Save money on a city break by booking a stay at one of these top holiday rentals. Opting for a holiday apartment over a hotel will save you money per person and it means you can live like a local while you’re away.
City getaways make fantastic mini-breaks in the new year. Jet off to Rome, Florence or London to soak up the centuries of history, art and culture. Or turn your trip into a shopping spree or a romantic post-Christmas getaway.
With so many cheap flights on offer, European city breaks are even more affordable than before. You could even squeeze in a city stop on the way to your main holiday. And inviting friends or family along means you’ll each spend less on a shared city apartment or villa.
“Great location - no clothes dryer” The greatest thing about this flat is the location. It can't be beat for the price. Couple of things to be aware of: there is no clothes dryer - there is a rack to dry clothes on, but no clothes drying machine. Th
“great location very clean and suited all our needs”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
we stayed at this apartment for our trip to the olympics we had a fabulous time.we were met by the owners daughter she gave us a very warm welcome and showed us around the apartment.It was very clean … More
“Golden Olympic Experience”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2012
The location of this flat was superb! A stone's throw from Covent Garden and theatre land. Very accommodating hosts, met and shown around flat and made themselves available if and when needed. The fla… More
“A Great apartment in a central location”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2012
We have just returned from a great few days in London. This apartment was very well presented. Clean/ comfortable/ with a lovely welcome when we arrived. Its location made visiting the tourist attrac… More
Fantastic, family friendly apartment, smack in the center of Reykjavik. Quiet neighbourhood, but very close to all the nightlife, shopping and other exciting things in Reykjavik.<br />Bright, airy and spacious apartment with everything you need in order to have a …see more
“The best selection” A group of 6 stayed at Mia Casa in Campo di Fiori. The apartment is very comfortable, excellent location, walking distance to most places and nicely furnished. Very well equipped with all amenities and appliances. The owner exceed
My wife and I stayed in this apartment with our three daughters (13, 15, 17 years old) for three nights. It was wonderfully spacious with plenty of room and privacy for everyone. It was very well eq… More
“Heavenly Rooftop Terrace”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
Two friends and I traveled to Rome, and wanted to each have our own room, so we rented an apartment. Our owner, Cosimo, was absolutely wonderful and gracious. He made us feel so welcome! The apartm… More
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
excellent location, spacious, modern, comfortable apartment and owner was most gracious in leaving all the small necessities to make our stay a great success. I would rent this apartment again any tim… More
“Big thumbs up” Myself and 3 friends visited Iceland and loved every minute of our time there. The apartment was clean, comfy and warm with great facilities such as the Jacuzzi bath, outside terrace and underfloor heating. The location of this apartme
“Wonderful country, great town and a fabulous apartment”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2011
I'd always wanted to go to Iceland and I had very high hopes for it, but I was blown away by it; the people are charming, the country is extraordinary and Reykjavik has plenty to recommend it, from ou… More
We are so pleased to read your great comments about our apartment. We thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and hope to see you again soon!
“Great apartment, in a great location!”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
We can highly recommend this apartment to everyone who has ever wanted to visit Iceland! It’s located in the center of Reykjavik, in walking distance to most places of interest. We walked all around… More
Thank you for your good review! We have tried to equip the apartment so our guests are as comfortable as possible.
Thanks for choosing us as your place to stay in Reykjavík.
“Fantastic apartment, with absolutely everything we needed!”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
Me and some friends recently stayed at this apartment in downtown Reykjavik, and I must admit that the apartment itself was a big plus on our visit to Iceland. It comes with everything you'd ever need… More
We are so happy that you were pleased with the apartment and that you should choose to stay with us!
“Central, comfortable, spacious, hassle free, perfect!” First stayed here four years ago, and had a great time. My friends and I traveled up to stay again in June 2012. We had a great time in Belfast, and as before, our stay in Somerset Studios was per
The service first class
The apartment was beautiful
It was near shops, pubs clubs bus station and taxi rank
I loved the apartment it was so clean… More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Loved it. Spotless , decor lovely handy for shops town center , would definitely recommend it to anyone.… More
Reviewed 5 Dec 2016
5 of us stayed here for a girlie weekend. Accommodation was perfect and plenty of room for us. Facilities 1st class. Within easy walking distance of pubs, shops etc. All in all a fantastic weekend br… More
“Idyllic villa! Perfect location! Perfect setup! Perfect hosts!” This villa really is as nice as it looks in the photos.
