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.
Fantastic apartment in a great location just on the outskirts of the main town/beach. Met promptly at the airport by Michael and Claire and speedy tranfer to apartment. Apartment clean and tidy filled… More
“Luxurious spacey and stylish penthouse”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It had all of the necessities and much more. Could not fault it. Loved the rooftop area with jacuzzi. We will be visiting again! Gracias.… More
Reviewed 16 Jul 2014
Michael and Claire are such lovely people... They do so much to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Claire even purchased my baby milk and nappies so I did not have to bring them with me! They hav… More
“Lived up to it's Tripadvisor rating” The location is really central for everything Nice has to offer and in a good residential area. There are quite a few steps up to the entrance of this very smart building but there is a lift to the apartment and we
“You can believe the reviews about this property.”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2014
You can believe the reviews about this property. We usually stay at 4 or 5 star hotels when on vacation, but this time we decided to go for another lodging option. So glad we did! Clean, great locatio… More
“Perfect apt in a perfect location”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2015
Close to all amenities, Vieux Nice and beach and yet peacefully quiet. Apartment is well maintained. Roni was punctual even though we arrived after 8:00 pm. Great place to rest and recharge after fun … More
“Villa with great views” Modern well equiped villa with great views of olive groves, mountains, sea and sunsets. Great to have private pool to cool down in the hot September sunshine.Friendly tavernas within walking distance and plenty of beaches close
Arrived with the family, picked the hire car up at Heraklion Airport (Athens Cars, no issues, great service) and drove for approx 1 hour to the villa; directions supplied were easy to follow with no i… More
“Perfect location in the heart of the city yet close to excellent beach” We can only recommend Valencia and this apartment. Perfect place for couples travelling with one or two children.
The apartment was well equipped, clean and tidy, the owner very
“beautifully presented apartment in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2013
This apartment was perfect for two of us and was very well presented, it had everything we needed for a city break. It was within easy reach to the tram stop which took us to the beach; and a short wa… More
“Lovely lovely apartment”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
Property in a great location in the old town, lots of restaurants nearby. The apartment is beautiful, looks exactly like the photos. Comfy sofa, DVD player and selection of DVDs made it really homel… More
“Stunning.” I can't add any more comments that haven't already been said in previous reviews. Stunning is what it is. Five minute walk and you are in the centre of Valletta but it's in a really quiet location. The view from the terrace is great, especi
The apartment was very tidy and had nice furnished and modern rooms. From our balconies we had a beautiful view to Grand Harbor.
The owners, Jon and Philippa, were very friendly and obliging. They … More
“just brilliant: postcard views from the balcony, modern living inside!”
Reviewed 22 May 2012
This really was the perfect place for a week (or 10 days in our case!) away. St Ursula street is smack in the middle of Valletta, literally a 3 minute walk to the lower Barraka. The views from the ter… More
“Perfect Birthday Weekend with Friends” We had a group of 22 of us stay at the Old Neptune for my 30th Birthday weekend and it was the perfect setting! The house offered everything we needed to the point where we barely needed to leave, and in a great
We rented this house for my sister's hen do and it was perfect. The house is absolutely beautiful, it was a pleasure exploring all the different rooms! It's very well furnished with a lovely courtyard… More
“Characteristic house, exudes warmth and a feeling of coziness.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2016
We were 26 adults who fit into this fabulous house perfectly. It was spacious enough so we were not on top of each other, but small enough to be able to have the feeling of togetherness. Whether it wa… More
“A magical venue!”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
A fantastic venue for a large group. Great location, easy to access all surroundng facilities, bars and shops etc. The house is very well equipped in the kitchen areas and the bedrooms are all decorat… More
“Rustic and Charming” Perfectly located just outside the city walls, this cottage exuded a rustic charm that we both loved. We enjoyed the quiet relaxing garden, and the from the start the warm welcome from Danny who assisted us with our travel plan
We stayed here for two weeks on our honeymoon from July to Aug 2013, and it was absolute heaven. The cottage is a wonderful old building that has been carefully and tastefully furnished. Everything is… More
“A Gem in Brighton” My friends and I stayed for a hen do and we all fell in love with the place, its beautifully decorated and in a very convenient location for a stroll around lovely Brighton.
