Unbelievably friendly and warm staff who gladly gave expert travel advice and recommendations that only a Roman would normally be privy to. - Loic Diels
I LOVE this website and will gladly recommend it to anyone headed this way. Nothing disappointed us! - Mary-Iris Taylor
I have been using Cross-Pollinate for about 10 years now. The service is consistently great and I can always find just the kind of apartment we like, at the right price. - Hirani Himona
A really great idea - with a network of hand picked little rooms/guesthouses. If only we could have this in more city destinations! - Zoe Buck
I love Cross-Pollinate and every time we go to a new city I look to see whether they have some accommodations over there. - Arantza Aldea
The two places I have stayed at from Cross-Pollinate have been among the best across Europe. Highly recommended. - Nicholas Burn
Thanks a lot to Cross-Pollinate for the opportunity to experience a city as an insider! We really enjoyed our stay in Rome and Venice and look forward to more. - Tatiana Marchenko
Cross-Pollinate was very helpful when the owner of the B&B wanted to charge us for the baby under 2 y o. It would have been difficult without them since the owners did not speak any english. - Yulia Pichugina
This was our only stay with a C-P apartment and we were very pleased with the entire process. Will look to use them again on our next Europe trip! - Anthony Giglio
Great web site and quick response from the team a CP made the whole experience easy and hassle free. I have already recommended CP to quite of few of my airline industry colleagues and I'm sure they will make use of their excellent service. - Shane Pickles
Cross-Pollinate was extremely helpful! They found us a place to stay in our price range when many other places of business couldn't help us. - Sarah Seminutin
Cross-Pollinate was very easy to use, and it is so much better to stay in places like these than big corporate hotels; you get a much better feel for the place. - Kaspar Deane
Very straight forward. Well done. Definitely would use it again. Love these type of alternatives to hotels! - John White
Cross-Pollinate was fantastic and easy to use. We used Cross-Pollinate to book a room in Florence (the second leg of our trip), which was everything I thought it would be. We have recommended Cross-Pollinate to our friends. - Barbara Carlin
Cross-Pollinate are great - the descriptions are accurate and they are very responsive to questions. - Dominique Bayne
Cross Pollinate was just the best. I had tried a couple of places before coming upon them. As soon as I sent the first email I stopped looking for any more websites. I just wish they expanded to every city in Europe. Their knowledge, helpfulness, etc. was second to none. - Caroline Collis
Apartamento Boqueria 1
Apartamento Boqueria is located just off of Las Ramblas (the most famous and important pedestrian street of the city) and in between the sought-after Barrio Gòtico and Ciutat Vella (Old Town) quarters of Barcelona. This pleasant, renovated apartment has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, sleeping up to 5 people. One bedroom has a double bed and the other has 2 singles, and there is also a double sofabed in the living room. While both bedrooms are rather small, the living room is spacious and very sunny, as two of the four walls have big sliding glass doors that lead to a private balcony. Just off the living room is the fully equipped kitchen containing stove, microwave, toaster, fridge, coffee maker, teapot, and the basics for cooking such as sugar, salt, oil, coffee, tea, etc. The kitchen is connected to the living room via a big open "window", making the combined living room / kitchen a very nice social area for guests to relax, cook, eat, and watch TV together. The apartment is also equipped with air-conditioning, stereo, iron, and washing machine for guests' use. The entire flat has been recently repainted in warm colors, amplifying its natural sunniness. It's been fitted out with all new furniture, good quality bed linens and colorful duvets and paintings. The apartment is located on a quiet small street next to the south door of the traditional Mercat de la Boqueria, a fascinating covered market where you can find all manners of fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, grains, olives and cheeses, and even bars and restaurants. All the major points of interest of the Old Town are within walking distance. The trendy El Born area, with its chic bars and restaurants, is just a 10-minute walk away, and Barceloneta beach (the old fishing town of Barcelona) is just 15 minutes by foot.
  • with elevator
  • linen and towels provided
  • full kitchen
  • microwave
  • toaster
  • TV
  • iron
  • stereo
  • washing machine
  • air-conditioning
  • private balcony
  • 2nd floor
Charles Mallory on Sep 2013:

Ramblas location, nice bathroom and shower, convenience to subway and great nearby restaurants and markets, cleanliness and new condition of the apartment. Carlos was very helpful and informative.
The dryer door was broken but we worked around it, otherwise the appliances were nice.
We would use you again, thank you
Sigrid Isford on Aug 2013:

The apartment was very clean and in an excellent location. Carlos met us and stayed to recommend good restaurants and the market. They also provided a welcome bottle of champagne. ( nice touch). We had no reason to contact him but Carlos said we were welcome to call anytime.
Nothing comes to mind. The pictures in this review are different than the apartment but were identical to the one when we booked. In fact we thought the apartment was better than the pictures. Perhaps let renters know a security deposit and on site rental agreement are required. It was a non- issue for us but others might want a heads up.
We appreciated the response times during the booking and rental process. Below I see old-school service, that is very accurate.
Kate on Jun 2013:

Very clean, very centrally located ... very nice.
Air conditioning is a little off sometimes.
mark on Mar 2013:

Location - right at the heart of Barcelona, and so close to the market - great for breakfast, lunch and tea! Apartment was very well equipped to a high standard, and given its location, surprisingly quiet.
Long term improvement would be to replace the bath with a walk in shower.
Great - our third booking, and city dependent will be using you again. Have recommended you to many friends - thanks.
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4.9 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 5 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double (140 cm) or 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted on balcony only, damage deposit of €200 euro made by credit card authorization on arrival, city tourist tax €2.48 per person per night (not included in price), fee for check-in after 1am is €50, fee for check-in after 10:30 pm is €35, fee for check-in after 7:30 pm is €20
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 Apartamento Boqueria 1