As you will see from my review my perspective comes from having a large family with 3 small children. We have some specific req
“\\superb modern designer apartment” The apartment has the 'wow' factor. Situated in a new development alongside the Thames it is spacious with very comfortable beds and furniture. All amenities are provided including secure underground parking and
“a fantastic find in a fantastic location..better than a hotel”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2011
This is now my 2nd stay i this apartment and again it has been fantastic. The apartment is spacious with both bedrooms being of a great size. The Area is zone 2 but outside the congestion charge zone … More
“Great flat, fab location”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
Flat is modern, clean, tidy, and has everything you need. The location is not only very convenient for Tesco express and Imperial Wharf bus & overground links, but also quiet and only a very short wal… More
“What a great time!”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2016
The owner was fantastic, the location and apartment was superb. Close to all transportation, and pubs. What more could you ask for?… More
“Relaxing and healthy winter sun holiday in a beautiful setting” We love El Soto and have been going there for holidays at least 5 times since 2009. What particularly attracts us is the friendly price (for winter season) and excellent sport facilities
Myself, husband and three children thoroughly enjoyed our 11 day break. We were impressed by the hospitality in the club house and Kudo and nothing was a bother for anyone involved. The apartment wa… More
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of
“absolutely stunning. Couldn't have had a better stay here”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
First, I have to say that this is the most stunning villa in all respects. As someone who has a rentals business in Portugal offering top end villas, I am an extremely fussy customer (and our seven w… More
“Fantastic accomodation, close to everything” Stayed for 3 nights in March with our granddaughter..Everything wee needed was under one roof, spacious apartment with all mod cons. Lovely & clean on arrival. Parking was ourside the apartment and we had a
I took my Mum and eldest brother to stay at 20 Trinity Mews in Torquay, and I have to say that we all had a fantastic visit.
What made it extra special was just how at home we felt in the flat, wh… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a comprehensive review, as you say the apartment is also our holiday home so we ensure that it is a home from home. We will continue to update the apartment, and of course all visitors are welcome to use all it has to offer. We have had a great summer, and there is so much to do also I. autumn and winter, with shows, theatres, entertainment open all year in Torquay, I just wish we had more time to visit ourselves.
“Great apartment, well priced”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2016
Apartment great, right size, right area if not got a car. Clean and comfortable. All mod cons in the kitchen and great to have Wifi, plenty of DVD;s if weather rubbish which it was while we were the… More
Thank you for your feedback. The apartment is fully equipped for all ages inc dvd's, a Wii, and a games box for those days the heat British weather throws us a curve ball.
“A very clean, comfortable apartment within easy walking distance of the town”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
The surprise Christmas gifts left for us were a lovely touch and much appreciated. There was even a Christmas tree. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and well equipped and only a very short … More
we try to make it a home from home and appreciate xmas is difficult to be away from home so we left some goodies and a tree to make it more christmassy. and always respond and action on feedback. were very pleased guests are enjoying their stay in our holiday home.
“Paradise in Bath” We recently stayed here for our Christmas mini break, from start to end this place lived up to our expectations and more. Becky was so friendly and it was so easy to deal with her, she made our booking experience stress free and coul
My husband and I stayed in the Artpad at the end of July for 2 nights. I had high expectations from all the positive reviews so was surprised that in real life the apartment is even more amazing than… More
OOOOOOh so lovely to hear your feedback - thank you so much and I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at The Artpad. You must return one day x
“Wonderful apartment, wonderful location!”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2015
This apartment really has the wow factor, having been twice (once being for our wedding) I can say this really is better than the photographs suggest. It has the perfect location for walking out to Ba… More
It's so great to hear that your return trip to The Artpad was just as good as your first! Thank you for your lovely feedback and hope to see you back again one day soon...
“The Perfect Stay”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2014
A wonderful apartment in the perfect location.Very welcoming owners and comfy accomodation.
Just a stroll from all the shops,cafes and sights of beautiful Bath and we will definitely be coming back.… More
Thank you so much for your kind words - so glad you enjoyed The Artpad - do come and visit again!
