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 and Easy” Myself and 7 friends stayed at Bloomsbury place for the weekend, in terms of location it was fantastic as it was so close to town and only took a few minutes to walk in.
When we arrived we were greeted with keys so access
“it feels like home!” we stayed at this place for two weeks and we felt like home. the owners are awesome people, who are willing to share their knowledge and experiences with you. gordana tought us a lot about her herbal garden and we spend a really g
Clean, spacious, perfect apartment for a big group of people. We couldn't be happier. I stayed here with my family and we were very happy with the kitchen, the veranda, and, well, everything! The owne… More
Great guests.Very pleasant people ready to communicate and to share their experiences.I had a very long and interesting chat with Jamie and his family.They are very positive and polite. Only best recommendations.
“Superb apartment, great location” This apartment is situated between Ibiza Old town and Bora Bora/Space. It's an ideal location for anyone wanting to enjoy the party scene but not stay in the thick of it, or just for a quiet holiday.
It's in a secur
We stayed for a long weekend in April and found the whole set up fantastic. Lovely flat with sunny balcony and views of the sea. Couldn't find a better place to relax. The flat was very spacious and w… More
Reviewed 23 May 2012
I would highly recommend this apartment, as well as being a great location in Playa d'en Bossa (right next to beach and a minutes’ walk to all necessary amenities it was well equipped, clean and spa… More
“Perfect spot just by the beach in very spacious and smart apartment”
Reviewed 17 May 2012
Just the ticket. Nicely done apartment - roomy and quality feel. Balcony and the whole rooftop deck and pool are great if you don't fancy getting sandy. On the other hand the beach is very close ne… More
“Great apartment in Plymouth” My family enjoyed a recent stay at the Phoenix Quay Apartment. Apartment was spotless and had everything you would need for a stay. The only thing we could find to fault this was a poor signal on the television which limit
Excellent apartment - good parking place - secure property - not to far from city centre!
great condition of the interior.… More
Reviewed 16 Aug 2014
Excellent position between the Royal William Yard, the Hoe and the shopping area. Large balcony area very relaxing and quite. kitchen, lounge,bathroom and bedrooms are very clean and well equipped. … More
“Perfectly placed upmarket apartment”
Reviewed 14 Dec 2013
We stayed here for the weekend after my son's passing out parade from Raleigh. Can't recommend it enough. Arrived later than expected due to flight delays at Glasgow, but Cathy was most accommodating,… More
“Simply Fantastic: the apartment, the views, the town and surrounding areas” What a fantastic place to stay. From the amazing views out to Sintra and Lisbon, to the peaceful setting atop of Cascais. I never write these reviews, but felt I really should
“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...
“Great experience for Edinburgh tattoo weekend” We could not have asked for anything more and had a great weekend here, a fantastic penthouse accommodation located perfectly on the beach front of portobello and just a short taxi ride to Edinburgh's Roy
“Best location” Number 1 is the location, central York, so everywhere is walkable. No need to use the car but having the on street parking included was a huge bonus. Parking is a little tight at times so if you're hiring a choice for something not too
My husband and our two teenage children stayed here on a weekend break in February.
The property is in a great location only a few minutes walk from the city centre and yet far enough away not to be … More
“Perfect alternative to a regular hotel stay” The flat was very cosy and you have much more space in comparison to a regular hotel room in London. Kitchen is fully equipped, bathroom is fine and the studio is very comfortable. The communication with Na
This is a very good modern property close to the museums and with easy transport links to all the best of London's attractions.
While small, the apartment was clean and well maintained and was much m… More
“We had a great family holiday” The apartment is very comfortable, very well equipped and clean. It is central located close to all services (metro, shops, restaurants, ...).
Communication with the owner was excellent and fast return of the deposit.
Stayed here for 3 nights with my partner who was at a training course in London. The house is very well presented and luxurious and very centrally located within a few minutes travel of all the touri… More
“A Lovely London stay with our three youn children”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2012
All mod cons comfortable flat in London, very close to amenities and Tube. Will recommend to family and friends!!… More
“Un appartement idéalement placé ,juste à côté du Vieux Port .”
