- — Stacy St. Clair (@StacyStClair)Tue, Feb 04 2014 03:02:08My hotel has no water. If restored, the front desk says, "do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous." #Sochi2014
- — Mark MacKinnon (@markmackinnon)Tue, Feb 04 2014 14:03:21For those of you asking, when there's no lobby in your hotel, you go to the owner's bedroom to check in. #Sochi2014
- — SeanFitz_Gerald (@SeanFitz_Gerald)Wed, Feb 05 2014 06:12:22Fellow journo: Colleague lost hotel room key. Hotel did not have copy. So instead of giving a new key, they removed the whole door.
- — katiebakes (@katiebakes)Tue, Feb 04 2014 03:43:02Made new pal from La Presse as we struggled to find hotel. When we got to our (temporary) rooms his doorknob came off in hand #roadtosochi
- Oh well. At least there's the food, right? Right??
- Gross conditions aside, Washington Post staffer Carlos Lozada put all of this in a bit of perspective:
- — Carlos Lozada (@CarlosLozadaWP)Wed, Feb 05 2014 15:20:00I wonder how veteran war correspondents feel about the woes of the poor #Sochi reporters: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/04/journalists-at-sochi-are-live-tweeting-their-hilarious-and-gross-hotel-experiences/ …
- And then there's this:
Hotel horrors for Olympic journalists in Sochi
Billions of dollars have been poured into the Olympic Village and infrastructure in Sochi prior to the Winter Games, but journalists are finding just plain awful conditions in hotels as they arrive. Here are some of their more hilarious tweets: (h/t Washington Post)