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.
“Fabulous!” lovely, clean and modern place to stay in Chester. Took us 5 mins to walk to the shops. John made everything easy for us from booking to arriving. We will be returning. Highly recommend.
“Spacious, well-equipped and in a very good location”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
This apartment was one of the best places we have stayed. Each room was spacious. The kitchen was very well thought out, well equipped and a welcome pack including bread, butter, and milk was useful. … More
Reviewed 27 Jul 2015
The apartment was lovely and spacious, clean and modern. It was exactly what we required and would love to stay here again. The owners left a welcome pack which we thought was a nice touch. The city c… More
Reviewed 27 Jul 2015
thank you so much John for the provisions left, makes travelling so much easier when basic groceries are left.The apartment was close to everything and very spacious.clear directions on how to use app… More
3 bedroom house + attic in a lovely villa with swimming pool, children play garden, multi-sports area. Ideal for families seeking relaxation within easy reach of all Lisbon's attractions and facilities. …see more
“Excellent villa and facilities” The Villa was as describes, nice quiet location, easy access to parks. Facilities really nice, was handy to have a guest food pack - especially if you are on a late flight.
Very nice patio furniture - much nicer than
We were so very impressed with this villa! You don't even really have to leave the house! The decorations and personal touches throughout are just lovely. Its so convenient with everything you need--a… More
“Your questionnaire asked 'what could we do to improve?' We struggled to think of anything...................”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2011
I just want to say thanks for making the whole experience so easy, so friendly and so comfortable. Your villa is fantastic in every way. It would be easy to spend the entire holiday in it relaxing i… More
“Beautiful Home and Wonderful Owners”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
I am a Central Florida resident who stayed here over Memorial Day weekend with family and friends. Property looks exactly like the pictures. Pool and jacuzzi very nice. Well decorated. Lots of sma… More
This beautiful Arabic designed townhouse is situated on the lovely El Sultan complex with beach, supermarkets, cafés, buses, taxis and the spectacular sand dunes of Corralejo just around the corner. Spectacular large private roof top terrace with sea and volcano …see more
“Excellent holiday accommodation” Very well equipped modern relaxing accommodation. Quiet village, but with a very pleasant walk into Melrose town centre. Quaint garden with lovely sitting areas.
We had a lovely short break at Orchard Cottage which was very clean and comfortable with a spacious living area;ideal for socialising or to just spreading out and relax.
The cottage is in a really p… More
“Top class - 5 star cottage”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2013
This is a beautiful cottage to stay in. We received a warm welcome and found that every need was catered for in this lovely house.
The owners have thought of everything. Finished to a very high stand… More
“Stunning cottage in beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2013
My family (2 adults and 2 kids) stayed in orchard cottage for new year and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The cottage is tastefully decorated throughout and definitely has the wow factor. Everything we … More
“Lovely place to stay” 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 thank you to owner Arhun.
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 recomme… More
We are very glad you liked your stay and hope to see you soon.
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.
The Granary Suites, a rebuilt grain mill, complete with mill races running underneath, offers holiday accommodation, with self-catering two bedroomed apartments on the River Corrib, with breathtakingly beautiful river & sea views, conveniently located in the heart o …see more
“Great location, great apartment!” We stayed there in July and were initially dubious that this apartment could look like it did in the pics. We were so wrong! Amazing flat , overlooking the sea. Totally in the heart of everything. Supermarket next do
“A lovely quiet place to relax” This apartment is in a quiet spot, but only 5 minutes walk to the town. It has every amenity you could need fro a holiday, the owner has thought of everything. The apartment is modern, and clean and the balcony is lovely
This is the second time we have stayed in this apartment, my husband and our two grown up children.
We love it. It's very clean, modern and well appointed. There is air-conditioning, two toilets, ple… More
“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
“Great Apartment and Host” If you're looking for a comfortable apartment for an extended stay in Boston, consider this one. It's at least as nice as it looks in the photos.
