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Talybont Gate Reviews

16 Reviews by Students
#7 out of 28 halls at Cardiff University

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The facilities at Taly Gate are superb and I have loved the social element I have been blessed enough to experience! It is quiet enough to study, but you can always guarantee someone will be out! Maintenance are quite slow to respond, but do a good job once they do arrive. Cleaners were very friendly, although rotas were somewhat unorganised at times

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By member99971
On 3rd July 15

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Brand new hall near Cardiff University

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On-site gym, cinema room and outdoor area
And it's a 13 minute walk from Cardiff University


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Most helpful review

The facilities at Taly Gate are superb and I have loved the social element I have been blessed enough to experience! It is quiet enough to study, but you can always guarantee someone will be out! Maintenance are quite slow to respond, but do a good job once they do arrive. Cleaners were very friendly, although rotas were somewhat unorganised at times

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By member99971
On 3rd July 15

Talybont Gate Information

Price from£131.55 per week (subject to availability)
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms179
CampusCathays Park Campus
PostcodeCF14 3UY

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th August 18

One of the most expensive Cardiff uni accommodations but good value for money. The rooms are nicer than the Liberty Living accommodations at a higher price. The location is great in terms of being a few minutes walk to Tesco and about 4 minutes to the laundry room. It's also very close to the river which makes a nice walk to uni/the town. The main downside is the 25-30 minute walk to the university (Biosciences building) with an extra 10+ minutes if you're going to town. Any problems I had were very quickly sorted out by maintenance. However, with cleaners after the first term there were times where the kitchen wouldn't be cleaned for 2 weeks. The reception will also only accept Royal Mail so any other packages have to be collected by students. Otherwise, kitchen spaces/TV area is very nice and wifi is very fast. The rooms are very spacious, with lots of storage space and a large bed, desk and window. Heaters are a bit difficult to control but very nice in the winter.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th August 18

One of the most expensive Cardiff uni accommodations but good value for money. The rooms are nicer than the Liberty Living accommodations at a higher price. The location is great in terms of being a few minutes walk to Tesco and about 4 minutes to the laundry room. It's also very close to the river which makes a nice walk to uni/the town. The main downside is the 25-30 minute walk to the university (Biosciences building) with an extra 10+ minutes if you're going to town. Any problems I had were very quickly sorted out by maintenance. However, with cleaners after the first term there were times where the kitchen wouldn't be cleaned for 2 weeks. The reception will also only accept Royal Mail so any other packages have to be collected by students. Otherwise, kitchen spaces/TV area is very nice and wifi is very fast. The rooms are very spacious, with lots of storage space and a large bed, desk and window. Heaters are a bit difficult to control but very nice in the winter.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 14th July 17

Stayed for one night - never, ever again! Room not even cleaned to a basic standard of cleanliness, expected to use previous occupants dirty bedlinen and towels. Took nearly 3 hours to get bedlinen changed and a further complaint to get bathroom cleaned. If you have a room at the back of Talybont Gate beware noise from boy racers going in and out of 24 hour McDonalds and KFC. Reception staff are friendly and helpful, cleaning staff could do a far better job. Shame as it's a bright, modern building and student flats are a well planned functional space.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th May 16

Stayed here for first year. Bit of a trek to lectures, but by far the nicest Talybont residence.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th December 15

Talybont gate is great! There's a great balance between being quiet and social! Tescos exta is so close which is great but the main building is a good 30/20 min walk which does get annoying every day!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th October 15

Really well designed halls, short Walk from tesco, bed bigger than you think and TV is really a nice touch, sociable enough without being too noisy, except if your room is facing macdonalds then you get the bin men waking you up at 6 am, but the walk to uni is a good half an hour, if you are prepared to walk/have a bike/car then fine

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st August 15

Very far away from uni and very expensive. Rooms and en suites very nice. No social life at all.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th August 15

Best halls in terms of space, toilets/bathrooms to yourself, secure key cards and a great experience.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th July 15

Being in Taly Gate the first year after it's been build was definitely a great experience. I could not have imagined getting into better accommodation for that amount of money. Cardiff is known for its cheap accommodation, but it doesn't mean horrible conditions. The rooms are quite big, with the 3/4 bed, massive desk and waredrobe and a proper en-suite. The kitchen might be a hit and miss - some flats have a massive, square kitchen, however in our (and I guess most people's case) it was so narrow, it was difficult for more than two people to be in there. However, with the lounge (with a tv) being right next to it, it wasn't a problem. Overall, I couldn't be happier to be put in that accommodation.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd July 15

The facilities at Taly Gate are superb and I have loved the social element I have been blessed enough to experience! It is quiet enough to study, but you can always guarantee someone will be out! Maintenance are quite slow to respond, but do a good job once they do arrive. Cleaners were very friendly, although rotas were somewhat unorganised at times

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th March 15

Very nice building. Much nicer than any other uni halls! Definitely worth the money :)

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

Lovely Building, and within main uni complex, but distance to laundry services is quite far, and the quality of cleaning/maintenance is not great.

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