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
Appartamento Isola
This apartment is only a few meters away from the splendid Church of Santa Croce (Church of the Holy Cross). The area is just enough off the beaten track of tourism, yet lively and rich with artisan shops and markets.

The apartment has a large bedroom with a couch and sitting area, a separate kitchen, and a separate bathroom. Located on the 3rd floor (without elevator) but otherwise has all the amenities you need - wifi, AC, kitchen, and is all well decorated and recently renovated.

Also, on the same floor is the "Stinche Apartment" that sleeps 2, so this can be a perfect match for two couples traveling together or families of 4 that want to be together, but with privacy.
  • 3rd floor
  • air-conditioning
  • flatscreen TV
  • full kitchen
  • hair dryer
  • independent heating
  • linen and towels provided
  • no elevator
  • WiFi
  • washing machine
Max on Jul 2019:

Very friendly & very helpful staff!!
We had a great time at Appartamento Isola and would gladly return. Everyone at Cross Pollinate was always there when we had questions and the staff took great care of us at every turn. Thank you, Cross Pollinate for a great stay in Florence!
Louise Clark on Apr 2019:

The location is good
To be honest with guests
I booked this accommodation to have a relaxing holiday. However owners did not tell me building works were being made on the building and was directly at my window all day from very early morning If I had been pre warned I would have changed accommodation Oweners were totally uninterested in my concerns and then turned up without arranging a time Take my advice and book elsewhere
Pip McCourt on Dec 2017:

The size and location.
Not much, except a little more flexibility in regulating the heating as it was very warm at night!
Steve was very helpful and quick to respond.
Sarah on Dec 2016:
This apartment was perfect for my husband and I and our one year old daughter. We asked ahead of time for a baby cot, which was provided. Wifi was a wonderful. Location was perfect and made walking to many of Florence's main attractions super easy. There is a nearby CONAD market (a couple blocks away) and a wonderful array of restaurants nearby. There are a couple flights of stairs, but the man who checked us in was kind enough to help us with the luggage! DEFINITELY worth the stay - a great value for the money paid. :)
average score
4.9 / 5.0
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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: fee for check-in after 8 pm is €30, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 10 am, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price), cleaning fee of €45 is not included in the price, non-smoking
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 Appartamento Isola
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale