Does anyone have any experience of cosmo private halls on Grafton Street? On paper, they look like the best value for money out of all the private halls with en-suite, but I was wondering what the atmosphere is like and if it has any gripes. I see they've got a new development on Denmark Road for 2012 which seems a little more luxurious for a few extra quid a week, so I'd be tempted by that too.
I was thinking about Cosmopolitan too, and as a result of my research I read that it was full of international students and that the atmosphere wasn't as lively as other private halls etc.
Whether this is true or not i'm not sure as I haven't lived there.
Trust me, they are not the cheapest en-suite private halls Wait until ManchesterStudentHomes.com has got all the listings for 2012/13 and you'll see what I mean. It has a bit of a reputation as a party halls around here if that swings you either way. How true that is I wouldn't know.
Well I think they look like better value than anything offered by the other big companies, i.e. Unite, Mansion Group, Opal, Ladybarn House etc. Are you saying cosmo has a reputation as party halls? I keep hearing mixed things in that regard, and I don't want to be somewhere that's too socially challenged :P
im considering applying there, just wondering what others think of the place?
i was also wondering what unis you are all going to and courses etc!
The bathrooms need maintenance once a month otherwise they flood and it is by far the boringest and crappiest accommodation I have ever lived in :-) Go for MCR - I've booked into VP next year as it has local parking, much nicer accommodation even though it has a shared bathroom - the flats only have 3 bedrooms each so you're not sharing with many and you even get a proper bath! Plus cosmo's heaters are crap and as Manchester geographical location causes it to be rainy and cold most of the year round, you may just freeze in your room unless you invest in a personal heater or hot water bottle. It didn't feel like home for me and I cannot wait to move out.