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“The best 4 star hotel.”
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The River Lee
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“The best 4 star hotel.”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

My experience was incredible. Cork is beautiful. Our room was a river view was breathtaking. The staff were always friendly. The Breakfast was good. I was given recommendation to go to Kinsale. It was also amazing. I saw ancient stone circles.
The rooms were bright and modern and clean. Spa was nice.
Worth every penny. I would recommend it to my fellow Americans.

Room Tip: Do to Kinsale if you are in Cork. Also ask for a river view. Tip nicely. Many do not tip for excelle...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Dr Sanjay S,

Thank your for posting your wonderful review of The River Lee Hotel.

We truly appreciate your fantastic comments regarding our hotel both facilities and staff. We are delighted you had the opportunity to explore Kinsale and we truly appreciate your recommendations .

We do hope to welcome you back here again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

cannot express enough the most enjoyable stay we had! Stafff so friendly and professional, facilities second to none, by far the best breakfast I have ever had, with ever fresh produce available. You should be very proud!

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Karen S,

Thank your for posting your wonderful review of The River Lee Hotel.

We truly appreciate your fantastic comments regarding our hotel both facilities and staff.

We do hope to welcome you back here again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Stayed in this hotel just for one night in 17/05/2014 and did not want to leave. From the time we checked in to the time of check out the attention to detail was 5 star. Room was fantastic with great views of the city. We had visitors from the USA and Northern Ireland staying with us and they were so impressed they will be back too. Breakfast was well worth getting up for the variety and choices I have never seen so much. Colette in reservations was very helpful and organised taxies etc for us so effortsley. Thanks to all concerened and I would have no problem recomending it as a 5 star. Keep up the standard you should be very proud.

Room Tip: Room with views of city are great on highter floors
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Christina G M,

Thank your for posting your wonderful review of The River Lee Hotel.

We truly appreciate your fantastic comments regarding our hotel both facilities and staff. I will certainly pass on your kind words regarding Colette in reservations.

We do hope to welcome you back here again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager
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West of Ireland
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Great location as a base for cork city and surrounds
Lovely views
Lovely to look at river
Rooms spacious
Staff courteous an helpful
Breakfast super
Overall a very pleasant experience and would happily stay there again

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank poilin
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear poilin,

Thank your for posting your wonderful review of The River Lee Hotel.

We truly appreciate your fantastic comments regarding our hotel both facilities and staff. Yes indeed we are truly blessed by our wonderful surrounding near The Lee.

We do hope to welcome you back here again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

The River Lee Hotel was recommended upon my first two visits to Cork and I chose not to use the hotel, but this visit I did and was very impressed. The hotel is first class with excellent staff and really lovely accommodations. I would absolutely stay here again.

The view cannot be beat, if lucky enough to get a river-view room or just looking out the river-side windows of each floor. The buildings along the river are the best Cork souvenir pictures.

It is close to UCC (University of Cork College) so there's lots of young and lively people walking around. It's walking distance to city center.

Enjoy.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank crads
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear crads,

Thank your for posting your wonderful review of The River Lee Hotel.

We truly appreciate your fantastic comments regarding our hotel both facilities and staff.

We do hope to welcome you back here again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Good location, good breakfast, busy, good bar. Try get newer rooms as older ones beginning look it. Didn't use pool. Bar lively and busy. Breakfast good and fresh foods used. Check in/out efficient. Easy Walking distance to restaurants/pubs/city centre

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Andrewv46,

Thank your for posting your wonderful review of The River Lee Hotel.

We truly appreciate your fantastic comments regarding our hotel both facilities and staff.

We do hope to welcome you back here again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager
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Aberdare
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 May 2014

The river lee hotel was totally excellent the staff on reciption and the both breakfast cooks totally top class, great parking , excellent rooms and awesome pool, well worth another stay well done and a huge thank you river lee keep up the great work thanks

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Gabriel O
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Gabriel O,

Thank your for posting your wonderful review of The River Lee Hotel.

We truly appreciate your fantastic comments regarding our hotel both facilities and staff.

We do hope to welcome you back here again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager
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Property: The River Lee
Address: Western Road, Cork, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Cork
#2 Family Hotel in Cork
#2 Spa Hotel in Cork
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cork
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The River Lee 4*
Number of rooms: 182
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 
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