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Hotel Copernicus
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kanonicza 16, Krakow 31-002 , Poland (Stare Miasto)   |  
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Ranked #31 of 242 Hotels in Krakow
Essex
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fab!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Arrived home yesterday after spending 2 nights here. From our arrival, the staff were courteous and very attentive - even had my bag carried to my room! Not sure if that was just because I was the only female travelling with 3 blokes, but, it was very nice all the same! We stayed in room 302 on the 3rd floor - lovely clean spacious room with a spotless bathroom. The usual shower toiletries were provided, and very nice they were too. Lovely touch, I have to say, was the maid coming in to turn the bed down for us - not experienced that before. The only downside I can find about the room is the air con - the day we arrived was very hot and although we switched it on, it didn't seem to cool the room down very much. I did sleep like a log however it has to be said - there is a lot of walking involved when visiting Krakow! Breakfast was lovely, plenty of choice on offer. The pool area looked very serene - didn't have a dip though, as I'd forgotten to pack the cossy! Must mention the roof terrace - very nice place to enjoy a cool drink after a hard days sightseeing. The central location of the hotel is perfect for the local bars and resturants. You are literally a stone's throw from the main square. Price of £80 per night was well worth it in my opinion - have spent more in less pleasant surroundings in England to be honest. Already have plans to go back and will certainly have no reservations in booking this hotel again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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copernicus1, General Manager at Hotel Copernicus, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Copernicus Friends,

We are honoured to read so nice review. Thank you for your valuable and detailed opinion. We are happy that you have plans to visit our city again. We would be honoured to host you at the Copernicus again.

Best regards,
Joanna Wilgierz
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stayed at the hotel last weekend and had a wonderful time. It was my fourth trip to Krakow and this was the best hotel I have stayed at, though it does come at a price as more expensive. The staff was very welcoming and attentive throughout the whole trip. We arrived with our 5.5 month old baby and it was no problem, a clean cot places in the room and he was happy. The nice thing was the room was so big that the cot didn't overwhlem the room as in many hotel rooms. We had the 5 course dinner on out first night at the hotel, baby monitor set up and worked, and had a lovely meal and wine with very friendly service. Location is great for the market, running along the canal (2 minutes) and also the castle views are terrific. We were luky to have great weather and made use of the roof terrace. Only downside was the pool, which was very cold, but i suppose after a sauna you need that.
Overall, one of the best in Krakow and I would stay here again no problem.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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copernicus1, General Manager at Hotel Copernicus, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Copernicus Friends,

How nice to read the opinion about your stay. We are honoured to hear that from all your visits in Krakow you enjoyed our hotel the most. We would be happy to welcome you at the Copernicus in the nearest future again.

Best personal regards,
Joanna Wilgierz
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

As the title says, a fantastic night sleep albeit in an overpriced room. No shower, just a pull out shower hose on the bath and they claim to be 5 stars!?!?
The swimming pool in the basement looks very cool BUT at one end just above the surface of the water is the metal-work for the walkway that's above. So if you come up for air without clear vision you're going to get a nasty bump on the head. This is the sort of thing a health & safety inspection would laugh out of the building in the UK.
Breakfast was insanely overpriced for Poland. It worked out at about £20/$30 each!
The hotel is in a great location for easy access to the main square, on foot. It's in a semi pedestrianised area.
A nice boutique hotel but way way overpriced.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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copernicus1, General Manager at Hotel Copernicus, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Copernicus Friends,

We are grateful for your opinion. It is first time we got complains about the structure of the swimming pool. Your comments are important for us and we would take it under careful consideration. Despite the swimming pool inconvenience we hope you had a pleasant time in Krakow.

Best personal regards.
Joanna Wilgierz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Pricey but very cool hotel. Historic charm, cool downstairs mini swimming pool and sauna. Huge glass roof over center. Place was clean and everything worked. Don't miss the roof deck. Great location near Wawel palace and river. 5 min to main square.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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copernicus1, General Manager at Hotel Copernicus, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Copernicus Friends,

Thank you very much for the nice and valuable review. We are glad you appreciated the location and the atmosphere of our small hotel. We would be honoured to host you at the Copernicus in the nearest future again.

Warm regards from Krakow.
Joanna Wilgierz
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Just returned from a few nights away in Krakow, and have got to agree with the majority here that this hotel is a gem, a location is perfect, only 3 to 5 minutes walk from the main square, the room was fantastic and the pool amazing. The staff were all very friendly and we could not fault the service in any way

Thank you to everyone

Room Tip: We booked the suite on the roof top, amazing room and bathroom, certainly worth that bit extra
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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copernicus1, General Manager at Hotel Copernicus, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear Mills Family,

Thank you for a lovely update regarding the visit in our Hotel. We would be happy to welcome you at the Copernicus in the nearest future again.

Best regards from historical City of Krakow,
Joanna Wilgierz
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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This hotel is a hidden gem. It is located in the center of town and it is very close to all of the wonderful restaurants and tourist attractions. The rooms are spacious and very clean. We had 2 adults and 2 kids so we stayed in a suite which had one bedroom with a king size bed and then in the living room there was a daybed with a pull out cot. It was very comfortable. The staff are all very helpful as well. There is a nice library on the first floor where you can sit and relax. Another great thing was the swimming pool. It is not very big but the kids loved it! There is also a nice area to sit while the kids are swimming. I cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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copernicus1, General Manager at Hotel Copernicus, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear Copernicus Friends,

Thank you very much for the nice review and for having enjoyed the facilities and the organization of our small hotel. We would be honored to host you at the Copernicus in the nearest future again.

Warm regards from Krakow.
Joanna Wilgierz
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The location is a bullseye, staff is friendly and attentive, breakfast is great, atmosphere is tremendous, pool is to die for. When we where in Krakow it was snowy but the pool and the sauna made you forget that outside was -5 celsius.
I am eager to go again any day.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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copernicus1, General Manager at Hotel Copernicus, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear Copernicus Friends,

How nice to read your opinion about the visit in Krakow. We would be happy host you at the Copernicus during the summer time - again, you could discover the sunny side of our Historical City.

Best personal regards,
Joanna Wilgierz
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Address: Kanonicza 16, Krakow 31-002 , Poland
Location: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Stare Miasto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Krakow
#16 Luxury Hotel in Krakow
#25 Romantic Hotel in Krakow
#57 Family 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 a health and wellness spa, which is open non-stop. Massages are available upon request. ... more   less 
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