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 Capo le Case
This one bedroom apartment is right the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain - one of the most desired locations in Rome.

There's one bedroom with a double bed, a single bed in the living room as well as a sofabed that's 120cm wide (called a French double). There's a kitchen, bathroom with shower and a small balcony with a view of the street below.

For families with 3 small kids it can sleep 5 but otherwise, 4 is the maximum.
  • 5th floor
  • with elevator
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o. (€ 5.00)
  • double glazed windows
  • full kitchen
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • toaster
  • tea kettle
  • WiFi
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • washing machine
  • private balcony
  • air-conditioning
Sara on Sep 2016:

New beds utensils etc apartment in run down condition needs renewal Balcony was virtually nonexistent not as advertised
Melinda on Jul 2016:

The location is ideal for exploring Rome. The bedrooms were sunny and clean, and the staff were very helpful. They even arranged airport transportation for us, which was most welcome. The air conditioning was also fantastic when the temps hit 97 degrees. Some previous reviews noted the street noise. There is some - Rome is a major city - but the street is rather quiet and overall the noise level was not an issue. We slept quite well in our "Rome home."
Very responsive and helpful! Will definitely use again.
Mario on Jun 2016:

The apartment is in a very nice part of Rome and close to many sites. The layout is great for different uses as the doors close on each room (we have a baby). It is bright and airy with nice balconies. The apartment agent was really helpful in changing our dates of stay and letting us checkout late, which we appreciated.
There is noise from the street but also from the neighbour. We hoped to use the air con to drown out noises and keep the room cool for the baby, but it was not working when we were there. (They did offer to fix it but our stay was not long enough.)
Other than booking through the site we did not use Cross-Pollinate. The info is great and their apartments seem well chosen.
Laura on Jun 2016:

Neighborhood, proximity to many things. The rooms were well lit with great Windows looking out to the street. The apartment was very clean.
I know this isn't a BandB but it would be helpful to have a few things for someone to start off with something like a little coffee or tea. It would be nice to be able to use the washing machine. We were told it wasn't a good idea to use.
Very easy to use . The wine was a nice addition. The pictures do make the apartment look a lot nicer and brighter than it is. It would be a good idea to keep the white covers on everything.
Susan F on Apr 2015:

Lots of room in apartment, quite comfortable for 4 adults. It is a 5-10 minute walk to Spanish Steps and Metro. Many restaurants close. Loved the 3 little balconies! Martha, the apartment agent, was extremely accommodating and cheerful. We dropped off luggage while apt, was being cleaned. My daughter had a late flight and was able to leave luggage after check out since apt, wasn't rented that night. Great service. Found the list of restaurants and markets helpful.
Not sure this can be improved since it's a busy city, but even with windows and shutters closed, one hears the garbage trucks and street cleaners each night.
Very helpful tips. Enjoyed Facebook page and reading their blogs. Very kind words about Steve and Amy from Martha. Have recommended Cross-Pollinate to several friends.
Dalzoppo A. on Oct 2013:

Location , confort, cleanliness
it was missing only a trash bin
Our stay was excellent as for the location (Center town) and for a confortable apartment.
average score
4.4 / 5.0
Accuracy of listing
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 4 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 and 1 French double (120cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted on balcony only, 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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 Appartamento Capo le Case
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