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
Abbraccia Morfeo Bed & Breakfast
A loose translation of "Abbraccia Morfeo" would be, "Thou shalt be lulled into sleep by Morpheus".
More literally, we could say "Embrace Morpheus".

This B&B is more than just a dreamy hug, it's a happy global hug warmly welcoming you to Rome.

Located in a neighborhood that you wouldn't necessarily choose for your stay (in that it's quite off the beaten track, in a residential, ex-blue-collar and very multicultural neighborhood), but only about 15-20 minutes from the main train station Termini by (direct) bus or city-train. The loss of central-ness will be immensely compensated by the warmth of your hosts and the vibe of the B&B.

Decorated and furnished with much care, love for detail, and fun, Abraccia Morfeo offers you clean, creatively decorated rooms in a quiet Italian villa. The owner, Mario, lives on the ground floor with with his two dogs and partner. His garden, which isn't for guests' use, offers a nice view. The upstairs floor is reserved for guests. Mario prepares breakfast every morning to be consumed when you feel ready. Friends are even making fun of him for how much care he puts into everything. He might forget his own breakfast, but never yours!

Mario is happy to point out all the little things that only locals know, and show you the best restaurants (the type you won't find in more touristy areas!). The 'up and coming' and trendy neighborhood Pigneto can be reached by foot and although you should estimate about 30-40 minutes to get to the city center (Forum, Vatican) everything can easily be accessed by public transportation.
  • 1st floor
  • no elevator
  • portable A/C
  • double glazed windows
  • condominial heating (set on timer)
  • breakfast included
  • self-service tea & coffee in common area
  • use of communal refrigerator
  • WiFi
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • TV
  • linen and towels provided
M Hariri on Feb 2016:

Every think I expected was available and working. Mario was very helpful and generous.
Everything was just right.
In your email you advised that after coming off the train/bus I should walk to number 535 and then turn to the left. You did not say that I should cross the road. The Via capua was actually opposite 465 on the opposite side of the road. After I came off the bus I walked for a long distance before realizing that I was on the wrong side of the road.
Linda Conway on May 2015:

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT! Clean, quiet, comfy....great to come back to after a day of seeing the sights. Mario is a gracious host!
Pauline on May 2015:

The room was really nice and clean. The breakfast was really good and fresh as Mario cooked every morning something new. Mario was a really nice and helpful guest. The b&b is very well located, near Termini station (15mins by tram) which was really convenient. I advise everyone that visits Rome to stop at this place.
Amalendu on May 2014:

Mario was great in helping us with everything. He helped us carry one of our luggage to the first floor room. He laid down the breakfast table every morning and I appreciate his hospitality. He explained about the places and tours and transportation options. The location was great too. This bnb being tucked away outside the touristy places helped as we wanted to escape the crowds at the end of the day. It was close to the Termini station in the sense that it was just a 15 min tram ride.
All was perfect. I would have preferred a bigger shower but it worked out anyway.
Cross pollinate was very helpful. I booked all my Italy accommodation through this and I think they have done a great job.
Lucy and Gabriel on Jul 2013:

We loved our stay here! we wanted something a little out of town but still accessible by public transport - all of which Mario talked us through even before we arrived. The food was fantastic and the bed and shower were warm and comfortable, but better than that we felt welcome and relaxed. exactly what we wanted. I wouldn't change a thing.
The cross-pollinate site is easy to use and responses are clear and speedy. Will use again and recommend to friends!
Alessandro on Jun 2013:

Il B&B è molto pulito e arredato con gusto da un proprietario particolarmente attento agli ospiti e alle loro esigenze (pur non essendo invasivo). Le camere sono spaziose, moderne e fresche. La colazione è uno dei punti forti della struttura, a mio parere: ricchissima e sostanziosa. Complimenti al proprietario, sul serio!
Credo che ci sia ben poco da migliorare, ad esser sinceri. L'unico neo, se vogliamo, è l'ubicazione, ma si tratta comunque di un quartiere ben collegato con la stazione Termini, sia via autobus sia via tram.
La mia esperienza con Cross-Pollinate è stata molto positiva (c'è stata solo un po' di confusione con l'assegnazione della camera, ma è stato tutto risolto dal proprietario nel giro di un paio di giorni).
Anna on May 2013:

It was right off the tram and was very easy to get to the city center. Mario the owner was so helpful and kind. We had a view of his garden with a balcony and were able to sit out there and drink wine. We even had a nice view of some fireworks one night. The place is very clean and If I come back to Rome I would stay here in a heart beat.
The beds were a little worn but still comfortable.
It was easy to use.
Manfred on Apr 2013:

We loved it. Great place, nice and comfortable room, good breakfast.
it's not that close to the centre - but easy enough to reach with tram.
worked well - happy there is a local alternative to trip advisor and airbnb.
Madhusudhan on Nov 2012:

The room interiors and minimal furniture
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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, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro card, CartaSi
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted on balcony only, room will be ready by 12 pm for check-in, check-out time is 10 am, luggage can be left after check-out, luggage can be held before check-in, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price)
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 Abbraccia Morfeo Bed & Breakfast
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