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Beaverbank is in a really good location in the city, with lots of activities around and good transport links. The onsite staff are very friendly and helpful with everything, and in email communications they are just as supportive. The rooms are spacious and the WiFi works everywhere at the accommodation. There is also a laundry room with washers and dryers which you can access through the common room (which is very easy to work).

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By member310457
On 9th February 21

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Beaverbank Place #10
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Beaverbank is in a really good location in the city, with lots of activities around and good transport links. The onsite staff are very friendly and helpful with everything, and in email communications they are just as supportive. The rooms are spacious and the WiFi works everywhere at the accommodation. There is also a laundry room with washers and dryers which you can access through the common room (which is very easy to work).

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By member310457
On 9th February 21

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Hi, Do you need to bring an iron and ironing board. What about pots and pans?
By member1150802 On 27th August 20
Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 26th January 21

Hi, Thank you for your question.

We offer the ability to borrow an iron board and iron. The Iron is PAT tested to ensure safe to use on an annual basis. This can be signed out from reception.

Regarding pots and pans we ask residents to bring their own, although depending on items left from previous years we are sometimes able to offer some at the start of the tenancy.

Thanks, Dani

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th February 21

I have really enjoyed my stay here at Beaverbank. The accommodation is very clean and well maintained. The staff are incredibly friendly and supportive, much more so than I could have imagined. I have made many great friends here and made many more memories.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th February 21

I enjoyed my stay at Beaverbank place, although because of COVID-19 social interaction was limited. But still, there were online social events, the team are so helpful and kind.

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 12th February 21

Thank you so much for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your time here.

It has been challenging with social interaction due to COVID-19, but we are doing all we can to look at different methods of engagement for the enjoyment, wellbeing and participation of residents.

Thanks, Dani


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th February 21

Excellent staff, great location (close to botanical gardens), convenient (near 2 big super markets, and on-site laundry room)

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 11th February 21

Thanks for the very kind feedback, we are very fortunate to be so close to the Bonaical Gardens, its a fantastic spot to see the variety of plant life and for a nice walk.

Dani


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th February 21

Beaverbank is in a really good location in the city, with lots of activities around and good transport links. The onsite staff are very friendly and helpful with everything, and in email communications they are just as supportive. The rooms are spacious and the WiFi works everywhere at the accommodation. There is also a laundry room with washers and dryers which you can access through the common room (which is very easy to work).

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 9th February 21

Thank you, for such a fantastic review. Pleased to hear that you have so far enjoyed your time at Beaverbank.

Thanks, Dani


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th February 21

The most friendly and helpful staff. I would definitely recommend to other students who want to live in New Town for a different student experience.

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 9th February 21

Thank you for the lovely review, We are pleased that you have enjoyed your time here and we do aim to be as helpful as we can!

Thanks, Dani


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th February 21

I've lived here for three years, and I love it. The staff are very friendly and always willing to help in whatever way they can. It has a lot of nice walks near by along with a good choice of supermarkets.

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 4th February 21

Thank you for such a great review, and it is always good to hear from residents who have stayed with us for longer time.

We are also exceptionally fortunate with some of the walks we have near by and being close proximity to a Lidl and Tesco is exceptionally handy.

Thanks, Dani


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd February 21

My experience at Beaverbank Place has been a nice one. Staff are absolutely brilliant, can't fault them for anything. The building is immaculate and has a great local bus service to get to uni and back. WiFi is very good (only had one glitch but was sorted quickly). Communication between student and staff is brilliant, they reply promptly and can easily resolve any issues. Can't recommend this place enough!!

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 4th February 21

Thank you for such an excellent review, we really appreciate the feedback and are really pleased you have enjoyed your time here. Dani


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd January 21

It's a really nice place, even though a bit far from George Square, I could actually get up earlier and enjoy the morning of this city on my way to unversity and get some morning exercise as well. The bedroom and kitchen are good, I love this small space for cooking and chatting with my friends. There are two supermarket nearby so it is easy to buy food and other daily necessities. The staffs are very nice and friendly, Fiona helps me a lot in basically every problems I met and she is really nice and friendly. I hope I could met her again next year when I able to back Edinburgh. The security team officers are also very responsible, they helped me two times at 2am driving away my crazy roommates who held parties with at least 8 or 9 people on the first day social restriction rule published, I still think I am kind of lucy of beibg able to back to my own country without any problems. Thanks to them and all the beaverbank staffs who have offered help to me~ ♥(ノ´∀`)

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 25th January 21

Wow! Thank you so much for such an incredibly kind review! The Beaverbank team are delighted you had such a lovely stay here and we are so glad that we made your stay so comfortable, we always aim to create a positive and welcoming enviroment for all of our students. :)

 

Thank you, Fiona.


