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 Apartment” We stayed for a weekend in August. The apartment is lovely and big. It has everything you could want, including a welcome pack. The owner was fantastic to deal with.
The apartment is in a great location right in the heart of
We stayed here for my birthday weekend and had an amazing time. The flat is huge, decor is lovely and location is fantastic - right in centre of town but not noisy. The owner was friendly and very h… More
Reviewed 1 Aug 2013
Wonderful apartment on the nicest shopping street of Glasgow. The entire flat is outstanding. Superb property, very spacious and full of light. Everything was spotless and showers, hot water, all appl… More
“Worth going to Glasgow just to stay in this flat.”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2013
My husband and I stayed , with our 15 year old grand-daughter , for 3 nights. The flat was warm and comfortable and perfectly placed in the centre of Glasgow. It was beautifully furnished and equipped… More
“Warm welcome to perfect apartment, highly recomended” This was a fabulous apartment in a perfect location, The owners couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful to ensure that we enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh
“Fantastic property in a great location for a fair price with brilliant customer care.”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2013
We very much enjoyed our fifth visit to Edinburgh. This property is really well located almost in the heart of the City but pleasingly quiet too. Lots of bars, restaurants and shops nearby and buses, … More
Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the apartment and we would love to welcome you back in the future.
“Great host, great apartment, great location”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2013
North Castle Street apartment is well located within easy walking distance of Edinburgh's tourist sights and restaurants. Convenience stores (for some food and sundries) are within walking distance b… More
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Just to be clear for our future guests, the apartment is on the top floor of a 3 storey apartment building, so there are actually 3 flights of stairs, not 4. There are stairs in the apartment but this is because it is a double upper. Being at the top affords us the fabulous views we enjoy across Edinburgh.
Using paypal allows our guests to make credit card payments from all over the world. Whilst there are transaction charges for international payments, there are no charges for payments made in the UK. This is a secure and safe way of taking credit card payments. As owners we do have to pay for each transaction but this is not passed on to our guests. We do also accept direct payments.
Reviewed 1 Aug 2013
The flat is right in the centre of things, but still quiet. It was extremely comfortable, with an excellent welcome pack. The owners had gone out of their way to make life easy for us, setting up a … More
Thank you for your kind review - it was a pleasure to welcome you and your family to our apartment and I'm glad your little boy liked the toy cars. We hope you are able to visit us some time again in the future.
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.
“Fantastic accomodation, close to everything”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2014
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… More
many thanks for your feedback. We always keep all the mod cons up to date, and regularly review feedback. We always supply parking permits so you will always have no problem parking for all of your stay. We have also recently updated all the toys in the apartment as well as increase substantially the number of Wii games for the kids and a new cd player with cd's for the family. Looking forward to sharing our holiday home for 2014
“Perfetto!” Thank you for letting us stay. It was everything we needed and more. We had great fun and really enjoyed the views from the terrace (and the gelataria round the corner!) - Rosie.
The studio flat is perfectly situated between family homes
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 delight… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am sure other people who are thinking of booking to stay in my apartment will really appreciate it.
“Wonderful and superbly located flat in Rome” My husband and I had a great stay in Rome. Thanks to the amazing location of this flat (a 2 minute walk to the Vatican and St Peter's) we were able to walk to all the main sights and everything felt as thou
Vacanza indimenticabile. All'accoglienza si nota che tutto è curato nei minimi particolari. La cortesia è da rimarcare ed apprezzare. La posizione in cui è situato l'appartamento permette di visita… More
“Wonderful Apartment in Terrific Location!”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2015
We enjoyed our two-week stay at Rome Vatican Flat during Christmas. The apartment is perfect for two people and is well-equipped, spacious, and very peaceful. Maria-Luisa is a concerned owner and te… More
Reviewed 19 Nov 2014
We could not have asked for a better place to stay for our 6 days in Rome! Within 2 blocks to metro, and right outside of the Vatican! Many restaurants/shops within walking. Very large apt with full… More
“Wonderful” We stayed at this apartment for six weeks and nothing was too much trouble from the moment we enquired ,being greeted to the cleaning by wonderful Liza.
