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Roomorama.com is now closed, but was previously a short-term rental solution for travelers looking for unique and professionally-managed places to stay.
With a selection of over 300,000 properties across 6,000 destinations worldwide, Roomorama offered mid-range to high-end properties, most of which were professionally managed. The user-friendly platform let users register for free and book a property online for anywhere from 3 nights to 3 months. The Roomorama community was made up of corporate and leisure travelers with one common interest: they enjoyed the experience of “living like a local” in friendly and exciting neighborhoods where hotels are usually not found.
Roomorama Instant Booking
Roomorama users were able to instantly book from a curated selection of European properties.
Short-term Rental Solution
Roomorama provided a solution for global nomads who were are tired of cookie-cutter hotels and were looking for unique places to stay. Short-term rentals offered much more value for money as you get all the amenities of home, like WiFi, laundry facilities, living room, bedrooms and full-sized kitchen, without the hefty price tag. With Roomorama, you could find professionally-managed, short-term rentals that you could book from the comfort of your own home or while on the go.
Roomorama was originally founded by Jia En Teo and Federico Folcia, two business executives with a serious case of wanderlust. After renting out their New York City apartment to finance some of their own travels, Teo and Folcia quickly saw the shortcomings of listing their space through classified sites. But the demand for an easy way to list and book a vacation rental was clear. They launched Roomorama in 2009 to help locals share their space and make some extra cash while giving ever-curious travelers like themselves a way to experience destinations like the locals.
- Roomorama reviewed hosts based on a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" rating system. Guests also could leave comments about their experience that hosts were not allowed to alter or delete. This system was conducive to Roomorama's mission to build a global community of happy travelers and hosts.
- The Roomorama app was available to iOS & Android users who wanted to list and or book a vacation on the go.
- Funds were only transferred after guests have given a payment release code upon arrival. This ensured that guests received the accommodations they were expecting and hosts receive their money.
- Registration and login were quick and easy with Twitter, Facebook or Google.
- As a Roomorama member, you'dl have access to dozens of bargains through the Roomorama Perks program such as dining deals, exclusive sightseeing tours, and more!
- Roomorama ShoutOuts was a community bulletin boards that allowed guests who were having trouble deciding where to book a vacation to post their preferred dates, locations, amenities, etc. Hosts in the designated cities received a notification that someone was interested, and they could then respond with a pitch to the potential guest about how their property might be the perfect vacation rental for their needs.
What Others Said About Roomorama
"In many cities like New York, London and Tokyo, a Roomorama flat is often less expensive than a hotel and offers the convenience of full kitchens and other amenities of home." -NBC New York
"[Roomorama] certifies hosts with good records and offers discounts from partners like Crunch gym." -Inc. Magazine
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