The River Lee Hotel - Cork  4 stars

Western Road, Cork, Ireland  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool


Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center


Steam bath



In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast


The tranquil 4-star River Lee Hotel offers an ideal spot in a central area just outside bistros, bars and markets. Since 2006, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Cork.

Many Cork sights, including Historic Jewish Quarter, Collins Barracks Museum and Church of Christ the King are 20 minutes away from the hotel. Nestled in the rural district and 2km from the city center.

Enclosed by an opera house, historic sites and a cathedral, the hotel offers stunning views over the city.

Just 10 minutes from Cork airport.


The hotel rooms are cozy, all of them come with a laptop-size safe, a minibar, individual climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies and Wi-Fi. Rooms have superb décor and oak furniture.


Every morning a freshly prepared buffet breakfast is served. At the restaurant international dishes are served. Complimentary drinks, pastries and snacks are available at the English 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 luggage storage and a baggage storage.


Guests can find a leisure center, a library and an indoor swimming pool and make use of a sauna, a Jacuzzi and shiatsu massage on the premises. The on-site fitness center features a gym, fitness classes and an aerobics studio.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of rooms   300.

City Center Cork - 4600 ft
Airports Cork (ORK) - 3.8 mi, Kerry (KIR) - 48.2 mi
Train Stations Kent Station - 1.5 mi
Restaurants Cafe Serendipity (cuisine: Irish) - 1200 ft, The Weir Bistro - 1400 ft
Parks Fitzgerald Park - 1400 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Aerobics
  • Tennis
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
  • Video games
Leisure facilities
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Live entertainment
  • Fitness center
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Room toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  2 pm


until  12 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. 

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Bed type: 3 Single beds or Double or Twin beds or Double beds
Size: 185 sq. feet
Room facilities
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    Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed
    Size: 175 sq. feet
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      The River Lee Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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      • Underground stations
      • Train stations
      • Parks
      • Tourist attractions
      • Museums
      • Convention centers
      • Stadiums
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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • Lewis Glucksman Gallery
        400 ft
      • Open Top Bus Tour
        3300 ft
      Popular areas
      • The English Market
        3300 ft
      Places of interest
      • 2300 ft
      • Church of St Anne (Shandon)
        4000 ft
      • Aghada Parish
        4300 ft
      • Aghabullogue Parish
        4300 ft
      • Elizabeth Fort
        4300 ft
      • Kino Cinema
        1700 ft
      • 3300 ft
      • Coillte - Irish Forestry Board
        4300 ft
      Monuments and Landmarks
      • Shandon Steeple
        3700 ft
      • Barryscourt Castle
        4300 ft
      Universities, Institutes
      • University College Cork
        700 ft
      • Alpha Enviromental System
        4300 ft
      • The Opera House
        4300 ft
      • the Institute for Choreography & Dance (icd)
        4300 ft
      • Lavitt's Quay Gallery
        4300 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Cork County Hall
        5200 ft
        Carrigrohane Road, Cork
      • Collins Barracks Museum
        1.1 mi
        Old Youghal Road, Cork
      • Historic Jewish Quarter
        1.3 mi
        Hibernian Buildings, Cork
      • Church of Christ the King
        1.6 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
        1200 ft
        Ballincollig, Cork
      • Fitzgerald Park
        1400 ft
        Mardyke, Cork
      • Cork City Gaol
        2400 ft
        Convent Ave., Cork
      • St Fin Barre's Cathedral
        2300 ft
        Dean St, Cork
      • Cork Vision Centre at St. Peter's
        3000 ft
        North Main St., Cork
      • Nano Nagle Bridge
        3500 ft
        Grand Parade, Cork
      • Lifetime Lab at Old Cork Waterworks
        3600 ft
        Lee Road, Cork

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Cafe Serendipity

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

        1200 ft
        30 Palace View

        Phone: +353 21 2410466

      • The Weir Bistro

        75% likes this, based on 22 reviews

        1400 ft
        Western Road

        Phone: +353 (0) 21 425 2700

      • Reidys Wine Vault Bar

        83% likes this, based on 40 reviews
        Cuisine: British

        1400 ft
        Western Road

        Phone: (021) 4275751

      • Orchids Restaurant at Hayfield Manor

        83% likes this, based on 38 reviews
        Cuisine: Contemporary, International, Irish
        Price Range: USD 95 - USD 95

        1500 ft
        Perrott Avenue

        Phone: 353 (0) 21 484 5900

      • Perrotts Garden Bistro

        60% likes this, based on 53 reviews
        Cuisine: Mediterranean, International, Bistro
        Price Range: USD 63 - USD 83

        1700 ft
        Perrott Avenue

        Phone: 0214845900

      The River Lee Hotel Reviews

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

      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 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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