NOT only is the infamous Algarrobico hotel an environmental menace, it has now been given the thumbs down in an architectural beauty contest.
The illegal hotel in Almeria has been dubbed one of the ‘world’s ugliest hotels’ according to the Daily Telegraph.
The 400-room monstrosity, built on a virgin beach in the Cabo de Gata natural park, features on a list of the world’s 20 most ill-conceived buildings.
Dubbed ‘el Horrible’ by the Olive Press, it came in at number 10, with Spain’s only other entry being the AC Hotel in Las Palmas.
Although a definitive ruling to conclude a nine-year legal battle over the Algarrobico’s future was set for September, the case remains unresolved.
Please email us your list of Spain’s best and worst buildings for our next issue. [email protected]