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
Liz's Flat
Liz's Flat is owned by the same English-Spanish couple that run The Patio B&B, also on our website. This apartment is just one street away from the B&B and the owners' home in the prestigious Eixample neighborhood. The flat is conveniently located just 50 meters from a metro stop (Line 5, Entença stop) and only a 5-minute walk from the Sants train station, making it convenient to get to and from El Prat airport, and other places of interest like Sitges, Costa Brava, or Girona, and for taking the official tourist bus around the city which is a great way of seeing Barcelona for the first time as you can cover a lot of ground without wearing out your shoes. The neighborhood is a residential area just on the edge of the historic center, so while it's convenient for getting around the city, it's also just far enough from the more touristy areas that it's easy to find good, authentic restaurants and bars that are more reasonably priced. There's also a huge variety of local shops in the streets surrounding the flat -- including laundry, supermarkets, greengrocer's, internet cafes, coffee bars, etc. The apartment itself is located on the 2nd floor (with elevator) of a residential building. It's a simple apartment, but clean, very well-kept, and comfortable. There are 4 bedrooms, two with a queen bed and two with a single bed. Please note that when renting to less than 5 people, the owners close off the unused bedrooms.

The main room of the apartment is a dining room with a table and chairs that can be used for eating or just sitting and relaxing, and a TV with DVD player. A small balcony off the dining room offers a view of the nearby streets. The apartment also has a fully equipped kitchen, with stove, fridge, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, and cutlery for cooking and eating, as well as the basics like tea bags, coffee, sugar, and salt.

Nr. REAT: HUTB007808
  • linen and towels provided
  • with elevator
  • full kitchen
  • TV
  • microwave
  • tea kettle
  • toaster
  • private balcony
  • DVD/CD player
  • 2nd floor
  • iron
  • independent heating
  • WiFi
Susan on Apr 2017:

Super location in a quiet neighborhood with everything you could need right on your block and close to metro stop. Great place to immerse yourself in the culture. The hosts, Liz and Tony took the time to make suggestions on what to do while in Barcelona. Very friendly. Would recommend.
Good, except had wrong address for meeting hosts, I believe Tony wrote to correct.
Carolyn on May 2016:

Apartment looked just like the photos and was very conveniently located. Kitchen was well-equipped. Liz was the perfect host. She provided helpful information and recommendations.
Easy and convenient.
Tracy Rimmer on Mar 2015:

Excellent flat with everything one needs to be comfortable and feel at home -- the hosts were wonderful and helpful, the neighbourhood is lovely. It is well located in a quieter neighbourhood, but close enough to walk to many sights, and very close to a most convenient transit system. Stayed a week, and will be back on our next trip to Barcelona!
Very accurate listing, and easy to use.
Kathy Shellhammer on Jul 2014:

The flat was clean and well stocked with everything we needed. The owners, Liz and Tony, were super helpful and accommodating in every way which made our stay in Barcelona awesome!
Easy to use website.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (4 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 5 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: 2 singles or 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, cleaning fee of €40 is not included in the price, city tourist tax €4 per person per night (not included in price)
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 Liz's Flat
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