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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

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By erawl
On 25th April 15

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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

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By erawl
On 25th April 15

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CateringSelf-catered
CampusCity Campus
PostcodeL3 5GA

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 16th May 18

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.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 16th November 17

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.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 16th November 17

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.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 16th November 17

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 16th November 17

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 16th November 17

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.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 6th November 17

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.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 4th May 17

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

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 13th March 17

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 14th January 17

Worst halls EVER!! just don't stay here if you can help it

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st December 16

Amazing location but overpriced for what you get

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd March 16

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

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th November 15

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th November 15

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th November 15

Great place to live! Right in the city centre so everything is local! Always flat parties going on

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th November 15

Great location but extremely loud

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th November 15

it is a private accommodation and it is right opposite the unit and it is a new building and everything is in perfect condition

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 14th October 15

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?

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 14th October 15

-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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd October 15

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!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st October 15

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!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th September 15

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!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st September 15

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15

It was a good first year experience but not too impressed by flat mates

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th April 15

Fantastic location. Staff are all helpful and friendly. Flats and bedrooms are good size and well fitted.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th April 15

Not worth £119 a week! Sub standard

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th April 15

Living in Unite Students, Grand Central was a big mistake. The members of staff that are employed by UNITE are rude, and horrible

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th April 15

Noisy, I've seen much better accommodation for the money, you don't get a proper living area and the services are pretty poor.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th April 15

Wouldn't recommend it was over priced for what you got.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 25th April 15

Staff were okay, location was brilliant, flats themselves were awful.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th April 15

awful, would never book with unite again

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th April 15

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th April 15

Loved the accommodation! Just a bit pricey

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 29th March 15

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

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th March 15

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.

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