Get festive by booking a city break near a spectacular Christmas market. Packed full of unique handmade gifts, light shows, ice rinks, fairgrounds and much more, Christmas markets offer plenty of festive cheer to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Cities across Europe play host to Christmas markets from November. Visit Berlin to see Charlottenburg Castle bathed in romantic lights. Or discover unique handmade gifts in between seeing the sights in Vienna, Brussels or Prague.
In the UK, some of the best Christmas markets are held in London, York and Bath. Go there for traditional German-style stalls selling handmade jewellery, crafts and toys and tasty yuletide delicacies. And there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained with street theatre, fairgrounds and, of course, Santa’s grotto.
“Beautiful apartment, would definitely come again.” I would thoroughly recommend this apartment. From the excellent organisation to the beautifully executed décor and convenient location. Sarah's high standards really pay off, thank you for a wonderf
Definitely recommended to all. Amazing apartment in an amazing location. Only a few minutes walk to The Shambles, if that, and York Minster is literally on the door step. Lovely touch on arrival with … More
“Beautiful property, great location, fabulous service”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
I was looking for somewhere to stay for a lazy weekend in York, and found this apartment. The photos looked pretty good, the location looked decent enough, and the price seemed fair.
When I arrived… More
“Fantastic accommodation - far better than a hotel!”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2013
We have just returned from a very relaxing weekend in York, staying at apartment 1, Bootham. Having previously stayed in a hotel on our last visit ( and being disappointed with it ) we were delighted … More
“A Real Treasure in the heart of York.” Myself, my husband & our 18 yr old daughter went to York for a 2 nights stay at 4 Talbot Court in the heart of York. We regularly stay in York ( 20 times at least) & have stayed in different apt's, hotels etc ov
We stayed here with our two teenagers for 2 nights, and I can't say enough about how nice the apartment is, how wonderful the location is, and how gracious and generous the owners are. We usually sta… More
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. We're so pleased that you appreciated the special touches and look forward to seeing you again when you next return to York. Best Wishes from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
“Equipped to a high standard and Beautifully decorated”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
We stayed for bank holiday weekend at this apartment . We were amazed at how centrally located it is in York. Sometimes staying so central can be a problem due to noise but this was peaceful . York Mi… More
Thank you for your kind comments.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. We're so pleased you enjoyed the freshly baked croissants with your continental breakfast - we think they're the best too! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Wishes from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
“Hidden gem - superb!”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautifully furnished apartment. The owners had thought of everything to make our stay a memorable one, with all the comforts of home you could wish for and tho… More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and hope you'll visit us again soon. We hope you liked the apartment so much that you'll tell all your friends and family about it.Many thanks from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
“Cosy and comfortable cottage” We were very comfortable in this cottage. We found Bathford a convenient place to stay to explore Bath. We didnt use our car at all instead choosing to walk along the canal into Bath or use the bus. A couple of things we
On our way to Cornwall we couldnt have hoped for a better place to stay in Bath. The cottage was clean and well furnished. My daughter loved the selection of books and immediately began reading!. my s… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and thank you for taking the time to post your review.
“Beautiful apartment short walk into city centre” Really enjoyed our two night stay in Maurice's court apartments. Not far from all the sights of york. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for that little bit extra in luxury and comfort. Co
The apartment was absolutely fantastic accommodation and perfectly located for all amenities.
Will return here every time I come to visit York and will also recommend it to friends and family when… More
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
We stayed 3 nights at Sarah's lovely apartment which is furnished to the highest standard and was beautifully clean. I'm really fussy about the bed and bedding and this was absolutely immaculate. Desp… More
“A modern, perfect apartment within a few minutes of Yorks best”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2013
Excellent all round apartment and service.
we booked the apartment on its location to start with, as it was bang in the centre, which is what we were looking for. The photos on the site looked r… More
Apartment located in a beautifully maintained chalet style development in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the spa town of Leukerbad. Within easy reach of Geneva airport, Leukerbad is an ideal location for skiing, hiking or just relaxing in the natural thermal baths. The …see more
“Comfortable Stay in Conveniently Located Tackley” The lodge is a short congestion-free drive off the A4260. Accommodations are recently renewed, comfortably furnished and fully equipped. The owner who resides just across the lane is readily availabl
We stayed here for 4 days and loved it. The cottage is modern, clean and brilliantly equipped. The owner Keith was really nice. He kept in contact and would nip round to see if we were ok and if we ne… More
“A peaceful and friendly stay with great facilities”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
We had an excellent stay at Buffs Lodge. Keith the owner was very friendly and helped out with any questions we had. The cottage was spacious and clean and was decked out with some great facilities. W… More
“Brilliant location” What a lovely cottage/apartment - were able to abandon the cars and walk into Bath via the canal toll path. Did return once by boat (trips ran from Bath to Bathampton mill) as too tired to walk back after full day sightseeing.
