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I love the grand room of the Garden Wings. I am also glad for having nice flatmates who always make sure the shared spaces are clean for all the users.

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By member1384072
On 12th April 23
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Most helpful review

I love the grand room of the Garden Wings. I am also glad for having nice flatmates who always make sure the shared spaces are clean for all the users.

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By member1384072
On 12th April 23
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Can I share a room with my godchild for 5-7 days while she settles in?
By member987209 On 4th June 23
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How many rooms are included in every flat of the Library Wing?
By member571173 On 30th August 22
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Are there baths available or is it only showers?
By member1069246 On 30th May 22
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Are there rooms with a sink in?
By member631496 On 30th April 18
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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1384072 On 12th April 23 verified Verified student

I love the grand room of the Garden Wings. I am also glad for having nice flatmates who always make sure the shared spaces are clean for all the users.

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member1274973 On 15th January 23 verified Verified student

If you’re a more quiet individual looking for somewhere to stay that isn’t party central I can not recommend Aberdare Hall enough! Very quiet and peaceful. Stayed in Old Hall catered and room was nice. It’s an old building the room has a a bit of charm with original windows and a fireplace. Room sizes vary a lot due to it being an old building but everyone I spoke to seemed happy with their room. With it being an old building sometimes had problems with leaks so that is something to consider. But with the location so close to main campus you really can’t complain. Being catered was great as the dining hall was an ideal place to meet people and make friends in relaxed environment.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member470167 On 20th July 22 verified Verified student

Beds are stupidly located with the radiators halfway into the headboards...hello split skull if you decide to turn over in your sleep...which also leaves a gap between the bed and the wall, so your pillows go on a pilgrimage in the middle of the night. Some genius decided to put the heating in throughout the building during the hottest heatwave in history - a sauna would be cooler! Hit taps? You mean volcanoes? Toilets? Nope. Saunas! Ps. Not a student...was a visitor at a graduation.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member836040 On 12th February 19 verified Verified student

Didn't live in halls

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member1331777 On 28th May 18 verified Verified student

I was in Garden Wing, where all the self-catered students go. The rooms and kitchen were larger than what I had seen in other halls and quite nice. The hall also has a private garden, which is lovely in summertime. A lot of people say Aberdare hall isn't social, but in my experience, it was very social in its own way. I made a great group of friends and we would cook, eat and drink together quite often. It just isn't a party hall and I really appreciated the peace and quiet. The location is the best (right on the Cathays campus, as a law student, my bed was 2 minutes from my tutorials) and housekeeping comes every weekday to clean the kitchens and bathrooms. However, I was really disappointed by the management's response to issues - our flat reported a noisy plant room, clogged toilets, overheating and noisy plumbing - and they did send out a handyman but the problem reappeared a few days later. We complained dozens of times, but the issues were never resolved.

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Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member825829 On 1st February 17 verified Verified student

The location of aberdare hall = amazing. It is quite international though and there isn't much of a social experience if you want to go out drinking every night! But people still go out and have a good time :) rooms are bigger than any other uni accommodation. library wing - the kitchen is absolutely TEENY TINY! Literally fits 2 people in there max! There are 12 people in the corridor and 3 toilets and showers and a bath to share between you which never gets busy. all the rooms are HUGE!! If you are in Old Hall, then some rooms are huge but there are a couple which are a smaller size so it's a bit of a gamble but worth it because of their huge kitchen with massive table! There are 18 people per flat and it just seems to be a load of bendy corridors with rooms attached. The catered meals are hit and miss. U always get veg but the main meals can be disgusting but sometimes they can be so good! Breakfast is very poor for the price you pay, no fresh fruit!Mostly all fried stuff-not healthy

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member618308 On 13th November 15 verified Verified student

Nice accommodation but not very social

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member618308 On 13th November 15 verified Verified student

Good, not particularly social.

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By Rabbitlover02 On 13th November 15 verified Verified student

Fab catered meals, brill location for lectures, the library, SU and supermarket, lovely feel to the place. There were a few structural issues with the building as there were a couple of leaks due to its age. Those were sorted pretty quickly though.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1314955 On 21st August 15 verified Verified student

Great place to have a calm and clean home. Not at all social but you meet people outside and still chill a lot

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