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very convenient for students to buy goods, it is near Morrison and Lidl, the view is amazing if you live on the high floor. Staffs here are very friendly and nice, always smile and help in time. The common room is a very good place for gathering.

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By Lujun
On 20th May 21

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very convenient for students to buy goods, it is near Morrison and Lidl, the view is amazing if you live on the high floor. Staffs here are very friendly and nice, always smile and help in time. The common room is a very good place for gathering.

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By Lujun
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th May 21

Got to say it is the best choice since it is so convince, two supermarkets within 5mins walk. Love it! 💕💕 The place runs out quickly last year and it is so lucky for I to got a place. I lived in a studio facing the river, the view is so great for higher levels. But there's some noise from trains, if you open the window. Anyway, the staff I met are so kind and willing to help. Definitely recommend to every uofg student. Wish I can stay here for longer, so sad it doesn't have a lease which can last to January, 2022😭.

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Reply from West View
On 24th May 21

Thank you for sharing how convenient you found West View is for local supermarkets and how helpful our staff have been.  We agree that the views overlooking the river are fantastic!


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

very convenient for students to buy goods, it is near Morrison and Lidl, the view is amazing if you live on the high floor. Staffs here are very friendly and nice, always smile and help in time. The common room is a very good place for gathering.

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Reply from West View
On 24th May 21

Thanks for sharing your great review!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th May 21

At west view accommodation, very nice room, amenities . Also the staff are always friendly present and helpful all the time . Great central location as well which makes commuting easy.

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Reply from West View
On 24th May 21

Thank you for sharing your lovely comments about the Halls team and they will be delighted to hear you have enjoyed your time at West View!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th May 21

The beautiful view outside the window in bedroom can make me delightful and relaxed. Then the shared kitchen and living room is functional, useful and I think it is good.

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

Thank you for sharing your review for West View!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

West view is just like its name. Everyone who lives here can see great scenery from the window! Sometimes the sunset in Glasgow is purple, sometimes pink. If you are lucky enough to live in a room with a higher floor, you will enjoy the luxury scenery for a whole year. Moreover, the corridor space is very large, and the layout of the interior of the room is reasonable. From the perspective of service, the service of reception is very helpful to students. As long as there is a need, you can go to reception for help. They will help you deal with problems. From a geographical point of view, west view is close to particle railway station, and it is also very close to lidl and Morrisons. Overall, it was a great apartment and I had a great time here.

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

Thanks for sharing your great review of West View!  We would love it if you could share some photos on our social media of the sunsets in Glasgow as they sound lovely!  We are pleased you have found the halls team to be really helpful!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

The 6 rooms ensuite is real good. The space of kitchen is enough to have a dinner together. The service of reception is kind and friend. The location is amazing, which is so comfortable to Morrisons!

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

We are pleased you have enjoyed living in the shared apartments at West View and that you have found the location to be really convenient!  Thanks for sharing!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

Most cost-effective choice for the Students of UofG. Compared with other choice, West view has the competitive advantage of the location(near The lidl and morrison),room(larger than west village, dm and ts)and service.

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

Thanks for sharing your review for West View!  We are glad you have found it to be in a really convenient location and cost effective.


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

Room125 Have fun activities often. Very quiet and comfortable living experience. I think Westview is the most cost-effective apartment. In addition, I found that the billiard cue was damaged. It would be better if the apartment could provide new billiard equipment

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

Thanks for sharing your comments on West View.  We are really pleased you think it is cost effective and that you have had an enjoyable experience.  We will be sure to get the billiard cue fixed too!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

West View is a wonderful place that the location is near by the market,subway and trainline. i live in the ensuit and the room is lovely, and the space is satisfactory. I could say west view is the best accomdation in glasgow.

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

Thank you for taking the time to share your great review of West View!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

good position with two big supermarkets to meet your needs.friendly staff are always willing to offer some help.big and fancy common room where you can spend lots of time there with your friends.

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

We are pleased you have been impressed by the location, staff and on-site facilities at West View, thank you for sharing your review!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

This building is located to West End, which is a prosperous area. There're only 200-300m to Morission and Lido for shopping, and 400m to the train/subway station, also with many other shops here, like restaurant. most of items for daily life is available. And the accommodation is about 15 minutes for arriving to GU, that's very convenient. As for the facilities about West View, the staff is friendly and daily needs that provided is enough, such as parcel collection and repairing. In the en-suite room, the window is a little bit big and near the bed so as to have a better lighting.

