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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.

An essential guide to Budapest Architecture

World Heritage Architecture   |   June 2017

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From the Gellért Baths to Castle Hill, these are the must-see stops on any Budapest architecture tour

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Budapest Architecture | Buda Castle © Dorottya_Mathe/iStock/Thinkstock

Deemed one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest is not exactly camera shy. From cobbled medieval quarters to ornate Art Nouveau buildings and pastel-coloured boulevards, this city will stop even the most experienced traveller in their tracks. And when it comes to Budapest architecture, there are plenty of scenic locations to discover, whether wondering around the famous Gellért Baths, traversing the beautiful Széchenyi Chain Bridge, or taking a turn around Heroes’ Square. Here are a few of the most alluring spots in the city, to kick-start your Hungarian architecture tour.

Castle Hill

Set 170m above the River Danube, Buda’s Castle Hill is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of the most historic buildings in the city. The district itself dates back to the 13th century and many of the 14th and 15th century houses here are still in use as residential homes. Examples of medieval Budapest architecture can be found at Castle Hill’s famous monuments, including the Royal Palace and the Matthias church. Most of the area is pedestrianised (save for a few cars owned by local residents) so the best way to explore is by foot, taking full advantage of the winding alleyways – many of which offer wonderful views over the city.

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge

A symbol of Budapest architecture recognised the world over, the Széchenyi Chain Bridge (or the Chain Bridge, for short) connects Buda and Pest above the calm waters of the Danube River. The first permanent stone bridge in the Hungarian capital, it was masterminded by Count István Széchenyi in the 18th century and built by Scottish engineer Adam Clark –¬ almost entirely destroyed by German troops at the end of WWII, the bridge had to be rebuilt, finally reopening in 1949. Each end of the bridge is guarded by the famous stone lions, which according to local legend have no tongues. It’s said that the sculptor János Marschalkó (who carved these impressive cats) threw himself in the river at the opening ceremony when a spectator pointed out this oversight. The myth is untrue however; the artist lived long after, and the lions do indeed have tongues, they’re just not visible from street level.

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Budapest Architecture | Chain Bridge 1 © asafta/iStock/Thinkstock
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Budapest Architecture | Gellert Baths © lobaszo/iStock/Thinkstock

Gellert Baths

No Budapest architecture tour would be complete without a trip to one of its famous thermal baths. One of the most remarkable, the Gellert Baths’ distinctive Art Nouveau architecture has made it something of a local landmark, with visitors donning their finest swimwear just to take a look (a dip in the thermal pools also happens to be a very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon). Make sure to check out the main bath hall, a beautiful blend of mosaic tiling and stone-clad pillars, crowned by an impressive glass ceiling.asis.

Heroes’ Square

As alluring in glistening daylight as it is at dusk, Heroes’ Square is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Budapest and the largest square in the city. Located beside City Park, with the Museum of Fine Arts and the Kunsthalle as its nearest neighbours, Heroes’ Square was founded in honour of Hungary’s 1000th birthday in 1896. It’s also home to one of the oldest metro stations in the world, The Millennium Underground station, which even has its own museum. If you don’t want to spend your time submerged in the underground, take a stroll down Andrassy Avenue and admire its attractive turn-of-the-century houses, or drink in the view, along with a strong coffee, at one of the many pavement cafés.

Parliament Building

Inspired by London’s own Houses of Parliament in Westminster, Budapest’s government buildings offer a similar example of Neo-Gothic architecture, with a smattering of Baroque and Renaissance references. Set on the banks of the Danube – on the Pest side – the building is little over a century old, yet it’s still one the most important stops on any Budapest architecture tour. For the best view, jump on a riverboat cruise and admire it from the water. Or for the inquisitive, take a guided tour of the building when the National Assembly is not in session – you’ll even get a chance to admire the famous Hungarian Crown Jewels.

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