The modern spirit of Cork

Warmth and charm meet luxury and design on the Weir

History, culture and a vibrant foodie scene all on your doorstep

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Welcome to The River Lee

Set on a picturesque bend in the river, just a short walk from Cork city centre, The River Lee hotel occupies a unique position in this charming historic city. Ireland’s ‘second city’ is a lively cultural hub with an opera house, independent art galleries, museums and theatres, vibrant nightlife and a growing craft beer scene and hosts several festivals throughout the year – notably culinary, music and film.  Additionally it boasts a thriving foodie scene centred on the famous English Market and is ideally placed for visits to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, the historic fishing town of Kinsale and the rest of Ireland’s ruggedly beautiful southern coastline.

The River Lee hotel is one of Cork’s leading business and social destinations. All aspects of Cork local life are played out here, from business events and family celebrations, to casual get-togethers in the hotel’s highly popular Weir Rooms including the Weir Room Restaurant, Bar and Terrace on the Weir; a key location in Cork’s growing food scene. Resident guests also have complimentary access to the hotel’s in-house health and fitness club with a 20m swimming pool and spa. 


Behind every door there’s a super-comfortable bed with crisp linens and a cosy duvet, a spacious bathroom with under-floor heating with many offering river views and city views of iconic sights such as St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Shandon Steeple and University College Cork… not to mention the prospect of a wonderful night’s sleep! 

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Full Breakfast and fun-filled trip to Fota Wildlife Park or Rumley’s Open Farm and more.

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Wellness on the Weir

Effortless getaway with spa time, dinner and leisurely check-out.

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Slice of the City

Experience a true taste of Cork with the best of Cork’s burgeoning food scene

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Home to a thriving foodie scene and a plethora of superb artisan suppliers, Cork fully deserves its reputation as one of Europe’s gourmet capitals. Enjoy fabulous locally sourced and seasonal cuisine in our restaurant, The Weir Rooms, or grab a coffee or a drink and soak up the atmosphere on the delightful waterside Terrace on the Weir. 

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Whether it’s a press conference, product launch, training seminar, board meeting or private dinner, The River Lee hotel has a suitable space. All of our meeting rooms are suffused in natural daylight and some have an outdoor terrace space. This, combined with intuitive service, smart contemporary décor and bespoke menus, will ensure the success of your event. 

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Contact us

The River Lee

Western Road,
Cork, Ireland.

Phone:  +353 21 425 2700

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About Doyle Collection

The Doyle Collection is a family-owned luxury hotel group with eight properties internationally located in prime city centre locations. Every Doyle Collection Hotel is bespoke-designed to combine fine architecture with elegant, modern interiors. Each has a wholly individual look and feel, yet all are united by the same distinctive spirit of welcome and the same passion for excellent service.

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