Little change out of €300 for a night at the inn in Dublin
Index shows Dublin hotel prices have soared by 26% compared to this time last year
The Merrion Hotel Dublin: cheapest room for next Sunday is €295, falling to €250 on Monday, according to tripadvisor.ie. Photograph: Aidan Crawley
The cost of staying at a hotel in the capital has climbed dramatically in recent weeks, and prices are now coming close to matching those recorded at the height of the economic boom.
There is little availability for either Friday or Saturday night of next week in any of the top 10 hotels in Dublin, as ranked by tripadvisor.ie, but many hotels are charging more than €300 for a single night next week.
The cheapest hotel room available at the five-star Merrion Hotel – consistently the top-ranked hotel in Dublin – for Sunday is €295, while the price on Monday falls to €250.
The cheapest rooms at the Marker Hotel for the same two nights are €349 per night, while the price per night for the Croke Park Hotel, the third most popular hotel in the city, again according to Trip Advisor, is €162.
Last month the Trivago Hotel Price Index for June confirmed Dublin hotel prices have soared, with rates up by 26 per cent compared to this time last year, The average rate was put at €167 a night. Across Europe, the average year-on-year increase was 7 per cent.
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“Rates have gone up, certainly, but they fell very sharply during the bust and this is just a necessary correction,” said Stephen McNally, the president of the hotel lobby group.