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
B & B Casa Robinig
This brand new B&B is run by the Robinig family and has 2 guest rooms, one with a private, ensuite bathroom and king sized bed, and one with a private bathroom that's just outside the room (and not used by anyone else) with the possibility of 2 single beds.

It's located on Venice Lido, which is a shorter boat ride to Marco Polo airport than Venice island, and pretty much a block away you have the boat stop to Venice so you can be totally pedestrian, the beach a 1 minute walk away across the street, cafes and restaurants. It's a residential neighborhood, great for couples, and a perfect base to explore Venice from.
  • linen and towels provided
  • WiFi
  • air-conditioning
  • breakfast included
  • on-site parking
  • 1st floor
  • no elevator
helena mueller on Jul 2015:

it was very neat and clean and warm and comfortable and Monica was extremely friendly and helpful. It was lovely to be in a home in a quiet neighborhood.
better instructions or info on how far it is from water taxi
Amy on May 2013:

We had such a warm welcome by our host and hostess. The room was bright and spacious and we enjoyed our ensuite bath. The location on Lido took us out of the hustle of Venice, into a quiet neighbourhood and a beautiful home. We loved travelling around by water taxi, it's a short flat walk to the station and back with lots of cafes and shops along the way. The host and hostess had several great suggestions for things to see and places to eat, that were always perfect. I would go back again to feel the Venetian hospitality and highly recommend this B & B!
It is a great service that helps you choose a place that fits your needs and gives you the real deal on them, not fluffed up pictures or exaggerated descriptions.
Karen Forster on Oct 2013:

Friendly service, great price and near all the sites. Monica and her husband were great hosts. They were knowledgeable about Venice and helped us out. We would highly recommend their B&B.
Perhaps directions on how to get to the home would be helpful once a reservation has been confirmed. We had a GPS but others might not.
Cross-Pollinate is a great site wish it was in more cities in Europe.
Admin on 02. Nov 2013:
We do provide directions by public transport in our confirmation letters.
Amy & Steve Lambert on Sep 2013:

We loved the location, it was easy to access everything yet it was far enough off of the Main Street that it was nice and quiet. I addition, it was nice to get away from the crowds in Venice and relax on Lido. Monica and Dino were amazing hosts, helping us with restaurant recommendations, bike rentals and boat transportation. We felt very welcomed and enjoyed the conversations we had with them and other guests. We loved our stay and can highly recommend this B&B.
Really, nothing! I would not change a thing about our stay it was absolutely perfect!
Cross-Pollinate was very easy to use and my questions were answered immediately. I addition, Monica was a gem to work with, she responded to my emails within hours,
Yamile on Sep 2013:

Everything!! This is an amazing place! And Monica and Vito are great hosts! It really does look exactly like the pictures!
No wi-fi
Bailey Huwa on Sep 2013:

The place was absolutely adorable! And Monica was so great! She was easy to communicate with prior to our visit and she was very helpful with any questions we had during our stay. She helped us figuring out what boats to catch and gave good restaurant recommendations! Her breakfast was good and we loved the feel o the place!
More clarification that this is not in Venice. It is a decent boat ride to Lido.
It was great!
Thomas on Apr 2013:
Monica and Dino are wonderful hosts. Very knowledgeable about the area and must see places and wonderful restaurants to try. Very comfortable and cozy B&B. Would stay here again should we visit the area.
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4.7 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast 2 guestrooms, with private bathroom (1 ensuite, 1 not ensuite)
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 king (180 cm) or 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out
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 B & B Casa Robinig