Destination Dining On The Weir River
The River Club
The Bar & Terrace at The River Club
Contemporary Design and Classic Comfort
Stay at The River Lee
Wellness at The River Lee
Fitness & Swimming Pool
‘On the banks of my own lovely Lee…’. So goes the song sung by Corkonians about the city they love and the majestic river running through it. Visitors to Cork city can languish by its banks in grand style – at The River Lee. This state of the art building is located on one of the twin channels of the Lee, by a leafy bend in the river, with flowing weir and residents pair of swans.
Behind the trees, the Glucksman Art Gallery at University College Cork is just visible. The River Lee commands views of Cork by day and night, highlighting scenes made famous in many a photograph. You’ll want to take a few of your own, no doubt. You’re within walking distance of museums, city centre shopping and the English Market food emporium Expect a real Irish welcome here. General Manager Ruairi O’Connor is a supreme professional who combines expert hospitality skills with the warm manner of the Irish people. An international staff commands several languages. Newcomers are made comfortable, in a hotel which focuses on quality service throughout. Once you’re past the smooth check in – luggage is transported super quick to your room. Natural light, spacious layouts - and wow those stunning vistas. Superior rooms have broadband access, flat screen tv, mini entertainment system and underfloor heating in fully equipped modern bathrooms. Deluxe Rooms on the penthouse level have one wall paned in glass.
You may feel you are floating on air. Little extras include Nespresso coffee machines, bathrobes and access to the Executive Lounge, with complimentary light refreshments and plenty of reading material to keep you going. Cork born Head Chef Paul Lane ensures all your dining experiences here are good ones. That starts with a breakfast buffet of fresh fruit, natural local yogurt and seasonal fruit compote, cereals, Irish Porridge with toppings, Irish and continental cheeses and salamis, and all the components of the Full Irish. Follow up with house breads, pastries and scones, preserves and fresh honeycomb. Breakfast is taken in the The Weir Bistro, which turns into a spectacular restaurant serving prime Cork produce each evening. Daytime and evening drinking and dining is available in The River Club and their Grill Room – menus speckled with local producers.
Private dining in The River Lee can seat 60 for a formal dinner, or 100 guests for a finger buffet. Business facilities include eight fully equipped meeting rooms, all with air change facilities and refreshments served. Twenty four hour access to office facilities and high speed internet mean guests can stay in touch with work or play. Guests enjoy complimentary access to the hotel’s exclusive in house health & fitness club with 20m swimming pool & spa –courtesy of NRG Fitness
Perhaps a quiet drink on The Terrace just off The River Club which runs the length and width of this hotel, will be sufficient to wind you down. Nestled in the leafy waterside setting, the Terrace is a secluded daytime spot to soak up winter and summer sun. Once night falls, it transitions into an exceptional intimate relaxation space. The Terrace was designed for year-round pleasure of its dramatic water’s edge setting. It features a fully retractable roof and window system that in seconds, transforms the space from open pergola to warm, cosy and comfortable conservatory. A Zen garden-like atmosphere is reinforced with large fern and olive trees, timber framed sofas and armchairs, and tables custom-made from raw cedar wood, which infuse the air with a delicious and discernible scent. Very calming, we think! With a capacity of 50, The Terrace is an ideal spot for small private events.