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4.7 out of 5

"The River Lee Hotel is really well located, with good parking, obliging staff and really comfortable rooms right in the heart of he city. It's not sta ... " More

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Hotel Description

The River Lee Hotel's central location gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from English Market. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus 2 bars. Built in 2006, this 4-star hotel has 182 rooms over 4 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a pillowtop bed.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with pillowtop beds, separate sitting areas and 24-hour room service
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Options for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink include a restaurant, a coffee shop and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • On-site recreation includes a health club, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests really like the accommodation for the overall comfort and comfy beds
  • Within a 10-minute walk of Glucksman Gallery and Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral

Classic Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
€158* Per night/room 28 Jul - 29 Jul

Classic Room, 3 Single Beds

Bed Count 3 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Classic Room, 2 Double Beds, View

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room (Cosy)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The River Lee Hotel ratings based on 11 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The River Lee Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (2)
5 out of 5
The River Lee Hotel is really well located, with good parking, obliging staff and really comfortable rooms right in the heart of he city. It's not startlingly cheap but you get what you pay for. Highly recommended.

Posted by on 2 Mar 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Mar 2020

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5 out of 5
The interior design is gorgeous- very luxurious. It’s a real treat to stay here

Posted by on 29 Oct 2019

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5 out of 5
We arrived at the hotel to a warm and friendly welcome from receptionist Natalie Horgan who took time to tell us about local attractions and how to get to them. The food in the restaurant is of a high standard. I would recommend booking a Deluxe room as this gives you access to an exclusive executive lounge.

Posted by , from Dunfermline on 1 Apr 2019

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5 out of 5
Good hotel. Very central. Parking excellent. We were there for two nights. Had a standard room, but really good facilities. Good to have a walk-in shower and plenty of toiletries. Would love to look at the luxury rooms because the standard was better than some luxury rooms in other hotels.

Posted by , from West Cork, Ireland on 17 Jan 2019

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4 out of 5
Welcoming helpful staff and comfortable rooms clean.There is need to upgrade TV service the channels are very limited

Posted by on 26 Nov 2018

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5 out of 5
Great...location, cleanliness, decor, bar / restaurant all top notch.

Posted by on 27 Aug 2018

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5 out of 5

Fantastic stay

The hotel was facilities were excellent and the location was spot on. The best thing about the hotel was they staff - all were very friendly and helpful.

Posted by on 13 Mar 2018

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5 out of 5

Good location

Good location with all facilities, carpark and close to city center. Very friendly and Professional staff.

Posted by , from Balterswil/Switzerland on 9 Aug 2017

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Jan 2019

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About the The River Lee Hotel

Location Western Road, Cork, Cork

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 30 March 2020 to 19 July 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

As a guest of The River Lee Hotel, you'll find an indoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a business centre on site. There are 8 meeting rooms available. A library, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the family-friendly The River Lee Hotel. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of The River Lee Hotel was completed in June 2018. This 4-star Cork hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 182 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2006
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Cork (ORK) (7.5 km / 4.7 mi)
  • Train station: CORK (Station) (3.1 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The River Lee Hotel offers 182 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters. 55-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower, designer toiletries and hairdryers. This Cork hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or cupboard

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM and at the weekend from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.

The River Club – This bar serves lunch and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

The Grill Room – This brasserie only serves dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Cocktail Bar – On-site cocktail bar. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 AM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 22.00 for adults and EUR 12.50 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel River Lee
  • Lee Hotel
  • Lee River Hotel
  • River Lee
  • River Lee Cork
  • River Lee Hotel
  • River Lee Hotel Cork
  • The River Lee Hotel Cork
  • The River Lee Hotel Hotel
  • The River Lee Hotel Hotel Cork

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Hospitality Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

  • Green Hospitality Programme

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

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