Situated in the heart of Cork, on the banks of the river Lee, this hotel has been one of the city's premier hotels for one hundred years. Due to its proximity to Cork's commercial and entertainment centres, and its easy access to so many historic and beauty spots in the area, the hotel is an ideal base for business or touring. The bedrooms are well maintained and in good condition. They are medium in size, and offer a traditional comforts with a contemparory feel. All rooms offer Tea and Coffee making facilities, along with Iron and Ironing Board and Trouser Press. The Riverside restaurant overlooks the famous river Lee, and the room is very elegant, dimly lit, with large windows. The Waterside Cafe is open all day offering light meals and snacks. The hotel has use of an extensive leisure centre (The Leeside Leisure Centre) situated next door, with swimming pool, sauna, gym and massage rooms.