You get the entire unit -- it's spacious, nicely furnished and has an effici
The apartment is the best equipped I have stayed in. Comfortable and spacious it offers an excellent base to explore Boston. Being based in Charlestown offers the opportunity to explore a fascinating … More
“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
“Amazing apartment for everyone” I stayed in this apartment for a weekend in June and can honestly say it is the best property I have ever stayed in. Patricia the owner was so helpful and friendly, she has catered the apartment to everyone down to ever
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
Eagle House is directly on the sandy beach of family friendly Viking Bay and we endeavour to make your stay memorable for all the right reasons! All you need to do is get here and enjoy your stay.
A gentle note when booking please let us know whether you need one bed …see more
“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
“Very nice place ot location, well kept appartment and owner was exceptional for providing help;” Great location. Nice owner that was very helpful. Very clean appartment and well furnished. Walking distance to many great locations.
“Wonderful” Having just returned from a 10 day holiday in this house, all I can say is - it was wonderful. There was plenty of room for myself, my son & his family. Upstairs, the outside balcony was huge. Everything you could think of was provided -
“Extremely comfortable and well equipped” The owner was kindly there to meet us on arrival and show us around. There was complimentary tea, coffee, juice and milk which was welcome since we'd had a long journey. The apartment was clean, tidy and recent
“comfy, clean and welocming apartment just walking distance from bath centre”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2011
me and a friend stayed at the apartment for two nights over a weekend,
the beds were warm and comfy, and the area that the apartment is situated is very quiet, we wasnt disturbed once
no hassle, and… More
“A lovely Garden Apartment”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2012
A very impressive location, this garden apartment was lovely and had everything needed for our 4 night stay. The owners gave great advice on all the amenities and where to shop locally. The parking wa… More
“Mike Moss more than helpful and friendly and it was very handy for the Bath Graduation.”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2012
Easy to walk in to town and lots of shops nearby and good restraurants.… More
“So good I think I'll buy one !!” Not much more I can say than in the title, Dawn was exemplary to deal with as with every experience I have had renting off her or Owners Direct but her apartment was better than most as it really did cater for the kids
I cannot recommend this apartment highly enough. Everything from the decor, the facilities and the location are first class.
Right from the beginning when booking I knew we had made the right choice.… More
“Perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2012
From the beginning Dawn made it an easy and comfortable experience.
This is definitely the place you want to stay in Dubai. The apartment is very well located, spacious and its price is very afforda… More
“Stop looking for perfect condo to rent - this is it.”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2011
I visited Dubai beginning December, 2011 for a conference. I travelled with 2 friends and preferred to stay in a condo instead of hotel. I did extensive research on many many websites looking for co… More
“Outstanding apartment, location and Host!!!!!” This was our first time renting an apartment when on vacation and we Could not ask for a better experience because of Mario. He met us at the train, clearly explained everything we needed to know about th
Excellent location, wonderful apartment that was even better than it looked online, caring and attentive owner. We have stayed at many different places over the years and this was truly top notch. The… More
thank you for the excellent review! Also thanks for the advice, given I don't use the microwave I didn't think to it ... thanks again for all, hope to meet you again, Mario
“Our favorite memory of our European adventure”
Reviewed 30 May 2013
From the moment we stepped from the train in Florence until we regretfully had to leave this amazing apartment, we felt cared for & surrounded by the best of owners in the best of accommodations. It w… More
Dear S., thank you so much for your fantastic review, your description matches what really moved me while restoring to the past ages the property. Thank you again, all the best, Mario.
“A room with two excellent views”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2013
As if Florence isn't enough, I would go as far as to say that this luxury apartment is reason in itself to visit this beautiful city.
Mario, our gracious landlord, greeted us from the taxi and we c… More
Thank you so much, this is the main reward I was thinking to when hardly was restoring this house. To share is even better than to own.
Lovely fairly spacious apartment with everything you need. Very clean and comfortable and handy for attractions. Moira the owner was very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend and would return … More
“Lovely well equipped flat in central Edinburgh”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2013
I really enjoyed my stay in this cosy flat in thie heart of Edinburgh . The flat had everything to make my stay perfect and I really appreciated the soulful decor , the fast Internet connection and mo… More
Reviewed 16 Feb 2016
A superb- 'home from home' apartment in Edinburgh. Ideally situated- just a 5 minute walk to the Grassmarket area, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. The apartment is beautifully decorated and is wel… More
“Absolutely fantastic villa and an even better host!” We organised a hen do for 12 ladies in May 2014 and the villa could not have been more perfect.
