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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.

Why Malta is The Perfect Minimoon Destination

Escape to Malta for romance and adventure   |   November 2018

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With its secluded beaches, charming historic cities and candlelit streets, Malta may just be Europe’s most romantic destination. Here’s what makes it so special

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Comino in Malta © iStock/sanilovi

Whether you’re in need of a pre-wedding break to de-stress from the planning or you are planning on booking a short holiday to celebrate afterwards, a minimoon now holds a firm place in a couple’s wedding to-dos.

With blissful sunshine and picture-perfect coastlines, all without stepping foot out of Europe, Malta should be a big contender for your minimoon hitlist. Which is why, when it comes to minimoons, Malta may just be the winning contender. Here’s exactly why Malta is the perfect choice for an unforgettable romantic break.

Romantic landscapes

What separates the Maltese archipelago apart from other Mediterranean islands is its aptitude for romance. The island’s rolling landscapes, private coves and history-soaked cities are infused with imħabba (love). It makes every day spent in Malta a dream date. During the afternoon, you can take a slow stroll through the lovingly tended Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. Later, pop a cork while gazing out at the sunset over the Dingli Cliffs – it promises to be your most memorable sundowner yet. Follow an ambient candlelit dinner in the Silent City with some stargazing. Take a perch beneath the bright Milky Way and soak up the tranquillity.

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Maltese Marina © iStock/Allard
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Valletta at Dusk © iStock/Bareta

Beautiful cities

‘Beauty’ is a word that frequently arises when conversation turns to Malta. Valletta, the country’s capital, is one of the prettiest places in Europe. Charming narrow streets wind past cheerful boutiques and elegant townhouses decorated with potted plants. The grand interior of St. John’s Co-Cathedral, with its ornate gold embellishments and frescoes, is also breathtakingly stunning. To the historian, such a place has profound significance, but even a visitor with a fleeting appreciation for art and beauty is bound to be impressed.

There’s a different kind of beauty in the city of Mdina, where the dusty roads are sun-baked and rustic, and the houses bloom wildly with flowers in terracotta pots. Its special atmosphere makes this one of the most romantic locations to share a bottle of wine and watch the evening slip across the city.

Amazing adventures

Outside Valletta’s city walls, there is even more to see. The Blue Lagoon, between Comino and the Cominotto Islands, is the most photogenic archipelago in the Mediterranean. Reach it by boat for a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters or stay on-board to simply admire the view. A visit later in the day, once the day-trippers have dissipated, offers a more private, intimate atmosphere.

Other hotspots for fun-filled days are St. Paul’s Bay and the island of Gozo. Head to St. Paul’s Bay, in the North of the island, if you fancy scuba diving among shipwrecks or getting stuck into some watersports. Taking a trip to the Maltese island of Gozo is also highly recommended. Whether you’re a nature-loving couple, a sun-worshipping pair or an adventure-seeking duo, you’ll find something to entertain you on this island.

Malta’s miniature stature means getting from one place to another is relatively simple, so romantic walks from one beautiful spot to another are commonplace. If you’re looking for a chilled-out minimoon that’s close to home, you’ve found the perfect one right here.

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