Terms and Conditions
Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. In these Booking Conditions references to "you" and "your" include the first named person on the booking and all persons on whose behalf a booking is made or any other person to whom a booking is added or transferred.
By making a booking, the first named person on the booking agrees on behalf of all persons detailed on the booking that:-
Please note that apartments4you does not offer any scheme of financial protection in respect of any bookings made via this website.
apartments4you does not provide transport services or act as an “organiser” as set out in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992
We may alter/update these terms and conditions at any time. If we do so, all subsequent bookings will be governed by the newer version.
Booking and Paying for your accommodation arrangements
We may allow you to provisionally reserve up to 5 accommodations for up to 24 hours. Where you have not booked these accommodations (as set out below and in our Booking Conditions) within 24 hours of having provisionally reserved them then they will be released back for general sale.
A booking is made with us when a) full payment is made and b) we issue you with a booking confirmation. A binding contract will come into existence between you and us as soon as we have issued you with a booking confirmation that will confirm the details of your booking and will be sent to you via email. Upon receipt, if you believe that any details on the confirmation (or any other document) are wrong you must advise us immediately as changes can not be made later and it may harm your rights if we are not notified of any inaccuracies in any document within ten days of our sending it out (five days for tickets).
Availability of Arrangements
Our ability to confirm a booking is dependent on the availability of accommodation deposited by others with apartments4you and which are acceptable to you. We therefore cannot guarantee that any particular request for an Affiliated Resort, area, travel date, type or size of accommodation, or otherwise will be met. We will, though, offer you alternative choices which may be available at the time.
Any special requests must be advised to us at the time of booking. You should then confirm your requests in writing. Whilst every effort will be made by us to try and arrange your reasonable special requests, we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled. The fact that a special request has been noted on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation or that it has been passed on to the supplier is not confirmation that the request will be met. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract on our part unless the request has been specifically confirmed by us.
Disabilities and Medical Problems
We are not a specialist disabled accommodation provider, but we will do our utmost to cater for any special requirements you may have. If you or any member of your party has any medical problem or disability which may affect your stay, please provide us with full details before we confirm your booking so that we can try to advise you as to the suitability of your chosen arrangements. Acting reasonably, if we are unable to properly accommodate the needs of the person(s) concerned, we will not confirm your booking or if you did not give us full details at the time of booking, we may cancel it and impose applicable cancellation charges when we become aware of these details.
Adequate travel insurance is vital and you should ensure that appropriate cover is in place. If you choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, we will not be liable for any losses that result and in respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available.
Accuracy and Prices
We endeavour to ensure that all the information and prices on this website are accurate, however, we reserve the right to alter any of our advertised accommodation prices at any time. You must check the current price and all other details relating to the accommodation that you wish to book immediately before your booking is confirmed.
We reserve the right to amend or vary the price of unsold accommodation at any time and/or correct any errors.
The price of your confirmed accommodation may be subject to changes arising from government action such as changes in VAT, other applicable sales taxes or any other government imposed changes; and to changes in currency exchange rates either or both of which may result in a variation of your accommodation price.
Please note that discounts, special offers and other promotional price reductions or offers may not be used in conjunction with any other discount or special offer.
In particular, promotional discounts are not applicable on “LATE DEALs” products and all Arrangements appearing in the “LATE DEALs” search at a price of £225 shall be excluded from promotional discounts.
Promotional discounts, special offers and other reductions publicised by apartments4you do not apply to any other “partner” websites e.g. cottages4you and Villages4you (which are separate from apartments4you)
Specific exclusions and terms may be applied to promotional discounts and special offers and they may be available at specific Affiliated Resorts and at specific times only.
Changes by You
If you wish to change any part of your accommodation arrangements after our confirmation invoice has been issued (including without limitation the date(s) of the booking), you must inform us in writing as soon as possible. This should be done by the first named person on the booking. Whilst we will try to assist, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet your requested change. Where we can meet a request, all changes will be subject to payment of an administration fee as well as any applicable rate changes or extra costs incurred as well as any costs incurred by ourselves and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Where we are unable to assist you and you do not wish to proceed with the original booking we will treat this as a cancellation by you. A cancellation fee may be payable.
