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Western Road, Cork T12X2AH Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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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#5 of 35 hotels in Cork
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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)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
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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Modern
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 5 more
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KathyP wrote a review Today
Arlington VA97 contributions79 helpful votes
River Lee Hotel is nicely located near the university and museums. Terrific restaurants in walking distance. Lovely room, great breakfast, safe, quiet. Everything we need. The Paradiso Restaurant is an amazing Vegetarian restaurant nearby. Hotel staff is uniformly polite and efficient.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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GeraldineLavin wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions3 helpful votes
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The River Lee is an exceptional hotel. From the moment you step in you feel welcomed. The facilities, service and food are excellent and the staff are so friendly. Everything was done to make it an unforgettable stay. The location in the heart of Cork helps but it's the professional and friendly staff that make this hotel well worth a visit. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We can't wait for our next visit!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 31 Aug 2021
Dear GeraldineLavin, Thank you very much for sharing such a positive experience with the TripAdvisor community, I am delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us. We pride ourselves on our high standards of service and our hard work certainly pays off when we receive such excellent feedback as yours. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to The River Lee once again for many more memorable experiences in the near future. Please do reach out to me at Fiona_Murray@doylecollection.com and I will ensure you are well cared for. Warm regards, Fiona Murray Business Excellence Manager
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CRawls0730 wrote a review Yesterday
Marlton, New Jersey1 contribution
This was just a one night stop over for our trip, but I wish we could've stayed longer. The hotel was nice looking inside and out. The room was large with a comfy bed and we had a great view. The food in the River Club was excellent. The hotel is in walking distance to pubs and shops. Cute town.
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David L wrote a review 11 Aug
Ontario, Canada52 contributions10 helpful votes
Great hotel close to downtown. New facility with great rooms with all the amenities. Friendly energetic staff everywhere. The acilities are well maintained and all new. It’s a wonderful stationing point for your visit to Cork.
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Dawnb036 wrote a review 11 Aug
Kenilworth, United Kingdom29 contributions7 helpful votes
My son and I are due to leave this wonderful hotel tomorrow. From start to finish the staff have been so lovely. Always a really warm welcome from the reception staff. Equally, walking into the breakfast restaurant each morning has been like staying with friends. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. They are super friendly and go the extra mile to make guests feel comfortable and welcome. Always greeted with warmth and a friendly smile. Likewise, we ate in the River Club 3 evenings, the staff were fabulous and the food delicious. We’re off to Dublin for 3 nights tomorrow and this hotel will be a hard act to follow. Would highly recommend. Many thanks to all of the staff for making our stay so wonderful.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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VALEDIreland wrote a review 11 Aug
Tralee, Ireland362 contributions141 helpful votes
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What a fabulous hotel , really stylish decor and yet maintains and old style elegance too and the service is brilliant. All the staff are friendly and helpful especially the reception staff. Our meal in The Grill was simply wonderful. We walked into the City centre from the hotel and it took about 20 minutes at a gentle saunter. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: They have a part of the underground car park next door , special rate of €10 for 24 hrs for guests.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear VALEDIreland, Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us, we really appreciate your wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to The River Lee again in the near future. Kind regards, Kevin Nelligan Front Office Manager
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Mark M wrote a review 9 Aug
Cork, Ireland3 contributions
This is a stunning hotel in the heart of Cork. The breakfast was delicious with very fresh and local ingredients, very impressed with the Clonakilty Pudding! The staff in reception, housekeeping and the breakfast room couldn’t do enough for you. Every staff member we saw greeted us with a smile. In particular the service provided by Kevin and Denis at the front desk was outstanding. A credit to the hotel and to Cork as a city. This was our first night away from our son and the friendly welcome took a lot of stress out of being away from him. Will definitely be back.
