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Had the best first year here and is really good socially, the bedrooms and bathrooms are the average uni size and it’s easy to make friends as there’s so many people :)

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By member960550
On 27th June 21
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Aberdare Hall #28
Colum Hall #29
Northgate House #30
Talybont Court #31
Gordon Hall #32
Talybont South #33
Aberconway Hall #34
Cartwright Court #35
University Hall #36
Talybont North #37

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Most helpful review

Had the best first year here and is really good socially, the bedrooms and bathrooms are the average uni size and it’s easy to make friends as there’s so many people :)

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By member960550
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How many bathrooms are there for students don't have an en-suite?
By member10107555 On 27th April 24
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Any room Available?
By member590987 On 11th September 23
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Is the second floor the top floor?
By member541542 On 17th August 19
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Do you have to have part-catering? Or is there a way to have self-catering and still live here?
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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member872590 On 20th October 22 verified Verified student

In my opinion (and anyone who went there), the best accommodation in all of Cardiff. It has its moments but the social life it provides makes all of that seem like nothing. The rooms are a decent size, all with an en suite (unless you're on top floor) and generous sized desk. Only thing is there's not a lot of storage space (get ready to stuff everything you own underneath the bed!). Each floor has two kitchens, a small one and a big one. Anyone who went to Gordon Hall will have their fair share to say about the kitchens. They're grim; no windows, shared between 25 people, bins always overflowing and dishes everywhere. Plus so hot, but don't worry you'll get acclimatised to that quickly. Anyway, make an effort with your flatmates! You'll be like a family. Always something to do and someone to speak to, late nights in each others room piled onto the beds and on the floors. Best year of my life so far :) Avoid flatcest at all costs!! And just enjoy the amazing year and amazing people :)

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member567461 On 21st March 22 verified Verified student

Gordon Hall has been an amazing place to live at for my first year. The accommodation isn't the newest, furniture is fairly older compared to other accommodation in Cardiff, however, it is still looked after, and the people matter most in my opinion. I was lucky enough to have an amazing flat. It is very close to everything. Rooms have average space as with any accommodation. I would recommend it to people that don't care too much about their surroundings and are looking for more uni experience and socialising. There isn't a proper social space except for the kitchen (also it gets quite warm-no windows in some of them), but that is because it is quite small accommodation making most people know each other. Perfect for socialising. You still get to meet people in your course and societies. One thing they lied about was that there were going to be mirrors in each wardrobe!!! Only a few rooms had that privilege haha. Just remember that when you start barely anyone will know about Gordon.

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member960550 On 27th June 21 verified Verified student

Had the best first year here and is really good socially, the bedrooms and bathrooms are the average uni size and it’s easy to make friends as there’s so many people :)

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Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member1258608 On 24th May 21 verified Verified student

Poor overall. Food is okay on occasion, dreadful the majority (serving sweetcorn with fish and chips isn’t normal). Maintenance arrive every now and then to do a once over but are about as useful as a wet fart - feel free to complain about something in your room, maintenance will fix it in 3-5 business years. Security is a figment of your imagination. Cleaning staff are a mix of lovely and vile, mostly vile - most will try and scare you into paying fines for things that aren’t your fault. If you’re doing anything online don’t expect to be doing it for long, wifi and ethernet stay up like a prostitute’s pants. The only thing Gordon Hall has going for it is that it’s close to town, but don’t let it distract you from the fact that Gordon Road is home to Cardiff’s poor and infamous, play dodge the crackhead on a weekend for some fun. Only have other students to thank for the enjoyable times because the university seems to have forgotten they need to run Gordon Hall.

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Student Review: 1.9 /5
By member1153364 On 9th January 21 verified Verified student

Good location, however outdated property requiring urgent refurbishment. Bathrooms fairly new, but this is the only new feature. The kitchen has no windows which is inconvenient since kitchen gets humid quickly and smells. Each flat has 4 fridges to be shared with 27 people in the flat, as well as the kitchen is to be shared with 27 people- this does not work. The building is old fashioned and claustrophobic. Overall security is poor and needs updating-anyone could get in. For the price it is decent accommodation with the food provided- the food was the only nice feature as you would not want to cook in the kitchen with 27 other people. Per flat there are three ovens to share- again between 27 people. There are also only three sinks in the flat, so wake up early to do your dishwashing. There are only 2 washing machines and 2 dryers on site, shared with 91 people- again, wake up early. These machines were broken down for 2 weeks so I was forced to go to a laundrette. Happy camping.

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member826829 On 19th June 17 verified Verified student

I met some great people there and the room was very comfortable. It was great that the ensuite had actual showers (not wet room style). It was pretty quiet, which I appreciated. The kitchens, however, had no windows so they smelled terrible. It was always a mess. The location is great though. It's about a five minute walk to the city centre, ten minutes to Albany Road, and about 10 minute walk to the main building.

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member925663 On 6th January 17 verified Verified student

I love it here. It's nothing special, but the location is great, the building isn't too large, the laundry room is right outside, the heating is good and also storage.

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member1324396 On 22nd October 16 verified Verified student

Met so many wonderful people here! It's not like traditional halls with set flats, you can move freely around the building and make friends with everyone! It's also really close to town and the food at Trevithick is also fab

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Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member81817 On 7th March 15 verified Verified student

Gordon Hall is great and I have met some of my closest friends at uni living here. Good points include, great ensuite bathrooms, brilliant location close to town, no closed flats, open corridors (great for socialising) and its a small place with no on site staff (thats a good thing!) The only issues are the rooms are pretty small, cleaners are very picky about room inspections and the only common rooms are the kitchens which are small and have no windows.

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Student Review: 3.5 /5
By member121812 On 7th March 15 verified Verified student

Quiet but generally pretty good

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member81775 On 7th March 15 verified Verified student

This is a small halls but that meant that everyone new everyone else in the halls. There was always some group ready to party but if you wanted to stay in to work then it was never noisy. If I could go back I would. Best year of my life in Gordon halls. Also it was really close to town and all the campuses!

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