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 Corinthia.com.
Process for making a claim:
Step 1. If within 24 hours of a confirmed reservation with Corinthia Hotels made on Corinthia.com, 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 nightfree, match rate for rest of stay, no minimum nights
Terms and Conditions:
Corinthia Hotels guarantees the best online rate on corinthia.com based on the following terms and conditions:
1. Your original booking must have been made through corinthia.com.
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.com, 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 corinthia.com 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 corinthia.com, the Competing Rate will be converted into the same currency as the rate offered on our website using the exchange rate as published in www.xe.com 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.
These restaurants serve up some of the best food in Budapest - from the traditional to the culinary cutting-edge
Stuffed pigs trotters? Starchy dumplings? Goulash? Forget the Hungarian food stereotypes, these days Budapest hosts a dining culture that’s as lively as it is urbane. It helps that the country’s native ingredients are exquisite to start with: from foie gras to mangalitsa pork to, yes, paprika, Hungary’s natural bounty is being put to delicious use. For those after a high-end and unforgettable dining experience, it’s hard to do better than these 11 top restaurants in Budapest. From the baroque Gundel to the inventive Olimpia Etterem and the Michelin-starred Borkonyha, you’ll be wonderfully well fed – whether you choose to sup on goulash or not.
To get started on your epicurean adventures in Budapest, you don’t even need to leave the Corinthia: the hotel’s Bock Bisztró has much to tempt the visiting gourmand. Having earned the Michelin Guide’s coveted Bib Gourmand designation three years in a row, the food is high-end and yet playful; Hungarian ingredients and flavours are presented in tapas form. On the menu, foie gras ‘sushi’ rubs shoulders with porcini veal knuckle, while the wine list is ranked among the city’s best.
Run by Hungarian chef-couple Szabina Szulló and Tamás Széll, Onyx is another of only a handful of Michelin-anointed Budapest eateries. Amid a gloriously over-the-top neo-baroque interior, diners sample locally sourced fare – the Hungarian Evolution Menu, which puts special emphasis on native dishes, is an especially good introduction to the cuisine.
In 2010, Costes was awarded a Michelin star – the first restaurant in all of Hungary to earn the accolade. Five years later and this chic, savvy restaurant is better than ever. Its exemplary fare is best sampled in one of its prix fixe menus, which range from four to seven courses. For a real treat, opt for the wine pairings, which emphasise exceptional local vintages.
Even if you don’t speak Hungarian, ‘Borkonyha’ is a phrase you should master – it translates to ‘wine kitchen,’ after all. Though the restaurant’s French-influenced fare is certainly exceptional, the region’s wines form the heart of its mission statement: with a menu of local bottles stretching 200 deep and with 48 wines by the glass, it’d be a serious misstep not to indulge.
Within Budapest’s trendy district VII, Olimpia Etterem serves its inventive, avant-garde fare to the city’s plugged-in set. While the attractive dishes look thoroughly contemporary, they’re rooted in a philosophy of slow cooking – dishes like marinated lamb ribs with pumpkin and chicken roulade with radishes and sesame crisps are as comforting as they are photogenic.
When it comes to décor, Vintage Garden does exactly what it says on the tin: thanks to its rustic furnishings, its striped shirt-clad waitstaff, its Mason jar cocktails and its selfie-worthy flower wall, the restaurant looks like a Pinterest page come to life. But its appeal goes more than just skin-deep. Thanks to its menu of French-tinged dishes, from rosy duck breast to grilled goat cheese with a summery salad, this garden is also welcoming to gourmands.
Named after its Italian-born owner, Fausto Di Vora, Fausto’s Ristorante has long been a haute cuisine luminary on the Budapest dining scene. Here, the angle is Italian, though those Mediterranean flavours are interwoven with local tastes as well in dishes like duck breast with eggplant cream, octopus carpaccio with kohlrabi, and veal fillet with foie gras in puff pastry.
Awarded its first Michelin star in March, Tanti is the newest – and only the fourth – restaurant to join this glittering club in Budapest. Unlike the decorative schemes of many of the top restaurants in Budapest, which skew towards either the lavishly continental or the rustic and homely, Tanti’s high ceilings and wide windows make it a bright and lively affair; that energy extends to its colourful and captivating menu.
Gundel can rightly be considered the grand dame of the top restaurants in Budapest, and the experience here is as traditional and refined as they come. The restaurant was originally opened in 1910, and has served guests ranging from Archduke Otto of Austria to Angelina Jolie. Not much has changed in the ensuing years: if you’re seeking a restaurant where you can dine like a Hapsburg, this is certainly the address.
The charming, idiosyncratic and family-owned Zeller Bistro is situated within a brick cellar. Don’t let that description turn you astray, though: illuminated by candles and warmly guided by staff, the space is nothing but inviting. Rest assured that the Hungarian staples on offer here, including the near-ubiquitous chicken paprikash, are some of the best renditions in town.
Managed by a father-and-son team, Csalogány 26 wears the guise of an unpretentious bistro, but make no mistake: some serious cooking happens here. Located within steps of Buda Castle, across the Danube from bustling Pest, it summons even the most provincial of locals to the other side of the city with dishes like roasted suckling pork served with sour cream.