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
Rocafort 1 Apartment
Located in the Eixample neighborhood, one the most central areas of Barcelona. The exhibition center "Fira de Barcelona" is just around the corner and the historic city center is only 3 metro stops away.

This fantastic apartment is on Calle Rocafort, about 10 minutes by bus or metro to Plaça Catalunya and the lively Ramblas of Barcelona. It is located on the second floor of the building with elevator. It has 2 bedrooms, one with double bed and one with bunk bed for 2 people that's separated by a sliding wall; a spacious and perfectly decorated living room with a sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with shower. This apartment has air conditioning and heating installed, satellite TV.

Barcelona REAT number: HUTB-012119
  • 2nd floor
  • air-conditioning
  • American coffee machine
  • cable/satellite TV
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o. (€ 5.00)
  • dishwasher
  • tea kettle
  • full kitchen
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • microwave
  • private balcony
  • toaster
  • washing machine/dryer
  • WiFi
  • with elevator
Yves on Feb 2016:

Well located apartment (metro two blocks away with supermarket in in front of you) and well organized (nice decoration).
Residues of musty smell in the fridge that we have not used because it) but owner said it was getting replaced. It's an old building and there's some odor from old pipes and things, but still worth the price.
Giovanni on Feb 2016:
Only complaint is that were too few pans, cutlery and dishes and no salad stuff for seasoning salads.
Kim on Sep 2014:

Convenient to Metro; tidy little apartment. Grocery store across the street, bakery on the corner.
Can't be improved, but... second bedroom is a bunk bed only... traveling couples be aware. The street is a great location, but Noisy-- bring your earplugs.
It was easy and convenient.
Admin on 14. Dec 2015:
From the apartment manager: Hello Kim, thank you so much for your review. I’m happy you enjoyed your stay in the apartment. I hope to see you soon in one of our apartments.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro card
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 3 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double (140 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: check-out time is 11 am, apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, city tourist tax €2.48 per person per night (not included in price), fee for check-in after 8 pm is €50 , fee for check-in after midnight is €70, luggage can be left at the agency's office at Carrer de Rocafort 111, during office hours, damage deposit of €300 euro made by credit card authorization or cash on arrival, cleaning fee of €60 is not included in the price
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