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. . .