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Cork
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a night away form it all in the River Lee Hotel last weekend. From the moment we arrived we felt like VIP's. Ciara at reception welcomed us and made sure dinner reservations were altered to suit us, the room and the view were fantastic. Dinner was literally to die for! Each course was superb, fantastic flavors infused in...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for five days this month and it was delightful. We booked a double room and were given an executive room which has to be the largest room we've ever stayed in while touring Europe. The room has a large window that overlooks the city and the River Lee. They are doing construction just across the river, so the...

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear kevin a, We are thrilled to hear that you had a great stay with us. It truly was a pleasure having you with us as our guests and thank you for sharing your experience with others. I'm thrilled you had an opportunity to experience our Executive Rooms- the exclusivity of the floor really makes you feel special from the...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights on business and hotel was sufficient for what I need. Free wifi, comfortable rooms and bathroom clean. Breakfast had plenty of choices and the bar well stocked with some interesting local Irish whiskey. Restaurant is of good quality. This is really a business hotel and probably the best one in Cork. City Centre is...

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear JayM1976, Thank you very much for taking the time to review The River Lee, and for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Cork. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly, and I’d like to thank you very much for your wonderful recommendation. It is very much appreciated. I would...

Mullinavat, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel over a long weekend (Friday to Sunday) in April. This was a family visit with my wife and our two boys aged 5 and 10. This was our first time in the hotel. My wife and I are both full-time working professionals (who desperately needed a weekend away). Summary: Overall extremely pleased! All of us...

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear Andrew B, Thank you very much for providing us a well detailed review of your experience and for highlighting the areas that made your stay enjoyable. Your feedback is really encouraging, it keeps us delivering genuine hospitality both in products and services to our guests. Rest assured that your kind feedback will be shared with Glenn on Front Desk....

Valletta
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We only spent one night and didn't get to take advantage of the gym/pool. But the room was nice, the front desk staff were extremely friendly and efficient, and same for the bar/bistro. We had dinner there and good service and very good food. Breakfast was good, if not a little busy, so I eventually had to chase someone down...

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear Broheme, We are thrilled to hear that you had a great stay with us here at The River Lee. It truly was a pleasure having you with us as our guests and thank you for sharing your experience with others. We look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, Ruairi O’Connor...

County Wicklow, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel on many occasions and again I couldn't find any fault during my stay. The hotel is fresh and modern and the service is excellent as all the staff are naturally very friendly. The location is excellent, just a few minutes stroll to the city centre. I will return. Thanks to the River Lee

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear dezc945, Thank you for sharing your fantastic review of your experience at The River Lee. I was delighted to read that we able to surpass your expectations on every level. This is the type of experience we strive to create for each and every guest, and it is wonderful to know that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit....

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to stay two nights longer in the hotel because of a family bereavement and the hotel just could not have been more helpful. Nothing I asked for at the reception desk was a problem. They even photocopied some material for me without charge and kindly dropped it up to our room when done. Never once did I have...

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear Hilary D, What a truly fantastic review of our hotel and staff. We are thrilled to hear that you had an great stay with us, we simply could not ask for better feedback. It truly was a pleasure having you with us as our guests again and thank you for sharing your experience with others, I do appreciate the...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was beautiful. A bit far from the heart of the city which wouldn't have been a problem except for the bus strike. Only complaint was the carpeting in the hallways looked very worn. The front desk staff was very accommodating.

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear ChiYogirunner, Thank you very much for providing us a well detailed review of your experience and for highlighting the areas that made your stay enjoyable. Your feedback is really encouraging to keep us delivering genuine hospitality both in products and services to our guests. We will certainly take on board your feedback. We certainly all look forward to welcoming...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my folks to this hotel for 4 days in Cork for my mums 70th birthday and we had a blast. It worked so well because the hotel afforded us great places to spend quality time together (such as the terrace, the restaurant and the pool), be social and meet friends, family and other guests (the bar is great),...

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear JoThornley, What a truly fantastic review of our hotel and staff. We are thrilled to hear that you had an great stay with us, we simply could not ask for better feedback. It truly was a pleasure having you with us as our guests again and thank you for sharing your experience with others. We would want all our...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the river lee the weekend just gone, great location as you are very close to the city centre, the staff and restaurant in the hotel were really good and happy to always help, however only thing that let the hotel down was the rooms, a little bit old and tatty and do not match the interior of the...

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Dear Anniekidner, I would like to thank you very much for choosing to stay at The River Lee on your recent trip to Cork, and also for taking the time to write your review of our hotel. Our guest feedback is very important to the overall running of our hotel and affords me the opportunity of reviewing and improving the...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The River Lee is the perfect vantage point in the historic quarter and from which to savour all that the city has to offer. The hotel is a superb four-star hotel with a range of facilities and amenities that are second to none. From our superb NRG fitness centre and magnificent Vanilla Browns Spa to the culinary delights of our Weir Bistro and the conviviality of our friendly, local bar, you'll find it all at The River Lee. Truly, The River Lee is the ultimate choice for all that is Cork. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The River Lee

Address: Western Road, Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Centre
Price Range: €141 - €251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The River Lee 4*
Number of rooms: 182
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Also Known As:
Jurys Hotel Cork
Cork Jurys Hotel
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Cork
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cork
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cork
#2 Family Hotel in Cork
#2 Spa Hotel in Cork
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“Ask for an executive room”
  • Wicked view from the room
550kevina, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The rooms that face the water are gorgeous but they also charge more”
ChiYogirunner, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I didnt have a nice view but it didnt bother me but if you want a view of the river maybe ask direct?”
JoThornley, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“floor 3 was very good”
denisf373, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“River views are always nice.”
DMC90, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
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