We've tried short-term apartment rentals in the past and loved the experience. It's nice to have the option to cook your own meals, if you'd like a break from eating out and, more importantly, they're usually less expensive. So, when Roomorama contacted us to let us know about their company and whether we were interested in writing about our experience using their service, it was a natural fit. 

We receive a lot of emails asking us to push products and usually decline, but the people at Roomorama are friendly, professional, and offer an enticing alternative to traditional accommodations, so we're happy to promote them. While Roomorama did sponsor our stay, this is an honest review and all opinions are our own.

It was easy to search for, and book a place using Roomorama. The accommodations were exactly as pictured on the site and there weren't any negative surprises - only pleasant ones in the way of a selection of flavoured teas and proximity to a grocery store. The owner of the apartment unit (in the 1st arrondissement) that we chose  responded to any inquiries we had promptly - up to, and during, our stay in Paris.

The only minor inconvenience was having to bring a cash deposit with us.  Fortunately, our host was very helpful and allowed us to give him the deposit in Canadian dollars so that we didn't have to waste money exchanging it to, and from, Euros.

We would absolutely use Roomorama again. If you're planning a trip, we would recommend searching your destination on the site just to see what's available.

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  1. this is so cool!! but I'm confused - they sponsored your stay but you also needed a cash deposit? What does "sponsored" mean? (Just curious!) Can't wait to see more of Paris!

  2. Daisy - Roomorama doesn't own the accommodations; they're a service that connects travelers and short-term apartment owners/people who want to rent their homes out for a period of time.

    Roomorama was generous enough to pay our host, but as an understandable precaution, some hosts require deposits in the event that there is damage to the property while you stay there. We received our deposit back when we checked out!

  3. that little bar is so tiny/cute!

  4. I've been seeing Roomorama featured on several travel blogs recently, and everyone seems to have good things to say about it. I stayed in Paris last summer in an apartment found on Craigslist. I also had to turn in my deposit in cash, which made me nervous but it all turned out well in the end. I think it's so convenient you didn't have to change your money to Euros.

  5. I love this idea. My man and I are starting to think about honeymoon stuff and this seems like such a fun departure from the hotel/hostel situation we're used to.

  6. Oh my goodness. So many great photographs and cool adventures! Morocco is on my top ten places to go before I die. Looking forward to living vicariously through your blog.

  7. That little beverage area looks pretty rad.