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    Im thinking of staying in Study Inn for my first year at Coventry, as both me and my girlfriend are (hopefully) going to coventry so we will save a fortune by sharing a room and only having to pay £55 each. Just wondering if anyone has stayed there before, and could tell me what its like. I worry that with the lack of a shared kitchen it will be quite an unsociable place to live. Are there any other places first year students can go where they can share a room?
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    (Original post by Thable)
    Im thinking of staying in Study Inn for my first year at Coventry, as both me and my girlfriend are (hopefully) going to coventry so we will save a fortune by sharing a room and only having to pay £55 each. Just wondering if anyone has stayed there before, and could tell me what its like. I worry that with the lack of a shared kitchen it will be quite an unsociable place to live. Are there any other places first year students can go where they can share a room?
    Hey,
    Me and my boyfriend live in Callice Court as they offer studio apartments. We only heard of Study inn once we had booked our room at Callice. At first I was a bit worried we had made the wrong choice, but looking at the pictures the Study inn rooms are very very small. The kitchen looks quite attatched to the dest and I feel it would have been rather chlostraphobic.
    I love living at Callice, our studio is pretty spacious (unfortunatly there are no pictures on the Unite website, but I do have some on my facebook if you are interested?). It is also so close to the library and business school which is perfect for me. We don't share our kitchen, but on the firt day there was a Freshers' bar crawl where you are all picked up in groups from your accommodation, so it didnt stop me making friends. There are also lots of flats all around the studios, they are not all put together on their own.
    I know you wanted to know about Study Inn, but thought Id let you know about other options. (Raglan also offer studios - all on the unite students website) hope this helps!

    Oh and also the studios here are £144 so thats £72 each a week, but I think it pays for the extra space you get. Also if you want to stay here for the next year you get 10% every week!
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    (Original post by kirsty-a-x)
    Hey,
    Me and my boyfriend live in Callice Court as they offer studio apartments. We only heard of Study inn once we had booked our room at Callice. At first I was a bit worried we had made the wrong choice, but looking at the pictures the Study inn rooms are very very small. The kitchen looks quite attatched to the dest and I feel it would have been rather chlostraphobic.
    I love living at Callice, our studio is pretty spacious (unfortunatly there are no pictures on the Unite website, but I do have some on my facebook if you are interested?). It is also so close to the library and business school which is perfect for me. We don't share our kitchen, but on the firt day there was a Freshers' bar crawl where you are all picked up in groups from your accommodation, so it didnt stop me making friends. There are also lots of flats all around the studios, they are not all put together on their own.
    I know you wanted to know about Study Inn, but thought Id let you know about other options. (Raglan also offer studios - all on the unite students website) hope this helps!

    Oh and also the studios here are £144 so thats £72 each a week, but I think it pays for the extra space you get. Also if you want to stay here for the next year you get 10% every week!
    Thanks for the info, i think your right study in looks tiny, ill have a look at what you reccomended
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    Strange how some of you think it is a good idea to take on board hearsay with comments like, "By looking at the photos of Study Inn the rooms are very very small.". And then what do you do next? Compare them with other interior photos of another company online?
    If photos were so deceiving then I would suggest you to take a viewing in person and decide what is real?
    The room that I am staying in at Study Inn measures at around 20 metres square and this is an average sized room. I have heard there are bigger ones as I am only staying in the Deluxe. :confused:
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    Study Inn is pretty nice and secure; a friend stayed in there last year and It was good, though the medium room for two people is quite small. You'd better love each other's company! Convenient being in the centre of the shopping court too, literally next door to boots, poundland etc (with the other being close too).

