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The River Lee Hotel

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Western Road | (Centre), Cork, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Rooms, facilities, cleanliness, food and staff always meet and exceed the highest of standards. Best breakfast buffet in Ireland. Excellent location 5min walk to main streets. Management are clearly at the top of their game consistently.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just returned from a 2 night stay on the family package. It's the little touches; hot hand towels to freshen up on arrival, little river Lee teddies and activity books for the kids at dinner, bottled water on check out for your journey home. All the staff seem happy to work there. The rooms are lovely, we got a river... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel as its name suggests is located on the Lee River, away from the hustle of the downtown area and a fairly short walk to it. Our room was large and overlooked the Lee River - nice watching a swan pair with their 4 cygnets swimming around. The room had a floor to ceiling bay window with room for... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I stayed at the River Lee for just one night at the end of our vacation and would highly recommend it! The front desk was extremely accommodating by adding an extra bed to our room for our 12 year old son, as well as recommending restaurants and things to do on our quick stay in Cork. The... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the most wonderful stay at The River Lee Hotel. From the first moment we stepped inside, we were treated like royalty. The hotel is simply beautiful and so close to the center of town, walking distance from everything we needed. The front desk workers were so accommodating, helpful and willing to help with any question. The restaurant and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Permamently helpful staff, extremely efficient and welcoming. The bar area is lovely and the staff are capable of multi tasking :-) Finally, I really have to say that the rooms are excellent, but the room cleaning staff go above and beyond, even ensuring that your things are laid out for you in the bathroom. Second to none in room cleaning... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed one night at The River Lee Hotel during our road trip through Ireland. Very glad we did so! The hotel was very nice, and done in a modern style. It was a little difficult to get to (we didn't really understand how addresses worked in Ireland), but worth it once we got there. Our room was spacious, well-appointed... More 

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Colne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned from a holiday in southern Ireland that ended with a two;-night stay in the River Lee. A wonderful hotel; bright, spacious and so well located. Nothing was too much trouble for any member of staff who made my husband and myself so welcome. Would highly recommend this hotel to any traveller to Cork. An amazing hotel.

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Columbia, MO
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms were a nice size for 3 adults. The front desk customer service was outstanding. They were great with directions and recommendations for dinners and drinks. Everytime we entered the hotel we were greeted with a smile. Wonderful location - close enough that you can walk around but far enough away to avoid lots of noise.

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer M, Thank you for your fantastic review of The River Lee Hotel following your recent stay with us. I am so pleased that every aspect of your stay impressed. Thank you also for your positive recognition of a number of areas of the hotel which you enjoyed during your visit such as our 'outstanding' customer care at Front... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice modern hotel, clean, great staff, friendly welcome and good breakfast. Location is good, 10 mins walk from the City Centre. So why the average rating? Unfortunately the bedding caused an allergic reaction and I spent a sleepless night itching with a nasty rash. To add insult to injury, an early morning alarm call woke me when I did... More 

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee Hotel, responded to this review

Dear debsywalker, I would firstly like to thank you for choosing to stay with us at the River Lee. We really appreciate your kind comments about your stay, I was however concerned to learn you suffered from a poor nights sleep. We provide duck down duvets, set in bespoke Egyptian cotton linen which is laundered each day for us by... More 

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