What a top place to spend a holiday. The location is very picturesque. The apartment itself is very clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and stocked with loads of condi… More
“Absolutely brilliant” We stayed in the apartment over Christmas and it was just wonderful. Maggie met us on arrival and showed us everything in the apartment. The apartment was centrally located - a 5 minute walk to the centre of York and it was abs
“Nice flat in a good location” This is a really nice flat in a good location next to the city walls. The photos of the flat don't actually do it justice, it is a really nice place, modern and bright. It is only 10 minutes level walk to the heart of Yor
booked as a last minute break, was very pleased with booking. we wanted somewhere we could take the children one 4 and one 11 months, it was perfect very clean and comfortable will definetly recommend… More
“Lovely apartment close to everything” A lovely period apartment, walking distance to everything to see and do in Bath. Convenient parking, as you won't need a car to get around. Apartment, well equipped.
“a little gem” quiet, well equipped, walking distance of town centre.
clean and beautiful property, photos don't do justice. Spacious bedroom and a great size bed. lovely original features remaining.
And a bonus point you can park a car.
We very much enjoyed our stay. The flat has everything one needs and is very comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the welcome tray which had decaffinated coffee and Tick Tock tea both of which I usual… More
“Classic apartment in Georgian crescent terrace”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2015
A unique experience to stay in such a classic setting. Very quiet too and well placed to access Bath centre. Highly recommended.… More
“Spacious,clean, perfect apartment in Bath”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2016
Norfolk Green met our needs perfectly.
We were more than happy with the cleanliness,spaciousness and comfort.
The kitchen was very well equipped,had we wanted to cook a meal.
The bed was luxuriousl… More
“Lovely spacious apartment in the best location!” I really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, which is located just 5 minutes from Soho, Covent Garden and Oxford Street and directly behind Shaftesbury Avenue - it is hard to beat this location with al
“Perfectly positioned appartment for sight seeing ,shopping and Theatre”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2016
The appartment is beautifully furnished and well equipped( apart from an iron). We really enjoyed our stay, able to cater for ourselves as well as visit superb resturants nearby. Saturday night was a … More
Thank you very much, the new iron arrived today, thank you very much for booking with me and for letting me know the iron was missing. Sorry for the inconvenience. I hope you returned home safely and I look forward to having you back again one day soon. Best wishes Louise
“Midweek 2 night stay” We had a lovely stay at perfect for two. It's like a home from home and the location is great for Bath. There are lots of lovely walks nearby down the canal and the river and to the local pubs. Andrew was lovely and couldn't be m
Andrew and his wife have thought of everything. Andrew was very welcoming and helpful. The accommodations were well located and lovely.… More
“Perfect apartment in perfect location”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2014
Immaculate apartment in convenient location with easy access into Bath. Good pubs serving great food within a reasonable walking distance. Great for walks in surrounding countryside offering breatht… More
“This property is Perfect for 2”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
The property is exceptionally clean and well presented. Although we did not cook it is well set up for self catering. The property is well located for visiting Bath with regular bus services passi… More
We are a mature married couple who have been providing short-term serviced accommodation in South Manchester since 2003.
This bright, cosy apartment is a 2 bed, first floor apartment close to Cheadle village. It comprises a double bedroom, single bedroom and a shower …see more
“Comfortable accommodation, very convenient location” My wife and I stayed over a long weekend for our first visit to York and were extremely pleased with the apartment. It was clean, comfortable and warm - important given the weather at the time! Kitt
Emperors Wharf was a really lovely apartment and furnished to a very high standard. We especially appreciated the warm personal welcome and all the thoughtful extras provided.… More
Thanks so much for the lovely review. Really appreciate you enjoyed all the things that we think are important too! Great to hear from you...and thank you
Reviewed 13 Feb 2013
We had such a wonderful stay in York. The accommodation and welcome were amazing. Sheena the owner was so helpful and friendly. The apartment had everything you could possibly need and more. There wer… More
Thanks so much for the wonderful review. Makes my day to read you want to come back. I especially enjoyed your description of 'playing house' and will look forward to seeing you again! I enjoyed meeting you both too...
“A must stay, stay!”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2012
The flat was absolutely lovely. Exceptionally clean with a stocked pantry and perfectly located. It was a few minutes walk into the hib of the town with a friendly local across the road. It had all… More
It was great to meet you and I really enjoyed hosting your birthday stay! Thanks very much for your review and I also appreciated your personal thanks at the time. Look forward to seeing you anytime you can get back here again...
