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.
“Lovely Memories to take home with us..” The facilities at Westdene were great, the best way of describing it would be you had packed everything including the kitchen sink arrived and anything and everything we could have needed was there.
“Perfect, home from home, ideal location, quiet yet close enough to everything you will need.”
Reviewed 21 May 2013
Our recent trip to Brighton was an extended Birthday celebration with my partner and a group of friends and family. Rose (the property owner) was extremely helpful and accommodating from first contac… More
“Excellent break over the festive period, lovely sea location”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2013
First class accommodation, the house was beautifully equipped with everything we needed when travelling with 2 young children. House feels spacious and very tastefully furnished. The stove in the lo… More
“Fantastic villa and location - lots to see and do” A beautiful, spacious, very Tuscan villa with very helpful owners. We were a family party with teenagers and could either relax in the villa or pool, or visit the many fascinating places (and restaur
we had a fantastic stay at fishmans cottage very clean and every thing we needed , plenty of places to eat good walks, and places to visit , I would recommend this place to anyone,we loved it and will… More
“Lovely stay for family in cottage.”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2016
Comfortable stay for family of 2 adults & 3 children. Great location, lovely walks in local area & around marina. Close to several supermarkets & pub 2 mins walk away serving great meals.… More
The apartment is really great. It's well furnished and very spacious. The welcome pack on arrival was very welcome and the Christmas tree a real delight. The views of the seafront and the starlings is… More
“Not bad” We met up here for a family reunion. The villa was perfect for our needs. Nothing extravagant, but nothing bad either. Beautiful beach and walking distance to convince store and restaurants. But you will need a taxi to get to grocery store a
“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
“Wonderful stay across from the beautiful beach” Giuseppe, the owner, speaks fluent English and he is a delightful host, very helpful in directing us to local attractions and always ready to help. The apartment is spacious, very clean and we stayed wi
We rented a very good apartment (Green) in Francavilla for 10 days (two adults and two children (6 and 10 years old). The apartment was perfect for our family, newly renewed, clean and beautiful and … More
Thank you for the nice review. We hope see you and your family again in one of our apartments.
“A fantastic time in Francavilla!”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2012
Giuseppe's hospitality and concern for his guests was evident immediately to us upon arrival in Francavilla. We were lost and phoned him, and within a few minutes he came to us and escorted us to the … More
Reviewed 19 Oct 2011
It's the more nice and clean apartment that I have visit in all my travels. It's just few steps from the beach, and I have had a fantastic holiday in Francavilla al Mare.
The owner is a very kindly … More
Thank you very much for the nice review. I hope to have you again soon as guest in one of my apartments
“set in aperfect location and beautiful apartment” just a short walk to the beach front, if you turn left it is a 10 mins walk to Peuto Banus, if you turn right it takes you to San Pedro, which is all paved ideal for prams, scooters ect.
“Excellent apartment in secure well established/maintained complex with first class amenities”
Reviewed 15 Nov 2011
My wife and , I along with our daughter, son-in-law and lively 2 year old grandaughter stayed for a fortnight and had a super holiday. The apartment block was easy to find and there is secure dedicate… More
Reviewed 8 Nov 2011
The apartment is fantastic. It is very spacious and in a lovely area. We visited in June and the complex was quiet which meant that the beautiful pool area and gardens were far from busy. The apart… More
“Absolutely fantastic place to stay!!!!” Best place we stayed in the whole 6 weeks we were in the UK. So spacious, fantastic location, a real home away from home. Would highly recommend it for anyone visiting Edinburgh.
The owner was very helpful and friendly and made us feel at home. A great place would highly recommend. … More
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - hope to see you again
Reviewed 18 Nov 2014
A lovely apartment with amazing views. Castle on one side, sea on the other. It is very well situated. We found we didn't need the car. We walked everywhere, and there was loads to see and do. We visi… More
Thank toy for taking the time to review - look forward to seeing you and the family again soon
“Lovely modern appartment with fabulous views.”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2014
We stayed here during the Ryder Cup in September and had an unforgettable 3 days in Scotland. We were contacted by the owner Craig prior to our arrival with instructions for entering the appartment an… More
Thanks for leaving this lovely review - hope to see you again
“Relaxing, breathtaking views, great location” Property was just as described. Home was in a great location, 2min walk to the beach, grocery store nearby, many restaurant options all within walking distance too! House had everything my family needed
Having stayed in many places in the Algarve, this property was the most enjoyable. If you're looking for a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of apartment living, this authentic beach ho… More
“excellent” Best Villa we have stayed in and been back 3 times..couldn't afford it this year but hoping to go back in the very near future. it's everything you could ask for..great location lovely bar beautiful inside and out..and Sebastian very frien
“Gorgeous villa within easy walking distance of everything.”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2012
What an amazing villa. We stayed here with family aged 1-45 years and had a great time. The villa is well equipped and is one of the best we have stayed in. It is big so you don't feel like you are… More
“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.
