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I had a really good first year at wilmslow park but there were no communal spaces to meet people and there were a few intimidating people who lingered in the courtyard. I felt safe at wilmslow park but there were occasions when people got into the complex somehow and also a lot of homeless people lingered around the building. The halls were great value for money As you got a really nice kitchen and lounge and a spacious room with a good en suite and the best part - a double bed, which was really comfortable. My only massive issue at wilmslow was the washing machine facilities were ridiculous and they broke all the time, the washing you did rarely smelt clean and it was easier to just hang things up in your room or take the washing home, rather than do it there.

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On 26th April 15

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I had a really good first year at wilmslow park but there were no communal spaces to meet people and there were a few intimidating people who lingered in the courtyard. I felt safe at wilmslow park but there were occasions when people got into the complex somehow and also a lot of homeless people lingered around the building. The halls were great value for money As you got a really nice kitchen and lounge and a spacious room with a good en suite and the best part - a double bed, which was really comfortable. My only massive issue at wilmslow was the washing machine facilities were ridiculous and they broke all the time, the washing you did rarely smelt clean and it was easier to just hang things up in your room or take the washing home, rather than do it there.

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By member107654
On 26th April 15

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Telephone0161 820 6318
PostcodeM13 0JQ
Price from£160.00 per week
FeaturesFree WiFi, free onsite gym
Top tipThere's a secure car park - for a small additional cost

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

The only thing I can say about this place is the WiFi is alright. Other than that everything else is pretty much a shambles. For starters the whole place is ridiculously overpriced and I mean RIDICULOUSLY overpriced. You’ll spend your year here lonely and depressed as no one interacts or speaks to each other and you start to realise everyone at other halls has devaloped friendship groups. I’d say 75% of the students here are foreign and only interact with other foreign students so as you can imagine it’s incrsdibly hard to make friends. All in all just please don’t sign anything to live here as the management with certainly not let you out of the contract as I’ve learned, even if your health is at risk.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 31st October 17

i thought reviews dont count but most do. ive been here for 2 months now and nothing went well. a big blame on the management. heres my story. first day i arrived i had to sleep in a dirty room. kitchen was disgusting, although i know that it is supposed to be clean before students move in. i asked the staff to send someone to clean it and they never did.. so i spent 4 hours trying to clean it as it was disgusting and the most important part is that i found dead flies (hundreds) on the top of the cabinet. the oven was greasy even i couldnt remove the stains. i couldnt get along with my flatmates as they didnt want to clean the kitchen. always loud noises. also, i couldnt sleep at night cz everyday there is a party outside or some kind of annoying noises. the drainage inthe shower was blocked and the light in the kitchen was broken so i reported the staff about them instantly but i waited 3 weeks for them to be fixed.staff is always helpless.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 18th October 17

1. Without previous notification for the charge from the deposit. In the beginning, receiving the letter that you have no charge from my deposit. 2.Failed to deal with deposit problem, I received the refund after 25 days that Wimslow Park house had promised. 3. Poor management. In conclusion, I will not recommend this place to students unless you dont want your deposit back.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 15th October 17

It has no value for money because its basically a bag of shit. The hall management dont do jackshit if theres something wrong. Cant get any sleep because of a continuous beeping sound which they said was the fire alarm. Residents that are there can easily get access to the electric cupboard and mess with the buildings. Wifi is really slow cant even video call people or watch a video (everything you watch is basically 240p). Staff there are really rude especially the security guards apart from one security guard the bold one. Hes sound. Basically i should've looked at the reviews and realised the place is a pile of shit.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 25th August 17

Sorry to have the negative comment, but there are loads of things have to be improved, from maintenance management to problem solving efficiency.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 12th July 17

I'm the parent of a student . Run a mile! The place is a hazard and poorly managed. Health hazard and fire hazard.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th May 17

The only good thing is the location really. worst wifi connection, unclean, huge delays in any administrative matters.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th May 17

Wilmslow Park is situated at a pretty decent area. It is close to MMU and UOM, right before curry mile, next to a hospital and major supermarkets are just right below. I would say, take your time to settle in and give it time . Moving in will be tough as there are expectation that you carry, for example, I didn't know our block was renovated till the very last minute and had to change my cookware in order to use the hobs. Laundry was a nightmare at first. I am staying in the Top Floor of an en-suite room thus i do feel like i'm paying way too much. You don't need to choose the premium rooms if you don't need extra walking space, nicer looking kitchen or a slightly bigger bed cause in the end, it is your flatmates and yourself who needs to maintain it. However, it is the best looking ones! WPH is constantly upgrading (lots of construction going on). There's a sufficient equipped gym and plenty of study/fun spaces. They improved on security at the beginning of 2017 where not everyone

