But when they arrive in the Russian village of Repino on Tuesday they will learn how the ‘other half’ live.
For home for Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad and FA entourage will be the £104-a-night ForRestMix Club Hotel.
Gareth Southgate’s squad and FA entourage will be the £104-a-night ForRestMix Club Hotel
The whole property looks ‘tired’, with a wooden decked terraced restaurant area
Players will be provided with TVs to allow the squad to play computer games in their rooms
The facility is a far cry from the five-star Auberge du Jeu de Paume chateau hotel where they stayed for their disastrous European Championship campaign.
The stunning French escape close to Chantilly racecourse was 25 miles from Paris and set in a 20,000-acre estate.
But for Russia 2018 the England footballers will have to put up with the far more basic backwater of Repino for the next few weeks.
The 117-room hotel boasts an in-house gym, communal swimming pool and games room
One reviewer criticised the swimming pool for having too many chemicals in the water
A selection of images emerged on Sunday showing England’s four-and-a-half-star Russian World Cup hotel. And while it may have a nine-hole golf course nearby, some of the players may not think it is up to par.
The 117-room hotel boasts an in-house gym, communal swimming pool and games room with snooker tables.
However the whole property looks ‘tired’, with a wooden decked terraced restaurant area and basic communal area with dated leather chairs and sofas.
However, it is customary for the FA to provide computer games and table tennis tables for the players.
There will be an in-house gym where the England players can keep fit in between games
When they took over the Chan-tilly hotel two years ago, the FA hired two five-ton lorries to take everything imaginable to the facility to make the players more comfortable.
They even provided them with individual TVs to allow the squad to play computer games in their rooms.
The ForRestMix was closed to potential visitors on Sunday, its large wooden gates guarded by stern security guards 48 hours before the England squad was due to arrive.
For entertainment outside the complex, the players will have to rely on a wine shop, supermarket and tiny disco. The village — population 2,500 — is hardly teeming with tourist attractions, though there are re-enactments of the Red Army fighting off the Nazis in World War Two forest trenches for those of a historical bent.
England stayed in the five-star Auberge du Jeu de Paume chateau hotel for Euro 2016
If the squad want to travel to the city of St Petersburg — dubbed the ‘Venice of the North’ because of its numerous rivers and canals — they will have to endure a tedious 19-mile train journey lasting 45 minutes.
One reviewer recently criticised the swimming pool for having too many chemicals in the water, while others moaned about the size of the bedroom TVs.
A reviewer from Germany wrote on TripAdvisor: ‘Maintenance is below standard. Breakfast is simply tasteless.’
A guest from Russia said: ‘The spa is dirty. The swimming pool is poor with lots of chemicals.’
One British expat from Saint Petersburg wrote: ‘Breakfast seemed to have been cooked an hour before as it was tepid.’
However, the news for the England team is that they will have their own chef at the hotel to cook for them.