“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
“Super place to stay” Everything that everyone has written about this place is true. Vilim is there to greet you on arrival at the apartment, fill you in on everything you need or want to know, give you a quick guided tour of the area and, we are sure
We loved meeting Vilim and staying in his family apartment. The location is excellent watching the cruise ships and superyachts come and go and its a very easy walk along the water to a number of bea… More
“Lovely house, great location” Can't fault house, everything was perfect, Richard was very approachable and informative. We had no reason to contact the owner when we arrived but he was very approachable and would not have hesitated contacting him if
We stayed here with another family (so four kids aged 6-9 years) and would highly recommend the house. Sufficient space for us all, with good communal areas (lounge / dining room / kitchen). Having a … More
Reviewed 24 Jul 2016
Fantastically refurbished Victorian townhouse literally 10 minutes walk from York city centre. Visited with family for short break, two boys aged 13 & 9. House met all our expectations and is accurat… More
Had a lovely weekend away with hubby and our friends. The appartment had everything we needed and more, we were able to sit back and relax in the home comforts. The apartments querky layout was very d… More
Reviewed 8 Apr 2016
Superb apartment! lovely and clean with a perfect location in the centre of York, couldn't ask for more… More
“High Standard as usual”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2015
We have stayed several times at both Sandra's lovely apartments, they are so comfortable, homely, clean and have everything you need. They are located in an ideal spot only 3 minutes walk away from t… More
“This was the perfect place for us.” We had a great weeks stay at Archer House. Instructions to reach the apartment were easy to follow.
After being on the move, staying in hotels for a number of weeks it was terrific to have our own little pad. The
“Love this appartment, perfect for a couple, close to the river and central London.”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2015
What impressed us about Archer on Thames was the reality far exceeded our expectations. The owner's description and photographs given on the Trip Advisor site were very accurate but the reality was ex… More
“Can't wait to return”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2014
Just returned home after spending 5 nights in Annabel’s lovely apartment.
Having read the other reviews we had high expectations... and we have to say it didn't disappoint.
We travelled by ca… More
“Brilliant start to our UK holiday.”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2014
Archer on Thames was the first holiday rental on our first UK holiday. Soon after booking Annabel had contacted us to provide all the information we nervous newbies would need to comfortably travel f… More
“Excellent Accomodation” The Penthouse is an exquisite, comfortable and spacious apartment in an extremely convenient location. all amenities you could possibly require were at hand. The Host Lorrena was a pleasure to deal with , I can wholeheartedly r
The Penthouse is spacious. We received it very tidy. It has a good tv, and plenty of CDs. The furniture, the carpet, beds... are in very good condition.
The building has restaurant, concierge and… More
“Amazing accommodation - could not fault it!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
From the minute we booked the owner was very helpful, and Debbie who looks after the apartment is so lovely and couldn't do enough for us. Between them they've thought of everything you could need for… More
“Super accommodation ideal for large party wanting to chill”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
Spacious living accommodation for relaxing together with added bonus of kitchen, dining and lounge area including a large balcony, located together so everyone can participate.
Very well equipped and… More
“Top drawer accommodation - amazing location” This is an excellent place to use a base for your Cape Town adventure. A beautiful apartment in an excellent and very secure location, just a few minutes walk from the bustling V&A waterfront. Secure on-sit
Had a fabulous holiday in 104 Altmore, the apartment is really lovely and has everything to make you feel at home.The complex is very clean and has 3 lovely pools and is very secure. Lionel who checke… More
“Beautiful apartment in an ideal location”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2016
My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to stay at this wonderful Waterfront apartment for 2 weeks over Easter. The rooms are light and spacious and every possible convenience is provided. Not only was … More
“Beautiful apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2014
We stayed at Altmore 104 with our two children (9 & 14), the owner Richard was great to deal with and he has equipped the apartment out really well. The apt is in an excellent location on the V&A wat… 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,
“Perfect cottage in an idyllic location” We were two young couples looking for a perfect weekend away- and this cottage delivered 100%. Some advantages were parking, location, thatched roof, decor, tactfully dated but with all mod cons. We couldn't hav
“Amazing house, perfect location” We spent five days exploring Amsterdam by foot. The area is quiet and central. Everything you need is within short walking distance; shops, cafes, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets. The interior is beautiful and prac
Fabulous house in the heart of Amsterdam. The location is perfect to explore by foot, bicycle, tour bus, train or boat. Access to all is within a block or two. Wonderful restaurants are near by and… More
“Great place in a brilliant location would return tomorrow”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2013
We just loved this former Merchants House, which was homely and offered every facility you could want. It was a great place to return to after walking around Amsterdam all day. The kitchen is has ever… More
“most amazing week in Amsterdam”
Reviewed 1 Jun 2013
We had the most amazing week in Amsterdam. We were met as planned. He was very helpful with explaining the set up & orientating us in the neighbourhood . We adored the house. The stairs are a little … More