The floating hotel Fingal has reached number spot on TripAdvisor just six months after its launch.

The luxury vessel has climbed to No.1 ‘traveller ranked’ hotel in the city – earning a clean sweep of ‘five-star’ reviews from the public on the travel website.

Fingal, a former Northern Lighthouse Board tender, underwent a £5million conversion which took five years to complete. A spectacular ballroom, a stunning bar and 23-cabins were created on the now-exquisite ship, sited in a permanent dry dock in Leith.

Andrew Thomson, Head of Hospitality, Events and Fingal Hotel: “As The Royal Yacht Britannia’s new luxury floating hotel, we are absolutely thrilled to be recognised as the No 1 traveller ranked hotel in Edinburgh by TripAdvisor. This success for Fingal, just 6 months after opening,  follows on from Britannia being recognised 12 years in a row as Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction.

This is testament to our excellent team of staff who strive every day to make our guests’ experience on board exceptional.”