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
Lleó Flat
Located in the central neighborhood of El Raval, Lleó Flat has been completely rebuilt inside to create a pleasant and comfortable space. The flat has a big open plan living room / kitchen, with a small balcony off the living room, making it a pleasant area for guests to relax, cook, and eat. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking with stove and microwave, and has some basic cooking supplies. The living room has radio, CD player, TV, and DVD player, and guests also have use of an iron and hair dryer. In the living room is a sofa that folds out into a comfortable queen bed in case of groups of 3 or 4 people. The bedroom is situated at the rear of the flat and has a queen bed. Located on the 1st floor of a typical "finca" (no elevator), the apartment is on a relatively quiet street for Barcelona. Traffic is limited to a few hours a day and there are no bars in this block. El Raval is a traditional "barrio" in the old town, just adjacent to Las Ramblas, Plaça Catalunya, and the Barrio Gòtico and home of the new modern art museums MACBA and CCCB (a 2-minute walk from the apartment). It's well-connected to the rest of the city by public transport, as several metro stops are close by (Universitat, St. Antoni, and Catalunya) as well as buses. The port and the sea are a 20-minute stroll away, and the best beaches for swimming are a 30-minute walk or short bus ride. The neighborhood has recently gone through a phase of renewal, once being considered a downtrodden area, it is now lively and stimulating, full of new designer bars and galleries, offbeat shops and excellent restaurants, which mix with the characteristic local shops and traditional eateries. The recently created new open space in the area, Rambla del Raval, has outdoor cafes and an open air market, and is just a few minutes' walk from the apartment.
  • 1st floor
  • no elevator
  • independent heating
  • linen and towels provided
  • fan
  • full kitchen
  • microwave
  • CD player
  • DVD/CD player
  • radio
  • TV
  • private balcony
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • WiFi
ChrisP on Oct 2013:

Great location in an eclectic and diverse neighbourhood. Just opposite a bakery - kids loved getting bread and pastries in the morning. Stones throw from two great restaurants - Imprevist - great food and fantastic art just round the corner; and H Original opposite the CCBA contemporary arts gallery. Would stay there again and will recommend to friends
Bedroom needed a good airing
Worked well.
Jacquie on Jul 2013:
Excellent apt in a great, central location for Barcelona. Highly recommended. Clean apt in a safe, friendly area with great local shops, bars and sites.
Michael on Jul 2013:

I liked the upbeat attitude of our host, and believe that the listing was accurate. The location is good for those who want to explore the older city, a section of Barcelona that is working class. Since there is no air conditioning, night time noises are an issue that is part of the charm, but also is something of which the guest should be mindful.
We have used CP for two units on this trip. In both cases, we were totally satisfied.
anonymous on May 2013:

Excellent location. Well furnished, well lit, all necessary items for kitchen/meals supplied. Helpful, friendly reception by owner. An ideal base for a stay in Barcelona. Croissants from the panaderia across the street as good as anywhere in France!
This is our third Cross-Pollinate rental. I have confidence in the accuracy of Cross-Pollinate listings, and that support from Cross-Polinate staff will be there, if needed.
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4.7 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 4 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 queen sofabed
Policies & Extra Charges: check-out time is 11 am, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, luggage cannot be held before check-in, luggage cannot be left after check-out, smoking permitted on balcony only
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 Lleó Flat