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
Downtown Chiado 3
This apartment is located in Chiado, an historical and central area of Lisbon, overlooking São Jorge Castle and the Tagus River. Central enough to walk everywhere, and with access to public transport, this building was restored after the Chiado fire (1988).

The apartment has 2 double bedroom, a shower, living room with sofa bed, and fully equipped kitchen.

About the area:

Near the Bairro Alto, one of the most typical in the Lisbon area, with several restaurants, bars and shops. Place to hear fado and enjoy the evening. No car needed. Very close to different types of public transport - metro, buses, trains and electric that can take you anywhere Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais.

Area traditionally known for its intellectual connections, there are several statues of literary figures. Fernando Pessoa, a famous Portuguese poet of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, is sitting at a table outside the Café A Brasileira. And we also find the Antonio Ribeiro statue, The Chiado, in the same square. In Luís de Camões Square stands the statue of Luís de Camões, in wide.

As a cultural zone that is here we find several theaters such as the Teatro S. Luiz (which has had several names, such as Teatro D. Amélia and is now owned by the Lisbon City Council), the Teatro da Trindade, and the São Theater Carlos, the only opera house in Portugal.

In the Largo do Chiado rise from two baroque churches: the Italian Church of Loreto, on the north side, and the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation (Lisbon), in front, with the exterior walls decorated with tiles. Also encompassed in the Chiado district, lies the Largo do Carmo, with its trees "jacaranda". In this square, stand the ruins of the Carmo Convent, built in the century. XIV, which is currently installed Carmo Archaeological Museum. In front of the convent, is the Carmo Fountain (century. XVIII).
  • air-conditioning
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
  • cable/satellite TV
  • full kitchen
  • independent heating
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • with elevator
  • washing machine/dryer
  • WiFi
  • 3rd floor
Rob on Sep 2017:

Loved the location and the price. There was plenty of room for 4 people. Will definitely rebook this apartment next time.
First time using Cross-Pollinate. The staff could not have been more friendly or attentive. Bottle of wine was a nice touch. Also good orientation to the neighborhood.
John and Brenda on Feb 2017:

Great location and spectacular view of castle and church. Very clean and spacious. Peter very helpful and friendly. Check-in and check-out easy
Street noise, but that can't be controlled
Easy to use
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 30 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 queens
Policies & Extra Charges: damage deposit of €150 due to owner in cash on arrival, city tourist tax €1 per person per night ages 13 and up (not included in price), apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 11 am, fee for check-in after 10 pm is €30, non-smoking
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 Downtown Chiado 3