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, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book
“Excellent apartment, superb location” My extended family and I stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks in July. We were 6 grownups with 5 kids aged 2 to 13 years. The apartment with its 5 bedrooms and 3 WCs and spacious living- and dining-rooms was jus
“Beautiful apartment in perfect location” The apartment was beautifully decorated, with excellent air-conditioning, bathroom and kitchen facilities. Views from the balconies were gorgeous.
It's located literally 2 minutes from the best beach in Taor
“Fanastic apartment in a gorgeous location in Taormina”
Reviewed 26 May 2014
What a fantastic apartment! Perfectly located down at the water in Taormina and with an amazing view! We loved getting up each morning with the sunshine and eating breakfast on the balkony. The apa… More
Thank you very much for such a nice words.
Has been a big pleasure for me have you as a guests and thank you for taking care of my apartment.
I really hope to see you again one day.
“Valeria Apartment is excellent in all aspects of what constitutes wonderful accomodation - amenities, location.”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2015
My husband and I rate our visit to Taormina as one of our best holidays ever. We travel extensively and have a broad experience of accommodation.
The Valeria apartment was very well equipped, furni… More
Thank you so much for your great feedback Patricia. 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 "Valeria" apartment and do hope we will meet you again in the future! With best wishes from Valeria, Paolo and Angelo
“Beautiful apartment short walk into city centre” Really enjoyed our two night stay in Maurice's court apartments. Not far from all the sights of york. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for that little bit extra in luxury and comfort. Co
The apartment was absolutely fantastic accommodation and perfectly located for all amenities.
Will return here every time I come to visit York and will also recommend it to friends and family when… More
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
We stayed 3 nights at Sarah's lovely apartment which is furnished to the highest standard and was beautifully clean. I'm really fussy about the bed and bedding and this was absolutely immaculate. Desp… More
“A modern, perfect apartment within a few minutes of Yorks best”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2013
Excellent all round apartment and service.
we booked the apartment on its location to start with, as it was bang in the centre, which is what we were looking for. The photos on the site looked r… More
“5***** Accomadation with viws to match.” The accomadation was stunning, the views were amazing. This tranquil location is probably the best we have ever stayed at. Everything you could wish for, like being at home, well almost. I would recomend this
What a fantastic place, lovely walks,everything you want right on the doorstep,good transport to get around ,a little gem.… More
Thank you Lynn. It was a pleasure having you and your guests in our holiday home.
“Spacious and what a view!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
We stayed with a family of four for a week in this gorgeous house. It's situated right at the seafront with only a footpath in front. The rooms a larger than one would expect in a holiday home and the… More
I am delighted you liked The Promenade. It was a pleasure to have you and your family at our holiday home.
Reviewed 30 May 2013
We have just come back from a lovely weekend at the promenade, we traveled with my Grandmother and the bungalow is perfect for anyone with limited mobility.
We especially loved the amazing view and … More
Villa Fioremar is situated in the center of Marsascala directly on the promenade, with open sea-views, private pool, indoor heated Jacuzzi and private parking. It is a minute's walk from a great variety of bars and restaurants, and all amenities. The Villa sleeps a maxi …see more
“Mrs” Had a fabulous few days staying in Roland's apartment.
Very comfortable and had everything we needed a home from home.
Roland was there to meet us and show us around .
Can't fault this apartment and really well situated in Pitlochry.
“A Great Base to Explore Edinburgh” 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 a friend so tota
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
“Lovely apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2013
The apartment is perfect for a short break in Edinburgh. It was very comfortable, bright and airy and surprisingly spacious. The location is great with George Street / Princes Street only a ten minute… More
A beautiful apartment, with a roof terrace, situated on the second and third floor of an old town house in the historic heart of Sete, one minute from the Place de la Mairie, the Gand Canal, the port, the fish market, and many many restaurants. Close to beaches also. …see more
“Beautiful apartment, would definitely come again.” I would thoroughly recommend this apartment. From the excellent organisation to the beautifully executed décor and convenient location. Sarah's high standards really pay off, thank you for a wonderf
Definitely recommended to all. Amazing apartment in an amazing location. Only a few minutes walk to The Shambles, if that, and York Minster is literally on the door step. Lovely touch on arrival with … More
“Beautiful property, great location, fabulous service”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
I was looking for somewhere to stay for a lazy weekend in York, and found this apartment. The photos looked pretty good, the location looked decent enough, and the price seemed fair.
