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.
“Best friends catching up” My best friend and I spent a lovely weekend in York and decided on a weekend rent rather than a hotel or B&B. It was a lovely place - very central so could walk everywhere. The owners were very hospitable and made us feel ver
Excellent property in the centre of York. This accommodation ticked all the boxes.The owners were very helpful and friendly and met us at the property to hand over the keys.The property was to a high … More
We travelled 9 people. It was plenty room for all guests.
It is a big house with spacy rooms. The bedrooms are very cosy and gives you the feeling of being in a little castle.
Also kitchen and bathr… More
“Characteful house set in beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2014
A young family of 4 (children aged 3yrs and 16 months) stayed here during May 2014. We had a lovely and memorable time at annecy. The house is beautifully decorated and practical for young children. T… More
Many thanks for your kind comments and I'm very happy that you found the house to be practical and the area to have lots to entertain your young family. It's sounds like you were kept pretty busy with all the attractions! If you are planning a trip for another year let me know in advance and I'll send you the dates for local events I think the kids would enjoy, for example the kids festival in Le Grand Bornand late August, or the Medieval Festival in Andilly (near Santa's grotto).
“Great holiday home for a large or extended family, overlooking Annecy.”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2014
Comfortable house in village overlooking Annecy. Lovely views of the town and mountains beyond from the main bedroom window and from the terrace below. Nice rear garden - good for barbecues and eating… More
Really pleased that your family were comfortable and enjoyed your summer holiday in our home, village and this beautiful area. We'd love to welcome you back at any time.
“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
“Great apartment, but noisy neighbour.” The apartment was spotlessly clean, very well equipped, and clever use has been made of the space available. The location was fantastic - with easy access to the tube and local shops. Unfortunately the neighbou
We stayed here from 21/9/16 until 2/9/16. Two adults and one 7 year old. The flat is very nice and clean although, it is small. It looks quite a bit bigger in the pictures than it actually is. The bat… More
Thank you for your review and comments. We have now replaced the sofa bed, which is now significantly more comfortable as a both a sofa and a pull out double bed.
“Perfect location, lovely apartment” Just back from a 12 day stay here, loved it, would definitely stay here again. Excellent location, minutes walk from everything and Caroline was so helpful and nice. Would recommend it to everyone.
Everything in the apartment was clean and quite spacious. Great location to beach, grocery store, and restaurants. We used free parking which was convenient. Kitchen was well stocked, we were able … More
Thank you for your great review. We do believe the apartment is in a perfect location for guests holidaying on the island, and we strive to maintain our standards and to make our guests' stay enjoyable and stress-free. We always take heed of our guests' feedback, and will be providing fitted sheets for all the beds as suggested.
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
I travelled to Malta in May 2013 as part of a wedding party. The location of this apt was ideal to where most of the wedding party were staying and the wedding being held. (raddisson st julians). Only… More
Thank you for the glowing review. We do believe the apartment is in a perfect location for people holidaying on the island, and we always strive to maintain our standards and to make our guests' booking and stay enjoyable and stress-free.
“Huge, clean and beautiful flat and excellent location”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2012
I stayed in that beautiful flat for sixt days with my bus and, my brother and my daughter. We all were surprised because the flat was bigger than we thought and very new. It was perfectly clean and it… More
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
Thank you for your review, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the Little Tin Chapel so much. We often have same day change overs so need to allow enough time, hence the 10.30 check out. Hope to welcome you back again some time. Kind regards, Amy
“Just lovely ...” Lovely apartment which is a bit back from the beach so its quieter and calmer. Good value for Sitges .
You can cook - but just a hob and now oven which is a shame. Good supermarkets and shops near by, good balconies etc. Shower over
“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
“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.
