River Lee  4 stars

Western Road, Cork, Cork, Ireland  show mapSave
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The stylish River Lee Hotel is situated in the entertainment district next to a cathedral, an opera house and colleges. Since 2006, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Cork.

Set in historic Cork, minutes away from Collins Barracks Museum, Cork County Hall and Church of Christ the King. Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald Park and St Fin Barre's Cathedral in Cork are located nearby.

Though placed near bistros, bars and markets, the hotel offers a leisure center, an indoor swimming pool and a cocktail lounge for on-site relaxation.

Just 10 minutes from Cork airport.


All 180 cosy guestrooms feature modern facilities. All of the rooms have a stunning view over the city. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with free toiletries, a hairdryer and slippers available in all guestrooms.


A freshly prepared breakfast is served every morning. The outdoor restaurant offers light international cuisine. Complimentary drinks, pastries and snacks are available at the coffee bar.


For business guests River Lee Hotel offers a business center, internet connection and a photocopier, while leisure travelers can enjoy a safe deposit box, a lift and currency exchange.


The on-site spa center offers massage, Jacuzzi and aromatherapy. The on-site fitness center features fitness classes and a gym.


Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of rooms   182.

City Center Cork - 4300 ft
Airports Cork (ORK) - 3.8 mi, Kerry (KIR) - 48.2 mi
Train Stations Kent Station - 1.5 mi
Restaurants Cafe Serendipity (cuisine: Irish) - 1000 ft, Orchids Restaurant at Hayfield Manor (cuisine: Contemporary, International, Irish) - 1500 ft
Parks Fitzgerald Park - 1500 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Children's play area
  • Video games
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Hot tub
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • CD player
  • Hi-Fi



from  12 pm


until  4 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Size: 185 sq. feet
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      Size: 175 sq. feet
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        River Lee LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Lewis Glucksman Gallery
          400 ft
        • Open Top Bus Tour
          3300 ft
        • Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
          4000 ft
        Popular areas
        • The English Market
          3300 ft
        Places of interest
        • Beamish & Crawfords Brewery
          2300 ft
        • Church of St Anne (Shandon)
          3700 ft
        • Aghabullogue Parish
          4000 ft
        • Aghada Parish
          4000 ft
        • Elizabeth Fort
          4000 ft
        • Kino Cinema
          1700 ft
        • Capitol Cinema
          3300 ft
        • Coillte - Irish Forestry Board
          4000 ft
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • Shandon Steeple
          3700 ft
        • Barryscourt Castle
          4000 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • University College Cork
          1000 ft
        • Alpha Enviromental System
          4000 ft
        • The Opera House
          4000 ft
        • the Institute for Choreography & Dance (icd)
          4000 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Cork County Hall
          1.0 mi
          Carrigrohane Road, Cork
        • Collins Barracks Museum
          1.0 mi
          Old Youghal Road, Cork
        • Historic Jewish Quarter
          1.2 mi
          Hibernian Buildings, Cork
        • Church of Christ the King
          1.5 mi
          Turner's Cross, Cork
        • RollerJam Roller Skate Rink
          3.9 mi
          1st Floor, Supernova, Link Road, Ballincollig, Cork

        Near the hotel

        • Royal Gunpowder Mills
          1300 ft
          Ballincollig, Cork
        • Fitzgerald Park
          1500 ft
          Mardyke, Cork
        • St Fin Barre's Cathedral
          2100 ft
          Dean St, Cork
        • Cork City Gaol
          2500 ft
          Convent Ave., Cork
        • Cork Vision Centre at St. Peter's
          2800 ft
          North Main St., Cork
        • Nano Nagle Bridge
          3300 ft
          Grand Parade, Cork
        • St. Peter and Paul's Church
          3700 ft
          Paul St., Cork

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Cafe Serendipity

          82% likes this, based on 109 reviews
          Cuisine: Irish

          1000 ft
          30 Palace View

          Phone: +353 21 2410466

        • Orchids Restaurant at Hayfield Manor

          85% likes this, based on 36 reviews
          Cuisine: Contemporary, International, Irish
          Price Range: USD 95 - USD 95

          1500 ft
          Perrott Avenue

          Phone: 353 (0) 21 484 5900

        • The Weir Bistro

          69% likes this, based on 31 reviews

          1600 ft
          Western Road

          Phone: +353 (0) 21 425 2700

        • Reidys Wine Vault Bar

          80% likes this, based on 24 reviews
          Cuisine: British

          1600 ft
          Western Road

          Phone: (021) 4275751

        • Cafe Paradiso

          70% likes this, based on 293 reviews
          Cuisine: Vegetarian
          Price Range: USD 34 - USD 160

          1900 ft
          16 Lancaster Quay

          Phone: 00353214277939

        River Lee Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at River Lee

        Average guest rating

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        Based on 836 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Older travelers

          Elegant, modern but simple and unpretentious. Comfortable and unfussy with excellent amenities and professional and friendly staff.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          The views, the facilities in the room & the proximity to UCC.

          A room booked for three people should have three towels and enough shampoo

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The comfort, the spa/swimming pool. It is close to city center and cinema.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Lovely hotel. We received hot towels on arrival to wipe our hands.very central to the city about 5-8 mins walk.very special to us as we got engaged the weekend that we were there.would diffently visit this hotel again.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          I loved my stay so much that I hating checking out time, from the moment I checked in it was pure luxury. I found the staff extremely friendly and courteous, nothing was too much trouble for them. And I will be visiting again very soon.

          Except my lack of knowledge of the city and getting to the hotel there is nothing bad I can say about this hotel, it has become a firm favourite when I want a break.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          It was 5 star luxury at a 4 star price. The staff were brilliant, always happy to help and had smiles on their faces. The food was lovely too.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          We were upgraded to a suit and it was amazing. We had fabulous views over looking the river and the size of the bedroom was huge! It would have been nice to have had a spa bath in the bathroom. Lovely soft robes, nespresso coffee machine. Great swimming pool and gym.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Courtesy and helpfulness of staff, pleasant location, very comfortable and spotlessly clean rooms, superb breakfast, good swimming pool.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          I couldn't compliment this hotel any more, I was amazed at the standard of service and added to an incredible experience. Room was amazing with a fantastic view. Would definitely stay at the River Lee again if i'm back in Cork.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          No tv in hotel bar. All hotels are too expensive in Ireland and €120 on a Sunday night is not good value for money in any hotel.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          General decor, pool, location

          Staff wernt very friendly

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Location, free car park

          The breakfast is way too expensive, so we didnt take it. Found alternative solution, was more fun that way, and far cheaper. Wednesday the pool wasnt open, though we planned to have a swim before leaving:-(

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Thought the spa was not very good, had to press flush 3 things to get it to work and break-fast over priced

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Very professional staff, great location, very comfortable rooms

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Lovely hotel. central to cork city.godd facilities.good swimming pool.room modern with good space for three with individual beds and lovely bathroom. bar area nice overlooking river lee..

          Price of breakfast so went somewhere else.

          • Average rating
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