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 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
We had a great time when we stayed at the old workshop. The caretaker could not have been friendlier and the welcome bottle of wine was very nice. Would definitely recommend and we would love to visit… More
Glad you enjoyed it and found us friendly. We try to be! :-) Hope to see you again soon. John and Jane
“Excellent rental house”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2014
Very comfortable, well equipped property in a quiet village just outside Bath. Ideally situated for travel into Bath (bus stop just outside house) and also for touring around the countryside.
Glad you enjoyed the property and thanks for the review!
“Really Good, Perfect Retreat After Hectic Shopping Trip”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2014
Group of 4 Stayed, Both rooms were set out as double's, Good to have seperate bathrooms for both rooms to use.
Lovely finish to the whole place, welcome pack was.. Welcome, loved the views from mai… More
Nice to hear you enjoyed the Old Workshop and the Xmas market. It was really great this year - even better than before, we thought. We think it's nice to retreat to a quiet spot after the hectic bustle of Bath, so we are glad you found the same :-) Same time next year? :-)
“Great location, luxury flat” I stayed at Jan's flat with my partner and daughter for two nights last week. We thought we knew what to expect on arrival as the photos demonstrate that the flat is nicely laid out and well-equipped but wow! The photos do
A perfect gem! Jan the owner was friendly and was always available with answers. The apartment had everything needed for a wonderful stay. Modern, clean and well furnished. Easy access to everything… More
Reviewed 13 Mar 2015
We loved this apartment and did not want to leave. It was perfect for us and we could not have asked for a better place to stay whilst we mixed business with pleasure! The furnishings, furniture and e… More
“outstanding vacation home”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2016
really beautiful apartment spacious bright finished beautifully easy access to public transportation the owners are wonderful, very helpful and accommodating would highly recommend we hope t… More
Thankyou for your lovely review. I hope you had a wonderful first visit to Wales and I hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards. Jan
Didn't want to leave this great place. It is in a great location and is so easy to live in, the quiet area of Kemptown is very cool. Parking was invaluable. Well equipped, clean and comfortable with a… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, and I thank you all once again for leaving the property so clean and tidy.
Would love you all to return one day at a reduced rate.
Happy new year
Reviewed 8 Aug 2016
very nice place to stay, very comfortable and quiet, 15 minutes away (walk) from Brighton Pier, a lot of shops nearby. Large living-room and ensuite master bedroom.
definitely an excellent housing an… More
Thank you for your review Marie, it was a pleasure meeting you and your family and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Brighton.
Andy and Lorrae.
“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
“Truly Amazing!!” I stayed at Beach View with my extended family and 2 small children. We all had high expectations and Beach View certainly exceeded even those. We loved every bit of this family friendly, luxury accommodation from the amazing sea view
We stayed as a family of 8 to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday. On arrival we were greeted with a champagne welcome hamper full of goodies, a real treat. The house was very spacious and easily ac… More
We are delighted you had a wonderful time for your special occasion. We are pleased you booked through Tripadvisor. We are usually booked via a different holiday company and so there has not been much opportunity for Tripadvisor guests to stay and leave reviews but we hope this changes. We too love the view and relaxing sound of the sea but never assume our guests will be won over just by the view and location hence the 100%cotton sheeets, 3D tv,amazing power shower etc Best
“Wonderful Stay in Alghero” 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 had two small children an
“Brilliant place for a relaxed and well looked after holiday.”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2014
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. Would go b… More
Hi Jacquelien and family,
Thank you so much for being our guests. We hope to receive you again
All the best
“A great choice” chose this flat because of the unbeatable price.location is perfect near all the great sights of Athens.Good sized rooms modern decor fully furnished.Katerina the owner was as friendly and helpful as to wait for me at the station and o
Lovely apartment, really cozy, and very convenient. We walked to the supermarket, the bakery and did all our shopping within a few blocks from the apartment. The metro is practically 3 minutes on foot… More
“A once in a life time holiday experience in Cyprus” The villa was everything we could have hoped for, whilst only two of us stayed, all the amenities were top class. The visitor information folder proved really useful, well presented and provided some
My husband and I and our 24 year old daughter stayed for a week in Villa Harmony in mid-May. Having never been to Cyprus before, we selected the Villa from the hundreds of "luxury" villas available b… More
“The weekend break of my dreams!”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
Whilst working in Cyprus with the United Nations my Wife visited the island for a long weekend and after much searching I found Villa Harmony, so all booked and paid for I headed off to pick up my Wif… More
“Excellent quality villa, peaceful grounds, in Peyia”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2012
'We booked Villa Harmony at the last minute due to having to move accommodation unexpectedly, I have to say that despite the challenging start to our holiday, Villa Harmony and the service we received… 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 place to stay!"” I stayed for almost 2 weeks at the end of November. The apartment is well appointed and comfortable. There was a grocery store just down the street and I enjoyed cooking in the complete kitchen. Location of the apartment was
The apartment is fantastic, and Francesco is more than helpful! My wife and I stayed in Francesco's apartment for 2 wonderful nights! Our arrival to the apartment from Venice was delayed by a few hour… More
“Great apartment from which to explore Florence!”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2013
My mother and I stayed at this apartment for 1 week in July. We really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was very well located within walking distance of the tourist sights of Florence and to the train … More
“So glad we stayed here!”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2013
I was so happy to have been able to book this home. It turned out to be the best place we stayed in Italy! Close to everything and yet just far enough from the hustle and bustle of the major tourist a… More
“Perfect” My partner and I stayed at the Artpad for a couple of nights this month and had a thoroughly wonderful stay!
