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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.

A film buff’s guide to the best movies shot in Malta

If you thought Malta looked familiar...   |   June 2017

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Hollywood has a serious crush on Malta, and it’s not hard to see why

Looking down over the buildings in Victoria © iStock/ Rhombur

Petite though it may be, Malta offers a spectacular variety of landscapes, from blonde stretches of arid land and rugged, sea-carved coastlines to startling blue skies and ancient medieval architecture. If Malta is breathtaking in person, it certainly sparkles on-screen. The island has been a popular filming location since 1925, when it starred in silent movie, Sons of the Sea. In almost one hundred years, just over the same number of movies have used Malta, and its even smaller (though just as heavenly) islands of Gozo and Comino, as their golden-hued settings.

Owing to its topographical wealth and Mediterranean features, however, Malta often stands in for other locations. Hollywood pictures have seen it successfully adopt the guise of Ancient Rome and the modern-day Middle East; chances are, you’ve seen a lot more movies shot in Malta than you realise.

 One of the country’s most popular filming locations is the imposing 17th century Fort Ricasoli, just across the Grand Harbour from the Maltese capital of Valletta. It served as an Ancient Roman backdrop for Russell Crowe’s beefy centurion in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator (2000), and later featured as Ancient Greece in Troy (2004) and then the Egyptian city of Alexandria in Agora (2009).

Fort St Elmo © iStock/ Zheka-Boss
Gate of Mdina © iStock/ KarelGallas

Though filming moved elsewhere after Season One, Game of Thrones fans will be hard-pressed to fit every Maltese landmark that appeared in the series into a single trip. The hilltop old capital of Mdina, with its familiar Old Gate and labyrinth of honey-coloured cobbled streets, is as close as you can get to Kings Landing in real life (though thankfully a less mucky version). Fort Ricasoli, St Dominic’s Priory in nearby Rabat, and San Anton Palace and Gardens in Balzan also served as the Red Keep.

While its old-fashioned looks make the island a natural fit for blockbusters set in the past, a number of Hollywood movies shot in Malta also showcase its more contemporary side. Bond aficionados will recognise in Valletta scenery from the Roger Moore and Sean Connery movies, including The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Never Say Never Again (1983).

Set in the aftermath of Black September in the early ‘70s, Munich (2005) features everywhere from the capital to Rabat, transforming Malta into locations as diverse as modern-day Athens, Cyprus and Rome. Academy Award-nominated thriller Captain Phillips (2013) was shot in the waters off the coast of the island – though admittedly in the movie they look considerably less idyllic.

Fort St Elmo © John Haslam/Flickr
Marsaxlokk © conejota

The love affair continues. Angelina Jolie’s 2015 story of a troubled husband and wife, By the Sea, was set entirely in France, and yet filmed from start to finish on the Maltese island of Gozo. The movie might have been poorly received by the critics, but it undoubtedly shows off the beauty of the archipelago. 2016 brought a succession of action-packed movies shot on the mainland. Valletta’s Basilica of St Dominic and Grand Master’s Palace posed as a murky 15th century Seville in the Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender, while Mosta, in central Malta, became modern day Libya in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, which documents the 2012 terrorist attack on the American embassy. Kevin Reynolds also used the island’s sun-baked plains for his all-star Biblical epic, Risen.

It isn’t just Hollywood that has taken advantage of Malta’s ancient towns and coastal beauty; the island’s own small, home-grown movie industry has also made use of the spectacular landscapes of the archipelago. 2014 marked one of Malta’s highest-profile releases to date with Simshar. The country’s first independent feature film for a global audience, local writer and director Rebecca Cremona’s picture sees a fishing boat disaster – based on real life events – taint the otherwise idyllic Maltese fishing village of Marsaxlokk.

With its photogenic good looks, Malta is a director’s dream movie location. See the island shine on the silver screen – and then visit yourself for your own dose of glamour.

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