    My girlfriend and I had considered living there but the only thing that put us off was the fact that they expect you to pay a colossal installment of rent to reserve for the following year in something like February or something. Pretty hard to find such money at a time like that.
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    Be careful with Study Inn. Although it appears ideal for a student, it is completely far from the truth. The room is much smaller than it appears in the photos. The heating system is not efficient enough. It is set up to turn off by itself after a short time. So you will have a very cold room. They dont let you use your own blankets either so your sleep will be cold as well. They enter your room without asking you and remove items that they will tell you later that are prohibited. They had removed a small sandwich toaster from me, and they didn't give it to me back. Also, their chairs and many other things that are provided are very fragile, which will count against your deposit if you break it. In many rooms had the same experiences. Their services are very poor. They definitely do not put students first like they claim on their site. When I booked the room, we had agreed on a specific date to enter the room, and when I arrived there, they told me that the room wasn't ready for check in, so I had to stay in a hotel for five days. Their behavior when contact them is very rude. Before they receive the money they are polite, but after that they become very unhelpful and mean. Especially if someone decides to leave from the accommodation for any reason, he will definitely loose all the money that he has already prepaid. In my case, although I found a replacement student for my room, they never gave me back 2100 pounds that I had prepaid. They provide several excuses through the license agreement that you sign on the website, when booking the room. Even if you still want to book a room in Study Inn, read the license agreement very carefully before you go there. ATTENTION: when you book the room, they don't ask you to sign a contract, but they ask you to sign a license agreement, which gives them the permission to bound you and do anything they want. Also, I have not seen one person who has gotten their deposit back after the contract. Finally, they do not give receipts of the money you give them.


    Study Inn was the worst accommodation I've ever stayed at.
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    Study inn is not too bad to be fair but there are some new studios available at Victoria Hall which sound good - 100mb internet for everyone and also a free iipad mini if you book before end of Feb. Only just being built though so you can't view ?
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    Hi! My name is Taimur Sajjad and I'm going to attend Warwick University for the September 2013 session. I looked at Study Inn and really liked the rooms and the facilities. The only problem that I think I'll face is the distance from the building to the University. Is this true? Is it really that far away? What are my options of traveling to and from the University? Are there are any other better studio apartments available in Coventry and preferably nearer to the University? Please help me in deciding this. On-campus accomodation is not my piece of cake I guess because I'll have people coming over from London and back home. Plus I think if just live on campus then I'd be living in the University all that time I'm studying there and not enjoy what's outside. Please comment on everything I just wrote here. Kind regards.
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    (Original post by taimursajjad)
    Hi! My name is Taimur Sajjad and I'm going to attend Warwick University for the September 2013 session. I looked at Study Inn and really liked the rooms and the facilities. The only problem that I think I'll face is the distance from the building to the University. Is this true? Is it really that far away? What are my options of traveling to and from the University? Are there are any other better studio apartments available in Coventry and preferably nearer to the University? Please help me in deciding this. On-campus accomodation is not my piece of cake I guess because I'll have people coming over from London and back home. Plus I think if just live on campus then I'd be living in the University all that time I'm studying there and not enjoy what's outside. Please comment on everything I just wrote here. Kind regards.
    Study Inn is in the City Centre, it isn't too far from town, a few miles. The easiest way would be the bus which goes straight onto Warwick Campus, the buses are always running regularly and late into the night so you should never have a problem getting about. The only other rooms/studios off campus and closer to Warwick uni would be privately rented accommodation This would be in the Tile Hill/Canley area and would allow you to walk to and from the university. These can get quite pricey though as it's a very student part of town. (We know, because it's the area we need to be in for work.)

    If you are alright with the idea of getting the bus in everyday i would advise the study inn, it's more than spacious for one person and you're in a great location, you get much more for your money then you'd get through a private rental/student house!

