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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.

Inside the Alternative Museums in Budapest

The city's weirdest, and most wonderful   |   June 2017

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From the intriguing to the downright bizarre, these museums in Budapest add spice to any travel itinerary

Museums in Budapest | Museum of Ethnography © iStock/wulwaid

Budapest may be known for its thermal baths and historic castles, but it’s actually home to more museums than both of those combined. From art and history to nature and folk culture, there’s much to discover across the city, so we’ve selected the best alternative museums in Budapest. From the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Ethnography to the Semmelweis Medical History Museum with its curious shrunken head, here’s our pick of places guaranteed to inspire and intrigue on your next trip.

Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art

Instead of visiting the traditionalist Hungarian National Gallery, get a dose of modernity at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art. The eclectic space showcases the country’s most intriguing collection of international contemporary artworks, ageing no more than 50 years. Whether you’re interested in colourful pop art by the likes of Andy Warhol, the work of Hungarian masters, or pieces by fresh names causing waves in the modern art scene, there’s plenty to discover at this striking museum.

House of Terror

Delve into a dark part of Hungarian history at the House of Terror. Taking over the former headquarters of the Hungarian secret police, the museum remembers the terrible crimes and atrocities carried out by former fascist and communist dictatorships. A memorial of sorts to victims who were tortured there, the museum features a number of exhibitions, including haunting reconstructions of prisoner cells. It’s not all doom and gloom, however, as the tour ends with the lesson that freedom wins over cruelty.

Museums in Budapest | Sigmar Polke, Untitled, 2005 © József Rosta/Ludwig Museum
Museums in Budapest | Antlers © iStock/assaive

Semmelweis Medical History Museum

If you’re interested in the human body, take a trip to the Semmelweis Medical History Museum, housed in the childhood home of Dr Ignaz Semmelweis, an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. The museum has an important place in Hungarian medical and surgical history, and is filled with all sorts of weird and wonderful items. Visitors can browse a fascinating collection of exhibits from the development of Hungarian and Western medicine, including a peculiar shrunken head and an anatomical Venus by Clemente Susini.

The Museum of Hungarian Agriculture

It may not sound like the most interesting attraction in Budapest, but The Museum of Hungarian Agriculture is actually one of the most unique. Its setting in a Transylvanian-style castle is half the fun, especially when you reach the Hall of Hunting – a beautiful vaulted room that’s been filled with hundreds of pairs of antlers. As well as hunting relics and taxidermy displays (perhaps guide animal lovers away from this area), visitors can discover exhibits dedicated to Hungarian agriculture through time, including forestry, fishing, and plant life.

Museum of Ethnography

Sometimes best way to learn about a country is through its people; at least that’s what the people behind the Museum of Ethnography (Néprajzi Múzeum) believe. Enclosed in a grand Neo-Renaissance palace, the museum gives visitors a fascinating insight into Hungarian life through replica peasant houses and eye-opening exhibitions. The main space showcases cultural trinkets from the late 18th century through to WWI, with clothes, handicrafts, furniture, pottery, books and folk music all on display.


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