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
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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
San Lorenzo Apartment
Great place, great neighborhood and great owner.

This beautiful apartment is located in the heart of the old and characteristic San Lorenzo quarter, close to Termini Station, the University "La Sapienza" and the San Lorenzo Basilica. The district, which is very lively and has a strong cultural identity, is full of interesting shops and eateries like handicraft and vintage clothes shops, bookshop-cafes, pubs, wine bars, restaurants, trattorias and pizzerias. It is a quiet and safe neighborhood, in the evening becoming a crowded meeting place - a bit on the alternative side. The apartment is situated on the top floor, with elevator, of a beautiful, newly restored 19th century building in Piazza dei Sanniti. It gets loads of light and looks out over the piazza, where there's a green grocer on the corner. It is made up of three spacious bedrooms, two of which overlook Piazza dei Sanniti, one with a small balcony. The modern interior design combines elegance and functionality; each room, with different colors, has its own personality. There are two bathrooms with shower (no tub). The kitchen and the dining area are well-designed and furnished with every appliance required for a pleasant stay, including washer, dishwasher, fridge with freezer, and electric kettle. The apartment has air-conditioning in every room, LCD TV, satellite decoder, DVD/DivX player, portable stereo, hair-dryer, iron and ironing board.

The owner, Gabriele, is well informed and thorough, providing a google map of the area with all his recommendations. Very professionally designed and maintained.
Details
  • linen and towels provided
  • private balcony
  • full kitchen
  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • air-conditioning
  • cable/satellite TV
  • DVD/CD player
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • portable stereo
  • free crib available upon request
  • 5th floor
  • with elevator
  • WiFi
Reviews
Jane on 22. Sep 2013:


This is a great flat with plenty of room for three couples and in a very lively area of Rome. Everything we needed was there, iron, coffee maker, hair dryers. The trams are really convenient to the Colosseum and the Vatican and everywhere in between. There are lots of really good restaurants in the area and a very welcoming one just below the flat.
A little padding on the backs of the kitchen chairs?
Very helpful. They told us about the best transportation in the area, which made all the difference.
JoAnn on 28. Jul 2013:


The apartment was very spacious, very clean and well equipped. The owner provided very useful tourist maps, transit guides, and was accessible by phone for any assistance.
Instructions from rail/bus station to apartment.
Cross-Pollinate was very prompt and helpful responding to any inquiries.
Eric on 06. Mar 2013:


Gorgeous, spacious apartment in an off-the-tourist-path, young, hip neighborhood in Rome. The host is friendly and helpful. The kitchen is fantastic. Great for a family, and great for two or three couples, too. It's also really close to a small health-food store and macrobiotic restaurant, as well as everything you might need. Good view over the piazza, which gets pretty busy late on weekend nights but isn't very loud up on the sixth floor. Really, you can't do much better than this. It's an excellent value.
I suppose that Rome could put a bus stop or a taxi stand in the piazza, but that's the only improvement I can think of (and those things aren't more than a few short blocks away).
Cross-Pollinate is easy to use and far more reliable than its bigger competitors.
Sarah on 03. May 2012:


This was ideal for a group of 5 friends and family, we loved it! It was top notch, beautiful and made us feel like we had won the lottery. It was in a real Roman neighborhood, hardly any tourists. We like the authentic experience, the restaurant downstairs was also amazing.
We had some issues with the washing machine but after the first day and a phone call to the owner it was all good. I have no complaints. There is no real lounge space with the exception of the dining area, but the bedrooms are so large, we all just hung out in there. I gave the location a 3, only because you are a 20 min walk to the nearest Metro stop, but also only 20 mins away from the Roman Forum area. You could walk everywhere, and we used taxi's a lot because there were so many of us! But that is why the apartment is so spacious and affordable.
I LOVE CROSS POLLINATE! I trust their advice and choices. I will use again and again!
Ratings
average score
4.7 / 5.0
Price/Value
5.0
Comfort
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Accuracy of listing
5.0
Location
3.8
Helpfulness of owner / staff / host
5.0
Helpfulness of Cross-Pollinate
5.0
Property details
Property details: vacation rental apartment (3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
FREE cancellation up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed types: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 singles
Policies : non-smoking, check-out time is 11 am, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, city tourist tax included in price
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
Location
 San Lorenzo Apartment
A
Colosseo
B
Foro Romano
C
Vatican City
D
Trevi Fountain
E
Pantheon
F
Circus Maximus
G
Piazza del Popolo
H
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
I
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
J
Stazione Termini
K
Campo dei Fiori
L
Piazza di Spagna
M
Piazza Navona