“Home from home cottage” Perfect peaceful location but only 5 mins walk to station and a quick journey to Cardiff City or Cardiff Bay. Llandaff daff village is very picturesque with excellent cafes and restaurants. Good river walks and green open space
“A lovely homely cottage within easy reach of all Cardiff has to offer.”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2013
This was a well equipped cottage with a homely feel. The landlords live next door and were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is in a quiet location away from Cardiff city centre b… More
“Great little cottage with everything included”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2016
Nice setting and nearby supermarket and local pub were really handy. The cottage is very nice with everything you need already inside, good to go. One of the mattresses was a bit sagged, but otherwis… 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
“An excellent centre” I can thoroughly recommend this lovely apartment, especially for the first time visitor to Budapest. So many wonderful sights can be seen within such a small area. The facilities of the apartment were outstanding, and a visitor co
great apartment, wonderful location near to St Stephen's Basilica (do try and get to an evening organ recital there) and really good help and support from Alastair - who even got us tickets for the op… More
“Great location great service”
Reviewed 3 May 2015
Couldn't be a better location for sight seeing and restaurants. Alastair was very helpful in his suggestions for a great trip.mwould highly recommend this apartment and this owner… More
Reviewed 6 Oct 2015
The owner offers a collection and delivery service.
The location is superb.
You are given maps of Budapest and advice as to where to visit and eat.
There is a free wifi service.
Spacious apartment… More
“Just a bit different” Really enjoyed our stay at Bazavista.Cave house was clean and comfortable with basic food items supplied.A bit of upgrading of some of the furnishings would have earned 5 star.Great views.Steep road up,bit rough in places.Not far
I found the pictures a bit misleading, I assume they need updating. Upon arrival we noticed an unpleasant odour from the cave, possibly due to being closed for sometime. The soft furnishings need repl… More
It was unfortunate that the Husband of this party had an attitude on arrival complaining it was quiet here and asking where the nearest water park was , He explained they hadn't stayed inland before , so I don't think the culture shock of being in a real part of Spain appealed to him and he took it out on his extended family and us .
We make it quite clear the maximum we will allow is 5 people and yet although their had 4 on arrival , They added an extra 2 teenagers afterwards . Then promptly had a party with about 16 other people here, we are not sure if even more stayed that night , I think the fact we lived so close and knew about their actions didn't go down too well .
After 4 days of their 11 day stay , we got an email saying they had found somewhere else to stay and had left the key in the door, they at no time complained or mentioned any issues to us or we would have looked at the mystery smell , of which nobody else has complained about , even though we have had guests staying here nearly everyday since May . Although we do allow dogs to stay it has been sometime since any have been in the house , so this again was a false statement . The sofa has been covered and the cover is washed regularly, although the cover had been taken off and possibley used as bedding for the unauthorised guests . We never have claimed it is a big pool but it seemed to keep their 4 children and extra guests entertained everyday they were here .
I hope that they enjoyed the rest of their holiday on the Costas , where they could find the required fish and chips shops and British bars . I think our write up makes it quite clear that if you are looking for that sort of holiday , you will be disapointed staying here .
I would also like to add that putting a drinking glass , wrapped up in the spare bedspread in the twin bedroom was childish and thankfully we found the joke , before any child could have gotten cut by broken glass . We also cleaned up after their party , after being eventually informed they had done a runner .
“Great” Just returned from a holiday which included a wedding.
The apartment on the beach had everything a family required and was in a ideal location.
The owner supplied information that was accurate and the local landlady was at hand to assist and
While we enjoyed the location and views during our stay at this apartment, unfortunately the amenities listed in the description were inaccurate. Upon arrival, there was no working TV, no working phon… More
I was very surprised receiving this -intentionally harming- review, especially since almost a year has passed (you visited summer 2016 !) . Mostly if there are real unsolved issues , the complaints come out immediately (with sincere people). To respond :1) TV was fixed on the spot -someone (?) had pulled the cable out (!), 2) no fixed phone lines are listed nor are they usually available in holiday rentals in EU, 3) when new AC unit was finally delivered you were uncooperative in finding a convening date to have it installed (?), 4) the AC works perfect in all important areas. Looking for AC in a kitchen (in Cyprus) is a good example of trying to make this review as bad as possible 5) furniture is new and exactly as pictured. When -nonetheless- compensation was offered to avoid unreasonable reviews ( my intuition proved right) you had unreasonable (high) demands. All in all I regret getting this after a year and do wonder why you have no remarks on the beach and the views (you must be able to come up with something if I read this fabricated review)
“Weekend stay at Canal View” Very quiet property. Clean and tidy. Up to date bathroom and kitchen fittings. Nice meal at Bathampton Mill (walking distance) and no problem parking our car in residents' car park. Perfect for our visit!
