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The River Lee Hotel

4-starFáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Western Road, Cork, Cork, Ireland

4-star hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near Glucksman Gallery
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 4,301 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Great pool
Bar is awesome
Fairly good value for money

The River Lee Hotel

from £133
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Classic Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Classic Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Classic Room, 2 Double Beds, View
  • Classic Room, 3 Single Beds
  • Room (Cosy)

What’s around The River Lee Hotel

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral (3-minute walk)
  • Glucksman Gallery (5-minute walk)
  • Triskel Arts Centre (6-minute walk)
  • University College Cork (8-minute walk)
  • Cork Opera House (9-minute walk)
  • Bells of Shandon (9-minute walk)
  • Cork City Hall (14-minute walk)
  • Blackrock Castle (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Blarney Castle (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Blarney Stone (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)

Getting around

  • Cork (ORK) 9-min drive
  • CORK (Station) 26-min walk
  • Glounthaune Station 12-min drive
  • Midleton Station 19-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 182 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Car charging point

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Health club
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 2006
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 55-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The River Club – This bar serves lunch and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

The Grill Room – This brasserie only serves dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Cocktail Bar – On-site cocktail bar. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Hospitality Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

The River Lee Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • River Lee Hotel Cork
  • The River Lee Hotel Hotel Cork
  • River Lee Hotel
  • River Lee Cork
  • River Lee
  • The River Lee Hotel Cork
  • The River Lee Hotel Hotel
  • The River Lee Hotel Hotel Cork
  • The River Lee Hotel Cork
  • The River Lee Hotel Hotel


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 22.00 for adults and EUR 12.50 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 758 reviews

Very good 8.0
Great Hotel in a scenic location; friendly staff, room fine and food ok
GEORGE J, gbOther trip
Good 6.0
Too expensive for what you get.
Room was clean but was missing a lot of things I would have expected, especially considering we paid €266 for one night. There wasnt enough towels in the room, there wasnt enough shower essentials like gel and shampoo for 2 people, there was no Bath robe or slippers, there was a kettle but only tea bags and decaf coffee, so had to go elsewhere for the coffee. The room itself was clean, but dated. It was a comfy bed, but, considering how much we paid, I was really disappointed.
Shane, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful hotel wonderful stay
This is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in a lot of 5* places. Beautiful, immaculately clean, wonderful service and right in the heart of Cork city.
Yvonne, gbRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Gorgeous Spot
The room was smaller than expected and compared to the rest of the hotel, a little cramped. There were two double beds in the room so I think that made it seem more crowded. The restaurant at the hotel is outstanding, fabulous menu and just gorgeous decor. Staff were really friendly and professional and the hotel's location is fantastic for visiting Cork city.
Niamh, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Weekend trip
Super friendly staff
Eamon, gb1 night romance trip

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