someone asked me some question sbaout the place and heres my reply:
how long hs it been open for??
It's not even been open for a year, we were the first ones to move into it, so it's brand spanking new!
what are the rooms like;
the standard rooms are a good size and the deluxe rooms (which they havent specified this year, but I've got a deluxe room) are even better. the furniture is a really good quality and the beds are nearly double size and comfy, it feels more like a hotel than student digs plus the windows are double the size of most halls and I know this doesn't sound a lot but it makes a big difference. It's not cold at night either which is nice becaus eI know a lot of halls which are freezing. the bathrooms nice but it's small and everything is plastic, except from sink, toilet and taps and shower but its not horrible it just makes everything easier to clean. I love my room and I'm really sad to be moving out.
do they have any studios;
yep they have got studios which are lovely if you want to live on your own but if you want to meet people I honestly wouldnt live in them, I would just ask for a deluxe room because you have so much equipemnt for your course and you need the space. the studios are nice but it's like living in your kitching and cooking in your bedroom which I don't really like the idea of. but my mates have got studios and they said that they dont think they could go back to a normal room because you get so much more space.
to be honest I think it is expensive, it is going to be £109 a week for a standard room (but ask for deluxe because they havent mention theyv got deluxe rooms) that price includeds everything, utilities, gym and internet which works out a couple of pounds extra than what we pay at the moment. thats the reast why I'm not staying is because of the price, at the moment we pay £85 a week but we have to pay £350 utilities, £50 gym and £112 internet so it works out as £102 a week, but the good thing about ours is that the gym and internet are optional whereas your price you dont get a choice. in december we got offered £93 a week for everything inclusive but at the time I wanted to live in a house so I didn't take up the offer, but my friends wisely did. and most of my friends are renewing their contract but with the new price I can't afford to live there next year so I've got to move out because that special offer has sold out otherwise I would have definitely stayed because I've decided I want to stay in halls, but saying that I might be moving into a house.
personally I think, if you can afford it, it is really good value for money because they are without a doubt the nicest and best quality halls within manchester. Iv got a lot of mature friends and they came over for new years and they said they couldnt believe how nice it was, it was more like a hotel and more like an apartment than student digs
what are the staff like; are they b s trds???
the staff are just plain weird to be honest. nah im only joking they are nice but they are slightly dody like when we signed the contracts and paid on the day of moving in we got told about our key cards and if we lose it or break it then we get one chance but after that we have to pay £20 but when mine got stolen they denied they ever said anything liek that (even tho this guy said it to about 20 students) and said that we had to pay £10 even though we are meant o pay £20. it's just unite and how they are, they are a very greedy company but saying that they are really good when it coms to maintainance and internet and say it's slow or something stopped working they replace and upgrade whatever it is and with the internet they'll do a diagnostic for free and all that
what would you give outa 10.
i would give the place 9/10 the only reason a 9 is because I cant afford to live there next year, it they had dropped the prices then I would have given it a 10. also we were meant to have a tescos and a bar in the retail space below us but we dont think they'll move in yet but by next year you wont even have to leave the place because you'll have a bar and a tescos!
likes and dislikes about the place? would you recomend it to others; are you going to renew ur contract (indiaction of - if its good or not)
I really love my room, im in flat 67 room F (deluxe room) I love my flat, we got put in with some really nice people and everyone I've spoken to say that they get on with their flat mates.
I love the fact the train station is a stones throw over the road
the fact theres a car park (which is cheap) across the road s great for when your friends come and stay. if you get a room facing the train station the views at night are incredible, it feels like your in a really expensive block of apartments because you can just see the city lit up, and the view from the otherside is great too! It really isnt far from oxford road, me and my friends found a short cut through manchester uni and under the mancuian way that gets you to all saints campus in 10 mins flat! quicker than waiting and getting the 50p bus (oh and to mention the bus, it is just beyond the cheap car park which is like 30 seconds away).
the only thing I would say I dont like is the ventilation system, the builders came in and whatever they did to it, they made it louder and it takes me a while to get to sleep. but from everyone i've spoke to, it seems im the only one is happened to, maybe im just a light sleeper. and the only other thing i don't like is that fact they've stuck the prices up, so i cant live there next year and the bar and tescos wasnt ready for us when we moved in.