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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.

Tokaji & Bull’s Blood: A Beginner’s Guide to Hungarian Wine

Boasts of traditional sweet, sweet wine   |   June 2017

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Develop a taste for Hungarian wine and embark on an oenological adventure with our guide

Vineyard © Nneirda

Some pledge their allegiance to the Rhone; others swear by the grapes of Napa Valley; but we say there’s nothing quite like a draught of good old Hungarian wine. The silky sweet desert wine, Tokaji and the mighty Bikavér, otherwise known as Bull’s Blood, have each earned a prominent place in the wine cellars of oenologists across the globe.

Arguably the elder and more treasured of the two famous wines, Tokaji dates back to the 1600s, when it was praised by Louis XIV as the “wine of kings and king of wines.” Hungarians are so proud of this regional dessert wine that it features in their national anthem. The most famous varietal, Tokaji Aszú, is produced using handpicked, botrytised grapes that have shrivelled on the vine, giving the wine an intensely sweet quality that’s impossible to resist.

Tokaj is Hungary’s most celebrated wine region, and thrives on the double economy of wine production and tourism. At less than two and a half hours’ drive from Budapest, the historical town of Tokaj is popular with visitors, and replete with many award-winning wineries for you to drink in the sights. Join local connoisseurs for an expert tour and tasting, or venture further afield into the rolling vineyards of the surrounding region. Visit the prestigious Royal Tokaji Winery, which exports its famous vintages across the globe, and don’t miss out on Tokaj’s annual summer festival Bor, mámor, Benye in neighbouring Erdőbénye, where you’ll be treated to a winning combination of local Hungarian wine and superlative gastronomy.

Wine Shelf © Valentyn Volkov
Tokaj Vineyard © Jerzy Kociatkiewicz

Hungary’s legendary Bull’s Blood, meanwhile, heralds from the northern region of Eger and goes by the name of Egri Bikavér (to distinguish it from the copycat Hungarian wine, Szekszárdi Bikavér in the south). Prominent as the country’s most famous red wine, it earned its name centuries ago when the invading Ottomans believed the Hungarians were fortifying themselves with bull’s blood instead of wine. The precise character of the wine itself varies wildly and is impossible to distinguish, though it is always composed of a blend of three or more grapes and is best served with beef, game, or a hearty Hungarian stew. One of the most popular restaurants to indulge is Onyx Restaurant in Budapest, where traditional cuisine meets a sleek and glamorous décor. Hearty menu staples include beef ribeye and cabbage, while the decadent wine list features many regional specialties from Tokaj and Eger.

Many of the region’s best wineries are located in villages outside the principal town of Eger, and cluster around the sprawling vineyards of Szépasszonyvölgy, dubbed “The Valley of the Beautiful Women” – perhaps another reason to visit? This world-famous region offers a string of wine cellars along its hillsides, where you can learn about the history of Bull’s Blood, its production, and of course, sample some high quality Hungarian wine for yourself.

For something a little closer to home, revel in a true sensory and cultural experience and sample some of the country’s most prestigious award-winning vintages at the fabulous Budapest Wine Festival.


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