Located in Kraków’s picturesque Old Town, Relais & Châteaux Hotel Copernicus is an imposing brick palace on the city’s oldest and best-preserved street, Kanonicza. Kraków was once Poland’s capital and over several centuries this building was part of the cathedral chapel and the meeting place of Kraków’s intellectual and economic elite – and today as Hotel Copernicus, this 5-star continues to host prominent guests including royalty, world leaders and Hollywood celebrities.
Hotel Copernicus is named after famous Polish astronomer and mathematician Nicolas Copernicus – reputed to be a guest there – and the hotel’s historic architectural character and features are carefully combined with luxurious décor and contemporary amenities. Guests enjoy highest comfort with an exquisite flair in the 29 individually furnished rooms and suites, the deluxe suites offer original 16th Century frescoes and inscriptions.
History is tangible here, from the Copernicus Spa with pool and sauna area housed in the medieval vaulted cellars to the fireplace room and the terrace with views over the Old Town’s roofs towards Wawel Royal Castle. Facilities include an elegant wine bar, a stylish café in the glass-roofed courtyard – and for hotel guests only, an exclusive rooftop terrace bar with breathtaking panoramic views.
The renowned Renaissance-inspired Copernicus Restaurant – 3-toques Gault&Millau and Michelin Guide recommended – offers excellent ‘Polish royal’ cuisine by Chef Marcin Filipkiewicz.
Copernicus is Poland’s first Relais & Châteaux hotel and one of just two in the country. Kraków’s historic Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978.