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Personally I have had a lot of trouble with this accommodation. You are paying so much for a place that really isn't that nice, it is more the location you are paying for. One of my room mates is very noisy and the walls are really thin so I can never truly concentrate on work. Makes noise until all hours and isn't wary of the noise she makes. Staff are generally lovely, but there are one or two that aren't the friendliest and have been very blunt with me when asking for help etc at reception. Location is great however as it is very city centre. It is far too much money for the type of accommodation that it is- I would recommend either The Lantern, Byrom Point, Glassworks or any other newly built accommodation.
Grand Central is a ripoff and I strongly advise all to steer clear of it. The location is excellent but the building has paper-thin walls so any light sleepers, like myself, will struggle to get to sleep until they just drop off from exhaustion. Drunk students bellowing and giving awful renditions of Piano Man come in every night in the early hours of the morning. The flatmate in on of the conjoining bedrooms would have phone calls and I could hear every word from both her and the person on the other of the line! Sometimes it felt like we were in the same room. Furthermore, the en-suite had no ventilation and quickly became scummy, sometimes the water was cold, and my toilet clogged no less than 9 times. At one point, a pipe behind my shower burst, flooding my bedroom, as well as two others. On the day I left, I was told by Unite to leave my key in a special box in reception. This box did not exist and reception was closed. Ended up having to chuck it between a gap in the shutters.
It's the worst residence I've been in; Much noise every day (Monday to Sunday), it is impossible to study and sleep. There is no control by the entrance door so that anyone enters the buildings. From reception they do not do anything about it. Never in my life have I experienced anything like it and I would never recommend this residence.
The accommodation is quite simply rubbish, UNITE don't tell you that you are booking onto a building site, staff are remarkably rude and don't have the time of day.
I would not recommend living here, I asked when I applied for my room to be placed with people on my course and this clearly wasn't taken into consideration. I had to move flats because someone pooed in my kitchen sink which put a dampener on the whole experience. All depends on who you get put with, if you enjoy NOT GETTING SLEEP then here is where you need to live!! Otherwise I would NOT live here
I would urge first years thinking about living in Grand Central halls to reconsider. The price per week for a single bed ensuite room is a joke for what you are actually getting. I am currently living in Block A and for majority of the academic year, that lift has been broke - so considering I live on the 8th floor this has not been convenient. You are basically paying for the location with this Accommodation but there are plenty of other student accommodations with equally as good locations e.g. Marybone or Prospect Point. In addition, the internet is always down which is irritating. Plus sides to grand central would be the amount of people you are given the opportunity to meet however that could be achieved through other halls too.
Worst halls EVER!! just don't stay here if you can help it
Amazing location but overpriced for what you get
Great for people who enjoy going out and socialising with different groups of people. Everyone is friendly and welcoming and there is a community in the halls. Rooms basic but decent. Some of the Security can be rude but the others are ok if you speak to them with respect. Amazing location. Will be staying here again 2nd year
Grand central Is a lively experience to say the least! Not someowhere you want to live if you want a quite night in, but definitely for anyone who's loves a party! The internet and price is it's only downfall.
I love the location of these halls as they are handy to everywhere but I think they are overpriced for what they are. The kitchen is old and they are the only halls that don't supply a tv in the common area. The internet is shocking as well. I think laundry should be included within the price as its about £5 a time which is very exspensive for a student trying to budget their money.
Great place to live! Right in the city centre so everything is local! Always flat parties going on
Great location but extremely loud
internet connection is very crappy, we need to restart it frequently. if you are a fan of bed strings, grand central is your home! and no hot water? really?
-very bad internet connection (both wi-fi and cable), disconnecting once in an hour, it's impossible even watch 240p videos in youtube during after 5 pm. -no maintenance. if you're having problems with plumbing messing your room up, they're not showing up until two days later. you can rarely enjoy hot (it is not even warm actually) water in bathroom. -they give you some parts which are supposed to be a vacuum cleaner when they're assembled. but no, they are not. parts don't fit each other. -as I heard from some international students, hall management do nothing about hate crimes (verbal abuse etc.) and these are very common. -way too expensive
Less than a 10 minute walk from the main clubs, 30 seconds to the main train station, 2 minutes into town. Easily the best halls socially, flat party every night!
When I moved in on the Saturday my bathroom light was not working until the Monday, my bathroom door handle was loose and my bedroom mirror was cracked which a week and a half later, has still not been replaced!
A little on the expensive side because of the location, but overall so far my experience has been great here, the people are friendly and there are always party's going on!
few items missing such as iron/kitchen bin. However all better than the pictures able to view online. Very tidy kitchen area and large bedroom.
It was a good first year experience but not too impressed by flat mates
Fantastic location. Staff are all helpful and friendly. Flats and bedrooms are good size and well fitted.
Not worth £119 a week! Sub standard
Living in Unite Students, Grand Central was a big mistake. The members of staff that are employed by UNITE are rude, and horrible
Noisy, I've seen much better accommodation for the money, you don't get a proper living area and the services are pretty poor.
Wouldn't recommend it was over priced for what you got.
Staff were okay, location was brilliant, flats themselves were awful.
awful, would never book with unite again
Perfect halls for party people and social butterflies. Value for money is poor as there are lots of other nicer halls for cheaper but the location is unbeatable which is why I think they're able to keep the price a little higher. Situated across the road from lime street station, and just a minute walk to the main high street, a tescos and all the night clubs. This seems to by why it's popular with many first years and party goers. Only one common room downstairs where the reception is and it is rarely used in my experience so it's difficult to make friends that way. You and your flat mates will just have to reach out to others on your floor and so on to make new friends
Loved the accommodation! Just a bit pricey
Many of the blocks are grotty with dirty stained carpets and broken furniture. The room size is ok but many of the beds have springs that dig into you when you lie down. Though the location is good and its a good social atmosphere you are paying a lot of money if you not lucky enough to be placed in one of the few renovated blocks.
In a three room flat with two guys, there was no table in the kitchen for us to eat together which made ice breaking a little harder. The staff take too long to do anything; changing a lightbulb in my room took 2 days. There was a leak on the 10th floor and it ran all the way down to the 2nd floor and the damp on the ceiling is still there after 3 months. It was one tiny fridge freezer between us three and there wasn't even a brush to clean with. The cleaner came once a week and just sprayed surface cleaner everywhere, she never changed mop water, never mopped up, never actually cleaned the surfaces just sprayed. I was paying £117 a week for the room and I was charged £217 for not paying rent on time because I was in hospital for a week. Terrible service, terrible building, nice students. When they aren't partying in ever room until 7am. Do not go here unless you don't want sleep
The price that they charge for the students to live here is ridiculous! When it rains massive puddles come from the window, the toilet leaks, lights don't work. You request that the maintenance team come and fix it but they're no better! I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone and wouldn't stay here again if they paid me.