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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.

A Guide To Budapest’s Jazz Scene

A musical city   |   August 2019

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From smoky speakeasies to intimate clubs, we reveal the best venues to savour the sounds of live jazz in Budapest.

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From dimly lit bars to atmospheric burger joints, Budapest pulses with the sultry beats of jazz. The Hungarian capital has had a centuries-long love affair with the genre that shows no sign of letting up. Here we explore the humble beginnings of jazz in Budapest along with the finest places to catch its smooth sounds every night of the week.

The Birth Of Cool

The Budapest jazz explosion officially began in the 1940s, but it was during WWI when a blanket closure of New Orleans bars and watering holes promoted a mass exodus of down-on-their-luck musicians to seek their fortunes in Europe. Many descended upon Budapest—to be more precise, the basement bar of the Hotel Astoria. During the 1940s this joint was an incubator for Budapest’s burgeoning jazz scene, where the city’s own gypsy musicians jammed alongside American artists. Thus, the city fell for jazz’s laid-back beats.

Best For Classic Jazz

Jazz aficionados should make a beeline for Budapest Jazz Club, easily the city’s finest destination for the biggest international and local stars. Open six days a week, the intimate hangout presents performances from jazz icons such as James Carter and Terence Blanchard, often followed by free jam sessions for the public. There’s a smart bistro attached to Budapest Jazz Club, perfect for a pre-concert dinner.

Best For Contemporary Sounds

Having opened its doors in 2013, Opus Jazz Club may be a newcomer to the scene, but its incredible acoustics and pioneering programme of emerging talent make it an essential jazz venue in Budapest. Marvel at the skill of leading pianist Károly Gáspárs as he tinkles the ivories or tap along to the gear-shifting folk-funk of local trio, Jinja. Follow the locals’ lead and tuck into a gourmet burger—as well as smooth sounds, Opus Jazz Club serves up the most lavish beef patty in town, created from Angus sirloin.

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Budapest Jazz Club © Budapest Jazz Club
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Doblo 3 © Doblo

Best For All-American Vibes

With its fringed lampshades and wood-panelled walls, Cotton Club is a smoky speakeasy that’s straight from the 1920s. Evoking the ambience of an all-American jazz club, Cotton Club has been smashing out hi-hats since 1928. Sink back in a plush velvet chair and immerse yourself in a live performance, put on each night except Sunday. For those authentic prohibition-era vibes, Cotton Club even has its own smoky cigar lounge.

Best For An Understated Evening

Doblo is first and foremost a wine bar serving exceptionally sourced biodynamic and artisanal wines. But its daily programme of little-known jazz acts transforms the space into the cosiest of venues. Stocking Hungarian-only tipples, Doblo is a marvelous spot to get acquainted with the local grape while listening to a relaxed jam session. Not to be missed are Doblo’s delicious platters of fine cheese and charcuterie.

Best For Jazz On The Water

Splicing Budapest clean in half is the winding Danube, and where better to sample live jazz than afloat this legendary river? Moored on the Buda side of the city, A38 is a former Ukrainian ship, re-purposed as a dazzling event and concert space. Not strictly a jazz club — it hosts pop, rock and even magic performances, too – A38 showcases a more avant-garde take on the genre, including punk-jazz fusionists Kinetic Erotic.

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