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.
“Excellent stay” Lovely clean modern flat. We stayed for three nights. Two separate bedrooms, one double room en suite and one bedroom with twin beds plus separate bathroom with shower.
Beds very comfortable and the flat overlooks the River Ouse.
This was our second stay at 44 Emperors Wharf and we can't wait for next year. Excellent apartment in a brilliant location. Great views from the balcony and very comfortable beds. Secure car parking i… More
“Best Place Ever”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
We stayed here two nights and of the 3 places we rented on our trip to Europe this was my favorite. Great view, location and flat. No problems at all. Would definitely stay here again and hope to agai… More
Reviewed 20 Nov 2016
Beautiful apartment everything we needed stunning views would definitely come back again would highly recommend this too anyone… More
“Gaudi nest in Barcelona” This apartment was amazing. Views to die for and the staff were so helpful and friendly. This was a truly great find and we would recommend it to anyone who is fit enough to climb the 5 flights of stairs...although as explaine
Just returned from a lovely holiday in Barcelona staying at Gaudi's Nest. Fabulous apartment with amazing views, overlooking the Sagrada Familia, spotless and great attention to detail for a comforta… More
“Beautiful, clean, light, warm apartment in excellent location with great host.” We had a wonderful stay in Melissa's apartment. She is a fantastic hostess. Melissa provides a comprehensive folder about the apartment, local area, pubs... which was inv
Stayed at the 22 John Street apartment with wife and 3 kids (ages 11, 8 and 2) from 11th to 19th November. Happy with the location (Central and Picaddily line tube stations within acceptable walking d… More
“A perfect place for family holiday makers to London”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
This flat is a perfect place for family. It’s is located in a quiet area, but very convenient for sightseeing and shopping. Rooms are clean and two bed rooms are spacious enough for five of us. K… More
“Wonderful spacious apartment in ideal London location”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2012
My family of 5 (3 children) stayed 7 nights at this wonderful central London apartment. It was perfect in terms of proximity to most London attractions, it was easy to walk to most things, including t… More
“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.
“Amazing Apartment” I stayed here over the Easter break. This Apartment is so well situated. The views across the Hoe were incredible! The Apartment is an easy walk to the Town Centre and also to the Barbican which has a great night life.
This is a gorgeous holiday rental overlooking Plymouth sound. Both the ceilings and windows are unusually high, so the feeling is one of spaciousness. The kitchen was tiny, but functional, so you ca… More
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
Great flat, stunning views. Good location and extremely friendly and helpful staff and owner. Would definitely recommend :0)… More
“I could've stayed in all day and enjoyed the view!”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2016
Gorgeous apartment in a fabulous location. Really comfortable with everything one could need for a relaxing stay. I come from Plymouth and this area has iconic views of the Hoe and the sea beyond. … More
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
“Fabulous apartment in central Durham” This is a 5 star apartment very conveniently situated for the town centre. The property looks fantastic from the photos but it still managed to exceed expectations. The kitchen is well equipped and we were given
“Excellent apartment, immaculate, only minutes walk to city centre attractions.”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2016
This apartment is immaculate. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Hosts Chris and Wendy welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. Situated beautifully directly on the riverbank with… More
Thank you for choosing to stay in our Riverside apartment. We are so pleased that you found your accommodation comfortable and that our efforts to make your stay as pleasant and stressless as possible have been successful.
Kind regards Chris and Wendy
“it's just amazing!!”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
Last summer I divided my holiday into five weeks, one of them was in this lovely apartment. This week was absolutely the best. The apartment is five star. The balcony and the view were fabulous. the p… More
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words. We aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone.
Chris and Wendy
“Ideal location, with all home comforts catered for. Even better than the photographs!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
This is a well-equipped, luxurious and very comfortable apartment within walking distance of all the attractions, restaurants, shops etc. It is spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished, with plenty … More
Thank you very much for such great feedback. We are a family run business aiming to provide the highest of standards in hygiene and facilities. We try our best to accommodate any special requests to ensure a relaxed and comfortable stay.
Thank you again for your kind response.
Chris and Wendy
“Large apartment, short distance to beach, shops and restaurants” The apartment is well located and has 4 bedrooms (essentially 2 doubles and 2 singles) but there was extra bed and sofa bed available if needed.
