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My experience as a resident at Caledonian Court, an extended university accommodation of Strathclyde, was nothing short of disappointing. The unhelpful staff demonstrated a lack of commitment and urgency in addressing issues. The lack of hot water supply during the harsh Scottish winters added to the already miserable living conditions. The social spaces within the accommodations were in a pitiful state, with broken pool tables, broken sheds in the garden area, and an overall lack of maintenance. While my social experience was passable, it failed to deliver anything good. The internet connection was another source of frustration. Either I couldn't access the internet at all, or the connection was so poor that I once ended up getting a 10% late submission penalty for my assignment. Nothing changed, despite reporting it to both Strathclyde and Caledonian.
Worst experience of my life! Very unclean, security r terrible and they do not answer their emails. I have tried to cancel my contract multiple times but they do not respond.
Good accommodation but not fancy
It's a nice accomodation!! The people that work there are really friendly and helpful!!
The halls are great for meeting new people. The place has the best location, since the university is just across the road. It is well managed and almost always clean.
Above points all good but accommodation itself pretty old and basic.
The rooms are a good size (not en-suit) and the kitchen is good, but It’s had problem after problem, the freezer turned off over night after a power cut and everybody lost a lot of food and they didn’t seem to care, we never got compensation for losing a lot of food, they did change the freezer eventually! They don’t seem that interested in fixing things. It is a good place to meet friends, it’s where I’ve met 2 of my closest friends at uni and it’s a 5min walk to town and across the toad from the uni. So can’t complain about the location or social aspect. It is disappointing to just have a kitchen in each flat and no couch or social space in each building only in main accommodation office, so you felt excluded having only your room to sit in depending on how clean your flatmates are (couple of mine weren’t). Overall you get what you pay for.
Pal stayed here seemed pretty decent
Horrible experience. The cleaners used our kitchen as a social space to sit around our table and chat so I was often too nervous to go in and have breakfast in the mornings. Security guards monitored flats so closely I could never have friends over without them (literally) banging on my kitchen window and shouting at me. Way overpriced especially considering student loan amount. My shower (in the en suite I paid extra for) was like a tap and the kitchen had ants. Not to mention that when the staff cleaned our kitchen at the end of the year and I went to pack up my stuff from the kitchen almost all of it was gone? Made my year in Glasgow absolutely miserable and I honestly can't stress enough for students to go elsewhere. Victoria halls, college lands etc always seemed much better. Don't waste your money on Caledonian court! It was a couple years ago that I left now but I still have friends who live here and from the sounds of it, it has not changed!
Slightly above average halls in my experience. But my experience isn't that vast due to these being the only halls I've ever stayed in. My comparisons come from what I've heard from elsewhere.
Fantastic area which is safe and secure, right next to the university. Basic and gives you what you need. Cookers and sinks can often break, sensitive fire alarms. Also, beware of ants if living on the ground floor.
If you are at glasgow caledonian university you are better staying in other halls such as victoria halls, so cheap! these halls are disgusting and are a complete rip off! I have cracks in my walls, iron marks on the carpet which have never been fixed and also the shower doesn't work very well.