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
La Quercia di Mamre B&B
“La Quercia di Mamre” (The Oak of Mamre) is a stylish, elegant Bed and Breakfast, located behind the Vatican City near the Cipro metro station on the red line.

All the rooms are decked out with new private bathroom, satellite Tv, wifi, minibars and hairdryers. There's a communal breakfast area with toaster, coffee and tea making facilities.

Just a fifteen-minute downhill walk from the modern and efficiently run La Quercia di Mamre B&B will lead you directly to The Vatican City and all other bus and metro links around the city of Rome.

With a spacious breakfast room with a seat for each guest, the B&B has five incredibly unique single and double rooms each decorated to reflect a different city or country. Perhaps you want to experience a taste of Africa while in Rome, in a spacious three-bed room furnished with rustic wooden furniture and antique maps? Or guests flying solo can sleep in the modern Manhattan room, complete with deep-red voile curtains and a print of the Manhattan skyline above the bed.

Tucked uphill and away from the main tourist centre of Rome, the B&B is perfect for professionals and families. Easily accessible by car, there are also a wealth of bus links from the main road, just a five-minute walk away from the apartment, which can take you all over the city!

  • 2nd floor
  • with elevator
  • WiFi
  • hair dryer
  • air-conditioning
  • mini-bar
  • linen and towels provided
  • breakfast included
  • cable/satellite TV
Nic on Sep 2013:

The room was clean, great location, and the owner was very helpful.
Nothing, it was a really pleasant stay.
Lisa Gabrish Grabovac on Sep 2013:

Very clean, cute, comfortable room and friendly staff. We were able to obtain a ride to the airport through the helpful staff.
Initially, slight difficulty with communication (contact phone call) as our party spoke very limited Italian and our contact person spoke limited English; but it all worked out in the end. An email with our arrival information would have been a better alternative.
Great service for international travelers who want more than a hotel experience.
anonymous on Jun 2013:

la pulizia perfetta, la cura dei dettagli nell´arredamento, lo stile ... e la colazione abbondante!
si potrebbe anticipare l`ora della colazione (attualmente dalle 8.00 alle 10.00), specialmente nelle giornate calde sarebbe meglio poter partire prima.
anonymous on Jun 2013:

The B+B is an absolutely a pleasant family owned business. I would recommnend anyone to stay here especially if you are not afraid to do some walking around Rome as the Cipro Metro is only 10 mins walk away from the B+B. It is very clean and the decor is very tasty, plus you have free WIFI.
From my personal experience stying here I have nothing bad to say, although I wish it maybe a little cheaper.
The staff were very helpfull, especially communicating with me before I arrived to Rome as I was checking in around midnight..Thank you!! :)
Eva on May 2013:

I loved that the interior was so accurate and neat with thought of every little detail. And the cleanliness was of very high standard. The location is great and close to the Vatican. The staff is so helpful and warmhearted. The 90-year-old grandma baked the cakes! It is driven by an Italian family and they are all very helpful and great people. I can only recommend this place.
It would be very nice after booking is confirmed, that you receive an email with confirmation and all the details of how much it costs, in-check details, the adress and so forth. I did not get that and was confused. Both about the cost of the stay and something so simple as the address! That would be very helpful.
Like it a lot - except it would be so nice with a detailed confirmation when the confirmation is cleared.
Admin on 21. May 2013:
We certainly send out all these details - maybe it was blocked as spam and never reached you.
Michael on May 2013:
This is a great place; exceptional value for the money. The owners were exceptionally helpful and welcoming.
David on May 2013:

Everything... It's a beautiful and thoughtfully decorated place to stay that is SO convenient to the Vatican and a very easy, cheap bus ride to town (Coloseum/Forum/Pantheon). It is also close to the Metro, although we didn't use it. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here for any of my travels to Rome, regardless of my daily destinations. Marco and his family are EXCELLENT hosts, and the pricing/quality is better than anything you'll find in Rick Steves' book.
Internet service was a little weak in the individual rooms, however we simpy used the office area when we needed connectivity. It was not an inconvenience at all.
EXCELLENT also. I highly recommend using this service and will definitely look into using C-P again in the future when I travel to Italy. It was a blessing in disguise for us.
Kenneth on May 2013:

The location was great and near to the sites we were visiting. Safe and transportation was easy to accessas well as good food.
Better, American style, coffee for visitors from the US. I know it seem minor and it is. But it is the one thing that stands out to me when traveling abroad.
Daniel on May 2013:

Nice, friendly, helpful owners/staff, clean, quiet, comfortable room. I was very happy with my stay. I would and have recommended to others to consider staying there. Could not be happier with my visit. This is the only B&B I've ever used, a great first time experience.
Not really a fault, just an observation. Italian showers are Not made for bigger U.S. bodies. Anyone bigger then me, 6'3" 240lbs, might not fit in the shower stall. Again, not a fault on their part, it's just what is.
helpful and courteous. would definitely use you again.
average score
4.9 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner lives on premises), 3 guestrooms, with private bathroom (ensuite)
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: no minimum stay
Cancellations allowed up to: 15 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 queen (160 cm) or 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: check-out time is 11 am, room will be ready by 3 pm for check-in, luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out, non-smoking, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price)
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 La Quercia di Mamre B&B
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