Hotel Copernicus

Luxury accommodation near Wawel Castle Krakow

About Hotel Copernicus

  • Beside The CastleIn the shadow of Wawel

    Hotel Copernicus is a stone's throw from Krakow's Wawel Castle. Discover the story of Poland's kings - right next door.

  • A Beautiful StreetThe charm of Kanoniczna

    On Krakow's most beautiful street, Copernicus' location simply cannot be beaten.

  • Amazing interiorHistoric Touches

    The hotel retains traces of its charming history. But modern comforts abound. Discover an amazing swimming pool!


Hotel Copernicus5 star luxury on Krakow's most beautiful street

Described by the Daily Telegraph as one of the most beautiful hotels in the world, the Hotel Copernicus blends the very best of the old and the new. Rescued from the crumbling fate that once seemed on the cards for so many of Cracow's buildings, the hotel opened in 2000 and quickly established itself as the city's most enchanting place to stay.

The Copernicus lies nestled at the foot of the Royal Castle on an ancient and tranquil street. It's a rather special part of town that seems to live very much in a world of its own. Inside, charming Renaissance frescoes cast their spell, and splendidly carved stone portals adorn the walls. During the Middle Ages, these houses were the residences of bishops, and the magnificent wooden ceilings and marbled floors echo those of the Royal Castle itself.

Whilst great care has gone into letting the Copernicus's old character shine through, historic flourishes are dovetailed with modern luxury and convenience. The rooms have a cosy elegance, with velvet and dark wood furnishings, and the bathrooms are marbled throughout. With air-conditioning in Summer, and warm heating during the Winter, the city can be enjoyed throughout the seasons.

One of the most exciting discoveries during restoration can be found downstairs in the restaurant, which is graced by a splendid Renaissance ceiling. Here the chef serves classic Polish dishes with a light, modern twist, whilst the cellars specialize in a range of Italian wines. Besides the bar on the ground floor, there is also a littlehide away up on the roof. A delight during the Summer, with its views over the castle and onto the domes and cupolas of the city, you could well imagine the hotel's namesake, Copernicus, the famous Polish astronomer, marveling away at the stars by night. A regular visitor to this house as a young man, he would no doubt have relished this marvelous spot.

Meanwhile, descending into the subterranean world of the cellars, one can loll about in the swimming pool for an hour or two, or stay fighting fit with a stretch in the exercise rooms. Back upstairs in the library you can unwind in a very congenial atmosphere, and perhaps order a Tatanka - a rather delicious Polish beverage that's well worth a try. Hotel Copernicus's young and helpful staff are always on hand to make sure that you have a relaxed and enjoyable stay. Certainly worth a thought are the suites, which would make an enchanting choice for honeymooners. Outside, all the delights of the city lie in wait.


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What Guests Say

  • "There is a pretty rooftop terrace with views over to the Wawel Castle and you can ring down for drinks from the bar! Apart from being such lovely intimate hotel, the Copernicus is positioned in a quiet area of the old town close by the Wawel Castle.".
    Heather Binder
  • "The hotel was superb. The location was excellent, the service friendly, knowledgeable, and hospitable. The food was spectacular.".
    Rob Heller
  • "A picturous hotel. I spent time with the entire family. It was amazing. We all enjoyed the swimming pool. The staff were great. I would like to come back to this hotel in the future...".
    Abigail Pekelman

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