Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Copernicus Krakow

The Hotel Copernicus is a Relais & Chateaux property full of historic charm and period features. Located on Kononicza, a well- preserved street in the Old town of Krakow, our clients will appreciate the historic setting and architecture of the immediate surroundings. The hotel also allows excellent access to the main cultural and historical sites of the city The Hotel Copernicus is recommended for a long weekend or as part of one of our luxury rail touring holidays of Central and Eastern Europe.
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  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights or rail travel from London back to London as option
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Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Copernicus, Krakow

Hotel Copernicus is a historic, 5-star boutique hotel in an excellent location. The lovely rooftop hideaway, delicious local cuisine, and atmospheric indoor pool make it an ideal spot to recuperate after enjoying Krakow's cultural and historical delights.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is 5-minutes' walk to the Royal Castle

Annual opening Open all year

Closest airport Krakow Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 25-minutes' drive from Krakow Airport

Closest railway station Kraków Główny Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is 10-minutes' drive from Kraków Główny Station

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant and Rooftop Terrace, Courtyard Cafe, Spa.

Complimentary

WiFi.

Out and about nearby

Situated on Kononicza, a well-preserved street in the Old town of Krakow, the hotel is in an excellent location at the foot of the Royal Castle and nearby the Cathedral. It is a short walk from the Main Square and Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter) with its quirky galleries and shops.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46183

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Copernicus, Krakow

A Relais & Chateaux member, the five-star Hotel Copernicus in Krakow boasts an excellent location in the historic Old town of the city and an abundance of beautiful 16th century features. Situated in a three-storey townhouse, formally a canon's palace belonging to the Cathedral, this boutique hotel is steeped in history. Having been carefully restored the hotel has retained many of its original features including stone portals that adorn the walls and enchanting Renaissance frescoes. The 29 rooms and suites are charmingly decorated with dark wooden floors and furniture, rich patterned rugs and heavy velvet drapes that ooze luxury and comfort. All rooms contain period features such as wooden ceilings and wall paintings, that maintain the historic character of the hotel. Why not upgrade to a suite and enjoy spectacular views over the Old town and castle. Under the hotel in the building cellars is the beautiful spa area where exposed brick walls and stone archways are complemented by candlelight to create a cosy and intimate atmosphere. Whether relaxing in the pool or indulging in a treatment the underground spa area is a tranquil retreat from days spent exploring the city. The hotel also has a good restaurant where regional and traditional specialities are served, imagined in fresh and innovative ways. During the summer months, enjoy the striking, panoramic views of the Old town and castle from the restaurant's roof terrace. Full of historic character and charm the Hotel Copernicus enjoys and enviable location in the heart of Krakow's Old town and comes highly recommended.

Room descriptions

Hotel Copernicus has 29 rooms and suites with air conditioning, heating, TV and safe.

Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
Suite
Luxury Suite

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46183

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Copernicus, Krakow

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Copernicus in Krakow, our clients usually arrive by train or air. By train, you arrive at Krakow Glowny station. The hotel is about 20 minutes on foot from the station or 10 minutes by car. The airport, named John Paul II Krakow-Balice, is 11 km from the city centre. There is a train service from the airport to Krakow Glowny station. A taxi takes about 20 minutes. We can also arrange a private car transfer for you from the airport.

Additional information

Children: Children aged 3 and under can stay free of charge when sharing a luxury double or any of the suites with paying adults, dependent on maximum room occupancy. Extra beds for children over the age of 3 are available for a supplement charge, dependent on maximum room occupancy.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46183

