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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.

24 Hours in Malta

A whistle-stop tour of the island   |   June 2017

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From breakfast in Valetta to dinner in Mdina, here’s how to spend 24 hours in Malta

24 Hours in Malta | Mnajdra Temple © Clive Vella/

Malta is a beautiful fusion of ancient and modern, offering everything from beaches and cities to prehistoric sites. And though you could easily drive from one side of the island to the other in under an hour, there’s an incredible amount to see and do along the way. From shopping in Valletta and exploring Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra to experiencing Malta at night in the ancient city of Mdina, here’s how to spend 24 hours in Malta.

Morning: Sightseeing and Shopping in Valletta

With only 24 hours in Malta, there’s not a minute, or a meal, to spare. Hop in the car and get things started with a delicious breakfast at Caffe Cordina in Valletta; located in a beautiful old palazzo, this is a great place to sample traditional Maltese pastizzi (delicious flaky pastry parcels) or a breakfast ftira (freshly baked bread with toppings). Located on Republic Street, Caffe Cordina is also perfectly placed for shopping in Valletta – stop by The Silversmith’s Shop for authentic silver filigree jewellery to bring home.

Continue down Republic Street, past the impressive Grand Master’s Palace, and you’ll find yourself at St John’s Co-Cathedral. The Knights of Malta established this place of worship back in the 16th century. Today, it’s a masterpiece of Baroque architecture, gilded and grand, and home to Caravaggio’s “The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist”.

From here you can continue your cultural explorations in Valletta with a trip to either the National Museum of Fine Arts (don’t miss the Turner watercolour of Malta) or the National Museum of Archaeology (including awe-inspiring artefacts from Malta’s Neolithic period), both within five minutes of the Cathedral.

Filling though pastizzi are, by now you’ve probably worked up an appetite for lunch. Follow in the footsteps of the locals and search out sustenance at Trattoria da Pippo – this is the place to come for generous helpings of delicious Sicilian, Maltese and Mediterranean food. It’s a popular place, so book ahead.

Afternoon: Exploring Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra

Back behind the wheel, roll down the windows and take in the Maltese countryside as it flashes past on your drive to Malta’s ancient temples, Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra. These two UNESCO World Heritage sites are actually older than Egypt’s Great Pyramids, with the oldest structures dating back to between 3600 and 3200 B.C. Exploring the stone chambers, pillars, and ancient altars of these two prehistoric temples is a great way to spend the afternoon, and makes for some stunning holiday snaps.

24 Hours in Malta | St John’s Co-Cathedral © Marika Doublet/
24 Hours in Malta | Mdina 1 © Jonathan Beacom/

Malta at Night: Dinner in Mdina

As the day starts to cool, take one last look out over the Maltese coastline before making your way to the medieval fortified city of Mdina. Itself a place of great historic significance, it’s said that Mdina’s history stretches back over 4,000 years. No cars can enter the city so park up and continue on foot; dubbed the “Silent City”, a stroll through these medieval winding streets is particularly enjoyable and atmospheric at sunset.

For dinner, nowhere beats Medina Restaurant. Recently awarded the title of Best Restaurant in Malta, Medina serves Mediterranean and Maltese dishes like Giant King

Prawns with Cognac and Stuffat Tal-Qarnit – a rich stew of octopus, roast walnuts, apples and sultanas. A table outside in the charming courtyard is one of the best places to enjoy Malta at night, and makes for the perfect romantic end to your 24 hours in Malta.

Fully sated, head back to Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa to relax in the chic surrounds of the Caprice Lounge or the open-air Caprice Wine Garden. Since “Happy Three Hours” lasts until midnight, there’s every excuse to indulge in a nightcap before bed. The perfect end to a whirlwind 24 hours in Malta.


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