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What a nightmare. In summation; the en-suite is the size of a small wardrobe, the shower constantly clogs, the mattress is so hard, the kitchen is an absolute old broken mess (the counter was chipped, the fridge had a missing shelf and the microwave broke). The management left me without a key card solution for an entire week during the Beast from the East and all of block G had to use manual keys to unlock our door. 142 a week for absolute garbage - oh, and don't you dare try reason with the rude inconsiderate management.
I lived in these halls during my second year. There is very little positive I can say about it other than it had an en suite. Five people lived in one flat which wouldn't look out of place in a prison. The kitchen was very poorly maintained and I was the only one of my flatmates who actually cleaned it. Eventually the kitchen became uninhabitable and I only used it for microwaving ready meals or washing plates (I was the only one who actually bought washing materials). The bed was rather large but the mattress was too hard to get a good night's sleep on. All this for £618 a month (at least I got a 10% discount for applying early), when I found out some of my friends were living in far superior accommodation for far less I felt I'd been conned
I stayed in New Carnegie Court in second year after spending my first year in the now closed Crombie Halls. New Carnegie is very much overrated. Five people stayed in one flat which wouldn't look out of place in a prison. At first it was clean but that certainly did not last long. I was the only one of my flatmates that cleaned up and after a while the bin began to overflow and the kitchen became uninhabitable. Eventually I took to eating in my room and only used the kitchen for heating up ready meals and washing up plates. It was also 15-20 minute walk to the university. All this for £618 per month (thankfully I got a 10% discount). I soon realized that some of my friends were living in far superior accommodation for far less and I felt I had been conned
(3) But if it still gets too cool for your taste, each room sports a compact heater with a futuristic touch switch that even shuts off by itself when it deems it warm enough! At New Carnegie Court friends are always just a few walls away! With over 100 flats you are bound to find at least a few friends. And if you’re thirsting for someone to make you feel better about your general person, never fear, at New Carnegie Court you will always be able to come out into the courtyard on a monday morning to see the broken glass bottles and trash left outside by people who claim to be functioning adults. You can have all this and more for just £610 a month! (That is £3050 a month for you and your flatmates combined! Only £27 450 all together for the entire school year!)
(2)But that’s not all! The kitchen/living room combo ensures a little bit of danger, as the plugs regularly crackle and the microwave overheats, and for the ultimate thrill it might take days for anyone to come and check it out! (if they even come at all, you never know at New Carnegie Court!) Ovens breaking and sinks spewing out boiling water are just a few of the thrills this dream flat sports! Since the living room and kitchen is combined, you’ll be glad to hear that any germs and little creatures living in the carpet will be well fed, as you will more often than not be eating on the couch or on the part of the counter that is over carpet. The building itself was built at some point in the later part of the 1900s, probably. It is a modern building that likes to bring the outside to the inside; thus it is cool and breezy in the winter, and warm and toasty in the summer, perfect for the outdoor lover in us all!
(1)The University of Aberdeen in collaboration with Hillhead Halls are proud to present: New Carnegie Court! At New Carnegie Court we dedicate ourselves to teach valuable life lessons to our residents, which is why we make sure to have as little storage space as possible, to make sure our residents learn that it is always best to travel light. On top of that we boast minimalist ensuite bathrooms with a cosy little shower perfect for one. And if you miss having long luxurious baths like back home, never fear, the showers regularly clogg just so you can have that little bit of fun splashing around as you get clean, while also reminding you to help the environment by keeping your showers short, lest your entire bathroom floods!
The good: - Good living room space, nice social atmosphere, Hillhead has good services close it, close to campus, large bed The bad: - Overpriced, limited utilities, bad construction work (wall to wall carpet moldy, everything can be heard thru the walls), service takes days to arrive, extremely cold during winter (heating dependent on a single small electric radiator), constant fire alarms (overly sensitive and residents routinely activate them to alleviate boredom), lack of storage space
The price is ridiculously expensive but all in all the rooms are nice and clean. Own bathroom is quite nice and 3/4 sized beds are awesome (expect you might want to purchase a mattress topper since the matresses are quite hard). Common areas and kitchen are the best you can find in the whole Hillhead. This halls is where all the biggest flat parties happen so prepare for that with some earplugs if you wish to sleep. I am satisfied with the place but it could be cheaper.
rooms are perfect with queen size beds, mattresses uncomfortable, en-suite is perfect, kitchen however is another story, the hob barely works, the oven barely works and there are no cleaners. It all depends who you have as your flat mates
You are basically guaranteeing normal and kind flat mates with the price of these halls, the flat parties are huge and are renowned over bullhead. Down side is the money but the other halls are either far too cramped (hector Boyce/grant court /South house have rooms hard to move in and one fridge per flat) or are extremely unsociable (Adam smith/wavell/fyfe due to their hall lay out it's extremely hard to get the bonds you make with flat mates).