“There is more to travel than visiting a checklist of tourist attractions.” This is principle at the core of successful booking site Roomorama.
Launched in January 2009, the company was developed when founders Jia En Teo and Federico Folcia started renting their own New York apartments to tourists who wanted to experience living like locals. As the two realized that there is a market for this type of services, Roomorama was born and currently offers affordable short-term rentals in 5,000 locations.
Roomorama offers both guest accommodations and host property listings across North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Northern Africa and Oceania. Types of property listings included in Roomorama are bedroom (in a shared apartment or house), house (for a group of guest, family, friends, etc.), apartment, bed and breakfast, hotel and hostel.
We wanted to try out Roomorama for ourselves and used it on our European trip in Rome and London and picked two accommodations to stay in. The first was a 2 floor room in the north of Rome which was located in an apartment building. We stopped in and met the amazing owner who walked us through the room and showed us all the amenities the room had. A terrace that overlooked parts of Rome, an in room kitchen and full washroom and a breakfast in the morning. Things that we would have never had in a regular hotel room and with a personal touch that made the stay extra special.
Our next stay was in London in a room in a red brick apartment right beside the Edware Road tube station. The apartment was located a 10 minute walk to Oxford Street and all the London shopping and Hyde Park. We were greeted by the owner who showed us our room and the local attractions. We were amazed by the location of the property and the price, which was a half of what we would have spent at a regular hotel.
Currently, more than 120,000 properties worldwide are available so you can choose from a wide array of rentals for your next vacation/destination. Roomorama also prides itself in its secure payment system through the use of six-digit codes that are only accessible for the Guest, Roomorama and the Host. This is a unique feature from the travel site and ensures that both Guest and Host are both protected from fraud.
With offers of easy access, convenient rentals coupled with secured transactions and even membership perks, Roomorama is here to stay and is definitely at the forefront of homestay and short term rentals.
For more details on what Roomorama has to offer you can visit their official website at roomorama.com.