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:
First nightfree, 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.
Shabby-chic bars in dilapidated old ruins make for wonderfully atmospheric nights out
Budapest’s Ruin bars were born a little more than a decade ago out of the gentrifying urban decay of the city’s 7th District. These creative and cobbled-together spaces quite literally hijack ruins – abandoned warehouses, empty parking lots, historic buildings – and call them home.
Within the sprawling interiors and courtyards, you’ll find colourful kitsch fairy lights, mismatched vintage furniture and peeling paint, and, for those looking for a good time, lively crowds, international DJs and beer for pocket change. From the famous Szimpla Kert to the more low-key Csendes Létterem and Köleves Kert, an evening in ruins is certainly something to aspire to.
The granddaddy of Budapest’s modern ruin bars, Szimpla Kert was one of the first to set up shop in the hip 7th District, all the way back in the early 2000s. These days, its reputation precedes it and the crowd is often more international than local. But features like a large plant-filled patio, art installations, an open-air cinema and free concerts every week make it well worth a visit.
A balmy garden by summer and a heated grotto in winter, trendy Anker’t falls on the less ruinous end of the spectrum with its chic minimalist – but still industrial – connected courtyard spaces within a former factory complex. Head to the thumping main space for the bar and dance floor, while the surreal beach-themed square is better suited to down-tempo chatting and snacking. Once a month, the bar plays host to a lively vegan market, complete with tasty artisan treats and cookery classes.
Riotous Corvin Club is the middle ground where clubbing and retro urbanism meet. Occupying the top levels of a 1920s department store, the venue draws hoards in the summer to its rooftop terrace. In the winter months, head one floor down to a graffiti-scrawled hall where dancers can move to thumping electronic beats. The elevator from street level, serving spirits and beers to new arrivals, is a quirky touch.
In clued-up circles, Ellátó Kert is revered as much for its vibrant open courtyard as it is its…tacos? Unlikely as it sounds, the kitchen here turns out authentic Mexican fare, which makes for a surprisingly good accompaniment to the live music, art shows, table football, and myriad additional distractions – beer included. Their shot of pink grapefruit infused vodka (ask for a “Pinky”) is locally (in)famous.
Behind a nondescript street sign printed “Fogsor Javítás”– marking the site of an old dental practice – sprawls this spacious nightlife complex. Visitors can choose from various integrated venues spread across two floors including electronic club LÄRM, with its stylish all-black interior; Liebling, a softly-lit wine bar and restaurant with a rooftop terrace; and garden bar Kert, a wonderland of sparkling fairy-lights, giant suspended statues and a roofed area vaulted and striped like an upside-down circus tent.
With its terrace twinkling with colourful jellyfish-shaped lights, an under-the-sea mural across one wall, and a giant paper whale skeleton hung from the ceiling, Kuplung has certainly undergone a (nautically-oriented) transformation since its greasy days as an auto repair shop. Live concerts and table tennis make for early evening relaxation, while DJs take centre stage after dark.
Unlike many of the ruin bars in Budapest’s 7th District, the aptly named Mazel Tov actively engages with the neighbourhood’s Jewish history. One part arts centre, one part accomplished eatery (don’t miss the homemade hummus or impressive selection of flavoured lemonades), and one part nightly garden party, this is a stylish spot for informal gatherings.
A studio theatre, art gallery, and cultural space adjoined to a Michelin-starred restaurant, the cheerful interiors of the lovely Púder will have your eyes swimming. Painted from floor to ceiling in bright murals, and featuring regularly changing installations from local artists, it’s as showy as ruin bars in Budapest get. Speaking of making a show, grab one of the seats in the window if you’re after an audience.
Occupying the grounds of a former kosher meat plant, Köleves Inn is a relaxed choice for visitors to the 7th District. The leafy white gravel courtyard, popular with families during the day, features a substantial bar and is dotted with colourful hammocks and bright furniture. The restaurant inside serves a mixture of Jewish and Hungarian cuisine and, in keeping with the eclectic, offbeat interiors characteristic of ruin bars, bronze cheese graters mounted on the walls serve as lamps.
Its chaotic walls might be printed with sprawling murals and covered in a surreal compilation of vintage objects, but Csendes (translating as “quiet”) lives up to its name. A laidback café that transforms into a civilised bar in the evening, Csendes Létterem dishes up hearty food, a long list of alcoholic beverages and a varied music and cultural programme.