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
Eiffel Tower Suite
Not exactly upon entering the apartment, but just one street over you'll feel like the EIffel Tower might just fall into your lap! It's literally a stone's throw way, right there in your face, bigger the you imagined it to be.

This might be enough said about the neighborhood already, but in case you were wondering: Yes, there's a metro stop just a few minutes away, as is the Seine river. The neighborhood is very nice and definitely more on the elegant side, a bit touristy of course (how could it not be with the EIffel Tower so close you could touch it) but at the same time quite unpretentious with many simple cafes, restaurants, bakeries, etc.

The apartment is 50 sq meters. The apartment itself is welcoming, with high quality appliances and furniture, as well as comfortable mattresses. It's situated in a well cared for building with a nice wooden staircase. Upon entering, you first step into a corridor (a nice feature not to enter directly in to the living room) with access to the small bathroom. At the end of said corridor you reach the living room with open kitchen and sofa bed, then the double bedroom with king size, four-poster bed. The second bedroom (with twin beds) is accessed from the first bedroom. All windows lead to a nice and quiet courtyard. Since it's on the 4th floor, you get a good amount of light and sun.

Mark, the owner, bought his apartment so his daughter would have an apartment in the best part of town when she goes to university one day (in over a decade!) but he's nice enough to share this treasure with visitors in the meantime. As he's very precise and professional about the rentals, guests will have a written agreement with him about all the details: for example, the damage deposit is charged by paypal before arrival and returned within 3 days of departure.
  • linen and towels provided
  • flatscreen TV
  • WiFi
  • hair dryer
  • washing machine/dryer
  • cable/satellite TV
  • toaster
  • oven
  • iron
  • American coffee machine
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • DVD player with selection of movies
  • 4th floor
  • with elevator
  • full kitchen
Jim on Jan 2019:

Can't think of anything right now.
It worked!
Mary K on Feb 2017:
The apartment was well-maintained and the perfect size for me and my twin daughters. It was close to everything - the Eiffel Tower, the Metro, restaurants, and boulangeries/patisseries. It was such a delight to step out in the evening and see the Eiffel Tower lit up just down the street. Mark was very responsive to our inquiries in advance of our stay in Paris, and Edgar kindly stored our luggage in the apartment when we arrived prior to check-in. Would definitely stay there again!
Cary on Jun 2015:

Location, location, location.
Nothing. It was great. Directions for accessing the apartment were easy and accurate. It is a great location especially for the cost.
This was a my first time using the service. If this had been my only transaction, I would say I would use it again. Based on my subsequent transaction for a Barcelona location, I have changed my mind.
Bryan on Jun 2015:
We loved the location and cleanliness of the Eiffel Tower Suite! It was perfect for our family of 5. We will definitely recommend this to others!
Jean Gulick on Mar 2015:
My husband, two teenage grandchildren and I stayed at the Suite Eiffel Tower from 3/27 to 3/31, 2015. Staying in an apartment in Paris, shopping for food, walking around the neighborhood, catching the local bus and feeling as if we blended into the culture was the highlight of our 5 day stay. The feeling of being a part of the city was new and exciting to all of us. The location of the apartment is it primary advantage. It is located in a quiet and secure area only 5 minutes from main bus routes and a vibrant street of small “commerces” as well as restaurants. The owner left a very thoughtful “welcome basket” which contained essential items that facilitated our arrival and first night in the apartment. My husband said that the “welcome basket” was “not just a nice touch but a great touch.” The two bedrooms in the apartment was the major draw for me, since we were basically 4 adults. The bedrooms were adequate size with the bonus of a large closet. The beds were comfortable. My husband, on the other hand, appreciated the elevator. The building was very quiet and we rarely saw the other people living in the building. In general, the apartment is a rare find in Paris: 2 bedrooms, elevator and located in the 7th arrondissement. The apartment is comfortable with a small living room, dining area and kitchen combined; the kitchen is well laid out. The bathroom is tiny but always had hot water and was stocked with ample towels. The apartment was clean, functional and well located. We appreciated several other amenities: the telephone (which we did not use), the stock of toilet paper, dish detergent, dishwasher detergent and washing machine detergent. One of the main advantages of our stay at the Suite Eiffel Tower came the last day of our visit: a ride to Charles De Gaulle Airport arranged by the caretaker of the building; the instructions for our stay had suggested that we arrange for this in advance. We would definitely recommend the Suite Eiffel Tower and would also return there in the future.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 5 people
Payment accepted: by Paypal 4 weeks before arrival
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 4 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 60 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 king (180 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, cleaning fee of €90 is not included in the price, damage deposit of $600 requested by paypal to owner, city tourist tax included in price
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 Eiffel Tower Suite
Gare du Nord
Gare Montparnasse
Gare de Lyon
Centre Pompidou
Tour Eiffel
Basilique du Sacre Coeur
Place de la Bastille
Arc de Triomphe