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
Appartement Amelot
This two bedroom apartment is available during the summers when the owner (a school teacher) and her family go on holiday. There's a master bedroom (note that the mattress is not on a frame but on the floor - futon style). There's a children's room with a crib where another futon mattress can be used, and there's a nice living room with dining room area and a fully stocked kitchen and a couch in the living room also pulls out into a bed. The bathroom has a tub and a shower attachment.

Overall, the rooms are of ample size and comfortable. It is clean, well illuminated and quiet. All the rooms have ample space and there is a small office where one can use the computer (with Skype installed) and printer in the entryway.
  • cable/satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • full kitchen
  • washing machine
  • computer with free high-speed Internet access
  • tea kettle
  • dishwasher
  • American coffee machine
  • 3rd floor
  • crib
  • stroller & highchair free upon request
  • no elevator
  • linen and towels provided
Amy Seldin on Jul 2016:

Quiet, great location, easy access to Metro, grocery store nearby, had a little food in the fridge, enough space for a family of 4
Easy to use, no problems!
Celia Pastoriza on Aug 2015:

Great location, charming apartment.
It is really helpful knowing that someone else has vetted the apartment for us. I was confident that we would really enjoy the location.
Vasco on Aug 2014:

Tanto è stato lo stare a nostro agio che, è sembrato di stare a casa nostra. Complimenti.
Ottima organizzazione, i miei complimenti Steve
Jenny on Jul 2014:

Location,Location and Location. Super Nice Owner who let you know all you need. Size is great for a family of 5 like us. Clean and close to a super market where you can buy anything you need.
Very good and have recommended to my friends.
Jan Reynolds on Jul 2013:

We really liked the cute apartment, the security of the building, the nice neighborhood with good shopping and cafe's, easy proximity to the Metro, the various separate rooms that allowed individuals in our group privacy, the pretty bathroom. We so appreciated the kindness and helpfulness of the owners/hosts.
Being older, we would have appreciated beds off the ground, but we knew this ahead of time and this is not a complaint, just a comment. Some sharp knives in the kitchen would be appreciated. But these are minor things - we really enjoyed our stay!
I was very impressed by the personal help from the staff directing me to available apartments that worked well for us. We trusted your site because of Rick Steve's recommendation and various reviews, and we found it very easy to work with you and will refer Cross-Pollinate to our friends.
average score
4.9 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 5 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, by Paypal (guest pays the fees)
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 7 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double (140 cm) or 1 double & 1 double sofabed
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking
Spoken Language(s):
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 Appartement Amelot
Gare du Nord
Gare Montparnasse
Gare de Lyon
Centre Pompidou
Tour Eiffel
Basilique du Sacre Coeur
Place de la Bastille
Arc de Triomphe