Galway is the most expensive city in Ireland for hotel rooms, a survey has found. The hotel price index (HPI) published by website hotels.com revealed that people visiting Galway last year paid an average of €137 for a night in a hotel, a 4 per cent rise on the previous year’s prices.
Such high prices are hardly helping the fact that upwards on one third of Irish hotels were unoccupied during 2007.
My blog post from August last year refers to the Days Hotel in Galway. Here’s an interesting comparison – 2 nights in Galway in March work to €117 per night. The same 2 nights in the Days Hotel in Time Square, New York, cost just €137. Bargain to me – only €20 a night extra to stay in the centre of the most exciting city in the world versus a roadside hotel on the Dublin Road in Galway.