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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.

Seven Incredible Caves in Malta

Go subterranean in idyllic locations   |   June 2017

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From prehistoric burial chambers to picturesque coves, these are the most incredible caves in Malta

Caves in Malta | Blue Grotto 2 © MVorobiev/iStock/Thinkstock

From the vast prehistoric caves of the Hypogeum to the picturesque coves of Ghar Lapsi, and even Xerri’s Grotto, located under a private home, Malta offers plenty for opportunity for exploration below ground level. When the sun gets a little too hot to handle, seek out some of these incredible subterranean caves in Malta.

Ghar Dalam

This so-called ‘cave of darkness’ is one of the oldest caves in Malta. A significant local landmark, Ghar Dalam was found to contain the remains of the first settlers on the island (around 7,400 years ago) as well as the fossilized remains of dwarf elephants and hippopotami dating back some 500,000 years. Discovered in the late 19th century, the cave can now be accessed via the on-site museum.

Blue Grotto

The largest of a number of small caves located near Wied iz-Zurrieq, The Blue Grotto is one of the most popular caves in Malta – one glance at the gorgeous azure waters and you’ll understand why. Visit in the morning, when the water takes on many different shades of blue and the reflections of underwater flora hit the cave walls. Rumour has it this site inspired the Hollywood blockbuster, Troy.

Ninu's Cave

Located behind an unassuming little house in ix-Xaghra, on the island of Gozo, you’ll find one of the most unusual caves in Malta, Ninu’s Cave. Discovered by local resident Joseph Rapa, the cave is accessed via a steep set of stairs inside a private family home. Guided tours are usually taken by a member of the family, who, for a small fee, will point out all the interesting geological features of the cave, such as some impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

Caves in Malta | Water Cave 2 © tagota/iStock/Thinkstock
Caves in Malta | Hypogeum 3 ©

Xerri's Grotto

A little way down the road from Ninu’s Cave, you’ll find Xerri’s Grotto. Also entered through a family home, this cave was discovered in 1923 by Antonio Xerri when he attempted to dig a well outside his house. Famous for its alabaster stalactites and stalagmites, much of the excavations took place during WW11, when the cave was used as an air raid shelter.

Calypso's Cave

Surrounded by myth and superstition, Calypso’s Cave is believed to be the place where sea nymph, Calypso imprisoned Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey. But aside from the Ancient Greek associations, the real attraction of this particular cave is its awe-inspiring views out over the burnt red sands of Ramla Bay. Wander down onto the beach below to take in the remains of an 18th century fort built by the Knights of Malta, or simply take a dip in the cooling waters.

The Hypogeum

A large subterranean burial chamber dug out of the rock and spread across three separate levels, the Hypogeum is undoubtedly one of the most impressive caves in Malta. First discovered in 1902, excavations continued up until 1911, with the many interconnected chambers and passageways finally opening to an intrigued public in 1908. Unfortunately, all this interest resulted in some damage to the Hypogeum’s delicate prehistoric wall paintings, meaning only ten people are now allowed in per day. Best get in there quick, then!

Ghar Lapsi

Ghar Lapsi, meaning ‘ascension cave’, is a popular swimming spot found just south of the Blue Grotto. The cave is a little on the small side but bring a snorkel and flippers and you’ll get a great view of Malta’s marine life through incredibly clear waters. A popular local haunt during the summer, come prepared for company.

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