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st January 21

Staff lovely and kind and services great!

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 22nd January 21

Thank you for such a kind review, the whole Beaverbank team will be delight you had such a postive experience staying with us! :)

 

Thank you, Fiona.


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st January 21

My experience at Beaverbank place is definitely one to remember. I stayed here for 4 years because I loved everything about it. The staff are always extremely accommodating and are so friendly and approachable. If you need help with anything they are always so helpful and nothing is ever a bother to them! The rooms are lovely and clean with lots of storage space, with an en-suite bathroom with is extremely handy. The kitchens are also spacious and are kept to a high standard. There is a Lidl and Tesco just around the corner so not far to go for shopping which is so useful. The Omni centre is at the top of the road which is really good for flat outings. The only slight disadvantage to Beaverbank Place is that it’s quite far out from the universities, however there are plenty of bus stops close to the accommodation that take you to exactly where you need to be for uni. Overall I loved my stay at beaverbank and would definitely recommend it to anyone contemplating about staying here!

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 21st January 21

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are thrilled you had a fantasic time at Beaverbank!

Although we are a bit further away there is a fantasic bus service operated by lothian buses, we also offer a free shuttle bus service to Bristo Square and Kings builidings for the University of Edinburgh.

Thanks, Dani


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th January 21

The Beaverbank team were all very polite and friendly, always offered a helping hand when needed. With the pandemic, socialising was difficult but Beaverbank has a common room and other common areas for socialising. The secure car park was very handy as well and was very useful! Staff knew how to deal with issues and most of the time they were very prompt about it too! Thanks Beaverbank!!

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 21st January 21

Thanks for your kind review, we certainly aim to support with a positive experience at Beaverbank and thrilled that you enjoyed your time here. The car park is a great incentive for city living as well. Dani


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 20

Beaverbank is a great place to live! I would say it's specially great if it's your first year at uni. The staff are lovely and always nice and helpful. Some people say it's a bit far away from uni, which it is, but there's a shuttle bus every weekday, and if you like walking, it's a nice walk in the mornings. There's also other public transport just around the corner. The area itself is great, with a nice pub around the corner, and nice cafés and restaurants down towards the sea. There is a Lidl right around the corner as well as a Tesco which keeps open until 10pm so it's almost always possible to pop out and get a snack:) I all in all had a great year living at Beaverbank. The area is nice and so are the people and flats. Would definitely recommend living here:) And enjoy the walks in the mornings:)

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 20th January 21

Thank you for leaving such a great review! The staff team at Beaverbank are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We also think it's a great location, with lots of local amenities and free transport to Uni:)


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th June 20

In terms of rooms, cleanliness and management these halls are wonderful, and I ended up meeting my best friend here. However, when the university websit tells you it is within walking distance of campus they are straight up lying. Be prepared to either walk up hill for a solid 45 mins whilst running late for a lecture or spend your precious student loan on the (very very reasonably price) bus service. Ultimately I cannot fault the accommodation, but I can fault the uni for continuing to tell students it's a ten minute walk from campus

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 21st January 21

Hi, Thank you for the kind review about staff and the site. It is an amazing part of University life to not only study, but to meet new people and potentially gain friends for life!

Apologies you were misled about the location, we are slightly to the North East of the city centre and it is about a 20 minute walk to Princes Street but we do have an excellent bus service, which also offer various bus passes to allow for a more cost effective use of the service. Details can be found on their website Lothian Buses – Local bus services in and around Edinburgh

Additionally we offer a FREE shuttle service to and from the University of Edinburgh Kings Buildings and Bristo Square between Monday-Friday. To Bristo Square it can take 10-15 minutes and to Kings building about 30 minutes depending on traffic.

