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
Mr. Frills B & B
Run by friendly young brothers Giampiero and Enrico and located on the side of Rome’s historic Piazza Vittorio, Mr Frills B&B is just a fifteen-minute walk from Rome’s main train station (Termini) and the ancient Roman Colosseum. The high-ceilinged, modern apartment offers four rooms and a large open lounge where a light breakfast is served each morning and guests also have access to a computer and internet access.

Located on the "piano nobile" of the building, an Italian term for the only floor of the apartment building which has balconies, the apartment offers two large, bright rooms illuminated by balconies that overlook the Piazza below. Furnished with large double beds and newly renovated en-suite shower rooms, these rooms offer the perfect base from which to explore the local multi-ethnic neighbourhood that bustles below each balcony.

At the back of the apartment is another double room, this one cosy but still contemporary, that looks out over the courtyard below and also comes with an en-suite. The final room is on two levels, offering a large double bed in the loft and a sofa-bed below, both with access to the en-suite shower, which makes it perfect for families.

Giampiero and Enrico are travellers themselves, and speak Italian, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese between them which makes them more than suited to help their guests explore the best of what Rome has to offer. For those wishing to see as much as possible, the apartment is just a two-minute walk from metro station Vittorio Emanuele, with direct links to Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, the Spanish Steps, and the Vatican City.
  • 2nd floor
  • with elevator
  • air-conditioning
  • independent heating
  • cable/satellite TV
  • internet hookup
  • free Internet access at reception
  • breakfast included
  • linen and towels provided
  • hair dryer
  • flatscreen TV
  • double glazed windows
  • WiFi
Darwin on Oct 2015:

Price is good. Place is clean.
Cross is excellent.
Stephen Titcomb on Sep 2014:

The owner, Belli, met us at Mr. Frills so we could leave a bag as we toured Italy and come back for it at the end of our trip. We were an hour and a half late and yet he waited for us! Thank you Belli! We loved our big room, with a balcony overlooking a park, where we could drink our morning coffee.
Cross-pollinate helped us find the perfect accommodations during our travels in Italy and they were all great! Five stars!
Nancy Shattuck on Jun 2014:

Fantastic location in Rome and a wonderful loft room with all the essentials to make a great stay in Rome. Could walk or ride Metro and get everywhere you needed easily!
Was just grand - nothing more to ask for!
Wonderful Experience - The fact they use email and not TXT was very helpful since our TXT did not work once we hit Italy but email did.
Inocencio Ventura on Oct 2013:

The location was great. Within walking distance to the metro, dining, and points of interest. The apartment was very clean and we had reliable internet access to plan our day.
Cross-Pollinate was very helpful. Initially, my reservation was not able to be confirmed. A few days later, I was emailed of a recent opening and received my confirmation immediately, making my trip that much better.
Amanda Romualdo on Sep 2013:

It was nice to be in a neighborhood that wasn't too touristed, and in an apartment building with Romans. The area has lots of ethnic shops and restaurants which was fun too. I loved the balcony overlooking the square across the street. The B&B is very clean. The kitchen and common area are comfortable and it was great to have the breakfast food and drinks available in the kitchen for use whenever we wanted it. It was convenient being across the street from the Metro and within walking distance to the train station--very easy to get around. I definitely recommend this place!
Cross Pollinate was helpful in finding a place that worked for us. Thanks!
Morgan on May 2013:

We had a great experience here. It was perfect for a three night stay in Rome. We were able to walk everywhere and saw all the major sites. We could have also taken the metro, but just opted to walk. The room was updated, modern, and comfortable. The host also provided us with a map and gave us lots of great tips.
I would have had NO idea where to start without Cross-Pollinate, I am so thankful! We are in Europe for three years so will be in touch again I am sure. Thank you for everything! Our transportation and stay worked perfectly.
4 on Jun 2011:

Proximity to Vatican! The staff ( woman from Philippines) was very very helpful. We felt safe inside.
Oh, please improve the breakfasts. No crusty Italian bread? Unlimited coffee? Fresh pastries? Only prepackaged food. Very sad. Also, the furniture was pretty used.
We have had very good experiences with Cross-Pollinate and will use them again.
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4.7 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner does not live on premises), 4 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) or 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: smoking permitted on balcony only, city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price), fee for check-in after 10 pm is €20
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 Mr. Frills 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