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.
Fantastic place! A very unique spot in the middle of the city just blocks away from everything and yet tranquil and calm to chill out after a tough day of sightseeing. Is a very uncommon place to find… More
“séjour très agréable à recommander +++ !!!”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
Cette semaine passée dans ce B&B a été très agréable.
Nos hôtes ont été très accueillants et sympatiques.
Cet un endroit très calme à 2 minutes du Colisée, en plein centre du centre cult… More
“Super Villa, Stunning Location, Beautiful Sardinia” We have recently returned from a fantastic holiday staying at Villa Champagne. The Villa is exactly as pictured, set in a quiet hillside location overlooking the Bay of Alghero and the Capo Caccia pe
“Very Nice” The two bedroom flat was very clean and well decorated. It was refreshing to come back to the flat after a full day sightseeing. Very convenient location and central to all events. Mary was very welcoming and helpful! Great visit!
“Great Apartment for visiting Bath” My wife & I and her 2 sisters stayed in this apartment in Septemeber 2014 for 3 nights.
The apartment is well located just outside Bath with the bus stop very close for people without transport.We had a car so parki
We had a great time when we stayed at the old workshop. The caretaker could not have been friendlier and the welcome bottle of wine was very nice. Would definitely recommend and we would love to visit… More
Glad you enjoyed it and found us friendly. We try to be! :-) Hope to see you again soon. John and Jane
“Excellent rental house”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2014
Very comfortable, well equipped property in a quiet village just outside Bath. Ideally situated for travel into Bath (bus stop just outside house) and also for touring around the countryside.
Glad you enjoyed the property and thanks for the review!
“Really Good, Perfect Retreat After Hectic Shopping Trip”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2014
Group of 4 Stayed, Both rooms were set out as double's, Good to have seperate bathrooms for both rooms to use.
Lovely finish to the whole place, welcome pack was.. Welcome, loved the views from mai… More
Nice to hear you enjoyed the Old Workshop and the Xmas market. It was really great this year - even better than before, we thought. We think it's nice to retreat to a quiet spot after the hectic bustle of Bath, so we are glad you found the same :-) Same time next year? :-)
“Why have only just discovered this?” After many stays in average hotels, either without parking or extortionate parking costs, we discovered this wonderful place!
The apartment is spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. This is the first time we
I booked the property as a surprise anniversary getaway for me and my wife, we stayed for 2 nights. After reading all the reviews and had a email conversation with Jackie (Owner) i didn't hesitate to … More
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Fantastic place and location for site seeing in the centre of Edinburgh, with FREE parking space! Just a short up hill walk to the main shopping street. We had a 4mth old with us who definitely made … More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 14 Dec 2014
Spacious apartment in a quiet location. Very clean and just a short walk
to the center of Edinburgh.… More
“Our third stay at this fantastic apartment” The owner, Nicholas, always goes out of his way to make our 10 day stay extremely comfortable, and this was no exception. As we exhibit at the London Boat Show at ExCel it is such a wonderful place to retur
Service - 10/10
We stayed here with our four teenage/young adult children (6 people total) for the first 4 days and then just my spouse and I for a week. The service from Nicholas & Yvonne made us f… More
“fantastic spacious apartment,wonderful views,very nice and helpful owners”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
this is a beautiful spacious apartment in a great location,the apartment contains everything you could wish for including stunning views stretching across london.bus tube dlr river taxi all a short di… More
“Extraordinarily relaxing: Sitting watching the boats go by”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2012
I found this flat wonderfully relaxing. It's very spacious (we had a another family who came to stay for part of the week we were there, and there was lots of room for all of us). Sitting on the bal… More
“The Perfect Place to Party!!!” In January this year to celebrate my 40th birthday we booked a long weekend at the Ongar Bell with the help of the owners, Yvonne and Keith, as a surprise treat for my family and friends. It really was a weekend to remem
““A home away from home”” Bay Leaf cottage is the perfect place to stay in Cape Town if you want something more exciting than a standard hotel room. We were made to feel welcome the minute we arrived. The cottage was spacious and clean, everything we n
“\\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
“GREAT GREAT GREAT but....not perfect!” The house itself is amazing, and Nick was an AWESOME host. Everyone of us loved the flat and thoroughly enjoyed it. My only smile gripe is the water pressure in the house was really really poor. Although, ther
“Returned for the second time due to our love of the place!”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2016
This house is awesome! It has absolutely everything you need in a house from the 2 large living rooms to pool room and ping pong! The kitchen is open plan with the dining area and there are ample seat… More
Reviewed 3 Nov 2016
Perfect house for 12 friends and family visiting Perth for a wedding. Comfortable, quiet and right in the center of town. We loved it.… More
With a fabulous large, private courtyard garden in the heart of StKilda Wyndham Cottage is one of the most unique and eye catching properties in Melbourne! One look and you'll fall in love, one day and you'll never want to leave, one holiday and you'll ha …see 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!
