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
You got me. Yahoo and I are in cahoots to infect all Freepers with viruses. Everyone, please continue to click on the links!
Interesting way that Yahoo and other “news” agencies have taken to cirumventing copyright issues when they want to use someone else’s photos and not pay for them. Just link to the photographer’s twitter feeds.
Make the gays who plan to protest useful by putting them to their natural work of redecorating. They’ll have those hotels looking like the Hilton in no time.
Sub Zero Equipment Assembly!! Bound to become a perrenial favorite with the “fans” should there BE any....
Hot puppies! I just scored Ebola. Eight more and I got the complete set!
So Mitt Romney was good for something. Making Olympics work. Which is one more thing than zer0 ever made work.
thirty five thousand a month...sent sloooshing down the tubes.
looking at Unlce Joe...I predict the recovery wont stick
hmmm WIll Joey Biden be attending the games?
There are old hotels in the US still like that, with communal bathrooms.
Many in San Francisco.
This was common in the late 19th-early 20th century.
I was in Krasnaya Polyana two years ago for a conference. Gorky Gorod didn’t exist back then. They were just starting to lay out the foundations, etc. To build all this in two years is pretty good - especially when you consider that there was just a two lane road winding up the mountain. BTW, the scenery is impressive. They were building a high speed train that runs from the “coastal cluster” up the riverbed (and tunneled through several mountains) to reach Krasnaya Polyana.
Not saying that there is no blame to go around, but I think the media is nitpicking because of Russia’s opposition to homosexuals sodomizing it’s boys.
looks more like a successful Section 8 eviction
Ebola for WIndows Linux Or Mac?
Someone should check to make sure that those gold medals have real gold in them.
You get extra points for Dengue Fever.
I don't think this has anything to do with Russia's opposition to the homosexual agenda as it does with conditions that shouldn't exist if you throw $51 billion at a problem.
Substandard water, broken door handles, shotty workmanship, no hotel lobbies, etc. shouldn't be happening given the sheer amount of money spent to stage these Olympics.
Of course, you can be saying the same thing about the failed NYC school system's failures despite the billions of dollars thrown at that problem as well.
At least its not all poured concrete.
it looks like a teeming mass of Danger...
imagine a power outage affecting that hallway?
I’m waiting for the requisite photos of our athletes, you know all the black and Asian ones, didn’t you know like the Super Bowl Coca Cola ad America is a black, splack and Asian country? Obama loving Olympics globalists and the scumbag multi nationals peddling their crap in a two week non stop commercial. I’ll watch Netflix..Go America!
John Fn Kerry's their model, Purple Hearts for rice pellets.
englishrussia.com is your friend
You’ll still find them from time-to-time here in the old Soviet bloc countries. They’re far from uncommon.
I don’t use Twitter, but apparently these Journ-O-Lists are getting a lot of blowback from people who think they are spoiled, self-important, coddled malcontents who need to grow up and quit whining.
It really does not help the cause of international peace or understanding to go to a country still struggling to emerge from the shadows of the USSR and start dumping on them for everything that’s not up to your personal standards.
Actually I had well water in Michigan that did not look too much different from this.
You nailed it. They are getting to live their future and can’t see it. Bet they blame the mess in Sochi on Bush.
“Im familiar with the yellow water.”
Watch out where the Huskies go, don’t you eat that yellow snow. - Frank Zappa
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