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
Suite Trilussa
Glamour and luxury, here I come! If this sounds like you -- but you're also on a budget! -- this is the place for you. Impeccably clean, created with love and dedication to every little detail, Daniela will treat you as if you were part of her family... the royal family, that is. Staying here will feel like staying at a fancy hotel (only, if you ask me, much better!).

Situated in the heart of Trastevere on Piazza Trilussa right by the Tiber river, with basically everything within reach (retaurants, gelaterias, wine bars, supermarkets, movie theaters, the botanic garden) and just a short walk across the bridge from the city center. Trastevere is a neighborhood that gets quite busy at night with people in the streets until early morning, but although the entrance to the apartment is directly on the piazza, you will hear nothing of this, because inside the suite it's totally silent.

The suite has just been entirely renovated, with expensive, fancy and playful materials (the kitchenette is 'hidden' in a large cupboard with a jeans-style pattern and faux-diamond doorknobs) and everything is very chic, modern and new.

Daniela wil leave you a kitchen stocked with breakfast items and an expensive coffee-maker (plus the coffee! It's one of those 'pod' espresso machines) a brand new toaster oven, and microwave.

There's a large and very comfortable king-size bed, as well a a comfortable-king size sofabed, luxurious bedsheets, pretty towels, and complimentary bathrobes and slippers. She's even bought an electric hair-straightener, something that she herself would love to find in a hotel room when travelling!

In other words, this would be THE suite for Barbie, if she were ever to come to Rome. (Ken, on the other hand, would probably not not be too into it.)

Daniela does this mostly for fun and passion, not so much for work, and she thoroughly enjoys it. She has created the perfect space for herself, one that she would love to find on her travels, giving much thought to details such as USB plugs and ipod speakers.

If you are into glamorous, diamondy, shiny things (or, if you are Barbie) then this is the place for you. If you don't care about these things, but want great comfort and feel like you're treating yourself to something special, this is still the place for you.
  • ground floor
  • WiFi
  • washing machine
  • double glazed windows
  • breakfast items provided
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • air-conditioning
  • flatscreen TV
  • Italian coffee maker
  • full kitchen
  • speakers & headphones on bed sides
  • linen and towels provided
Kat on Apr 2016:

Great location, fabulous host, nice compact apartment, great hairdryer,
A kettle would be a great addition
Cross-Pollinate were fantastic and extremely helpful!
Steph on Nov 2013:

location, host
quite loud outside due to party area... maybe some sort of sound door?
fantastic. would stay again. cross pollinate and daniela made everything easy!
Bakers on Oct 2013:

The place was nice, comfortable and cleanly. The location was within walking distance to food, shops and to the heart of the city.
The wifi occasionally would cut in and out and as mentioned in a previous review it is located in a very noisy neighborhood.
The staff at cross pollinate were very helpful. They were great in helping us to identify places that met our needs and were very professional and quick to respond for booking.
Greg & Eva Stewart on Sep 2013:

We loved the whole Trilussa suite set up, the efficiency of Daniela and the Cross Pollinate team and certainly the location in the wonderful Trastevere area and within walking distance of everything you could want to see in Rome!
Shower is small but typically Roman and a kettle would be great
All positive- very efficient thank you!
mike on Jun 2013:

nice place close to tiber river
Should note that the location is located next to a party site and parties occur seven days a week, need another counter next to kitchen center
Good system and easy to use
Seth on Jun 2013:

Excellent accommodation! Super friendly owner - she was there to meet us and we were able to email her for suggestions of every sort; very clean and a super excellent location that was convenient to all the sites and food.
We were only given half a roll of toilet paper.
Cross-Pollinate was always responsive in a very timely manner.
average score
4.6 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (studio / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 4 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 king (180 cm) or 1 king (180 cm) & 1 king sofa bed
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price)
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 Suite Trilussa
Foro Romano
Vatican City
Trevi Fountain
Circus Maximus
Piazza del Popolo
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Stazione Termini
Campo dei Fiori
Piazza di Spagna
Piazza Navona