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
Dei Mori Guesthouse
Dei Mori is located across the street from Dante Alighieri's house in the heart of the historic center of Florence. The masterpieces of the Uffizi, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Duomo are all just a few short, cobblestone steps away. The rooms are a stylish combination of modern comfort carved out of an old world stone building.

The rooms are old-world style with exposed brick, frescoed ceilings, and heavy drapes, while the living room and reading lounge is a bit more ethnic and funky looking. It's been on our site from the very beginning and it remains and very comfortable and homey place to stay in the very heart of things.
  • air-conditioning
  • telephone in room
  • breakfast included
  • linen and towels provided
  • no elevator
  • 1st and 2nd floor
  • WiFi
  • free crib available upon request
Katherine Shipley on May 2019:

Charming old building in an excellent location a couple of blocks from the Duomo. Nicely appointed rooms with private bath and comfortable beds. Friendly staff. Very quiet and secure. Great place to get out of the bustle of crowded tourist sites, but very close to everything - walking distance to all sites.
Overall, we liked this place alot, but a couple of things about it were not clearly communicated ahead. One is that there is a very steep, winding stairway from the street to the entrance to the guesthouse. The listing says "2nd floor", but it is not what Americans would call the second floor - I think most Americans would consider it the 3rd or 4th floor. The Dei Mori website says "47 charming steps". Not a problem except that getting our luggage up and down was more challenging than expected. The other discrepancy is that there was no breakfast offered. We asked, and were told they don't do that. It is shown on both the Dei Mori and Cross Pollinate website, so not sure what happened about that. Again, we still liked the place a lot and would consider staying there again, just want to mention things that were not clear in the listing.
The people at Cross-Pollinate were very nice to work with and I would definitely use them again.
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner lives on premises), 5 guestrooms, with private bathroom (ensuite)
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club card, JCB card
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 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, check-out time is 11 am, city tourist tax €3 per person per night (not included in price), room will be ready by 1 pm for check-in, luggage can be held before check-in
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 Dei Mori Guesthouse
Stazione Santa Maria Novella
Boboli Gardens
Ponte Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
Galleria dell’Accademia
Pitti Palace
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato Centrale