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
Apartamento Corsega
Apartamento Corsega is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment that can sleep up to 6 people. Located close to the Sagrada Familia, on the border with the L’Eixample neighborhood and the Gracia neighborhood and next to the beautiful boulevard Paseo Sant Juan, it’s just 10 minutes from Placa Catalunya and La Rambla on the metro (Verdaguer station).
The quiet, renovated apartment is in an early century Art Nouveau building (with elevator). It has a sunny bow window overlooking a typical Eixample patio. There is a spacious double bedroom, a single bedroom, and a double sofabed plus extra single sofabed in the living room. The apartment has central heating, air-conditioning, and a fully equipped kitchen.
  • air-conditioning
  • DVD/CD player
  • cable/satellite TV
  • American coffee machine
  • 5th floor
  • central heating
  • high chair
  • iron
  • full kitchen
  • hair dryer
  • linen and towels provided
  • microwave
  • private balcony
  • stereo
  • toaster
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
  • with elevator
Greg Taylor on Oct 2017:

Location, spaciousness,
I really don't like carrying around or paying in large amounts of cash but this isn't the first time its happened with Cross-Pollinate. Standard operating practice?
Mary A. on Sep 2016:

Everything. The manager, Carlos, was so helpful getting us settled in earlier than check-in time. The location was convenient but out of the busy tourist area. The apartment is large and comfortable. It has everything we could possibly want or need for a comfortable vacation. There are markets and an ATM nearby. The metro is nearby. Taxis are nearby.
Nothing really. Tiny things. Perhaps a few loose kitchen tiles could be glued down. Honestly, we have no complaints whatsoever.
We love them. I hesitate to say that because we don't want competition renting apartments. Can't imagine not using them. I literally pick my vacations so that I can use them.
Ben Verkerk on May 2016:

Location was central to the main tourist attractions. The apartment suited our needs. The apartment was generally quiet at night. It was well equipped with appliances, kitchenware, etc. Wireless Internet worked well. There was an elevator, so we didn't have to carry our luggage up several flights of stairs. A shopping cart was available for guests to use.
The living room furniture is old, and a leg on one of the chairs was broken. Some of the floor tiles in the kitchen were loose. A cover on the armchair was dirty and needed to be washed.
average score
4.5 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 1 queen & 1 single
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, cleaning fee of €65 is not included in the price, damage deposit of €200 euro made by credit card authorization on arrival
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 Apartamento Corsega
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