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.
World-class museums, Michelin-starred restaurants, and gorgeous landmarks – see it all in just 24 hours in London
Discovering London in just 24 hours seems like an exceptionally daunting task. In a city of 8.6 million people, home to thousands of restaurants, over 300 museums, and seemingly limitless other landmarks to discover, how do you begin? While it may not be possible to see all of the capital during a lightning-round stopover, follow this itinerary and you’ll be rewarded with a taste of the city’s best. From world-class museums like Somerset House and ancient markets like Borough Market to a dose of the famous performing arts scene courtesy of the Royal Opera House, enjoy a whirlwind 24 hours in London. You may not experience it all – that’d take years – but it certainly makes for a thrilling teaser.
You’ve begun your day jetlag-free (ideally) and with a generous breakfast in the Northall. What next? You’ll be doing a fair amount of dining later, so a bit of morning perambulation isn’t just a fine way to see the city – it’ll also ensure that you’ve worked up an appetite by lunchtime.
From Corinthia London, set off towards Trafalgar Square and within steps of the towering Nelson’s Column, you’ll find both the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. The motivated can try and explore both, though even one will more than provide your recommended dose of masterpieces. Don’t miss the Tudor and Elizabethan portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, while the National Gallery is host to world-famous paintings like ‘A Young Woman Standing at a Virginial” by Vermeer and ‘The Ambassadors’ by Hans Holbein the Younger.
Alternatively, a leisurely stroll up the Strand is one of those quintessential London walks. Meander over to Somerset House: both a striking Neoclassical icon on the site of an old Tudor palace and an exhibition space for blockbuster art shows, its gorgeous looks and Thames-side placement make it a must, whether or not you fancy attending an exhibition.
Before Stendhal syndrome sets in, head back out into the frenetic city: there’s still much more to discover during your 24 hours in London. Take this opportunity to wander across the Thames and explore Borough Market. With an incredible thousand years of history behind it, the market has drawn traders throughout London’s history. Today, it’s still considered the city’s gastronomic heart (or stomach, perhaps). While there are plenty of treats you can pick up as souvenirs, see how many samples you can scrounge: from aged Comté to Italian cured meats and paella, there’s plenty for the casual wanderer to taste as they go.
Before you fill up completely on fromage (tempting as it is), settle in for a sit-down lunch. Arabica, just adjacent to the market, is one of the restaurants at the crests of London’s burgeoning Levantine dining scene – don’t miss delectable hybrid dishes like the wild mushroom and truffle man’ousheh. Alternatively, other nearby eateries like Brindisa (which ranks among London’s many top-notch tapas haunts) and the Wright Brothers (home to gorgeously fresh, saline oysters) are just a trot away.
Full to bursting? If you’ve been blessed with a sunny afternoon and would prefer to enjoy London en plein air (this is a rare opportunity, after all), a river cruise will take you speeding along the Thames. Not just breezy, but also a way to take in views of many of London’s most famous vistas: from the London Eye to the Houses of Parliament, from Tower Bridge to the skyscrapers of the City. City Cruises operate services all day.
Alternatively, go for a gentle stroll over to the Tate Modern: housed in a renovated power station, it’s not only one of London’s most striking landmarks, but it has also ranked among the city’s most visited museums since its opening in 2000. The permanent collection is free to visit, while artists the likes of Roy Lichtenstein, Marlene Dumas and Kazimir Malevich are celebrated in temporary retrospectives.
Like your museums on the smaller side? Skip the larger institutions – and the crowds – at homey, hidden museums like the Handel House Museum, the Charles Dickens Museum, or the Sir John Soane’s Museum, all of which are tucked away in Zone 1.
Visiting London without enjoy a no-expenses-spared meal out? Borderline offensive, considering this is one of the world’s most celebrated dining capitals. Narrowing down the selection of famous eateries is its own colossal challenge. For dinner with a view, Hutong in the Shard is one of the city’s most coveted tables. Le Gavroche, overseen by celebrity chef Michel Roux, Jr., represents the best of traditional, Michelin-starred London. And for a buzzing, celebrity-approved scene, the newly reopened Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden is the place to see – and be seen eating.
Dinner and a show? The evening isn’t complete without dipping your toes into London’s world-class theatre scene. For those on the South Bank, the Old Vic – or, indeed, the National Theatre at the Southbank Centre – always have something of interest on. Or, for the classical, the Royal Opera House’s ballet and opera performances rival those of La Scala.
It’s been almost a full 24 hours in London – and at this point, you’re bound to be a bit weary. Time to head back to the Corinthia, then, where you can enjoy a nightcap at Bassoon, the hotel’s jazz-inspired cocktail bar. The Bassoon Fashion – the house take on the Old Fashioned – is just the thing to indulge in before finally retiring to bed.