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Killarney most expensive as hotel prices at highest since 2008

The Hotels.com Hotel Price Index has shown that the average price of a room is now €90 per night.

Killarney now has Ireland's most expensive hotel rooms.
Killarney now has Ireland's most expensive hotel rooms.
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THE COST OF staying in an Irish hotel rose by five per cent in 2012, according to Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI).

Hotel rooms now cost €90 a night on average, with prices at their highest since 2008.

Killarney has, on average, Ireland’s most expensive hotel rooms, at €101 per night, while Limerick is the cheapest, with rooms costing an average of €67.

Dublin hotel prices rose by eight per cent in 2012, while prices in Belfast rose by 18 per cent over the same period. Both destinations now have an average price-per-night of €90.

The HPI is based on bookings made through Hotels.com, and is calculated on the prices that were actually paid as opposed to those that were advertised.

The figures come a day after the Irish Hotels Federation said that tourism marketing needed to be ‘reinvigorated’ following a drop in British visitors in 2012.

(Average price per room per night in 2012 compared with 2011 across Ireland – Hotels.com)

Read: Hoteliers call for greater action to attract tourists from Britain >

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