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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.

A Guide to Romantic St Petersburg

Perfect for coupled-up travellers   |   November 2018

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Troika rides for two, decadent dinners and Imperial palaces, here’s our guide to the most romantic St Petersburg retreat

Romantic Guide St Petersburg | The Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood © iStock/yulenochekk

With its snow-covered boulevards, magnificent historical palaces and ardent arts scene, St Petersburg is a city built for lovers. Whether you’re escaping for a romantic mini-break or planning that big proposal, there’s something to inspire romance at every turn. From early morning literary tours to charming afternoon troika rides and captivating Imperial palaces, here’s how to spend a day soaking up romantic St Petersburg.

Morning: Art and Literary Tours

Start your day with an early morning stroll down Nevsky Prospect, one of the city’s most famous roads. The grandiose State Hermitage Museum is the street’s most acclaimed attraction. With over three million artworks and artefacts on display, if you have even a single creative bone in your body, the ancient palace will steal your heart. It’s often said that there’s nothing more romantic than the written word, but if writing doesn’t flow easily, let Russia’s greatest authors do the work for you. Many prolific writers have had a love affair with Nevsky Prospect. Follow in their footsteps at the apartment museums of novelists Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Vladimir Nabokov or discover all of your favourite authors in one place at The National Library of Russia, a grand library founded by Catherine the Great featuring more than 17 million literary works. Once you’ve had your fill of literature, break for lunch at the nearby Literary Café, where poet Alexander Pushkin last dined before his fatal duel.

Romantic Guide St Petersburg | The National Library of Russia 4 © The National Library of Russia

Afternoon: Imperial Palaces and Troika Rides

After enjoying a decadent lunch, head off into the Russian countryside and spend a leisurely afternoon exploring Tsarskoye Selo, the former residence of the Russian royal family. It’s difficult not to fall in love with the estate as you walk through the magical snow-covered grounds and venture inside beautiful Imperial palaces whose walls creak with the weight of stories. Make sure to save time to see the colossal late-Baroque Catherine Palace, used by Empress Elizabeth as a summer palace, as well as Alexander Palace, which was commissioned by Catherine the Great for her favourite grandson, Alexander Pavlovich.
While in Tsarskoye Selo, book one of the romantic troika rides for two through picturesque Alexander Park. Not only is the ride wonderfully exhilarating, it’s also an essential romantic St Petersburg experience – the perfect excuse to snuggle up together and enjoy the idyllic scenery.

Romantic Guide St Petersburg | The Upper Bath Pavilion at Tsarskoye Selo © Ojimorena/iStock

Evening: Theatre and Dining

Back in central St Petersburg, treat your loved one to an opera or ballet performance at the world-renowned Mariinsky Theatre. Sure to be a night to remember, this stage has hosted some of the greatest Russian talents of all time, including prima ballerina Anna Pavlova and opera singer Feodor Chaliapin. When the curtains close, put the cherry on top of a romantic St Petersburg retreat with a late dinner at Imperial Restaurant followed by live jazz and digestifs at Nevsky Bar & Lounge, before returning to the comfort of your Corinthia suite.

Romantic Guide St Petersburg | Mariinsky Theatre Auditorium © Valentin


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