When choosing accommodation for your holiday, some say it’s just a roof over your head. I disagree. When travelling, where we go matters just as much as where we stay. And if you want to stay somewhere that feels like a home away from home, then Roomorama is just the ticket.

Created by two executives who started renting their New York apartments to people who wanted to live like locals whilst on holiday, they identified a need for a short term rental service that also provided economic value compared to hotel pricing. Thus Roomorama.com was launched in January 2009.

“As a Roomorama guest, you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to live well in one of our cities, and your money is secure. After you’ve paid for your stay, we keep your money safe until you check in to your accommodations and are satisfied enough to hand over your unique payment code.”

I recently reviewed a Roomorama room in Melbourne, and it certainly delivered on all accounts. The hosts were there to welcome me, and not only showed me through the stylish apartment and all its facilities, but also provided me with valuable information and extensive knowledge about the surrounding area.

Compared to staying in a hotel, the Roomorama experience enabled me to luxuriate in a modern and spacious apartment, complete with a large lounge area, extensive Foxtel channels, artwork, a gym and an outdoor balcony with a bbq.

The kitchen complete with condiments and cereal enabled me to save money on breakfast and lunch, whilst enjoying the restaurants in the local area for dinner. And after all, don’t we all crave a home cooked meal once in a while when we’re on holidays?

After a long day of sight seeing, it was a joy to be able to relax and recharge in a space that had a comforting ambience, compared to some hotel rooms that can feel stark and sterile.

Roomorama also encourages guest reviews and testimonials, to ensure that you can confidently place your trust in their listed properties.

Click here for more information about Roomorama.