I would absolutely recommend this property as a fab pl
“Wonderland House had the Wow factor in accommodation. :)”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2015
15 of us stayed at the wonderland house, and we felt it was the best accommodation in Brighton, the attention to detail was fantastic.… More
Reviewed 13 Jan 2015
We had an amazing time here for my hen do-everyone loved the house (I'd kept the details of it a secret from most of them so they all loved the surprise!) and we were all continually spotting little d… More
Reviewed 7 Dec 2014
A group of friends and I stayed for a mid-week break for my 30th and all absolutely loved the house and would definitely go back! Everything from the booking, organising, meeting the 'meet and greeter… More
“Perfect, a home from home.” Just enjoyed a week away in this apartment and feel compelled to make this review. From the initial booking the process has been seamless. Both the owner and resort management were nothing but helpful in every way which jus
“fabulous villa, could not ask for anything more” Our week flew by at this fantastic villa. It is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, and the heated pool is superb. You do need a car as it is in a secluded area, but it is in easy re
We recently had our first family holiday to Cyprus and stayed at Aphrodites Solace.
We couldn't have picked a better villa or people to deal with! Aidan was fantastic, answering all our questions a… More
Reviewed 29 Apr 2012
This holiday was taken as a relaxing break away from all the noise associated with hectic holidays.
The accomodation was excellent. Just far enough away from everything. Plenty of villages nearby to … More
“Lovely villa - I highly recommend it!”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2011
My husband and I stayed with our two children (aged 11 and 12) for a week at this villa. Next time we will be booking for two weeks as we had such a good stay!!
We got into a routine of swimming i… More
“Luxury central apartment in Cannes” We spent a week in this beautiful, modern apartment.
It is fitted and furnished to a high standard.
The apartment is situated on the fifth floor of a modern secure building.
There is a triple locked door entry s
My partner and I stayed at this apartment for 4 nights, 5 days in August 2015 with our friends.
The apartment was perfect, plenty of space for two couples and there was no fighting over rooms as th… More
Thanks Abigale for your lovely feedback. We Will for sure rectify the situation with the towels. We have a large supply so will in future leave out more. We hope you will return again next year with your friends .
“Lovely apartment with everything you needed and good central location”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2015
The apartment is really spacious and fitted out to the highest standard with everything you could possibly need. The owners have really taken care with the apartment. The location is really central to… More
Hi Liz thank you so much for this lovely review. We hope you decide to return again next year. All the best. Ann
“Beautiful bungalow in a perfect location!” My family and I have just returned home from a family wedding in Ovingdean. There were 8 of us and a small dog and there was plenty of room! The bungalow is very spacious so nobody felt on top and of each oth
Stayed here whilst on a course in Brighton, would highly recommend it would easily accommodate 8. Everything I needed was there for self catering, entertainment etc. Nicely located, peaceful, clean an… More
“Perfect Weekend Getaway”
Reviewed 17 Nov 2014
We stayed at this property just for one night as we attended an event in Brighton. From the moment we got their, our group was already planning when they'd come back to stay here again. Between the 6 … More
Thank you for a lovely review Teri. I have taken on board your comments and will provide more on the kitchen basics.
Hope you do all visit again,
“Lovely spacious property”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2015
Really enjoyed our stay at Tara Mist, lovely property with everything you need. Could do with a 2nd bathroom/shower room, but to say we were a group of women we managed. It was clean with plenty of ro… More
“A haven in Taormina” 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 of the main town, with two youn
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 street… More
Dear Terry thank you so much for your feedback. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at "MARIA" apt and I really do appreciate the time you have taken to post your comments. I hope to welcome you again in the future and in the meantime send my best wishes to you from Taormina!
“A GREAT APARTMENT” We have stayed here many times over the past years and have booked again for 2017.
The apartment is very well located and very clean.
The owner is easy going and very helpful.
We had a little niggle with TV but it was sorted very
Had a wonderful time in Larnaca, thanks to Michael and his team who made us feel very welcome.
The apartment was absolutely wonderful and much better than the pictures.
