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The River Lee
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Its not the cheapest hotel in Cork (and i would suggest checking offers on their website before booking with a 3rd party), however it is central (7 minutes to Patrick Street), the facilities are great, breakfast delicious and the staff are really superb. My room had a floor to ceiling window overlooking the River Lee and it was just great.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Dear Edward H,

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 29 May 2014 via mobile

I wouldn't usually recommend staying in a contemporary hotel in such a historic city but... Every rule should have an exception.

This elegantly designed hotel is not perhaps what you'd associate with Cork. The interior has been designed with care and has been executed to a high standard.

But the accommodations are only half the story.

The service is quite simply superb. The staff could not be more helpful. Arriving after a delayed flight the main restaurant was closed and the bar rather noisy... In a moment a table was set in an adjoining room and attentive service and an excellent meal followed.

This is a class act. Recommended.

Stayed: May 2014
1  Thank Squaremeal
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Dear Squaremeal,

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 are the exception to the rule and we thank your for your kind words regarding our design and service.

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 28 May 2014 via mobile

Great service, great location, great facilities, great breakfast.

Stayed for a Saturday night, found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. The room was very nice, the decor lovely.

The gym is relatively new, the pool not too crowded.

All in all, very hard to fault.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank 8MonthTrip
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Dear 8monthtrip,

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 28 May 2014

Stayed at the River Lee for 2 nights on business.
Staff all very helpful and a mine of information on local amenities and attractions. Shame I didn't have time to visit any!
Room was clean, well maintained and quiet, and had all the expected comforts and amenities.
It's worth enquiring about the bed arrangements in your assigned room, as mine (238) had 3 single beds. This was fine for me, but not quite right for a romantic getaway!
I ate in the Weir Bar, which has a nice atmosphere, friendly staff and serves an excellent pint of Guiness. Food was very good, with the best chips I've had for some time.
Breakfast was similarly excellent, with a special mention for Clonakilty black pudding and proper thick cut bacon.
Hotel is in a nice quiet location, about 10 minutes walk from the Grand Parade, which is Cork's main street.
One small black mark, my colleague was given a key to a room that was already occupied. It was quickly sorted out with profuse apologies.

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Dear ITslave,

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 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.

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Thank Finian O
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Thank Jerry L
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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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Thank Roberta C
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about 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: £126 - £275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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