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 2 fold out beds, and bathroom with shower. There is also a balcony, air-conditioning, and TV. There is no kitchen, however, only a mini-fridge. 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
  • mini-fridge
  • TV
  • linen and towels provided
  • hair dryer
  • private balcony
  • tea kettle
  • no cooking facilities
  • air-conditioning
  • microwave
anonymous on 26. Apr 2013:

- Proximity to Rome metro - Pleasant neighbourhood
- Comfort of bed and pull out couches. - Seating options - Amount of hot water
This apartment was listed as something that can support four people, I highly recommend AGAINST doing so though. There is not enough hot water for four people to have even short showers. The pull out couches are extremely uncomfortable, and the one by the window (not visible in the picture) squeaks every time you move, so loudly that it wakes everyone up. I personally would only rent this apartment again if I had two people sharing the main double bed, and a child or small person using the fold out bed/chair thing you can see in the picture.
anonymous on 18. 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 27. Mar 2013:

the location was quite ok, the balcony, the fridge, having a private bathroom
the fold out beds are horrible and shouldn\\\'t be rented as \\\"beds\\\", so the apartment is good for two but not for more people because of this... or they should be changed into new ones. the appartement is very noisy, exspecially in the living room, where the fold out beds stand, because there is no double window. for the same reason in this room it\\\'s quite cold. the bathroom should be cleaned better - in the shower there is lot of fungi they gave us only 3 big towels, and some small (for three persons staying one week), which is too less the electric kettle is very old and gives the water a strong strange taste, so it\\\'s not useable. in the evening there was always a strong smell like marihuana coming through the fuse box
it\\\'s the third time i booked one of your appartements, the other times i was always satisfied but this time the appartement was disappointing.
anonymous on 13. May 2011:

too small for 4 people junky
love cross pollinate
anonymous on 11. 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 03. 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
3.8 / 5.0
Accuracy of listing
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 4 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)
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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