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2.88 / 5

University Hall

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#16 out of 16 halls at Cardiff University


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Being in the Tower i have a great quality room and a top view over the city, for value for money i would say I'm on par with Tally Court. the rest of uni halls is good quality (nevern being below par id argue) and would be ideal if they weren't so far away from all other cardiff uni students...its closer to Cardiff met! the location really does ruin all of the good and commendable aspects of Uni Halls. Cardiff uni should get rid of uni halls and keep all freshers in one area.... the uni experience shouldn't involve a commute everyday/nigh out. Also a bar is advertised which makes the distance from anything else more bearable in mind... yet there isn't actually bar... and management won't allow you to drink in the lounge, which is really nice, yet never used because people can't enjoy a couple of drinks over a game of pool.. If you're coming to cardiff uni and need advice on halls, unless you enjoy being out of town and away from all the action, apply to tally

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By member51869
On 8th March 15

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Being in the Tower i have a great quality room and a top view over the city, for value for money i would say I'm on par with Tally Court. the rest of uni halls is good quality (nevern being below par id argue) and would be ideal if they weren't so far away from all other cardiff uni students...its closer to Cardiff met! the location really does ruin all of the good and commendable aspects of Uni Halls. Cardiff uni should get rid of uni halls and keep all freshers in one area.... the uni experience shouldn't involve a commute everyday/nigh out. Also a bar is advertised which makes the distance from anything else more bearable in mind... yet there isn't actually bar... and management won't allow you to drink in the lounge, which is really nice, yet never used because people can't enjoy a couple of drinks over a game of pool.. If you're coming to cardiff uni and need advice on halls, unless you enjoy being out of town and away from all the action, apply to tally

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By member51869
On 8th March 15

University Hall Information

CampusOff Campus
PostcodeCF23 5YB
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms671

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th March 15

Being in the Tower i have a great quality room and a top view over the city, for value for money i would say I'm on par with Tally Court. the rest of uni halls is good quality (nevern being below par id argue) and would be ideal if they weren't so far away from all other cardiff uni students...its closer to Cardiff met! the location really does ruin all of the good and commendable aspects of Uni Halls. Cardiff uni should get rid of uni halls and keep all freshers in one area.... the uni experience shouldn't involve a commute everyday/nigh out. Also a bar is advertised which makes the distance from anything else more bearable in mind... yet there isn't actually bar... and management won't allow you to drink in the lounge, which is really nice, yet never used because people can't enjoy a couple of drinks over a game of pool.. If you're coming to cardiff uni and need advice on halls, unless you enjoy being out of town and away from all the action, apply to tally

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th March 15

Nevern, not much to look at on the outside, or even on the inside. But, you will have a laugh there. Other residences have around half of the number in one flat here (11), so this can be something you that will make you love or hate Nevern. Think of it this way, with 10 others in the flat, you're chances of making a friend are increased! The major upside to this residence is that it is cheap, very cheap in comparison to other accommodations. Major downside is that is it a decent 40 minute walk to and from the main campus building. The bus getting back from campus as well is a bit of a nightmare. Also, the cleaner is fairly useless, so be prepared to do some cleaning.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th March 15

Location lets this otherwise lovely halls down, really nice area but 40 minute walk to town and free bus service doesn't run often enough. (once every hour 8.30-5.30 mon-fri) but really social because it's excluded from other halls so more people are closer with all of their building. Not all blocks are en-suite but wifi is good. no tv and self catering in ok kitchens

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 15

A nice place, shame it's so far away though! They have a bus service which is quite good (could be more frequent) and you must be prepared to spend money on a taxi after a night out. That said, taxis are fairly cheap in Cardiff.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 15

Although location isn't the best at all; no close by shops and far from SU and sports centre, I'm very happy here. Have a nice, spacious room and really nice flatmates. Sense of community is strong too.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 6th November 15

Horrible, very far from the University and the city center, had a bus but only on week days and the last one was at 6. Nothing in the room was working, had a broken light and sink for months till it got fixed. There was not enough cupboards for 10 people. Rooms were dirty when first moving in. Damp in rooms and in some the heating did not work. Rooms were ugly, walls were just brick and beds were uncomfortable, especially for the amount paid. Other students paid the same amount in University Halls but where in better, more modern buildings.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 4th December 16

The one redeeming quality of University Hall is the people - because you're so far away from the city, everyone has to get on to be able to get taxis there and back. The price is the same as other, far better residences yet in University Hall it's very difficult to see how they can justify charging you this much. The cleaners are terrible - they come in at around 9 in the morning and do sod all, just talk loudly on the phone, bash the Hoover against your door, and leave notes threatening you with fines for not doing jobs they're meant to (e.g. cleaning the hobs). The kitchens in Nevern are ridiculously small - it's a struggle for two people cooking at the same time, yet 11 people are meant to share the space, plus there's no where near enough storage for everyone. The free bus is infrequent and doesn't even run on weekends, and the management is dire - they're rude, patronising and inconsiderate, and because they don't work on Saturdays, the post is a nightmare to get.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th November 16

It may be far away but this campus/halls is in a quiet area with local shops that are always stocked just 10 minutes away. A quick 7 pound taxi into town and you can enjoy all the nightlife Cardiff has to offer. A warm community feel to this campus you won't get anywhere else! Plus a great bus service through the week means no walking to uni!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd October 16

A nice amount of people, brilliant kitchen and room space. Its a shame its far away from the centre, but the free bus and public transport availability makes up for it

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd October 16
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st October 16

Uni hall is mainly a place for second choose unis but it is extremely socialable so isn't as bad is it seems but the buses are a pain but you basically get what you pay for

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th October 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th October 16

The flats in the Tower building are great, especially for the price you pay but the distance from the halls to the Cathays Campus is a pain despite the free bus which leaves every hour until 5.30pm.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th September 16

feels like a prison but the pre drinks are lit

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th September 16
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th September 16

It's decent as long as you get good people.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th April 16

These halls are just under three miles from the city centre - this causes slight inconvenience but CU runs a bus service every hour until 6 and taxi's cost around £6 one-way. Hall management are good within the opening hours. After 5pm if there is a maintenance problem you are expected to call security - who NEVER respond and just passes the problem onto hall management to deal with the next day. This is a nuisance, especially - for example - when the lights trip and you're plunged into darkness for 12 hours. I live in Birchwood which offers large rooms, with communal hygiene facilities. The scale of the accommodation, and the many locked firedoors between flats limits social interaction outside your own flat. Despite it's many disappointments, Uni Halls is value for money, offering car parking and a social area with sporting facilities on the grounds. The wi-fi very rarely goes down, and is very quick.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th March 16

Location is terrible, no where near town/uni/hospital Only plus is the view from tower block

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th December 15
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st December 15

Location is terrible, cleaners don't actually clean unless it's clean, toilet blocks all the time, too expensive for what it is

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st December 15

Pretty good halls although the location is very far from the main campus which can often make transport rather difficult

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 15

Miles away but its nice when u get there

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd October 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th August 15

Currently have construction work outside which is very noisy with alot of maintenance work taking around a week to work

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th July 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th June 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th March 15

Want a social life don't come to these halls. Most people have a personality of a foot.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th March 15

The free bus is great. Location not so much and no one uses the common room.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th March 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th March 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th March 15

The location is grim. My recommendation would be to kill it with fire.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th March 15
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 7th March 15

There are no words

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th March 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th March 15
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 6th March 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 5th March 15
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