“Perfect- in every way.” Lady Wynd is the greatest little apartment in the most perfect location. My friend and I took our 2 teenage daughters to Edinburgh to see the Stereophonics play live at the Castle and we could not have stayed in a better place-
Met by eve at the apartment, very helpful, what can I say, gorgeous apartment, everything you could ask for n much more, decanter of whiskey, milk, eggs bread, cereal n little basket of goodies, toile… More
Thank you Paula
I enjoyed our chat. I hope you had everything you needed. Thank you for staying at my wee apartment.
Come back soon.
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
Just back from a fantastic stay in Lady Wynd Edinburgh. Highly recommend this accommodation. Central location, clean tidy and very beautifully kept apartment with everything you need. Close to shops a… More
Thanks soo much Katie. You were great guests and will always be welcome.
Reviewed 4 Jan 2017
The apartment right below castle next to grass market perfect location.near most tourist attraction and close to resteraunts.reasonable cost for fairs from airport and close to train station.5 star lo… More
Many thanks for taking the time for a review. And happy happy new year. I hope to see you again very soon.
Welcome to Dinckley Lodge - our new exquisite Boutique Self Catering property, located within 8 acres of grounds of Dinckley Court. Situated directly on the bank of the River Thames with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Cl …see more
“Amazing property in a great location” I booked this property after a search of the web to find a location suitable for 3 couple for a long weekend away to celebrate my Father's birthday. The booking process was excellent and I was provided with lots
We stayed at the cottage with our baby for 4 nights.
The cottage is very nicely decorated and feels modern. Downstairs is very spacious and it has extras such as games and dvd's. The kitchen is full… More
“Lovely Location and Property”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2016
The location was really nice, close to local amenities and a short drive down to Bournemouth. There are some brilliant attractions nearby. As we arrived we were greeted by wild horses on the green and… More
“Luxurious, well appointed and full of gadgets”
Reviewed 12 Mar 2013
The pub at the end of the road has lovely food and in the other direction there is a brilliant farm shop to buy fresh produce. We not only had ponies but donkeys and cows came to visit daily.… More
Garden with lot of plants where enjoy to spend time with your family and friends, well equipped and comfortable house , vicinity of the sea, different types of entertainment...everything is there to let you have great and unforgettable holidays. …see more
“Wonderful apartment and lovely Location!” the apartment was ideal for access to the city as well as the sea front, and it's great promenade walks. the facilities were perfect for two couples, and there is plenty of space for all. The security etc wa
If you are looking for exquisite accommodation in a good area, very close to the centre, this beautiful apartment makes an ideal choice. Extremely spacious, it has been meticulously equipped so that guests will feel completely at home. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms …see more
“Beautiful, spacious apartment, 10 minutes walk from the Main square” We rented both apartments, which gave us lots of space for 4 adults and 2 children. The main apartment was spacious, spotlessly clean and well equipped for our stay. The apartment is
We enjoyed the largeness and cosyness of the two comfortable Appartements.
it s 15 minutes slow walk to the Main sqare. The Tram Station round the Corner takes you comfortable to the Castle and to … More
Thank you very much for your great feedback. I am very pleased that everything worked out well and that you had a lovely Christmas with you Polish family in Krakow! Hope to see you again!
all the best! Beata
Reviewed 13 Feb 2016
The apartment was great for us all and in the perfect area within the city. I would definitely recommend this apartment.… More
Thanks a lot for your feedback Jack. i am glad to hear you had good time in Krakow. Do come again!
All the best! Beata
“Perfect home in the heart of Krakow”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2015
The apartment is perfect for small and larger groups, because you can combine the two parts to one.
It is located in the heart of the city, you can go to the nice old-town by feet.
The owner Bea… More
Villa Fioremar is situated in the center of Marsascala directly on the promenade, with open sea-views, private pool, indoor heated Jacuzzi and private parking. It is a minute's walk from a great variety of bars and restaurants, and all amenities. The Villa sleeps a …see more
“A little piece of heaven beside the sea.” We were warmly welcomed by Valerie on our arrival. The view and the sense of peace you get from your stay at Sunset Crag is hard to believe, we enjoyed a weekend of great weather and we were delighted to eat
“Lovely Villa - Great location!” This villa was amazing for a group of 12 girls celebrating finishing school. The location was absolutely perfect - less than 5 minutes to the strip and supermarket. As other reviews have said the Strip is noisy in the e
This beautiful Arabic designed townhouse is situated on the lovely El Sultan complex with beach, supermarkets, cafés, buses, taxis and the spectacular sand dunes of Corralejo just around the corner. Spectacular large private roof top terrace with sea and volcano …see more
“Excellent villa and facilities” The Villa was as describes, nice quiet location, easy access to parks. Facilities really nice, was handy to have a guest food pack - especially if you are on a late flight.
