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I love it here at Shrubhill! I honestly couldn’t think of a better uni accomadation! The staff are absolutely lovely, always smiley and always there to help. They genuinely care for me and know who I am so I feel safe at all times and never fear asking them to help me with something or fix anything. My room is fantastic, literally all I need and so easy to clean. The doors also are heavy and big so soundproofing is quite good. I love that in Leith everything is there and I literally can walk two minutes to the nearest tram or bus.

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By member998345
On 27th January 24
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I love it here at Shrubhill! I honestly couldn’t think of a better uni accomadation! The staff are absolutely lovely, always smiley and always there to help. They genuinely care for me and know who I am so I feel safe at all times and never fear asking them to help me with something or fix anything. My room is fantastic, literally all I need and so easy to clean. The doors also are heavy and big so soundproofing is quite good. I love that in Leith everything is there and I literally can walk two minutes to the nearest tram or bus.

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By member998345
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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member5104346 On 16th March 24 verified Verified student

Shrubhill is a nice student accommodation.

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 21st March 24
Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member8102897 On 4th March 24 verified Verified student

I have been really pleasantly surprised with my experience staying in Shrubhill during my first year of university. Leaving home was a nerve wracking experience, but Shrubhill have been so so welcoming and have made me feel comfortable, safe and part of a community. Whenever I pass reception on my way out, a member of staff will always say hi with a smile! There is always someone at reception, even during the late late hours so that makes me feel secure. Staff organise social events for us such as pizza nights, movie night or arts and crafts! During exam season, the staff set up a table in reception with little snacks for us to grab on our way out, this was much appreciated! My room is cosy and comfortable, it feels like home away from home. I honestly couldn’t fault this place, it’s great.

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 7th March 24
Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member13100082 On 10th February 24 verified Verified student

Pretty good living experience, the room is nice and big. The staff at reception is nice too. There are many supermarkets around here which makes life easy.

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 12th February 24
Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member1099380 On 6th February 24 verified Verified student

Friendly and helpful staff, really nice flats

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 8th February 24
Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member799354 On 6th February 24 verified Verified student

The best thing about Shrubhill house is the 24/7 staff presence; the reception team are friendly, helpful and always make an effort during holiday periods to decorate/dress up and make the place feel homely. A security person mans the desk at night, so I always feel safe. The flats are generally good with timely maintenance. The weekly cleaner is incredibly friendly - we look forward to having a chat with her every week. The main cons are that the flats are unbearably hot outside the winter months, and there is a lot of contractor work that feels intrusive. Throughout September we were sweltering; we could not sleep and had to have several fans on constantly. While the reception team are generally great at giving us notice of works and providing alternative study spaces/support, the contractors are often unprofessional; shouting/swearing and leaving our kitchens disorganised. The current work is set to last for at least a month with a second phase after that.

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 8th February 24
Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member1299140 On 3rd February 24 verified Verified student

Shrubhill has been a very fun and enjoyable experience, with the location being my favourite part about it. :)

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 5th February 24
Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member798351 On 27th January 24 verified Verified student

I have loved my stay here at shrubhill - great staff and event organisers. However they do tend to carry out renovations during term time which can be very disruptive and can feel like a breach of privacy (for ex. Repainting entire kitchen and living room, which both weren’t immediate fixed nor that necessary).

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 29th January 24
Student Review: 5 /5
By member998345 On 27th January 24 verified Verified student

I love it here at Shrubhill! I honestly couldn’t think of a better uni accomadation! The staff are absolutely lovely, always smiley and always there to help. They genuinely care for me and know who I am so I feel safe at all times and never fear asking them to help me with something or fix anything. My room is fantastic, literally all I need and so easy to clean. The doors also are heavy and big so soundproofing is quite good. I love that in Leith everything is there and I literally can walk two minutes to the nearest tram or bus.

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 29th January 24
Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1198212 On 26th January 24 verified Verified student

Great place, great location with very kind staff. Overall pleasant stay in time here.

