According to the latest Hotels.com price index, Killarney remains the most expensive place to book a hotel in the country, at €106 a night.
Kilkenny is the second most expensive destination at an average of €97 per night. Galway’s prices fell 4% to €96 on average.
The price index compiled by Hotels.com showed that hotel prices are up 4% on average throughout the country to €94 a night.
With a 7% year-on-year increase, the index found that Dublin experienced the largest rise in room rates. According to Hotels.com, events such as the Heineken Cup final, the All Ireland Finals and an increased number of business and conferencing events helped bolster prices in the capital.
Head of marketing at Hotels.com Oliver Garner said that although prices have risen in recent years, the hotel sector here continued to offer excellent value for money.
“While prices have recovered somewhat, it’s important to bear in mind that we are coming from several years of steep decline and Ireland still offers exceptional value for visitors both at home and abroad,” he said.