The world’s first ever sand hotel has been made in Dorset and is accepting its first guests for £10 a night.
The structure was created by a hotel company to celebrate a resurgence of holidaymakers flocking to the seaside. It took 1000 tonnes of sand and a team of four sculptors working 14 hours a day with the help of a JCB, for 7 days to build the sand hotel on Weymouth beach.
“The beds are made of sand so it can get everywhere, especially between the toes.”Mark Anderson, sand hotel sculptor.
The sand-hotel was commissioned by a local travel website that, upon doing some research, found out that 57% of English tourists prefer foreign beach-destinations instead of national ones. So this is like a statement that signifies the rebirth of British tourism.
Guests have been advised there are no toilet facilities available in the hotel.