Algarrobico Hotel
Algarrobico Hotel

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.

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    • Not at all Remedios, it gained it’s accolade via The Daily Telegraph, a staunchly right-wing rag that has views which are generally a million miles from those of Greenpeace.
      Guess you approve of this eyesore then?

  1. I can’t agree with this at all. I happen to think it’s a good idea that was probably poached from developments built ages ago near the Carmargue in southern France, where every room has a balcony.

    What’s wrong is where it’s built. Just take a look at what has been done to the skylines of London and Paris – architects, 99.9% – huge egos, with crap ideas and ugly designs.

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