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
Mirall Apartment
Charming apartment in a building from 1930, in a third floor with no elevator, in front of the fresh food Market, Mercat Galvany, in the charming Sant Gervasi-Galvany Neighborhood, with fancy restaurants, nearby bars, terraces and discos and elegant shops around the Turo Parc, Diagonal Avenue and Francesc Macia Square.
Apartment with 3 bedrooms and one bathroom with shower stall.
80 m2 (861 sq. ft.)
Sleeps 1 to 8 people.

Spacious and comfortable three bedroom apartment on a third floor of a building without elevator, in the charming Sant Gervasi-Galvany neighborhood, with a nice balcony with views over the Galvany Market. Close to the charming Turo Park and the elegant shopping area. This apartment in Barcelona is ideal for a big group or a family as it can accommodate up to eight people.

• A comfortable dining area.
• Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator and freezer, electric stove, microwave oven, oven, toaster, juice squeezer, kettle, coffee and tea pots, and all necessary equipment for cooking.
• Main bedroom with a double bed, closet space, and access to the balcony.
• Second bedroom with closet space and two single beds
• Third bedroom with closet space, and two single beds.
• Bathroom with shower stall and washbasin. Separate toilet.
• Washing Machine. Heating. Air conditioned.
• Flat Color TV, DVD, Hi-Fi, iron and ironing board, hair dryer.
• Safety deposit box.
• Wi-Fi Internet Connection.
• Towels and bed linens are provided.
• Cot for babies upon request. Baby linens are not provided.

The Sarrià-Sant Gervasi District is one of the biggest of the 10 districts of Barcelona, located on the north-west part of the city. It is formed by the old villages of Sarrià (added to Barcelona in 1927), Vallvidrera (added to Sarrià in 1890), Santa Creu d'Olorda (added to Sarrià in 1916) and Sant Gervasi ("Saint Gervasius") de Cassoles (added to Barcelona in 1897). The first written document found about old Sarrià village dates from the year 987, and the origins are from a Roman colony.

The Sant Gervasi-Galvany Neighborhood, in the Sarria-Sant Gervasi District, refers to one of the parts of the former municipality of Sant Gervasi de Cassoles before it was annexed to Barcelona; and to the Camp d'en Galvany, urbanization that was promoted in 1866 by its owner, Joseph Galvany Castelló. The name Galvany became popular in the wake that the fresh food market in the area took the name of Galvany and became very well known for the quality products that were offered, located in the heart of the neighborhood in between streets Santaló, Calaf, Amigó and Madrazo; the project of the market, on land leased by the Earl of Galvany, was started in 1868, but the opening of the actual building, listed as an artistic monument, was delayed until the final 1927.

Of the Sarria-Sant Gervasi neighborhoods it is the closest to the Eixample District having the Diagonal Avenue as the limit and to the Gracia District with the limit in the Via Augusta Street. It is mainly a residential area with a mainly bourgeois upper class social extraction, fancy shopping areas and it is also well known for the great nightlife with large quantities of nice bars, several restaurants of different types, from simple classic ones to elegant design and expensive ones, and also for the nightclubs especially in Santalo street and the adjacent area.

With a nearby Subway stop of the FGC in Via Augusta/Santalo that takes you to Ciutat Vella district/Plaça Catalunya stop in 6 minutes, with connections to Metro lines L3 and L5 in Provença stop; with also several normal bus lines close by and a Tourist Bus stop at walking distance in Francesc Macia Square/Diagonal Avenue.
  • 3rd floor
  • air-conditioning
  • flatscreen TV
  • full kitchen
  • linen and towels provided
  • mini-safe
  • no elevator
  • private balcony
  • WiFi
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
  • DVD/CD player
  • independent heating
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • microwave
  • washing machine
Jeremy on Sep 2019:

We had a great welcome from Berta even though our flight was 3 hours late, meaning we arrived around midnight. Good communication beforehand too. Apartment is in a good location - cafes, bakery, supermarket and restaurants very close. Metro about 5 mins walk, but we also walked to the city centre and Sagrada Família. A very comfortable stay - we hope to be back one day!
The shower fixings are a bit loose and it’s easy to get the bathroom floor wet as a result.
4th stay with Cross-Pollinate (Rome, Florence and Venice previously). Portugal next?
maria asuncion pages cortes on May 2018:
all of the appartment, te location is very quiet
Ester Bernat on May 2018:
We had a direct line with the owner all the time . The place ,location , service and of course price was as promised.( good ) Nice and cute area in Barcelona . Lovely holidays. Thanks
Ana on May 2018:
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 8 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: no minimum stay
Cancellations allowed up to: 60 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double & 1 single or 1 double (140 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: check-out time is 12 pm (noon), apartment will be clean by 4 pm on day of check-in, cleaning fee of €50 is not included in the price, city tourist tax €2.48 per person per night (not included in price), non-smoking, fee for check-in after midnight is €50, fee for check-in after 7pm, all Sundays and major holidays €30, damage deposit of €300 euro made by credit card authorization or cash on arrival
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