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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.

The Best Church Concerts in Prague

Celestial spaces and heavenly sounds   |   June 2017

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Combining ambience, acoustics and architecture, churches make for excellent performance venues. Here’s a selection of the most heavenly spaces hosting concerts in Prague

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Concerts in Prague | St Francis of Assisi 1 © Borut Trdina/iStock

The role that Czech composers have played within classical music is, of course, highly influential – and there’s certainly no shortage of concerts in Prague to remind you should you forget. However, when it comes to experiencing first-hand the magic of a classical performance, there are few spaces more atmospheric than a church. Which, as any visitor to Prague quickly learns, is another Czech specialty. Indeed, the city is blessed with an abundance of baroque churches, from the monolithic St Clements Cathedral to St Salvator and the St. Simon & St. Jude Church – the home of the Prague Symphony Orchestra. So, put on an extra layer, pull up a pew and experience the best church concerts in Prague.

St Clements Cathedral

This architecturally important – and visually splendid – cathedral forms part of the historical complex Klementinum in the Old Town. A fine example of Baroque architecture and containing incredible stuccowork, sculptures and the original organ, the church also possesses excellent acoustics. Utilising this innate quality is a busy programme of popular chamber concerts, many of which focus on the Czech classic tradition. Crucially, the venue is heated during winter – if this doesn’t sound like a key concern, you’re yet to experience a Prague winter.

St Salvator Church Old Town

This magnificent 17th century church situated in Prague’s Old Town Square is another popular venue for classical concerts in Prague. At Christmas, the church becomes the Baroque backdrop for a season of Christmas events, including the highly atmospheric Christmas Mass. Be sure to watch out for their magical Night Organ Concerts, as these are special late-night recitals by candlelight that showcases their two fully restored Baroque organs.

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Concerts in Prague | Charles Bridge © Borut Trdina/iStock
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Concerts in Prague | St Nicholas Church in the Lesser Town 2 © Jorge Láscar/Flickr

St. Simon & St. Jude Church

One of the best places to catch classical concerts in Prague, this Baroque church – which has its origins as a hospital chapel in the 15th century – belongs to the Prague Symphony Orchestra. As you might expect, the quality of these chamber performances are in a different league to some of the tourist-primed recitals taking place across town (there are none on this list, mind). Interestingly, the musical significance of the church actually reaches back to the 18th century, when Mozart and Haydn put in appearances on the organ. They were attracted by the instrument’s particularly unique tone – and you can still hear it in action today.

St Francis of Assisi Church

Consecrated in honour of St Francis of Assisi, the distinctive forty-metre-high dome cupola of St Francis of Assisi is an easily spottable landmark located on the Knight of the Cross Square. Inside it’s typically Baroque, featuring a fresco by V. V. Reiner and an alter painting by J.K. Liška. But what of its concerts? Actually, thanks to the unusual nave shape, the space has a unique sound profile, making a visit here worth your while. The programme, which makes excellent use of the church’s recently restored 18th century organ, features music from Schubert, Bach and, of course, Dvořák. Oh, and every day, the concerts are heralded by a fanfare of trumpets on the church steps.

St Nicholas Church in the Lesser Town

Not to be confused with the other St Nicholas in the Old Town Square, this imposing edifice is one of the best examples of Prague Baroque. The highly ornamental detailing of the interior, with its marble pulpit and sculptures and spectacular fresco by František Xaver Palko that furnishes the famous dome, makes for a startlingly monolithic setting. But the church is a feast for the ears as well: their seasonal programme of events takes in hymn cycles for Advent, Christmas performances and New Year concerts as well as their regular Organ Wednesday events.

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