“Everything we hoped it would be” From the moment Flora.and Claudio met us with the keys to the villa we knew that we had chosen well. the villa is very well appointed and tastefully decorated. We were travelling with our young children and elderly mot
Flora and Claudio are very welcoming. The Villa has fantastic views over the bay, from the patio area. The villa is large, spacious and comfortable, with everything you could possibly want - from a di… More
Charles, Katrhyn and their family are nice persons , very respectfull and sweet . They took very good care of the property . We hope to meet them in the future and they come back to Villa Flora.
Experience Crete like a local. Stay in a traditional home and wine and dine in the local taverns. The home is a short drive to the local sandy beaches and the beautiful Venetian town of Rethymno with fantastic nightlife and dinning.Retymno Town and many sandy beaches a …see more
“Perfect location in the historic heart of Tavira, Portugal.” Studio 39 is exactly that, a studio apartment. When the Loft apartment in the same building was not available we decided to take the smaller space. It was wonderful. In a 300 year old buildi
Studio 39 was a great base for which to explore Tavira and surrounding areas. Close to the train stations of Tavira and Porta Nova and the bus station a five minute walk away. The river and the roman… More
“spending 9 days in tavira at studio 39:all expectations fulfilled to the best”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2013
thank you very much Melanie and Valter!you and your lovely studio 39 made our stay a memorable one.We spent 9 days with our 10 year old son in the flat and we can recomment this place to everyone.All … More
“Immaculate & cosy place in an enchanting location”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2013
The apartment is bright and cheerful with new appliances and decor. The place was immaculate and felt like we were the first to visit. Big plus was a fantastic shower! It is perfectly located on the m… More
Self-catering, brand new holiday villa (2008) in a quiet area surrounded by banana plantations and citrus orchards. Just 5 minutes from Coral Bay beach. Ideal for families seeking relaxation.New prices for 2011 …see more
“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
“Excellent location and very welcoming stay” We stayed at this apartment for 3 nights during the month of December. We arrived in the middle of the night but someone was on hand to help us in and orient us to the apartment. The "starter kit" (milk, e
We really cannot recommend this apartment highly enough. It has everything you need to enjoy your stay, including a cot and highchair, which was great for us. You can walk straight out of the building… More
“Great apartment in superb Dubai location”
Reviewed 9 Feb 2014
Very much enjoyed our stay at the Torch. The location of the apartment is ideal - right in the Dubai Marina area and within easy walking distance to restaurants, supermarkets, the public beach and the… More
Reviewed 3 Feb 2014
"Wow!" That's what we all said when we walked in and saw the view. This apartment has the most amazing view of Dubai Marina from almost every room. At night it is just spectacular. Very well positione… More
Thank you for your great Review. The Entertainer Voucher Books (Family & Fine Dining) are a great bonus - they can really help your budget stretch and afford for some extra luxury. The books contain hundreds of buy one get one free discount vouchers for casual dining restaurants, cafes and nightspots, informal dining and take-away, sports and pleasure and leisure activities plus Dubai’s best restaurants (including many restaurants in top 5 Star Hotels). Hope to see you again.
“Best Holiday Ever!” Chose Villa Hera to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday with friends and family and had the best holiday ever. The Villa is stunning and beautifully presented and equipped both inside and out. Antonio was so helpful both when book
We had a perfect family get-together at Vila Hera; ten of us including two babies! The villa was marvellous with huge amounts of space, a heated pool and a games room, which suited the ten-year-old - … More
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
Pingo Doce is a better supermarket than the Spa or Jaffers near the marina. Look for the restaurants away from the marina in the square around the "O Colonial' restaurant. They were good quality an… More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
From the very start of making the booking Antonio could not have been more helpful. The service throughout from his team was excellent. His charming wife Carla was there to greet us and explain everyt… More
J'ai passé un i l'été dernier.Des que nous sommes arrivés mon mari et moi etions un peu fatigués et le propietaire ainsi que sa femme nous ont accuelli les bras ouverts et nous ont de suite fait … More
“Mare cristallino e natura selvaggia”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2014
Ho soggiornato con amici per una settimana agli inizi di giugno, il sig.Gianluca e la moglie ci hanno accolto con con molta gentilezza e ci sono stati di prezioso aiuto nel consigliarci i posti da v… More
Reviewed 15 Apr 2014
Ho soggiornato in questa splendida villa per 5 notti con la mia famiglia ad aprile. Sia l interno che l esterno della casa pulito e curato nei minimi particolari. La signora Rossella e il marito Gianl… More
“Fantastic apartment” The company we booked through, Luxury Sea Views made access easy and stress free. On arrival, the representative was professional and informative. The apartment is very modern comfortable and clean, couldn't have wished for anythi
We stayed here for the preparation for our wedding and some time after the event. A fantastic apartment, well equipped and very well presented. A great space to get ready in with fantastic views of a… More
Reviewed 8 Jan 2015
We had an excellent time staying in this apartment for three weeks. As we live abroad we had to find somewhere to live whilst my husband was recovering from know operation. We had lots of help from lu… More
“Pefect base to relax and for trips to DEVON or CORNWALL”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2013
The pictures show exactly what you get.
Modern, big Designer-appartments (loft-like) in a new renovated building.
Completely and perfect equipped kitchen.
