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
Dado Suite
Apartment Dado is a modern yet elegant apartment, right by Piazza Stazione, the paved walking path along the Arno, and the famous Puazza Goldoni Square, which was an important market place during the middle ages.

Today it's where fashion and tradition meet, with expensive designer stores on one part fading with traditional artisan shops and down-to-earth restaurants on the other-- thus making it a perfect location to experience the cities' essence.

The apartment has been recently renovated and is set in the artisan area of Florence, with little bookshops, traditional and antiques shops as well as unfashionable restaurants surrounding it. Furnished in a sophisticated yet functional manner, it has everything you could wish for during your stay (or so we hope). The living room is bright with a well equipped kitchen corner and the bedroom room is spacious and quiet.

Easy to reach landmarks are the main train station (S.M Novella), Piazza della Repubblica and the Duomo (aloe less than 10 minutes by foot!). The are area of "Oltrarno" with it's particular and curious shops, not-to be missed churches, characteristic restaurants and market places are also walkable, just a few steps over on the other side of the river, across the "ponte di Santa Trinita" bridge.
  • 1st floor
  • air-conditioning
  • flatscreen TV
  • independent heating
  • no elevator
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
  • dishwasher
  • kitchenette
  • linen and towels provided
  • toaster oven
Rob on Sep 2017:

Location was perfect. Near train station. Walking distance to most sites such as Uffizi and La Accademia. Separate room for sleeping and living.
The steps from front to back are a bit tricky. Not sure how this could be fixed.
Cross Pollinate was also good!! Everything as expected. Thanks
Jane Applegate on Sep 2017:

Location, bathroom, comfortable bed, nice towels
Tried to contact someone to ask if there was anywhere we could leave our bags after check out but never got an answer.
Cross-Pollinate is easy to use.
Cath on Feb 2015:
It was one of the best places we stayed in during our Italy trip. The apartment was very clean and roomy. The kitchen is well-equipped with clean dishes / pots, as well as a dishwasher. The location is perfect since it's so close to the Arno River - it's always nice for an evening stroll.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 2 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 14 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 10 am, fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, non-smoking, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price), cleaning fee of €45 is not included in the price
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 Dado Suite
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale