Accommodation only holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

If you are looking to simply get away from it all, stay in beautiful surroundings and do you own thing, then our accommodation only holidays may be just what you need. From traditional B&Bs and hotels to beachside retreats, jungle ecolodges or tipis & yurts we have options worldwide to suit all tastes and budgets. All of our accommodations are run by people that are committed to looking after their environment and supporting their local communities so you can rest assured your stay is as responsible as it can be.
Liguria holiday accommodation, self catering apartments
Stay in a restored medieval village, from €390 - €1200 per apartment per week (sleeps 2-6)
Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Stunning 360ºViews, off grid, ideal couples/single travelers, from €665 - €910 per couple per week
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
Guesthouse, in Sintra Natural Park, Portugal near beaches, from €75 - €107 per room per night
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
Two traditional Spanish cave houses, from £400 - £600 per week
Kalkan village accommodation, Turkey
Romantic cottage in Turkish village with sea views, from £300 - £450 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Devon eco lodge accommodation, England
Award winning lodges on a wildlife-rich Devon farm, from £250 - £595 per accommodation per week
Cirali beach accommodation, Turkey
Luxurious beach bungalows on Cirali's stunning beach front, from £650 - £700 per person per week
Umbria farmhouse B&B, Italy
Family-run organic farm offering b&b and half board, from €55 - €70 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur
A small orchard resort on the edge of the rainforest, from MYR400 - MYR1000 per accommodation per night
Houseboat holidays in Devon, England
Houseboats on private trout lake and wetland, from £385 - £795 per week
Umbria bed & breakfast accommodation, Italy
Accommodation in an Umbrian farmhouse, from €69 - €90 per double room per night
Fowey accommodation in Cornwall, sleeps 2, England
Cottages in a Cornish watermill, from £90 - £125 per cottage per night
Luxury Greek Island holiday accommodation
Private country estate by the sea on Greek island of Ithaca, from €2495 - €4950 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Atlas Mountains accommodation nr Imlil, Morocco
Berber guesthouse in the mountains, from £30 - £40 per person per night
Lanzarote villa accommodation, Canary Islands
Beach setting, inc Hybrid Car, Spacious House, Garden, from €1715 - €2275 per villa per week (sleeps 6)
Dordogne self catering cabin sleeping 4
Off-grid, off-beat self catering cabin, from €630 - €900 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Devon self catering cottage, England
Cosy self catering cottage with woodburner in rural Devon, from £200 - £495 per week (sleeps 4)
Gambia holiday accommodation
9 large African huts all with en-suite facilities, from £30 - £60 per person per night incl breakfast
Algarve holiday accommodation
Enchanting manor in a 6 hectare rural estate close to beach, from €45 - €190 per accommodation per night
Cirali villa holiday in Turkey
5 self-catering houses located in an eco-garden in Turkey, from £700 - £1030 per couple per week
Transylvania holiday accommodation
Stay at a Count's guesthouse, from €36 - €49 per person per night
Tavira holiday cottages, Portugal
A country estate with original manor house & farm buildings, from £95 per accommodation per night
Costa Rica eco lodge in a private reserve
Rainforest eco lodge on 280 acre private reserve, from US $160 - US $225 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Tobago beach accommodation
14 beautiful accommodations in unique eco resort, from £85 - £225 per accommodation per night
Umbria hotel, 15th century country hotel, Italy
Modern comforts days gone by ambience, from €70 - €105 per double room per night
Brecon Beacons self catering accommodation, Wales
Enjoy walking in the Brecon Beacons, from £250 - £900 per house per week (sleeps 5)
Maasai Mara safari camp in Kenya
Live with a local Maasai tribe, from US $70 per person per night
France luxury house sleeping 6, Saint Martin Laguepie
Stunning Eco-House in Riverside Hamlet, from £800 - £1200 per house per week (sleeps 6)
Blue Ridge Mountains lodge accommodation, USA
Secluded log cabin retreat set in acres of rolling woodlands, from US $245 - US $295 per cabin per night
Luxury resort in Saint Lucia, Jade Mountain
A cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating nature, from US $1050 - US $3050 per accommodation per night

1858 reviews for accommodation only holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent accommodation only holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
It is a wonderful place for a family holiday with small children and a great place to recharge your batteries. (more)Alison Brookes Day
Fabulously relaxing, beautiful island, relaxed yet very responsive hosts. A great experience...Great for kids with donkey rides, missions to collect eggs every day, and to hang out with other kids on the communal trampoline, pirate boat and playground. (more)Michelle Levene
Most memorable were the rural location with an opportunity to see the landscape and vegetation. The space, both our private area around our yurt and outside where the kids were free to play on the trampoline and meet the chickens and donkey. The smallness of the resort and the uncrowded beach. The morning bike ride into the village for bread. (more)Roos Eisma
From €1225 - €1610 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Bali eco lodge bungalows in Indonesia
