Shortage of rooms leads soccer fans to "love hotels"
A shortage of hotel rooms in one World Cup city is leading to some interesting accommodations for soccer fans.
Dozens of soccer fans coming to Manaus during the World Cup have found room in the so-called "love hotels" of the city's red light district. The small, clean, basic rooms at Hotel Opcao are going for a little more than $100 a night to tourists who were too late to book elsewhere or had problems with their initial accommodations.
"It was the only hotel left in Manaus when I booked," said Marc Cummings, a soccer fan from England. "So it was either sleep in the street or sleep in the love hotel."
A receptionist at the front desk of the hotel says she has had less work to do, since tourists are staying all night, rather than renting the room for a couple hours.