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The River Lee Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Just spent a lovely week at The River Lee. A ten minute walk to City Centerfor great shopping and dining. A five min walk to UCC. Staff so helpful and knowledgeable. Rooms were a nice size and very clean with super comfy beds. Always nice to look out and see the River Lee! Only be hung missing was a little shop where you could get snacks or a few necessary items. All in all, a great accommodation!

It was very nice, clean, chic and affordable. Staff was great

Couldn't have been more happy with the hotel. Breakfast buffet was excellent.

A very nice hotel with excellent amenities - great gym facilities, good restaurant options on site and very helpful staff - no complaints at all. We do usually book boutiques and this hotel was a little more mainstream than our usual taste.

This is perhaps one of the best hotels in Cork. Room was neat, the bed was very comfortable, not to soft not to hard. The bathroom was very roomy with a shower stall and a separate tub, all in great condition. The food was very good, but in my opinion the menu was limited, specially if you are staying for a few days. Restaurants are close by perhaps 10 minute walk. My only complaint would be the air conditioning not working properly, temperature needs to be adjusted from the front desk, and never went below 21 degrees. My preference is 18 to 19 degrees celsius (65 F). So at some point the room felt warm.

The River Lee Hotel is a nicely kept hotel and overall a good value. It's a little off to the side of the busier parts of town but I prefer it that way. The rooms are nice and the staff was overall good with a couple hiccups...such as completely ignoring us for 15 mins in the bar until I finally just went and grabbed someone's attention. Also promised me a newspaper each morning that didn't come. That's pretty minor but a little annoying. The 2 main strikes I had against the hotel are: the parking lot was small and completely full with tiny spots that I couldn't even fit in if they opened up - we circled around and around way too long; and the food I had there wasn't that good - not horrible but not good either. That said, I would stay there again if I'm in Cork again.

Great centrally located hotel with validated parking in their garage. Walking distance to English Market and walking/shopping area. Helpful staff. Maker sure print out your booking receipt in advance especially if requesting breakfast.

Helpful staff, delicious food, comfortable rooms, wifi, good value, and top notch location between UCC and Cork city. I would definitely stay there again.

My stay at the River Lee Hotel was a great experience. The staff were very polite, professional and friendly. The cost was excellent compared to the other smaller hotels in the area. I would definitely stay at the River Lee again on my next visit to Cork, and recommend it to others.

It was a great location in Cork. The free parking garage was great, beds were really comfortable, it was a nice relaxing hotel to stay in. Definitely would recommend it especially for the price when compared to other hotels throughout the country at that price.

VEry well-designed and comfortable, with easy access to the amenities and the city

Western Road Cork Cork

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral and University College Cork
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

The River Lee Hotel places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral and University College Cork. This 182-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On a river, it's also near Bells of Shandon and St. Anne's Shandon Church.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Rooms

All 182 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.


Property features

At The River Lee Hotel, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. There's free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 3 Twin Beds

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for The River Lee Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (7) Business (1)
5

cork comfort

Everyone

Just spent a lovely week at The River Lee. A ten minute walk to City Centerfor great shopping and dining. A five min walk to UCC. Staff so helpful and knowledgeable. Rooms were a nice size and very clean with super comfy beds. Always nice to look out and see the River Lee! Only be hung missing was a little shop where you could get snacks or a few necessary items. All in all, a great accommodation!

By , from suburban Chicago on Jan 13, 2017

5
Everyone

It was very nice, clean, chic and affordable. Staff was great

By on Jul 7, 2016

5
Everyone

Couldn't have been more happy with the hotel. Breakfast buffet was excellent.

By on May 29, 2016

5

great hotel

Couples

A very nice hotel with excellent amenities - great gym facilities, good restaurant options on site and very helpful staff - no complaints at all. We do usually book boutiques and this hotel was a little more mainstream than our usual taste.

By on Apr 20, 2015

4

business trip

BusinessTravelers

This is perhaps one of the best hotels in Cork. Room was neat, the bed was very comfortable, not to soft not to hard. The bathroom was very roomy with a shower stall and a separate tub, all in great condition. The food was very good, but in my opinion the menu was limited, specially if you are staying for a few days. Restaurants are close by perhaps 10 minute walk. My only complaint would be the air conditioning not working properly, temperature needs to be adjusted from the front desk, and never went below 21 degrees. My preference is 18 to 19 degrees celsius (65 F). So at some point the room felt warm.

By on Jan 12, 2015

4

visited cork for a couple days on leisure

Couples

The River Lee Hotel is a nicely kept hotel and overall a good value. It's a little off to the side of the busier parts of town but I prefer it that way. The rooms are nice and the staff was overall good with a couple hiccups...such as completely ignoring us for 15 mins in the bar until I finally just went and grabbed someone's attention. Also promised me a newspaper each morning that didn't come. That's pretty minor but a little annoying. The 2 main strikes I had against the hotel are: the parking lot was small and completely full with tiny spots that I couldn't even fit in if they opened up - we circled around and around way too long; and the food I had there wasn't that good - not horrible but not good either. That said, I would stay there again if I'm in Cork again.

By on Nov 13, 2014

4

central location-modern hotel!

Couples

Great centrally located hotel with validated parking in their garage. Walking distance to English Market and walking/shopping area. Helpful staff. Maker sure print out your booking receipt in advance especially if requesting breakfast.

By on Sep 28, 2014

5

excellent

Couples

Helpful staff, delicious food, comfortable rooms, wifi, good value, and top notch location between UCC and Cork city. I would definitely stay there again.

By on Jun 18, 2014

5

great hotel experience

Couples

My stay at the River Lee Hotel was a great experience. The staff were very polite, professional and friendly. The cost was excellent compared to the other smaller hotels in the area. I would definitely stay at the River Lee again on my next visit to Cork, and recommend it to others.

By on Nov 11, 2013

5

great stay

Couples

It was a great location in Cork. The free parking garage was great, beds were really comfortable, it was a nice relaxing hotel to stay in. Definitely would recommend it especially for the price when compared to other hotels throughout the country at that price.

By on Aug 4, 2011