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
Appartamento Cestari
This apartment, a loft spread out on two levels, is in the heart of Rome, just a few steps from the Pantheon (2 minutes walking) on Via dei Cestari, and close to Piazza Navona (5 minutes) and Campo de' Fiori (10 minutes) as well as within walking distance from the rest of the historic center. The apartment is 70 square meters and can sleep up to 6 people. There are 2 bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed, and a sofa bed in the spacious living room. There are also a fully equipped kitchen and two bathrooms.
  • ground floor
  • full kitchen
  • air-conditioning
  • TV
  • independent heating
  • linen and towels provided
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o. (€ 5.00)
Susie on Jul 2015:

Location can't be beat... A three minute walk to the Pantheon and Largo Argentina (with access to buses and taxis) is right down the street... in the heart of Rome! Plenty of space for 2-3 people, quiet, and cool with good AC.
Living room furniture could be upgraded to be more comfortable. A clothes washing machine would be great.
Cross Pollinate was great! We stayed in three places that all worked out beautifully!
Admin on 29. Jul 2015:
The living room furniture is actually a sofa and two chairs in walnut wood from the 1800's, built for a cruise ship!
Annette Doyle on May 2014:

Location cannot be beat! Not only can you reach everything by foot (Pantheon, Piazza Navonna, Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain short walks, Vatican and Forum/Colosseum not much further), but you are next to one of the bysiest bus stops in Rome, with buses leaving to everywhere every 2 min. Absolutely great
Yes, the appartment is very dark, but this cannot be changed - it has practically no outside windows, just two small ones to inner courtyards.
Cross-Polinate was great resolving a booking problem, very good organization
Judy on Aug 2013:

This apartment was very centrally located, with many amenities close by. It was easy to find, and the owner met us at the door at the pre-arranged time. There were even travel books about Rome available.In our family of three children, a clean space, with two functioning bathrooms, kitchen, and 3 separate sleep spaces suited our needs perfectly!
Nothing that we could think of needed improving!
Cross-Pollinate was very helpful in guiding us in where to stay in Rome. All questions that we asked were answered promptly and with care. We had a great time in Rome!
Ben on Jul 2013:

Great location
Needs new furniture, sofa and coffee table are broken. One shower was broken with we where there reducing us down to one for a family of five. No hand towels or washcloths. Smell is not great to to the shower problem above. Owner did not show sent another guy who didn't speak English.
Admin on 30. Sep 2013:
As of September 2013 this apartment has a new property manager who has done a lot of cleaning and general maintenance.
on May 2013:

The apartment was in an excellent location.
The apartment is darker and smaller/more claustrophobic than it looks on the web-site (though I suppose one can tell that if you are used to looking at the fish-eye lens view). Also, the furniture was somewhat dingey and old - for example, the leg on the coffee table was broken and the cushions on the couch were worn. That said, I think, given the location, it is a good value. Just don't expect a "luxury" apartment with modern sturdy furniture or a fresh coat of paint.
Admin on 30. Sep 2013:
As of September 2013 this apartment has a new property manager who has done a lot of cleaning and general maintenance.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 14 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 queens
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, linens and towels changed once a week, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price), check-out time is 10:30 am, cleaning fee of €35 is not included in the price, fee for check-in after 11 pm is €20
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