A 5-minute walk from the city center, this shiny, modern hotel overlooks the River Lee (as you may have guessed). Guestrooms are quietly chic, with an understated modern style and huge windows that make the most of city views. Executive rooms have fancy extras such as Nespresso coffee machines and access to a private lounge with panoramic views of the city. The attached health club includes a (nearly) Olympic-size indoor swimming pool. The substantial breakfast buffet (€14) offers much more than the usual options.