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 Navona al Tevere
Amazing location. From here you can certainly walk anywhere in the historic center, or cross the river to the Vatican or Trastevere, or be just a few minutes from Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori and the Pantheon.

The apartment is a two bedroom, one with double bed and one with 2 singles, as well as a sofa bed. There's a small kitchen, two bathrooms - one with small tub and one with shower. It's a cute place that's in good shape for a rental.

Since it can sleep up to 6, it's ideal for a family who want to stay in the historic center and have a bit more space than a cramped, overpriced hotel room.
  • air-conditioning
  • 1st floor
  • with elevator
  • private terrace
  • full kitchen
  • TV
  • washing machine
  • toaster
  • DVD/CD player
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o. (€ 5.00)
  • linen and towels provided
  • WiFi
Nancy on May 2018:

The location of this apartment is very convenient and right in the heart of Rome. Within walking distance to the Vatican, Castel Sant’Angelo, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and Villa Borghese.
Located on a busy street across from the Tiber River, the front bedroom is noisy...
This was our first experience with Cross-Pollinate and definitely will book using them again.
Joy Tomlinson on Sep 2016:

The apartment was in a great location and we loved watching the views of the bustling street below from the terrace. There was a lot of space inside too and we were grateful for the air-conditioning as it was a hot weekend.
It would have been handy to have a map in the apartment to help orientate visitors. We would also have liked to have a shared visitors book- to share tips on tasty restaurants or interesting tours.
I was very glad we booked through Cross-Pollinate. Our original booking had to be changed because of a problem with the original apartment and we would really have struggled to sort this out ourselves. Giulia was a fantastic host, helping us with transfer from the airport and giving us a detailed introduction to the apartment (I will be sure never to wash my coffee pot with detergent again!)
Karen Hufman on Jul 2016:

It was in a great location and it was clean. We loved that we could use the a/c while we were sleeping.
The directions we were given to the apartment were not complete. She was as helpful as she could be given the language barrier and my unfamiliarity with Rome once we called her but more detailed written directions in our email communications would have been helpful.
Would totally use Cross-Pollinate again. The apartments were reasonably priced, clean, and all the people I dealt with were great!!
Jeremy S on Jul 2015:

Great location for exploring Rome (walking distance to Piazza Navona, Vatican, Pantheon etc.) Clean, comfortable and spacious with effective air conditioning. The bar below is great for breakfast!
It would be useful to provide a folder with brief information on how to use some of the facilities in the apartment which guests may not have encountered before.
Very quick to respond to queries and provided additional support for our stay such as booking airport transfers. Excellent service all round!
Paul Marley on May 2015:

It's a great location. Easy to walk to so many great places. There are several local shops and restaurants / cafes nearby. We were a family of four and found the apartments very spacious and confortable. Only consideration is the main road outside, along the river. You can hear the traffic noise but you do get used to this after the first night. Worth staying here.
Maybe a map marked up with some local recommendations of family friendly cafe / restaurants. Maybe a comments book that is left at the apartment so people can benefit by reading others feedback / comments and recommendations.
All very good. It was so easy being able to pre-book the taxis for airport PCI up and drop off. This can be a stressful process but it was so easy to have this arranged. Very clear communication and good follow up. Great job team.
Rohan Hal on Apr 2014:

Good location, beautiful lounge.
The kitchen
Easy to use, very helpful
anonymous on May 2013:

The location was fantastic - we were able to walk everywhere. We liked the security of the building. The apartment was a great space and the four of us enjoyed the size. It would have been nice to have two sets of keys. The railing on the stairs to the loft was not connected, loose and dangerous if any weight was put on it. My husband had to wire it together for safety. The bathrooms were clean, however, towels and toilet paper would have been nice to have supplied. As a vacation rental property, we were disappointed these basics were not supplied. We appreciated the clean living areas although the apartment could use a coat of paint. It really is a cute apartment. The kitchen offered the necessary basics but we missed having wine glasses and had to drink out of coffee cups. Downstairs was located a wonderful little shop that supplied us with information and coffee everyday. The family that owned this shop were so helpful and we became good friends. I would definitely recommend this apartment to others.
Toilet paper and towels in the bathrooms. Real wine glasses. A paint job throughout.
Admin on 17. Jan 2014:
Since Sept. 2013 this property is now managed by someone else so these comments about the towels and tp no longer apply.
anonymous on Feb 2013:

The room is really spacious and the location is very convenient to Vaticano and Piazza Navona, etc.
The only shortcoming is that the room which faces towards the street is a bit noisy at night due to the traffic.
Good and quick service. Very detailed and helpful instructions about check in and the directions.
average score
4.7 / 5.0
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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 1 queen & 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted on terrace only, linens and towels changed once a week, luggage cannot be held before check-in, luggage cannot be left after check-out, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price), check-out time is 10:30 am, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, cleaning fee of €35 is not included in the price, fee for check-in after 11 pm is €20
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 Appartamento Navona al Tevere
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