On arriving at the Artpad we were very impressed with the beautifully grand apartment. The rooms are huge with plenty of space to
My husband and I stayed in the Artpad at the end of July for 2 nights. I had high expectations from all the positive reviews so was surprised that in real life the apartment is even more amazing than… More
OOOOOOh so lovely to hear your feedback - thank you so much and I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at The Artpad. You must return one day x
“Wonderful apartment, wonderful location!”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2015
This apartment really has the wow factor, having been twice (once being for our wedding) I can say this really is better than the photographs suggest. It has the perfect location for walking out to Ba… More
It's so great to hear that your return trip to The Artpad was just as good as your first! Thank you for your lovely feedback and hope to see you back again one day soon...
“Paradise in Bath”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2015
We recently stayed here for our Christmas mini break, from start to end this place lived up to our expectations and more. Becky was so friendly and it was so easy to deal with her, she made our bookin… More
So glad you had a good Mini Christmas break with us - thanks for staying and hope to see you again this year!
“Simply Stunning” Great location for a perfect peaceful getaway. We stayed with family over New Year and had a wonderful time. The house size is very generous and with a very well equipped kitchen - large family dining area and open plan living.
Four generations of my family stayed at this property for Christmas and for our group of 8 adults, 2 children (aged 4 and 2) and a baby it was almost perfect. We all really enjoyed the views of the l… More
“SUBLIME MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE”
Reviewed 18 Dec 2013
We loved this place so much we have decided we are regularly going back. Everything in the house was top of the range underfloor heating. The Lake is unbelivable. The service of the owner Carly was… More
Sunny, how kind! Thank you so much for such an outstanding review. I do really love my lodge and I'm so pleased it shows to you and your group. I can't ask for any more than a repeat renter. Have a lovely rest of 2013 and look forward to catching up in 2014.
Best wishes to all, Carly
“Great venue for a working weekend”
Reviewed 9 Dec 2013
We use this house for our company annual planning and it works really well. It is modern, warm and has great facilities. Everything works so we can concentrate on business.… More
Hi, I am so pleased you feel that way. It seems the lodge ticks the boxes for many types of groups; families, friends and work colleagues. Great. I am happy your happy. Have a great 2013 and look forward to hearing from you again in 2014. Best wishes, carly
“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
“Immaculate and beautiful flat with all the mod cons, 2 minutes from the beach! Wow!” The owners were so helpful and welcoming and made us feel at home straight away! I can't say enough about the flat. It is all new and very tastefully and thoughtfully
We were lucky enough to be the first visitors at this newly renovated apartment. This spacious property has been appointed to a high standard throughout, close to the beach and the lovely shops of Wes… More
“Charming hosts and perfect stay !” We had a wonderful time in villa Buggina. The house is surrounded by mountains and has a beautiful view. There is everything you need to feel comfortable and like you are “at home”
The garden is nice. We spent our
We enjoyed a fantastic week staying at this beautiful house with our two young children, we couldn't recommend it enough. We met Stefano the owner in Castelnouvo who escorted us to the villa, his Engl… More
Thank you very much for coming to my property
You are a lovely family and meeting you was all my pleasure.
I'm glad to hear that you had a good time here in Italy and I really hope to see you again.
Let's keep in touch, I really hope to come and visit you in UK soon.
“Outstanding host, house and location”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2015
This beautiful cottage was the perfect venue for our week-long family holiday. It has all the facilities you need, but with a rustic feel that makes it very atmospheric. The swimming pool came in ve… More
Thank you all for coming to my property
It is always a pleasure meeting new people but it is more than a pleasure meeting lovely family like yours.
I'm glad to hearing from you that you spent good times here in Garfagnana and I really hope to see you again.
I'll wish you all the best
Reviewed 28 Oct 2014
Stefano has great English and was quick to respond to any of my questions with helpful information. The home is very clean, beds fresh, nice furniture, adequately supplied with cooking utensils and ev… More
Thank you very much Debbie,
it's been a pleasure meeting you.
I'm glad to hear that you spent a lovely time in Italy and I hope to see you again.
“Wonderful Los Famingos apartment” We stayed 6 nights in October.The apartment has all you need and more.The views are amazing,you can see Gibralter on most days as the sun always shines in this part of Spain.
Marbella and Puerto Banus are a very shor
“A lovely property” This property has everything one could want for a holiday. There are plenty of facilities in the property to allow one to live as one would at home. The property is located approximately 1.5 miles from the nearest beach which is bea
“Excellent - Immaculately kept appartment, lovely area...” This was a real surprise.....like being at home. Everything was like new and everything worked! Light and airy apartment, easy access to pool and in a lovely village.
“Why stay anywhere else in York” We started using this apartment a couple of years ago. Our requirements were a short walk to York with decent car parking and a good apartment.
We have just returned from our 6th stay, why would we consider anywhere el
“Fantastic, modern apartment in terrific location”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2012
Had a fabulous long week-end. Apartment is lovely, clean and modern, everything we needed and in a superb location.
Really glad we took the bikes, didn't realise York and the surrounding area was so … More
Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the cycling and the apartment - look forward to seeing you again!
“Brilliant apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2012
Apartment was very well equipped and very secure. Centrally located for all city centre amenities. Free parking and only 2 minutes from restaurants and shops. We were greeted on arrival by Rachel who … More
Thanks for your review - glad you had a good time in York and you enjoyed staying in our apartment.
“Excellent for short break”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2011
The apartment is of a really high standard as specified in the website information. The location is fantastic and only a few minutes from the city centre. A great base to combine Christmas shopping wi… More
Hi - Thanks for your review and also for your repeat booking! Regards Carol
“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
“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