The River Lee Hotel  4 stars

Western Road, Cork, Ireland  show mapSave
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River Lee Hotel is located in a commercial area of Cork in close proximity to Sanovitae Health and Fitness Club, Victorian Everyman Theatre and Collins Barracks Museum. Since 2006, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Cork.

The hotel is ideally located in entertainment district of the city, close to an opera house, historic sites and a cathedral. A 20-minute drive to the center of Cork.

The contemporary hotel offers quick access to bistros, bars and markets.

Due to its ideal location, it will only take you a 10-minute drive to get to the Cork airport.


All 180 cosy rooms offer radio, a telephone and a safe as well as en suite bathrooms with a power shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Rooms also feature cork floor and oak furnishing.


A freshly prepared breakfast is served every morning. The Hotel And Gives All restaurant serves international cuisine. The stylish coffee bar features a terrace, an outdoor terrace.


Guests can take advantage of a business center, a conference room and an LCD projector as well as 24-hour room service, a coach service provided on-site.


Guests will benefit from a library, a spa center and an indoor swimming pool. The on-site fitness center features a gym, fitness classes.


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.

Distance to:

  • City center Cork - 4300 ft
  • Airports: Cork (ORK) - 3.8 mi, Shannon (SNN) - 58.9 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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  • Free 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
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • CD player
  • Dressing area
  • Hi-Fi
  • Slippers



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 an extra bed. 
  • 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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    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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Leisureplex
      1.0 mi
      MacCurtain St., Cork
    • Victorian Everyman Theatre
      1.0 mi
      15 MacCurtain Street, Cork
    • Collins Barracks Museum
      1.0 mi
      Old Youghal Road, Cork
    • Sanovitae Health and Fitness Club
      1.1 mi
      Lapps Quay, Cork

    Near the hotel

    • University College Cork (UCC)
      1200 ft
      University College Cork, Cork
    • 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
    • Bells of Shandon
      3200 ft
      St. Ann's, 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

    The River Lee Hotel Reviews

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

    Average guest rating

    out of 10
    Based on 685 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 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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