Fantastic balcony to enjoy breakfast lunch drinks or just watching the views and very
This apartment in Capetown is in an excellent location. I stayed there with my 2 grown daughters for 3 nights, and it was teriffic. Patrick, the owner, lives in England, and he was very easy and gra… More
“Very confortable apartment conveniently situated with beautiful view”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this spotless and pristine apartment conveniently situated close to the shops and the Sea Point beachfront with superb views and a lovely open balcony from which to e… More
“Unbelievably convenient, beautiful location and spotlessly clean”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
This location is within easy walking distance of Lion's Head Mountain, the pristine beaches of Sea point and great shops! There are a myriad of restaurants along Main Street -- everything from Itali… More
“Fabulous accommodation that helped make a fabulous holiday!” Apartment is spacious and very comfortable. Yes, there are 4 flights of stairs but worth it. Owners were extremely welcoming and provided a generous supply of basic food/drink that helped
This was a brilliant apartment located in a great area. The apartment is clean, spacious and modern with all the facilities you need. The pictures on the internet don’t do it justice. The host Jon w… More
“Modern & clean apartment with lovely owners, absolutely recommendable!”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2012
We (2 friends) stayed for one week and had a very pleasant time in this apartment. Its owners were extremely cordial, kind and caring and welcomed us with all needed information - even incl. all basic… More
“excellent location and service in the heart of valletta”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2012
This is a safe and convenient location in the heart of Valletta. The apartment is located on one of the top floors of an old building (no elevator), but is newly renovated and in great shape. The owne… More
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“Great holiday and apartment” It is very difficult to find an apartment for rent so nicely decorated at such a good value for money! We were so impressed with the space it has a for a holiday accommodation. The bedrooms are very spacious and the livin
Cinque stelle per questa proprieta'! L'appartamento e' situato in una posizione centrale, vicino a ristoranti, negozi e il mare. Avevamo tutto il necessario per la nostra vacanza, e ci siamo sentiti… More
“Great price; comfortable rooms; easy walk to main sites in Bergen” We were only there two nights, but really enjoyed our stay. We cooked in the kitchen and it had everything we needed. We shared the kitchen and the bathroom with another room, but neve
Very nice psrson and lovely cats but very very very dirty !
1) full of hair in the shower
2) in Entrance full of stinky shoes !
3) "DANGER" !!! Don't touch any eletric bottons for lights and for… More
Thank you for your review,we are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied. We are happy to tell you that we upgraded the apartment in 2014, painted it, had new lights and electricity installed and refurnished it in a mid-century style. We have two cats, as listed in the information about the apartment. They are sometimes welcomed into the apartment by cat-friendly guests and that is why they tried to visit you. Best regards,
“comfortable, convenient and quiet” Stayed for 4 nights and would have happily stayed longer. Travelled with husband, teenage daughter and her friend and found this apartment a good base with easy access to central London, which suited the girls, whi
Our family stayed at this apartment for 10 days in Dec 2012 /Jan 2013 for New Year celebration. We are from Armenia, and wanted to find comfortable, clean and secure home. The reality was more than t… More
“Perfect home from home”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2012
We stayed at this Surbiton apartment for 2 weeks in October / November 2012. We were in UK from Australia, visiting family in the local area and wanted a home from home. That is exactly what we foun… More
We enjoyed our holiday, and the apartment is perfect for couples.
A beautiful view of the marina in albufeira, for those who like walking is the perfect place.
We recommend to those who want to spen… More
We are very grateful and happy you liked our apartment for your holidays.
Thanks alot for the comment.
Nuno and Ana
“Very good appartment with excellent view”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2015
Nuno and his wife are very friendly people. When you have a question they react within a few minutes! The appartement is quiet, very clean and enjoyable. Everything you need is available. Excellent st… More
“Great apartment and excellent service from Nuno from when I enquired right through to check out. We will be back!”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2015
Excellent apartment with great views over the marina. 15-20 minute lovely walk into the old town. Travelled with our 10month old and on arrival was travel cot all made up and a highchair provided, it … More
“Amazing stay! 5* Apartment” Booked Kenilworth apartment for a girls weekend for 6 of us to stay. Apartment was spotless, gorgeous, great value for the price and just perfect for a mix of nights in with a takeaway and a night out on the Toon. Landlords
Just arrived back from a fantastic stay at Kenilworth Road Newcastle. The apartment is out of this world,its so spotless, modern and spacious. There is also a allocated parking spot which is good. It… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments it was a pleasure so pleased you and your family had such a great stay in the North East and loved Kenilworth We hope you will return in the near future.
