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“Fantastic Stay”
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The River Lee
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic Stay”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We only stayed one night at the River Lee, but I can assure you when we come to Ireland again, this hotel will be at the top of our list. We were greeted with a smile, offered hot towels to refresh us, and a bottle of water. We had booked a King room on the Executive level. Once we checked in, we got settled into our room which has a gorgeous view of the river. We had a spot of tea and some snacks in the executive lounge and then went off to explore. It was quite a miserable day, but we made the best of it. We enjoyed a lovely nights rest and breakfast in the executive lounge the next morning. Great hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Dear kiki77381,

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review of the River Lee Hotel.

We are delighted your enjoyed your time with us and we thank you for your kind words regarding our facilities and staff. We are happy to hear your had the opportunity to experience our Executive Floor and Lounge.

We truly look forward to welcoming you back to The River Lee Hotel in the future.

kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager.
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visited this Hotel 18th/19th July
Staff warm and freindly ,rooms clean and comfortable .
A residents lounge would be a great improvement as the bar area is exceptionaly busy and noisy when a function is in progress.
Would certainly recommend

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Dear globetrottersmidlands,

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review of the River Lee Hotel.

We are delighted your enjoyed your time with us and we thank you for your kind words regarding our facilities and staff.

We truly look forward to welcoming you back to The River Lee Hotel in the future.

kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager.
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Reigate
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

From start to finish this is a superb oasis of pleasure - luxury at an affordable price with exceptionally pleasant staff, fantastic food to die for especially the breakfasts (massive fresh fruit selection, amazing homemade granola, super foods galore, scrambled egg that is NOT overcooked etc, etc). Rooms are SO comfortable and clean, with everything you need except biscuits (but you don't REALLY need those). The whole environmental experience was happy and relaxing and practically perfect in every way! :) We will definitely return!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Dear SusieC,

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review of the River Lee Hotel.

We are delighted your enjoyed our culinary delights at breakfast and we thank you kindly for your feedback regarding our facilities and staff.

We truly look forward to welcoming you back to The River Lee Hotel in the future.

kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager.
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Cumming, Georgia
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

great four star hotel that should be rated as a five star hotel. Staff was helpful with all our needs and made great suggestions on what to do in and around Cork. wonderful breakfast which was included.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Dear fredb,

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review of the River Lee Hotel.

We are delighted your enjoyed your time with us and we thank you for your kind words regarding our facilities and staff.
We truly look forward to welcoming you back to The River Lee Hotel in the future.

kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager.
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed here for a concert in May and truly I have only the highest praise for this hotel, the staff were very courteous, helpful and friendly. Our bedroom was spacious, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was a treat, fresh fruit and a beautiful hot breakfast with great coffee. We had a delicious meal In the restaurant. The hotel throughout was spotless. Underground car-parking a bonus with a lift up to your bedroom level. I would highly recommend this excellent hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Dear Tyronegal346,

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review of the River Lee Hotel.

We are delighted your enjoyed your time with us and we thank you for your kind words regarding our facilities and staff.

We truly look forward to welcoming you back to The River Lee Hotel in the future.

kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager.
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Co. Offaly
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 22, 2014

From check in to check out, the RIVER LEE HOTEL exceeded our expectations!! Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. All of the younger staff really seem to enjoy working there. Managers and friendly and very approachable. I strongly recommend this hotel for business or pleasure. I have nothing bad to say. An excellent stay......we could have a stayed a lot longer!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear CathalB,

Thank you for taking the time to post your fantastic review of the River Lee Hotel.

We are delighted your enjoyed your time with us and we thank you for your kind words regarding our facilities, management and staff.

We truly look forward to welcoming you back to The River Lee Hotel in the future.

kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager.
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Louth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed in the River Lee Hotel for three nights in June 2014. We had a brilliant stay and have no complaints about anything. The staff, especially Amanda, were fantastic to deal with. The staff personalised our trip, a trio of mini desserts with a happy birthday message for my partner was waiting for us in the room when we arrived. The room was extremely spacious and comfortable. The food in the bar and at breakfast was delicious. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear Emma M,

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review of the River Lee Hotel.

We are delighted your enjoyed your time with us and we thank you for your kind words regarding our facilities and staff and I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to Amanda.

We truly look forward to welcoming you back to The River Lee Hotel in the future.

kind regards,
Ruairi O'Connor,
General Manager.
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Property: The River Lee
Address: Western Road, Cork, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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 Luxury Hotel in Cork
#2 Spa Hotel in Cork
#2 Romantic 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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