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 – the exclusive French hotel alliance.
Every year the “Art Of Living Trophy” is presented to a property whose guest rooms and bathrooms set themselves apart through the excellence and creativity of the products and facilities provided – the prelude to moment of unforgettable relaxation.
The “Art of Living Trophy” 2010 is presented to the Copernicus Hotel. This special moment took place on 17 November 2009 during the XXXV International Congress of Relais & Châteaux in Biarritz.
Several centuries ago the hotel building was the residence of cathedral canons. Nicolaus Copernicus, famous astronomer of the modern era and “father” of the heliocentric theory lodged here whenever he visited Krakow as a Canon of the Archbishopric of Warmia. Striving to measure up to the building’s historic significance and the works of art preserved within it we have made it our ambition to provide the ultimate in hotel accommodation.
The rich historic fabric of our hotel is manifest in the Coats of Arms Suite topped with an astonishing medieval wooden beam ceiling and in the Canons' Suite featuring a meticulously restored fresco dating back to 1500. Hotel Copernicus brings to life the idea of the coexistence of a listed building and a luxurious contemporary-style hotel. The establishment is fully climate-controlled, and each of its twenty-nine guest rooms is equipped with a safe, well-stocked mini bar, satellite television, and high-speed Internet access. Period furniture and fine draperies have been scrupulously selected to harmonize with the character of the interior.
Luxurious bathrooms have been beautifully fitted with travertine and marble features. The hotel patio is a WiFi zone where you can conveniently connect to the Internet. The Fireplace Hall, home to a large collection of old manuscripts, is a high-tech equipped conference room. Our Cigar Lounge is a serene retreat in which to sit back and relax, while the hotel wine bar offers a selection of over 200 varieties of wine.
Medieval cellars accommodate a swimming pool and a sauna. Atop the hotel suites a cosy rooftop terrace is nestled, offering a breathtaking panorama of Krakow. On one side, Wawel Royal Castle looms large on a massive limestone rock; on the other, towers of the Romanesque Church of Saint Andrew rise up next to the baroque dome of Saint Peter and Paul’s Church. Below, silver and grey roof surfaces descend into quiet streets.
Copernicus – it is here that Krakow’s true character, peaceful and pensive, is fully revealed.
Perhaps this is why Copernicus welcomed many prominent guests, including His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales, U.S. president George W. Bush with his wife Laura, Saudi Princess Reem Al-Faisal, Condoleezza Rice and cardinals from Pope John Paul II’s retinue, to name a few.
Copernicus Hotel is located 150 m from the kings castle Wawel, in one of the most picturesque parts of the Old Town. The Kanonicza Street is the oldest street of medieval Krakow. Parallel to it there is the Royal Track, the usual route for the monarchs and their courts arriving to Krakow through the Barbakan, Florianska Gate and Main Square to Wawel.
Hotel Copernicus provides a selection of 29 guest rooms:
4 single guest rooms
8 double guest rooms
4 double guest rooms with two single beds
4 deluxe double guest rooms
1 deluxe double guest room with two single beds
4 standard suites
4 deluxe suites
In addition our Guests can use the following services:
concierge, laundry service, night service, round-the-clock room service and at-a-charge guarded parking lot.
Single room Price per night - 800,00
Double room Price per night - 900,00
Luxury Double room Price per night - 980,00
Junior Suite Price per night - 1 200,00
Junior Suite with the view Price per night - 1 300,00
Luxury suite Price per night: 1600,00
Luxury suite with frescos Price per night - 2 000,00
Daily rates in Polish Zloty (PLN). Rates are per room, per night. The price includes VAT tax.
The check-in time IS 2.00 p.m. and check aut time at 1.00 p.m. the following day.
Individual reservations are made and confirmed by sending an email or a fax with a written reservation confirmation along with a credit card number with an expiry date.
- three days prior to arrival date, if the reservation was made four or more days prior to the confirmed arrival date
- until 6 p.m. on the arrival day, if the reservation was made within three days prior to the arrival date.
Non-guaranteed phone reservations, made within 3 days prior to the arrival date will be cancelled automatically after 6.00 p.m. on the first day of reservation. If you plan to check-in at the hotel after 6 p.m., please advise us of your expected arrival time.
The Hotel reserves the right to charge Guests with amount of the full night’s accommodation in the event of failure to meet the above conditions or a nonarrival.
Reservation and cancellation conditions for more than 5 guest rooms are arranged on an individual basis.
For children under 14 years of age an extra bed can be provided in deluxe double rooms and suites. The Hotel provides a playpen by prior appointment. At-a-charge child care can be arranged at a moment’s notice, also by prior appointment.
The Hotel accepts small pet animals at no charge.
Animals are not allowed in the Copernicus Restaurant.
Luxury car transport to any destination can be arranged at a charge.
The celebrities who dined in the Copernicus Restaurant include distinguished artists such as Polish Nobel Prize-winning poets – Czesław Miłosz and Wisława Szymborska, as well as film stars and politicians, including the Oscar-winning movie director Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polański, Morgan Freeman, Vaclav Havel and Helmut Kohl.
The Hotel’s gothic cellars house a Wellness & Spa. This cozy recreational complex under medieval brick vaults is open round the clock with the exception of short maintenance breaks. At the Guests’ request the hotel can provide at-a-charge massage treatments.
Conferences, business seminars, lunches or dinners with prominent clients – The Copernicus Hotel can provide an intimate setting for all of these events.
The Fireplace Hall (10,5 x 4,65 metres), where business meetings and conferences are held, can accommodate 20 persons at the table or 30 persons in a cinema layout.
In addition to the standard conference facilities (screen, slide/overhead projector, multimedia projector, high-speed Internet) coffee breaks, snacks, lunches, dinners and wine tasking events are offered. Venue hire: 1000 PLN/day.
ul. Kanonicza 16, 31-002 Kraków
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