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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.

Crowns, Arcades and Corbels: A Tour of the Hungarian Parliament

Explore this beautiful building on the banks of the Danube   |   August 2017

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Everybody loves the grand exterior of the Hungarian Parliament, but it begs to be explored within. Come with us on a tour of Budapest’s crowning architectural achievement

Budapest | iStock © benedek

Lining the Pest bank of the Danube, the Hungarian Parliament is one of Budapest’s most arresting works of architecture. A striking Neo-Gothic building whose turrets and spires puncture the skyline, it’s the third largest parliament in the world – and one that commands attention. Inside, it’s home to some of the city’s greatest treasures and cries out to be discovered. Here, we look at some of the Hungarian Parliament’s most show-stopping sights.

The Facts and Figures

Construction on the Országház (or House of the Nation) started in 1885 to commemorate a millennium since the country came into being. Possessing 24 towers, palatial arcades, 90 statues, ornamented corbels, 242 allegorical statues, 691 rooms, 10 courtyards and 29 staircases, the Hungarian Parliament is a grandiose work of wonder. 88 pounds of gold were used to decorate the staircases and halls alone and over 500,000 precious stones were incorporated into the building. Costing 38 million crowns to construct, no expense was spared to create this architectural masterpiece.

The Holy Crown

Located in Dome Hall, the dazzling “Szent Korona” (Holy Crown) is possibly the most important symbol of Hungarian sovereignty.  The upper section of the crown was sent by Pope Sylvester II to Stephen I for his coronation in AD 1000. Whilst the lower section was a gift from the Byzantine Emperor (later added to the Pope’s crown by Geza I) and very much looks the part with its Byzantine ensemble of enamel, pearls, gems and gold. Given to the Americans in 1945 who stored it in Fort Knox to stop the Soviets getting their hands on it, the crown was later returned to Budapest by President Jimmy Carter in 1978.


Home to powerful works of art, the Parliament’s Upper House is graced by Mihály Munkácsy’s monumental painting, The Conquest. Depicting the AD 896 Magyar Conquest in which Hungarians entered the Carpathian Basin, it was originally on display in Paris before moving to the parliament. The building’s ceiling features three stunning frescoes by Károly Lotz illustrating a thousand years of the rule of Hungarian law.

Budapest, Hungary | iStock © benedek
Hungarian Holy Crown | iStock © PeterTakacs


Possessing over an astonishing 700,000 books (of which 60 per cent are in foreign languages), the library also acts as a full depository for UN documents. Its most impressive room is the large Reading Room, which contains giant chandeliers, scarlet carpets and a gallery, as well as the secret ingredient that almost all libraries crave: absolute silence.

Grand Staircase

Framed by statues, stained glass windows, marble columns and miles of gold-leaf, the Grand Staircase – sweeping up from the sumptuous entrance – can’t fail to make an impression and offers beautiful views of Kossuth Square.

Old Upper House Hall

The final stop on the tour of the Hungarian Parliament is the Old Upper House Hall. Once the Upper House’s chamber, the Hall radiates 19th century opulence. The aroma of timeworn oak permeates the air while paintings of royalty and murals that recall key moments in Hungarian history adorn the walls.


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