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At Corinthia, we always strive to provide the best rates on our website. If you don’t think we have, we’ll pay for 100% of your room on the first night, and price match the rest. Should you find a lower price elsewhere, please submit a claim within 24 hours of your original booking and we will respond within two working days. Please note, this also applies to discounts and promotions available on

Process for making a claim:

Step 1. If within 24 hours of a confirmed reservation with Corinthia Hotels made on, you find a lower rate for the same hotel, room type, inclusions, stay dates, discounts and payment conditions, please contact the relevant email address from the list below to make your claim. All claims must be made within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time of the hotel.

Step 2. Your claim should be supported by the URL where the lower rate was found and a screen shot which clearly displays the date of stay, room type, same hotel, inclusions and payment conditions of the lower rate offering on the competing website. Please include your contact information (name, email and phone number).

Step 3. If we are able to verify that the lower rate found qualifies for the Best Rate Guarantee, and all other terms and conditions are met, Corinthia Hotels will pay for 100% of the room charges of your first night, and will price match the room for the rest of your stay. You will be charged for all nights booked at the matched rate, minus the first night which will be free.

To make your claim, email the relevant hotel on one of the following:

First night free, match rate for rest of stay, no minimum nights

Terms and Conditions:

Corinthia Hotels guarantees the best online rate on based on the following terms and conditions:

1. Your original booking must have been made through
2. The lower rate must be found and the claim submitted by email within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time at the hotel. If the original booking was made within 24 hours of arrival, the Best Rate Guarantee is not applicable.
3. The Best Rate Guarantee only applies to published rates available to the general public online, which can be found and booked immediately without any kind of restriction or payment restrictions.
4. The lower rate found must be for exactly the same booking criteria - the same hotel, the same room type, same inclusions, the same stay dates, same number of guests, the same rate description and, if applicable, the same promotion. The cancellation and advance purchase policy and all other terms and conditions of the stay must also be identical. If the claim refers to a reservation consisting of several nights' accommodation, the average rate for each night will be compared to the average rate for each night, for an identical reservation, using the website where the lower rate is found.
5. Corinthia Hotels will verify the lower rate claim and respond within two working days of the claim being made. *Claims will be processed from Monday to Friday, between 9am to 5pm, at the hotel's local time.
6. The rate comparison will be made net of any taxes, gratuities or any other fees or charges associated with the room rate, and the lower rate must still be available at the time the hotel validates the claim.
7. The Best Rate Guarantee is void where prohibited by law. Corinthia Hotels reserves the right to modify or cancel its Best Rate Guarantee policy at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice.
8. Corinthia Hotels has the sole right and discretion to determine the validity of any claim, including without limitation, determining that the lower rate found is genuinely available and that the claim meets all terms and conditions. In case of dispute, Corinthia Hotels' decision is final.
9. In the case of a fully prepaid rate booked through, Corinthia Hotels will refund the difference to your credit card, if applicable, within 30 business days of submitting your claim. Corinthia Hotels is not responsible for any fees associated with cancelling a reservation made through a different channel.
10. Best Rate Guarantee will be suspended during times where or certain rates are not available due to an outage, a technical issue or a circumstance beyond Corinthia Hotels' reasonable control.
11. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to rates found offline, negotiated corporate rates, group or MICE rates, opaque provider rates or rates requiring membership in a club or other organization, governmental rates, direct mail or email solicitations, rates offered by providers that do not supply the name or location of the hotel until after a reservation has been made or other rates that are not available to the general public. We reserve the right to deny a claim if the availability of the Competing Rate cannot be independently verified at the time of processing the claim.
12. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to packaged rates. Packaged rates include Hotel accommodations sold as part of a travel package in which the Hotel does not provide all services (including but not limited to airfare and/or car rental, tours etc.) and Hotel accommodations sold with additional amenities.
13. Corinthia Hotels may deny a claim where the difference between the rates is less than 1%.
14. If the Competing Rate is in a different currency from the rate booked on, the Competing Rate will be converted into the same currency as the rate offered on our website using the exchange rate as published in in place at the time the initial reservation was made. Discrepancies may occur between Corinthia Hotels' rate and the Competing Rate due to differences in exchange rate sources. If the rate discrepancy is solely due to exchange rate fluctuations, we reserve the right to deny the claim.

10 Stunning St Petersburg Photos Taken From Water

Float away on these scenes from the Neva River and beyond   |   January 2018

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Experience the beauty and history of St Petersburg from the city’s waterways

St Petersburg Photos | Neva Riva, Sunset © iStock/Xantana

With its breathtakingly beautiful buildings and winding waterways, it’s little wonder that St Petersburg is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North.’ Indeed, taking to the water on a river cruise offers an excellent way to see the city’s most famous sites and soak up its rich history. From the ornate St Isaac’s Cathedral to the pastel colours of the Mariinsky Theatre, here are some of our favourite St Petersburg photos taken from the water to inspire your next trip.

St Nicholas Cathedral

One of the city’s most beautiful landmarks, St Nicholas Cathedral is also known as the Sailors’ Cathedral. Home to treasured 18th century icons and elaborate wood carvings, its magnificent golden domes and gleaming spires are easy to spot from the river.

Mariinsky Theatre

Large and pistachio coloured, it’s hard to miss the imposing design of the Mariinsky Theatre. The theatre dates back to 1783, and is  the headquarters of St Petersburg’s ballet and opera companies, viewed by many as the best in Russia.

St Isaac’s Cathedral

Built by a French architect in the 19th century, St. Isaac’s was once the largest Cathedral in Russia. Whilst it no longer holds that title, its grand façade, which features elaborate carvings and a large golden dome, is as eye-catching as ever.

General Staff and Ministries Building

Located directly opposite the Winter Palace, the General Staff Building is equally as opposing and splendid. Designed by famed Italian architect Carlo Rossi – the man responsible for much of the city’s Imperial grandeur – the two wings of the building are connected by a majestic triumphal arch.

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Peter and Paul Fortress

Seen as the birthplace of St Petersburg, the Peter and Paul Fortress was the first monument to be built by Peter the Great in his mission to create a new Imperial capital. It’s been used for a variety of purposes since then, variously as the resting place of Russia’s Romanov family, a prison for political traitors and a military base.

Cruiser Aurora

A 19th century battleship, the Cruiser Aurora had a key role in the October revolution of 1917. On the evening of 25th October 1917, a blank shot was fired from the ship towards the Winter Palace, acting as a signal to storm the building.

Smolny Cathedral

Intended to be the home of Peter the Great’s daughter, Elizabeth (who was at one stage, to become a nun), Smolny Cathedral was designed by Italian architect Rastrelli, who was also responsible for the Winter Palace.

Bronze Horseman

A monument to the founder of the city, Peter the Great, the Bronze Horseman is clearly visible from the Neva River. Commissioned by Catherine the Great, the sculpture was created by Frenchman Etienne Maurice Falconet, and symbolises Peter the Great leading Russia into a new era.

The Admiralty

An important emblem of Imperial Russia, the Admiralty is the meeting point of Nevsky Prospect, Gorokhovaya Ulitsa and Voznesenskiy Prospect. The location was chosen by Peter the Great as it was within range of St Peter and Paul Fortress canon, meaning the building could be destroyed if it were captured by the enemy.

Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood

Formally known as the Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, this lavish building earned its nickname on account of being the site where Alexander II was assassinated in 1881.


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