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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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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 498 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days 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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Reading
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We treated ourselves to a stay in 5* luxury at the River Lee and recommended it to several friends, one of which immediately booked there. The room was spacious and very comfortable and the bed was simply enormous. We had a lovely view over Cork city and the river below. The hotel is ideally situated close to the University (less... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for 3 nights whilst visiting family in the city and had a great stay. The hotel is just on the edge of the city centre towards the university - a pleasant stroll into town in one direction and some excellent green space in the other. Perfect for a walk or to let the kids burn off some steam! First... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is modern, sits right on the river, but is not exactly convenient for being in the heart of the city. It is still about a 10-15 min walk into town, which is nice if you like to stroll. I was given room 246, which sits directly above the health club studio, where classes are taught starting at 7:00am... More 

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

Dear ds19822015, I am very sorry to hear of your very disappointing visit to The River Lee Hotel recently. From the outset, I would like to apologise unreservedly for what was understandably, a disappointing stay for you and your family. I am truly sorry for this. I can understand your reservations about returning to The River Lee Hotel but we... More 

Baildon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights for our first wedding anniversary. The hotel is fantastic, service was excellent and we felt very welcome. We were upgraded to an executive room with a great view of the river. Bed was amazing! Our only issue was noise caused by renovation works. We were woken up by drilling which went on for hours!... More 

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

Dear Elizabeth F, What a wonderful review of our hotel, thank you. We are incredibly appreciative of your feedback and thank you for sharing your experience with others. It is very gratifying to know that we exceeded your expectations. We do our utmost to ensure that all of our guests are well taken care of throughout their stay. I'm pleased... More 

Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights at the River Lee Hotel and really like this hotel. The hotel is very modern and clean, with big spacious rooms and very comfortable beds.Hotel is also in a great location, about 10 to 15 minutes by cab from the bus station, and within walking distance of shopping, the University of Cork, St Anns church, the... More 

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

Dear 2013OnTheGO2013, I would like to thank you very much for choosing to stay at The River Lee Hotel on your recent trip to Cork, and also for taking the time to write your lovely review of our hotel. Your comments were an absolute delight to read. Thank you very much indeed for your marvellous praise of our hotel and... More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great hotel. Modern look. Since you walk in there you feel the hospitality of the staff. Amazing rooms with all the comfort and super clean. Very comfy beds with great pillows. The best breakfast , healthy food and the service is great. Have a bar and terrace by the river that invite you to spend a evening there. Close walking... More 

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

Dear LindaP33176, Thank you for taking the time to write about us following your stay, I am delighted you enjoyed your experience at The River Lee Hotel. We strive to provide exceptional customer service for all of our guests and it is very rewarding to know we were able to do this for you. The smallest of details really do... More 

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  • 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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