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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.

Where To Find Traditional Hungarian Food In Budapest

Treats to try   |   September 2019

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From shopping culinary souvenirs to the loveliest lángos in town, here’s where to savour the city’s finest traditional foods.

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Hearty, humble and consistently comforting, Hungarian cuisine is the definitive soul food. Whether it’s a meaty, paprika-infused goulash or cheese-laden lángos, these dishes are as warming as they are satisfying. Those seeking out authentic Hungarian food in Budapest are spoilt for choice. Join us on a culinary tour around its most charming markets, street food haunts and low-key restaurants.

Food Markets

A cavernous covered market on the Pest side of Liberty Bridge, Central Market Hall is where locals pick up their daily groceries. It’s a wonderland of prime Hungarian produce; crimson strings of paprika hang from one beam, batons of téliszalámi salami from another. Wander through the 19th-century hall’s endless stalls to discover freshly baked pogácsa (potato-stuffed pastries), home-jarred pickles and mountains of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Don’t leave without picking up a souvenir bottle of lethal local tipple pálinka.

Budapest’s ruin bars are legendary; once abandoned buildings transformed into ultra-hip party spots. In the wake of its weekend revellers, the city’s first and most famous ruin bar, Szimpla Kert, sets up a farmers’ market on Sunday morning. Local producers flock here to sell wares such as hand-harvested honey, hot-from-the-oven pastries, organic seasonal fruit and, of course, freshly brewed coffee for a swift wake-up.

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Street Food

Stews and savoury soups are the order of the day at Gulyás Tunkoló Büfé. This down-to-earth, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it joint in the Jewish Quarter serves up some of the best—and most authentic—Hungarian food in Budapest. From rich goulash to tripe with knuckle stew, every bowl comes with a hunk of fresh sourdough bread and pickles on the side. Open until 2am at weekends, Gulyás Tunkoló Büfé is a great spot for a late-night goulash hit.

A hip Magyar hangout, Karaván is a collective of street food trucks popular among the city’s cool set. It’s here you’ll find the best lángos in Budapest. Akin to a deep-fried pizza, this iconic Hungarian street snack is an indulgent disc of dough, fried until it’s golden, then slathered in sour cream and cheese. At Karaván, lángos come sprinkled with paprika and are best washed down with a cold pint of Borsodi.

Cafés & Restaurants

“Take your cue from the locals” is a fail-safe philosophy when choosing where to dine out abroad, and Regős Tavern is very much Magyar-approved. Occupying a former coal cellar, the family-run restaurant serves up exceptional regional Hungarian dishes. Favourites include pork fillet with dumplings from Bakonyi and a meaty pork knuckle finished in the oven Pékné-style. The paprika-spiced mushrooms will satisfy vegetarians. We suggest pairing your meal with a rich Hungarian Tokaji.

With its timbered ceiling, eclectic artwork and retro floor tiles, Fülemüle Étterem’s vibe is homely and intimate. Located on a narrow side street off the bustling Grand Boulevard, it’s a favourite of locals and in-the-know visitors. Testament to the enduring appeal of its authentically Jewish-Hungarian food, the menu hasn’t changed for decades. Goose and duck dishes are Fülemüle’s specialty as well as sólet, a classic Jewish stew of meat, beans and potatoes.

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