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Belfast
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Decided on a short trip to Cork haven't been in years and decided to try this hotel. It was so good I tried to book a second night but much to my dismay it was fully booked. What a lovely stay from the moment we arrived. Staff were friendly and so attentive the hotel is very comfortable with beautiful décor....

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear Agnes T, Thank you very much for taking the time to review The River Lee, and for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Cork. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly, and I’d like to thank you very much for your wonderful recommendation. It is very much appreciated. I...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We dined at the bar the very first night of the stay. The service was just awful. We waited almost an hour for a burger and some seared scallops, and then quickly contracted what was the worst food poisoning I have ever experienced. It kept me inside the entire next day with severe symptoms and continues to slightly linger. I...

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Roslindale
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the River Lee Hotel for the week of St Patrick's day. It was a nice quiet spot away from all of the craziness of the holiday. We booked an executive suite that had a beautiful view overlooking the city. The bed was very comfortable and the room/bathroom was nice and clean. The hotel was walking-distance from many...

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear Kathleen A, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review of your recent stay with us. It fills me with great pride to read that you couldn’t fault our hotel in any way and you found us to be breath-taking in all senses. All the team here aim to create an atmosphere and feeling of home and relaxation...

Lisbon
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything was perfect, since the check in to check out! Very clean Hotel, perfect location on River Lee, near bars, restaurants, transportation, health and other amenities! Employees were top and great breakfast

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear martinsH3249ZM, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write your review of your recent stay at The River Lee. It was an enormous pleasure to have you stay with us and I’m delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We all truly look forward to welcoming you back to The River Lee in the near...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was the best one we stayed in while we travelled. Free parking was available for our rental. Super big and comfortable rooms, and Great service. Walking to shops and older area and shops. Views were fantastic our our window and loved our stay.

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear Karen M, We are thrilled to hear that you had a great stay with us here at The River Lee, we simply could not ask for better feedback. It truly was a pleasure having you with us as our guests. We look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, Ruairi O’Connor...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is beautiful with comfortable rooms and delicious dining. It also has a nice self park garage. It's in the older downtown area associated with Cork College. It is a 10-15 minute walk from the shopping and pub district.

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Dear Jessica F, We are thrilled to hear that you had a great stay again with us here at The River Lee, we simply could not ask for better feedback. It truly was a pleasure having you with us as our guests and thank you for sharing your experience with others. We look forward to the privilege of welcoming you...

Corpus Christi
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was in a great area along the River. A little bit of a walk to bars and restaurants, but the hotel restaurant was open late for drinks and the wait staff were very nice. The view over the town in the morning was magnificent. It was beautiful!

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Dear Lori B, Thank you for sharing your fantastic review of your stay at The River Lee. I was delighted to read that we able to surpass your expectations on every level. This is the type of experience we strive to create for each and every guest, and it is wonderful to know that you enjoyed every aspect of your...

Pasadena, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights at the beginning of a trip around Ireland. Pulled up in front before parking the car, and a gentleman from reception grabbed our things and had us checked in and our bags stowed in our room before we'd returned from the free parking garage under the hotel. We had a very spacious and comfortable room (#529) with...

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear ktburgess, I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to review The River Lee on TripAdvisor, and indeed for choosing to stay with us on your recent trip to Cork. It means a great deal to us all to know we made a great impression and I'm thrilled to read you had a truly lovely...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for two nights with my husband for a break over Paddy's weekend. We absolutely loved our time at the River Lee and have every intention of visiting again. The hotel itself is cleverly designed with lots of light filtering through to the bedroom corridors as well as the reception, bar and restaurant areas. It exudes an air of spacious...

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear sheilsr, What a truly fantastic review of our hotel and staff. We are thrilled to hear that you had another great stay with us; we simply could not ask for better feedback from one our most valued guests. It is always pleasure having you and your wife with us each year and thank you for sharing your experience with...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights and were very impressed. The guy on reception was very friendly and offered good advice on places to see. The hotel reception was beautiful and our room was very spacious. We had a large bath which was separate from the shower and the bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept in. The...

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Dear Brian-Dublin77, We are thrilled to hear that you had a great stay again with us here at The River Lee, we simply could not ask for better feedback. It truly was a pleasure having you with us as our guests and thank you for sharing your experience with others. We look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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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 

Additional Information about The River Lee

Address: Western Road, Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Centre
Price Range: $194 - $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The River Lee 4*
Number of rooms: 182
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Also Known As:
Jurys Hotel Cork
Cork Jurys Hotel
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Cork
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cork
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cork
#2 Family Hotel in Cork
#2 Spa Hotel in Cork
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“frontal ones over look river and hilly view of the city and cathedral”
 of 5 bubbles AgsThomas, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 529 - upper corner with fabulous view and very spacious!”
 of 5 bubbles ktburgess, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Executive 5th flr rooms are more expensive but included is a lounge with unlimited continental breakfast foods and various beverages”
 of 5 bubbles janerS4447DJ, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a room on the 4th floor , very quiet with a lovely view of the river.”
 of 5 bubbles amandamH8737UB, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Executive room”
 of 5 bubbles ericoF8289AI, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
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