Nige & Michelle
“Beautiful apartment, very helpful owners!”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2014
We loved this place. It was more like a house than an apartment and beautifully renovated to a very high standard. The owners were extremely helpful from the initial booking and we met Michelle in per… More
Many thanks for your very kind words and comments delighted you and the family loved your stay in Kenilworth and the North East. Glad we were able to help in some small way to make your sons graduation special. We look forward to welcoming you again the next time you are in the UK and England.
Nige & Michelle
“Couldn't have been better.”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2014
Kenilworth House must be one of, if not, the very best place place to stay in Newcastle.
I am from the area and stayed here with my Canadian Husband and his 2 children. Every person was very impre… More
Thank you so much for the lovely words and fab comments we were delighted you loved Kenilworth and so pleased you thought it was the perfect start to your married life. Enjoy your new life in Canada and hope you can stay with us again when you return back to the UK.
Nige & Michelle
“Lived up to it's Tripadvisor rating” The location is really central for everything Nice has to offer and in a good residential area. There are quite a few steps up to the entrance of this very smart building but there is a lift to the apartment and we
“You can believe the reviews about this property.”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2014
You can believe the reviews about this property. We usually stay at 4 or 5 star hotels when on vacation, but this time we decided to go for another lodging option. So glad we did! Clean, great locatio… More
“Perfect apt in a perfect location”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2015
Close to all amenities, Vieux Nice and beach and yet peacefully quiet. Apartment is well maintained. Roni was punctual even though we arrived after 8:00 pm. Great place to rest and recharge after fun … More
“FIRST CLASS APARTMENT” We had a fantastic ten day stay at this apartment after seeing the photos on line. Jane (our fantastic host) met us on arrival and on opening the main door the Wow factor of the Living Room/Kitchen was definately there, the apar
My daughter and I rented Loft Belle Epoque for a week this May. It is lovely, well furnished and in a very convenient location. We were met by an agent who showed us around the apt and explained ev… More
Reviewed 24 Sep 2012
We were very positive suprised, it was even better than the pictures.
The apartment is gorgeous and very close to everything. The balcony is great for a nice dinner. Jane who took care of the apartm… More
“Get into a comfortable groove ...” Great location just down from the Cumberland pub so you can walk up the hill to the City centre or round the corner to Stockbridge & sample the bijou shops and restaurants. Got a taxi from Waverley train station(£4)
We spent 5 days in Edinburgh and were lucky enough to discover this apartment. Most of the apartments to rent are small but not all are cosy and this one definitely is! We traveled with a toddler and … More
“Pretty appartment, perfectly located”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
A great, warm greeting from the owner who was full of brilliant facts about his apartment and the local area. Conveniently located a little away from the city centre and from Stockbridge which is full… More
Reviewed 23 May 2013
A beautiful flat in an excellent location in Edinburgh. Easy walk to Royal Mile, shops and cafes. Felt totally safe. Beds were great, facilities excellent. Appreciated the tourist information though… More
“Craven street” 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, and the bed was so big. I have no c
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
“Perfect location, very nice apartment with all conforts”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2011
We stay there for 5 days.
The house is in a quite street, just behind Trafalgar Square. In a one minute walk you have underground, trains, buses, taxes and various supermarkets and obviously a lot of… More
“Nice apartment, Great Location” This apartment, while a little small, was more than enough for our family of four. It was extremely well located and well maintained. Rafael was very helpful with all aspects of the trip and answered any questions or co
My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this well appointed apartment, which was ideal for our requirements. The location, on the 2nd floor of a quiet block of apartments, with a lift and good security, … More
Dear Ann, your review on my apartment is greatly appreciated, I am glad to learn that we met your expectation.You are welcome anytime.Warm regards, Rafael
“Fantastic location, uncomplicated booking process and great customers care.”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2011
I have enjoyed a fantastic London experience thanks to this aparment and his owner, Rafael.
Whether you are looking for sightseeing, fun, culture or all of this together, this apartment really tick a… More
Dear Daniel, your review on my apartment encourages me to continue offering the best service we can...Location is clearly a selling point of the property.Looking forward to host you again soon.Warm regards, Rafael
“brilliant pool and location” was a bit disappointed when we first arrived but soon realised we had everything we needed with a fantastic pool and so close to restaurants beach town and train station.. we loved sitting watching everyone on their balcon
Booked this for a mini break with my mum. Was met as promised, and was shown around the appt.
The appt was clean and nicely decorated. Good sized balcony was perfect for the afternoon sun.
Good lo… More
Thanks for the review, it is very much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and have positive things to say. It makes our job worthwhile.
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
Thank you for a lovely place! Location,pool,apartment,everything!
