We were beginning to worry. Our girl group had decided to run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain this July, but hadn’t realized just hard it would be to find accommodation. For you see, finding a place to stay in Pamplona, Spain during the San Fermin festival is no small feat. The town of just 300,000 inhabitants swells to over 1 million when San Fermin kicks off on July 6th every year. A glut of tourists create more demand than supply, resulting in many feeling the “where am I going to stay?” pinch. Accommodation fills up quickly in Pamplona, and the few places left over can be pricey. Our resident nomadic chick Jeannie, in charge of securing a place for us to rest our pretty little heads, searched ardently but to no avail. Dead leads on accommodation abounded and I started to fear that sleeping in an open field would be in our near future.
And then Roomorama came to the rescue, coming on board as official accommodation provider for our fearless girl group.
Truthfully, I hadn’t heard of Roomorama until a few months ago. They established themselves in 2009 and are an accommodation provider specializing in short term apartment rentals to road-weary travellers seeking a home away from home. I’m a frequent hotel and hostel stayer, but after spending two weeks in Antigua, Guatemala last year to take a Spanish course, I see the appeal of staying in an apartment: a kitchen to make meals and a decent-sized fridge in which to store food spring to mind.
I also think it’ll be the perfect crash pad for my femmes fatales et moi. A quick preview of the soon-to-be digs:
What’s more, I quite fancy the idea of having a homey space to take a breather-San Fermin is sure to be intense. Located in Pamplona’s old town, our flat is just a stone’s throw away from all the excitement and is easy to escape to when this old fogey needs her beauty rest.
Have you ever stayed in a rental apartment on your travels? Would you?
Source for 1st image: World Travellist.com