Please also note that airline and other transport tickets are unlikely to be refundable and that you may need to buy new tickets at a higher price. You must deal with your transport supplier in this regard.
Going Home Early
If you are forced to return home early, we cannot refund the cost of any accommodation you have not used. If you cut short your arrangements and return home early in circumstances where you have no reasonable cause for complaint about the standard of accommodation provided, we will not offer you any refund for that part of your accommodation not used, nor can we be liable for any associated costs you may incur. Depending on the circumstances, your travel insurance may offer cover for curtailment and we suggest that any claim is made directly with them.
Cancellation by You
If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Since we incur costs in cancelling your arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below (The cancellation charge detailed is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges which are not refundable in the event of the person(s) to whom they apply cancelling.):-
Period before departure date that the cancellation notice is actually received by apartments4you
If one or more member(s) of your holiday party cancel(s) and the occupancy level decreases, the full price per apartment will still be payable by the remaining occupants.
If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. We will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us. No refunds will be given for any passengers who do not occupy the accommodation or for any unused services.
If we Change or Cancel your Accommodation Booking
Special Note: When two or more consecutive weeks have been booked at an Affliated Resort you may be required to move from one apartment to another for any second or any subsequent week.
It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your accommodation arrangements, but occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your accommodation arrangements.
Your rights in relation to changes we make depend on whether we make a minor or a major change: Examples of “major changes” include the following when made before departure; a significant change of destination for the whole or a large part of your time away or a change of accommodation to that of a lower standard or classification for the whole or a large part of your time away. An example of a “minor change” would include a change of accommodation to another of the same standard or classification. We will not have any liability if we make any minor changes.
If we have to make a major change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible and if there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of i) (for major changes) accepting the changed arrangements or (for both major changes and cancellations) ii) accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). You must notify us of your choice within 7 days of our offer. If you fail to do so we will assume that you have chosen to accept the change or alternative booking arrangements.
The above sets out the maximum extent of our liability for changes and cancellations and we regret we cannot meet any expenses or losses you may incur as a result of change or cancellation. The above options will not be available if we make a minor change or if we cancel as a result of your failure or breach (including your failure to make full payment on time) or where the change(s) or cancellation by us arises out of alterations or changes to the confirmed booking requested by you.
Very rarely, we may be forced by "force majeure" (see below) to change or terminate your arrangements after departure. If this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any from our suppliers), pay you compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result.
Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions we will not be liable or pay you compensation if our contractual obligations to you are affected by any event which we or the supplier(s) of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. These events can include, but are not limited to war, threat of war, civil strife, terrorist activity and its consequences or the threat of such activity, riot, the act of any government or other national or local authority including port or river authorities, industrial dispute, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster, volcanic and geological events, fire, chemical or biological disaster and adverse weather, sea, ice and river conditions and all similar events outside our or the supplier(s)’ control. Advice from the Foreign Office to avoid or leave a particular country may constitute Force Majeure. We will follow the advice given by the Foreign Office.
Our Responsibility for Your Booking
We have a duty to select the accommodation providers with reasonable skill and care. We have no liability to you for the actual provision of the accommodation, except in cases where it is proved that we have breached that duty and damage to you has been caused. Therefore, providing we have selected the provider with reasonable care and skill, we will have no liability to you for anything that happens at the accommodation or any acts or omissions of the provider or others.
We also have no liability in the following situations:
If we are found liable to you on any basis, we limit the amount we have to pay you to a maximum of three times the cost of your accommodation. This limit does not apply to cases involving death or injury.
Building and Development Work
Although you may be on holiday, life will be going on around you as normal. This may include noise and inconvenience from building or road works and traffic. We will notify you of any building/refurbishment works which may reasonably be considered to seriously impair the enjoyment of your stay which we are aware of as soon as possible. Please note services and facilities may also be affected by maintenance, bad weather and other similar factors, all of which are beyond our control. We recommend you contact the local tourist information office at your destination for the latest details.
We make every effort to ensure that your accommodation arrangements run smoothly but if you do have a problem during your stay, please inform the accommodation supplier immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please contact us on +44 207 365 2707 Failure to do so will affect ours and the accommodation supplier’s ability to investigate your complaint, and will affect your rights under this contract. If the problem cannot be resolved and you wish to complain further, you must send formal written notice of your complaint to us at apartments4you, RCI Europe Ltd, Kettering Parkway, Kettering, Northants, NN15 6EY within 28 days of the end of your stay, giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. This will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you.