If your staying in Larnaca … More
I am glad you enjoyed your stay in cyprus and hope to see you and your friends again, Thanks
Reviewed 25 Sep 2011
Just returned home after our holiday in larnaca and it was a great apartment to stay in. It totally exceeded our expectations, everything you needed was there the place was immaculate. The owner Micha… More
I am glad that you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing you next year.
“Great apartment, Great location”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2012
Lovely spacious apartment. South facing balcony and easy walking distance to either Larnaca town or the wonderful MacKenzie Beach.… More
Thanks for taking the time to write a review, I thank you for your comments and hope to see you again next year. Michael
“it was exactly as described except the location was even better for us” This is a large one bedroom apartment in the very old town district of Vasto. It provided us with the best access to local shopping from food, both market produce and restaurants,
“Great apartment, great location, wonderful hosts!”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2013
Highly recommended! We loved our stay in Vasto and the apartment was great. Right in the heart of the historical district, 20 min walk to the beach. We usually walked down to the beach and took the … More
Thank you for your review. We're glad you both loved your stay here in our beautiful town of Vasto, and we look forward to seeing you back here in the future.
“Total satisfaction all round!” Echoing all the other reviews! Have just returned from a stay here and have had a wonderful week in this apartment. We are in the 76/82 years age group and it suited us perfectly,
The views from the balcony and lounge a
We have just spent 2 comfortable and relaxing weeks at this spacious apartment overlooking Spinola Bay..
It is stylishly furnished with everything you need for a carefree self-catering holiday. The … More
Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It was indeed a great pleasure meeting you both and look forward to welcoming you back next year.
“As good as ever”
Reviewed 29 Feb 2016
Have just enjoyed an eight week stay in this lovely apartment. Very well equipped with quality furnishings and utensils as well as offering great views. Must be as good an apartment as you can rent, t… More
Thank you for your review. Look forward to seeing you in January. Jo An.
“Look no further book this apartment”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2014
My wife and I spent two weeks in this fantastic apartment which is in a very convenient location. It is so tastefully furnished with all the facilities needed to make your stay so comfortable. It has … More
Thank you for your comments . Looking forward to welcoming you once again next year
Jo Ann Camilleri
“My feedback to Sharonne and Hugh” A really comfortable cottage with excellent access to Cardiff City Centre. Nice and cosy and very comfortable sleeping.
A 10 minute walk to the local pubs with great weekend entertainment and local store and the fr
We found the cottage to be very clean and tidy, easy to find. it's location to the local rail service couldn't have been more perfect.
We found the owners, Hugh and Sharon, to be very welcoming upo… More
“not a cottage and more suitable for weekend stays only”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2015
A bit disappointing i know the description said adjacent to owners house but i didnt realise we could hear them and of course they could hear us .my son said it was difficult to sleep in the 2nd bedro… More
We are very sorry that your trip wasnt as positive as you hoped. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. We would have been only too happy to respond to any concerns you had about the facilities at the time and certainly would have remedied the dripping noise if we'd known and WIFI problem if we had known you couldn't connect. I checked trains the week you stayed just in case there was a problem with the line that day and there didn't appear to be any issue. The trains go into Cardiff every 10-15 mins during the week and every 45-60 mins on a Sunday. We cannot see into the cottage at all during the day - it's only possible at night if the light is on curtains not drawn which is pretty normal. I can assure you that privacy is of upmost importance to our guests and ourselves and our development is designed to block out any disturbing noise between the two properties so apologies if this didn't work for you. I can assure you we couldn't and didn't hear you or your family. I hope your experience didn't put too much of a dampner on your visit to Wales.
Hugh & Sharon
“Very relaxing and restful, right by the sea” We had a lovely fortnight here. Sitting on the patio above the beach, looking out to sea with the cicadas chirping with a nice drink and a good book was bliss. Having an almost private beach at the bottom
“stunning” we stayed for 10 days in this villa and the first thing that delighted us was the stunning view over the bay. the villa itself was very roomy and well equiped and had been refurnished recently to make it very pleasant and comfortable. it
“perfect location” It was my lucky decision to rent this studio. I did enjoy my stay in there.
