Unbelievably friendly and warm staff who gladly gave expert travel advice and recommendations that only a Roman would normally be privy to. - Loic Diels
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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
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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
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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
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Suite Olimpia
The apartment is located in the Rione Esquilino, and faces out over the picturesque Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II and the ruins of the Ninfeo di Alessandro, an ancient monumental fountain from 89 A.D., set at the end of one of the most important Roman aqueducts.

This is a lovely apartment on the top floor of a recently renovated building from the 1890s.

The residence is 80sqm and it is divided into one huge bedroom, a stylish and comfortable living room, a small kitchenette and a spacious bathroom with tub.

From the living room there's a wonderful panoramic view over the park below in the square.

Beautifully furnished in a romantic style with wooden pieces, the living room is completed by a lovely fireplace.

Suite Olimpia is an excellent choice for a romantic stay in the Eternal City.

The Vittorio Emanuele metro stop is one block away, and the proximity to Termini station makes this apartment extremely easy to reach from all the airports and train stations of the city.
  • dishwasher
  • 5th floor
  • hair dryer
  • kitchenette
  • Italian coffee maker
  • linen and towels provided
  • WiFi
  • with elevator
Rebecca Winke on May 2017:

This was a groovy and unique apartment in a vibrant area of Rome, just steps from a number of iconic foodie landmarks (Roscioli bakery, Fassi gelateria, and Regoli cafè are all within blocks), around the corner from the metro stop, and across the street from a lovely public park. The owners come from a family of architects, and the artwork, mid-century furnishings, and funky design elements are all a refreshing change from the bland Ikea aesthetic of so many rentals. We had a car in Rome, and easily found parking virtually in front of the building, which was free since we were there over a Saturday night and into Sunday, otherwise the parking meter was just a few steps away. The owner happily greeted us with keys and tips for things to explore in the neighborhood, and even let us keep our bags there after the check-out time so we didn't have to worry about having them in our parked car.
The front door key is a little testy (which the owner warned us about), so took some jiggling to get in. Once we got the hang of it, we were fine.
Cross-Pollinate was very responsive to my requests, and recommended this property after I explained what we were looking for. It was perfect.
Kimberly Danesi on May 2016:

The proximity to the metro and termini were great. Just hop on the metro, and you could be at any location in a few moments. The apartment was spacious, and comfortable. We were welcomed by Assunta, who was friendly and answered all our questions. There was fruit, bread, snacks and drinks waiting for us which was a very nice touch after a long flight from the US. The amenities in the apartment were perfect, and we did not find ourselves wishing for anything.
Everything was great. No improvements needed.
This is my third time using Cross Pollinate. They were quick to answer questions by email. I gives me a great sense of relief knowing they've reviewed the room before we book. It is reassuring that what you see, is what you get.
Andrea on Dec 2014:

Io e la mia compagna abbiamo alloggiato per 2 notti nell'appartamento Suite Ninfeo; l'unico aggettivo che mi viene in mente è: "straordinario". Comodo, spazioso, ben organizzato e soprattutto arredato con gusto ed eleganza. Perfetto per un romantico lungo fine settimana e per godere delle bellezze di Roma. Assunta è stata molto gentile e assolutamente disponibile ad aiutarci in tutte le nostre piccole esigenze. Sicuramente ci torneremo... Grazie!!
Piazza Vittorio è molto comoda per la presenza della metro, una piazza magnifica con un porticato monumentale. Probabilmente è il posto ideale per chi adora la cucina etnica; per me che sono un amante della cucina romana ogni sera sono dovuto andare nel vicino e pittoresco rione Monti per cenare da romano a 5 stelle.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 2 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: no minimum stay
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: city tourist tax included in price, room will be ready by 2 pm for check-in, non-smoking
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 Suite Olimpia
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