Reviewed 29 May 2015
Un très bon acceuil de Claire à presque 22h .Elle connait les bonnes adresses pour aller se régaler avec les spécialités Marseillaises ,ainsi que les bonnes visites à faire . Cest appartement e… More
Merci pour ce très sympathique commentaire. Je serais ravie de vous accueillir à nouveau. Recevoir des locataires de si bonne humeur heureux de découvrir notre belle ville pourtant si souvent décriée fait vraiment plaisir.
A très bientôt
“Comfortable spacious and relaxing house in a charming town” I stayed with my partner in the first two weeks of July. The house is spacious, elegant and tastefully decorated with a mixture of modern and traditional features. The bedroom is downstairs a
“Great views and wonderful owners” We had a delightful week in villa irini. The villa is a lovely balance of homely and quality accommodation.
Vangelis was wonderful arranging for our arrival including making provision for one of us who needs a glute
Every year we visit our friends in Greece for a long weekend. We try new places to stay and places to eat. We have loved every choice they have made but I have to say, this is the first time I could… More
“A fabulous property in a fabulous location!”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2015
Our party of 3 families, 15 in total, stayed at Villa Irini during May half term. The house was gorgeous, beautifully decorated and very well appointed. We could not fault our stay there. The children… More
“Fabulous house, superb outdoor space right on the sea front”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2015
Very high spec finish throughout, huge outdoor garden and patio which benefitted from being terraced giving even more of a feeling of space, a great thing with 3 families with 9 children. The pool are… More
“A fabulous chalet in a great location close to ski lifts” We stayed here as two families with children ranging from 4-9. The chalet was amazing, very modern with great views into Morzine and views of the Pleney Slope. The chalet was short of nothing
All mod cons, comfy beds, hot monsoon showers, love the coffee machine and convenient ski to across the road.… More
“Luxurious and Practical!”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2013
Chalet Roc provided us with the perfect base for our Morzine trip. Walking into the chalet on the first day really set the tone for the whole holiday; the house is beautifully decorated with a classic… More
“Fantastic Family Skiing Trip In this Lovely House.....Recommended AA+”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2012
3 Families drove to Morzine from Surrey and stayed at this completely renovated Chalet...House !! We have always gone Club med before so wasnt sure about self catering but it was great. The owners we… More
“Outstanding and just perfect” I moved to this apartment following a week with friends in Michael and Claires gorgeous penthouse property further up the coast in Los Boliches.
They made it SO easy to move, making sure I had all I needed and wanted.
The aparment is situated in the centre of Fuengirola. Everything you need is near to you. Michael and Claire are really friendly people and very helpful too. They made our vacation so great! Heated po… More
“Fantastic rental that ticked all boxes”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2013
Apartment was large, clean and catered for all my needs. The location is close to everything including the beach, bars and restaurants and great value for money. Without doubt the highlight of staying… More
“Fantastic apartment with a fantastic service to match”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2013
Highly reccommend this apartment, great location less than 5 minutes away from beach, bus and train stations, everything you could possibly need is to be found in the apartment, and also a welcome pac… 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
“Little Tin Chapel Chester” Excellent location right on the canal.
The accommodation is superb. Everything you need. Can't fault it one bit, what a wonderful conversion it is.
Would definitely return
What a find! Chapel was fabulous, great location, cozy warm, tastefully renovated, well equipped and to top it a all a lovely Christmas tree greeted usOnly advice I'd give is to take Amy's offer of a … More
Thank you for your lovely comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay so much. I'm pleased the new parking arrangements are working out well. Will look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Amy
“Gorgeous little Gem in Chester”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2017
We had such a lovely time staying at the Little Tin Chapel, a wonderful place. We booked it so that we could go to Chester zoo, which we loved and only a 12 minute drive away. The Little Tin Chapel wa… More
Reviewed 5 Mar 2017
Stayed at the little tin chapel for a weekend with friends. The chapel is wonderful quality of fixtures and fittings of a very high standard. Rained Saturday night so a good excuse to light the log fi… 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” This apartment has absolutely everything you need. Two bathrooms for those that like their own space, great views, comfortable beds and good bars in walking distance. I can't stress enough about how lovely the owner was and how
From the start of the booking Patricia was very helpful and this continued all the way until she waved us on our way back to the airport. The apartment is even better than the pictures and we loved o… More
“Wonderful find in Dublin! Perfect location, luxury flat!”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
We stayed here with our two children (13 and 17) four nights. What a great find. The flat is spotless and modern with every amenity we could possibly need from washer/dryer to 3D television and Playst… More
Thank you for doing such a great review for us and future guests.
