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
At Home B & B Filiberto
As a hotel owner, I'm a bit jealous of how well designed this place is. Not only does it have stylish, comfortable furniture and a large, spacious bathroom, but there is literally every amenity you could want: each room has A/C, wifi and your own personal computer; an espresso machine; double glazed windows so thick you wouldn't hear a jackhammer even if it was blasting a hole in the wall just outside; mini-fridge and personal safe; key card locks that automatically turn the lights out if you've forgotten to shut them off.

An iPod dock and alarm right by your bed? Check.

Beautiful, flatscreen, satellite TV? Of course.

Comfy mattresses and nice linens? Ok, I'll stop.

There's even electric plugs on the counter of the breakfast area so you can read the news in the morning on your laptop and charge up your iPhone over a cappuccino (that is, of course, if you want to have your coffee in the sunny breakfast area and not in the privacy of your own room).

Beyond being really beautiful and well thought out, it's also got an amazing team behind it, comprised of 2 Italian women (one who was born in NY) who speak perfect English, a super-sweet afternoon staff member and breakfast attendant who is also on-call for emergencies at night. Since they have 10+ years experience working with expatriates who are relocating to Rome, they know how to do an orientation of the city and help you find all the stuff that will make your stay memorable, whether it's great food, shopping, or simply how to get around.

As for location, it's about a 15 minute walk from Termini station just past Rome's ethnic quarter, Piazza Vittorio (an area that they can help you learn to love). It's also a short walk to San Giovanni in Laterano, the official Basilica of Rome, or the Colosseum and Roman Forum. There's a red line metro stop, Manzoni, about 2 blocks away, that can take you right to the Spanish Steps or the Vatican in about 10 minutes - 15 minutes.

At Home is a great blend of what you want in a fancy hotel, but with down to earth, personal care. They also own a second At Home, which is located just north of the train station, that's similar in every way except it doesn't have a breakfast room.

  • 4th floor
  • with elevator
  • air-conditioning
  • cable/satellite TV
  • ipod dock
  • Italian coffee maker
  • mini-bar
  • mini-safe
  • double glazed windows
  • telephone
  • breakfast included
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • WiFi
  • computer with free Internet access in room
Rebecca on Sep 2015:

The room was pleasant and the bathroom was nice. The desk attendant was helpful. I like the location because it's a real neighborhood (and one I'd stayed in before); it's fairly close to Termini.
A lot of things were broken in the room: the clock (essential for my early morning departure); the hair dryer; the bathroom scale; the in-room computer's internet connection (although the wifi worked on my own computer, this meant I couldn't print my boarding pass). The attendant wasn't able to help with the internet situation, and I discovered the others only after she left for the night. I'm sure she would have been helpful had she been there--but the equipment should simply not have been in this state. Communication was not great: I asked well in advance by email if I could have an early breakfast, and never got a reply so I assumed it was OK, but the desk attendant was not aware of the request. (She was able to pull together something basic the night before for me to have in the morning, so that wasn't a disaster, just not ideal.)
Very good experience with Cross-Pollinate staff as always.
M. Stouffer on Sep 2013:

How quickly our questions about the establishment were answered thru Cross-Pollinate along with being very helpful with getting us acclimated to the area depending on how we arrived via airport, train or taxi.
Nothing...I already gave the website and number of At Home B & B Fillberto to a young couple we met on our cruise who didn't have hotel arrangements for Rome!
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner does not live on premises), 6 guestrooms, with private bathroom (ensuite)
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro card, CartaSi
Minimum stay: no minimum stay
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 2 singles or 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: check-out time is 11 am, room will be ready by 12 pm for check-in, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, non-smoking, fee for check-in after 9:30 pm is €20, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price)
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 At Home B & B Filiberto
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