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
Studio Piramide
Studio Piramide is a small studio apartment located on the roof of a building in the residential neighborhood of Testaccio, just off the blue line of the Metro. The studio is very simple, with just the basics, but it is a comfortable and interesting option for guests who wish to stay outside of the usual "tourist" areas of Rome yet still be close and well-connected to historic center. It can sleep 1 or 2 people, and has a double-sized fold-out bed, as well as a single bed in case of 2 people who wish to sleep separately. There is a small bathroom (shower with stall), table and chairs, a mini-fridge, and two electric burners (suitable only for heating up milk, coffee, or tea for breakfast or other very light cooking). One side of the apartment has a beautiful large window with panels of colored glass, which can be opened to look out onto the piazza below known for its unusual giant pyramid set amongst traditional Roman buildings. Since the apartment is on the roof of the building, there is also a private terrace for guests' use only, with a table and chairs and some plants lining the entrance to the apartment. The apartment is just a minute's walk from a Metro stop, several bus stops, as well as the Ostiense train station which is convenient for those who need to get to or from the airport, or wish to take the train for a day trip to Rome's beach (Ostia). It's also possible to walk to Circus Maximus in about 10-15 minutes and to the Colosseum in about 20-25 minutes. The owner and his family live in the same building, so they are always on hand in case of any problems.
  • linen and towels provided
  • panoramic views
  • private terrace
  • 4th floor
  • no elevator
  • air-conditioning
  • independent heating
  • mini-fridge
Cassandra Cline on Jun 2017:

We have stayed at Studio Piramide twice. The location is excellent and the roof top terrace is perfect under a full moon.
The windows would help control the noise from Ostiense with double glaze and being able to fully close.
I book solely with Cross-Pollinate wherever apartments are available. They are honest, trustworthy. and communicate immediately.
Steen Bille on Apr 2014:

Near a Metro station and buslines, Rome-centre within walking distance & small shops and a supermarket nearby. A friendly welcome by the owner. Guidebooks on the shelf.
Make sure that the fridge is working. It didn't this time around. In the info about the place please mention that the room faces a noisy street well into the night. We had to sleep with earplugs.
Very positive from the first moment. When the first place appeared to be occupied, I was very quickly mail-guided to three other options by the office (Amy) and she offered to book the Pirimide. It worked perfectly!
anonymous on May 2013:

Good location, whether you have a car, use public transport or are walking. The studio is charming with a lovely terrace in a nice building. Comfortable bed and very helpful and friendly owner.
The windows are lovely but single-glazed, so the streets below are quite noisy with traffic. Bring ear plugs.
Very good.
anonymous on Apr 2011:

Location right on the subway system. Lots of character. Even the sounds from the street were special.
Comfort of the bed.
Easy. Everything was setup without any problems
average score
4.4 / 5.0
Accuracy of listing
Helpfulness of owner / staff / host
Helpfulness of Cross-Pollinate
Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (studio / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 2 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double fold-out (140 cm) or 1 double fold-out & 1 single
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted on terrace only, luggage can be held before check-in, city tourist tax included in price, check-out time is 10:30 am, apartment will be clean by 12pm (noon) on day of check-in
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 Studio Piramide
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