We are so pleased you had a wonderful time and that you felt the Irish welcome.
Great to see you took on some Irish slang too!
“Fantastic family friendly option in Dublin - I'd go back here and no where else!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
I am so glad I found Patricia through TripAdvisor! From initial contact to our final goodbye hugs she was always attentive and her lovely apartment was every bit the luxury promised! Everything was su… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this truely wonderful review.
I am so glad you enjoyed Dublin and the apartment felt like home to you all.
It is great to get some feedback and know that I have happy and comfortable guests.
Thank you for such a great heading too Best wishes Patricia
“Superb Waterfront Apartment” We stayed here during February, and the apartment was really excellent; the pictures on the Holiday Lettings / Trip Advisor website do not do it justice. Beautiful high ceilings and plenty of space. We loved the location a
Great apartment with excellent views overlooking the creek. It had everything we needed and was only 2 minutes walk from several good restaurants.… More
“Fantastic apartment with great views”
Reviewed 28 May 2014
Excellent apartment with brilliant views over the creek, in a good location in the quiet resort of Senglea (Isla). Good choice of restaurants would especially recommend Enchante, Marina and Slaneys. … More
Reviewed 11 Apr 2014
We had a lovely holiday staying at this very well equipped and spacious apartment. It was everything we had hoped for and more! The views from the balconies, as others have said, are beautiful and it … More
“Christmas catch-up with family” Host Jay made us feel very welcome upon our arrival, even missing his dental appointment as we arrived later than expected.
The flat is warm, cosy and homely. We really enjoyed our stay
“The perfect 'home away from home'.” We experienced excellent service from the minute we contacted Alejandro to the minute we left the apartment. He was prompt and helpful and we felt confident that we were going to have a great experience in his apar
very modern, very clean apartment with everything you could need, central location in easy reach of public transport and supermarket very close to a couple of squares with good cafe and bars. Alejandr… More
Thank you for your lovely words and recommendation, we are looking forward to host you again soon. Best
Reviewed 10 Oct 2013
"L'appartement est très moderne, propre, bien équipé, bien ensoleillé et près des commerces. La proximité du métro et du bus nous a beaucoup facilité la vie durant notre séjour. Nous avons é… More
“Magnifique séjour dans Gracia”
Reviewed 2 May 2015
Appartement magnifique, loft à conseiller pour amis ou famille dans le quartier de Gracia, si charmant avec ses places et ses restaurants,, mais loin de la foule touristique tout en étant à deux p… More
Merci beaucoup pour votre rétroaction constructive, il est bon d'entendre que vous avez trouvé notre appartement était joliment aménagé et notre équipe a été utile. nous sommes impatients de vous accueillir de nouveau dans un avenir proche.
“Fantastic Find” My partner and I booked a last minute trip to Edinburgh, and we found this fantastic apartment online. It was exactly what we were looking for. Great location, only a short walk to the new town, and gorgeous views of Nelson's Monument.
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.
“Wonderful mews in an excellent central location.” Took my three kids to Edinburgh and stayed in this lovely, yet secluded, little house. Excellent location, with everything within walking distance.