We arrived and within minutes had a glass of champagne in our hands courtesy of Simon. Despite the f
I came to Marbella Hideaway for my hen do in a group of 14. Technically the villa only slept 12 but Simon was more than accommodating and even brought in extra beds to cover for my mistake. The house … More
“Total luxury - felt like a celeb!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014
I came with a group of 14 for my sisters hen do. Simon the owner was amazing at helping me organise transfers, cheeky butlers, a stripper, nights out and was always efficient at getting back to me. Th… More
“Amazing - best holiday and wedding venue ever!!”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2013
Absolutely amazing!!! The perfect venue for the perfect holiday and wedding!! Great location, fantastic pool, amazing garden!
We've just got back from our wedding week here and couldn't be happier wi… More
“Perfect spot for rest seekers” We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks. Great for relaxing and for a dive in your own good size swimmingpool (lighted in the evening). The house is clean and well cared for. The garden, with a wall around, gives you a lot of
“absolutely stunning. Couldn't have had a better stay here”
Reviewed 1 Mar 2012
First, I have to say that this is the most stunning villa in all respects. As someone who has a rentals business in Portugal offering top end villas, I am an extremely fussy customer (and our seven w… More
“Unforgettable vacation at perfect casa Lagoas” We traveled with family and friends with 2 children for two weeks. It was the best decision to choose this villa for our vacation. We're gratefull to Antonio and his team for hospitality and help. Casa L
“Immaculate Villa & everything you would need! Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
We arrived & was welcomed & shown around the Villa. It was far better than what the pictures showed & had everything you could need from all the kitchen utensils you would need to outdoor pool inflata… More
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
The house was beautiful, situated within a compound of other villas at the very end. The pool was absolutely fantastic, and the gardens surrounding the property were completed and maintained to a very… More
Immaculate ground floor apartment on the Promenade des Anglais sea front.
This one bedroom air conditioned apartment does not have a sea view but has a front entrance on the Promenade des Anglais sea front and a rear entrance (Ave de la Californie) with great amenities …see more
Q1 Resorts, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, apartment has 150 sq meters area, Ocean View, Free Wifi, Foxtel, Underground Secure Carpark
NOTE: WHAT YOU SEE IN THESE PICTURES ARE EXACTLY THE APARTMENT YOU WILL BE STAYED.
Guarantee Ocean view and actual photos taken from Apart …see more
Exquisite and superbly fitted one double bedroom flat, Zone 1 in Central London. Cleaning and maintenance are to the highest standard. This is a real home-from-home with every detail attended to by the owners, who keep a sharp eye on the whole operation. Within walki …see more
“Modern, perfectly clean and with a gorgeous view” We stayed two nights in The Coach House with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage seemed recently refurbished and was impeccably clean. The view from the top floor (where the kit
Great place to use as a base to explore Bath. Very comfortable accommodation, £8 taxi ride into Bath and excellent recommendations in the letting folder.… More
Thanks for writing and so pleased you enjoyed the Coach House. We are lucky to be so close to Bath and yet have the views and countryside around us. Hope to see you again.
“Wonderful quiet place to stay”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2015
Our second year there at this time of year. It is great place to stay, the walk along the towpath is a great beginning and end to a relaxed day in Bath. For our first night the housekeeper provided a … More
Thanks Kasia and pleased we are tempting you back again :-)
Our new food offering is proving to be very popular - we hope to continue and expand this, so we are very pleased you enjoyed it.
See you next year!
John and Jane
“Excellent cottage, great location”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2016
In a very peaceful location with fab views to the rear , the Coach House was comfortable ( super comfy beds) , warm and spotlessly clean . We really appreciated the welcome pack ( Easter eggs and ho… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay over Easter and thank you for the review, much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon.
