My husband and I chose to visit Krakow for our tenth wedding anniversary and booked the Copernicus on the recommendation of a friend (and checked Trip Advisor!). We were not disappointed. The beautiful, historic building is located on a small street just off the main square. The staff were friendly and helpful and our room (102) was huge, atmospheric and tastefully decorated with dark wood panelling throughout. The bathroom was equally impressive and spacious with a powerful shower although no bath.
What I liked about the hotel is that you simply never heard anyone else bustling about -staff or guests, whch made for a very relaxing stay. Room 102 is above the front door however and the street cleaners did seem to get going about 6am which makes for a very clean Krakow but is rather noisy first thing in the morning (we are maybe more susceptible to it as we live in rural Scotland!). We also did have our window open.
Breakfast is taken in the centre of the hotel - there's a buffet offering the usual cereals, juices and fruits as well as a range of cheeses, eggs and cold meats plus you have the option of some hot dishes such as eggs Benedict.. We did have a tour group wandering through, presumably looking at the architecture, as we were eating one morning which we found quite strange.
There's a small but lovely rooftop area set among pots of flowers where you can telephone down for drinks to be brought up. I did notice that the measures for a glass of wine in Poland are much smaller than we are used to in the UK so it's better to go for a bottle! There are only two seats that are shaded however and no parasols are evident so it might be a little too hot up there sometimes.
There is a basement pool and spa area which looked lovely - low lighting and intimate - however we never made it down there, Krakow had too much to offer! Also you can organise a massage which, again, was an intention that never came to fruition.
- 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