“Stunning Location!” We had a wonderful time staying here, it was such a cosy place. In a wonderful setting and a real get away from it all. If you want to escape the city and get some real rest and recuperation I highly recommend you stay here!
It was an absolutely amazing stay and a hugely amazing trip and definitely worth it. We went for a winters walk out down by the bird hide and went down to the beautiful Coln river. As I am obsessed wi… More
Reviewed 23 Nov 2014
White Willow Lodge is stunning - an absolutely perfect place for a weekend away with friends.
The decor is gorgeous, from the amazing top floor bedroom and bathroom, to the open plan living and kitch… More
“Wow this place is amazing”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
We walk in and we all went WOW the house the view are just amazing, The bedrooms all have full length windows so you feel like you are on the lake from your bed, The spa is fantastic, we had a fantast… More
Style, comfort and convenience right in the centre of the beautiful city of York. A lovely elegantly refurbished Victorian terraced house opposite a historic church. Eating out, site-seeing and shopping are all on your doorstep. Knowledgeable local owners. Dedicated par …see more
“Fantastic atmosphere"” It is an apartment with a superb location in a very quiet building, and allows you to enjoy every minute of life that flows in the Ouse river. The apartment has all possible to live details and the person in charge, Alison, is a
“A perfect home environment away from your home.” Its great place to book if you are traveling with your family and want to have the same environment as at your home. I really enjoyed my stay with my family. Highly recommended if you are traveling in g
The flat was very comfortable & had everything we needed. It's very close to town where we could find plenty of restaurants & stores. It was less then a 10 minute walk to the tube station which made g… More
Happy to hear you had a great time! Just to clarify for the good folks out there who will read this the actual train station is just a 75 meter walk from the Apartment front door, that is about a 60 second walk.
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
We used the apartment as a base for travelling into London, with 2 children (4 and 7 yrs old). It was an ideal location, 15mins walk from the train station. The apartment had everything you could need… More
“Nice modern flat.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2014
Overall this flat was lovely, very modern, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you might require and the information pack was very informative about the local area and… More
“This place is unbelievable” Location fabulous. The apartment is great and very well-appointed - every little item you might need during your stay is there! The bedroom and living room look on to beautiful gardens, which we sat in every day. Very safe
We spent 4 nights in 2 Talbot Court which is located in a quiet and secure gated courtyard next to the Minster. The apartment is modern and clean and contains everything you need for a very comfortabl… More
Many thanks for your kind review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in York & appreciated the personal touch on arrival.We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from Stephen & Christine
“Perfect apartment in the heart of the city”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2015
Stayed here for 5 days in July with my husband and daughter. The apartment was lovely, well equipped and in a beautiful little courtyard a stones throw from the Minster, which you could see from the n… More
Many thanks for your kind review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay & appreciated the little personal touches.We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from Stephen & Christine
“A wee hidden gem in the centre of York.”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2015
This apartment is a wee hidden gem in the centre of York. We particularly loved the location. It is tucked away in a quiet courtyard surrounded by history and once you walk through the gates you're in… More
We are delighted that you liked the apartment & had an enjoyable stay. Thank you for your generous comments and for the 'thankyou' bottle & chocs.Such a kind gesture ! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best wishes from Stephen & Christine.
“Wonderful” We enjoyed our stay in Les Naturelles. Studio was nice, comfortable and clean. Balcony and view from it was amazing. It is quiet place so you can have a good rest. Hope to stay in Les Naturelles in winter.
This apartment is small but very comfortable and perfectly situated on the edge of Leukerbad. It was perfect for us. The view from the balcony is wonderful as you look across the fields towards the mo… More
“Brilliant Place to go..”
Reviewed 23 May 2012
Accommodation was perfect. Really nice location. very friendly staff.
if you want peace of mind and stay away from busy & hectic life this is worth going place.
Definitely recommend to go..… More
“Really great apartment in a fantastic location in Oxford” We have just come back from staying in the apartment in St Margaret's road and would like to say that it is a great place to stay in for a relaxing break in Oxford. The booking was really easy,
This apartment is a good choice for family holiday makers to Oxford. It is spacious enough for five of us, quiet, clean and well-equipped, having everything we needed. We stay here in early August 2… More
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that the apartment more than met your needs and that you enjoyed your time in Oxford. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“I can not imagine a better self-catering accommodation in Oxford.”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
A lovely, beautifully appointed clean, convenient flat, near to everything, yet quiet in a lovely section of North Oxford. Although it rained, so we could not make use of the charming patio/garden, i… More
Thank you. We appreciate that you found the apartment exceeded your expectations.
