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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.

The Most Beautiful Art Nouveau Buildings in Budapest

Discover a stunning side to the city   |   May 2018

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Discover Budapest’s collection of stunning art nouveau architecture on this walking tour of the city’s most beautiful buildings

Saving Bank © Ivan Práczky /

Known as Szecesszió in Hungarian, art nouveau gained popularity in Budapest in the 1880s. An aesthetic heavily influenced by leading Hungarian architect Ödön Lechner – often described as the country’s version of Antoni Gaudi – much of his inspiration came from exotic places such as India and Syria, as well as from traditional Hungarian folk art. Characterised by brightly hued ceramics as well as natural motifs, the presence of the art nouveau movement can still be traced throughout the city today. Discover the best art nouveau sights in Budapest on this walking tour of the city’s most magnificent buildings from the period.

The Hungarian Royal Geological Institute

Begin at the Royal Geological Institute, which was designed by Lechner and built between 1896-99. The eye-catching building incorporates Hungarian folk art symbols in addition to its turquoise ceramic roof tiles, which were made by the famous Zsolnay ceramic factory. The shape and colour chosen for the roof is intended to symbolise the ancient Tethys Ocean whilst the windows of the building are engraved with Hungarian flower designs and fossil motifs can be spotted on the exterior walls. It’s worth stepping inside if you can, not only to admire more of the amazing architecture, but also to see the permanent Ödön Lechner exhibition that’s housed at the institute.

National Institute for the Blind

Walk for 12 minutes or catch a taxi to the nearby National Institute for the Blind, one of the capital’s most impressive art nouveau masterpieces. One of the first institutes of its kind in Europe, the organisation was set up by Archduke Joseph in 1825, but the current building was designed by Sandor Baumgarten and Zsigmond Herczegh between 1899 and 1904 and the hallmarks of Hungarian art nouveau can be easily spotted, from the Eastern influences to folk art inspired details.

Institute of the Blind © Ivan Práczky /
Geological Institute © Ivan Práczky /

The Elephant House at Budapest Zoo

Stroll through the idyllic city park until you reach Budapest’s zoo. This may seem like an unlikely location for art nouveau design, but seek out the elephant house and you’ll soon see why this is a popular attraction for architecture fans. Designed by Kornél Neuschloss, the remarkable pavilion was built in the early 20th century and features Zsolnay majolica roof tiles plus glazed ceramic elephant, hippo and rhino heads


Stop for lunch at Gundel, situated in City Park. This is one of Budapest’s most renowned restaurants, located in an art nouveau palace. Opened in 1894, this historic venue combines illustrious architecture with fine dining. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the spectacular banqueting rooms which feature golden motifs, grand chandeliers and gilded accents.  Make sure you order the famous pancakes with walnuts and bitter chocolate sauce.

Paris Department Store

Walk off your gourmet lunch with a 20-minute stroll to the elegant Andrassy Avenue. A distinctive part of one of the city’s most exclusive boulevards, the Paris Department Store was a relatively late addition to Budapest’s collection of art nouveau buildings.  Designed by Zsigmond Sziklay, the property was built for Samuel Goldberger, who wished to build a French-inspired department store in Budapest. Interestingly, the building combines both neo-renaissance architecture as well as art nouveau. This is because it has two facades; one on Andrassy Avenue, which is typically art nouveau, and another on Paulay Ede Street, which has all the tropes of neo-renaissance style.

Royal Postal Savings Bank

End your tour of Hungarian art nouveau as you began – with a building designed by the founding father of the movement, Ödön Lechner. Located close to Liberty Square, the Royal Postal Savings Bank is a mesmerizing mix of coloured ceramics and folk art influences. Built in 1901, look out for the gilded beehives positioned on the tops of the building, which symbolise collecting and saving money.


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