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Yesterday I posted about some of the somewhat comical stories coming out of Sochi regarding hotels that aren’t really finished, aren’t really open, or aren’t really fully operational. Other than have a good sense of humor, drink some vodka, and focus on why you are there (presumably to see the Olympics, not enjoy your 5 star room), there weren’t really any suggestions of what to do if you hate your hotel in Sochi.
Today I thought I would offer some actual suggestions . Namely, get another hotel. The hotels I stalked online for over a year, now show some availability. I always thought they would eventually release availability, though I had hoped they would a tad before now. So far availability is still quite spotty, but on some dates you can even snag the Radisson Blu Resort in Sochi for 50k Club Carlson points per night (or $200ish USD)! This hotel has been operational for a while, and should be free of the majority of the hotel issues you see on TV. This would easily be my pick if I was there! I’m guessing you won’t get the Presidential Suite shown below, but your room should still be pretty nice.
The Park Inn by Radisson Sochi Centre I believe just recently opened, and it seems to have more availability than the Radisson Blu. According to their website, “it is situated at the railway station square, allowing guests express train access to Adler Airport, Rosa Khutor ski resort and the Winter Games Park.”
Availability seems to be changing rapidly, so I would contact the hotel directly if you are interested in trying to secure a room. Good luck if you try to grab one and Go Team USA!