Hotels in Sochi

Journalists at Sochi are live-tweeting their hilarious and gross hotel experiences

SOCHI, RUSSIA - JANUARY 31:  Skiers are seen as construction is done ahead of the Rosa Khutor Mountain Cluster village ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on January 31, 2014 in Rosa Khutor, Sochi. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Skiers walk by a construction site ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Amid continued debate over whether or not Sochi is prepared to host the 2014 Olympics, which begins Thursday, reporters from around the world are starting to check into local hotels — to their apparent grief. Some journalists arriving in Sochi are describing appalling conditions in the housing there, where only six of nine media hotels are ready for guests. Hotels are still under construction. Water, if it’s running, isn’t drinkable. One German photographer told the AP over the weekend that his hotel still had stray dogs and construction workers wandering in and out of rooms.

This is the one hotel room @Sochi2014 have given us so far. Shambles.

— Harry Reekie (@HarryCNN) February 4, 2014


CNN booked 11 rooms in one @Sochi2014 media hotel five months ago. We have been here for a day and only one room is available. #cnnsochi

— Harry Reekie (@HarryCNN) February 4, 2014


Still waiting for “preparations” on hotel room to finish. Hoping they’re origami-folding toilet roll, rather than, say, putting the roof on.

— Shaun Walker (@shaunwalker7) February 4, 2014


I have a room! No heating or internet, but it has a (single) bed at least…

— Shaun Walker (@shaunwalker7) February 4, 2014


Got back to hotel. Lift broken after half day in use. Trekked up stairs. Door to my floor (that’d be the fire door) locked. Utter farce.

— Shaun Walker (@shaunwalker7) February 4, 2014


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