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The River Lee
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the River Lee. It is a very modern, nicely decorated business type hotel in Cork. We had an executive room and it was very spacious with a limited river view, but a river view none the less. We found the bed to be very comfortable and the decor fresh and new. The bathroom was small, but had a wonderful shower. (The floor tiles were loose which we found odd.)Breakfast was excellent with a good choice of morning foods. We also had dinner and it was good, not excellent, but good.
BE WARNED! If you are driving in, call ahead and get a map and very detailed directions. There is a very complex one way system and our GPS could not get us to the hotel. We were very confused and frustrated, but finally called and the manager talked us through the drive, which was very nice.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank BO62
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Dear B062,

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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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 excellent service. I don't understand that. Americans will love it.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this reviewResponded 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!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Karen S
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank christina g m
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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