Kilkenny hotel room rates fell 8% so far this year

The average cost of a hotel room in Kilkenny fell 8% in the first half of this year, however at €96 per night, the county is now Ireland’s most expensive destination.

The average cost of a hotel room in Kilkenny fell 8% in the first half of this year, however at €96 per night, the county is now Ireland’s most expensive destination.

According to the latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index, despite experiencing the sharpest price fall in Ireland in the first six months of the year, Kilkenny is Ireland’s most expensive destination, followed closely by Galway at €94 per night.

Neighbouring County Waterford saw its prices rise 6% from €65 to €69, while prices in Cork remained flat down just €1 to an average of €79 between January and June 2012.

On a national level, hotel room rates in Ireland remained stable in the first six months of the year compared to the same period last year. The average hotel price is €81 per night as hoteliers have managed to maintain price levels following a modest 4% price increase in 2011 which followed on the back of the high profile state visits last year.

The Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI) is a regular survey of hotel prices in major destinations across the world. The HPI is based on bookings made on Hotels.com and prices shown are those actually paid by customers in the Eurozone (rather than advertised rates) in the first half of 2012.