perfectly fine, and we haven't seen any complaints from athletes. But the hotels, specifically media hotels, aren't finished yet and it's a total mess.
The photos are ridiculous.
This hotel fitness center isn't in great shape:
Spa and fitness center at Gorki Grand hotel...you get in shape by putting it together? pic.twitter.com/jqqOCP9Wt5 Chris Dufresne (@DufresneLATimes) February 5, 2014
A hallway under construction:
Ale zasuwają z budową nieźle.. pic.twitter.com/lSplwBSCZf Kamil Wolnicki (@KamilWolnicki) February 5, 2014
Już wiem co się może dziać z moim pokojem ;) pic.twitter.com/Vx0JZ1O0F1 Kamil Wolnicki (@KamilWolnicki) February 5, 2014
Needless to say, there are no hotel bars:
Sochi hotel not quite finished, & has no record of my reservation. I'll go to the bar while they try to sort it. Oh. pic.twitter.com/HQjAm4UMHY Shaun Walker (@shaunwalker7) February 4, 2014
Hotel staff is seemingly coming and going into people's rooms as they please
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Best one so far....”No fishing in toilet” sign...
Come on, you rugged journalists! Tough it out!
Spa and fitness center at Gorki Grand hotel...you get in shape by putting it together?
Natalie Dyck @persoNatalied 18h
@DufresneLATimes Perhaps it's a nod to the Swedish Team - the IKEA event?!
I once stayed in a hotel in the rural Philippines that had a communal bathroom down the hall. If you missed the door and walked too far you were outside in a chicken coop. Actually I thought it was kinda cool...
I’m familiar with the yellow water. Apparently it is not limited to Sochi. I had it in my 3-star hotel in St Petersburg. I assume it’s from rusty pipes, although that may not be all.
Check into Sochi hotel
This place is creepy and it’s somber too
And a little vampira wrapped on my neck, said
Say something, say something
You wanna start something with me
no health insurance=”glitch”
presstitutes got their priorities.
Yes there would be fish in the toilet in Russia. Heaven only knows WHY?
“the yellow water”
Yeah, I think I’d stick with the bottled.
5 year plans never quite seem to work out.
What a bunch of pussies.
We can do it better than the Russian’s.../sarc
How does this work... Every time you click on a new picture you get a different virus?
In one of my former jobs, we had some visitors from Kalinin in Russia. They gave out bottles of their local vodka. It was yellow too. I hope that’s what’s coming out of the spigots, although that would be wishful thinking.
Bidens niece enters posh rehab for anger issues (First month - $35K) (NY Post ^ | 2/05/14 | Rebecca Rosenberg)
These journalists will decry (even without realizing it) central planning and socialism for two weeks, then return home and resume advocating central planning and socialism.
THAT photograph is clearly 40 Percent Photograph and fifty percent architectural rendering.
the reality of the scene it was used to portray is likely a BIT different than the clearly promotional imagery
On to the next link
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