Edinburgh’s Fingal crowned ‘AA Hotel of the Year Scotland’
Nestled in the port of Leith, on Edinburgh’s trendy waterfront, sits The Fingal. Scotland’s only luxury floating hotel, The Fingal opened in 2019. Once part of the former Northern Lighthouse Board fleet, this stunning ship is now permanently berthed here. Managed by the award-winning team at The Royal Yacht Britannia, Fingal was actually built on the river Clyde. Lovingly restored with a nod to the old world Art Deco charm of the vessel, its stylish interior still ensures it caters to every whim of the modern guest. And with the two AA rosette Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar on board, this outstanding hotel has recently added to its list of accolades.
Hotel of the Year
In fact, such is the prestige of The Fingal that it’s now The AA’s Hotel of the Year Scotland 2023! The awards hosted in London in September, covers 15 categories within hospitality. Judged and curated by AA inspectors, scooping the top award is a huge achievement for the team. The inspectors noted ‘the exceptional quality of the ship’s stylish interior design, meticulous attention to detail, unique maritime heritage, outstanding customer service and fine dining experience.’ Well deserved! The inspectors went on to note ‘unique luxury bedrooms cater well for the needs of the modern guest. Award-winning food with fantastic surrounding from a professional and skilful team. Great hospitality is shown as well as warm and genuine customer care. This is a hotel experience unlike any other that Edinburgh can offer.”
And that couldn’t be more accurate. The AA five star hotel has 22 luxury cabins, a double height ballroom and the exquisite Lighthouse Restaurant and bar. Non residents are welcome for afternoon tea, drinks or dinner. And with the restaurant having a two AA rosette status, The Fingal joins a small and exclusive number of hotels across the Uk with the dual highest AA ratings.
For the trip of a lifetime, in a hotel that’s truly making waves, consider a stay aboard The Fingal and experience fair winds and following seas.
For more information on the AA Hospitality Awards 2023-24, visit https://aahospitalityawards.com
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