It was a business trip, and our group stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in early April 2012. The hotel is located right in the center of the city, near Wawel and King's Castle, within a 5-minute walk from the Market Square. We arrived in Krakow by a night train from Warsaw and we drove from the railway station to the hotel, we were amazed by the medieval stone-paved streets of the center of Krakow lit by only a couple of lights on the walls of the buildings. When the car stopped at the hotel in an empty narrow street we thought that we had moved a couple of centuries back. But that's the prelude.
Now, the main tune. The hotel is really perfect: everything starting from the lobby and ending with the roof garden was excellent. The restaurant recommended by Michelin guide is above all appraisals. The breakfast was perfect, and some of our group also tried their dinner there, and they were also very pleased with the food, service and atmosphere. The hotel is located in an old building, and all its premises, corridors, rooms (btw there're no more than 40 rooms all in all) etc remind of some medieval castle of Copernicus' time. All but the spirit of Mr. Copernicus, although at night there was an impression that he would come... My room 105 was quite a strange one. It had no windows.. well, there was one window, but it was into the corridor not the street and you had to always keep it curtained otherwise guests from the corridor could easily look into your room. That was I think the only negative thing about the room. Other rooms were also with some 'specialties': some of our group lived on the top-floor, and in those rooms the windows were in the ceiling. In one case the wall between the two rooms was so thin, that the girls who lived there, heard one another's talking on the phone, alarm clock etc. So, first check your room and only then agree to stay in it. However, the hotel is a small one, so it may happen that there will be no more rooms available for exchange. All the rest was perfect.
I think I can recommend this hotel, however, one must always keep in mind that due to its exclusiveness, location, style etc. the price is not low. Well, this could go for a business trip, but when it comes to your money, the room w/o windows in Krakow shoudn't cost more than 200 euros, should it?
It's difficut to write when everything is flawless, so I suggest you should have a look at my photos. If you have any additional questions, you're always welcome to contact me.
Finally, my thanks to the team of the hotel, who acted perfectly in all situations and reacted to our requests promptly and friendly.
- 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 swimming pool, sauna and small Spa by L'Occitane, open from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Sunday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Copernicus Hotel Krakow
- Hotel Copernicus Krakow