Staying In Edinburgh With Roomorama

After a busy week traveling around Scotland, we were exhausted and in need of a place where we could just sit back and relax. It doesn’t matter how cozy a hostel dorm is, if you’re sharing a room with strangers you simply don’t have the freedom to do whatever you want, when you want. So instead of staying in Glasgow for the day, we hurried on to Edinburgh to enjoy the most of the apartment we had booked with Roomorama for 2 days. It was the first time we had stayed in an apartment booked online via Roomorama, but they made the booking process easy, with many apartments to choose from and “checking in” to the apartment without a reception or someone to meet you was a breeze. The apartment itself was amazing. We stayed in Leith, a district in northern Edinburgh, with its own distinct character and once we had settled in – we felt at home right away:

The 2-bedroom apartment was luxurious and stylish but without losing that cozy touch –  the kitchen had everything you could possibly need for cooking, and the living room was spacious and light with large sliding balcony doors in glass, a comfy couch and flat screen TV.

In the hallway there was even a workout area for those wanting to work out, but we took the opportunity to use the high speed WiFi to catch up on work while enjoying a nice glass of red wine instead.

Edinburgh is a fantastic city with so many amazing things to see and do, but for one night we allowed ourselves to do nothing at all, which is somewhat of a luxury when it comes to traveling the way we normally do.

It’s amazing how great you feel after a good meal, a hot bath and a bed with plush pillows, and the next day we got up early, watched the sunrise and headed out on a new adventure to take a day tour to Stirling and Loch Lomond…

Disclaimer: We received two nights free accommodation at Bond31 from Roomorama.

9 Responses to Staying In Edinburgh With Roomorama

  1. Jeremy Albelda October 11, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    Did Roomorama put you up at Bond31 as in they “highly suggested” that place because its super nice, or did you have free range to choose wherever you wanted?

    • Sofia - As We Travel October 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

      Hey Jeremy, we had free range of choice to pick any apartment – but based on the dates we would be in Edinburgh, this apartment was perfect for us. We only booked it 1 week before, and there was less apartment choices then, so it’s best to book earlier and of course have more options.

  2. Janine October 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    My partner and I love this service that Roomorama provides. We don’t travel on a TIGHT budget but we try to save whenever we can, like take budget flights and not stay in fancy hotels. So when we found Roomorama, it was perfect, and we also rent our place out so that the cash we earn from that supplements some of our travel expenditure. Glad you liked your apartment in Edinburgh- it does look very comfi.

    • Sofia - As We Travel October 11, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

      That’s a great idea, if I had a place to rent out when I am away I definitely would.

  3. Campbell34hsc October 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    That’s an amazing place, this roomorama does look like a much better option than most hotels. I just checked it out on their website and seems like they are in a ton of cities around the world. I will definitely be checking them out on my next vacation.

  4. Silver Jewelry Jaipur October 22, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    really a nice and a great place i love these places thank you for sharing these info

  5. Christian November 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    What a cozy apartment! I’ve been looking for somewhere nice and not cookie-cutter like most hotels for my Eurotrip next month with my high school buddies. Looks like would be my best shot – they seem to have properties everywhere! Thanks for the heads up!


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