I hesitate to write this review for selfish reasons. Why? Because this holiday is so wonderful I'd rather keep it a secret! Situated on the southern slopes of Mt Batakaru in remotest Bali, this place is a pocket of paradise, far removed from the ravages of the 21st century. Having spent a week there I did not want to leave. (more)Daphne Donkin
Most memorable was walking through the rice-fields... It was just great. (more)Astrid Dello
From US $85 - US $210 per house per night
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
We had a wonderful holiday at Colina Flora - the accommodation is beautiful, the swimming pool wonderfully refreshing, everything clean and beautifully decorated. (more)Caroline Rumble
This was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. The location was beautiful and there were many moderate walking expeditions to be made in the area. Travel to Cascais and Sintra was straightforward using the local bus service. (more)Janet Dear
5 stars plus! A lovely B&B if you appreciate nature and love to walk. Accommodations and service are outstanding.Hosts very friendly and helpful. (more)Arlene Fleischman
From €75 - €107 per room per night
Honeymoon accommodation in the Dordogne, France
We cannot recommend it highly enough. We will definitely be back. (more)Conor Gately
The holiday was brilliant from start to finish, great communication from the owners of the lodge and such friendly and helpful people on arrival and throughout the stay. We would recommend this holiday to anybody who would like a quiet and relaxing stay and enjoy the use of the Eco-cabin. (more)Daniel Holden-Jones
From €930 - €1250 per couple per week
Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur
Perfect! We stayed for a full week and felt very relaxed and revived - what a treat! We would definitely come again!!! (more)Erika Dutting
My best holiday ever....The whole place was wonderful. I loved the open air nature of the hut. It felt like being outdoors yet protected at the same time. (more)Matthew Murphy
Very good...the best parts were Swimming in the pool during light rain and watching the clouds over the jungle. (more)Gisa Jaehnichen
From MYR400 - MYR1000 per accommodation per night
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
We had a great time - relaxing, some beautiful experiences (beaches, hills, islands and all the above animals). We were in bed every night by 9.30pm - tired but blissfully comfortable after a day spent exploring. (more)Jayne Obeng
Perfect!....The best thing about the holiday was having no internet connection & very little mobile coverage. It made it a total break away & allowed us to appreciate everything about the location of cottage & the amazing surrounding area. It was a complete break away which is what a holiday should be. (more)Kirstin Robertson
From £275 - £450 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
The holiday was a wonderful chance to explore a very interesting corner of Spain. Staying in the cave was wonderful and we would thoroughly recommend it. (more)Deborah Pole
WONDERFUL. Out first three generation family holiday in several years and it couldn't have been better. (more)Melissa Elliott
It was good, for a week we lived like Hobbits in our home under the hill. For fans of Bilbo Baggins this is the place to be. (more)Susan Clack
From £400 - £600 per week
Cotswolds bed and breakfast near Chipping Norton, England
This was our second visit to The Cotswolds (last over 4 years ago) and we were charmed anew. Too often our holiday experience has been such we're ready to return home after a few days, but on this occasion a week passed quickly, happily, relatively comfortably. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
It was an excellent location. Very quiet B/B. Very friendly hosts and good breakfasts. Room well equiped with everything we needed. (more)Anne Grant
From £75 - £92 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Bavaria self catering apartments
This is the perfect place for a walking and cycling retreat. A 5 star holiday indeed! (more)Paul Fellows
The village was very beautiful and the hosts friendly and welcoming. The opportunities to enjoy the natural environment were abundant. We especially loved our walks and bike rides through the forest. (more)Rainey Wikstrom
Cycling and walking in the Bavarian forest was the most memorable part...An excellent holiday thoroughly enjoyed by both adults and children aged between 9 and 16 years. (more)Diane Jones
From €455 - €1295 per accommodation per week
Transylvania holiday accommodation
We had an amazing time and will be returning. It was the perfect place... (more)martin davis
An unforgettable holiday in a remote region of Europe. (more)Gerhard Loupal
It was all brilliant. Fantastic staff, extremely well looked after. The tour guides were great, the scenery amazing and the chance to see crafts being maintained was lovely. (more)Karen Booth
From €36 - €49 per person per night
Italian Alps inn accommodation in Piedmont, Italy
A completely recommendable choice for people who are looking for an active holiday supported by some rather superior home comfort! (more)Stephen Mitchell
Gosh, difficult to say which part out of so many! I am reviewing the holiday five months later and still remember everything about our stay here. The delicious food and warm hospitality from the hosts, the beautiful scenery and the long walks will stay with me forever, I think. (more)Bill Reid
The kindness of our hosts, the nice balanced way they shared and included us in their individual enthusiasm and warmth, the pertinent information about local and Piemonte region, without coming too close were most memorable. Excellent holiday. (more)Anna Welsing