Very nice patio furniture - much nicer than
We were so very impressed with this villa! You don't even really have to leave the house! The decorations and personal touches throughout are just lovely. Its so convenient with everything you need--a… More
“Your questionnaire asked 'what could we do to improve?' We struggled to think of anything...................”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
I just want to say thanks for making the whole experience so easy, so friendly and so comfortable. Your villa is fantastic in every way. It would be easy to spend the entire holiday in it relaxing i… More
“Beautiful Home and Wonderful Owners”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
I am a Central Florida resident who stayed here over Memorial Day weekend with family and friends. Property looks exactly like the pictures. Pool and jacuzzi very nice. Well decorated. Lots of sma… More
“Great House, Perfect Location!” House was in great shape. Had everything needed. Pool was perfect. Near everything needed. Shopping, minutes from the theme parks. Payment plan was perfect for people on a budget. Owner very responsive. We hope to rent
Great pool area for relaxing after the parks but also for lazy days and enjoying the bbq. Fabulous wildlife as the pool backs onto woodland and we were treated to several regular visitors including a … More
Thanks for staying see you again
Reviewed 19 Apr 2013
Stayed here in March 2013. We were really looking forward to it after good reviews but we were slightly disappointed. The villa is definitely in need of some TLC, it is looking a bit shabby & tired. … More
Took on board all the comments - we have decorated the house , replaced the TV in the family room and replaced the sofas in the family room. We also plan to add additional furniture by the Pool side and replace all carpets within the next few months.
We take note of all of our clients comments and try to rectify and improve to maintain our repeat visitors over all the years
Nice apartment with perfect location and great hospitality. We enjoyed our stay in Lyon and in the apartment very much. … More
Thank you and good luck to you!
“In the Heart of Vieux Lyon”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2014
Super warm reception by the host Isabelle. We were taken for a tour of the apartment and basically we had the impression that my casa is your casa. Clean room, private bathroom and kitchenette to hand… More
Spacious140 sqm flat in the heart of Malmö. Recently renovated. Big balcony, three rooms and kitchen, one bathroom, two separate toilets, one large walk-in wardrobe. Building with cultural feeling. Fresh flat easily accommodates 4 people (if more – ask us). F …see more
“What a place! Beyond expectations.” We stayed in this apartment for 11 nights. We all felt very comfortable here, like a home from home. The apartment is well furnished and equipped with everything you could need. The owners and agent in resort co
“Fantastic Apartment. Spotlessly clean. Very convenient to all amenities!”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2016
We have been holidaying in La Cala for the last 8 years in various rental apartments but this one tops them all! The location is perfect for walking to the beach or into La Cala itself for dinner or d… More
“Lovely apartment, great location.”
Reviewed 5 Jul 2016
This was our 3rd stay in La Cala, but our 1st at Casa Azul. Mick & Sue's apartment was perfect for our needs. It has everything you need to make your holiday a pleasurable experience. If you enjoy a h… More
Reviewed 16 Jun 2016
what a wonderful apartment, this was our second stay at mick& sues place it is fully equipped and a home from home. the balcony has a lovely sea view and perfect for a bar-b-que. great location close… 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...
“Our paradise this summer - we did not want to leave!” The villa was spacious, pristine and beautifully cool. The layout suited us perfectly, with 4 adults and 2 children we had all the facilities you could possibly need. Having the Wi-Fi was a real b
We had a brilliant holiday in Calonge and we were more than impressed with the villa! In particular the garden and pool, which was all beautifully maintained! The garden gets shelter from the mid-day … More
Magnificent two bedroom apartment on level 3 with one of the best views in Malta, St Paul's Bay. Elevator access. Quality kitchen and bathrooms, main bedroom with en-suite and walk-in-robe, pura tap type drinking water purifier, laundry facilities, unlimited free …see more
“A perfect way to escape” Both the villa and the owners were fantastic. It was clean, perfect location for site seeing the whole island, in a village that had all the amenities you need on a villa holiday. The owners were very friendly and were on hand
A wonderful, private and oh so comfortable villa - and that pool!