    Congratulations on getting into Warwick too! You'll have a great time.
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    (Original post by rockielayta)
    If you are alright with the idea of getting the bus in everyday
    Bus number 11 and 12 go from Coventry city centre directly to Warwick University - I get this bus to work and it's very reliable and there's one pretty much every 15 minutes. You can have a look at the timetable if you google 'NX Coventry'. Prices atm are £1.80 for a single, but there are student bus passes available that would make it cheaper than this. I definitely think it's feasible and I know quite a few Warwick students live in the city centre.
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    (Original post by taimursajjad)
    Hi! My name is Taimur Sajjad and I'm going to attend Warwick University for the September 2013 session. I looked at Study Inn and really liked the rooms and the facilities. The only problem that I think I'll face is the distance from the building to the University. Is this true? Is it really that far away? What are my options of traveling to and from the University? Are there are any other better studio apartments available in Coventry and preferably nearer to the University? Please help me in deciding this. On-campus accomodation is not my piece of cake I guess because I'll have people coming over from London and back home. Plus I think if just live on campus then I'd be living in the University all that time I'm studying there and not enjoy what's outside. Please comment on everything I just wrote here. Kind regards.
    If this is your first year, I think it would be wise to live on campus if you can, make friends and socialise. It is the main year for doing this before the work becomes harder and more meaningful. For your second year, when you have made some good friends you may choose to live with them as part of the overall experience and learn some real-life skills which you will carry with you for the rest of your life. During the later part of the 1st year you could get together with your new friends and find private accommodation in a house ready for your second year. It is a very exciting time and although daunting at first, I am sure that when you have settled into life at Warwick, you will really enjoy all the experiences available. Good luck & enjoy!
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    I'm only gonna be there for one year. As I'm going for a MSc program. So the question of making friends the first year and then finding a place with them doesn't exist, lol. The applications for the student accomodation at Warwick have opened and I have to decide now. Should I go for Study Inn then?
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    Also I've heard the rooms aren't like what they show on the website and have heard some bad reviews about it. Is that true? What about other student accomodation buildings in Coventry? What about Leamington Spa, is that a nice place? What about Earlsdon or any other place you guys might suggest to me. Please help me with this, I'm confused.
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    I agree with you Study Inn doesn't put student first.
    I actually am staying at Nottingham. I have referred to 2 friends but I could not receive the money. They said I didn't go by their procedure which is to fill in the form online before my friends made payment. So remember if you are introducing your friends, fill the online form before your friends make a payment. Their procedure on claiming this money is not written anywhere on the website.
    Now I am talking to them about getting my rebooking (I stayed for the summer and didn't find out about this problem until now. If I knew Study Inn is running their business unethical, I would not have made the full payment for the whole year) and damage deposit back. The damage deposit is £250 but they said they are giving me only £240 because they can't find the chopping board. Like Tsila said they come in to our room without notifying; this is why they can't find the chopping board in my room. I don't use their chopping board and keep it under the sink. I don't use it because it is made of glass and not very practical. The thing that get me thinking is why they did not ask if they can't find it. This shows they don't want to give the whole amount back. They are trying to cheat on student.
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    Living at Study Inn was one of the worst choices I made in my life. I lived in the Coventry (Market Way) division. I’ll explain this in various sections.
    The room:
    First off, ignore the measurements they put on the website and all the photos they use to deceive you. All the rooms are in different sizes and they judge the sizes of the rooms (deluxe or superior) subjectively. I had a deluxe room and my friend paid for a superior room, which was exactly the same size as mine. In fact, I dare to say that it’s smaller.
    Also, the toilet is so small that you step INTO the shower when you sit on the toilet. The heating is pointless because it automatically shuts down when the room gets to a certain temperature, so you end up waking up from the cold at night because they have these vents which blow North Pole wind into your room all year round. In fairness, the bed is alright and they have a TV. Internet is slower than my phone but at least it’s there. However, we had a balcony and it was NOT cleaned beforehand. Overall, the room is anything but they say on the website.
    Moving on to facilities in the building, I never used the TV room, conference room, or the gym. But the washing facilities are minimal. There are one drying machine and washing machine on each floor; and there are at least 50 people living on each floor. So they break constantly and no one fixes them until it fits THEIR office schedule.
    The service:
