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Good value for money. Basic but you get what you pay for, close to the uni and good if you like nights out but apart from that it’s not great for socialising as no social spaces and it’s quite cramped so can feel a bit claustrophobic at times. Cleaners are friendly but they come without warning which can be a bit frustrating at times. Maintenance are super helpful and supportive. Basic but does the job. Can be a bit of a luck of the draw if you get the refurbished blocks or not
This is my favourite place to be. I was very anxious after reading most of the reviews on Senghennydd about it being very quiet and run-down. It's nothing like what I thought. This year it has been super lively, vibrant, loud and full of parties and social life. I think us residents have made that happen after we all ended up with this accommodation. The wifi is consistently good quality and rarely ever goes down. The regular cleaning is pretty thorough and there's only a small amount we have to do ourself in communal areas - shower, kicthen counters and table. The location is the best you can get for University-provided accommodation. Its close to everything: supermarkets, SU, clubs, city centre, high streets etc. etc. Reporting any maintenance/fault issue on the online form/via visiting reception is super quick and easy and they usually check on the issue the same day or the next working day. Me and my best friends have truly loved living here these past 5 months and will miss it!
This was nowhere near my top choice for accommodation, but I am very happy with it. Location is fantastic! 5 minutes to town and about 10 to uni. I have a renovated flat, which is nice. The unrenovated ones are the same style as talybont north, so no difference there. I have had no issues with maintenance and any problems have been fixed quickly. Some of my friends in other unrenovated flats have had some issues, but ultimately they get solved. The only real communal area for socialising is the kitchen, but that isn't so bad. Sharing a bathroom is fine. It just depends on your flatmates, which is the same as any accommodation. The showers are nice and warm. I have had no issues with wifi. And it is the cheapest accommodation in Cardiff, so can't really complain. (ignore the rats, they just add character). Just bring earplugs. Overall the vibes are fine, plenty of people to make friends with, and incredible location.
Really excellent location. After living here, and visiting other accommodations, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. It is less than 5 minutes from town, and about 10 minutes to lidl, library and uni buildings. Any issues that there are, like some small things needing fixing, are issues that could happen wherever you stay. Things that have needed maintenance are sorted fairly quickly. My flat is renovated and I really like my room, but the unrenovated flats are also perfectly good! The wifi is the same as all residences, and I have had no issues, apart from one outage but that affected everyone everywhere. The kitchen is the only social space but that is not an issue. Also it's really cheap.
Theve renovated it. It’s much better than it used to be.
Location is pretty good nice and central and near multiple uni buildings, wifi terrible with frequent outages that can last days, expensive and mis-advertised rooms, token cleaning service doesn't do very much. No real social spaces but that's likely a consequence of the quite central location.
I moved into Senghennydd Court in September 2019, into House F. I was worried about sharing a bathroom, and I’d not heard good things about Seng. But, much to my surprise I absolutely loved it. Location: Seng has the best location out of all of the other accommodation. It’s a three minute walk from the SU, 5 minutes away from town, within 10 minutes for all of the uni buildings. There’s absolutely no need to get a tact after a night out. Kitchen: Again, cleaners come in once a week to clean the kitchen (and bathroom). The kitchens are small, don’t expect to have 2+ cupboards entire to yourself. Bathroom: Not terrible. As long as everyone’s cleans up after themselves it’s not a problem. Also clashes were never really a problem. Bedroom: First, you cannot control the radiator yourself, it runs on a timer, so the room is always hot. The rooms are old fashioned but clean, single beds, bring a comfortable mattress topper because the beds are NOT comfortable.
location and price is amazing but otherwise it is s***, cleaners refuse to clean if you have pans in your sink, you're social space is just the kitchen so during daytime people rarely chill there and the wifi is the worst internet ive ever experienced in my life. If you want to play any sort of game you can forget about your hobby the internet disconnects you every 30 seconds making it physically impossible to play despite its 1gb download
location is absolutely perfect, although it is a bit of a slum, it really is luck depending on which flat you get given. some flats the kitchen is literally the same size as your room as half of it is cut out for the hall way. if you get given room 4 (like i did and I eventually moved, I was in house A) your room is literally 1/2 the size of the others cuz it on the corner. Can also get extremely noisy if you live next to the gate (again house A room 5/4) as people just sit round and drunk chat at night. but I wouldn't chose another hall as the location just makes it all worth it and its the cheapest
Stayed in Senghetto house H from 2008 to 2009. Location is great, Salisbury road is close by with its shops and takeaways and pubs. It takes max 10 minutes to walk to Queen Street. Students of the physics and engineering departments have a 5 minute roll out of bed to their lecture halls. The undergrad and non-overseas student flats are 5 rooms connected by a single corridor, with a shared kitchen and bathroom. Social life is great if you get nice flatmates. The general decor was very drab when I was there, like a prison, but I heard they have since been refurbished at least once. As I remember, this was one of the cheapest halls, which makes it definitely worth it given the location so close to town.