When I arrived… More
“Fantastic accommodation - far better than a hotel!”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2013
We have just returned from a very relaxing weekend in York, staying at apartment 1, Bootham. Having previously stayed in a hotel on our last visit ( and being disappointed with it ) we were delighted … More
Ideal for families with young kids or babies as the Cottage is comfortable and the garden is safe.Ideal for couples who wants privency and piece .ideal for old couples as the location is flat and markets and restaurants are very close.Try your holidays at Calma Cottage …see more
“Bliss in the burbs!” Excellent studio with everything provided that you could wish for.a dine out card with offers.fridge stocked with milk coffee tea even wine and chocs!plenty of high quality toiletries.ideal location with light rail 10 mins walk an
Our three nights at Justin Time Studio were perfect. Toni (the owner) was such a welcoming host and gave us plenty of information and helpful hints to get around Sydney. The tram station was a three m… More
Welcome to Dinckley Lodge - our new exquisite Boutique Self Catering property, located within 8 acres of grounds of Dinckley Court. Situated directly on the bank of the River Thames with its own fenced garden with outstanding views across the river towards Wittenham Cl …see more
“Perfect- in every way.” Lady Wynd is the greatest little apartment in the most perfect location. My friend and I took our 2 teenage daughters to Edinburgh to see the Stereophonics play live at the Castle and we could not have stayed in a better place-
Met by eve at the apartment, very helpful, what can I say, gorgeous apartment, everything you could ask for n much more, decanter of whiskey, milk, eggs bread, cereal n little basket of goodies, toile… More
Thank you Paula
I enjoyed our chat. I hope you had everything you needed. Thank you for staying at my wee apartment.
Come back soon.
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
Just back from a fantastic stay in Lady Wynd Edinburgh. Highly recommend this accommodation. Central location, clean tidy and very beautifully kept apartment with everything you need. Close to shops a… More
Thanks soo much Katie. You were great guests and will always be welcome.
“Perfect for the weekend”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2016
We have used this apartment before and it is always the first place we try to get when in Edinburgh. Location is fantastic for the old town attractions and only a short walk from Princes Street but wh… More
Aww Robert, thank you so much. I was great to see you again. And yes, please come back soon , also thank you for coming all the way back with the keys. So thoughtful.
with best wishes.
Friary Coach House (AA 5 star rated) is set in 12 acres of Friary, the site of a former monastery, with spectacular views over the River Frome and surrounded by glorious Friary Wood. The historic Worth Heritage City of Bath is just 5 miles away and the delightful market …see more
“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
“Elegant Isles - An amazing stay - Heaven on Earth” This vacation trip was our third time to Orlando and this property was by a mile the best we have ever stayed in. It has a real WOW factor from the minute you enter the gates. It is spotlessly clean
A quality home from home. Exactly like it shows on the pictures. Was a pleasure to deal with all the way and communication was great. I would highly recommend this home to anyone who needs more than a… More
“A Hidden Gem in Orlando!”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2012
Had a wonderful vacation staying at Elegant Isles. Arrived to an immaculately clean and tastefully decorated condo. We loved the accommodation and the Resort which far exceeded our expectations! Have … 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.
“Brilliant place for a relaxed and well looked after holiday.” We just had a great week at Villa Romantica. Lovely house and garden, nicely decorated, very well kept. Received by the owners who also made sure there were food & drinks to get us started.
We had a wonderful week in Alghero in Villa Romantica. The house and pool were immaculately clean and it was exactly as the photos. Very welcome juice and pastries laid out by the lovely owners. We h… More
Dear beautiful and cheerful family,
Thank you for being our guests and for this pleasing words!
We'd really love to welcome you again.
