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
At Home a Palazzo B & B
This B&B might seem a bit pricey at first, but sometimes very special things just have a special price...
At Home a Palazzo B&B is many, many things, other than a Bed & Breakfast. It is:

a) a real home, with an extremely sweet couple as hosts who will love to welcome you to their home and treat you like family-- you book a room but they welcome you to their home and common areas (gorgeous sunny living room where breakfast is served)
b) a place where your hosts will put on music for you when serving breakfast, trying to match your musical taste and usually getting it right
c) a place where you will be surrounded by art, history and culture: yes, music for one thing, books (one copy from the sixteenth century!), paintings
d) this is elegant Venice: large windows, light, a 14th Century Gothic palace, the view on the canal (and the islands) and a private boat entrance (a plus for guests arriving from the airport)

Need I say more? Just read through the guestbook... oh, right -- you can't until you get there. I'll give you one hint: You'll find a comment from Yoko Ono Lennon (she was interviewed and filmed right in this living room, too).

At Home a Palazzo truly reflects the best of Venetian homes and lifestyle: opulent wooden ceilings and original flooring, big windows (with spectacular views), silver-service for breakfast… and knowledgeable hosts who still appreciate the art and culture Venice has to offer and still discover new things in their town when they go out for a Sunday stroll.

There are 3 guestrooms, all with private ensuite bathroom. Two of them can be combined to form a 'Junior Suite' or family area. Guests are provided with keys so you are independent.

Situated just a few steps from the 'Strada Nuova', Venice's only real shopping street, which takes you to the train station, and offers anything you might need-- a supermarket, bakeries, cafes and all kinds of different stores. The S. Sofia gondola stop is also just a few minutes away, where you can catch a gondola to be taken across the canal -- for only 50 cents per person!
  • TV
  • telephone in room
  • mini-safe
  • independent heating
  • breakfast included
  • no elevator
  • linen and towels provided
  • 3rd floor
  • canal view
Sharon Mason on Jun 2014:

I loved the tranquility, the beauty, the welcome, the convenience and the homemade yogurt at breakfast. It's a wonderful place with wonderful hosts.
There were mosquitos in my room at night.
Thank you for helping me find this place. I feel I should mention that the write-up on this place is a little off-putting since it starts by bringing attention to the price which is high but still lower than similarly comfortable hotels in the area.
Brenda on Apr 2013:

Everything!! Especially the music in the morning while we had breakfast was so delightful. They were so helpful on suggestions and it was so quiet yet just a few steps from the action.
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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, by Paypal (guest pays the fees), by credit card with 5% surcharge
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, check-out time is 12 pm (noon), luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, city tourist tax included in price, room will be ready by 12 pm for check-in
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