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Dear Mark M, Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us, we really appreciate your wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to The River Lee again in the near future. Kind regards, Kevin Nelligan Front Office Manager
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dustylin wrote a review 5 Aug
Belfast, United Kingdom252 contributions155 helpful votes
We arrived at 2 pm after a very long drive on a hot day and were greeted by a pleasant girl at reception . We were quite happy to relax with a cold drink on the lovely outdoor terrace until check in at 3 pm. Unfortunately our room wasn't ready at 3 pm and a young man at reception told us at 3.20 it was because the previous occupants had left it in such a mess extra help had to be called in to clean it up which concerned us slightly . Forty five minutes later the room was available and the same young man who I found a little rude ( perhaps he was having a bad day) then said the room hadn't been ready sooner because the previous occupant was a man attending a funeral and they had agreed a late check out with him. If there was a late check out could they not have told us that when we arrived at 2 pm or at 3.20? However the room was spotlessly clean , the beds were very comfortable and the view over the River Lee was lovely . There were a couple of minor problems with the room that we mentioned on check out..Breakfast was excellent with a good choice of hot and cold food . We enjoyed two very good evening meals in the riverside terrace where the staff were attentive, friendly and professional. Use of the pool was a bonus and very welcome after a busy day exploring Cork .A special mention must go to Mr Willoughby who made us feel welcome and relaxed on our first night and throughout our stay with his friendly chat and personable nature.On checkout we were surprised but delighted to receive a reduction in our hotel bill . Overall we did enjoy our first visit to this hotel .
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dear Dustylin, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. I do apologise your stay did not get off to the best of starts but I am delighted to read you were able to enjoy the remainder of your stay including the food and beverage outlets and our leisure centre. I know Ben in particular will be thrilled to be recognised for his hard work and commitment to excellence also. We look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, Kevin Nelligan Front Office Manager
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Averyl C wrote a review 3 Aug
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My partner and I first stayed at The River Lee in July 2021. I can't honestly remember ever enjoying a night away as much. From the moment we arrived we just felt so comfortable and welcome. The room was great but for both of us it was Max in the restaurant that made everything so much more enjoyable. Such an absolute gem. We enjoyed that trip so much and talked about it so often that we went back again to celebrate Valentines and we were delighted to bump into Max again. As per the last time, he made our evening so special. All the staff that evening were fab, especially Niamh & Tom. Our most recent visit was slightly more random. We were walking past on our way to another engagement and literally just couldn't pass without going in. We we thrilled to catch up with Max and Tom who left us with the very charming Rueben for a sneaky drink in the bar. I can't rate the staff highly enough, between the service to the absolute craic they provide. I don't know who the hiring manager is but they deserve a raise!! No matter the occasion, this is where we will be doing all our celebrations and overnight trips to Cork. The rooms are great, the food is amazing, but for us the staff and the atmosphere are the absolute winners here, very hard to find a comparison.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Averyl C, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write your review of your visit to The River Lee. It was an enormous pleasure to have you visit us and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and you were made feel welcome. Our staff are the corner stone of our hotel and I shall pass on your sincere thoughts to Max, Niamh, Tom & Rueben, who are fantastic ambassadors for our hotel. We are genuinely delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much and we look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back again in the near future. Warm regards, Kevin Nelligan Front Office Manager
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ATXSoloTraveler wrote a review 3 Aug
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I had the pleasure of staying at The River Lee for a work trip to Cork. I stayed for 4 nights and can’t say I have a single complaint. My first night, I ordered room service and had a tasty hamburger and fries. The food was delicious and the service was prompt! I enjoyed breakfast each morning at the hotel and overall the food and service was good. I had the pleasure of eating at The River Club Bar & Terrace, and I enjoyed everything! The drinks were great, the food was fantastic and of course, the service was superb. While all the staff was helpful, I have to give special recognition to Peterson. He always greeted me with a warm smile—and was exceptionally kind and welcoming. Thanks to everyone at this hotel for making a stressful work trip a bit more pleasurable. I look forward to returning there soon!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear ATXSoloTraveler, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write your review of your visit to The River Lee. It was an enormous pleasure to have you visit us and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and you were made feel welcome. Our staff are the corner stone of our hotel and I shall pass on your sincere thoughts to Peterson, who is a fantastic ambassador for our hotel. We are genuinely delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much and we look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back again in the near future. Warm regards, Kevin Nelligan Front Office 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 The River Club, Paradiso, and Reardens Bar.
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, German, Chinese, Polish, and Croatian.