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“Great location, quaint characterful hotel”
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Hotel Copernicus
Ranked #31 of 259 Hotels in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
Ascot, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great location, quaint characterful hotel”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

My wife and I stayed here for a weekend recently. Hotel is old fashioned but well furnished. Situated in a very convenient location for all the main sites of old Krakow: market square, castle, jewish quarter, getto, Schindler museum. Took about an hour to drive to Auschwitz. Trip was arrnged with driver and privtae guide through the hotel. Rooms characterful, if a little old fashioned.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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copernicus1, General Manager at Hotel Copernicus, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you very much for your comment on Trip Advisor, It is very important for us . I am glad that you enjoyed the stay and sincerely hope that when you plan your next visit in Krakow you put Hotel Copernicus on your list again .

All our Team is sending you best regards,
Joanna Wilgierz
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Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

Like at home , you open your own door, and bring in your own luggage...not always fun! Once in, the service is fine..our room was lovely ...large, simple and totally charming. Coffee is perfect . Location is very convenient and allows you separate from the hustle of the town square...and the price was right !
Do insist that your taxi bring you to the door....ours maintained he could not drive on the street in front of the hotel...not so.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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copernicus1, General Manager at Hotel Copernicus, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you shering your opinion regarding your visit at the Copernicus Hotel onTrip Advisor.
I am glad that you enjoyed our hotel and thank you for your kind appretiation of our staff. I am hoping that you decide to visit our hotel in the nearest future again . We will pay attention to make you feel like at home and look after you from the very first moment:)

Best regards,
Joanna Wilgierz
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

My girlfriend and I spent three days in the hotel in mid January, combining a work trip for me and a romantic weekend for the two of us. The first thing to mention is the fabulous location - it's on Kanonicza Street, Krakow's oldest street, and 30 seconds away Wawel Castle. The street is romantic mix of both Italian and medieval architecture and the perfect base for exploring both the old town and Jewish quarter. You are less than ten minutes away from all the main sites, whilst isolated from the stream of tourists walking along the central streets.

The hotel is elegant without being over the top, and the rooms are extremely comfortable. It is not as luxurious as some other members of the 'Relais des Chateaux' group but it's full of character. The spa and pool, although small, are located in the old cellars and it's a perfect location for a romantic swim.

We had booked a luxury double, although the room was fantastic it did not have a bath which we had wanted. I went down to reception to ask if there was any change of being moved, we were instantly upgraded to a Junior Suite without any problems and the room was a delight. Everything about the hotel is relaxing and comfortable: the jacuzzi bath, the underfloor heating, the vast bed and velvet covers, the l'Occitane show gels etc all make for a dress free holiday.

The staff were attentive, interested and helpful - and of course they all speak perfect English. The hotel was not particularly busy so at times we did feel a little outnumbered by the staff however!

I'd recommend the 7 course tasting menu, and the accompanying alcohol, at the restaurant. Although expensive the food is a delight and the paired wines, vodkas and ports with each course are perfectly matched. The waiter was genuinely proud of the food and knowledgable about the ingredients. Despite what other reviews have said I found the location of the restaurant (like everything else in Krakow it's partially in a cellar) to be intimate and on a par with the low key but elegant theme of the hotel. As mentioned earlier the food is expensive by Polish standards but not compared to the UK, France or the US. We paid about 175€ for two people and I felt it was worth every penny.

I can't wait to find another excuse to visit Krakow and the hotel itself again.

Room Tip: We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a suite (room 210) - fantastic room on the top floor with a J...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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copernicus1, General Manager at Hotel Copernicus, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Dear Copernicus Guest,

Thank you for your detailed review on Trip Advisor.
It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback from our Guests. I will share your comments with our team , especially with our Chef. I am hoping that you plan your future business/leisure stays in Krakow at the Copernicus Hotel again.

Best personal regards,
Joanna Wilgierz
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Southampton, New York
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Beautiful, unforgettable hotel, very intimate and luxurious. We got a suite and it was truly good enough for a king. The service is excellent, location perfect. We would not recommend the hotel restaurant - the food is very good but the restaurant has little character and it's outrageously expensive. The breakfast is excellent, but with the exceptional quality and variety of bread in Poland it is hard to have a bad breakfast there. The spa is very luxurious and the indoor pool likely one of the most amazing in the world. The location of the hotel couldn't be better, a lovely historic street steps away from the castle. Cracow is a gem and so is this beautiful hotel.

Room Tip: As in any hotel, ask to see the room before you get it. But I can't imagine having a problem wit...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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copernicus1, General Manager at Hotel Copernicus, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your kind opinion on Trip Advisor.

I am so very happy that you enjoyed the visit in our small historical hotel. You kindly mentioned details we are proud of and we like to share it with our Guests. We would be happy to welcome you at the Copernicus in the nearest future again.

My best personal regards,
Joanna Wilgierz
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Chicago, IL
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

I stayed at Hotel Copernicus for 2 nights to begin my European travels, and 2 night before returning back to the USA. Great way to begin and end a amazing girls trip. The hotel had so much character. We had two rooms, each quite different, both amazing! There was not a bathtub but the shower and bathroom was perfect! Hotel staff spoke English very well which helped with our stay. Breakfast was excellent. Be sure to leave your window slightly open at night to hear the horses and music outside. I hope to return some day!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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copernicus1, General Manager at Hotel Copernicus, responded to this review, 17 January 2014
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your beautiful description of the stay at the Copernicus Hotel. I am so happy that you enjoyed it. I hope you decide to travel to Poland once more and you visit Krakow again.
Hoping to welcome you in our hotel in the nearest future again I am sending you my best personal regards.

Joanna Wilgierz
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Albany, New York
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

The common areas and rooms are amazing -- old with lots of class and character. The location is amazing -- it's on the oldest street in Krakow just down the street from Wawel Castle. We cannot recommend it highly enough!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Amy B
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copernicus1, General Manager at Hotel Copernicus, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Dear Copernicus Friends,

I would like to thank you warmly for writing such a positive review further to your stay with us. We truly appreciated to read that we fulfilled your expectations . I am really hoping that you decide to visit Krakow in the nearest future again.

Wishing you all the best for New 2014 Year I am sending you my best personal regards,
Joanna Wilgierz
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

This hotel couldn't be better. Great rooms, very helpful staff and a perfect location -- close to city center, yet on a quiet side street. We stayed in a Junior Suite that was very spacious and well decorated. When we asked the front desk for help with restaurants, they really knew the choices and made superb recommendations.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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copernicus1, General Manager at Hotel Copernicus, responded to this review, 30 December 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We look forward to another opportunity to host you at our property.

Happy New Year and see you in Krakow soon.

Sincerely Yours,
Joanna Wilgierz
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Property: Hotel Copernicus
Address: ul. Kanonicza 16, Krakow 31-022, Poland
Region: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Stare Miasto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Krakow
#15 Business Hotel in Krakow
#18 Luxury Hotel in Krakow
#20 Family Hotel in Krakow
#28 Romantic Hotel in Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Copernicus 5*
Number of rooms: 29
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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