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
Small Luxury in the Vatican B&B
Although the name already pretty much says it all, we'll still tell you the things you'd want to know:
-- yes, small luxury: treat yourself! Nicely furnished, spacious rooms, just outside of the Vatican and with a view of the basilica. Almost roof-top: extremely bright rooms, breakfast served in room, mini-bar, fridge, private bathroom, free WiFi... the luxury's there, and it's not even that small. Oh wait, the price is!
-- about a two-minute walk from Saint Peter's Basilica, a few steps more to the metro (A line, Ottaviano stop), very centrally located.

Maurizio, the owner, has taken on this gem of a B&B just recently, and is very eager to do a great job!
  • 5th floor
  • air-conditioning
  • with elevator
  • WiFi
  • cable/satellite TV
  • flatscreen TV
  • mini-bar
  • panoramic views
  • private bathroom
  • hair dryer
  • breakfast voucher (at nearby cafe) included
George Dzieciol on Aug 2015:

Location, good service, simple but functional and nice room
Breakfast (too many very sweet items for my liking) Very hot in the building and to a lesser degree in the room (this may not be easy to fix - maybe a better a/c unit?)
Good, efiicient, quick response and everything was fine.
Nancy Marcello on Sep 2014:

The building and the apartments were very clean and centrally-located but also felt very secure and safe. Friendly, hospitable staff who spoke good English. Grace was particularly helpful, friendly, and available on-site for anything I needed.
Incredibly easy booking on-line. The photos and descriptions were accurate and very thorough. I was entirely pleased with the entire process.
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4.9 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner does not live on premises), 3 guestrooms, with private bathroom (ensuite)
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 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price), check-out time is 10 am
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 Small Luxury in the Vatican B&B