Make A Reservation
Modify or cancel a reservation
Terms & conditions


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.

The Most Atmospheric Candlelit Churches in Malta

Made to be admired   |   June 2017

Bookmark This Article

From cathedrals to crumbling chapels, soaring basilicas to local parishes, there are some stunningly beautiful churches in Malta

Churches in Malta | St Johns Co Cathedral 3 ©

From cathedrals to crumbling chapels, soaring basilicas to local parishes, there are some stunningly beautiful churches in Malta. And if we run the numbers, though measuring barely over 120 square miles, Malta’s rocky terrain hosts over 360 houses of worship. But given that this used to be St. Paul’s turf, the number of churches in Malta isn’t a shock – the Maltese are among the oldest Christian people in the world.

You don’t need to be religiously affiliated to be wowed by these landmarks, however. From the gilded interiors of St George’s Basilica, to the frescos of St Paul’s Cathedral Mdina and the rainbow marble and soaring vaults of St John’s Co-Cathedral, these are some of the most beautiful buildings on earth. Head inside when the weather starts to cool and the sun goes down – these candlelit churches in Malta were made to be admired.

1. St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta

Enter St John’s Co-Cathedral, and you’ll have the sensation of walking into an almost absurdly ornate jewellery box. Everywhere you look, there’s glorious pomp: from the gilded arches and ceiling frescos to the colourful, marble-inlaid floor and masterpieces by the likes of Caravaggio. This Baroque wonder is, quite literally, a gem.

2. Church of St Catherine of Alexandria, Valletta

The opposite of St John’s in terms of scale – and crowds – the Church of St Catherine of Alexandria is comparatively tucked away. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a wander: after 10 years of restoration, its picturesque dome and gleaming altarpiece are at their very shiniest. Not to mention that it once used to be the stomping ground of the island’s Italian Knights.

3. Rotunda Santa Marija Assunta, Mosta

Known colloquially as the “Mosta Dome,” this rotunda church has more than a few claims to fame. Built in the mid-19th century, it happens to have the fourth largest dome in the world. It also almost didn’t survive WWII: though a Luftwaffe bomb fell directly through the dome, it miraculously didn’t explode. Thus, the church happily remains – though a replica bomb can still be witnessed inside.

4. Sanctuary of Our Lady, Mellieha

One of the oldest in Malta, rumour has it that St. Paul himself used to frequent this church and may even have dabbled with painting – many of the church’s murals are (probably apocryphally) credited to his hand. Saintly talents aside, this church’s exterior views of the nearby bay are as captivating as its interior. Plus, the creepy crypt is housed within one of the island’s many natural caves.

5. St Paul's Cathedral, Mdina

St Paul’s Cathedral – often called the Mdina Cathedral– may not be quite as ostentatious as St John’s Co-Cathedral, but sumptuous is the operative word for its interior. Think marble in all colours of the rainbow, inlaid floors, frescoes on every available surface whilst every other available space is licked with gold. Subtle it isn’t, but who cares about subtle when you can have sheer decadence?

Churches in Malta | Mosta 1 ©
Churches in Malta | Carmelite Church © Kasnevsky/iStock/Thinkstock

6. Cittadella Cathedral, Victoria

Built by the same architect as the Mdina Cathedral, the Cittadella Cathedral is a little bit like its younger sibling. Said to occupy land that the Roman Temple of Juno once stood on, and inside ancient fortification walls, this one’s as pretty on the outside as it is inside.

7. Parish Of St Paul's Shipwreck, Valletta

It was the naval accident that changed everything for Malta, and the storied shipwreck of St Paul is here memorialised in a pretty little church in the capital city. Perhaps the biggest historical draw, though, is a shard of St Paul’s wrist bone, preserved in a gilded reliquary.

8. St George's Basilica, Victoria

Known varyingly as “the gold church” and “the marble church,” St George’s Basilica’s nicknames should give a hint to its over-the-top levels of décor. One of Gozo’s best known architectural masterpieces, it’s plainer on the outside – lest you need to give your eyes a break.

9. Ta'Pinu National Shrine, Gharb

From its clifftop location in rural Gozo, the Ta’ Pinu National Shrine offers postcard-worthy views of the surrounding region. First admire the natural beauty; then, head indoors for a more celestial aesthetic. The walls of Ta’Pinu are relatively untouched; instead, let your eyes be drawn upwards by the lines of the soaring vaults.

10. Carmelite Church, Valletta

For those who’ve strolled into Valletta and wondered, “what’s that?” when seeing the dome that dominates the skyline, here’s your answer. Though the Carmelite Church wasn’t as lucky as the Mosta Dome – WWII left it scarred and battered by bombs – the restored structure is now gleaming and has become the poster child of all the churches in Malta.


Corinthia St George's Bay Offers

View all

Corinthia Palace Hotel Offers

View all

More Stories