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
Lisbon Core Apartment 1
Located in the historic and very touristed area of the Bairro Alto, it's about a 5 minute walk from the Chiado metro station and also the Elevador da Bica. From the Bairro Alto you're up on the hill so you get good views of the Tejo River as well.

The tram nr. 28 stops nearby and takes you to the Alfama and Castelo Sao Jorge.

The open plan apartment has a double bed/living room and a small kitchen with everything you need. There's fold-out single for a 3rd guest and a crib can be provided for babies.

They also have two other apartments in the building, making it ideal for groups who want to rent both and have privacy, but be in the same building.
  • 3rd floor
  • American coffee machine
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o. (€ 5.00)
  • double glazed windows
  • tea kettle
  • fan
  • full kitchen
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • microwave
  • no elevator
  • private balcony
  • toaster
  • TV
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
  • bicycles for rent
Rhonda on Jun 2018:

We were picked up at the airport and given a great welcome and shared information on Lisbon. Location was excellent in old town and close to all sites. Apartment was newly renovated, clean and tidy. Helped us fell relaxed and welcome in Lisbon. Excellent apartment for a couple or 2 friends. You do need to carry suitcases up the stairs.
first time using Cross-Pollinate. Information was accurate, booking was easy, have recommended to others
Catherine on Oct 2016:
The location was excellent. We loved the extra attention given by the owner, the apartment was everything we expected, comfortable, clean, cozy and great for the price. Book it for 2 people and you will be exceptionally happy
William Mersch on Sep 2016:

The apartment was very nice and clean, located in a busy area but near to all of the major city activities. The owner was very helpful in accommodating our arrival schedule. The pice value was very reasonable.
The only drawback is the noise on the weekends from the bar not far from the apartment but that is the nature of the whole area.
Cross-Pollinate was very easy to use. Your website is one of the best I have every used!!
Emily on Feb 2015:

The location was fabulous - the owner of the apartment Estela was an absolute gem! She gave us an extensive download on everything we needed to know - good places to shop and eat at affordable prices. The place was great! Very comfortable.
We had chosen this place as it was able to accommodate 3 people- unfortunately the bed for the 3rd guest was a makeshift bed that hardly could support an infant! It was visibly broken - missing slats and the third guest really wasn't able to comfortably stay.
Cross - Pollinate has been great! We have used it multiple times over the past few years! We love it :) [Will stick to 2 people though ;)] Thanks!
Carole on Apr 2014:

Perfect location, immaculately clean, helpful owner
Motion sensor lights in building halls could trigger sooner
Great experience. Would use again and would recommend to others.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (studio / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 3 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 30 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: apartment will be clean by 1 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 11 am, fee for check-in after 8 pm is €20, must call owner upon arrival for check-in, smoking permitted, damage deposit of €100 due in cash on arrival, cleaning fee of €30 is not included in the price, city tourist tax €1 per person per night ages 13 and up (not included in price)
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 Lisbon Core Apartment 1