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The River Lee Hotel

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Classic Room, 2 Double Beds, View | Down comforters, pillowtop beds, minibar, in-room safe

Overview of The River Lee Hotel

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The River Lee Hotel

4-star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
Map
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)15 min drive
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About this area

Cork

Located in Cork, The River Lee Hotel is in the city center 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. Traveling with kids? Consider Titanic Trail and Cobh Heritage Centre. Relax and indulge in the area's health/beauty spa, 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 Kent Station - 12 min drive
  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 15 min drive

Restaurants

  • Café Paradiso - 4 min walk
  • Costigan's Pub - 4 min walk
  • Woolshed Baa & Grill - 5 min walk
  • Fenn's Quay Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Dwyers of Cork - 6 min walk

About this property

The River Lee Hotel

4-star eco-friendly hotel by the river, rejuvenated in 2018
A terrace, a coffee shop/cafe, and a library are just a few of the amenities provided at The River Lee Hotel. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or the steam room. The onsite restaurant, The River Club, features al fresco dining and light fare. Aerobics classes are offered at the health club; the property also has dry cleaning/laundry services, a fireplace in the lobby, and 2 bars. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a business center and babysitting.
Other perks include:
  • An indoor pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and an electric car charging station
  • A water dispenser, tour/ticket assistance, and free newspapers
  • A computer station, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say great things about the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All 182 rooms offer comforts such as 24-hour room service and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as thoughtful touches like air conditioning and separate sitting areas. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Pillowtop mattresses and down comforters
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • 55-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, separate sitting areas, and highchairs

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Lithuanian, Polish, Spanish

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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in 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

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer 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 onsite 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 transportation

  • 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

Restaurants on site

  • The River Club
  • The Grill Room
  • The Cocktail Bar

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Highchair
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • 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/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms - 8

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have 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 stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Renovated entire property - June 2018
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 55-inch Smart 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 are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 11 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • 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 credit cards 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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
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

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

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

Does The River Lee Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The River Lee Hotel?

As of Oct 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The River Lee Hotel on Nov 4, 2022 start from $163.33, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The River Lee Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at The River Lee Hotel?

Self parking is available for EUR 10 per day.

What time is check-in at The River Lee Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).

What time is check-out at The River Lee Hotel?

Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).

Where is The River Lee Hotel located?

This family-friendly Cork hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of University College Cork, Glucksman Gallery, and Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral. Triskel Arts Centre and Cork Opera House are also within 15 minutes. Cork Kent Station is 27 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The River Lee Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The River Lee Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The River Lee Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 757 out of 1004 reviews
5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 187 out of 1004 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 40 out of 1004 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 16 out of 1004 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 1004 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.6/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.5/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Megan
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel was clean and was an excellent location to down town town city center. Staff was attentive knowledgeable and eager to assist. The room was spacious and well appointed. Room service was prompt and delicious. Would recommend
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Ann, Vanderhoof
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice hotel. Only complaint was bedroom was too warm!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Mary
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved my view of the river, floor to ceiling window, the bar, and the lively atmosphere for such a fancy hotel--not stuffy at all!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Regina
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing stay! We were so impressed with this hotel. Beautiful, spacious room with the most comfortable bed. The staff is incredibly kind and the lobby bar is a great spot for happy hour or late night drinks. Perfect location too. Walkable distance to bars, restaurants and shops. It was the most comfortable and high quality place we stayed throughout our entire trip across Ireland!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Leanne
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We love the location of this hotel. It provides ease of access to the downtown core. Staff were amazing, rooms were spacious and very clean, turndown service was a bonus. Two notes for travellers: pool requires you wear a skull cap and there are no USB ports for devices so come prepared with extra adapters if you are travelling from out of country.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Cassie, Colorado Springs
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing property! Lovely staff. Wonderful food. Stunning room.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Leah
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Highly recommend this property!! Location is superb, Staff are beyond amazing, their restaurants are exceptional and we had a stunning suite on the executive floor....highly recommend this hotel
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Louise
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A comfortable stay in a quiet part of town. We were staying on the 5th floor and enjoyed the executive lounge - a nice touch to have a ready supply of drinks, snacks etc on tap.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Ms Janick
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I really like the gentleness and the efficacity of the female staff at the reception. Loved my room which was located at the front of the river. Thank you.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

susan
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel, staff are friendly and helpful. It’s only 10 min walk to the city centre. The beds are comfy and they let us check in at 9am which was really good.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022