This intimate Gothic beauty is housed in a 14th-century townhouse on a cobbled lane leading to the Wawel Castle. Despite its central location it remains discreet with plenty of boutique personality and unstuffy attitude.
The classic interior blends modern flourishes into the historical backdrop. Rooms are elegant with frescos, dark wood furnishings and marbled bathrooms yet up to date on technology and convenience. The restaurant serves a royal Polish menu with a light, modern twist, whilst the exposed brick medieval cellars house a beautiful pool and wellness centre.
Rooms: 29 rooms and suites Rates: Doubles from 900 zł, breakfast 70 zł per person. Check in: 14:00 Check out: 13:00 Facilities: Restaurant, bar, terrace, spa (pool, sauna, treatment rooms), free wifi, parking (by neighbouring streets 84 zł per day), 24 hour front desk, luggage storage, concierge service, laundry, dry cleaning, shoeshine, housekeeping, lift, daily newspapers, non-smoking rooms, in-room fast internet, telephone, safety deposit box, air conditioning.
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Deluxe Double rooms 203 and 204 not only feature wooden beams and beautiful wall paintings but also have a view to charming Kanonicza Street.
Bring swimming costume to make full use of the spa with pool; camera with plenty of room on your memory stick will serve well whilst in Krakow.
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All guests get 10% discount at the hotel restaurant and two other restaurants run by the same family - at the Hotel Pod Rożą and Hotel Stary.
The fresco dotted Gothic walls house one of the most refined eateries in Krakow, with renaissance inspired menu based on Polish Royal cuisine. For years the menu here pleased the tastebuds of big figures of international and Polish world such as Prince Charles of Wales and Noble award winning poets Czeslaw Milosz and Wislawa Szymborska. Copernicus now stands for traditional recipes interpreted in an innovative manner by their talented Chef – Marcin Filipkiewicz. The menu is complemented by an impressive selection of over 200 wine varieties.
The glass covered courtyard serves as a perfect backdrop to a relaxing coffee morning.
Exclusive to hotel guests terrace bar has a unique panoramic Wawel view, a must in the summer months.
Set in the impressive medieval hotel cellars and powered by L’Occitane products is the brilliant spa featuring swimming pool, sauna, treatment rooms and relaxation area.
All welcome and will enjoy a splash in the underground pool. Children under 14 years stay free of charge when using existing beds, one child under 2 years stays free of charge in a cot. Babysitting can be organised at an extra fee.
The hotel is based bang in the middle of the Old Town and has a paid parking nearby with valet service (84zł per day). The main railway station Kraków Główny is a short taxi ride away or 20 minute walk through the Old Town. The hotel can organise an airport transfer or taxis and even local buses ( 292, 208 i 902) are easy to catch.
Find out about Krakow's highlights including best places to see, eat, drink and shop in our Guide to Krakow.