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It is great location and near to the uni vicinity.

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On 13th May 24
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En suite classis room. I also don't see any wardrobes for clothes n description of the room. where are they?
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Are wardrobes provided in the rooms.
By member890270 On 19th August 23
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Is this gated security? I’d there security 24/7?
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Are the beds single or double?
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Student Review: 3.1 /5
By Ang Ang On 15th June 24 verified Verified student

The workers are kind and helpful here

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member13110523 On 7th June 24 verified Verified student

I loved the location and the staff were friendly but the warm water here has a smell and I was washing my face and the dishes with cold water all winter. It was a pain to be honest. Rent is also insane for a room and shared kitchen.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member13110402 On 5th June 24 verified Verified student

I had a good experience in Brook Hall. The room was larger than I thought and bathroom ensuite are a real luxury. Location is great, but the accomodation is not in Victoria Park, it lacks the greenery vibes it was advertised with by the University of Manchester. The property management is great, very helpful and lovely. Amy maintenance issues are fixed rapidly. It lacks some social spaces, as there is no bar or common rooms and that's a bummer when you've just arrived to Uni. Also the cleaning is not the best. There is cleaning in the stairs, but none in the flats kitchen and corridors, and when you live with a dirty flatmate, it can be tough sometimes. I think that for the price we are paying, which is consequent, a service of cleaning could be done too in the flats kitchen. The laundry is a bit small and not all dryers are efficient. Otherwise it's a nice place, very close to Uni, close to amenities and with a direct bus to the city center.

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member6110321 On 5th June 24 verified Verified student

It's definitely not the best but it's okay live in but still, I feel like I'm paying too much.

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Student Review: 1.9 /5
By member8109451 On 23rd May 24 verified Verified student

Had rats in our kitchen for the whole year. Nothing was done about it. Had to employ pest control myself and was not reimbursed for the cost of it. honestly horrific

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member12109381 On 23rd May 24 verified Verified student

Nice place, good value for money. Nice staff, helpful and accommodating.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member10108553 On 13th May 24 verified Verified student

It is great location and near to the uni vicinity.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member8108541 On 13th May 24 verified Verified student

A good accomodation to live in

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member8103712 On 13th March 24 verified Verified student

I remember reading these reviews before I came to Brook Hall. Firstly, if you genuinely can't live without partying- Brook Hall is not for you. If you like your privacy, but can appreciate a night out on the weekends- Brook Hall could be for you, but your experience is what you make it If you don't like to party at all, and want the best facilities the uni can offer- Brook Hall is for you. Manchester accommodation, regardless of which hall, isn't great. There are rats and silverfish, but it is as best as it gets compared to others. The enormous positives are that you get your own bathroom, your own double bed, you only share with 3 others max, and you're close to uni. Honestly the nicest settling in to uni life, as those in Fallowfield have to trek or pay hundreds for a bus pass. We pay 180, and that is FAR too much for what you get, and its increasing to 205 next year, the maximum they can legally charge you (and will cost you 10k) Questions/Room Pics: @adamdodders on instagram

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member10101773 On 22nd February 24 verified Verified student

price increased £20 per week from last year with no added improvements. new heater installed around december which is shockingly bad, it turns off every 30 minutes and is just money-saving for brook hall. seen the prices are going up from £180 to £205 next year and this is appalling. when i first moved in the room was not cleaned enough and everything was terribly painted. my friends’ rooms have mould stains in the showers from previous years tenants and the fridges were not cleaned at all. do not go to this accommodation it is such a waste of money, especially as unsworth is £2 more a week and their rooms are 100% better. the social experience is only good because we made it good, we had to make an instagram groupchat as the whatsapp ones provided by the university just had club promoters. the accommodation does hold free food events like in freshers we had an ice cream truck and pizza, and for pancake day there were pancakes but thats all don’t waste your money here

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member591118 On 14th September 23 verified Verified student

Very kind front desk team, reasonable bedroom. Kitchen fridge too small for 4 people. Confusing shower water temperature system. Overall nice experience but can be improved.

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member887939 On 22nd June 23 verified Verified student

Pros: Since it is a Unite Students accommodation but let out to the University, the staff are generally friendly and the reception is open 24/7 for parcels. The location is also superb, 15 minute walk away from the University and 10 minutes from the local Lidl. However- the hall is also situated on a busy main road so if you get a flat in Block H or E it will often be noisy because of cars and ambulances. Wifi is fine, regular speeds around 125 Mbps. Lots of international students. Cons: Since the flats are only 4 rooms alongside a communal kitchen/living room it doesn't tend to get busy inside the flat itself and parties are infrequent in Brook Hall as a whole. There are no social spaces for students in Brook Hall except for one lonely sad bench outside, so if you're looking for a student party experience, live in Fallowfield. Problems with mice and silverfish are rampant. Really not value for money now at £180pw in 23/24 General: 3/4 beds (bring double bedding)

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Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member882807 On 30th March 23 verified Verified student

Premium Range 1 room. Good for value, en-suite, plenty of storage space 15 minute walk from UoM campus, close to bus stops, easy access to food stores, 30 minute walk to town. Good management, easy to contact. Cleaning in the flat is done by occupants, see cleaner regularly in corridors, outside bins emptied regularly. Lack of social space outside. Provided with sofa and bed and breakfast counter, enough space for a small gathering. Okay social experience, small flats, difficult to meet other flats. Very fast wifi, good connection always.