The kitchen was well equipped and there
“Loved the apartment” 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 with a wonderful choice of lovel
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
“A Pleasant Stay”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2013
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 … More
“best views in marbella” Fantastic views in the spacious 1 bed. Had everything we needed, right in the heart ofMarbella and on the seafront even though it was a quiet complex. Both adult pools were lovely to swim in. Hundreds of restaurants and bars to
“Very relaxing and restful, right by the sea” We had a lovely fortnight here. Sitting on the patio above the beach, looking out to sea with the cicadas chirping with a nice drink and a good book was bliss. Having an almost private beach at the bottom
“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.
“Charming” The apartment was comfortable and lived up to our expectations in comfort. We did have trouble finding parking on the Rue de Four. We had to park under the viaduct every day, and there was often congestion if people were leaving or going to
“Fleur De Lys & Lanvallay turns a holiday into a honeymoon”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2011
We picked the perfect location, every morning the bedroom shutters were opened to reveal the beautiful scenery, we had breakfast looking out towards other old buildings on the river and each afternoon… More
Reviewed 16 Apr 2015
We went for a week, my husband, daughter and I and really enjoyed ourselves. The apartment was lovely and very clean. I wasn't sure how to use the bottled gas cooker because I had never used onebefo… More
“Lovely Apartment” Had a short break for 3 nigts in this apartment which was excellent. Very well appointed with everything you could need. Great for walking to the old town and almost anywhere in Palma. Restaurants, shops, taxis buses all nearby.
“Stylish, spacious and well equipped apartment in city centre location.”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2012
Stylish, spacious and well equipped apartment in city centre location.
Excellent customer service from local contact - a problem with the boiler was resolved (new boiler fitted) all within 2 hours … More
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
My friend and I have just returned from a short break in Palma and stayed in this lovely apartment. We have been to Majorca many times and stayed in Palma quite a few of those times, normally staying … More
“Amazing Apartment” The apartment is amazing, clean, spacious and with a fantastic view. It is located right in the centre of Galway City so you can walk to everything.
My only complaint would be the level of service that we received. On arriving in
“Satisfaction in Mr.Arhun s heaven” We were there very happy with our family .The location and the serrvice by Mr.Arhun was fantastic. Our satisfaction was first priority of Mr Arhun .Shortly we were very happy and we can highly recommend
The apartment is very clean and well equipped and very comfortable. Four adults (two couples) stayed with plenty of room and privacy. Would certainly recommend this apartment and Lapta Pines. A big t… More
Thank you so much for your nice review. We always try to clean our property to a high standard. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for booking again for 2015.
Reviewed 27 Mar 2016
The owner of this property certainly knows how to look after their guests. We were welcome with a more then ample "welcome pack", easy to follow instructions on all utilities, strong flowing hot water… More
We are so glad you liked your stay in our property and we would like to welcome you to stay at any time you like again. Thank you very much for such a great review.
We stayed at Arhun's apartment for a week in May, with our three small children and had a wonderful holiday. The apartment itself is very clean and spacious and has everything that you might need whi… More
Thank you for your lovely comments and many thanks for leaving our property clean and tidy. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with your lovely children and will look forward to seeing you again.
“Relaxing Holiday” This is a comfortable apartment that we have stayed in before. All the self catering facilities you could hope for in the kitchen.. Perhaps a gas lighter would be good. Nice pool and plenty of sunbeds. Only 10-15 min walk to nearest
We stayed at the apartment for two weeks. It was clean, comfortable and had everything you could need. There was also clean linen and towels delivered half way through which was great.
Great location… More
Reviewed 6 Mar 2013
I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone. It is a new, very nice place to stay with everything you might need while you are there. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine - nice! The owners w… More
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your stay. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at our apartment and have taken note of your comment about the lack of wi-fi. We have recently installed wi-fi and cable TV service in the apartment, which will make it more convenient for our guests to access the internet, etc., and to have more options for TV when at the apartment. Thanks for the suggestion!
“Central Location, Fantastic Views”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2013
Centrally located apartment, just 5 mins. walk to train station and 10 mins to bus station. (Lagos has very good access by bus/train to interesting areas along the Algarve.) The apartment itself is v… 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
“Fantastic Apartment - Excellent value for money” Great Couple of days . Parking a real bonus. Apartment finished to a very high standard and
everything is catered for, a real home form home. Steve the owner very welcoming.. Great central location
We stayed here for a few days over new year with our 2 young children and my wife's parents. The house was beautiful, finished to a very high spec with enough room for us to enjoy without being crowde… More
“A weekend to remember and one to be repeated!”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2013
Booked this apartment to celebrate a special Birthday with 3 generations of family. It looked lovely on the internet but when we got there it was even better! Very spacious, well equipped and luxuriou… More
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
Best stay ever!
