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
Appartamento Colosseo Filiberto
Located on the 4th floor of a more modern building, the apartment has a bedroom with double bed and a living room with a fold out sofa, corner kitchen, and bathroom with shower. There is also a balcony, air-conditioning, and TV. The small kitchen area has a fridge, microwave and electric stove. The location of the apartment is very close to the metro line A (Manzoni) which connects to Piazza di Spagna and the Vatican City. It is also within walking distance (about 15 minutes) of the central train station, Termini, and about a 10 minute walk to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
  • 4th floor
  • with elevator
  • independent heating (€ 10.00)
  • mini-fridge
  • TV
  • linen and towels provided
  • hair dryer
  • private balcony
  • tea kettle
  • air-conditioning (€ 10.00)
  • microwave
  • kitchenette
  • WiFi
Nancy Bigelow on Sep 2018:

We loved having a balcony where we could eat breakfast and lunch. The apartment was comfortable.
The kitchen was tiny and not very well-equipped. The owner was a gracious gentleman, but he didn't understand that we needed dish washing soap or a clean sponge for washing dishes.
I probably will not use Cross-Pollinate again because I had to carry cash to pay for the accommodation. With Airbnb I could pay in full from home.
Mary Ellen on Oct 2017:

Location was excellent, close to transit lines and Termini station. Walking good to several sites in the area. Lots of grocery stores in the area and reasonably priced restaurants. The balcony was a real asset, we used it a lot morning and evening. Bed was very comfortable. Appreciated the change of towels mid week. Elevator is great.
Would have liked a laundry rack for the balcony. It is on a busy street but we are early risers so morning traffic wasn't a problem.
First experience, thought the concept was interesting. I appreciated the advice when choosing between two listings. I have recommended you to several people.
Katy on Jul 2017:

Good location, near a Metro stop and Termini. The rooms were clean and comfortable.
It would have been nice to have some more supplies in the kitchen, such as a better cutting knife and some basic cooking ingredients like oil and vinegar. Otherwise no complaints!
Very helpful with prior email summarizing directions and payment info.
Admin on 04. Aug 2017:
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. As for kitchen items, as a self-catering apartment, these aren't provided, but there's often items left behind by other guests such as coffee, sugar, salt, etc.
Jim Pearson on Jun 2017:

Location Balcony Ease of access to public transportation and sites
The room is best for one or two persons sharing the bed in the bedroom. In the very small living room, the loveseat that converts to a bed is very, very uncomfortable for an average sized adult.
Cross-Pollinare has been great with communication and service. I wish that Cross-Pollinate would accept full payment in advance for our stays similar to what Airbnb does. ????
anonymous on Apr 2013:

The balcony was a real plus. The apartment was close to the Metro and many sights were within walking distance.
Have no complaints.
Hoping to go to Barcelona soon. Will certainly use cross-pollinate again.
anonymous on Sep 2012:

The apartment was situated in the perfect spot for me and my boyfriend - close to a metro station and walking distance to central Rome. It was clean and tidy and did exactly what it said it would. It's small but if like me, you don't go away to sit in a hotel room then it's more than enough. The owner and his daughter were really helpful and lovely and I'd stay here again if I found myself in Rome.
The electricity was a little confusing!
Staff were very helpful and always tried to find me a solution if places were booked up!
anonymous on May 2011:

secure, clean, location away from many of our destinations, but we knew that. Not a touristy area, which is a plus. Maybe the best pizza of my life just down the street (West on Gallileo) at local pizzeria.
no suggestions
very helpful, both via email and phone.
average score
4.3 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 3 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 1 queen & 1 single sofabed
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted on balcony only, check-out time is 10 am, apartment will be clean by 1 pm on day of check-in, luggage cannot be held before check-in, luggage cannot be left after check-out, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price), fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, fee for check-in after 10 pm is €60, no check-ins after midnight, cleaning fee of €20 is not included in the price
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 Appartamento Colosseo Filiberto
Foro Romano
Vatican City
Trevi Fountain
Circus Maximus
Piazza del Popolo
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Stazione Termini
Campo dei Fiori
Piazza di Spagna
Piazza Navona