The benefit of our location is we are only a very short walk from the Water of Leith, Stockbridge, The Bontanic Gardens and Leith, which helps give a vast experience of living in Edinburgh.

Dani


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd June 20

Beaverbank was the nicest place I stayed in in the 4 years of my student life. The staff is lovely and helpful at all times. They made my stay and the move out process as easy as possible. I really liked the location- I had so many great walks, the Botanic Gardens are a great place to visit, but Beaverbank is also reasonably close to Deans Village and other places you can spend time in. Beaverbank is a bit further from the University than some other locations but there are free shuttle buses and public buses that go to uni. I personally really enjoyed walking to classes, it gave me an opportunity to relax a bit before lectures and kept me motivated to get some light exercise regularly. A little downsides are: laundry machines are a bit pricey and there is no cleaning service (didn't bother me personally, I have no problem cleaning my room and it's really not that difficult to set a rota with your flatmates to clean the kitchen. Overall, I really nice place to stay

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 21st January 21

Hi, thank you for the kind review. Glad you enjoyed the experience at beaverbank and got to experience the local area. There are a lot of cool places to explore here.

Thanks for the feedback regarding laundry, we use Circuit as our provider and more information about the service they provide can be found on their website Circuit | â„–1 Managed Laundry Equipment Supplier

As you mentioned, we don't offer cleaning within the bedrooms or flats. We clean the common areas on a daily basis, however it is the responsibility of residents to clean their flats and bedrooms which can actually help with the bonding experiencing.

Thanks,

Dani


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th May 20

Really great place to stay, staff are great and extremely helpful in all situations and problems you encounter. Living space is comfortable and access around the building is easy too, overall it was a good decision to choose to stay here.

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 21st January 21

Amazing, thanks for the positive review and we at Beaverbank are thrilled you enjoyed your time here!


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd May 20

The staff are lovely. The flats themselves are clean, the rooms are a decent size, comfy beds and en-suite bathrooms are an amazing utility. Location slightly further than university than preferred but worth it for the rooms and amazing staff. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 21st January 21

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are thrilled we could make up for the slightly further from University location with the flats and staff suiting better. Dani


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd May 20

I have stayed here for 2 years and I am very happy with it. The staff are very friendly and don't hesitate to help with any issues you have. The carpark is a great bonus for moving in and out. The only issue I have is the distance for uni, however there are shuttle busses that drive to the different campuses. It is located near two supermarkets and the botanic gardens which is nice for taking a break from studying.

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 21st January 21

Thank you for this review, whilst we are slightly further we do have the free shuttle service as you mentioned and we also have the bonus of having some cool areas to explore, The Botanics are a great place for some relaxation and we have a lot of other green space near by as well as the Water of leith, Stockbridge, Dean Village- The list is endless!

Thanks, Dani 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st May 20

A quiet place with helpful staff, I have a good experience staying here this year :D

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 21st January 21

We are glad at Beaverbank, that you enjoyed your experience here. We aim to be as helpful as we can to all our residents. Thanks, Dani


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th May 20

Very nice accommodation in terms of aesthetic and staff are very friendly. Only issue would have to be the distance from uni campus.

Covid-19: My lease was ended one month earlier than it was supposed to.

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 21st January 21

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your time here. 

Whilst we appreciate we are a slightly bit further from the city centre, we do have 2 large shops near by- Lidl and Tesco, we are a few minutes away from the Water of Leith, 10 minutes walking from the Water of Leith and Stockbridge, so residents get to enjoy a vast experience Edinburgh, we also offer a free shuttle service to University of Edinburgh Bristo Square and Kings Builiding. 

Thank you, Dani


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th May 20

I had a nice stay at Beaverbank, whereby I rebooked for another year as it just felt right. The staff are lovely, I really enjoyed the short walk to stores and botanical gardens. The people staying at Beaverbank are also lovely, and I had a great experience. However, I do think it needs more social events and would be great to see improvements to the flats (maybe include televisions and music systems?)

Covid-19: I don’t stay here at this moment. But I was offered summer Accomodation from a friend that works at Beaverbank. I have not accepted, but i would not hesitate to stay here.

