Works to the ‘Hideous hotel’ in Arenales del Sol begin, but not the ones residents want

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Hideous hotel Arenales demolition
EYESORE: Dangerous hotel still standing. CREDIT: AytoElche

The crumbling remains of a hotel in Arenales del Sol will have the fences surrounding it reinforced as demolition talks are still ongoing.

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THE unsafe and hideous looking structure has been sitting there for over four years now with the Elche City Council still receiving criticism for their inaction in knocking it down.

Councillor for Urban Planning, Ana Arabid, has requested a new meeting with the Provincial Coastal Directorate in the hopes that plans will be made to finally complete demolition to the dangerous structure.

Works on the protective fencing that surrounds the hotel have begun with a new special mesh, and extra height and length being added.


These works were commissioned due to damage caused by DANA which has made the area even more unsafe with people able to gain easier access to the rubbled remains.

EWN spoke to locals who have described the building as a “hideous hotel” and an “eyesore” and explained that it is “extremely dangerous.”


Many residents are concern by the number of “teenagers and children” accessing the site at night to “graffiti or hangout.”

Ana Arabid stated, “There are 130 metres of fencing, with a height of two metres and a simple torsion mesh will be placed so that, in case of strong gusts of wind, the structure will remain standing.” Also, Arabid added that “the budget will be around €8,500 and will be passed on to the company.”

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