Water-taxi to town center, shopping in… More
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
“Home from home” We received a warm welcome on arrival and were fully briefed on the apartment and nearby amenities. Location was just right for us - near enough to city centre while in a quite location. We have no hesitation in adding our recommenda
Excellent apartment couldnt fault it all shops restaurants etc well within walking distance would certainly recommend it and would definitely stay again if in Edinburgh… More
Hi, thank you so much for leaving such a positive review of our flat. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon!
“Fantastic holiday flat”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2014
Mark and Martin are lovely hosts in a really homely flat. The flat was really comfortable, had everything we needed to feel 'home away from home', and we enjoyed the log fire tremendously. The locatio… More
Thanks very much for your positive review, we are glad you had a nice time and look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit Edinburgh
Reviewed 25 Oct 2014
We decided to go to Edinburgh to celebrate a special wedding anniversary and chose the apartment cos it had an open fire and it seemed reasonably priced. From the beginning, contact with the owner wa… More
Thank you for such a positive review, we are glad you had a lovely wedding anniversary break and look forward to seeing you both again the next time you are in Edinburgh.
“Great Stay, Recommend it.” Great apartment in a quiet location. It was very spacious and clean with a fantastic balcony area. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and recommend it. The only thing I would say is they need to provide towels.. But generally
We had a very good holiday based at this apartment. It is right behind Pacha, the nightclub and therefore fantastic for those who want to spend a few nights there. A really sandy beach is only 10 minu… More
Reviewed 22 Jun 2015
Fantastic apartment in a great location both for the beach and Ibiza Town. There is a bus stop and taxi rank at the end of the street but you could walk to both in 10 minutes. Very quiet even though i… More
“Great appartment, great location”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2011
This appartment was perfect for a trip away with friends.
The agent we booked through was very helpful and provided us with all the necessary info before arrival.
The appartment was clean, spaciou… More
Sunset Bay View. Under New Management Operated By Filipino-German Family Who offer a Quiet and Tranquil Environment for their Guest.
Sunset Bay View Luxury Apartment is located in the very Heart of Subic Bay Zambales. Easily accessible with private Vehicles or Public Tr …see more
“Comfortable, cosy and convenient” This ground floor apartment has the advantage of secure parking. Is situated only a few minutes from the sea, shops, pier, theatre and cinemas.
The rooms are relatively spacious and the heating is very efficient maki
“Nice apartment with 5 minutes walk to both the citycenter and the beach”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2015
The apartment was perfect for two adults and two children. The apartment had everything we needed for a week stay. The best part was its location. You can't find a better place to stay in Bournemouth;… More
It gives us great joy when we hear our clients have had a happy time in our apartments. So thank you for your review and thank you for taking the time to write it. We are blessed with our wonderful location and do our best to keep Farthings homely, clean and practical for guests to enjoy.
“Perfect apartment in the perfect location.”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2015
Great little family apartment in walking distance to the beach and town. Fantastic communication from the owners, apartment really clean and superb value for money. Would recommend. … More
Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted you found our apartment up to your standard. These reviews are helpful to others looking to book in the future so its sad to read in the press now that the review process is being abused by both business and consumers. Anyway you had a great time and we are delighted our time, love and work is appreciated.
“Lovely apartment in perfect location !”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
We stayed for a week, three adults and two small children, Stephen was very helpful, the apartment had everything we needed, 5 minutes walk from the lift down to the beach, perfect with two pushchairs… More
Lovely review, so thank you for taking the time to write. It was nice to meet you are we are delighted you all had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again, so dont forget we offer a discount to all our returning guests.
“A superb apartment in a great central location within walking distance to restaurants, pubs and shops.” We loved the facilities in and around this apartment. King sized bed made us feel right at home. The owners provided a great starter pack to save s
This is a recently refurbished upper flat in a quiet residential street in Uphall, West Lothian. The property is accessed by one flight of external stairs.
The property is excellently situated for a Scottish holiday in the central belt. Edinburgh is approx. 20mins …see more
“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
“Una meravigliosa location, un appartamento davvero carino ed un proprietario premuroso”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
Siamo stati 3 settimane con la bimba di 4 anni. Ci siamo trovati benissimo, il terrazzo e' il vero salotto della casa! Il proprietario ci ha dato ottimi consigli sui servizi della zona. Davvero una p… More
La ringrazio per l'ottima review! Auguri di natale e buon anno !
Fabrizio de Corato
“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
“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
“Wonderful views, quiet area and great location!” We had just got back from 15 nights staying at Quinns Rocks, lovely villa with a fabulous view of the ocean. Lia made us feel very welcome and was helpful and friendly. The villa had lots of space so ev
“Beautiful Garden and View” This is a lovely villa with a very private garden. Some thought has gone into making the garden attractive but also to supply shade at different times of the day. Pool very good. Inside of villa is modern and well equippe
“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
The medieval atmosphere and typically Sienese welcome are just a part of our fully-renovated holiday home that has maintained unaltered the rustic Tuscan details.Dietro Le Mura is in the very heart of Colle di Val d'Elsa, renowned for its artisan Crystal works. …see more