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
Midtown Fortuny
This lovely apartment combines style with comfort while maintaining some of the original charm of the building with it's high ceilings and french windows leading out to a lovely terrace. The apartment has A/C in the living room and heating in the whole apartment. There is also a wi-fi for clients who need internet access.

The living/dining room room is the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing. The french doors lead out onto the terrace where you can enjoy al-fresco meals or a bottle of local wine. There is a comfortable sofa where you can sit back and watch TV or a DVD or simply relax after a day of sightseeing. Should you decide on an evening in, the dining table can easily accommodate everyone and with the modern and fully equipped kitchen, any budding chef will feel at home.

There are three bedrooms. The first en-suite bedroom has a double bed and the bathroom comes complete with shower. The second bedroom also has a double bed and the third comes with a single bed. Each of the bedrooms has ample wardrobe space for your belongings.
The second bathroom comes with a walk in shower. Fresh towels and lines are ready for your use on arrival.

This bright and spacious apartment is located in a beautiful renovated building - Although the building has an elevator you have to climb 6 steps - in the heart of Barcelona close to Paseo de Gracia, the visitor to Barcelona will find themselves in the heart of the city...

Guests in this wonderful apartment will find Antonio Gaudi's showpiece buildings a short walk away and with Plaza Cataluña and the Gothic Quarter close at hand, will find it the perfect base from which to explore all that Barcelona has to offer.

Barcelona REAT number: HUTB-004073
  • cable/satellite TV
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
  • DVD/CD player
  • dishwasher
  • hair dryer
  • fan
  • high chair
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • private terrace
  • microwave
  • toaster
  • washing machine/dryer
  • WiFi
  • with elevator
  • independent heating
  • 2nd floor
  • air-conditioning in living room only
Jennifer Goodall on Mar 2017:
This is not the apartment we ended up staying in--the apartment was not available two days before our arrival, so we were switched. This did not work out as well for us and the staff was not super helpful or concerned about it. Cross Pollinate was great about it though.
JG on Feb 2016:

Apartment is in great location, near metro stops and easy to walk to lots of "tourist" places, great restaurants and bars in neighborhood. Also a taxi stand across the street. Security was very good for both the building and apartment. The apartment itself was very roomy and comfortable, we loved the space. The mattresses were also comfy, and the master bath is huge. Hot water was always available, never an issue. The office staff were very nice and helpful as well.
The oven needs a good cleaning! There is definitely a lot of lighting but it is all on the dimmer side. Nice for atmosphere, but I craved a brighter light in the living room, bedroom and bathroom. The apartment is on the shady side of the building so there is not a lot of natural light coming in, probably best appreciated in the hotter summer months. We checked out the 3-bedroom across from us and it was very sunny but on the street side, and much smaller. We also experienced what I assume was an anomaly, and therefore the cause of my 3 star cleanliness rating - 8 apartments checked out the same morning, which was unusual for them, and only one of their 3 cleaning people showed up (think it was a fiesta day in the city). Also, through some confusion, the extremely nice person in the office thought we were booked in another apartment and had that one cleaned for 3 PM, but it was the wrong one. Apparently they had the bad luck of some very poor visitors that trashed our apartment and therefore the one cleaning person and the office person rushed to clean ours up - and it was just so-so. However, they did offer to redo it the next day if we wanted and apologized profusely. This would not preclude me from staying here again, we really liked the place and the location.
Cross-Pollinate was excellent to work with and extremely responsive. Should we have the opportunity, I will use them again!
Geraldine George on Jan 2016:

Great location, spacious well appointed apartment. Quiet and comfortable, would use it again.
Shower head in main bathroom needs fixing, has a mind of its own.
Good and replied to my queries.
Susan Donovan on Apr 2015:
This apartment far exceeded our expectations! It was spacious, comfortable, and clean. Wish we could have stayed longer!
average score
4.7 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 8 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, bank transfer, Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 7 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 11 am, non-smoking, city tourist tax €2.48 per person per night (not included in price), check-ins between 9pm-midnight €30 extra; check-ins between midnight-2am €50 extra, cleaning fee €85 during high season; €60 during low season, damage deposit of €200 euro made by credit card authorization on arrival or by cash, fee for check-in after 9 pm is €30, fee for check-in after midnight is €50
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 Midtown Fortuny
Sagrada Familia
Poble Espanyol de Montjuic
La Pedrera (Casa Mila)
Picasso Museum
Casa Batlló
Parc Güell
Castell de Montjuïc
Barcelona Cathedral
Las Ramblas
Arc de Triomf
Boqueria market
Sants Estacio