All the best,
“Excellent stay.” Recently restored apartment which is spacious, nicely decorated and well equipped. It was easy to book and the owners offered us an early check-in time. Beds, linens and towels very comfortable and of good quality, as was the crockery
We spent a week in this amazing flat. As I mentioned above I have never seen spent my holiday in such a well-decorating, spotless apartment. The owners cared about every single details such as washing… More
“Fantastic apartment - very clean”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
A wonderful week in a very clean, well furnished apartment. The added extras (flowers, toiletries, tea, coffee, etc.) made it feel like home from home. Julie and Bruce were very friendly & accommoda… More
“The Perfect Place to Stay”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2013
Our warm-hearted proprietors have thought of everything. The apartment is spacious, light and bright nearly all in white. It is beautifully furnished with decorative touches in every room that make yo… More
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes.
You will love Awel Môr holiday apartment for it's relaxing sea views, spacious size, and historic sea front location. It is in easy reach of the beach and a short walk into the town of Aberystwyth.
Great care has been taken in ensuring you have a comfortable stay. Th …see more
“Fantastic apartment great location” We rented this apartment for a few days for my birthday it was in a great location and a lovely place to stay. This apartment has all mod cons with added extras like soap shower gel tea towel etc not all places do t
The flat is very nice in all respects, and for me, the location is perfect. I could not be happier with my stay and I look forward to returning......… More
“Beautiful apartment; amazingly well-equipped.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
Perfect place for an independent stay in Edinburgh. Central location. V bright, comfortable and clean. The added bonus is a kitchen which, unlike most self-catering holiday kitchens, doesn't send gues… More
“Everything you could wish for”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2013
I stayed in this flat for about 10 days in May 2013 and I felt at home very shortly after arriving. The flat has absolutely every thing you can wish for and even a month later, I still cannot fault it… More
“Fabulous modern apartment in lovely location” This apartment is fantastic. Really first class as soon as you walk through the gates to the complex, through the pretty garden and past the lovely warm swimming pool. The apartment itself is really spacio
“A wee gem in the heart of Edinburgh” I've stayed in this apartment in Lothian House several times now on business, the fact I keep coming back should speak volumes.
Always spotlessly clean and perfectly furnished, I was surprised and pleased to fi
“wonderful accomodation in the centre of Edinburgh”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
The apartment is located in the centre. Most of attractions are in walking distance. The bus to the airport stops round the corner. Every day you can easily have a nice walk in Princes Gardens, famous… More
Thank you for your review. We are very glad you had a great holiday in Lothian House and had time to explore the benefits of its central location!
“Fantastic, Great Apartment, Clean, Homely, everything you could want, and super welcome Box of groceries”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2013
We had a super time at apartment 39, we found it spotless, and Homely. the furnishings were in great order and everything that we wanted was there. The position of the apartment was ideal for us as ev… More
Wow, thank you very much for this great review! We are glad everything was to your satisfaction. We strive very hard to ensure we meet guests' expectations and it's nice to know when we are getting things right.
“Excellent Edinburgh flat”
Reviewed 7 May 2013
Fantastic flat with everything you could possibly want. The kitchen was particularly well equipped. Everything was clean and the white towels and duvet were soft and luxurious. The experience was made… More
We really appreciate your great review and value your comments and advice, thank you.
Located on Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. 5 minutes walk from the train station, 1 hour by air-coach from Dublin Airport and easy access to Dun Laoire ferry port. The ideal base for exploring the garden of Ireland (County Wicklow).Suitable for families or small …see more
“Absolutely Amazing Apartment & View” The accommodation is fantastic with all modern appliances, full "sky TV package " with the most comfortable king size bed that we have slept in. The views are truly breath taking and you are only a 10 minute walk t
We had a great time staying at Alta Vista appartment no 2. Very nice place, large and comfortabe with great facilities. Very good location with lots of things to do, even just in walking distance the… More
Reviewed 5 Apr 2014
We spent a week here and had a brilliant holiday. Stones throw from the beach, beautiful views, fully equiped with everything you could need.
