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 Luxury Apartment Haydn I
In the heart of the Eixample district, this apartment has been stylishly reformed.

The Haydn I apartment is a quieter choice of apartment, as it is not in the heart of the ciutat vella but still centraly located so that the guest is not far from the action of La Rambla, Plaza Cataluña, El Borne or the Gothic Quarter.

The area surrounding the Haydn I apartment is known as the Eixample district, the birthplace of the Modernism movement, home to the wonderful works of Antoni Gaudí. When looking to experience Barcelona's world renowned reputation for architecture, this area is king.

The famous and impressive Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's La Pedrera and Casa Batlló in the Manzana de la Discordia and the sprawling Hospital de la Santa Creu in Sant Pau -are all within walking distance.

The Gràcia neighbourhood, which is at walking distance too, takes you into an entirely different world. Gràcia has a very special and unique character that lies somewhere between a Bohemian artsy enclave and the latest cutting-edge trends with a lively and vibrant atmosphere; a popular spot for both nocturnal and daytime leisure activities with unique bars and restaurants and houses featuring outstanding examples of Catalan art-noveau architecture, such as Gaudi''s Casa Vicens and Domènech i Montaners's Casa Fuster.

Walking time to the metro station closest is only 3 minutes; the stop is Sagrada Familia and you can take the blue line (L5) or the purple line (L2). You can also take one of many buses that stop across the street from the apartment; these bus lines will leave you at the heart of old Barcelona (Plaça catalunya, El Borne, the Gothic Quarter, Port Vell... ) in less than 20 minutes. The Barcelona Tourist Bus stops on the same street as the building; you can take it to visit Park Güell and any other places of touristic interest in Barcelona.

The Haydn I is a comfortable and tastefully decorated apartment.

The living/dining area of this apartment is comfortable and the ideal place to sit back and relax in after a hard day sightseeing or shopping. This area comes complete with a TV and DVD should you prefer to spend a quiet evening in with a nice bottle of local wine.

The modern kitchen is a continuation of this space and comes fully equipped with all the mod cons to ensure that your stay at the Orozco apartment is a hassle free one.

The bedrooms are very nicely decorated, on a par with the rest of the apartment and are fresh and elegant, each with a double bed and ample wardrobe space for all your belongings.

Both bathrooms come with fresh towels ready for use upon arrival...the en-suite bathroom comes complete with a jacuzzi bath, washbasin and toilet...the second bathroom comes complete with shower, washbasin and toilet.

Barcelona REAT number: HUTB - 007624
Amenities
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
  • cable/satellite TV
  • dishwasher
  • iron
  • DVD/CD player
  • high chair
  • linen and towels provided
  • microwave
  • private balcony
  • toaster
  • WiFi
  • washing machine/dryer
  • with elevator
  • independent heating
  • 3rd floor
  • air-conditioning in living room only
Reviews
D on Jul 2015:


Loved being in a neighborhood slightly removed from all the tourists while still a nice walk or easy train ride to attractions and fantastic restaurants. Great parks for kids very close. Tons of space to spread out in the apartment.
Some of the linens we a little too worn.
The listing on cross pollinate changed between the time we booked and our departure. I would have liked to be notified of the changes and offered an opportunity to change.
Ratings
average score
4.0 / 5.0
Price/Value
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Cleanliness
4.0
Accuracy of listing
3.0
Location
4.0
Helpfulness of owner / staff / host
4.0
Helpfulness of Cross-Pollinate
4.0
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: check-out time is 11 am, non-smoking, 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), 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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Rates and Availability
Location
 Midtown Luxury Apartment Haydn I
A
Sagrada Familia
B
Poble Espanyol de Montjuic
C
La Pedrera (Casa Mila)
D
Picasso Museum
E
Casa Batlló
F
Parc Güell
G
Castell de Montjuïc
H
Barcelona Cathedral
I
Las Ramblas
J
Arc de Triomf
K
Boqueria market
L
Sants Estacio