Saturday, 27 April 2013

Hotel Rocamar Still Standing

Well as first impressions go, Hotel Rocamar certainly sets very low standards for Soller. As you leave the main road to the Port and take the back way to 'Can Repic' beach the first thing you notice is this old derelict, graffitied eyesore. Abandoned, smashed windows and old fashioned.

A friend of mine died sleeping rough in this waste plot last year. Many will remember him.

So, it has been planned for some time that the eyesore will be demolished. But guess what? It doesn't seem to matter what the tourists impressions of the area are. Louis Rull├ín, the president of the hotels association has stated that it is delayed due to administration complications and not wanting to affect the tourist industry. Well done, I guess the whole of winter wasn't long enough to complete the work.

The Mayor of Soller, Charles Simarro, also agreed, so I guess the tourists and locals will be delighted to see this historical structure live on for another year or two.