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
Rome Best B&B
Rome Best is a brand new B&B, restored in late 2014 and newly furnished - so it's essentially in mint condition and will certainly be cared for by the owner, who was a tour guide for Perillo and Trafalgars for decades and has loads of experience working with tourists and understanding their needs.

His B&B is on two floors of a turn of the century building a few blocks from Termini station and also across the street from one of the best restaurant/pizza places (Meid in Nepols) with a wood fired pizza oven and a great, Neopolitan style pizza (as well as seafood, and interesting pasta dishes in a slick looking, but very friendly, atmosphere).

On the first floor is just 1 room with its own entrance. It's more old-fashioned, and feels extremely warm. There are two single beds that can be made up as a double, plus a sofa bed. There's a desk with mini-fridge and a cabinet full of tea cups, bottle opener, etc.

On the 4th floor are 4 more rooms, all with two single beds that can be made up as doubles. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with showers, AC, thick-windows to keep the noise out, and are furnished simply but with care.

Guests get a voucher for breakfast at a cafe downstairs, which includes a hot beverage (cappuccino, tea, hot-chocolate, etc), a pastry and a fruit juice - which is a typical Italian breakfast.

The owner also takes great care to make sure there's complimentary water in the mini-fridge for guests, maps, suggestions and information of what to do in case of emergencies.
  • linen and towels provided
  • hair dryer
  • air-conditioning
  • 1st and 4th floor
  • mini-fridge
  • breakfast voucher (at nearby cafe) included
  • mini-safe
  • WiFi
  • with elevator
  • cable/satellite TV
  • double glazed windows
Jedthefish on Sep 2018:

Comfortable, close to Roma Termini, convenient as a base for visiting Rome.
Address was advertised as ‘33’. It was actually ‘31’.
Painless experience.
Carpenter family on Apr 2018:

Great location, easy checkin, close to train station, comfortable beds and very clean.
Instructions to alter heating/air conditioning.
Easy to use, great support and communication.
Tricia Wynne on Sep 2017:

Great location-- close to the Termini-- surrounded by good restaurants. A very walkable neighborhood made our travels easy.
We really enjoyed our accommodations.
Kim & Tim McCloy on Jun 2017:

Andy was a wonderfully helpful and kind host. The room was clean and comfortable and within walking distance to a lot of the major tourist sights.
Cross-Pollinate made booking our Italian accommodations simple and the rooms were just as advertised ~ thanks. We'll use the web-site again and will recommend it to other travellers.
Greta St. Pierre on Jun 2017:

Great location, very helpful staff/host.
Awesome first experience with Cross-Pollinate, will be passing this information on to fellow travelers for sure.
Alice on Jul 2016:

Great location close to the train station if you need to catch an early train in the morning like we did. Easy check-in and check-out, and our host was very helpful. The room was basic but had everything we needed.
Ok, I don't want to get too nitpicky, but it was a real bummer to only have decaf instant coffee provided in the room. Since we had to leave too early for breakfast in the cafe, caffeinated coffee would have been nice. The only other complaint we had was about the air conditioner. It was great to come back to an air conditioned room after a hot day in Rome, but the air conditioner made horrible noises all night long, roaring and groaning and turning on and off every few minutes. We tried changing settings but couldn't get it to quiet down, and it was too hot to leave it off.
Cross-Pollinate was awesome! We had all the information we needed to make our travels go smoothly.
Nadine Jetten on Apr 2016:

The apartment was great. It was very clean. The owner was very friendly en helpfull. It was a nice stay
The bed was not very comfortable
Aimee on Oct 2015:
Everything! My wife and I stayed in the upstairs room, and found it to be exactly as it is pictured. The room was clean, comfortable, and quiet. We met with Andy and Ermanno, and they were both friendly and helpful.
David Newkirk on Sep 2015:

Great location, very nice room.
The address of the place you're staying needs to be clearly written on all emails. Since we were on the go, I Google'd the address for 'Rome Best B&B' and we almost got on a train out to the Vatican area. I had to go back through multiple emails trying to find the actual address. Communication with the owner/person who meets you with keys.
Rachelle on Aug 2015:

This was literally the cleanest acommodation I've ever had. The bathroom was spotless! The beds were very comfortable and Andy, one of the hosts, was extremely helpful and went out of his way to help us with our lost baggage issue.
I've been using Cross-Pollinate for years and have never been disappointed!
Dulce on Aug 2015:

