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The River Lee
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Smithtown, New York, United States
Level 6 Contributor
306 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Superior quality. Everything is new and modern. The dining room is spectacular. Food and service is excellent. The breakfast buffet is the best we've had in Ireland. The lobby and dining room are sparkly and sleek with floor to ceiling windows looking out on the river. There is lots of storage in the room, and the towels are big and fluffy. It is a short walk to town and only a minute to the university. Perfect!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Irma G,

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 22 May 2014

lovely stay at this hotel, lovely staff..near city , very comfortable beds, spotless..
breakfast was super , rates very reasonable, always enjoy our stay with this hotel
could not find any fault with this hotel.. well done to management and staff for keeping
up with their high standards

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear bonnieireland,

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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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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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 review, 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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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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Portladise
1 review
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 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
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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  • 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 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
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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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 Luxury Hotel in Cork
#2 Family Hotel in Cork
#2 Spa 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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