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Named after the secretary to István Batory acknowledged to have lived here in the 16th century, this town house was probably built 300 years earlier. It’s one of Krakow’s best located and most characterful guesthouses—you can even make out some of the 13th-century brickwork amid the exposed stones. Rooms have been kitted out with contemporary touches—satellite TV, Internet, and heated bathroom floors—and a flick through the visitors’ book should assure you of the hotel’s conviviality.