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Worst accommodation in Birmingham, the rudest staff, they do not care at all about the students. The flats are disgusting and outdated. Don’t make the mistake I did and live here just because it’s cheap. The most horrible experience I’ve had in the 3 years I’ve been at uni.
The new staff are appalling, they are very rude to the residents here and stealing residents parcels, when asked for their name, they wouldn’t give.
The accommodation is very expensive for what it is. Bad conditions in most flats as they have only renovated a few that they use to show people. Most things dirty and worn. They have charged students even though they are not living there due to coronavirus. It seems like the people running it at the top are very greedy and are taking advantage of students with not a wide range of accommodation nearby. There is a new accommodation that has opened which is closer to City South campus which looks much better. You have to walk up a steep hill to get to city south campus from belgrave view, it is not very close.
stay here if you like having your food stolen when you’re the only one in the flat for that weekend and have the staff claim that it had to have been your flat mates even though they weren’t even in the city, and then still deny it when the same issue happens to multiple other tenants in separate flats/blocks
Rooms are not true to the pictures, the place is very old and needs refurbishing. Maintenance requests do not get seen to. Security are rude and useless. We had mice in our bedrooms and kitchen and nothing was done about it despite constant complaints. We had carpet lice in our beds, on our walls and on the floor. Reception staff can be very hit and miss, some days they will be lovely, other days rude. You can forget about having a hot shower here, the hot water only works intermittently. Staff would rather spend their time making up excuses or stories instead of dealing with complaints or problems.
Staff are friendly and helpful. Location is a bit far to university but close to town. The bathrooms are a bit awkward as they are like wetrooms but yoy get used to it. Needs a bit of attention but overall I liked living here
Location good, lovely staff, just needs an upgrade.
Happy with the overall experience. Could do with a refurb. Staff were friendly and was fine for location.
My daughter is currently at Belgrave View in a silver room. We feel the rooms are way over priced and wished we had viewed the property before booking. The surrounding area is not nice at all and extremely noisy. Recently someone was stabbed in the McDonalds across the road. Lots of drug dealing in the area outside and not safe to leave your car outside of the halls car park. Room very tatty and took awhile for them to provide a shower curtain and the bedroom window doesn't shut properly. Kitchen facilities very shabby and the chairs and furniture in the kitchen area are dreadful. We made a very bad decision, don't make the same decision as us and go elsewhere.
I would say go somewhere different if you are looking to come to Belgrave view. The location is terrible, it is so loud as it is on the middleways so constant sirens and road works at stupid times in the morning. Gym has like 3 equipments that are not out of order and all the equipment has been out of order for the whole year I have been here. The security staff are extremely rude, got a written warning from the staff because myself and my friend came in from a night out and we’re“too loud “ but when other people of the same religion as the security are playing loud music from there car in the car park he walks Straight past them. security sleeps on shift so was unable to get in to my flat due to losing my key as he refused to let me in because of losing my key which I pay for? Rooms are small and old fashioned (pictures are catfish). Car park is expensive. It is more like a prison rather than accommodation. Uni walk is 30 mins up a big hill. Only good thing is McDonalds and Aldi close
Didnt get a mailbox key and havent had one since we got here in september (it is now April). Washing is expensive. you can only get your parcels when reception is open so you cant get them after 6pm or on weekends. If you go to BCU and are on the south campus its all uphill and its a 30 min walk uphill. Location is okay to get into town
Generally okay however would not recommend to anyone would actually suggest going through the hassle of finding a private landlord willing to take on student tenants. Had awful problems that are still on going and not being sorted as they keep being dismissed and the photos on the website are basically a catfish. Care more about your money than your experiences and would not recommend Campus Living Villages as a whole
It's unfortunate that negatives to Belgrave vastly outweigh the positives. The location isn't great since it's 30+ mins away from BCU City South Campus and it is very loud if you aren't higher up the building. However, it is a 20 minute walk to the Bullring and fairly close to Tesco, Aldi & Costcutter for food shopping. The reception and common room area is very modern but unfortunately this doesn't reflect the flats. The rooms and especially the kitchens are very outdated even though the building itself isn't old, there are stains and holes on almost every piece of furniture and some are broken. Also, the shower curtain doesn't reach the floor so prepare for your entire bathroom to get wet every time you have a shower. Since the window only opens a few inches and there is no fan in the bathroom, it is difficult to let the steam out. Most of the staff at reception are friendly and are willing to help but maintenance don't seem put a lot of effort in.
Horrible rooms, horrible staff, expensive car park and bad area
I have been in this accommodation multiple times and it's either great or horrible depending on what you personally need. If you are a social student this isn't the best place, clubs are far away and social areas are very limited. Otherwise everything else is great, reception staff are very friendly and will help with any issue, the cleaning is superb and the staff with greet you as well, maintenance will do any job though aren't too friendly but they put up with all manner of problems so no issues there, the ISP is very good, speeds are about 60Mb/s or 8MB/s and the staff are very knowledgeable. Lastly it's not too far to either Aldi, Tesco, or either of the universities so I would continue to come here till I graduate .
Although Clv is located in a good area in walking distance to both university and bullring the overall experience is not something that would encourage me to re book. The management by staff is very relaxed and do not tend to handle and issues or problems in an effective or professional manor.
The halls could benefit from better kitchen facilities and also update the gym and an overall revamp
They take at least 2 days to complete maintenance request, want to squeeze every penny out of you if something breaks, lose or don't tell you if your parcels arrive/
Good bedroom space and it comes with an ensuite which is a bonus!
Awful place. Great location but the gym is terrible, as is the common room and the rooms themselves are dirty and the furniture is all broken. Stay elsewhere, we had problems in 2015 with multiple flats being broken into so security is very poor!
Basically a last resort accommadation
Room are nice. Maintenance brilliant. Organised activities not so great. Good gym
Value for money is poor. Whilst my flat has got an ensuite thats about all thats great about it. The room has a single bed and is quite small. The common areas aren't great, they aren't very homely and some equipment is dated. However its in a great location for the city centre and University. There is also a gym at clv which is great. Reception staff are usually helpful/friendly.
if your going to Birmingham City university it is a 40 minute walk, it's in a rubbish location which doesn't help socialising as there isn't anything to socialise activities. I would not go again!! Jennens is definitely better or any other halls.
CLV has been good. Its quite expensive compared to other accommodations but your paying for the other services that most halls don't have such as the en-suite and the gym. Happy I chose to stay here. Staff usually friendly and polite and are available at reception 9-5.