From €60 per couple per night
Snowdonia self catering accommodation, Wales
I would recommend this type of holiday to all my friends. Holidays were great! (more)vera schembri
...had a truly transformational effect on our twin boys. A stunningly beautiful location and very comfortable cottage...our best ever family holiday. (more)Philip Burston
The most memorable part of the holiday was the absolutely stunning view from the cottage, watching the mountains changing as mist drifted over them and then the light and shadows constantly changed as the mountains were revealed and highlighted. (more)Gabrielle Lorenz
From £325 - £425 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
Algarve holiday accommodation
We spent 10 nights and it was all really great, friendly and helpful hosts and beautiful, clean accommodation. (more)Jayne Ross
100%. Exactly what we as a family of three generations, age range from almost 3 to 71, were looking for. The freedom to wander their land, pick oranges, lemons and apricots. The beautiful swimming pool with a natural rock surround which all three generations used every single day. The meals were superb and the service outstanding. (more)Patricia Brenchley
Great place, great people!... also perfect place to be with kids! (more)Monika Wolkers
From €45 - €190 per accommodation per night
Devon self catering cottage, England
Maggie and Ian are genuinely committed to minimal environmental impact tourism, and it shows everywhere you look .... They are welcoming, enthusiastic, and full of ideas for great days out and activities in the local area. (more)Julia Key
Very good. Great for families and for getting away from it all. It was all lovely and relaxing. Borrowing the bikes and cycling around the countryside was great fun! (more)bronwen burgess
The most memorable part of the holiday was relaxing in a peaceful setting with buckets of very fresh air...Very good. (more)Bob Simmonds
From £200 - £495 per week (sleeps 4)
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Almeria, Spain
This was our first proper holiday in Spain. Discovering the diverse and stunning richness of Andalusia was a daily joy. The landscape and views are breath taking, the people are warm, funny and kind and the range of things to do is broad. (more)Rachel Bhageerutty
Wonderful, already thinking about going back. (more)Roger Davis
Perfect..the best part was driving on the beautiful country roads. (more)Eve Piggott
From £390 per week (sleeps 2)
Houseboat holidays in Devon, England
Staying on the houseboat was the most memorable part!...I would give it an A+. (more)Cathy Halley
The most memorable part of the holiday was ...Spending a peaceful time in beautiful surroundings without a TV. (more)Amanda Curtis
Simply sitting back, enjoying the peace and tranquillity was the most memorable...We genuinely think we had very little impact on the environment. We spent money in local shops - although the nearby Waitrose was a temptation! (more)Tony Dunne
From £385 - £795 per week
Cairngorms B & B accommodation, Scotland
It was a 100% success...We have never been anywhere that was more environmentally friendly. (more)Keith Pinion
Brillant!...The Scotish scenery and the castles. The b&b was the very good, we really enjoyed staying there. (more)Michael Hinton
Excellent...Extremely welcoming host, all facilities excellent & so refreshing to see eco policies put into practice so thoroughly (more)Geraldine Moon
From £90 - £99 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Rural guesthouse in Malaga, Spain
We had a lovely family suite which was spacious and well equipped. The pool is also lovely - quite large and pristine... (more)Julie Mills
The blend of marvellous scenery, a fabulous place to stay and relax, and the hospitality of our hosts (including great food and great local advice on walking, parking points, activities etc). (more)Russell Chant
Exploring hills and geological areas near the property was the most memorable...Relaxing. Hosts very attentive and informative. Peaceful location. (more)Diana Loffler
From €73 - €83 per double room per night
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire
10/10 - would love to stay again, a weekend is not enough (more)Natalie Stone
If you want to relax, this ticked all the boxes. We came back refreshed and fully benefitting from our week away. (more)jayne ellis
We had a nice, quiet break at the straw bale cabin. The cabin was well equipped with cooking ingredients, utensils, crockery etc so we were able to spend time preparing nice meals before curling up and reading or listening to our little radio. With the veranda, pond , apple trees, allotment and surrounding farm land we felt close to nature. (more)Michele Rogers
From £264 per week (sleeps 2)
West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm
Staying in this farm you may feel you are staying at home. The farm owners are simple and friendly. (more)chanuan ratanawaraha
The most memorable part of the holiday was visiting the Eden Project, Rosemoor Gdns, other NT/RHS properties in the area. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
The wonderful breakfasts that Rose cooked were made up of local produce and tasted delicious. Rose is a very good jam maker too! (more)Amanda Porter
From £30 - £45 per person per night
Lanzarote beach house, Canary Islands
Memorable parts? Beautiful landscapes, excellent food! Great for a relaxing holiday. Tips? Hire a car to explore the island, there is lots to see, from beaches to the national park, it's well worth it! Local benefits? Yes, particularly if you stay at the Finca de Arrieta, they are environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent holiday, great chance to recharge for the rest of the year! (more)Lila Caballero
