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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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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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54 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredibly comfortable and lovely staff! We stayed for almost a week and were very pleased with the accommodations. The food was a bit pricey, but there are many places to enjoy in the city of Cork. The location is perfect - close to UCC and a short walk to the city center. The staff was extremely helpful and tended to... More 

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Tipperary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed only one night in family room at the River Lee hotel but it felt much longer as was so relaxing and will definitely return.Room was excellent with very comfortable beds.All staff we encountered were really friendly and helpful.Breakfast was one of the best we have had in a hotel and the children really enjoyed using the pool.

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County Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staff are very friendly and attentive Ambience is excellent especially in the outdoor restaurant area with beautiful view over the River Lee Room was comfortable but TV channels were minimal and no relaxing seating in the room

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Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel which has good facilities with complimentary swimming pool and spa for guests. On checking in, the young man on reception was very polite, friendly and efficient. Room was spacious with very comfortable beds, nicely furnished with good bathroom facilities. The reception and lounge areas are comfortable and spacious with plenty of natural... More 

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

Dear Sean C, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at The River Lee recently and for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly. Thank you very much for your wonderful praise of our hotel, locality, and especially our staff. I will be certain to pass... More 

West Hartford, CT
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109 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The views of the river Lee from many of the rooms are stunning. The hotel is ultra modern but very comfortable. It is close to city center and had an abundant breakfast buffet. The dinner at the restaurant was delicious.

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

Dear msesqct, I would very much like to thank you for taking the time to review The River Lee and indeed for choosing to stay with us on your recent trip to Cork. It gives me great pleasure to read you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly. I am delighted to know you were impressed by the spectacular views from your... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel for our 30th wedding anniversary from the 22nd August for 2 nights and the hotel lived up to its high class reputation as being the best hotel in Cork. We had a deluxe room on the top floor which was excellent with a nice view, a full sky package on the TV and it had... More 

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

Dear Steve2364, It truly was a pleasure having you with us as our guests and thank you for sharing your experience with others, I do appreciate the time you spared to do so. Our sole aim is to provide a calm and relaxing ambience on our Executive Floor so our guests can truly unwind and feel as comfortable as if... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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174 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My stay at this hotel over a two-week stay on business was quite simply the best I have experienced in my wide travels. Everything about it was just right -- not too fancy, not too basic, just right. The bedding, the room's silent and efficient air con, the quiet view of trees at the back, the super-fast lifts, the glorious... More 

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

Dear NW_Raven, What a truly spectacular review of our hotel and one that truly encapsulates what is great about The River Lee. Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your recent two week stay with us. It was our absolute pleasure to have you as our guests and I know our team will be overjoyed to know you... More 

Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a great one night stay here. Close to the city centre, easily in walking distance of several restaurants, pubs and shops. Full access to the adjacent gym, including the pool and sauna. The breakfast selection was unparalleled. Rooms were excellently furnished and large. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The only con was the strange absence of vending machines,... More 

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

Dear Kyle B, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at The River Lee recently and for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly. Thank you very much for your wonderful praise of our hotel, locality, and especially our staff. I will be certain to pass... More 

Reading
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had two nights and found everything to a high standard. The food in the bar was good on both nights and the buffet breakfast was extensive. Staff werevery helpful. Like others were there during the renovations but noise didnt affect us adversley. The broadband was down for a short time in the afternoon due to building work but reception... More 

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

Dear Tutu2Reading, I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to review The River Lee on Tripadvisor, and indeed for choosing to stay with us on your recent trip to Cork. It gives me great pleasure to know that you "found everything to a high standard" particularly the food in our bar and our breakfast buffet.... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We often stay is this hotel as a family, as it is so close to Cork city centre. The staff are always very professional and polite, with nice little touches like giving little teddy bears to the kids, and hot towels and bottles of water when departing. The rooms are spotless, the pool is great for kids, and the riverside... More 

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

Dear Paul M, I would like to thank you very much for choosing to stay at The River Lee on your recent trip to Cork, and also for taking the time to write your lovely review of our hotel. It was an absolute delight to read. Thank you very much indeed for your marvellous praise of our hotel and of... More 

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What travelers say

  • Very good(19)
  • Great location(15)
  • Car park(12)
  • Executive Lounge(11)
  • Friendly and helpful(7)
  • Would highly recommend(6)
  • Bar food(5)
  • Front desk staff(4)
  • Short walk(4)
  • FREE parking(4)
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