Fodor's Expert Review Fingal

Alexandra Dock, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH6 7DX, Scotland

For something completely different, step aboard this floating boutique hotel, permanently moored near the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith, and discover 23 luxurious cabins and a chic restaurant and bar, all set above a lovingly preserved engine room. The cabins—each one named after a different Stevenson lighthouse—are beautifully decked out with wood paneling, deep carpets, and locally woven tartan throws. For added porthole-sized views across the Firth of Forth, request a starboard room. The hotel's Lighthouse Bar offers light meals and inventive cocktails in a relaxed environment.

PROS

  • out-of-the-ordinary luxury
  • close to Leith's best bars and restaurants
  • quiet and peaceful

CONS

  • no room service
  • dinner is overpriced
  • a little way out of the center

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
New
Sophisticated
Residential Area
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0131-357–5000

HOTEL DETAILS

23 rooms

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