The accommodation was clean and welcoming. All of u
“Fantastic week in Edinburgh - great house, location and amenities”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
We stayed with our three children (2, 6 and 9) - the accommodation worked extremely well. The house is well equipped and extremely comfortable. A short walk to all sorts of shops, cafes, pubs, bars an… More
“Perfect place to stay for a week in Edinburgh”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2012
We were staying in Edinburgh for one week to attend the Church of Scotland's General Assembly. & GS made a perfect place to stay - not too far from the centre of town, spacious, well equipped and very… More
“This tasteful mews house was welcoming, convenient, clean and comfortablele, quiet”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2011
My husband and I first went to the Edinburgh festival for honeymoon 41 years ago and have been going ever since, missing only a few years when our children were tiny. Consequently we have stayed in m… More
“Brilliant 2 week stay” There was 8 of us staying here for two weeks and the size of the villa was more than big enough. The rooms were all a great size too.
The location of the villa is perfection if, like myself,you are looking to stay somewhere q
appartamento ma come fosse una casetta indipendente, ristrutturata e pilutissima,paola e la sua famiglia cordialissimi ,il paese e tranquillo ci si rilassa.
posto strategico per visitare il salento c… More
Grazie Loredana....è stato un piacere avervi ospiti nella nostra casa vacanze!!!!!
“Great value for money” Apartment is very clean and equipped with everything you need while on holiday such as WiFi, hair dryer, washing machine,& iron. Apartment is situated in a great location with plenty restaurants and bars around with Los Angeles
Just back from staying here, was lovely. Great views of the pool, sea and mountains from the balcony. Apartment was clean and had everything needed, also has wifi which we could take out with us anywh… More
Hola ! Nice People all Perfect and on Time. Really hope to Welcome You, again in the Near FUTURE
Reviewed 3 Dec 2016
Апартаменты полностью соответствуют описанию. Хорошее месторасположение. Для первого посещения острова сам… More
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“NeverNever ever again”
Reviewed 18 Feb 2017
Not impressed with apartment at all,their was a terrible stench coming from bathroom,we had to keep candles burning in bathroom to try keep smell away, very dated apartment,electric sockets were hangi… More
“Top class rental flat in great location.” The flat is of highest standard and fully equipped , stylish and tasteful decorated. The rooftop terrace with an outdoor kitchen is top class with views over the mountains , the sea and the beautiful grown up
Penthouse apartment was excellent. Great location beside beach, beautiful terrace with mountain and sea views. Exactly as described. Highly recommended… More
“Very nice and well equipped penthouse”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2015
We had spend a week tin his really nice penthouse. It is worth to mention that we really liked:
- the cleanness of the penthouse
- the equipment (you will find everything you need)
- the terrace … More
“We all had a brilliant time, everything was perfect.”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2014
The apartment was everything we expected and more. My teenage son was especially impressed with the Sonas Music system, he had great fun downloading the Sonas App onto his iphone. Having any song vi… More
“A wonderful Sicilian experience” Villa Aurora is a wonderfully authentic and rustic villa with fantastic views from the spacious terrace. It is in a very convenient location with the indoor market, bakers and the main streets of Taormina no more than
Great stay in this comfortable apartment. Was just as described. Upstairs in owner's villa with modern newly fitted kitchen, wi fi,tv, dvd player and shower room. The star of the flat is the large ter… More
Thank you so much for your great feedback. We do appreciate the time you have taken to leave us your comments. At the same time we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Aurora and do hope we will meet you again in the future! With best wishes from Nino and Francesca
“A nice apartment with great owners and a lovely view”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2014
We stayed as a couple for 3 nights for our honeymoon. The owner Nino was very welcoming and often went out of his way to make our stay more pleasant.
The view onto the sea is very nice and you can … More
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your honeymoon at Villa Aurora and we really do appreciate the time you have taken to post your comments. We hope to welcome you again in the future and in the meantime send our best wishes to you both from Taormina!
“Breathtaking views. A beautiful apartment”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2014
We were very lucky to stumble upon Villa Aurora. Greeted by Francesca and Nino, we were quickly impressed by the apartment. Francesca even took the time to show us a picture of how this typical Sicili… More
Thank you so much for reviewing our property! We are so glad you enjoyed you stay. We wish you all the best and hope to welcome you again one day to Villa Aurora Apartment. Tanti saluti from Nino and Francesca