THE notorious Algarrobico hotel is built on illegal land, a Spanish court has ruled.
Spain’s Supreme Court overturned a 2014 decision by Andalucia’s TSJA court which ruled in favour of developers Azata Del Sol.
The supreme court also decreed that the land belongs to the Andalucian Junta.
Thursday’s court ruling accepted arguments by Greenpeace and the Andalucian Junta that the land should be protected.
The decision reversed the 2014 court ruling to start rebuilding work at the 411-bedroom complex.
The Almeria property on Cabo de Gata beach has been the focus of a decade-long legal battle.
A building licence was granted for the 20-storey hotel in 2003 with Greenpeace directors dubbing it ‘Hotel Illegal’ in 2006.