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Copernicus, Krakow

About Poland

The history of Poland, as we know it today, began in the 10th century. Since then, the country has become a melting pot of key cultures, religions, and key moments in history, thanks in part to its many neighbours. There are stories, both ancient and modern, to be told in every corner, from the Tatras mountaintops, to the Masurian lakes and the Bialowieza Forest. The main cities are clusters of monuments, museums, synagogues under faithful restoration, and impressive buildings that reflect Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Art Nouveau architecture. Outside these cities, Poland is a country of immense natural beauty. The sense of space, scale, and solitude is rivalled only by the likes of Switzerland. Flat plains are broken on the horizon by low, gentle mountains dotted with mediaeval ruins and Teutonic fortresses of red-brick. In the Carpathian Hills, picturesque wooden churches are found via winding hiking paths that then take you on into rich forest and past sublime rivers. In the north, lakes joined together by rivers and waterways make for fantastic canoeing trips for those prepared to make the excursion. The landscape lends itself to outdoor exploration and sports, while the cities bring you back to the layers of cultural history that ripple across Europe.The cuisine in Poland is best described as hearty, wholesome home-cooking. Popular local ingredients include pork, mushrooms, and beetroot, with regions specialising in duck, goose, and trout. Cosy restaurants in traditional buildings exist alongside fine-dining establishments, meaning there is something for every taste. It is, however, the bakeries, patisseries, and desserts that really stand out in Polish cuisine. You are never far from apple strudel, fruit-filled dumplings, and the ‘lody’ Polish ice cream.

Highlights of Poland

Outside of the main cities, Poland still has plenty to offer. One of the most popular sites is the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. The mine is comprised of underground tunnels and chambers and saline lakes. Religious chambers, where the natural stone walls are left exposed, are lit by chandeliers, giving them an ethereal feel. To see one of the castles of the Teutonic Knights, we would recommend the 14th century Malbork Castle, just south of Gdansk in the north. Its typically red walls, archways, and roofs are archetypal of the Teutonic style. Inside, you can view a huge collection of mediaeval artefacts, classical paintings, and a stunning amber collection.

Warsaw Highlights

Warsaw, Poland's capital, offers the best sense of energy of the larger cities. Colourful, tall buildings peer down on the Old Town Square, while the extensive use of bright red brick and red terracotta tiles adds a warmth that isn't often felt in other European capitals. The city almost met with its destruction at the end of the Second World War, but its survival meant the preservation of countless historical monuments that tell the story of the likes of Chopin as well as the tragedy of the Jewish communities. The Palace of Culture & Science is, as the name suggests, too formidable to be called a museum, while the Museum of the History of Polish Jews juxtaposes its intense, emotional exhibits with a sheer, modern exterior style that crops up every now and then elsewhere around the city. A must-see in Warsaw is the Royal Castle, a huge brick structure that almost seems too vast, once home to the Russian tsars and originally the wooden stronghold of the Dukes of Mazovia. The traditional, yet understated, exterior of the Chopin Museum, housed in the Ostrogski Palace, hides a multi-media, high-tech insight into the composer's life and works. Finish your exploration of the city with a wander through the amphitheatre, palace, and manicured lawns of the Lazienki Park. After dark, lively bars and restaurants keep the magic alive into the small hours.

Krakow Highlights

South of Warsaw is the mediaeval city of Krakow, still with its well-preserved Old Town and mediaeval walls. Krakow is known for its sensational architecture, captured by its spired churches, synagogues, and castles. Each street, even the quieter alleyways, have their own type of perfection, in their design and their atmosphere. The 13th century Rynek Glowny is Europe's largest market square. The character of the city really comes into its own in Kazimierz, the old Jewish Quarter, where you can find an abundance of quirky restaurants, bars, and boutique shops. The crowning glory of the city, however, is indisputably the Wawel Royal Castle. The castle has become a well-recognised symbol for the country's national identity, and now pays testament to this with its endless exhibits: the Crown Treasury, the Royal Private Apartments, and its Exhibition of Oriental Art. The highlight of this castle has to be wandering around its grounds, admiring the intricacy of each element of its design, the myriad domes, and its irregular form.

Gdansk Highlights

A port city on the Baltic Coast, Gdansk is a city that was partially reconstructed after the Second World War. It still hugs the shores of the river, with beautiful multi-storied Long Market at its centre, and bourgeois architecture at every turn. Tall townhouses line the river front, each worth appreciating as much as the view out across the water, and the sea-side feel extends back into the city. Wealthy merchants have left a lasting mark on the city, creating a real sense of opulence and extravagance that has attracted incredible restaurants and bars and entices visitors back year after year.

Facts in brief

Capital Warsaw
Airport Warsaw Chopin Airport
Size 312,696 km²
Population 38 million
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