Friday, 24 February 2012

Manchester Apartment Review | Roomorama

Whilst in Manchester we stayed in an apartment which I booked through Roomorama. It was located in the Deansgate area of the city which is just a few minutes walk from Oxford Road train station so was within walking distance of the city centre which was perfect for us.

After a few problems with booking the apartment, which appear to be down to a lack of clear communication between Roomorama and the apartment owner everything was confirmed. Upon arrival were met by a man who checked us into our  two bedroom home for the weekend.
After being let in the secure entry door we unexpectedly found ourselves in a bright inner courtyard with a garden section and lovely water features leading to a modern and clean reception area.

Inner Courtyard

Our apartment itself was a nice size with an open plan kitchen, living and dining area. The living area had a large glass door which led out onto a good sized balcony. Unfortunately we were pretty much facing a brick wall however, rooms on the other side of the building would have been looking onto the lovely little courtyard.

Kitchen Area

The two bedrooms were of similar size and one of which was en suite (definitely kept that one for myself!). The bedroom which was next to the living area even had fold-away doors which you could push back to create an even more open plan living area. My two guy friends who were sharing this room thought this was a great idea as it would leave them with 'so much room for activities!' That only makes sense if you've seen Step Brothers...

One of the Bedrooms

The apartment had all the modern amenities you could need including a dishwasher, washing machine and large flat-screen TV and DVD player. The only thing missing was a stereo system which would have been nice.

Overall our apartment allowed us more freedom during our stay in Manchester. We were able to have our friends over for food and a few drinks in our living area which made it far more sociable than staying in a hotel. Staying in an apartment allows you to feel like more of a local than simply a tourist and this is another reason I try to book apartments rather than hotels.

Despite the teething problems in the booking process through Roomorama our stay was a definite success and I'd book a stay through Roomorama again without hesitation.

Chilling in the Courtyard

Have you ever booked accommodation through Roomorama? What did you think of it?

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