THE COST OF a hotel room in Dublin fell by 11 per cent last year, one of the biggest drops in price in the world according to a new survey.
The Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) found that average hotel room prices fell sharply in the “bailed out economies” of Greece and Ireland with a Dublin hotel costing on average €120 in 2010, compared to nearly €135 in 2009.
That made the average Dublin hotel room rate the 58th most expensive out of the 75 towns and cities HRG surveyed.
Worldwide, Moscow was found to be the most expensive city with an average hotel stay in the Russian capital costing €307, a three per cent drop on last year.
Hotel rooms in London went up costing on average €186 which was a three per cent rise on the figure from 2009.
Many places saw room rates fall in 2010, the most dramatic drop in price was in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, where room rates dropped by a quarter from €262 in 2009 to €197 per night in 2010.
The biggest rise was 32 per cent in Brisbane, Australia where a room in 2009 would have cost you on average €128 but in 2010 would cost over €170.