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

Thank you for sharing your detailed review of West View!  We are glad you have liked the location, staff and on-site facilities!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

My experiences west view was good, a lot of spacious places to study or to have fun. I’d recommend it for you if you’re a student . It is on a good place , you have literally everything around , like Lidl and Morrison’s as well as pharmacies around you .

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

Thanks for sharing your review of West View!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

Living here for half a year, the staff is very friendly, warm, and responsible. The room facilities are all good, only a little bad is the fire alarm is too easy to break, always false alarm. I really enjoyed living in Westview~

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

Thanks for sharing your review and we are pleased you have found the staff to be friendly and responsible.


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

The place is a pretty good choice to take if you are one of the students in UofG. Not far from school, it takes 10 mins to get to the library, and if you are a little bit tired of walking this long, the common room and study room is right upstairs of the apartment, which is absolutely convenient for students.

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

We are pleased that you have found the on-site facilities at West View to be great for studying!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

It's such a great apartment where you can wake up every morning and open the curtains and see the beautiful river outside. The facilities of the apartment are very perfect and the service is very considerate. In addition, the location of the apartment is excellent, close to the station, supermarkets and commercial areas. Most importantly, it's close to the university

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

We are really happy that you have found the facilities at West View and the surrounding area to be perfect for your study in Glasgow.


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

I love the life living in west view soooooo much. With the perfect location and adequate service, it couldn’t be better than everywhere else.

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

We are really pleased you have enjoyed living at West View so much!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

The room is large and tidy. The windows are also large and you can see the scenery outside. The reception is also very nice and can help collect parcels.

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

Thank you for sharing your review!  We are glad you like the large windows and scenery!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

I must say I love the west view. First of all, the reception was very nice, helped me carry my luggage on my first day here, and gave me detailed information about the public space in Westview. I remember my luggage was lost. I was worried that I could not understand DHL when I called. The lady at the reception was very patient to help me make the call. I was so touched. Secondly, I like the environment of the west view, especially the window in the room, I can see the beautiful sunset and the surrounding environment. Third, we often do fire drills, which is also a way to protect ourselves and make us deal with all kinds of emergencies in time.

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

Thanks for sharing your great review for West View!  We will pass on your nice comments to the halls team!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

I've learned about the surrounding apartments, and finally chose West view, which proved to be right

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

We are really pleased that you felt you made the right decision by living at West View!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 21

West view is the most cost-effective apartment I have lived in, the apartment reception are very enthusiastic to solve the problem every time. Love! Auntie cleaners are very nice. and polite. Love you guys so polite!

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

Thank you for such a lovely review!  We are really pleased that you have found West View to be great value for money and that are halls team have been so friendly!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 21

Overall great experience. Staff is really helpful and kind. If you ever have an issue, they're a text away and always happy to help. The flat itself was extremely clean and taken care of when I arrived and the weekly cleaning is extremely helpful as busy students. Only issue we've ever had was the WiFi being turned off for a few hours, though that wasn't West View's fault! The only complaint I would give is, please let the students know when you are testing out the fire alarm! Sadly due to COVID it was difficult to find people from others flats to interact with, but the staff organized different events to always keep us motivated. Always participated with flatmates. Best part of my experience was definitely the flatmates. They were amazing and I've met people who definitely made my year 100% better! Even the people who were busy with exams and who had a more difficult schedule were always super friendly and up for a chat. Again, overall experience was amazing, would 100% repeat.

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

Thank you for sharing such a detailed review for West View.  We are really pleased you have been so happy there and that the team on-site have been able to help you by being kind and organising events! 


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 21

Reception has a very good service attitude and often organizes activities to get the residents involved. The location is great for both public transport and the supermarket, but sometimes the staff will come in when you're not in the room, which is the only thing that makes me unhappy,Only once in half a year, three weeks after I had applied for repair, did someone come to fix my broken things while I was away

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

Thanks for sharing your review!  We are pleased you have enjoyed the activities the team have organised for the residents. 


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 21

From the first day I moved in I felt so lucky to have found such a great accommodation for my year of study. The staff here are very friendly and have provided us with excellent service. The surrounding area is very convenient, especially during the epidemic. I was most pleased with the rooms, which were very new and upscale. I highly recommend this place to anyone coming to Glasgow to study. You won't be disappointed!

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Reply from West View
On 25th May 21

Thank you for sharing this lovely review and we are really pleased you would recommend us to other students!  We will share your comments with the halls team on site.