You must comply with the Affiliated Resort’s rules, safety requirements and by-laws. If in our opinion or in the opinion of any hotel manager or any other person in authority, your behaviour or that of any member of your party is causing or is likely to cause distress, danger or annoyance to any third party or damage to property, we reserve the right to terminate your accommodation arrangements with us immediately. In the event of such termination our liability to you and/or your party will cease and you and/or your party will be required to leave your accommodation immediately. We will have no further obligations to you and/or your party. No refunds for lost accommodation will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of termination. You and/or your party may also be required to pay for loss and/or damage caused by your actions and we will hold you and each member of your party jointly and individually liable for any damage or losses caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or losses must be paid directly to the accommodation supplier prior to departure from the accommodation. If you fail to make payment, you will be responsible for meeting any claims (including legal costs) subsequently made against us as a result of your actions together with all costs we incur in pursuing any claim against you. We cannot be held responsible for the actions or behaviour of other individuals who have no connection with your booking arrangements or with us.
Use of Holiday Accommodation
The total number of people (babies and children included) occupying your accommodation must not exceed the maximum occupancy of the apartment set out in the booking confirmation; otherwise, the Affiliated Resort may refuse access or levy an additional charge. You accept the fact that accommodation may vary in unit size, design, fixtures, furnishings, amenities and facilities.
You and the other members of your holiday party are responsible for payment of any and all applicable taxes, personal expenses, utility charges, such as electricity, water and telephone, security deposits and other fees or charges levied by an Affiliated Resort on occupiers of accommodation for the use of amenities and facilities thereto. In some US states a local sales tax may be payable by you on arrival at or departure from the accommodation.
If you are going to arrive outside the check-in day and/or time set out in your confirmation, you should contact the Affiliated Resort directly to make alternative check-in arrangements. The Affiliated Resort may levy a charge or impose other conditions for any accommodation not covering the days or times specified on the confirmation.
Passport, Visa and Immigration Requirements and Health Formalities
It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, customs, currency, health and immigration requirements applicable to your accommodation booking. You must check requirements for your own specific circumstances with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates and your own doctor as applicable. Requirements do change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure.
Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. If your passport is in its final year, you should check with the Embassy of the country you are visiting. For further information contact the Passport Office on 0870 5210410 or visit www.passport.gov.uk
Special conditions apply for travel to the USA, and all passengers must have individual machine readable passports. Please check www.usembassy.org.uk For European holidays you should obtain a completed and issued form EHIC prior to departure.
Up to date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, visit www.fco.gov.uk
Non British passport holders, including other EU nationals, should obtain up to date advice on passport and visa requirements from the Embassy, High Commission or Consulate of your destination or country(ies) through which you are travelling.
We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, customs, currency or immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration,currency or customs requirements or health formalities.
Jurisdiction and applicable law
These Booking Conditions and any agreement to which they apply are governed in all respects by English law. We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter which arises between us out of or in connection with your contract or booking will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only. You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you live in those places and if you wish to do so.
Information about Affiliated Resorts, including without limitation available information about facilities, amenities and services, published by apartments4you is based on information obtained from the relevant Affiliated Resort. You should be aware that facilities, amenities and services provided at the Affiliated Resort may not necessarily be available or may be restricted at certain times of the year. Accordingly, although apartments4you makes reasonable efforts to ensure that resort information provided by apartments4you is accurate and complete as of the date such resort information is provided by apartments4you to you, subject to these booking conditions, apartments4you cannot accept responsibility for any inaccurate, incomplete or misleading information about any Affiliated Resort provided to you. apartments4you makes no warranty or representation (other than any made in writing by apartments4you) about any Affiliated Resort. You are free if you wish to make your own enquiries on such matters.
apartments4you do not own or manage any Affiliated Resorts. They are separate and distinct entities and apartments4you has no joint venture, partnership or agency relationship with any of them. The products or services that are provided or sold by Affiliated Resorts, including but not limited to excursions, activities, transport and accommodation are also separate and distinct.