The pool is HUGE! Only downside is 3 euros rental per sun bed per day
Also the week we were there an apartment in the complex was b… More
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay. We are very happy that you enjoyed your holiday. That's what makes it all worthwhile.
Reviewed 28 Dec 2012
This is the third time we have stayed in this apartment and we have booked it again for 2012. We always have the phone number of the owner who lives nearby so any problem we can always contact them s… More
Thanks very much for your review. It is always great to see you. We hope you continue to enjoy the apartment.
“Excellent apartment and location, really felt at home” Would definately recommend, especially anyone with young kids. The location is great with regards to location and shops and the apartment was a very high standard.
“This is a fabulous apartment!” We had the absolute pleasure of using this apartment for our wedding weekend in Gibraltar and from the minute we arrived we loved it! The apartment is so well equipped, immaculate and in a brilliant location in the heart
Stayed here for a week with my GF may/June.
I've stayed in Gib several times and this location and apartment are both superb.
Kevin the agent was great with contact & very helpful. … More
Thank you for your lovely Review and kind words for the service you received. We look forward to seeing you in Cirrus House on your next visit to Gibraltar.
“Luxurious apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2015
If you’re looking for accommodation in Gibraltar for 2/3 people, then I can’t imagine that this apartment can be beaten. Starting with the communication before travelling and being met to introduc… More
Thank you for your wonderful Review, which will give such an insight to prospective guests looking for a quality Holiday Lets apartment in Gibraltar.
“Incredible value, location and experience !”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2015
Highly recommend this apartment. The ovation is excellent and the apartment is really beautiful and of a very high spec. We have stayed in may apartments all over the world and this one really impress… More
Thank you so much for your truly lovely comments to add to our other excellent Reviews. It was a pleasure to meet you and be of service.
“Perfect location in the heart of the city yet close to excellent beach” We can only recommend Valencia and this apartment. Perfect place for couples travelling with one or two children.
The apartment was well equipped, clean and tidy, the owner very
“beautifully presented apartment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2013
This apartment was perfect for two of us and was very well presented, it had everything we needed for a city break. It was within easy reach to the tram stop which took us to the beach; and a short wa… More
“Lovely lovely apartment”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
Property in a great location in the old town, lots of restaurants nearby. The apartment is beautiful, looks exactly like the photos. Comfy sofa, DVD player and selection of DVDs made it really homel… More
“Total satisfaction all round!” Echoing all the other reviews! Have just returned from a stay here and have had a wonderful week in this apartment. We are in the 76/82 years age group and it suited us perfectly,
The views from the balcony and lounge a
We have just spent 2 comfortable and relaxing weeks at this spacious apartment overlooking Spinola Bay..
It is stylishly furnished with everything you need for a carefree self-catering holiday. The … More
Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It was indeed a great pleasure meeting you both and look forward to welcoming you back next year.
“As good as ever”
Reviewed 29 Feb 2016
Have just enjoyed an eight week stay in this lovely apartment. Very well equipped with quality furnishings and utensils as well as offering great views. Must be as good an apartment as you can rent, t… More
Thank you for your review. Look forward to seeing you in January. Jo An.
“Look no further book this apartment”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2014
My wife and I spent two weeks in this fantastic apartment which is in a very convenient location. It is so tastefully furnished with all the facilities needed to make your stay so comfortable. It has … More
Thank you for your comments . Looking forward to welcoming you once again next year
Jo Ann Camilleri
“Perfect, a home from home.” Just enjoyed a week away in this apartment and feel compelled to make this review. From the initial booking the process has been seamless. Both the owner and resort management were nothing but helpful in every way which jus
“Luxury central apartment in Cannes” We spent a week in this beautiful, modern apartment.
It is fitted and furnished to a high standard.
The apartment is situated on the fifth floor of a modern secure building.
There is a triple locked door entry s
My partner and I stayed at this apartment for 4 nights, 5 days in August 2015 with our friends.
The apartment was perfect, plenty of space for two couples and there was no fighting over rooms as th… More
Thanks Abigale for your lovely feedback. We Will for sure rectify the situation with the towels. We have a large supply so will in future leave out more. We hope you will return again next year with your friends .
“Lovely apartment with everything you needed and good central location”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2015
The apartment is really spacious and fitted out to the highest standard with everything you could possibly need. The owners have really taken care with the apartment. The location is really central to… More
Hi Liz thank you so much for this lovely review. We hope you decide to return again next year. All the best. Ann