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Oceanside, California
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428 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I felt that my experience was truly average and thus deserves a three star rating. We stayed here for two nights during our vacation. The hotel is uninteresting and completely generic. It could have been any hotel in any city. I didn't find anything special or unique here. The staff were nice but did nothing more or less than required.... More 

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London, UK
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The River Lee is an excellent, modern hotel. It's reasonably priced, with excellent, accommodating staff. I've stayed there many times, and have always had a great experience. Strongly recommended for any traveler.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A really good and relaxing hotel. When unwinding and preparing for meetings. The executive lounge provided a welcome break for a chat with colleagues, giving a clear advantage when travelling with colleagues. Food was good and a nice range of services. Every thing from formal dining to lite bites. I think that a bit more separation of dining areas would... More 

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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Work group stayed here with all 20 people very happy with rooms and service. Food is excellent and staff are very helpful. Perfectly located 5min walk to the city centre. Good conferencing rooms and well organised.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a very nice stay at The River Lee. Room was comfortable and well appointed, and the bathroom was nice. Attended a reception in the hotel, which was nicely done and had the a representative from Waterford there showing the cutting technique. Nice area, close to University Cork College.

Thank Kramer524
Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear Kramer524, Thank you for sharing your fantastic review of your one night stay at The River Lee. I was delighted to read that we able to surpass your expectations on every level. This is the type of experience we strive to create for each and every guest, and it is wonderful to know that you enjoyed every aspect of... More 

Ennis, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beds are amazing! So comfy, the staff are just fab, breakfast really good We were just there for one night to see the Return of The Winemaker at the Cork Arts Theatre, so we didn't spend too much time in the hotel but what time we were there, it made a huge impact on huge. Definitely going back!

Thank M M
Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear M M, We are thrilled to hear that you had a great stay with us here at The River Lee, we simply could not ask for better feedback. It truly was a pleasure having you with us as our guests and thank you for sharing your experience with others. We look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely situation. Helpful staff who knew their jobs. Comfortable room. Large public seating areas which coped well with conference attendees. Breakfast well catered. I enjoyed the glass lifts! I would really enjoy going back in the summer, the terrace was a delightful place to sit. It was a pleasure visiting Cork, lots to see, good shops and variety of eating... More 

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear bordersoap, Thank you for choosing The River Lee and for taking the time to review your experience with us. I am thrilled to read that you left The River Lee with beautiful memories! I am thrilled you enjoyed our terrace, the exquisitely designed and intimate Terrace on the Weir is a jewel box of a dining space with a... More 

Brantford, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was just perfect about our stay at The River Lee. The beds were wonderfully comfortable and the bathroom impeccably clean. Drinks and meals in the outdoorsy area were delicious and the atmosphere was casual yet classy.

Thank Dorothy B
Ruairi O, Front Office Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear Dorothy B, Thank you sincerely for taking the time to post your wonderful review of your recent stay at The River Lee. I am pleased to know how much you enjoyed your visit and how much you were impressed with the hotel. I hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Book a night away for my girlfriends birthday I wanted to spoil her so I booked the nicest room possible in the hotel which is an executive room, room was fabulous but I had pre booked that they would be a bottle of prosecco and chocolates on arrival for my girlfriend to treat her and I even asked in reception... More 

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear Neil L, Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here at The River Lee. First and foremost, I am truly sorry to hear of your disappointing visit this past weekend. I understand you had a number of concerns during your recent visit; regrettably there were clear lapses in service and in customer... More 

Idar-Oberstein, Germany
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fine. Mostly clean, but with no personality. Parking was difficult. Check in was slow. Rooms were standard and a bit worn. It's okay, but it's nothing luxurious. Breakfast was a madhouse. Service slow. Felt like a conference hotel. Good location.

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Ruairi O, General Manager at The River Lee, responded to this review

Dear nkersey, I would like to thank you very much for choosing to stay at The River Lee on your recent trip to Cork, and also for taking the time to write your review of our hotel. Our guest feedback is very important to the overall running of our hotel and affords me the opportunity of reviewing and improving the... More 

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The River Lee is the perfect vantage point in the historic quarter and from which to savour all that the city has to offer. The hotel is a superb four-star hotel with a range of facilities and amenities that are second to none. From our superb NRG fitness centre and magnificent Vanilla Browns Spa to the culinary delights of our Weir Bistro and the conviviality of our friendly, local bar, you'll find it all at The River Lee. Truly, The River Lee is the ultimate choice for all that is Cork. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The River Lee

Address: Western Road, Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Centre
Price Range: $172 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The River Lee 4*
Number of rooms: 182
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Also Known As:
Jurys Hotel Cork
Cork Jurys Hotel
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Cork
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cork
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cork
#2 Family Hotel in Cork
#2 Spa Hotel in Cork
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