Senhennydd aka Senghetto was my 9th choice (like most people here!). First the only good bit: It's location is fantastic, never far to go for a night out or to the shops. However that's where it ends - it is basically a slum. The rooms are small, dirty and smelly. The beds are so uncomfortable and no real wardrobe space. The only communal area is the kitchen which are tiny, you get one cupboard each and share one drawer between the five you, they also get SO hot - you have no control over heating which is on for a long periods of time. Sharing a bathroom honestly isn't as bad as you'd think, but does come down to who you share with! Blocks A-G have been 'refurbed' so are slightly more bearable but H,J,K are still in the third world. The Senghetto has however allowed me to meet some amazing people which are it's best asset but I honestly don't know how much longer the uni can expect people to reside in such a horrible place....
Best location for uni halls, can't get any better! Rooms are big enough. Problems: dampness is a common problem when it's cold, no social room apart from kitchen, kitchen size can either be decent or tiny (depending on your luck and which flat you get). Also, rodents are common in the courtyard - but that doesn't mean they'll be in the house. Internet can be a pain at times but that happens in the whole uni.
It's absolutely fantastic. Brilliant location
I like it at all , nice and has everything what one need.
Right in the middle of town, perfect location.
Had the best fresher's experience! Couldn't imagine being anywhere other then the "Ghetto". The social life here has been amazing! I'm friends with so many people around the building and don't know anyone else from other halls who's had quite the same experience as I have. Location is perfect! So close to the shops and I could get up about 10 mins before a lecture and still be there on time. Will certainly miss Senghetto so much <3
very run down and old, cleaners don't clean, tiny kitchen, no social spaces.
When we arrived everything was broken and everything still continues to break
Amazing experience, nice halls and people. Flatmates are clean.
Living in the ghetto makes you appreciate every home comfort. Its lack of any sort of social space is disappointing and the entire place is maintained to a low standard. The outlook onto a train line and brick wall really do hammer home what life is like for the other half
Great location if you're crazy lazy or always late. However actual accommodation wise you are essentially living in a hovvel
it could be much better for the money spent
absolutely love it here, couldn't have asked for a better first year. Senghennydd Court is really big and really sociable but it's full of sensible people studying difficult courses so no worries about parties next door come exam season. The location we have is second to none. As an engineer I live three minutes away from my lecture hall, three minutes away from dinner, five minutes from town and seven minutes from the su. It's perfect. The rooms are big enough- I was terrified when I first moved that I wouldn't be able to fit all my stuff in. The wardrobe space is tiny and there's hardly any other storage space but it's surprisingly easy to fit in everything and I'm a girl with a lot of stuff. Our kitchen is a really nice size. Some flats have smaller ones but that's just luck of the draw. Because ours is nicer everyone comes here so we have to clean/take out the rubbish more often so it's swings and roundabouts. I absolutely love living here and I can't recommend it highly enough!!
Senghennydd seems to be the rather lesser favoured halls that Cardiff University has to offer. It's nick name is suitable 'Senghetto' because thats exactly what it is. Positives: 1. The location of the halls is extremely convenient for any subject, taxis were a thing of the past as we simply walked for 5 minutes to get the centre of Cardiff City. 2. The internet is fast. Negatives: 1. The halls are conveniently located parallel to a railway line so you'll have the luxury of hearing trains screeching past your bedroom every 5-10 minutes. 2. The cleaners have master keys to they are able to access your bedroom / flat whenever they want to. This usually occurred at around 9am on a weekday morning. However, they didn't actually clean, they were more like inspectors who simply handed out fines to people who didn't clean their kitchen. 3. The security of the halls is questionable. My bike was stolen from outside my room on my second day.
This is pretty cheap accommodation, so don't expect the Ritz, but the all in all it was a nice place to live, and very close to the maths and engineering buildings. The kitchen we had was a little small, but our neighbours had a large one so I think it's just luck of the draw. When cooking the kitchen will get very warm, though, as windows only open a small distance. There is no common room or social area other than the kitchen, so you do end up hanging in one person's room a lot.
Was very glad I ended up in these halls even though it wasn't my first choice. Small rooms and shared bathroom but so worth it because of how close to the uni and town you are!
best location close to town, no need for taxis on nights out, close to everything you need, and rent's covered by your loan with money spare. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else.. Especially if you're the sorta person who likes to roll out of bed 5 mins before the lecture starts.