It is located right next to the central square, but on the quiet street, very close to everything you would like to visit - restaurants, shops and The Old
The apartment had everything that we needed to stay comfortably for the week. It was very central and everything we needed was on our doorstep. Elena was Warm and friendly and very helpful with everyt… More
“Awful apartnemt, great location”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2013
I would have given two stars, but because of the location it would only be fair to give three stars. Me and my friend were greeted by a friendly lady called Elena. She told us that was her apartment a… More
“Great apartment” We have just returned from a great stay in Playa del Ingles with our 9 month old son. The apartment was very well equipped & a high chair & travel cot were provided for our use. There was even some beach equipment e.g. bucket & spad
Mis amigas y yo fuimos de vacilones y encontramos todo perfecto. El alojamiento estuvo muy bien y cerca de todo lo que nos interesaba. Nos quedamos muy contentas.… More
“Organizzazione, disponibilità e cordialità”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2015
Il signor Gerardo si è dimostrato da subito esaustivo nel fornite tutte le informazioni relative alla propria offerta, disponibile nel venirci incontro per qualsiasi piccolo problema presentatosi, ap… More
Thank you so much for your positive feed-back.
I am sure my future guests will appreciate your Review as well as your given Details!
You are always wellcome here.
“Wonderful apartment in a great location - would highly recommend.”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2014
We stayed in Gerardo's apartment late June 2014, and had a great time. The apartment was spotless with great kitchen/cooking facilities. The apartment complex itself was also lovely, with a clean, goo… More
Dear Mark & Family,
Thank you very much for your detailled Review plenty of good recommendations and good wishes. You will always be welcome here!
“Amazing apartment in fantastic location” Ca' Leonessa is a great apartment and we had a fantastic stay here.
I was travelling with my parents, both of whom aren't as mobile as they once were, and I looked for an easily accessible apartment with good
It was in a good location . The best plaza was near by . The food stores were around the corner . The many outdoor restaurants were very close . Transportation also was very close around the island .… More
“A marvelous location in Venezia”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2013
We spent a week in Venezia last march in this apartment with our two teenagers.
The flat in Dorsoduro is centraly located and perfect to visit Venezia.
The apartment was very agreeable very well eq… More
“Memorable Venice Experience”
Reviewed 23 Mar 2013
Highly recommend this rental to others. Perfect location to site see, close to shops & restaurants. Easy to get around & enjoy the area. The flat was clean, comfortable & provided whatever was requi… More
“Lovely Villa - Great location!” This villa was amazing for a group of 12 girls celebrating finishing school. The location was absolutely perfect - less than 5 minutes to the strip and supermarket. As other reviews have said the Strip is noisy in the e
“reasonably priced place to stay with basic facilities”
Reviewed 12 Oct 2016
There were three of us who stayed in the studio appartment.our flight was landing at 23.30hrs and had told the key holder by email that we would reach the appartment around 24.00hrs .didnot have a roa… More
“Excellent location and beautifully furnished” The apartment is spotless and furnished very elegantly. I stayed for three nights in March as part of a work convention and found the location, facilities and safety aspect second to none. Sabine is a love
Just like in the photo... absolutely perfect location. It's a little gem. We sat outside all the time we were not sleeping. !! Would highly recommend. Nicely kitted out - it even has a few fold u… More
Many thanks for your wonderful review...we're delighted that you and your party enjoyed your stay in our apartment and your trip to Cannes. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
“Highly recommended apartment in Cannes”
Reviewed 3 May 2015
We stayed with our two young children (aged 4 & 2) for three days in April. The apartment is lovely with two large bedrooms and great sea views from the spacious living room and outdoor terrace.
Many thanks for your wonderful review - we're delighted you enjoyed your stay in Cannes and that you found our apartment to your liking.
I will pass on your kind comments to Sabine.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
Best regards & many thanks
“Best place to stay”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2015
What a great place to stay and enjoy in Cannes. Best location one can find next to the sandy beach. The property is walking distance away from all the restaurants and main Cannes town and to be honest… More
Many thanks for your glowing review - I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Cannes and indeed in our apartment.
I will pass on your kind words to Sabine.
It would be great to welcome you back to Cannes again before too long.
Best regards & thank you