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The River Lee Hotel

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Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Down duvets, pillow-top beds, minibar, in-room safe

Overview of The River Lee Hotel

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The River Lee Hotel

4 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Western Road, Cork, Cork

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMercy University Hospital4 min walk
  • Popular LocationSaint Fin Barre's Cathedral7 min walk
  • Popular LocationCrawford Art Gallery12 min walk
  • AirportCork (ORK)9 min drive

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About this area

Cork

Located in Cork, The River Lee Hotel is in the city centre and on a river. Glucksman Gallery and Triskel Arts Centre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral and Bells of Shandon. Travelling with kids? Consider Hitchmough's Equestrian Centre and Fota Wildlife Park. Relax and indulge in the area's health/beauty spas, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests love the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Mercy University Hospital - 4 min walk
  • Glucksman Gallery - 5 min walk
  • English Market - 7 min walk
  • Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral - 7 min walk
  • Crawford Art Gallery - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • CORK (Station) - 5 min drive
  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 9 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • The River Club – Al fresco dining bar. Serves lunch and light fare daily.
  • The Grill Room – Serves dinner daily. Reservations required.
  • The Cocktail Bar – Open daily.

About this property

The River Lee Hotel

4-star, family-friendly hotel near Glucksman Gallery
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool and 2 bars/lounges. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a health club, a coffee shop/café and a spa tub are on-site. All 182 rooms feature comforts such as pillowtop beds and down comforters, while conveniences include sitting areas and coffee makers. In-room free WiFi and 24-hour room service are standard, as are LCD TVs with satellite channels.
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.

Guests can surf the web using 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.

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Secured covered self parking on site (EUR 10 per day)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee 6:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–11 AM on weekends: EUR 22.00 for adults and EUR 12.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • High chair
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 8

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Renovated entire property – June 2018
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down duvet
  • Pillow-top mattress

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 55-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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)
  • Covered self-parking fee: EUR 10 per day
  • 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)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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 accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property is a registered Hotel within the meaning of the Irish Tourist Traffic Acts.

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 739 out of 973 reviews
5 - Excellent 76%
Rating 4 - Good. 184 out of 973 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 33 out of 973 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 12 out of 973 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 973 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.6/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I loved the friendly staff, the spaciousness, the views, the huge fitness center, and the location.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
the location is great close to the city and university camp
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The river Lee is a beautiful hotel with amazing views over Cork. The staff were all delightful, professional yet personable which really made the stay. Literally the comfiest bed I have ever slept in with the most amazing breakfast in the morning!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Absolutely beautiful, clean hotel. Staff attitude and service is exemplary!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Too late check in otherwise brilliant
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021