The Roomorama Story

There's more to travel than visiting a checklist of tourist attractions.

Roomorama was founded on the principle that there is more to travel than visiting a checklist of tourist attractions.

As two young executives caught between professional obligations and perpetual wanderlust, Jia En Teo and Federico Folcia would rent their New York apartments to a few friendly folks with a similar desire to live like locals. The proceeds in turn would subsidize their travel needs. That simple and effective method became a habit. But using classifieds to advertise their apartment -the most accessible platform at the time- took too much effort and, more alarmingly, involved too many risks: hundreds of responses to sift through; overlapping and contradictory requests; dubious, non-secure methods of payment and worst of all, no-shows.

Jia En and Federico quickly identified the demand for a service that handled short-term rental transactions quickly, easily and securely. Roomorama.com was launched in January 2009 and has since been a leader in the development of online rental communities.

This is still a story in the making. Be part of it – check-in with Roomorama when you next want to check out a city, and give us feedback on how we can improve our services to make you feel at home.

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Easy Access & Convenient Rentals
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Roomorama is the discerning traveler’s one-stop shop for short-term rentals. Wherever your next trip will be, or wherever your property is, use our online marketplace to connect and transact with hosts and guests who believe in convenient, rewarding and unique travel experiences. With an ever-growing inventory of hospitable accommodations, Roomorama is working to make you feel at home wherever you are.

Roomorama for Guests
Streamlined & Secure Transactions

At Roomorama, we maximize efficiency and minimize risk.

As a Roomorama Guest, you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to live well in one of our cities, but your money is secure anyway. 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.

Likewise, as a Roomorama Host, it won’t cost you anything to list your property – your hospitality is enough for us. After you have confirmed a booking, you can rest easy knowing that your Guest has paid in advance and is equipped with a secure payment code to hand over upon check-in.

Roomorama for Hosts
People & Proactivity

It’s important that the people you rely on for your accommodations are equipped to handle your needs. Roomorama promises that you are putting your trust in a knowledgeable, professional, and personable staff. Our in-house customer service team is available around the clock and is dedicated to procuring solutions should you need any help.

We’re confident the system we’ve set up is self-sufficient, but our proactivity doesn’t stop there. Our ShoutOut feature broadcasts self-authorized Guest requests to potential Hosts worldwide. We encourage Guest property reviews and Host testimonials so that every Roomoramate has tangible information at their disposal. This allows Hosts to build their reputation within the Roomorama community and every Guest to thoroughly research for the direct provider of their accommodation(s). We’re all people here, so talk to us and to one another.

Perks & Promotions
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Living like a local is an entire experience – that’s why we’ve created the Roomorama Perks Program to extend our welcome. As a Roomorama member, you’re privy to special rates with our partners, whether you want a bottle of wine for the evening, a car for the day, laundry service for the week or language classes for the whole month.

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