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“Best business hotel I have stayed in in Ireland”
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The River Lee
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
“Best business hotel I have stayed in in Ireland”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

I had just had a very indifferent in another hotel on little island cork - and booked in here. Quite simply, this is a throw back to when Doyle Hotels set the standard in Ireland. Right from the time I booked in - to the time I left the attention to detail was fantastic. The food is super. The breakfast is the best I have experienced in years. The location is great - just 5 minutes away from the city centre.

I have stayed there twice in the last two weeks. I am staying there again tomorrow night.

  • 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 Dave 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. We are delighted that all your business needs are met throughout your stay.

We do hope to welcome you back here again tomorrow.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We stayed in an executive room the night after our wedding and couldn't say enough good things about it! The room was spotless and filled with amenities. The executive lounge had enough goodies to compensate for the fact that we missed breakfast after a night catching up with all our friends in the hotel bar. The food in the bar was lovely and the staff couldn't do enough for us.
As a local, I wouldn't often stay in Cork hotels but would recommend this to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear EDD2252014,

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 choose our hotel to celebrate your wonderful occasion and thank you for kind comments.

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

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager
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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Great place to stay on business. Stayed in an Executive room overlooking the river. Great Breakfast Buffet. Very modern place. The in room amenities were nice. Nespresso, hot chocolate, coffee, and a treat every day. Great service. I will stay here again when traveling on business.

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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 Tom P,

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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Reviewed 23 May 2014

This is hotel is just amazing probably one of the best we have never been. The style is modern and very fashion. From the time we checked in to the time of check out the attention to detail was 5 star. Room are big with an amazing view of Cork. Staffs are friendly and professional. The right place where to go if you are in Cork if you want threat yoursel

  • 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 Fratmat22,

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 and your family back here again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager
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New Hampton, Iowa
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Really enjoyed our stay. Did not want to be in the city center, and this was within easy walking distance of most of the places we wanted to visit. Room was very clean (which is a big deal with me). All staff was very helpful, and if someone did not know an answer to a question, they found someone who did. Really nice variety of food available on the bar menu.

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

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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Smithtown, New York, United States
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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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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 Spa Hotel in Cork
#2 Family 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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Jurys Hotel Cork
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