The River Lee Hotel

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Classic Room, 2 Double Beds, View | Down comforters, pillowtop beds, minibar, in-room safe

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The River Lee Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near University College Cork

9.4/10 Exceptional

1,001 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
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Western Road, Cork, Cork
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Self parking
  • Spa tub
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Babysitting
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Cork

Getting around

  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 15 min drive
  • Midleton Station - 19 min drive
  • Glounthaune Station - 22 min drive
  • Cork Kent Station - 27 min walk

Restaurants

  • Café Paradiso - 4 min walk
  • Costigan's Pub - 4 min walk
  • Woolshed Baa & Grill - 5 min walk
  • Fenn's Quay Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Dwyers of Cork - 6 min walk

About this property

The River Lee Hotel

4-star eco-friendly hotel by the river, rejuvenated in 2018
A terrace, a coffee shop/cafe, and a library are just a few of the amenities provided at The River Lee Hotel. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or the steam room. The onsite restaurant, The River Club, features al fresco dining and light fare. Aerobics classes are offered at the health club; the property also has dry cleaning/laundry services, a fireplace in the lobby, and 2 bars. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a business center and babysitting.
Other perks include:
  • An indoor pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and an electric car charging station
  • A water dispenser, tour/ticket assistance, and free newspapers
  • A computer station, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say great things about the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All 182 rooms offer comforts such as 24-hour room service and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as thoughtful touches like air conditioning and separate sitting areas. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Pillowtop mattresses and down comforters
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • 55-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, separate sitting areas, and highchairs

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Lithuanian, Polish, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 182 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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

Children

  • Children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Secured covered onsite self parking (EUR 10 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) 6:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–11 AM on weekends
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Fitness classes
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 8 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2006
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Health club
  • An indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Highchair

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

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.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Parking

  • Covered self parking costs EUR 10 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Policies

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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel River Lee
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 River Lee Hotel Hotel Cork

Frequently asked questions

Does The River Lee Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The River Lee Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The River Lee Hotel?
As of 7 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The River Lee Hotel on 4 Nov 2022 start from CA $246, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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.
Is parking offered on site at The River Lee Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 10 per day. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The River Lee Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 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). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The River Lee Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the indoor pool. The River Lee Hotel also has 2 bars and a sauna, as well as a steam room.
Are there restaurants at or near The River Lee Hotel?
Yes, The River Club offers alfresco dining. Nearby restaurants include Café Paradiso (4-min walk), Costigan's Pub (4-min walk), and Woolshed Baa & Grill (5-min walk).
What's the area around The River Lee Hotel like?
The River Lee Hotel is located by the river, a short 4-minute walk from University College Cork and 7 minutes' walk from English Market. Travelers say the local area is good for shopping and very walkable.

Overall score and ratings

9.4

Exceptional

9.6/10

Cleanliness

9.5/10

Staff & service

9.2/10

Amenities

9.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.9/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Phill, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tony, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

H, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Raquel, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful building, great location
The River Lee Hotel is a lovely property within walking distance of Cork Centre, in a scenic stretch along the river. Lobby and public spaces were very modern and attractive. Staff very attentive. Room comfortable and well-appointed. An excellent hotel for business or vacation travel to Cork.
Susan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Samantha, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good modern hotel
Good modern hotel. Nice room. I’d stay here again.
Anthony, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Anthony, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Family trip August 2022
We had a wonderful time at this hotel. The location was perfect as it was walking distance from the city centre. The breakfast was excellent and reasonably priced. The staff were very helpful and polite. I would highly recommend this beautiful hotel.
shabaz, 3-night family trip
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