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 2 Apartment
Modern and practical and located in one of the most central neighborhoods of Barcelona: Eixample.

Only about a 10 minutes bus or metro ride to Plaça Catalunya and Las Ramblas, this apartment 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, a spacious and perfectly decorated living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with shower. This apartment has air conditioning and heating installed, satellite TV, and all kinds of kitchen appliances.

This apartment is ideal for those who want to be close to the "Fira de Barcelona" (Exhibition Center in Plaza España) as it is just 5 minutes walk away.

Barcelona REAT number: HUTB-001943
  • 3rd floor
  • cable/satellite TV
  • American coffee machine
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o. (€ 5.00)
  • DVD/CD player
  • tea kettle
  • full kitchen
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • microwave
  • private balcony
  • toaster
  • washing machine/dryer
  • WiFi
  • with elevator
Fausto & Cindy on Oct 2016:

Good size apartment and it's secure. Washer and dryer included. Close to Metro station. Supermarket across the street. The little Cafe Larré downstairs is excellent. A/C worked well.
There were a few things that were disappointing/inaccurate about the apartment. Distances are a little exaggerated. The Metro is not 1 minute away, it's about 2 blocks making it more like 5 or 6 mins. The same for Plaça Espaya, is not 5 minutes, it's about a 15 minute walk. The furniture in the apartment is old, the chair in the pictures is actually in shreds and should be tossed. The TV worked one day then could not find a signal after that. The main light in the bedroom did not work, we reported the problem but 3 days later it still had not been repaired; there are small lights on the nightstands. I'm not sure if this normal throughout Spain/Europe but you get one roll of toilet paper then you're on your own. It's a noisy neighborhood, even late at night, the old style windows did not provide any noise insulation. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes/utensils but lacked a cloth or sponge to wash the dishes. Parts of the refrigerator were held together with tape. Lastly, this is not really a complaint but U.S. vacationers should be aware, the "2nd floor apartment" is really about 3 1/2 flights up, and there is no elevator.
As always, courteous and quick to respond.
Admin on 14. Nov 2016:
From the property manager: Hello Fausto & Cindy, thanks for the review. We have checked the things that were not okay during your stay and we are fixing them. About the walking distances , I’m sorry it didn’t meet your expectations. I hope your stay was pleasant after all. Thanks for staying with us.
Harvey on Feb 2016:

The Contact Person was great and we where very pleased with the service.
The bedding and towels in the unit where very poor. Dishes had been rinsed previously but not washed. There was no dish soap.
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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, non-smoking, 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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