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
Casa Kirsch B&B
Casa Kirsch is a luxury guesthouse (or "Locanda", if you want it to sound Venetian) located in the heart of Venice, with all major attractions just a few steps away -- Saint Mark's square, the Rialto bridge, etc.

It's a perfect fit for travelers looking for something more luxurious and definitely modern, high-tech and with innovative design. The rooms (with great WiFi internet connection!) are decorated in a mix of traditionally Venetian and modern, in a well-balanced way. Everything here is new and very well taken care of, and the owners or their staff (who have another two 'Locande' in the same area, one of them being "La Locandiera") are always close by.

Check-in (24 h reception) takes place at their main building, about 5-10 minutes by foot. Luggage can be held before and after check-out at the main facility. Breakfast is served at main facility. (It's a very elegant historic hotel)

Wifi available, the first hour is free of charge, above that it's a 10 Euro fee for unlimited access during your stay.
  • air-conditioning
  • safety box (upon request)
  • 1st and 2nd floor
  • no elevator
  • hair dryer
  • flatscreen TV
  • cable/satellite TV
  • breakfast included
  • mini-bar
  • WiFi at extra charge
anonymous on Apr 2013:

Modern and clean. The front desk clerk was very helpful and spoke english very well.
The fourth place to sleep could be a nicer bed. The refrigerator needs to remain on when the room card is removed from the energy slot.
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Booking details: guesthouse 4 guestrooms, with private bathroom (ensuite)
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro, Visa, Mastercard
Minimum stay: no minimum stay
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 king (180 cm) or 2 singles
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, check-out time is 11 am, room will be ready by 1:30 pm for check-in, city tourist tax €1.50-2.50 per person per night, depending on season (not included in price), luggage can be held before check-in, luggage can be left after check-out
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 Casa Kirsch B&B
Stazione Santa Lucia
Piazzale Roma
Piazza San Marco
Ponte di Rialto
Peggy Guggenheim Museum