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
Arabesque B&B
Arabesque B&B is the lovechild and courageous enterprise of two friends who enthusiastically dreamed up this future project one afternoon sipping aperitivi in their favorite bar.

Years later, they have proven many skeptical friends wrong by becoming very successful in managing their own B&B as well as a vacation studio apartment.

Arabesque is all about these women's passion for the Orient. There are three spacious and beautifully decorated rooms, one large bathroom, one large common room for breakfast and relaxing (equipped for 'light' self-catering, with a water kettle and small oven). There's also a communal terrace to be enjoyed!

The B&B is centrally located, one of the owners lives on the premises, and the place sweetly (though VERY lightly) smells of incense (and it's not even incense they burn, it's one piece of furniture in the entrance area that comes from a church and has the scent embedded in it).
  • breakfast included
  • 1st floor
  • no elevator
  • hair dryer
  • WiFi
  • iron (upon request)
  • communal terrace
Evelia on Apr 2015:
We stayed here for 2 nights and had a very pleasant stay at the Arabesque. The location was perfect, they keep the bedroom very clean and it was one of the most spacious rooms that we found while in Europe. We shared a bathroom with about 2 other rooms which could at times be difficult, but nothing that would keep me from returning. I highly recommend this place.
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Booking details
Booking details: Bed & Breakfast (owner lives on premises), 3 guestrooms, with shared bathroom
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro card, by Paypal (guest pays the fees)
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: luggage can be left after check-out, luggage can be held before check-in, smoking permitted on terrace only, city tourist tax up to €3 per adult, depending on season, per night (not included in price)
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 Arabesque B&B
Stazione Santa Lucia
Piazzale Roma
Piazza San Marco
Ponte di Rialto
Peggy Guggenheim Museum