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 Oblò
This apartment is in an old building about a 2 minute walk from the Pantheon and right near a major bus stop at Largo Torre Argentina (where Caesar was assassinated) that has buses going to Termini, to the Vatican and a tram into Trastevere. But really from here you can walk everywhere in the historic center easily.

The apartment is comprised of a living room with corner kitchen and sofa bed. Then the bedroom is off of this, but only has a dividing wall so isn't 100% private from the living room. Lots of wardrobe space in the bedroom and beautiful, exposed beam ceilings. Down the steps is the bathroom with shower.
  • 1st floor
  • no elevator
  • small kitchenette
  • TV
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o. (€ 5.00)
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • WiFi
Charlie Davoine on Apr 2015:

Perfect localization of the flat. We didn't need to take bus or metro to visit the most famous monuments. Martha was very friendly and helpfull.
Unfortunately, the flat is very dark.
Janina Britton on Sep 2014:

The location The Wi- Fi worked well
The bathroom was mouldy. The rest of the appartment was cleaned well. An iron but no ironing board was provided. The photos on the website definitely are deceiving regarding the lighting. There really is very little natural light and that made us glad that our stay there was on only short. Be mindful that it is a 15th century building. The ceilings are low.
We were thrilled to learn of the Cross Pollinate site. Staff were helpful. Will definitely recommend to others.
annette on Aug 2014:

the location is great, the apartment has an interesting layout which makes it feel larger than it is, and it is very close to Largo Argentina bus stop
even though the bed was comfortable, the sofá bed was not
after some initial mixups in communication, everything was fine
Ed on Jun 2014:

Location, location, location. This is a great launching pad for pounding the streets on a long w/e - Pantheon, Trevi, Spanish steps, Navona, Del Fiori, Colosseum, Popolo - all within easy walking distance. Owner was lovely and really helpful. In addition, the beehive guide is simply the best, every restaurant/gelato we picked was fantastic! Air-conditioning was a god-send on what was a really hot weekend.
The odd bit of furniture/equipment had seen better days...
CP Team were really helpful, 2nd time in rome with beehive/CP....look forward to the next trip
on May 2014:

Location was awesome, walking distance from everything. Perfect size for 2 people, and easy to find. Great kitchenette area. Everything was clean and comfortable.
We couldn't figure out the AC, but luckily we were ok without it, and the bathroom could use some work.
Cross pollinate did a great job of updating and keeping us in touch with the owner. Very easy to use.
Briana Spiker on Apr 2014:

Location. Location. Location. This place is SO convenient. We walked to Vatican City, Colossum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and shopped (my word) "Fifth Avenue." We were there 4 nights and used the kitchenette (made dinner in one night), washer and drying rack, etc. There were 4 of us so the sofa bed was used. It's a sofa bed:) The location was unparalleled. I would stay here again.
Bathroom is extremely moldy. We tried to dry it our, but no luck. We asked for more toilet paper, as 4 people for 4 days use more than 2 small rolls of toilet paper. We were provided one more and ran out of TP. We snagged some as we could. We had an Italian speaking member so figured out the washing machine; however, directions or signage would be very USEFUL. Location was superior.
Appartamento Oblo was an excellent choice for us. Thank you for working with us and for providing guidance. I will definately recommend (and we have been) Cross-Pollinate. Our thanks for such excellent service.
Andrea on Jan 2014:

Posizione dell'appartamento. Interni personali.
Cuscini e rivestimento del divano letto. Regolazione del riscaldamento
Servizio efficiente e gentile.
Amy Rossiter on Oct 2013:

I loved the location, the appartment itself, it had everything we needed and the wifi was a nice extra suprise as I hadn't realised it was included.
I loved the location, the appartment itself, it had everything we needed and the wifi was a nice extra suprise as I hadn't realised it was included. I would definitely stay again :)
Admin on 24. Dec 2013:
Whitney on Oct 2013:

Good location! Blocks to Pantheon. We quickly walked to Trevi Fountain and Colosseum and Roman Forum. Easy to get to via bus from Termini station. Has a small kitchenette which was very handy. Internet was a big plus! Close to some nice cafes. Warm water with good water pressure. Couch is a fold out bed if anyone needed it. Guilia speaks English and was very friendly. Her friend, Julio, whom she sent to meet us was a nice man as well. He spoke little English which was a bummer. I'm grateful foreigners learn English or we would have struggled a lot more communicating with people since we don't speak Italian.
Only 1 natural window so not a lot of natural light. Photos seemed a light brighter than we experienced. Very loud alley and neighbors. When anyone used the stairs or left the building we heard every move. Doors are heavy so they slam. People dumping glass bottles into dumpster at 5am. Vespas. So loud. I also feel it needed to be cleaned more. There was a ring of mold and mildew in the shower. Walking around barefoot made my feet black. Lots of dirty hand prints on the walls. The toilet water constantly ran and it was growing algae. Iron provided didn't seem to work. No ironing board. I struggled keeping the wifi signal in the bedroom. My husband didn't so it must have just been my phone. Hard bed--but that's Italy for ya. The washing machine was nice but the icons for the various load types are misc dot and line symbols we couldn't decipher. Having instructions printed up would be very helpful.
Loved Cross Pollinate! Cool service. Will definitely recommend them to friends and for future trips to the cities they work within.
Admin on 24. Dec 2013:
From Giulia, the owner: I am really pleased you liked the apartment and my hometown. Guests often complain that the historic centre is noisy. Rome has always been chaotic and loud, since the time of the ancient Romans and, in the end, it is even part of its charm.
Alana Mann on Jun 2013:

This apartment is comfortable, roomy, clean and in an amazing location minutes from the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and major bus stop Largo di Torre Argentina. Very secure entry and only one flight up. Amazing value. Very friendly hosts who were flexible and welcoming. Perfect for a short or extended stay in Rome, especially for those working in the city and looking for a self-contained option.
The cafe across the road opens early and is noisy but this all added to the experience of living in the center of Roma!
Could not be more impressed. They considered my needs and recommended exactly the right accommodation. Efficient, friendly and prompt communication.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom)
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 & 1 double sofabed
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage cannot be left after check-out, must call owner upon arrival for check-in, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, 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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