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
Anita's Bed & Breakfast
Although Anita's Bed & Breakfast is a little farther out of the historic center than the others on our site, it's one of my favorites and in my opinion the view alone is worth the extra bus ride. It's located on Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona's highest mountain, in the neighborhood of Sant Gervasi, which is a quiet, residential area. Being so high up, and with the rooms facing the city, guests get an amazing view of all of Barcelona, stretching all the way out to the water. It's a perfect location for those who prefer to be away from the chaos of the center of Barcelona, and would rather get a sense of what life is like in a normal residential neighborhood rather than a touristy area. Despite being located a bit far out, it's still easy to reach from the city center -- there is a metro stop, Penitents, right in the neighborhood (Line 3) and from the metro stop you can either take a bus for about 10 minutes or walk (but I wouldn't advise walking when you first arrive, as it's a very steep hill to do with luggage!) It's also close to Park Güell, one of Barcelona's major tourist sights, designed by Gaudí (and has his famous salamander statue). For those who also want to enjoy some more active pursuits, Anita's is very close to the Natural Park of Collserola where there are many hiking and biking trails. The B&B, which is located on the 1st and 2nd floors of a very small apartment building, has 3 lovely rooms, each with private ensuite bathroom. Two of the rooms are located on the upper level of the B&B and these rooms have balcony access so guests can sit at a table outside and enjoy the view. The third room, which does not have a balcony, is located on the lower floor where the common room of the B&B is. The owners -- Anita and her daughter Ariadna -- are very proud of the friendly, family-like atmosphere of the B&B as a result of what they call the "social room" where guests can sit on the comfortable sofa and relax, talk, read, watch TV or DVDs, use the computer, or play board games. The social room also has a large table where guests have breakfast together -- and breakfast at Anita's is one of its strengths, as they enjoy serving a complete breakfast with a wide choice of options, even cooking up something on the spot sometimes depending on guests' wishes.

Nr. REAT: HUTB-007966
  • no elevator
  • 1st and 2nd floor
  • buffet breakfast included
  • free crib available upon request
  • WiFi
  • TV
  • DVD player with selection of movies
  • computer with free Internet in common area
  • hair dryer (upon request)
  • iron (upon request)
  • use of communal refrigerator
  • linen and towels provided
  • mini-bar
  • room with balcony access (€ 5.00)
Don Black on Oct 2018:

Actually staying in a neighborhood. VERY quiet. Great hosts, breakfast, accommodations.
Nothing really. Only challenge if you want to call it one is they are a bit out of the way of town and you have to plan your taxi/uber trips earlier than normal. Way worth the price/value!
Keep it up. Good to have someone that has actually stayed in the locations.
Loy and Ruth on Oct 2015:

Anita's B&B was a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the central part of the city. It was very comfortable and relaxing.The patio was wonderful. The description of the hike up the hill is accurate but can be done. The location to the metro is very easy but again it is a hike. The owner spoke several languages and was very helpful.
Every one showering at the same general time seems to be a problem with hot water.
A very good experience. We will use them again in the future.
Jill Langford on Apr 2014:

The friendly,homely atmosphere,the quietness at night and stunning view over Barcelona.
Nothing really.
Excellent service.Second time used and reliable honest appraisals on both times. Thank you.i
Megan and Steven Lashley on Jul 2013:

We loved having breakfast ready to go in the morning, the beautiful view from the upstairs bedroom balcony, the comfortable bed, and the friendly host and other guests.
It's a little far from the city so that could be either a downfall or really good depending on what you want. For us, we loved being further away from the city.
Easy! Very happy with the results!
Mary on Jul 2012:
LOVED Anita's! Such a quaint, clean, and friendly place to stay. The food was delicious, and the proprietors were incredibly helpful. The only downside was the location being rather a good distance away from the city--but it had a beautiful view!
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner lives on premises), 3 guestrooms, with private bathroom (ensuite)
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: no minimum stay
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted on terrace only
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 Anita's Bed & Breakfast
Sagrada Familia
Poble Espanyol de Montjuic
La Pedrera (Casa Mila)
Picasso Museum
Casa Batlló
Parc Güell
Castell de Montjuïc
Barcelona Cathedral
Las Ramblas
Arc de Triomf
Boqueria market
Sants Estacio