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The River Lee
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin 6
1 review
“Still the best”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed for four days at the River Lee Hotel again in May. Cannot say enough good about it ... the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff is extraordinary. Though the hotel was really busy with several bus tours of overseas visitors, I was struck by the treatment of these guests and the time taken by staff, to make them feel welcome. I really like this hotel - a home away from home in some respects but a fine hotel with all that that entails, also. I look forward to my next visit.

  • 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 Finian 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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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We arrived at River Lee Hotel about 12 noon [ahead of schedule] on 23-5-14 to be greeted by Kevin at reception and told our room was already ready[430].This was an excellent room with an excellent view.The entire stay went very pleasantly by thanks in no small way to the Hotel and its staff-The River Lee Hotel in the city by the Lee.

  • 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 JerryL,

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 be sure to pass on your kind words to Kevin.

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
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

My parents and I spent a couple of days at the River Lee Hotel and we felt enthusiastic about everything. Rooms are huge, clean, full equiped and with a spectacular view on the River and on the main Cork Cathedral. Staff is very friendly and kind. Dinner at the Weir Restaurant was excellent, just fresh and local food served in a very elegant way.

  • 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 Roberta C,

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 we exceeded your expectations throughout your stay.

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

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager
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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

This Hotel meets all my needs, efficient reception, Comfortable beds, great breakfast, friendly bar with atmosphere and easy spacious parking all within walking distance of the City.
The breakfast was amazing and the view down the river was beautiful. We didn't eat dinner here but enjoyed a nightcap when we came back.
A great hotel whether on business or leisure.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Deirdre D,

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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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

With a disabled relative and lots of small children our family were all staying here, for a wedding in the city. Staff were very helpful and super friendly. Pool is great, allowing young children in any time of day. We also had a 40th birthday party in the weir room, great BBQ food and service again.

Stayed May 2014
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Belinda 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 you enjoyed the special occasion and that you enjoyed our BBQ's culinary delights.

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

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

I spent a lovely weekend in the River Lee Hotel last month and I would recommend it to anybody. The staff were lovely and helpful especially a young man in the bar named Andrew who was very polite, friendly and professional and really went out of his way to look after myself and my husband.

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 ZoeOk,

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 be sure to pass on your kind words to Andrew in our Weir Bar.

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 26 May 2014

Only spent one night but the rooms were brand new, clean, beds were excellent. Full breakfast buffer was included and excellent. Gluten free table. Would recommend and easily stay here as a home spot for day trips all around the area. Parking included.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Thank Jagnes1
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Jagnes 1,

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 Romantic Hotel in Cork
#2 Family 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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