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 21st January 21

Hi, Thanks for the feedback, it is certainly a benefit the location we are in as a short distance away from some fantastic spots in Edinburgh.

Really appreciate the feedback and that is helpful for us to continuously improve the service. We are in a dificult situation with events just now due to ensuring we are following Government guidelines and keeping residents and staff safe, but we are doing all we can to hold virtual events and are really keen for feedback from residents on what type of events they would like during their time here. 

Thanks, Dani


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th May 20

All in all, I had a good experience living here. Everyone who works here is pleasant, helpful and responsive. The flats themselves are pretty good -- enough storage space, a fully functioning bathroom, the kitchen's spacious. The mattress isn't the comfiest but there you go. I became really close with my flatmates so I can't complain at all about the social experience and I didn't use the common room much. The laundry facilities are through Circuit Laundry which is pricey and the setup is finicky but it's convenient. Many people complain about Beaverbank being far from the uni but I really love the area. It's far enough from the city centre so as it's quiet but it's still in the city so all the necessities and amenities are within walking distance. There are lots of lovely places to explore nearby like the Botanic Gardens and the Water of Leith Walkway. Also, being a bit of a walk from the uni isn't too bad as there's a shuttle to and from, Monday to Friday.

Covid-19: They were extremely helpful and supportive! Honestly, they went above and beyond. They made me feel secure during a very unstable time and helped me with things even after I had left. Again, the Beaverbank staff is great :)

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Reply from Beaverbank Place
On 21st January 21

Hi, Thanks for your comprehensive review. I am glad you enjoyed your experience at Beaverbank and got the best out of your time here.

We are fortunate that there are a lot of nice areas around Beaverbank that can be enjoyed.

Apologies that the mattress wasn't as comfy but that is something we can look at for the future to rectify. 

Thanks, Dani


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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 19th June 19

This is the worst place you could stay at. It is expensive for what it is, extremely isolated and there is no professional cleaning, you have to do it all yourself. On top of that the room is so small you will be clostrophobic.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd November 18

This place is a big concrete block, so noise travels so easily. I am on the third floor and is someone is talking on the pavement outside the building, they might as well be in my room having a conversation. My neighbors are very noisy, so it gets incredibly annoying. The place was dirty when I got here, I have cleaned it since, but I think a lot of it is just wear and tear. The people in the reception are nice and respond relatively quickly. The street itself it boring, but there are two large convenience stores close by and it is only a 30-40 minute to the city center. There are buses running quite often. It is quite expensive considering the price, but it seems to be generally expensive to live in Edinburgh, so I can't complain too much.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 16th October 15

Been here just over a month it's crap social aspect is rubbish there's no cleaning it's too far away and none of the people I've spoken to actually had Beaverbank down on their choices, everyone was just put here. A lot of people have transferred to other accommodation and I'd like to join them, don't come here!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th October 15

All boys 27 minute walk to lectures & buses are always packed Decent sized rooms with good wardrobe space Decent storage space Okay social life Manageable food + small kitchens Shared bathrooms. Good facilities; gym, library, common room, chapel

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 16th April 15

It's just so far out, much more expensive than average and that doesn't include a bus pass! No cleaners in flats - just monthly ridiculously overzealous inspections. It's nicely designed and easy to clean, however, and the social side is good.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th March 15

To an outsider, Beaverbank looks great. It's a very new build, every room is en-suite with a double bed and there is twenty four hour security. However, it's a TREK. It's roughly a thirty-five minute walk uphill to get to the main campus uni (and that's on a good day). This means that the accommodation is very isolated in terms of students who live near by - and Beaverbank becomes clique-y to say the least. The staff are lovely, and will do all they can to help but there is no free cleaning service at Beaverbank, and if you live in a flat where not everyone gets along then the monthly kitchen inspections can take their toll. The rent is also sky-high at £660 a month this year (14/15), despite the less than ideal location. The common room promises so much and delivers so little: there is only space for about 10 people, and the "full sky tv" package actually lacks movies and some freeview TV channels. Beaverbank looks nice, but is definitely not the ideal fresher halls.

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