Good sized rooms with comfortable beds and a good sized l… More
“Lovely aparment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2013
Lovely apartment very close to the beach and park with great views and plenty of space inside and out. Stayed in the apartment at Easter and even though the weather wasn't the best, the apartment ver… More
“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
“Excellent stay” From initial contact Mr. Theodoros and his team were wonderful hosts who went beyond the call of duty to assist with our needs and requests and for this we were extremely grateful and wish to thanks them. the villa was exactly as depic
“Beautiful house with shared pool in quiet location”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2013
We spent two weeks with our two boys, 8 and 3 years old, at Villa Orange, next to Villa Lemon, which are both similar. The boys enjoyed the beautiful shared swimming pool, which we almost had to ourse… More
“A home from home.”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
Great clean accommodation, fully equipped and some.
Quiet area but close to all amenities. Whole family enjoyed staying there and will be booking again for next year.
Secret2business … More
“A perfect taste of Corfu”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
We have recently thoroughly enjoyed a 2 week stay in Lemon Villa. The house, garden and pool are all very attractive and we had everything we could possibly need. The beds are firm and comfortable and… More
“Outstanding!” We have stayed here several times.
This is a superb apartment.
The location is outstanding......10 yds from the River Forth, brilliant views of both bridges, 5 minutes walk into Sth Queensferry village with some great pubs and restaura
“Just Fantastic” Thank you Grainne and Ken, excellent house a real home from home, the summer house was a bonus.
The house was so clean large comfy beds.
Although we spent most of the week travelling around the UK it was lively to return to after
“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!
“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.
“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
“Great Location” A very good well equipped town house in a great location for the city centre and surrounding area. Nice and clean and just right for the two of us. Spoilt for choice for restaurants bars etc, and if shopping is your thing two minutes w
Stayed here with my wife, daughter and son-in-law for a long weekend (Friday to Tuesday). A wonderful apartment with the added bonus of an integral garage and a secure parking place, taking away the w… More
hello, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and thankyou for bringing the old photo to our attention, we will get this updated and changed as you correctly say that we now have a 50" TV in place of the projector which we found was to difficult for guests to operate.
Thankyou again x
“Chester town house”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
This was our second visit this year to this brilliant town house in Chester.
Everything you need is in the house which is spilt into 4 levels, including an integral garage (with electric door) that… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review, which is much appreciated. It was lovely to have you to stay again.
“Midweek 2 night stay” We had a lovely stay at perfect for two. It's like a home from home and the location is great for Bath. There are lots of lovely walks nearby down the canal and the river and to the local pubs. Andrew was lovely and couldn't be m
Andrew and his wife have thought of everything. Andrew was very welcoming and helpful. The accommodations were well located and lovely.… More
“Perfect apartment in perfect location”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2014
Immaculate apartment in convenient location with easy access into Bath. Good pubs serving great food within a reasonable walking distance. Great for walks in surrounding countryside offering breatht… More
“This property is Perfect for 2”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
The property is exceptionally clean and well presented. Although we did not cook it is well set up for self catering. The property is well located for visiting Bath with regular bus services passi… More
“Excellent location, well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with a great view!” This was our second trip back to Cape Town within the year. We chose to return to V and A Waterfront as we loved being able to walk to many of the major sites. That is the m
“Nice flat in a good location” This is a really nice flat in a good location next to the city walls. The photos of the flat don't actually do it justice, it is a really nice place, modern and bright. It is only 10 minutes level walk to the heart of Yor
booked as a last minute break, was very pleased with booking. we wanted somewhere we could take the children one 4 and one 11 months, it was perfect very clean and comfortable will definetly recommend… More
Without a doubt, the best. A month of travels in Scotland and we were fortunate to stay here. The quality of everything was noticeable in every aspect. I do hope we can stay here again on our next vi… More
“Beautiful modern appartment, clean, comfortable and well equiped.”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2012
"Just as it says on the tin"
My husband and I stayed at the apartment with our 2 teenage children. The appartment was immaculate and very well presented. Kitchen was well equiped, like a home fro… More