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Roomorama graciously offered to sponsor our impromptu weekend getaway to New York City. We couldn't believe that we got this fully furnished studio apartment in Midtown East/Murray Hill. We had stayed in a Roomorama accommodation on a previous vacation, in Paris, and had a really good experience with their service from start to finish.
I found myself browsing the site just to see what was available in different countries. I saw some insanely beautiful and affordable places which just added to my wanderlust.
I wouldn't promote a company if I didn't love it. As expected with any vacation, there were some inconveniences - we couldn't get into the room until 1pm and the host wouldn't budge on an early check-in so we ended up wandering around Grand Central Station and the Museum of Natural History (not a terrible way to spend a morning, but it's nice to freshen up after a long train ride). Also, when we compared to how smoothly the last meeting with the accommodation owner went, we felt that this one fell short. But, we can't complain... especially since you can run into these types of issues when you book a hotel. The difference is, the cost of a Roomorama apartment is usually significantly less than a hotel room. Also, it was New York City - the fact that we got such a large and clean place for the price the unit was advertised for was pretty surprising. We even had a kitchen!
Recently, we took a trip to Ottawa and I was hoping that we could use Roomorama. Unfortunately, there didn't seem to be any listings there but I did find this gorgeous lakeside cottage. Wouldn't it be fun to stay somewhere like this with a bunch of friends? I like the idea of renting out these unique properties for a change from the usual.
I'd love to hear if you've had any experience with Roomorama rentals - it's always nice to get first-hand accounts from other travelers.