From €925 - €1225 per accommodation per week
Yorkshire self catering accommodation sleeping 4, England
Fantastic. Lovely cottage, very well stocked and furnished. Very friendly and helpful owner. The cottage is spacious and in bad weather you can sit and gaze into the garden and listen to the birds. (more)Helena Poldervaart
We were intrigued to stay in a house made of straw bales and to see how recycling/ reuse can be put into practice and good effect.- we were not disappointed! We found the photo albums showing the building of the house really interesting. (more)C Sharkey
From £396 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
Komodo Dragon ecolodge in Flores
Memorable parts? The boat trip that the Eco Lodge organised to Rinca and Komodo Island was really lovely. The food was amazing (how he did that magic in a boat is beyond me) and the snorkelling was easily the best I've ever done - we saw Turtles, Rays, Scorpion Fish, beautiful coral and a whole host of gorgeous sea life. Our guide was really friendly and helpful, just like it said on his shirt! The staff organising my booking and taking care of things at the lodge are all unendingly solicitous.... (more)Jessica Southworth
From US $90 per double room per night
Costa Rica homestay holidays
Memorable parts? I enjoyed every moment of my stay but being taught to dance Bachata by my host family would have to be the highlight. Tips? If possible, ask to be placed at Dona Leila's house. She was the most wonderful host - incredibly friendly, very patient with my basic Spanish and an amazing cook. Local benefits? Definitely. I was immersed in the local small village community and the money from my homestay and other tours and activities was helping the locals sustain... (more)Elfie Burgess
From US $98 per person per night
Spanish Pyrenees historic B&B
It was perfect in all respects, particularly thanks to our hosts who not only cooked the delicious dinners but also helped with (very useful) recommendations for excursions, organising rental bikes and stimulating conversation. We will be back soon! (more)Irina von Wiese
Brilliant. Would love to do it again...Beautiful countryside, quiet location & helpful hosts (more)R Moore
Very good, familiar hospitality...Roy a very good and fine cook and Goretti the wine and whisky-expert was marvellous. (more)Lutgart Van Malderen
From €90 - €130 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Mafia Island holiday
Snorkelling and diving amongst a myriad of fish in all colours and sizes was the most memorable part. (more)Stephen Kearney
The highlights were staying in the tree houses. Scuba diving in Chole and Chumbe (more)Sunna Altnoder
The resort, people and everything were just perfect, we couldn't have had a better time and hope to return there in the future. The staff of this operator have just been amazing and we can't praise Louise enough, so thank you. (more)Mr and Mrs Horsey
From £1100 - £1395 excluding flights
Swedish Lapland holiday accommodation
Fantastic! Loved every minute of it. Excellent accommodation and food. Owners were extremely accommodating, helpful and knowledgeable. Great activities in an amazing setting. Would highly recommend it and would love to go back! (more)Amanda Ford
It was fantastic. Scenery and people made it all worth while...Staying in the wilderness cabin for 2 nights was an amazing experience. (more)Bolette Bruun
The most exciting part was finally seeing the Northern Lights the night before I left. (more)Natasha Cafane
From SKr1500 - SKr2000 per person per night
Cirali beach accommodation, Turkey
Really excellent...The best thigs were the warm sea. the quiet. the beautiful mountains above the beach. Great food, reading books in the shade. (more)Sarah Gray
The beach, accommodations, food and friendly people were outstanding. (more)Joanne Albright
The absolute peace & tranquillity of the destination was the most memorable part of the holiday..Superb. (more)Doris Monsell
From £650 - £700 per person per week
Costa Rica eco lodge in a private reserve
Incredible - the lodge and its views over the mountains and forest were breathtaking and we had the most relaxing time. We will definitely be staying at the lodge again if we are ever back in Costa Rica. (more)Elfie Burgess
They create all their own electricity with a small hydro-turbine... virtually ALL the work done on this coffee plantation is by the owners and locals. They have many LONG TERM employees because they treat them very well, from what I saw and understood. They are also re-foresting pasture land. Most of everything we ate was grown there except a few things they get from local farmers. (more)Korte Yeo
A fabulous situation , beautiful rooms, great service all round... We spent two weeks there and enjoyed every moment .Great thanks to the owners and their parents. (more)patrick heffron
From US $160 - US $225 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Istanbul holiday accommodation, Turkey
The most exciting part was just being in Istanbul...Brilliant holiday and very personable local contact. (more)Frances Smyth
Istanbul was a great place to stay, with so much to do. The accommodation was in a brilliant location to enjoy both the historic sights and going out. It has been beautifully restored and was perfect for a couple. (more)Eleanor Tomlinson
From €90 - €270 per apartment per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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