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
Very good communication from Hilary, the owner. Flat is in a great location, in a lovely part of town, easy walk to Jericho for restaurants etc., can walk into city centre too or catch bus from nearby… More
“Amazing apartment for everyone” I stayed in this apartment for a weekend in June and can honestly say it is the best property I have ever stayed in. Patricia the owner was so helpful and friendly, she has catered the apartment to everyone down to ever
From the start of the booking Patricia was very helpful and this continued all the way until she waved us on our way back to the airport. The apartment is even better than the pictures and we loved o… More
“Wonderful find in Dublin! Perfect location, luxury flat!”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
We stayed here with our two children (13 and 17) four nights. What a great find. The flat is spotless and modern with every amenity we could possibly need from washer/dryer to 3D television and Playst… More
Thank you for doing such a great review for us and future guests.
We are so pleased you had a wonderful time and that you felt the Irish welcome.
Great to see you took on some Irish slang too!
“Fantastic family friendly option in Dublin - I'd go back here and no where else!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
I am so glad I found Patricia through TripAdvisor! From initial contact to our final goodbye hugs she was always attentive and her lovely apartment was every bit the luxury promised! Everything was su… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this truely wonderful review.
I am so glad you enjoyed Dublin and the apartment felt like home to you all.
It is great to get some feedback and know that I have happy and comfortable guests.
Thank you for such a great heading too Best wishes Patricia
Timber Lodge has recently been converted to a very high standard and offers a spacious lounge/diner with well equipped kitchen and a downstairs cloakroom. There is large ensuite double bedroom on the first floor. The property has its own parking and private patio area.C …see more
“One of the best holiday apartments... Incredible” Very well maintained and centrally located apartment. It is perfect for 3-4 people but it can easily accommodate small children as well. It is a stone's throw away from central Dublin and getting out a
“Anniversary weekend” My husband and I spent a long weekend at 8 Merchants place, the apartment is in a great location over looking the river Foss, and right near an excellent choice of restaurants, bars, the main shopping centre and tourist attraction
“Perfect accommodation minutes from the centre of York”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2015
Stayed with my Fiancee for 5 nights, the accommodation is just as described, with wonderful balcony overlooking the river Foss with views across to Minster. Met on arrival and shown around the flat, … More
“Too good to be true, but it was!”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2015
We stayed in this posh and comfy apartment for a whole week plus. I didn't want to leave! The location is unbelievably convenient to everything inside the city wall, and right next to a bus terminus f… More
“Stunning flat in convenient location”
Reviewed 26 Mar 2015
The flat is modern, stylish and well presented. The kitchen has all utensils and homeware required for a self-catered break. Convenient location for restaurants, pubs and bars. Balcony with lovely vie… More
“Brilliant Alternative to a Hotel - Cosy, Convenient and Great Price” A friend and I stayed in the Pritchard Street apartment for a weekend away and were so pleased we did! The apartment was exactly as pictured, with a lovely big bathroom. What we ap
We really enjoyed staying here! We wanted a home away from home and this is exactly what the appartment proivded. Fantastic location - just accross the road from the main shopping centre and city cent… More
This is a new apartment. The water boiler developed a fault and has now been fully replaced under warranty. The water is piping hot!!
“Great stay, thank you” Compact but very well equipped house, all rooms clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. The property is well situated for car parking, just across the road from a bus stop with a ten minute service into the city centre and has
Myself and three friends stayed here for 4 nights. We where over from Ireland to see an Manchester United match and the location was great, just a cheap taxi ride to Old Trafford and into the centre o… More
“Clean, modern, child friendly”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
Very pleasant stay, the house was equipped with everything we could possibly need from pots and pans to sewing kit. Very clean and owner was very good at communicating. Would definitely stay here agai… More
“A great find - perfect for short or long stays” Kenny's a great person to be in touch with - easily contactable.
A nice, clean fifth floor apartment right near the central station - perfect for the city centre too. Very comfortable with a large telev
“Very nice apartment near the life science centre”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2013
1 nice living room with open nice kitchen, 2 nice bathrooms and 2 cute bedrooms.
Good feeling. Nice TV in living room.
Just a bit too less cooking utensils in the kitchen room...
We were really sur… More
“A good flat that could be great”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2014
We were very comfortable here and appreciated the great location.