John and Jane
“Fantastic!” A beautiful place to be, in the very silent hills near the nice and busy city of Retymno. A car is needed. The house is large enough for 6 people, and has all you need for a very realxing holiday.
Well-appointed comfortable home with relaxing terraces and pool. A great place to use as a base from which we (5 "mature" women) would branch out east, west and south for daily trips. As the designate… More
Dear Carol, thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for taking the time to write such great things about our Villa and services! We hope to see you again on your next trip to Crete!
“Perfect short break” Thanks to Terrance and Annette
Terrance got in touch within couple of hours of booking and confirmed our arrival time
They were welcoming and went through with us everything about the cottage and surrounding area.
Cottage was v
“Fantastic facility, modern and cosy. Hot tub is amazing.”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2016
Sailaway is in a fantastic location and is very well presented. the owner was extremely friendly and helpful and the welcome basket is a lovely touch. The mod-cons make it a lot of fun as well as bein… More
Reviewed 26 Oct 2016
Not what I was expecting! Our idea of holiday heaven is sitting in a private cabin chilling with a glass of fizzy bubbles whilst relaxing in the hot tub - and during the day when the water temperature… More
Dear Mrs R Jackson
We were very surprised to read on trip advisor of your experience at Sailaway as you said nothing of your complaint whilst staying at Sailaway or at your departure.
We have recently invested in a new top of the range hot tub which was installed along with new decking and lighting a couple of weeks prior to your stay. This model of hot tub is totally different to the previous one. On installation we were supplied and trained on the use, maintenance and health safety. This particular model is nothing like they were 15 years ago, the jets are much more powerful and give a massage as well as heating the water at a higher temperature.
We take great care to ensure our guests have a delightful, relaxing and safe stay with us, and , take pride in providing 99.9% of our guests with a memorable stay as you can see from our previous reviews.
As for the parking we have an allocated space for our guests in front of our office - at the front of the house.
Terence & Annette.
“Relaxing and healthy winter sun holiday in a beautiful setting” We love El Soto and have been going there for holidays at least 5 times since 2009. What particularly attracts us is the friendly price (for winter season) and excellent sport facilities
Myself, husband and three children thoroughly enjoyed our 11 day break. We were impressed by the hospitality in the club house and Kudo and nothing was a bother for anyone involved. The apartment wa… 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
“A Beautiful Sanctuary, Amazing Amazing Amazing!” I couldn't be more truthful in the beauty of these apartments..There was three of us and we had the 3 bedroom apartment ( it's more a house ), so clean, roomy and so close to the beautiful main streets
What a wonderful apartment and a wonderful host - Valeria used to live in this apartment so it is furnished very tastefully and comfortably. Everything you need is here. The location is a little out o… 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 "MARIA" apt and do hope we will meet you again in the future! With best wishes from Valeria and Angelo
“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
“Fantastic location” Great apartment & great value - although is actually 3 bedrooms with a sofa-bed in lounge.
Location couldn't be better - walking distance of beach, shops, bars, etc.
Would stay there again.
We stayed at the apartment for two weeks and had an amazing time. The property is in the heart of Barcelona, absolutely close to everything and to public transports too.
It was a very comfortable hol… More
“Excellent position, will use it again” The apartment is exceptionally well situated 3 min's walk from Pl Catalunya, very easy to reach on foot from the Aerobus station. The street looked a bit off putting on Google maps but it is actually lovely and
we stayed in the apartment for 10 nights
we travelled with our 3 year old daughter
this was our 1st rip to barcelona and we absolutely loved it. the location was very important , the apartment i… More
“Excellant location and extremely helpful owner”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2013
The apartment could not be in a better location, it is around 30 secs from Placa Espanya and a 15 min walk from the bus station.
The apartment was very clean when we arrived and had all the things we… More
“Central Location, great value for money”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2012
Stayed for 5 nights at the end of July with 2 friends. This apartment was perfect. It had a fully equipped kitchen and the beds were comfortable. Towels were supplied and the apartment was clean. We w… More
“Fabulous house in a fantastic location” 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 bothered by
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 hi… More