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member469898 On 9th July 22 verified Verified student

I stayed at Brook Hall from September 2021 to June 2022. The positives: It is well located. It's a 15-20 minute walk to campus, and easy to walk into the city centre from there. Even the standard rooms are a decent size, no need to get a premium one. The kitchen comes with everything you need. I had little issues with the Wi-fi apart from it disconnecting on a handful of occasions. The worst part about Brook Hall is the social life. It's not an exaggeration to describe it as a morgue honestly. The flats are extremely small, with a maximum of 5 people. There is no common area or social space so its difficult to get to know people in the accommodation. Honestly, even the corridors are too small and narrow to just generally mingle around with people in your block. If you are looking for the party experience, or just to generally meet as many people as possible, you are much better off staying in Fallowfield, even if you have to book a private accommodation.

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Student Review: 1.4 /5
By member469257 On 30th May 22 verified Verified student

Where do I begin? Possibly the worst experience I have ever been through. Before moving to uni I had read online that there was "more social life in a morgue than brook hall" and this could not be more correct. From having no social spaces to the tiny flats you are given, this place is no home for a student looking for the uni experience. The location is ideal if you are looking for somewhere near uni, however, this accommodation stands alone and is not surrounded by any other student buildings.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member124 On 16th March 20 verified Verified student

there is no cleaner and no social spaces. the lift has not been fixed for a month. the management is very slow in response sometimes. the security can be quite rude at times. watch out because this is not value for money, try IQ

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member644672 On 7th January 20 verified Verified student

Not worth the money in the slightest. Decently located although walking past the hospital every morning is a bit tragic and doesn't put you in the best mood. In the first couple weeks my room flooded and the caretaker (?) was incredibly rude about it, despite it being faulty piping rather than something I or my flatmates had caused in the few days we'd been there. They proceeded to not give me a room to stay in while mine was being 'repaired,' which means they ran a vacuum over the carpet and left my bathroom in absolute carnage, because apparently they couldn't clean it as it's not part of the contract? I've met some lovely people at the hall, but I can't say I'd recommend it for the social aspect, or much else for that matter

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Student Review: 1.4 /5
By member1339382 On 14th June 19 verified Verified student

Horrible experience living here, firstly had to move flats within the first two weeks as they'd rented out the rooms to people over summer instead of sorting the flats out then, since money is clearly more important than students to them. Had to move all my stuff up two flights of stairs in one day, on my own (despite help being promised) and only given one small cardboard box which had to be returned the same day. Flat I moved into was dirty, with sharp nails and screws all over my mattress, a used coffee cup in the bathroom, something split in the fridge, ripped up cardboard all over my floor and more. The toilet also didn't work and was never fixed throughout the year, took my dad phoning to actually get someone to look at it, who flushed about half a square of toilet paper down and said 'it's working now' (anything more than that doesn't go down). About every other day I had to pour a bathroom bin of water down the toilet to flush it. Other bad stuff happened but not enough letters

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Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member937781 On 10th May 19 verified Verified student

WiFi is trash. Not too far from Uni. People who work there are nice. No social room.

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member735046 On 24th November 18 verified Verified student

Amazing location, horribly run!! Two weeks after I'd moved in I was told I had to move flats due to refurbishments which apparently couldn't have been done the fortnight before during the summer holidays! Had to pack and move all my stuff up two floors in a one day time limit with no help from staff except one cardboard box. The new flat hadn't been cleaned: the carpets were dirty, fridge had old, spilled food in, my room (including bathroom and on my actual mattress!!) was littered with cardboard, old coffee cups and loose screws (thank god i saw them before lying on my bed). On top of this, my toilet flush didn't work in my new flat and it took a week or so for them to fix it. During this week I asked several times to which they said they'd 'send someone up' and it took my dad calling angrily for them to actually do something. Basically I spent £150ish per week to flush my toilet by pouring a bathroom bin full of water down it! Wouldn't recommend!

