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Western Road, Cork T12X2AH Ireland
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#4 of 35 hotels in Cork
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
The River Lee hotel is one of Cork’s leading business and social destinations. All aspects of Cork local life are played out here, from business events and family celebrations, to glamorous get-togethers in the hotel’s highly popular The River Club Bar, Terrace & The Grill Room, the perfect place to eat, drink and be social. Resident guests also have complimentary access to the hotel’s in-house health and fitness club with a 20m swimming pool.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 4 more
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wongsaunders wrote a review Yesterday
Dublin, Ireland
Had a lovely stay at the River Lee. Great location within walking distance to Cork city centre. Our room was lovely and clean and beds were very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was really good both for dinner and breakfast - looking forward to another visit!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
grainne o sullivan wrote a review 22 Jul
I have been to many hotels over the years but my recent trip to the River Lee with my sister truly deserves a 5 STAR REVIEW!!!!! ( I never write reviews but had to make it my business) on arrival yesterday we were met by the most amazing girl at reception who quickly sorted us with our room, parking ect. The room was absolutely SPOTLESS and bigger than expected ( always a lovely bonus) but it has to be said the thing that struck both my sister and I the most was the staff!!!!! They are a credit to the hotel and 100% the reason we will visit again!!!! We had dinner booked in the restaurant, Jola was the lady looking after us and my goodness she did that IN STYLE ( nothing was too much trouble) THE FOOD WAS LOCAL AND BEAUTIFUL!!!! we had mentioned that we would love a drink outside after dinner and they kept their promise Hannah and Kate were so efficient and just honestly… NICE!!!!! Again nothing was too much trouble!!! Kelvin stopped by our table to have a chat or two when passing organised our breakfast and a LATE CHECKOUT… we didn’t even ask!!!! So WE WILL 100% be back… WE WILL RECOMMEND your hotel with your WONDERFUL STAFF TO EVERYONE WE KNOW!!! Keep up the fabulous work guys!!!! AMAZING IN EVERY-WAY!!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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heva862021 wrote a review 21 Jul
Everything was great! The staff were so nice, Sorcha was who dealt with us the most and she was lovely! The hotel was so nice and we had never seen eggs benedict on a hotel menu before which was a great! Breakfast was so good and the staff at breakfast were very nice and welcoming. Overall we had great time, the rooms were super clean and I will definitely be booking again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
TangoDublin wrote a review 21 Jul
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
Last week we stayed for two nights midweek in the hotel and had dinner and breakfast each day we also had lunch on our first day. Check in was quick and our room was ready a hour before official check in time .The room was large and had a queen double and a single bed. The room contained a large 55'' TV, tea & coffee making, small fridge,( with two complementary bottles of Tipperary water) hairdryer, safe, iron & board, trouser press and a good supply of toiletries in the bathroom. The bathroom had a separate bath and shower cubical and was well lit with a large mirror and good extractor fan. The room also had aircon which worked quickly wit not too much noise. The food midweek is served in the bar and adjoining lounge as well as two outside ( covered/uncovered) veranda areas. There was a good level of very attentive staff on hand at all times. All staff were very friendly and helpful in all areas including housekeeping , bar, lounge & front desk.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Follow road behind building on left to enter underground hotel car park
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ryan wrote a review 19 Jul
Went out for a lovely evening with the girls for my friends 21st birthday and couldn’t be happier. The service was amazing, in particular Aoibhinn, making us feel very warm and welcome and cracking jokes. I would 100% recommend this location for a few cocktails and a lovely night out.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ruairi O'Connor, General Manager at The River Lee
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Paradise03453365018, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us, we really appreciate your feedback! Our team have worked incredibly hard to ensure our guests are well cared for throughout their stay with us, so I was truly pleased to read you were impressed with our new offering and style of service. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time in Cork, and our friendly team members, Aoibhinn in particular added to your memorable experience with us. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to The River Lee again in the near future. Warm regards, Ruairi O'Connor General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about The River Lee
Which popular attractions are close to The River Lee?
Nearby attractions include Costigan's Pub (0.4 km), St Fin Barre's Cathedral (0.3 km), and The Wonky Donkey Comedy Club (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The River Lee?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The River Lee?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The River Lee?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The River Lee?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The River Lee?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paradiso, Jackie Lennox's Chip Shop, and Feed your Senses.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The River Lee?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is The River Lee located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Cork.
Are any cleaning services offered at The River Lee?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The River Lee offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The River Lee?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Polish, Croatian, and Bulgarian.