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th May 17

wimslow is a good and comfort place of student accomodation

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th May 17

The accommodation is in a very convenient location, especially when you are planning to walk to uni. Wilmslow offers a wide range of facilities and helped me to have a wonderful experience during my uni year.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th April 17

issues with the wifi initially but it was fixed fairly quickly. the social spaces are great, far better than my old halls. they run events which are fairly decent and good for getting to know your flatmates etc. staff- they're all good, big office which is always open. location- great for the uni, but a little far out of the city centre, really depends what you want!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 9th March 17

DO NOT LIVE HERE! Every single other student halls in manchester is BETTER and CHEAPER! VERY difficult to meet new people in a halls full of primarily international students who are cliquey! £140 a week and there is NOTHING in these halls that is better than oxford court which is less than £100 a week save yourself the money !! Yes it looks nice on the open days when you look around the clean reception and the show bedrooms but the wifi is AWFUL, almost every student i know here has begged them to change provided but they will not, because the staff wifi works just fine !! Full of mature students that make noise complaints after 7pm, if you want a good first year experience meeting amazing people and have great memories DO NOT COME HERE, can not wait to move out at the end of this first year and honestly never come back! Wouldnt feel so strongly about this review if we paid normal price but the fact I've been paying £140 a week to live in a place which is no better than others

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

Like many people we assumed the bad reviews we read on Wilmslow did not reflect the experience of most student. We were wrong. On the arrival day we collided with the previous residents of our flat moving out as we moved in. The flat was dirty and items in the kitchen were missing and damaged - not a good start. It took over 2 weeks to get the kitchen cleaned. It took 6 weeks to get a mail box key and 2 of the damage items in the kitchen have still not been replaced (now March 2017). The new alarm system was fitted after we moved in, the workmen left debris on the floors of all rooms and damaged the kitchen door. The alarm now sound almost every other day - 4 times in the past 3 days, they also sound in the middle of the night; there is never any explanation about why or what is being done to stop this. The internet frequently drops out and the 'construction work' outside starts at 8.00 each morning. Don't be seduced by the glossy bits like the gym and communal areas.

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

Like many people we assumed the bad reviews we read on Wilmslow did not reflect the experience of most student. We were wrong. On the arrival day we collided with the previous residents of our flat moving out as we moved in. The flat was dirty and items in the kitchen were missing and damaged - not a good start. It took over 2 weeks to get the kitchen cleaned. It took 6 weeks to get a mail box key and 2 of the damage items in the kitchen have still not been replaced (now March 2017). The new alarm system was fitted after we moved in, the workmen left debris on the floors of all rooms and damaged the kitchen door. The alarm now sound almost every other day - 4 times in the past 3 days, they also sound in the middle of the night; there is never any explanation about why or what is being done to stop this. The internet frequently drops out and the 'construction work' outside starts at 8.00 each morning. Don't be seduced by the glossy bits like the gym and communal areas.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st February 17

I rented Wilmslow Park for 5 years 2005 to 2010 staffs were great services are all ok. I rented again I though it was the same we only live there only for a year they didnt help us even we requested a service or even change our appliances they don't bothered. We left July 2016 staffs gives me too much stress and headache I'm expecting my deposits back after 10 days what I received is I got an email from collecting solicitor and said that I owe 1600 I phoned the solicitor I explained to look it again all I know is I pay my rent monthly after 2 days I got an email that I have no debts. I showed my receipts and bank statements to wilmslow park they photocopied they said I'm going to receive an email regarding my deposits. Days, weeks, months and nearly one year no single call or email from them and no deposits back still.. Not recommending this accomodation. Keep your receipts and deposit slips. I'm Seeking legal advice.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 31st January 17

