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The River Lee Hotel

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Western Road | (Centre), Cork, Ireland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I just had the most amazing weekend at the River Lee Hotel in Cork. We were celebrating my mom's 60th birthday and had booked her a girly weekend away. On arrival, Deidre at reception was amazing. She had it on record from online booking that it was my mom's birthday. She was so sweet that she upgraded us with access... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful and charming service from the front desk. Friendly and funny service with great recommendations on where to eat and visit during the stay. Hotel is an interesting building with decent rooms and very comfy bed. However do ask for a river view room as ours overlooked the back of the hotel - not especially enthralling.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've had the pleasure of staying at The River Lee Hotel twice this year. First, in January 2015 for two weeks and most recently in June for 8 nights. Both times my room faced the Western Road (main street), facing south with wonderful hillside views particularly during sunrise and sunset. The hotel is clean, tidy, and rather modern - but... More 

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 4 days. It is a very comfortable hotel with a pleasant ambience and, above all, a very helpful and attentive staff. Breakfast is very good- mango yoghurt in particular is fantastic!, but there is a good range of items. Free wifi in rooms and lobby areas is well connected and efficient. There is also a small computer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tired ! Long days work !! Arrived in Cork very late !! Given a beautiful room overlooking the river Lee in this smart modern hotel. The room facilities were excellent including one of George Clooney's coffee machines. After 5 blissful hours sleep a fantastic shower I arrived down for breakfast!!! Nothing could prepare you for the wonderful array if fruit... More 

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

Dear Kenno2, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us at The River Hotel. As a Travellers’ Choice winner 2015, we’re always looking for ways to give our guests the best possible experience and therefore your comments regarding our staff are wonderful to hear. I'm thrilled you had an opportunity to experience our Executive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannot fault this hotel! The staff on reception are lovely and friendly, given a hot towel on arrival. Great service in the bar and restaurant. Wide variety of choice for breakfast. The rooms are clean and tidy and there is a good gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam room!

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

Dear Amy W, We are thrilled to hear that you had a great stay with us here at The River Lee Hotel, we simply could not ask for better feedback. It truly was a pleasure having you with us as our guests and thank you for sharing your experience with others. We are genuinely delighted that you enjoy your stay... More 

London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a good location, has friendly staff and is modern and well appointed. The room was clean, spacious and had all the amenities we needed. The disappointment? The room looked out onto a white wall about 2.5m away - giving little light and providing zero view. For a hotel that boasts about its views, I can only... More 

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

Dear karljhamilton, Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience with me and my team, we greatly appreciate the time you spared to do so. I am obviously very disappointed that we were not able to meet or indeed exceed your expectations in regards to your room allocation on your recent stay but nevertheless thankful for your feedback. I... More 

offaly, ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a college course. Modern hotel, room spotless and clean, ate in the restaurant for which the food was fabulous. This hotel is so close to town. Staff so friendly and efficient.

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

Dear ollieOffaly_Ireland, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your feedback regarding your stay at The River Lee Hotel. I appreciate these things take time, and the comments you made are very much valued and useful. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and I hope you will return again if you... More 

Castleknock, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to The River Lee Hotel and were as pleased with it this time as we were last year. The reception staff were very gracipus and efficient. Special thanks go to Kevin and Emma who helped with booking cabs and taking care of our luggage. Our room was lovely, overlooking the river and was spacious. The... More 

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

Dear eileenoduill, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write your review of your stay at The River Lee Hotel. It was an enormous pleasure to have you stay with us and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and you were made feel welcome. Our staff are the corner stone of our hotel and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Warm welcome when I arrived very early and later got a phone call from Megan, the receptionist to say my room was ready at 12pm and my bags were already in my room. Great service for a 4* hotel. Fantastic modern hotel, over looking the river Lee with great views of the city. Excellent staff who cannot do a enough... More 

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

Dear mariemA2198QZ, Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us at The River Hotel. As a Travellers’ Choice winner 2015, we’re always looking for ways to give our guests the best possible experience and therefore your comments regarding our staff are wonderful to hear. We are incredibly lucky to work with a team of dedicated... More 

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