Rome best was great! The rooms is really nice and clean. The owner was super helpful and gave us lots if advices. The breakfast served in the downstairs cafe was good. For me it was a great stay and I would definetely stay here again!
Great experiente. Will definetely use it again! It would be great if there were more cities with cross polinate!
Claire on Jul 2015:

clean (spotless), comfortable and convenient. Efficient and reliable service. Nothing fancy but really good value for money.
Really happy to have had cross pollinate at our disposal. We had also stayed at the Beehive, which was all of the above but with more charm. It was helpful to have a broker to help us out. Would use them again, no question.
Nathalie&Philipp on Jul 2015:
The best place to stay in rome. I wholly recommend it to everyone who travels there!
David on Jul 2015:

The room was small but super clean and well decorated. Location was excellent and the proprietor, Andy could not have been more helpful in explaining the hotel and the city. Nothing was too much trouble. Excellent.
Not much
It was easy and we received a great rexmendation
Wendy on Jun 2015:
Great place to stay - clean and comfortable, and close to the train station! It was also great to have an ensuite bathroom. It was also nice that we got breakfast vouchers for all the mornings we were there to use at a couple nice cafes around the corner. Ermanno and Andy were very accommodating, and were great hosts. I would recommend this B&B!
Robb Beeman on Jun 2015:

Everything! Great location, really nice and economical room! What made the stay was the staff. Took the time to meet us and helped coordinate our stay in Rome. Gave us directions, set up some tours for us, and just ensured our stay in Rome was enjoyable.
Again fantastic. I will recommend it to anyone who is traveling to Italy. Made sure we found the right place!!
Sheng-Fei Huang on Jun 2015:

a nice place
The Rome Best is best in Rome that is true.
terry on May 2015:

Brand new, well-designed, nicely and brightly decorated, very clean, very helpful and responsive owner and his associate. It was greatly appreciated that coffee was available in the room and breakfast, that was included, was served at a nearby bakery and was delicious. We are returning to stay again in a week.
Terry Gee on May 2015:

Owner was extremely friendly and easy to get a hold of. He took the time to show us everything in detail.
Great as always
Granville Leung on May 2015:

The room is newly renovated and is very clean. It is a little on the small side, but definitely adequate for us. It also has a new a/c unit, which adds comfort during our stay. My wife and I both agree that this is the best lodging we had during our 10 day stay in Italy. I give it an overall rating of 5 star. Here is a breakdown: 3.5 star as the base. With the a/c, it goes up to 4 star. The extremely friendliness and helpfulness of the host and the manager makes it to a full 5 star. The owner has a wealth of information about the sites in Rome. He is very willing to share his knowledge. When I told him that I was planning to go to Villa d'Este, he gave me a history of the villa and the cardinal who built it. I enjoy history and really appreciate this. The main reason I give this B&B five star is because of the manager, Andy. He is extremely helpful and goes out of his way to help us. On our first day there, I told him that I wanted to buy a Roma Pass and batteries. He volunteered to take me to a store and talked to the clerk of what we need. During our stay there, whenever we asked for something, it showed up in our room when we came back. On the last day, I asked him to call a cab to take us to the airport at 6 am. He showed up at the small lobby outside our room at 5:30 am and just waited there till we were ready at 6 am. Then he called the cab and helped my wife to take her luggage and handed it to the cab driver. Andy is setting a new standard for service. Many thanks, Andy.
The elevator seems to be temperamental. During our five days there, we used it on the average of six times a day. It worked most of the time; but there were two times that it refused to move. It's not a big deal to us.
Thanks to Steve at Cross-Pollinate who recommended this gem to us.
joanna.press perry on May 2015:

Central location, Within easy each of the station with suitcases. Ermanno and his assistant Andy were very efficient and welcoming and had plenty of useful information ready for us. Clean and comfortable room. The addition of a mini fridge also very welcoming as it was unusually warm for the days we were there. The breakfast facilities at the bar round the corner really worked well. Would have no hesitation of recommending this B&B. I would chose the first floor apartment where we stayed.
This is the first time I have used Cross-Pollinate for my first trip to Rome. Very impressed with the service and will use them again in the future.
Paula Holton on Apr 2015:

Very nice sized room. Modern appearance in a beautiful "old" building. Nice linens, Helpful host and assistant. Good location by Termini station.
Nothing . It was awesome.
I appreciated the quick follow up and additional recommendations
Charles Benz on Mar 2015:

Ermanno was very helpful. The room was immaculately clean. Close to train station and Metro. Lots of restaurants in the area. Good WiFi too
Softer pillows
They are very helpful. I loved it.
Toni DeBella on Feb 2015:

The room was bright and obviously newly renovated. The location couldn't be better - 2 blocks from Termini and across the street from a great restaurant: Meid in Nepols!
I always use Cross-Pollinate when I need a B&B in Rome (which is frequently). I have never been disappointed.
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4.7 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner lives on premises), 5 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: 2 singles or 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: check-out time is 11 am, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price), luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, non-smoking, room will be ready by 1 pm for check-in
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 Rome Best B&B
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