The Main Entrance
So that's why the place was built. But why did it fall into ruin?
Things began to turn sour when the hotel owner left the business to his three sons. By all accounts they spent more time fueding amongst themselves than maintaining the hotel, and it fell into a state of disrepair, closing in 1984.
I don't know whether the fixtures and fittings were stripped by locals, keen to do a bit of recycling, or whether they were auctioned off. All that remains now though, is a concrete shell.
Before venturing inside, lets take a wander around the grounds first. It is always sensible to get to know an area from safety before plunging into the darkness.
The taggers have been at work, unsurprisingly.