I DONT RECOMMEND! I think this is the worst accomodation for MMU! I don't recommend this to anyone! I can't wait to move out. I pay £140 pw, and whatever I've asked for have been done after at least a month or havent been done at all. For the first 2 weeks, i had to ask for the shower to get fixed, Ive been sending emails and going down to reception to ask them to fix it nearly everyday for 2 weeks. Our flat also didnt have a hoover and an iron when we moved in, we got the hoover after 2months and it's been 6months and we still didnt get the iron. Mouses has also been a big issue in different flats, and then the WIFI, their excuss is of course that it's not their fault but they're been getting a lot of requests regarding changing the provider but once again nothing have been done. WIFI (first month), kept on disconnecting every few mins and the signal was really weak. One good thing is that there are shops like (Tesco,Poundland,Lidl,Superdrug) right next to the accomodation.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 6th October 16

Mantanance and customer service = bad. Infact =Very bad. Despite some good features they have, this will ruin your experience throughout your whole year. Not worth.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th August 16

Idiotic management. Threatening me with a solicitors letter months after I have moved out and claiming that I owe them £6000 even though I paid my rent every month and provided bank statements and receipts to prove them when they requested it when I was living there. Trying to scam money from honest residents to pay for other residents who did not pay in Kerria House. These guys did not keep proper records and lost track of who has paid and who has not, and are now trying to blindly threaten someone hoping they will pay for the bad debts that they could not recover from other non paying residents who has abandoned the accomodation due to non payment of rent. Disgusting. Do not rent with these cowboys who are trying to recover their rent (bad debt) loss by passing it to residents who pay. I will be seeking legal advice of my own and reporting these guys to the relevant authorities for harassing and trying to cause distress on someone who has paid their rent in full.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 28th June 16

absolutely rubbish. this is the worst accommodation I have ever lived in in my life

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 15th March 16

Ridicuously over expensive and run by completely inept staff with no people skills. They're only after your money yet give very little in return and have the worst management skills known to man. Terrible customer service, would not recommend. beware or look elsewhere

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th February 16

The laundry facility sucks! Those machine broke down all the time, and you can only realize it after your money is deducted. The reception lost my parcel twice in half year. My loo was leaking, no one ever came to fix it after I reported, twice! It is near the hospitals and the main road, you can hear ambulance and drunk people at night while you are sleeping. Isn't that great?

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th February 16

security always around warm rooms and Tesco around the corner

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 12th December 15

Not worth a penny. Don't expect that management will help you with any issue, they only want money from you thats it

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th November 15

Love the halls, just a bit further out than the others and the 2nd most expensive

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th November 15

Rooms are standard but very expensive. Staff are clueless at times. 24/7 security which is great. Great communal area. Great location.

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

Went 2014/2015 the security are sound, helpful when you need them but relaxed at the same time! big rooms and the fact you have a swimming pool suna etc is sick, best place to go for comedowns 100% suggest going here

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

Rooms are really spacious and I bet if you stay here all your other mates would be jealous unless they have a studio haha! Lively, shops open till late night /early morning! Buses are only a pound to get to uni or city centre:D Overall great place to stay!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th August 15

I stayed there for one year and the last months were a nightmare, construction, one month without internet and only 4 washing machines for all the blocks. ps. 3 of the 4 were out of order.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th April 15

Very dirty and noisy. Very expensive and I left the accommodation

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

I had a really good first year at wilmslow park but there were no communal spaces to meet people and there were a few intimidating people who lingered in the courtyard. I felt safe at wilmslow park but there were occasions when people got into the complex somehow and also a lot of homeless people lingered around the building. The halls were great value for money As you got a really nice kitchen and lounge and a spacious room with a good en suite and the best part - a double bed, which was really comfortable. My only massive issue at wilmslow was the washing machine facilities were ridiculous and they broke all the time, the washing you did rarely smelt clean and it was easier to just hang things up in your room or take the washing home, rather than do it there.

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

Stayed 2 years in a row, premium flats are much nicer, free gym membership when booked through mmu, right next to main bus routes, 5 min walk to UOM/ 10-15 walk to mmu or 5 min bus. 10 min bus to fallowfield. Car park costs £600 a year but there's a road next to the halls that you can park on for free. Tesco, morrisons, lidl, poundland, nisa, cafe Nero, Superdrug and wetherspoons directly underneath. Elevators can be a bit tempromental and laundry services could do with improving. I would recommend though.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th April 15

full of cockroaches and staff don't do anything about it

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 10th April 15

not worth the money at all, flats aren't as they look online, staff are useless and is the most unsocialble halls I know of

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