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Student Review: 2.3 /5
By member633907 On 20th September 18 verified Verified student

I had to move out after one night. It was party central until the early hours and the noise carries across the courtyard. If you are a more serious postgrad I’d suggest this may not be the best choice

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Student Review: 2.3 /5
By Jake Oliver On 14th May 18 verified Verified student

Liberty Park was not my first choice of accommodation...or any of my choices for that matter. Nonetheless, I was satisfied with the standard of the entire complex as well as the living areas and in-flat facilities. Trust me, you will be very grateful for an en suite bathroom when living with strangers for the first time! It's also a reasonable distance from Uni, town and Fallowfield aka where the fun halls are. Now for the negatives. If you're looking for a lively student experience, full of crazy antics and events, do not come here. I've honestly seen more social life in a morgue. Whilst all your pals in Fallowfield are partying every day, expect to be sat alone in your room, wallowing in the all-consuming realisation that your first year is being wasted. Meeting people outside of Freshers Week - arguably where most of your new Uni friends are made - is a challenge equal to that of climbing Mount Everest. If you get sent here, aim to move out ASAP to avoid living in a state of dread.

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member729231 On 30th November 17 verified Verified student

I didn't pick Liberty Park as one of my top choices, but after living here for 3 months I can safely say I'm so glad I ended up here, the accommodation itself is very modern and clean with new furniture. The bedrooms are quite big and have loads of storage (I genuinely was shocked that I had room left after unpacking). Don't understand why people don't think its sociable, there are parties every night and there are so many opportunities to make friends with people. However, unlike Fallowfield accommodation, you can still do work and stuff without feeling bad for not going out lol The caretakers are jokes aswell everyone loves them & theres free food/drinks in the reception like every day

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member1128524 On 30th September 17 verified Verified student

Good wifi, close to uni buildings. Quiet apart from ambulances from the hospital across the road. Difficult to socialise as no common room or bar so making friends in the halls can be difficult if you don't get on with your flatmates.

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member628433 On 22nd September 17 verified Verified student

I have felt really lucky to have been given Liberty Park to live in because it is located in the perfect place for me: 15-20 min walk from the uni, 10 min walk to shops like Lidl, Poundland, Tesco Express, Morrisons, Superdrug etc. It's also has the balance of having sociable people here, but also those who want to knuckle down and work and not stay out till the early hours of the morning. Quiet, but socialising does happen. There is a lovely mix of people here, including a lot of international students, as well as students from the UK. It feels extremely safe (use a fob to get in to the complex and block) and the reception staff are helpful and welcoming. Double bed and ensuite bathroom are great and the kitchen is lovely! Would definitely recommend for anyone who is able to afford (it is a little on the pricey side for what you get) and wants there experience at uni to be a balance of working and socialising. Close enough to be convenient yet far enough to feel out of the way.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member1027654 On 22nd August 17 verified Verified student

If you are coming to live in liberty Park please take photos of everything when you move in!! And thoroughly fill out the room/kitchen inventory, so that they can't try to charge you for something you didn't damage. Also, my flat's showers were awful (temperature mainly cold or boiling hot sometimes, no water pressure) but not all flats had this problem. Maintenance never fixed my shower, sometimes they would fix things as expected and sometimes you wouldn't have something fixed for months. As for social experience, I think I was fortunate with my flat being friendly but a lot of other flats had people that didn't want to talk. However, you can always make friends in freshers with the other flats so this isn't a big problem. The internet was really intermittent, sometimes not working at all (during busy times in the evening). But at least you won't have to get a bus into uni!!

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Student Review: 3.1 /5
By AJ On 14th December 15 verified Verified student

Great halls for being close to the uni. Loads of people to get along with and have a good time. Comfortable to live in too! Washing is expensive and not always reliable as is the post that goes to reception.

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member520260 On 4th December 15 verified Verified student

Really modern living area and kitchen and also very clean. Rooms are spacious and staff are fairly nice. Not the most sociable of halls as there is usually someone in each flat who doesn't come out of there rooms. However, I've found a great group of friends from around different flats in my block from socials during freshers week and meeting over the Facebook group before we arrived!

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Student Review: 3.1 /5
By member619024 On 17th November 15 verified Verified student

Lovely accommodation, but not worth upwards of £125 a week. No cleaning services provided (whereas other accommodations have a regular cleaning service), but we still have intrusive flat inspections where we are expected to clean the flat to a "brand-new" standard. Fines are ridiculous - we had a broken Henry Hoover, and were charged £200 to replace it. For the record, that same model was available on Amazon for £98. Basically, it's one of the posher halls available, but it's not worth the price you pay for it compared to other university halls or private accommodation.

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member516216 On 2nd October 15 verified Verified student

Upper Brook St is a very busy traffic route and so road traffic noisy is an issue if your room is facing the road. Manchester's A&E is also located on the road and so during all hours of the day there are ambulance sirens going past the halls. To be honest, this isn't a huge issue as long as you have ear plugs! We are located close to the university campus and it only takes about 20 mins to walk to my lectures. The bathrooms are a good size and the showers are hot, good pressure. Our kitchen is newly refurbished and so is a lovely space to cook in. Storage is limited and the fridge provided is small for 4 people to share. The halls do provide you with kitchen appliances and pots and pans however which is useful. We were also provided with a vacuum, mop and dustpan and brush. The halls are very secure so I do not worry about robbery. Flats are 4 people so can be quiet but you can socialise with people in your block.

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