Inside Chelsea’s lavish Baku hotel with sun-lit penthouse spa and views of medieval city

CHELSEA are preparing for Wednesday's Europa League final in the luxurious surroundings of the Four Seasons Hotel in Baku.

Take a look inside the opulent surroundings that will play host to Maurizio Sarri's team, who arrived in the Azerbaijani capital late on Monday night.

The basic rate for a city view room is as little as £220 per night for a typical weekend in August.

However the price up goes to £850 for the plushest two-bedroom suite the venue has to offer.

The hotel has 171 rooms, many of which overlook the Caspian Sea.

After settling in overnight, the squad are expected to train at Baku's Olympic Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The hotel is rated No1 of 187 hotels in Baku on TripAdvisor.

At the time of writing, it had received 688 reviews, and 593 are Five Stars, with only three giving it One Star.

Guest sarath ms wrote:" The food in the restaurant was awesome….. Breakfast lunch and dinner. Everything delicious."

Reviewer mosaferNY said: "The hotel is absolutely gorgeous, rooms are spacious, clean with extreme attention to detail.

"There were fresh flowers in our room, fruit plate, and plenty of water bottles every day. "

Chelsea will leave their luxurious hotel to train on the pitch on Tuesday afternoon.

Manager Sarri – who is ready to quit the club to take charge at Juventus – will face the media alongside a duo of players in a press conference at 5.15pm UK time.

The game itself kicks off at 8pm on Wednesday, a very late 11pm start in Azerbaijan.

Exactly how many fans are joining the Blues in making the five-hour flight is up for some debate.

Both Arsenal and Chelsea say they have sent back thousands of tickets amid fan fury over travel costs and a lack of accommodation.

UEFA, meanwhile, are intent that the 69,000-seater area will be full thanks to local fans hoovering up any spare seats.

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