MV Windsor Castle will turn into a floating luxury hotel

By | Aug 15, 2014

MV Windsor Castle  has been bought by The Royal Yacht  Britannia Trust and will undergo a £1M refurbishment to be transformed into a luxury 25 bedroom hotel.

The renowned vessel was completed in 1960, has traveled 1,087,623 nautical miles, calling at 600 ports in 135 countries. It has been used by the Royal family for the last 44 years and it is more than double of the size of the luxurious Royal Yacht Britannia, which is officially Scotland’s best visitor attraction for the last nine years. MV Windsor Castle has very spacious dining rooms and lounges, two outdoor swimming pools, a health spa and a Theatre. At one point it had a fully equipped hospital. It is a truly impressive vessel with enormous historic value.

The “boatique hotel” will be adjacent to Britannia in Leith and it’s meant to arrive in the last week of August.

In terms of high end hospitality, this is one of the most exciting projects taking place in Scotland. MV Windsor Castle will be Scotland’s first “boatique hotel”.   Considering that the Royal Yacht Britannia (The Queen’s former floating palace) welcomes around 300,000 visitors every year, we are expecting this figure to double and the area of Leith to benefit even more from this incredible new venue and tourist attraction.

This year keeps getting better and better for Scotland!

We look forward to seeing the results when Scotland’s first floating luxury hotel opens to the public.

 

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