If you enjoy ultra modern, steel and glass 5 star Hotels - this is not the Hotel for you.
However if you would like to stay in a historic building that has been beautifully restored, located in the heart of bustling Krakow that offers a 6 star level of service - please read on;
We arrived on a red eye flight from Warsaw and arrived at the Hotel at 10.30am. The Hotel is located on Kanonicza Street at the foothill of Wawel Castle. It is set within a group of Renaissance buildings with a typical Gothic facade and an impressive hand sculptured entrance. Other buildings on the street are equally and meticulously restored to their former glory. Some hold ancient works of art, others are fantastic restaurants, wonderful cafes and bookshops. We did not expect the hotel to have a room ready for us - but perhaps to store our belongings so that we could take a wander around the town. However, before we knew it our luggage was whisked away and we were checked into a fabulous room on the second floor (Room 210).
The Hotel has 29 rooms in total - small but very private, safe and exclusive. It has welcomed guests such as former U.S. president George W Bush, Prince Henry of Wales,Saudi Princess Reem Al-Faisal, Condoleezza Rice and Cardinals from Pope John Paul II's retinue.
The Atrium of the Hotel is bathed in sunlight and hosts the most beautiful exotic flowers that would impress even the most enthusiastic of botanists.
Our room was truly amazing - separate living area with beautiful furniture that fits the aesthetic of the hotel, King size bed, a massive bathroom with a Jacuzzi , L'Occitane products and the most powerful shower I have ever experienced.
Breakfast is served in the atrium and offers an impressive range of both continental and deliciously cooked items. The restaurant is small but exclusively intimate and has been listed on the Michelin dining guide for the past three years.
The service we received was of the very best I have experienced. Professional yet very friendly and under the meticulous direction of the General Manager who's constant presence was notable throughout our stay. The Management and Staff should be very proud of the service they provide.
We have worked in the hospitality industry for many years and have traveled extensively. We have stayed in the very best of hotels, none of which are as beautiful, special or memorable as the Hotel Copernicus.
Thank you for such a wonderful stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Copernicus stands on Kanonicza Street, Krakow’s oldest street that winds its way toward Wawel Royal Castle – the historic seat of Polish kings. Amidst the neighbouring Renaissance townhouses Copernicus stands out with its expansive, Gothic façade. It is the only hotel in Poland affiliated to Relais et Châteaux. There are 4 deluxe suits, 4 standard suites, 1 deluxe double guest room with two single beds, 4 deluxe double guest rooms, 4 double guest rooms (two single beds), 8 double guest rooms and 4 single guest rooms. The rooms are spacious with wonderful wooden ceilings, marble bathrooms and period furniture. All come with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.Polish Royal cuisine in Copernicus Restaurant is prepared in the Renaissance-styled restaurant, which has been awarded many titles of excellence including the Michelin Guide recommendation among many others. World leaders and celebrities have dined here. The celebrated chef Marcin Filipkiewicz and his team prepare the best in Polish cuisine but constantly introduce new and exciting dishes to the menu. The hotel's Gothic cellars contain a health and wellness spa, which is open non-stop. Massages are available upon request. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Jet2Holidays , Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Odigeo and Priceline so you can book your Hotel Copernicus reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Copernicus Hotel Krakow
- Hotel Copernicus Krakow