Review: Roomorama (Part 1)

October 29, 2012

I do not consider myself a trendsetter, however I definitely believe that I was amongst the first travel bloggers to start the “renting an apartment while traveling” trend.  I have been renting apartments in cities all over the world for over a decade now.  I have rented at least 10 different apartments in Buenos Aires, Argentina alone.  If I know that I will be in a city for more than 3 days, then this is what I chose for my accommodation.  Thus, I was eager to experience firsthand a new website called Roomorama, whose motto is: Quality accommodation for the discerning traveler.”

Step 1: The Search

My husband and I were headed to Buenos Aires to visit his family and friends for 2 weeks.  We could have easily chosen a cheaper apartment, so that we could have stayed in 1 place for a longer amount of time.  Except, when I did a quick search and I saw that it was possible to rent a Faena Hotel + Universe apartment, there was no decision to be made.  Faena is quite possibly the most beautiful hotel in the world and I am not just saying that because we were married there.

The smallest hotel room at Faena starts at $390/night, which makes renting one of their apartment’s that is twice the size and with amenities such as a full kitchen and living room a total bargain!

Roomorama makes it really easy to search for properties with all of their filters.  You can search by price, location, number of bedrooms, amenities, and/or conditions.  Each property listed has pictures, a detailed description, and reviews.  The property manager is also displayed and you are able to contact them with any further questions that you might have.

Step 2: The Inquiry 

Before you can inquire about the availability of an apartment, you need to first sign up for a free account.  After searching and compiling a list of your favorite places, then you must send out inquiries to the property managers to see if the apartments are indeed available for the dates you need.  We were responded to immediately about the Faena apartment.  In case the property manager is not responding quickly, it is possible to have Roomorama send them “a nudge” to speed up the process.

Step 3: The Booking

Once the property manager confirms that the apartment is available and you agree upon the price (make sure to look for any compulsory charges or if a deposit is needed), then you send your payment information through Roomorama to the property manager.  You will receive more detailed information regarding the apartment closer to your stay.

We could not wait to be back in the place that held such a special place in our hearts. . .

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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34 thoughts on “Review: Roomorama (Part 1)

  1. Julika

    I just recently discovered apartment renting as a cheap and authentic way of traveling. So far, I only collected experience with AirBnB in Croatia, but I loved everything about it! I will definitely try renting apartments via Roomorama next time! 🙂

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      It’s such a great way to really feel like you’re living there and not visiting! Plus, we love cooking meals for our friends when we’re in BA, so having a kitchen is great!!!

  2. Alex Smith

    Staying in a hotel while traveling is of course expensive nowadays. While renting an apartment is cheaper, it also makes you feel you are home away from home. The rooms are indeed absolutely excellent and perfect .

  3. Sara Louise

    I definitely think the apartment is the way to go if you’re going to be someplace for more than a few days. I think that being in a neighborhood will help to give a much more ‘real’ feel of a city 🙂

  4. Christine

    I rented an apartment in Barcelona back in 2010 and it was amazing! I wanted to try Roomorama last year when I went to Boston but the owner of the apartment never got back to me after e-mailing several times. Maybe I’ll try it again next time.

  5. AnnOnandOn

    Perfect! I did something like that in Quebec City and now have a great contact if you need one. Moving to MT for 1 1/2 yrs in Dec. and I’m trying to decide if I want to pack “everything” or not. :S

  6. Elisa

    I havent rented anything through Roomorama yet, but my first experience with them was not great. The girl I wanted to rent from was HORRIBLE about getting back to me when I got in touch, and just when I was getting ready to book she raised her prices by 3X. I was so upset and disappointed that I canceled the weekend in Milan altogether 🙁

  7. Eileen

    I love renting apartments… so much more fun! We’ve been doing it for a while now too, you really get to know the area better.

    What a gorgeous space to stay!


    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Yes, you definitely need to know the location before you book! It’s helpful to maybe have a friend in that city who can confirm that you’ve picked a good location. We LOVED our apartment at Faena though! XOXO

  8. Karla

    That appartment looks dreamy! You make me want to visit Buenos Aires like NOW 😉

    I will when I head down to South America.

    Glad you loved it. It’s very chic, very classy, very you!

    Un *abrazo*


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