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BEST RATE GUARANTEE – GET YOUR FIRST NIGHT FREE


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:
bestrateguarantee.london@corinthia.com
bestrateguarantee.budapest@corinthia.com
bestrateguarantee.prague@corinthia.com
bestrateguarantee.stgeorges@corinthia.com
bestrateguarantee.palace@corinthia.com
bestrateguarantee.lisbon@corinthia.com
bestrateguarantee.stpetersburg@corinthia.com
bestrateguarantee.khartoum@corinthia.com
bestrateguarantee.tripoli@corinthia.com

First night free, 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.

The Best Things to do on a Day Trip to Etyek

Getting out of the Center   |   June 2017

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Known as the Napa Valley of Hungary, Etyek is a must-see destination for wine lovers.

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Etyek | Rókusfalvy Winery 1 © Rókusfalvy Winery

Napa Valley-meets-Hollywood in the Hungarian countryside at Etyek. Located just 30-minutes outside of Budapest by car, the village is a tranquil oasis of vineyards and quaint houses, with the peace interrupted only by actors in the throws of filming a major movie. From sampling Hungarian wine grown in local vineyards, to exploring movie sets at Korda Studios, and our Hungaricum tour, here are our favourite things to do in Etyek.

Hungarian wine tasting

Etyek is at the heart of one of the youngest and fastest growing wine regions in Hungary. As such, it’s only natural that one of the most popular activities here is wine tasting. In Etyek, visitors are spoilt for choice with wineries that open their doors for tours and tastings. Located on the picturesque Öreghegy (Old Hill) is Hernyák, a family-run estate with eight hectares of vineyards growing grapes for still and sparkling wine, and Bačka fruits for fruit brandies. Another Old Hill favourite is Haraszthy, a winery producing award-winning wines using modern methods inspired by tradition. A place for true wine connoisseurs, here guests can indulge in tours and tastings where they can sample up to nine different wines at a time. Over on the ‘New Hill’, Rókusfalvy Winery produces a variety of predominantly white and rosé wines which guests can sip on while taking in stunning panoramic views of the Hungarian countryside from the terrace.

Korda Studios

Besides wine, Etyek is known for its filmmaking industry. It’s home to Korda Studios, a film studios which has been used to produce scenes for a surprising array of movies and TV shows, including blockbusters like Blade Runner 2049, Inferno, The Martian, The Last Kingdom and Hellboy II. It has got three key backlots, New York, Renaissance and Medieval, as well as soundstages, water tanks, and much more. Korda Filmpark runs tours that give film enthusiasts an insight into the world of filmmaking through interactive exhibitions and activities such as set walks and a dramatic live stunt show. If you’re lucky, you may even meet a few stars.

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Etyek | Hernyák © Hernyák
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Etyek | Haraszthy Vineyard © Haraszthy

Exploring the village

While wine and film may be Etyek’s most enticing attractions, the characterful village itself is worth exploring for a taste of traditional Hungarian life. Get back to Hungary’s roots by exploring the charming village, which is filled with quaint tiled roof houses, beautiful Baroque and Roman churches, and rounded wine cellars. Hire a bike and cycle around the village and the surrounding countryside or take it in your stride with a leisurely walk before heading on to the next vineyard.

Etyek Pikniks

Each season, families and oenophiles from far and wide come to Etyek for a ‘Piknik’ weekend of live music, dancing and, of course, wine. From the winter-themed event each January, where mulled wine and roast pork keep revellers warm, to the sun-kissed summer event each June, each season features a fresh concept. The Pikniks are a great opportunity to sample local fare and drinks, while enjoying Hungarian hospitality, culture and shopping at the crafts market that lines the picnic ar

Hungaricum tour

With so much to discover in Etyek, let Corinthia Hotel Budapest take the pressure of planning out of your hands with our Hungaricum tour. Meet your guide at the hotel and be whisked into the Hungarian countryside for a day of wine tasting, local cuisine, cultural entertainment and stunning scenery. It’s an excellent insight into rural Hungary and a memorable add-on to a trip to the historical city of Budapest.

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