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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.

A Tour of Literary St Petersburg

Immerse yourself in the words that built the city   |   June 2017

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From the celebrated Pushkin Museum to the former home of Vladimir Nabokov, these are the best places to visit on a tour of literary St Petersburg

Literary Tour St Petersburg | St Petersburg © iStock/ArtMarie

Russia’s cultural capital, St Petersburg has provided the setting for some of the greatest novels ever written. Whether it’s the poems of Russian literary godfather Pushkin, the short stories of Gogol or the great Golden Age novels of Dostoyevsky, Russia’s most western of cities has inspired myriad masterpieces from some of the world’s most respected writers. From the Dostoyevsky Museum and the Alexander Blok Museum to the celebrated Pushkin Museum, visit St Petersburg to walk in the footsteps of your favourite writers and discover the power of literary St Petersburg.

National Pushkin Museum

Begin your tour of literary St Petersburg at the home of the late Alexander Pushkin – Russia’s most beloved poet. The final living quarters of the author of famous works such as Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades, has been preserved at the National Pushkin Museum. The museum complex also houses a number of exhibitions dedicated to the poet, his life and his career, as well as broader artefacts from 18th and 19th century Russian history and culture. Follow the visit with lunch at The Literary Café on Nevsky Prospect, the location of Pushkin’s last meal before his fatal duel in 1837.

Belov’s Statue of Gogol

Nevsky Prospect is one of St Petersburg’s most famous streets, and has often acted as muse for aspiring and established authors. Short story writer Nikolai Gogol – known best for his works, The Nose and The Overcoat – is one such man, writing a short story dedicated to this particular street. A stone’s throw away, on Malaya Konyushennaya, you’ll find a tribute to him in the form of the grand bronze Statue of Gogol, a powerful representation by Mikhail Belov.

Dostoyevsky Museum

Continue your tour of literary St Petersburg at the Dostoyevsky Museum (officially the Dostoyevsky Literary-Memorial Museum). Located in one of many writers’ memorial apartments across the city, it was here that Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote one of his earliest stories, The Double, as well as his last novel, The Brothers Karamazov. One of the most influential novelists of the 19th century, Dostoyevsky spent most of his life in St Petersburg, drawing inspiration particularly from the city’s working class neighbourhoods. His home up until his death in 1881, many of the most influential figures of the time visited this humble address on Kuznechny Lane.

Literary Tour St Petersburg | Monument of Konstantin Ushinsky at Herzen University © istock/MichaelSmithPhotography
Literary Tour St Petersburg | Writer's Apartment at Dostoyevsky Literary-Memorial ©Dostoyevsky Literary-Memorial Museum

Nabokov House Museum

Another home-turned-museum, Nabokov House Museum on 47 Bolshaya Morskaya Street was the birthplace of esteemed Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov. Author of the famously controversial novel, Lolita, this house has appeared in many of Nabokov’s works, its most detailed account appearing in his autobiography, Speak, Memory. Visitors to the museum can explore a recreation of Nabokov’s childhood dining room and library, where they’ll discover a wealth of personal memorabilia such as historic manuscripts, early print editions and part of the writer’s prized butterfly collection.

Alexander Blok Museum

Fans of Alexander Blok, a famous Russian lyrical poet with a penchant for musical and rhythmic verse, can explore his works from the early 20th century at the Alexander Blok Museum. As well as showcasing Blok’s talents, the museum gives an insight into the man behind the pen, with an intimate look into his personal life through an exhibition of photos of his family and literary friends, drawings, and personal belongings. There’s also a memorial display in the apartment, occupied by the poet and his wife for eight years. A short drive away at Volkovskoe Cemetery, Blok devotees can visit his grave in the Writer’s Corner (Literatorskie Mostki), a special area dedicated to the most influential Russian and Soviet writers of the 18th and 19th centuries.


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