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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 Ultimate Travel Checklist for a Long Weekend in Prague

What to pack, what to download and more   |   June 2017

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Prepare for a long weekend in Prague with this handy travel checklist

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Long Weekend in Prague | Prague 3 © Prague City Tourism

With historic buildings, flavoursome food and beautiful vistas, Prague is an excellent minibreak destination at any time of year. But as the city experiences comparatively extreme seasons, wise wanderers will consult a  checklist before setting off. While many travellers think about their wardrobe first, there’s more to consider than clothing when packing for Prague. From the top travel apps to the must-see sites to add to your itinerary, here’s everything you need to know before setting off on a long weekend in Prague.

Packing for Prague: Wardrobe Essentials

Knowing what to pack for a weekend away can be more stressful than planning your sightseeing itinerary, so we’ve put together a quick guide.Temperatures can range from the 20s in summer to below freezing in winter, and nights are generally cooler. If you happen to forget weather-appropriate clothing, Prague has many stylish boutiques (read: excuses to go shopping). You’ll be doing lots of walking so pack comfortable shoes or boots that are suitable for  cobbled streets and climbing stairs, a cross-body bag is also a sensible idea to deter pickpockets – a rare but not impossible occurrence- as in any tourist hotspot.

Useful information: Money and Electronics

The currency of the Czech Republic is the Koruna. Electrical sockets are type E, which work with a two-pronged plug, so you’ll need to bring a suitable adaptor should you wish to charge any electronics. A European adaptor should do the trick. Last but not least, ensure you pack a good camera – this is one photogenic city!

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Long Weekend in Prague | suitcase © iStock/seb_ra
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Long Weekend in Prague | Town Hall Astronomical Clock © Prague City Tourism

To Download: Top Travel Apps

Prague’s best sites and leisure areas are quite spread out, so make life a little easier by downloading a variety of helpful apps before you set off. For getting around, Google Maps is still ahead of the game, allowing you to download areas in advance for offline wandering. Another essential travel app is Google Translate, which enables you to instantly translate text with your camera. For transport, Uber Prague and Liftago are great taxi apps, while the Jízdní řády journey planner is helpful for navigating the city’s public transport systems. The app store is also full of helpful travel guides, such as Czech Republic Land of Stories by CzechTourism; Czech Film Trips, which takes movie enthusiasts to top filming locations; and GPSmyCity’s walking companion, Prague Map and Walks.

Weekend Itinerary: Must-See Sites in Prague

A long weekend in Prague offers plenty of time to explore many of the city’s best sites and attractions. Many of the must seesites in Prague can be found in the Old Town. The labyrinthine streets surrounding Old Town Square are filled with historical sites including St Nicholas Church, Kinský Palace, the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn and the Town Hall, which features the city’s famous astronomical clock. Prague Castle complex is another highlight, home to an array of cultural sites and historic buildings, from royal palaces to ancient cathedrals. Make time to explore the impressive Old Royal Palace and take a peek inside the city’s most important temple, St Vitus Cathedral.

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