It’s that time of the year again when we take a look back at the top picks of 2016, from best-loved beaches to favourite family holidays. But which homes ended up on top when it came to reviews?
Based on the most 5/5 reviews in 2016, these rentals have been impressing guests with their location, facilities and much, much more. Why not book one for your 2017 holiday to see what all the fuss is about?
This elegant apartment in Florence lets you live like a local. Just steps away you’ll find bustling coffee shops, patisseries and independent shops. Ponte Vecchio, Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace are all less than five minutes away. The apartment itself is clean and spacious so, when you’re not busy exploring this beautiful city, relaxing with a local glass of red and a freshly-made pizza is bliss… or should we say “bellissimo”.
Just a two-minute walk from Hammersmith station, this centrally-located apartment has been a bit hit with past guests, from groups of friends to families. The apartment sleeps up to six people and has its own private garden and parking. Whether you’re seeing a show at the Hammersmith Apollo or are planning a sightseeing stay in the city, be sure to check out the reviews of this apartment.
The glowing reviews of this picturesque barn in Stonham Aspal say it all. As one guest said, “The only downside for was having to leave!” The barn is comfortably nestled amongst the trees in a meadow near a fishpond so it’s perfect for a relaxing break in the countryside. After a day spent walking along the Suffolk coast, pour yourself a glass of bubbly and soak in the hot tub before sinking into a comfy bed for a restful night’s sleep.
This apartment is in a quiet residential road so if you’re looking for a stay in London away from the crowds, this is the place for you. You’re never too far from the action though, as Queens Park station is just a short walk away. The apartment sleeps two from £55/night so, with previous guests being impressed by the cleanliness and facilities, it offers great value for money.
If Rome is on your list of cities to whisk your loved one away to, this bright apartment is ideal for a romantic break away. It sleeps up to four from £59/night, so it’s great for families too. There’s free wifi and the Colosseum is just a 10 minute walk away so sightseers will be in their element. And with a fantastic range of restaurants within walking distance, foodies will be more than satisfied too!
Staying in Italy, this gorgeous townhouse in the centre of Venice has been tried, tested and adored by previous guests. Facilities include two large terraces, a well equipped kitchen and spacious family bathroom. The public transport links are excellent as there’s a bus every 10 minutes, so the historic centre of Venice is never far from reach.
Guests who’ve stayed at this modern and stylish apartment in Krakow have raved about how welcoming the host which is one of the benefits of staying in a holiday rental. As one reviewer said, “I really recommend this apartment. It’s near main square and the owner is so helpful. He knows everything about his city.” Why not try it for yourself?
This child-friendly apartment overlooking the river sleeps up to eight people, so families looking for a cultural break in London should definitely take a peek at this one. The O2 arena, North Greenwich tube station and local supermarkets are all close by. The modern facilities, such as flat screen TV and free wifi, will make you feel right at home.
Experience the sights and sounds of Amsterdam as the locals do when you stay at this unique apartment overlooking the harbour. You can walk into the city in a few minutes, but if you want to immerse yourself in the Dutch lifestyle, why not hire a bike and zip around from restaurant to museum to art gallery? The owner will happily recommend a list of places to visit to get you started.
Sitting in our top spot, as pretty as a Parisian spring day, is this colourful apartment in the heart of the city. The walls are adorned with uplifting works of art and its fantastic location means it’s a great base from which to explore Paris. The Eiffel Tower, Seine River, Champs-Elysées and the Louvre are all within walking distance, and the transport links are excellent.