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The River Lee
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great start to a holiday.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

A Warm welcome from friendly and helpful staff with great service throughout the stay. A comfortable and well appointed room (4th floor) with access to an executive lounge with free goodies and drinks. Good food in the restaurant and bar. Free secure underground parking, and all within pleasant walking distance of town. What is there to dislike?

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Steve C
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Dear Steve C,

We truly appreciate your fantastic comments regarding our hotel facilities and staff. I'm delighted to read you enjoyed our Executive Floor and Executive Lounge.
Your wonderful praise is greatly appreciated and I certainly look forward to welcoming you back here again to The River Lee Hotel.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Flawless hotel, brilliant staff and location. perfect for couples or families, caters for all age groups. lovely bar and restaurant. incredibly welcoming on arrival. will be staying in this hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Tim C
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Dear TimC,

We truly appreciate your fantastic comments regarding our hotel facilities and staff. Your wonderful praise is greatly appreciated and I certainly look forward to welcoming you back here again to The River Lee Hotel.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor
General Manager
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Cork
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

We recently used the River Lee Hotel as a venue for our 100+ family reunion celebration. We found the venue perfectly located for access, the staff exceptionally helpful, the food excellent & the rooms very comfortable. As guests of the hotel outside the event we were very well cared for - not often completely pleased - this venue was exceptional. I can highly recommend it for accommodation, location & service!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EleanorBotwright
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Dear EleanorBotwright,

We truly appreciate your fantastic comments regarding our hotel facilities and staff. I'm delighted to read your family gathering was a success from beginning to end. It was our pleasure to host such a wonderful occasion.
Your wonderful praise is greatly appreciated and I certainly look forward to welcoming you back here again to The River Lee Hotel.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

From the wonderful warm welcome on arrival to the ice cool bottles of water provided for the journey home, this city centre hotel ticks all the boxes. We were a group of six. It was our third visit to the River Lee Hotel and this time we had two adjoining rooms overlooking the river. The bedrooms and bathrooms were lovely and spacious and the toiletries by The White Company were a real treat. The beds and pillows were extremely comfortable ensuring a great night's sleep. When we arrived we were checked in by Diana who was very friendly and efficient and always had a lovely smile for us as we passed by reception during our stay. Also I must mention Richard, Kevin and Deirdre on front desk who went out of their way to ensure we had a great stay! Breakfast each morning was a feast. Patrycja and Matt looked after our party and the children are still talking about the hot chocolate! The terrace outside the Bar is a great spot to have a relaxing drink before dinner and if the evening is chilly, lovely warm blankets are provided. We dined in the Weir Bistro and the vegetarian menu was a lovely surprise. The food was delicious and very well presented. Marta and Ingrid ensured that everyone was well looked after, and are a great asset to the Bistro. We also managed to squeeze in a couple of visits to the leisure centre early in the mornings. The children enjoyed the swimming pool and the adults loved the jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. We would have been very happy not to leave the hotel at all but we eventually managed to drag ourselves away to explore the nearby St. Finbarr's Cathedral, which is well worth visiting. The city itself is only about a ten minute walk away so very easily accessed when the teenagers need some retail therapy! I can't recommend this hotel highly enough and can't wait for our next visit.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the river are wonderful.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kathsara
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Kathsara,

We truly appreciate your fantastic comments regarding our hotel facilities and staff. I will certainly pass on your wonderful comments to all our staff- we truly have a wonderful Front Desk Team & Food and Beverage Team- I'm sure they will join me in thanking you for your fantastic comments and recognition.
I'm delighted you were pleased with our culinary delights from our bar and restaurant.

Your wonderful praise is greatly appreciated and I certainly look forward to welcoming you back here again to The River Lee Hotel.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor
General Manager
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Groton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

This was our favorite hotel on our trip to Ireland. Most comfortable bed, air conditioning, and excellent water pressure in the shower. All our basics were met. Then, the room itself is beautiful, and the views overlooking the river were awesome! Absolutely request a room that over looks the river. The staff was so friendly we found ourselves chatting away with them and they were the most helpful about what to do around Cork. It's just far enough away from the city centre that it's not crowded or loud but close enough to walk to. And the underground parking was spacious and easy to navigate to. Will be staying here again for sure! My only complaint is breakfast. Not sure if they just aren't cleaning their plates/bowls or if their dish washer doesn't work well but they appeared dirty and were kind of sticky. Otherwise this place was great.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Caroline S
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Dear Caroline S,

We truly appreciate your fantastic comments regarding our hotel facilities and staff. Your wonderful praise is greatly appreciated and I certainly look forward to welcoming you back here again to The River Lee Hotel.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor
General Manager
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Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Just over a week ago we held a small family gathering which was organised at very short notice for about 35 or so people.

From the minute we set foot in the hotel to consider the venue we were made feel very welcome by all staff. It became a very easy decision to hold the gathering in the hotel bar - the Weir Room - where everyone was made to feel very welcome and very well looked after.

Everyone in the property clearly works very hard to make everyone feel welcome, but those working in the Weir Room Bar were especially hospitable and always pleasant to deal with.

So thank you for accomodating us at relatively short notice, and thank you for making everyone feel so welcome on the night. You all helped everyone enjoy the night.

And all look forward to return visits too......!!

The food we requested was also excellent, with the staff checking regularly on when to bring it out, and that everyone was happy.

THANK YOU!! Great night, and would return in a heartbeat :)

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GuruRebel
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear GuruRebel,

We truly appreciate your fantastic comments regarding our hotel facilities and staff. I'm delighted to read your family gathering was a success from beginning to end. It was our pleasure to host such a wonderful occasion.
Your wonderful praise is greatly appreciated and I certainly look forward to welcoming you back here again to The River Lee Hotel.

Kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor
General Manager
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

My friends and I stayed at the River Lee Hotel this summer for only one night. We arrived and were instantly impressed by the ambiance. Easy access to downtown nightlife (just a two block walk). We didn't get a chance to use the pool but we spent some time in the bar after hours. Michael was very attentive and fun to our needs. The room was excellent (double and single beds) and the bathroom was very clean--even had heated tiles :)

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Roo D
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Roo D,

We truly appreciate your fantastic comments regarding our hotel facilities and staff. I will certainly pass on your kind words to Michael who is a wonderful asset to our team.
Your wonderful praise is greatly appreciated and I certainly look forward to welcoming you back here again to The River Lee Hotel.

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 Family Hotel in Cork
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cork
#2 Spa Hotel in Cork
#2 Luxury 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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