What a lovely cottage/apartment - were able to abandon the cars and walk into Bath via the canal toll path. Did return once by boat (trips ran from Bath to Bathampton mill) as too tired to walk back… More
“What a Find”
Reviewed 12 Oct 2016
What a top place to spend a holiday. The location is very picturesque. The apartment itself is very clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and stocked with loads of condi… More
“The place you want to return” Very good location - just 5 minutes from beach and from town center. The best solution for two people - we stayed once and returned back 7 times already. Very friendly owners and warm comfortable apartment.
The Coach House is the sort of accommodation that you just want to return to again and again (as we have this was our 4th visit and booked again already for later in the year). The accommodation is cl… More
Thank you Janine for the great review. We are really lucky to have such lovely guests to stay. It is a pleasure to have you both and we look forward to seeing you both again in May, with our very best wishes Jayne
“Excellent apartment and location, really felt at home” Would definately recommend, especially anyone with young kids. The location is great with regards to location and shops and the apartment was a very high standard.
“Luxury apartment in a fantastic location” We stayed for a week at the end of October in this beautiful apartment right on the seafront. Delighted to wake up each morning with a view of the sea.
The apartment is fitted out beautifully with everythi
This apartment is ideally situated just 10 min walk to the centre of Calis. The kids loved the pool which was never really busy and me and my wife the sea facing balcony. The apartment was well equipe… More
Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you again!
“Lovely apartment in a great sunny location”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
Very clean, tidy and well proportioned apartment, safe for our toddler with glass panes protecting the balcony. Beautiful view from balcony, overlooking a shingle beach. The promenade with bars and re… More
We are glad you and your family had an enjoyable holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back any time.
“Lovely apartment with stunning views in a great location.”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
We booked this apartment through Holiday Lettings and then directly with the
owners. No problems at all. Their advert is spot on and the apartment is as
described. It is nicely furnished, in a gre… More
We are glad you had a good holiday at our apartment and look forward to welcoming 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
“Outstanding Villa in Positano” If you want to stay in a beautiful Villa, in a great location then this is the perfect spot. Marina is the hostess with the mostest and provides a magnificent home for you to enjoy in magnificent Postiano
Villa Cocles looks like something from Conde Nast Traveller - magnificent architecture filled with eclectic details you only get with an owner who really cares.
The views from the terrace are fabul… More
I will never forget you and your family!!!!
And all the time I'll drink sparkling wine made in the Veneto around the city of Treviso, Prosecco, I will always think of you!
Grazie di tutto!
“Wonderful views, quiet area and great location!” We had just got back from 15 nights staying at Quinns Rocks, lovely villa with a fabulous view of the ocean. Lia made us feel very welcome and was helpful and friendly. The villa had lots of space so ev
“Beautiful apartment . Loved Tavira” Can't fault the apartment at all it is spotless ,excellently equipped and is in a nice quiet residential area . we had a wonderful stay and absolutely fell in love with Tavira. The immediate area was a bit too quie
the apartment exceeded expectations, away from the hustle of the city but close to everything, bright, airy, simply furnished and comfortable, and quiet.
The air conditioning was a plus.
Sandra and … More
“First class apartment”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2012
My sister, niece & I have just returned from two weeks in this beautiful spacious apartment. The photographs didn't do it justice! We were very comfortable. It was a real home from home. Everything … More
“Lovely modern high quality appartment”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2011
Tavira is a very pretty town we would like to keep quiet about to prevent over-commercialisation. The appartment is only 15 mins walk away and beautifully appointed, lots of space and very comfortable… More
“Our paradise this summer - we did not want to leave!” The villa was spacious, pristine and beautifully cool. The layout suited us perfectly, with 4 adults and 2 children we had all the facilities you could possibly need. Having the Wi-Fi was a real b
We had a brilliant holiday in Calonge and we were more than impressed with the villa! In particular the garden and pool, which was all beautifully maintained! The garden gets shelter from the mid-day … More