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Dublin IS NOT the most expensive place for a hotel stay in Ireland

Surprisingly, Killarney in Co Kerry is.

CUSTOMERS CAN EXPECT to pay out €103 on average for a night’s stay in a hotel, new figures have shown.

However, value is not necessarily distributed exactly as you might think.

While across the country, prices rose the most in Dublin, with a climb of 13% to €109 a night – this did not make it the country’s most expensive hotel destination.

That title was reserved for Killarney where travellers could expect to pay €111 a night.

The Co Kerry town has recorded a higher average price due to having a substantial number of four and five star hotels in the area.

Upswing

This figures come from Hotels.com and their Hotel Price Index.

Since the first half of 2014 there has been a 10% increase in average cost of an overnight stay around the country.

This follows the announcement yesterday of similar figures by PwC which announced that by the end of next year figures should be back to their 2007 peak – with them rising to an average of €109 a night by 2016.

According to Hotels.com, a number of tourism events have attributed to increase in prices this year. These include The Web Summit and the hosting of a stage of the Giro D’Italia.

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Value

Ireland’s best value destination was Limerick, where a night’s accommodation would cost you €76 a night.

In comparison with prices internationally, Ireland still remains a relatively cheap place to spend a night. In a survey of Eurozone travellers it was found that a stay in London would cost an average of €157 a night and a stay in Rome was found to cost an average of €115 a night.

Read: 19 of Ireland’s most spectacular pubs to drink pints with a view

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