    This is the worst part of this organisation. To begin with, the front-line staff (e.g. the security and the people who handle parcels) are actually very friendly, I never had a problem with them. However, the parcel handling process is extremely inefficient. Parcels come in and they take at least a day or two to send a slip to your room and then you have to go and collect it from one counter which is very disorganised because the parcels are not referenced or stacked properly. It was better for me because I lived in the same building, but all other tenants from other divisions in Coventry had to travel here everyday to collect parcels which I never understood why it is so hard to have a mini station in each division.
    Now moving on to the managerial service, which forgive my language, is utterly ****. Before you pay your deposit and sign the licence agreement, they are so nice because they are still at the stage of trying to lure you in. But once you paid the first rent cheque, they turn on you so quickly you haven’t even unpacked yet. They take rent payments very seriously, like you can’t even be one minute late or you will get a knock on the door. But when you need something from them, they will only do it in their own terms.
    Here’s an example. We had a shared balcony with the room next door, but the balcony door locks were broken which was a serious security issue because the tenant in the other room could basically come in and out of our room if they intended to. I hassled them for over 8 weeks before it was fixed.. during which I emailed them maybe 15 times, they came 3 times to check on the lock and say ‘they will be back’, and never once did they have the courtesy to email me back informing me the status until I emailed them first. That door was open to neighbours for 8 weeks.
    Another example, the bathroom light was out once. Now I don’t know about you all, but I am guessing this is considered a pretty desperate issue seeing as I have to **** in the dark. This took a week.
    Another incident which shows how stupid these people are. The licence agreement states that external appliances are not allowed such as fans or lamps or rice cookers. As ridiculous as that sounds, I had my boxes arriving a few days AFTER I signed the licence agreement. And half way through packing, I stopped and went out for lunch, came back and they have ‘come in’ and confiscated my lamp from my boxes. At this point I should mention, because they ‘clean’ our room each week and have regular maintenance, they come in from time to time without your consent. Anyway, I had an argument with the managers saying the boxes were due to be delivered before I signed the agreement so what do they expect? That I unpack outside the ****ing building? They ended up giving it back to me, bitterly.
    The managerial staffs NEVER takes blame even though it is clearly their job or fault to do something about it. I never received an apology regarding anything. And moving on to deposit, keep dreaming if you think you can get that back. They tell you it will be transferred back to you within a month you move out. Have a guess? Of course they’re lying. It has been over 3 months since my departure and I have yet to receive my deposit from them, during which there may have been 20 emails and 10 excuses involved. One of which is that they try to claim you never sent them your bank details. Only one person I know got their DEDUCTED deposit back, and it is only because he went up every single day to their office. If you have that level of dedication, congratulations you just might get some of your deposit back.
    All in all, moving into Study Inn was the worst decision I ever made. This is an organisation which my friend described it, and a quote, as ‘a place that don’t treat you as a human’. I strongly advice everyone NOT to be tricked by them. If you still feel like moving in or don’t have a choice, all I can say is good luck.
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    i saw their website and fell in love with everything they displayed on it, but I was not too sure about the issue of someone coming to clean my room even when am out. After going through your review, i can tell you now that Study inn is the last place i would ever book in my life. Thanks for sharing your experiences, it would help those who do not know(myself for example). As for your experiences, am very very sorry because it is quite an awful one.
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    I am so shocked to read these reviews juxtaposed against all the lure embedded on their website and calls. But i must say that I am GLAD to have read them because the issues you've put across as eloquently as you could ( I can imagine how pissed off you are, i almost feel it too) are certainly issues I don't want to put up with when I am to regard somewhere as my home. So thank you.
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    You are right to worry the staff are rude, you get charged for any mark on any wall floor ceiling bed curtain or appliance. I do wonder how I suppose to use a wok without putting anmark on in, basically fry but don't stair or you get charged for the wok.

    When you hand your deposit in to this lot you may aswell wave bye bye to it, as they will do everything they can to get the money out of you.

    The rooms may look nice but don't worry you will be paying for its upkeep. Look for other accommodation that will treat you like a human and let you relax in your own home which you will pay plenty of money for.
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    I had a fantastic stay at Study Inn when I lived there. My room was amazing, staff were excellent and I looked after my room and received my deposit back within 14 days. When I stayed there I noticed that due to the high level of accommodation they do want you to look after it and you can see why when you realise how much get.
    I would recommend Study In to anyone from my experience.
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    Steer clear of study inn, rogue traders which will slyly squeeze every penny of your deposit from you.. and then charge you for miscellaneous damage which nobody knows about but themselves. I lost £8500 last year and will never say a good word about these guys. Im still bitter now.
 
 
 
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