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hey all,

so i've had an offer from cardiff and i've been to visit for the open day. They took us to the Talybont village (north and south) and got to look around one of them... although i can't remember which, i wasn't all that keen. It was a flat of 4 and i found it to be quite small and maybe a tad run down - though some might disagree. Basically, i'm very picky when it comes to choosing accommodation (although i know student accommodation is never always top notch) but i guess i like the look of Talybont court, due to it being modern and more suited to what i want.

Can anyone give a proper review on what its like? i never got to look around it and i've searched high and low for some inside pictures to get an idea as to whether its what i want, but can't find a thing!

thanks to anyone who can help
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the nicest
but the least sociable

south is nice too, not as nice as court though
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I've visited and been inside flats in both North and South Talybont and liked both, I've also seen halls at quite a few other unis around the country and can tell you that Taly compares very favourably.
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Someone posted a picture in the Student Accommodation forum showing their room and it looked tiny to me. If you ccan be bothered, you might want to search it
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Talybont Court flats are larger than Talybont South / new North flats and vast compared to the old North flats. They have the best kitchens and the longest corridors, with quite large rooms and the ones on the higher floors (of which there are twice as many) are accessible by lifts. They cost more though and the socialising between the flat is a bit weaker as they're so far apart.

The old buildings in Talybont North are laid out a bit like rabbit hutches and have quite small kitchens. The bedrooms are cobbled together in an odd way and the showers are sort of slotted in as an after thought, they're about five minutes further away from your lectures. The socialising between the flats is very good though and they're closer to Tesco and McDonalds, and its correspondingly cheaper.

The new buildings in Talybont North and all of Talybont South have decent sized kitchens, decent sized bedrooms, large enough bathrooms, good socialising between the flats. The cost of these is closer to North than Court as well.

I would say South is the best all around choice, unless you're particularly cheap (North isn't all that bad if you're looking to save a few quid) or particularly precious and squeamish about space and big fridges and like the idea of having enormous kitchen windows and a breakfast bar (then Court is probably your best bet).

However none of this actually matters as I've never met anyone who wasn't an unbearable spoiled bore whose accommodation actually made them depressed in any way.

You'll be fine wherever you end up
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ditch this taly rubbish, you want uni hall. Nicest grounds, regular free bus service to heath park and park place, most rooms quality, much bigger than the ones in Talybont and no shared en-suite stuff. Cheaper too.
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Is there any way you can see the halls for yourself? Before I went to Cardiff for the weekend I was fairly certain that I'd choose Talybont South, but when I got there, walked around and spoke to a few people it only cemented that idea.

Talybont court does look very nice (as far as that can be said for student accommodation), but it does look a little less sociable than Talybont South. To be honest, Court, South and North are all close together. So, it doesn't matter which one you choose, you'll be surrounded by a lot of students. In regards to the other accommodation available, I'm not too sure. Work your accommodation around your course too, as there's no point staying in halls that are far away from where you'll lectures will be.
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(Original post by afroman)
hey all,

so i've had an offer from cardiff and i've been to visit for the open day. They took us to the Talybont village (north and south) and got to look around one of them... although i can't remember which, i wasn't all that keen. It was a flat of 4 and i found it to be quite small and maybe a tad run down - though some might disagree. Basically, i'm very picky when it comes to choosing accommodation (although i know student accommodation is never always top notch) but i guess i like the look of Talybont court, due to it being modern and more suited to what i want.

Can anyone give a proper review on what its like? i never got to look around it and i've searched high and low for some inside pictures to get an idea as to whether its what i want, but can't find a thing!

thanks to anyone who can help
Was that a department open day that they invite you with your offer? I heard they didn't take us round the accom so I already put my application in, grrrr!
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i've put Taly Court as my first choice... a few ppl say it's less sociable... but i'm defo gona make the effort to meet loads of ppl... plus it's close enought to Taly South and the bar to meet ppl.... i doubt its that unscoiable just because it has longer corridors!
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i know this isnt related to Talybont Court but does Talybont South have corridors?
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Yes South does have corridors! I was in House 23 and we had flats of eight based around a corridor; the kitchen was on the right as you went in the main door of the flat and then the eight bedrooms were set off down the corridor straight ahead.
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