We enjoyed 8 days of peace, quiet and comfort staying in Ta Berta in Sannat. The welcoming Sam and Michelle have created a fantastic … More
“One of our best holidays EVER in Ta Berta!”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2016
When we arrived quite late to Malta, we hadn't appreciated that it was Victory Day and therefore a public holiday, however that did not prevent the wonderful hosts of Ta Berta, Sam and Michelle, from … More
“Luxury accommodation in a laid-back location.”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2014
My wife and I were travelling with my 90-year-old mother. When we were looking at booking Berta, Sam was concerned that Mum may not be able to climb the front steps or get in one of the free-standing … More
LUXURY LAKESIDE VILLA *Great reviews* Private floodlit pool & jacuzzi. Easy drive to parks. Just 10 mins Disney. Child friendly, teenage chillout room, wifi, superb view. No rear neighbours - just lake trees......and Peace!<br />Sunny South Facing Pool with sh …see more
“A Pleasant Stay” Our first time in Portugal was made a very
pleasant experience because the apartment offered comfort, space and a serene atmosphere. Its accessibility to shops of different sorts, the scenic view of the marina and its proximity to th
We loved the apartment which was spacious with a wonderful balcony overlooking the pool area. The walk along the Marina was very pleasant and we especially liked Lagos and its pedestrianised areas wi… More
Thank you for taking time to review. The sun bed issue is being reviewed and owners have requested more to be placed around the large pool and grounds. Inside the apartment there are two folding sun loungers for easy carry down to use around the pool.. Pleased to hear you had a lovely holiday .
“Fantastic rental property for families”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2011
This as a beautiful, extremely well equipped apartment in a fabulous location. Lagos itself is beautiful with fabulous beach, lovely new marina and quaint old town. The property is, in our view, ideal… More
“Excellent location and spacious appartment. Could not fault.”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
We had a fabulous holiday. The appartment was great value and the location was fabulous. The choice of restaurants within walking distance was good and food excellent. Highly recommended.… More
Delighted to hear you had a great time...thank you
Exquisite and superbly fitted one double bedroom flat, Zone 1 in Central London. Cleaning and maintenance are to the highest standard. This is a real home-from-home with every detail attended to by the owners, who keep a sharp eye on the whole operation. Within walki …see more
“Fabulous flat, amazing location and excellent owner”
Reviewed 20 May 2014
This flat is very comfortable , right in the heart of Grassmarket . Two of the tour buses stop in Grassmarket and then continue to St Andrews square where you can change to a different route if you bu… More
“Really great location and facilities”
Reviewed 14 May 2014
Stayed for two nights at the apartment which was all and more than we had hoped for. The apartment is on the third floor accessed by a stone spiral staircase but easily accessed if all are reasonably … More
“Excellent location for attending the Fringe”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2013
Although flat is up 2 flights it was not an issue for access.
Everything is in the flat - it was clean and modern - we couldn't see any downsides.
Although windows are not fully sound proofed the no… More
“Stunning.” I can't add any more comments that haven't already been said in previous reviews. Stunning is what it is. Five minute walk and you are in the centre of Valletta but it's in a really quiet location. The view from the terrace is great, especi
The apartment was very tidy and had nice furnished and modern rooms. From our balconies we had a beautiful view to Grand Harbor.
The owners, Jon and Philippa, were very friendly and obliging. They … More
“just brilliant: postcard views from the balcony, modern living inside!”
Reviewed 22 May 2012
This really was the perfect place for a week (or 10 days in our case!) away. St Ursula street is smack in the middle of Valletta, literally a 3 minute walk to the lower Barraka. The views from the ter… More
“Beautiful tuscan villa with a view” The Villa Le Terazze is beautiful! It fit our purposes perfectly. We had 9 family members staying there and held a small wedding ceremony in the yard. The garden and views are fabulous and the space of the villa wor
From the moment we walked through the gate of Villa Acacia, my family and I felt at home. The beauty and spaciousness of the home and grounds contributed to the best vacation we had ever had. Mario ki… More