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The River Lee Hotel, Cork

4-starFáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.
Great for families

Good to know

  • Highchair
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
Western Road, Cork, Cork, Ireland

4-star hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near Glucksman Gallery
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Highchair
    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
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  • The front desk was amazing , so helpful when I arrived . I must single out 3 people Denis…Nov. 9, 2019
  • Check in was quick. Room was very nice, renovated. Are in the dining and had one of the…Oct. 1, 2019

The River Lee Hotel, Cork

from $206 CAD
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Classic Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Classic Room, 2 Double Beds, View
  • Classic Room, 3 Single Beds
  • Room (Cosy)

What’s around The River Lee Hotel, Cork


  • Heart of Cork
  • University College Cork - 10 min walk
  • Glucksman Gallery - 5 min walk
  • Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral - 7 min walk
  • Triskel Arts Centre - 8 min walk
  • Cork Opera House - 12 min walk
  • Bells of Shandon - 15 min walk
  • Cork City Hall - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 22 min drive
  • Cork Kent Station - 26 min walk
  • Midleton Station - 19 min drive
  • Glounthaune Station - 23 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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 on site

  • Electric vehicle 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 center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8
  • Conference space
  • 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/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2006
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
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
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
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
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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

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

The Cocktail Bar - Onsite 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 Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

The River Lee Hotel, Cork’s small print

Also known as

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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

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

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

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.

FAQs for The River Lee Hotel, Cork

  • Does The River Lee Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The River Lee Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The River Lee Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The River Lee Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at The River Lee Hotel?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The River Lee Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The River Lee Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near The River Lee Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • What is there to do near The River Lee Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Glucksman Gallery (5-min walk) and Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral (7-min walk), along with Triskel Arts Centre (8-min walk) and University College Cork (10-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 714 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Touring Ireland
Touring around Ireland, nice hotel, friendly staff, only thing is there are not any other eateries close to you, so you need to eat at the hotel or walk a lot. Although the food at the hotel was scrumptious!!!
Deb, ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The River Lee
Had a great 3 night stay at the River Lee Hotel with my wife for our anniversary. Staff were very helpful with any requests. Had several nice meals at the hotel restaurant and enjoyed a cigar after dinner outside by the river. Great location for a shirt walk to the downtown area.
Jonathan, ca3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good sleep
Had a fantastic sleep here! The bedding was so comfy. View of the river was lovely.
Meagan, caFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent food, coffee and service. Will definitely be back
Brian, ie1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location in cork plus Bar and restaurant were excellent
Gerard, ie1 night family trip
Good 6.0
A staycation in Ireland is different! But somehow the staff in the Ricer Lee Hotel normalised the experience. Everything went swimmingly well. All you have to do is “book in advance!” Food in the restaurant is expensive but beautiful, service fantastic, staff were excellent........ good atmosphere too. Room had a beautiful view. We were lucky as if you get a room elsewhere the view wouldn’t be as good but I informed them in advance that we were celebrating a birthday so we got a room with floor to ceiling windows. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the hotel. I will be back!
Edel, ie3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent stay
The location of the hotel was brilliant. Within walking distance to most things but on a very picturesque part of the river. The rooms were well equipped, clean, and luxurious. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Will definitely stay there again.
Shafiq, ie2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic stay. Beautiful hotel. Exceptional service. Wonderdul food. Perfect location. Very clean. Expensive but worth every cent.
Sabrina, ie3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Excellent hotel always is. Music in the bar is shocking
justin, ie1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is a wonderful hotel! Great location and extremely friendly and helpful staff. I would highly recommend a stay here.
us5 night family trip

The River Lee Hotel, Cork

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