We had a very warm welcome. The owner was very Kind and helpfull.
The house is perfect, very clean and well equiped.
Perfect stay… More
“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
“We had a wonderful time.” Great place. Great location. The apartment is located in a beautiful place. The serenity, charm, and its immaculate cleanliness is the ideal place for a state of mind to stay connected
with the beauty of the place we visi
“A great appartment with a great review” The booking experience has been excellent Mr Sandrini came back to us as soon as we emailed him, cant fault the communication.
The appartment is as good as the photos and we were surprised at how large the ba
“Perfect !!! Much, much more than anticipated *********”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2013
Apartment was much more than anticipated.. Comfortable, cosy, relaxing and Chic !!
All mod-cons... Satelite TV, Wi-Fi, full size fridge & freezer, ironing board, iron... AND Washing Machine. What a… More
Hola Thanks for Coming & Hasta la Proxima
“Brillant place to stay.”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2016
Fantastic appartment all you need for a comfy stay.very clean.would defiantly stay again.the owner is a realy nice guy nothing to much.… More
Hola ! Welcome You all Again in The near Future
Reviewed 7 Dec 2016
We (2 adults and small child) had a perfect stay at malibu park! The apartment was high standard, modern and very clean. Made to feel very welcome by Julian (Sandrini family) with an added touch of a … More
Hola, all Pefect. Thanks ! Hope to Welcome, You all again in the Near,Future
“Spot On.” Lovely, spacious, well equipped appartment in great location. Good size pool, with plenty of spare loungers! Just about walking distance (20 mins) to the beach (with children of 10 &11), through the natural parks alongside the beaches. Would
“Wonderful Los Famingos apartment” We stayed 6 nights in October.The apartment has all you need and more.The views are amazing,you can see Gibralter on most days as the sun always shines in this part of Spain.
Marbella and Puerto Banus are a very shor
“Lovely apartment, great location.” Very friendly host bought us a coffee before showing us to the apartment .It is a lovely apartment, very clean and modern.It is well equipped and has a lovely feel about it.
The location is superb, right in the h
The cosy and cute apartment was very comfortable and met our needs in Lisbon. It is close to public transportation and the tram stop of Tram number 28 that goes through the Alfama district. This ride … More
Reviewed 9 Oct 2012
...we lived in alfama just for few days end september...but that's enough to say it was worthwhile. lovely accomodation, wonderful location just in the atmosphere of real, antique, living Lisbon. All … More
“Spot On” Perfect location at the best end of Playa D'en Bossa beach!
Steps away from Ushuaia and Bora Bora with lots of bars, restaurants and supermarkets nearby.
The apartment is ideal for four, has a kitchen, lounge, dining table but best of
“comfortable, clean with everything for a relaxing holiday.” The unit was everything I expected and the owners are very welcoming and helpful. Little touches in the unit such as information on local food outlets, attractions around Melbourne, a street
“an amazing place to stay,right next to the beach” the appartment is luxurious, every thing you need is there,you can walk to the beach and to Marbella,which is a brilliant walk an you can stop and enjoy a drink on the way.
“Great Apartment in York” This one bedroom apartment has everything you need for a break in York. It was very clean and had everything you required for your stay. The apartment has its own outside seating area within a lovely garden area, ideal for a d
“Fantastic, modern apartment in terrific location”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2012
Had a fabulous long week-end. Apartment is lovely, clean and modern, everything we needed and in a superb location.
Really glad we took the bikes, didn't realise York and the surrounding area was so … More
Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the cycling and the apartment - look forward to seeing you again!
“Brilliant apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2012
Apartment was very well equipped and very secure. Centrally located for all city centre amenities. Free parking and only 2 minutes from restaurants and shops. We were greeted on arrival by Rachel who … More
Thanks for your review - glad you had a good time in York and you enjoyed staying in our apartment.
“Excellent for short break”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2011
The apartment is of a really high standard as specified in the website information. The location is fantastic and only a few minutes from the city centre. A great base to combine Christmas shopping wi… More
Hi - Thanks for your review and also for your repeat booking! Regards Carol