Kilkenny hotel prices down 15%

The average price of a hotel room in Kilkenny dropped by 15% in the first six months of this year, but Kilkenny remains tied with Wexford as having the most expensive rooms on average, according to figures published by Hotels.com.

The average price of a hotel room in Kilkenny dropped by 15% in the first six months of this year, but Kilkenny remains tied with Wexford as having the most expensive rooms on average, according to figures published by Hotels.com.

The Hotels.com Hotel Price Index lists the average Kilkenny room rate as e104 a night, down from e122.This price reduction in Kilkenny is despite a national price increase of 2% in the first six months of the year, according to the Hotels.com figures.

The average hotel room rate in Ireland is now e81, according to the Hotel Price Index, a survey of hotel prices in major city destinations across the world. It is based on bookings made on Hotels.com across 125,000 hotels in 19,000 destinations, and prices shown are those actually paid by customers (rather than advertised rates) in the first half of 2011 compared to those paid in the same period in 2010.

Waterford saw the biggest increase in prices, with a jump of 31%, up from e50 to e65.