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 21

Overall, a very nice place to live. With covid the opportunities to use the cinema room, pool table, gym and ping pong table have been less frequent, and there haven't been opportunities for social activities, but in more normal times you can't complain. Having a laundry room ran by circuit laundry does mean you pay a bit more on average for a load, but there are plenty of machines available. Otherwise, the Internet is very fast and reliable, the staff friendly and helpful, and the location great for shopping and transport.

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Reply from West View
On 18th May 21

Thanks for sharing your detail review for West View and we are glad you have enjoyed living there!


Student Review: 1 /5
By On 18th December 20

Poor management team, rude and irresponsible

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th February 20

Cleaning condition is very satisfying. You can see the staffs doing cleaning every morning. You can find an amazing cinema system in the common area, which includes a 4K television. Laundry is big enough and I can always find available machines. The request on maintenance can be dealt within 2-3 working days. Most importantly, the price is not very high.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th February 20

staff are friendly and enthusiastic about helping us. They always wears smile and are polite.

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

The location of West View is pretty good, very close to Morrisons which is one of popular supermarket in Glasgow. But I really need a bigger gym :)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th February 20

Compared to other apartments in Glasgow, westview has the best overall quality.My room type is studio, it is large and comfortable. Staff are kind and professional. From August last year to now, my experience is quite good. The only problem is the heating. Now the weather in Glasgow is very cold, but the heating is not always available. Heating time is very garbage.Sometimes I wake up at night when I am sleeping. Hope it will be improved.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th February 20

Spacious rooms equipped with everything you need to live a quiet student life and study effectively. There is one social space which is usually taken up with the same people and is not suitable if you want to sit and study as it is noisy. The study room itself is usually full and people do not move their stuff to let you have a seat. The social scene is excellent if you are of a certain ethnic background; if not, you will feel very very isolated. Repairs are frequently carried out on doors with no explanation as to what’s wrong with the door, which makes for very uncomfortable situations with workers needing access to your room. The things that you request do need repaired never get done ie water pipes leaking and television channels not working. Security has become poor and quite unfriendly; I feel like anyone could walk into the building unnoticed.

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

As a student, it is valued to choose this apartment for your stay in Glasgow.Perfect location, very close to Partick railway and subway station, bus stances and supermarkets as well. Also, it is not far from the University of Glasgow.

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Reply from West View
On 10th February 20

Thank you for your great reivew we are glad that you are enjoying your apartment and the convenient location. 


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th February 20

Near many supermarkets, 15 mins from University of Glasgow and nice enviroment.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th February 20

Staff here are very friendly, and the environment is very clean. Once problems have been reported, they will be sorted very soon. Especially the reception are really nice. Strongly recommend

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th February 20

New building which is very modern and very well kept. The staff are great and listening to the needs of students and trying their best to do interesting events and engaging as much as possible. great links to the uni and city centre

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th February 20

i have really enjoyed my time here and made lots of friends there are always events on

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th February 20

The heating is not good as I living in 9th is very cold.And I usually lost my parcels as the reception said they could not found and I have to make phone call to west village by myself.Social area is quite small.However I love my room!It is worthy than vita.hahaha

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th February 20

The rooms and staff are really excellent. The whole building feels really new and has a good atmosphere. I'm enjoying this year but gutted I couldn't re-book for next year. Prices went up much higher than they were this year :(

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th February 20

Pauline is so lovely! She makes our whole flat smile :)

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Reply from West View
On 26th February 20

we're glad you are enjoying your stay!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th February 20

The rooms at west view are really good, lots of space and very modern compared to my last accommodation. Staff are nice, they're really good about letting your friends visit and use the common room.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th February 20

Staff are great, they really listen to your suggestions and make changes. They've bought us new equipment and set up events we asked for. I definitely recommend living here!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th August 19

Staff are so friendly and helpful. It’s a bit pricey but such a nice new building. :)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th July 19

West View is brand new and really modern! Staff are great and the common room is amazing. Can't wait to stay here next year :)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd July 19

I love my flat at West View. Really modern and good size. Staff are really nice, they really helped me when I had problems with my heater. Would recommend it to anyone.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd July 19

I've really loved my stay with West View. It's brand new so the flats are all really good quality and the common room has loads of facilities. Staff are amazing (especially Caroline on reception!), really friendly and helpful. Looking forward to staying again next year :)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th June 19

Great space, ensuites as a standard, and good deal space and WiFi!

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