Unlike other Newcastle apartments we've stayed in, this one has two bedrooms, are two bedrooms, although the smaller of the two, w… More
“Great Rental for Family” The location of this rental is absolutely perfect, on a quiet street b/w the Thames and Trafalgar Square. You are very close to many attractions, tube stations and train stations. Anything else you need is also nearby (Boots
Perfect location at an affordable price. Easy walking distance to many attractions and sights including Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, Theatres, Museums and Restaurants. Trans… More
“Perfectly equipped and situated”
Reviewed 19 Dec 2011
Best city centre accommodation we have ever had. I had high hopes for the location which were well-founded - I doubt you could do better for a shopping/eating/theatre and sight-seeing visit to London.… More
Reviewed 28 Nov 2016
The apartment was fantastic, big and spacious. The lounge was bright and homely, the grandchildren loved the swivel chair and remote light switch. The master bedroom, I can't describe how big it was,… More
“Great place to stay” This summer was the second time we rented the chalet. The chalet is very spacious. It's clean. It has lots of light. And an incredible view out the front windows. The Madrisa gondola is a five minute foot walk away. A bus stop is
Chalet Rhaetia surpassed all expectations. Spacious, well equipped , beautifully clean yet with a with a comfortable and home from home feel right from when you get there. The view from the chalet is … More
“A super vacation place”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2016
In the Chalet Rhaetiat you will feel at home right away. We were there with a three generation family (grandparents, children with there partners and grandchildren) to spend our skiing vacations toget… More
“We hope we get to come back!”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2014
We were nicely surprised at how much space there was, three floors, nice big rooms, we nearly wished there were more of us to fill it up a bit! (We were 5 people and a baby but the place could have ea… More
I am delighted that you enjoyed it that much that you want to return! You certainly wouldn't be the first repeat guests and some people have stayed 3/4 times.
“Very comfortable and convenient for a city visit” Spent an excellent week in the apartment. Accommodation was clean, warm, comfortable and ideal for exploring the city of York. Access was easy and the owner's directions and local advice were very help
We had a lovely week in this apartment in York. It's a great location, just a short walk from everything in the city centre, the city walls. Extremely easy to find, with good directions provided by th… More
“A golden nugget of a holiday home!” My husband, my mother and I spent Christmas week in this apartment and it was the best Christmas ever! The apartment is spacious, comfortable, extremely well appointed and it was a treat to stay there.
We had a wonderful stay in this apartment. It is perfectly situated for all that York has to offer and is beautifully appointed. There is everything you could possibly need for a comfortable, relaxi… More
“It felt like home from home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2012
A very good property in a convenient location at a reasonable price. It felt like home from home - everything we needed for 4 adults & a baby was available. Booking, finding the property, access & par… More
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
Myself, my friend and her 5 year daughter stayed at 35 Bootham Crescent for 3 nights at the start of August. Before we even got to York, the customer service provided by Mike & Yvonne was brilliant. T… More
“Perfect little space” Love the place. The location was great - super close to the tube and a great line so everything was quick and easy to get to. It is close to grocery stores so you don't have to eat out for every meal. We are extremely happy ab
We have stayed in the apartment for a week, we did not expect it to be as good as that !
Fantastic location, beautiful view, well-equiped studio, spacious, cozy and clean.
We loved it and certai… More
“Great place to stay in London.”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
Great location!!! Only 5-10 minutes walk to a tube station (Bermondsey). 5 minutes walk to Shad Thames, which has a great selection of nice restaurants and great view of London Bridge. The flat has ve… More
Reviewed 22 Feb 2016
We try to stay in different areas of London on previous trips to get a feel for the various neighborhoods. We will ALWAYS try and book this apartment in the future!!
First, the apartment: Just the r… More
“Wonderful Christmas” Rented this property for my Daughter & her 2 young children who travelled from USA for Xmas. We had a family Christmas with sons from Bristol plus myself & husband .Plenty of space for all and room for children to play.
“Excellent holiday rental. I would recommend it to anyone”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2015
We were a group of 8, including three kids, and each one of us wished we had booked a longer stay at Marina Villas. The house was clean and smart with all the necessities provided. The pictures on the… More
Reviewed 27 Oct 2014
Our stay in Marina Villas was just perfect. The house was very cosy, and the owner was always willing to lend a hand.
There is a small beatiful garden at the backyard!… More
“Couldn't have been better”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2014
For our extended family (7 adults and 4 small children) Marine Villas was perfect.
Well-equipped property, (but don't forget to turn on the extractor when cooking, the smoke alarm reacts with steam t… More
“Awesome Place, Great Owners” We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated.
Haus Arve is in a great lo
We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the tra… More
“In Prague like at home” We spent a wonderful holiday in this perfect apartment, both for the position, the services (in and out), the comfort and the kindness of Janka and her husband, a safe foothold if any drawback occurs to you