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
Hyde Park Apartment
Stumbling distance to Hyde Park and no less than four tube stations within a few blocks - including the Heathrow Express to Paddington. A charming home offering all comforts plus a superb central location.

Delightful and immaculate, this comfortable home has been tastefully renovated with care and attention. Calm and neutral hues plus classic furniture create a peaceful escape from the bustle of London.

The living room is light and sunny and offers sofa, two arm chairs, dining table and four chairs, TV and Wifi.

Bedroom with a restful king-size bed, wardrobe and attractive sash windows.

The compact kitchen has been skilfully designed and includes combi micro/oven, stove, fridge freezer, dishwasher.

Spacious bathroom with tub and shower over the bath.

Fully furnished and equipped including linen, towels and WiFi.

Westbourne Terrace is a leafy avenue, tree lined and attractive with classic, stucco fronted terraced buildings running the length. The home is front facing and on the second floor. Whilst the building has a lift, we can not guarantee reliability at present but maintenance is in hand.

Hyde Park Charm & Comfort is a private residence and ideal as extended stay corporate housing or for a self-catering holiday. An authentic London pied-e-terre, much loved by the owners and neat as can be.
  • 2nd floor
  • dishwasher
  • full kitchen
  • American coffee machine
  • hair dryer
  • linen and towels provided
  • iron
  • microwave
  • tea kettle
  • toaster
  • TV
  • washing machine
  • WiFi
  • with elevator
Stephen Webb on Apr 2016:

Location is terrific. Close to Paddington and 2 underground stations. Super convenient to Heathrow.
The entrance is shabby. Looks as though someone began several repairs long ago and abandoned them. This is in marked contrast to the care the owners have taken of the flat, which is small ( but larger than I had expected) but has everything you need and is sqeaky clean, bright, and has a pleasant street view.
Worked very well. Would use again.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 2 people
Payment accepted: by credit card 60 days before arrival (guest pays 2.8% fee)
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 5 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 60 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 king (180 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 10 am, non-smoking, damage deposit of £200 made by credit card and refunded on departure, fee for check-in after 10 pm on weekdays or 6 pm on weekends is £40, cleaning fee of £75 is not included in the price
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 Hyde Park Apartment
Paddington Station
Victoria Station
St. Paul's Cathedral
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London
Big Ben
London Bridge
The British Museum
National Gallery
London Eye
Waterloo Station
Kings Road
Picadilly Circus
Tate Modern