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 29th January 24
Student Review: 4 /5
By member698198 On 26th January 24 verified Verified student

Good accommodation. Relatively far out from the uni but easy enough to travel as there is a bus stop right outside.

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 29th January 24
Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member498193 On 26th January 24 verified Verified student

Staff are all friendly and kind.if any problems with your flat they are usually fixed inside a day.

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 29th January 24
Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1198026 On 24th January 24 verified Verified student

Any issues i’ve had, which haven’t actually been anything to do with the building or building management, have been solved promptly and all the staff are lovely!

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 25th January 24
Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1097889 On 23rd January 24 verified Verified student

Very helpful and friendly staff.

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 25th January 24
Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1097773 On 22nd January 24 verified Verified student

amelia at reception is my bff, absolute legend

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 25th January 24
Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member597772 On 22nd January 24 verified Verified student

My experience at Shrubhill has been wonderful! Since the day I moved in the Unite staff have been nothing less than great! They’re always available to help whatever the matter and the smiley faces you meet at reception always makes my day. The location is only a 15 minute bus journey from Uni and we are so close to so manny cafes and supermarkets and pubs which is wonderful. We also have nice green spaces not far (leith links). There’s a cleaner that comes in every week which is helpful and there’s always someone in to take in parcels. There’s also a great security team that comes in at night so there’s never been a moment where I felt unsafe. I highly recommend SHRUBHILL!!! :)

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 25th January 24
Student Review: 5 /5
By member997766 On 22nd January 24 verified Verified student

Shrubhill House is by far one of the best accommodations, the staff are so helpful and friendly, the flats are modern and clean, and the common areas are incredibly welcoming and warm. We have loved living on Leith Walk, it seemed like it was going to be far from campus, but we realized it’s only a few bus stops away and the walk couldn’t be more pleasant. Having an en-suite is also such a huge benefit. The staff organize plenty of events with free activities and food where you can get to know other members of the accommodation! Can’t recommend enough.

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 25th January 24
Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member997764 On 22nd January 24 verified Verified student

Good location in terms of what’s nearby, bit further to uni (40 min walk) but very well connected with buses that take you near to campus. Building is literally on top of a sainsburys and a Starbucks so perfect for shopping and close to a LIDL / big tesco for a bigger food shop. Rarely any issues with maintenance, heating and hot water is great. Rooms are decent size with clean looking en suite. Receptionists always kind and helpful. I would possibly say that the amount of ‘false alarm’ fire drills can be annoying and sometimes very late at night. Kitchens are fit for purpose but no proper dining table, there is a kitchen island with high stools but not convenient for eating. However we do have big fridges and a dishwasher, alongside a lounge bit of kitchen and a big TV. Cleaning weekly for kitchen which is great! :)

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 25th January 24
Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member997754 On 22nd January 24 verified Verified student

everything is very modern and if something is broken, the maintenance team is quick to fix it. the staff are also very helpful and friendly !

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 25th January 24
Student Review: 5 /5
By member1397679 On 19th January 24 verified Verified student

Lovely accommodation - incredibly friendly and helpful reception staff who make the experience even better!

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 22nd January 24
Student Review: 1.6 /5
By member887516 On 14th June 23 verified Verified student

1) nearly burned down twice and we got sent outside for like 3 hours 2) mould and hair in my bathroom and flies in the kitchen the day i moved in, reported and got told it was my fault 3) really far away from uni and bad buses 4) reception always shut and takes ages to get packages or a problem fixed 5) for a newly built accom it is BAD and really dirty , flies in the lift multiple times 6) loads of weird people hang about at night got harassed a fair few times

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 15th June 23
Student Review: 1 /5
By member575407 On 22nd January 23 verified Verified student

Service is declining, sometimes no housekeeper come to our flat for example last week. Location is poor because so far away from school. The bus rout is changed all the time. I will spend at least 30 -50 minutes to back home every times.

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Reply from Shrubhill House On 23rd January 23

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