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The View is a great accommodation well located within the city. As a Computer Science student my building was just around the corner. The Tesco Express right next to the entrance of the View is very convenient. I lived in a studio apartment and it was very spacious and modern. The people at the reception were always very helpful and friendly. I would totally recommend it!

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By AndrewCY
On 29th June 21

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The View is a great accommodation well located within the city. As a Computer Science student my building was just around the corner. The Tesco Express right next to the entrance of the View is very convenient. I lived in a studio apartment and it was very spacious and modern. The people at the reception were always very helpful and friendly. I would totally recommend it!

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By AndrewCY
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Hello. Does the standard ensuite have a cupboard? Thank you.
By member1160352 On 20th June 21
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On 6th July 21

Our standard en-suite rooms have study desks with drawers/shelves and a spacious wardrobe!  Each kitchen offers storage space for all students.

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How many rooms are there? Trying to get an idea of how many people are in the community
By member856232 On 14th April 21
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Does a standard on suite have Ethernet ports
By member1041724 On 22nd August 19
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Good day, What is the size of the beds?
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what are the size to the room in the standard ensuite . thank you
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th August 21

I had a really positive experience living in the view for my first year. The staff are so friendly, maintenance requests were always solved promptly. The location is also brilliant, it’s a 5/10 minute walk away from pretty much anywhere you want to be. Flats are randomly allocated to first years but if you’re lucky the views from the top floors are incredible!! That being said however, many flats did just look over the business school. It is a very comfortable and safe place to spend your first year, and you’re also surrounded by students from nearby accommodations too. if you can afford it I would recommend!

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Reply from The View
On 6th September 21

Thanks for taking the time to share your review for The View.  We are pleased you enjoyed living there and found the staff to be really friendly!  We agree, the location is brilliant!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th June 21

The View is a great accommodation well located within the city. As a Computer Science student my building was just around the corner. The Tesco Express right next to the entrance of the View is very convenient. I lived in a studio apartment and it was very spacious and modern. The people at the reception were always very helpful and friendly. I would totally recommend it!

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Reply from The View
On 6th July 21

Thanks for sharing your review for The View!  We are really pleased you would recommend the accommodation to others!


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

Very nice building, large kitchens and rooms. Great location.

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Reply from The View
On 21st June 21

Thanks for sharing your review!


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th June 21

Great place for first year, was just a struggle socially due to Covid for me but I think without Covid in the picture it would be a much better experience and more worth the money. Property is constantly managed and communal areas in the building are always clean , the internet by far is the best part about the property though. Rooms are nice and big and the kitchen is nice too.

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Reply from The View
On 29th June 21

Thanks for sharing your review!


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th June 21

The View has the best location for Newcastle student halls in the city centre, being only a 5 minute walk away from Eldon Square, pubs/clubs and had a Tesco Express in the building. The staff are so helpful, especially Lauren at reception, always engaging with residents, doing giveaways and managing any maintenance issues. The facilities are good with in-building laundry and bin storage, although recycling availability is limited and lots of recyclable products are scrapped in general waste. The common room has a TV, pool table and good entertainment, however due to the pandemic I wasn’t able to experience its full uses. I believe the common room closes at 5pm which isn’t always convenient with uni during the day. The flats have good views of the city, same with the bedrooms of adjacent to Heber street, however some flats face views of the business school. The bedrooms and bathrooms are modern, with good under bed storage, however you may want to bring extra bathroom storage.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th June 21

I really liked the view, maintenance was done on time & I really hit it off with my flatmates. Also special shout-out to Lauren for going above and beyond!

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Reply from The View
On 28th June 21

Thanks for sharing your review and for your nice comments about Lauren!!


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th June 21

Great location for first year. Views are stunning on the top floors

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Reply from The View
On 10th June 21

Thanks for sharing your review and we agree, the views are stunning across the city!


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th June 21

Can’t really say anything on social spaces or experience but all the rest is good. It is very safe also.

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Reply from The View
On 28th June 21

We are pleased you have felt safe and secure in your accommodation.  Thanks for sharing your review.


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th June 21

just now Having lived here throughout my first year of university, I have nothing but positive things to say. The rooms are spacious and having an ensuite is a definite plus. It's great to have sufficient storage within the rooms and the under bed storage is great for storing larger items such as suitcases. The communal living space and kitchen is perfect for socialising although could benefit from a little extra space. Maintenance issues are dealt with promptly and all staff are super friendly, especially Lauren on reception, who is always around to help with parcels and concerns. The view is in a central location, ideal for easy city access with a Tesco directly below for any grocery essentials. The reception always have freebies and competitions on the go building the community feel of the View. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to stay in Newcastle.

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Reply from The View
On 21st June 21

We are really pleased that you would highly recommend living at The View to other students.  It is great to hear that you have been impressed by the room, staff, location and sense of community!  Thank you for sharing your review!


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th June 21

Close to both the centre of the city and the university campus, one of the best things about this accommodation is the location. Everything you could want is in walking distance; the Tesco express at the bottom of the building is so convenient. The rooms themselves are spacious and comfortable, and the en-suite is a good size too. However, the wifi and water isn’t always as good as it should be. This year the boiler had frequent problems, resulting in days of no hot water and freezing cold showers. For how much the accommodation costs, you would’ve thought that they’d be more proactive in solving these problems. Moreover, wifi also hasn’t been great. Right on the morning of one of my exams the wifi stopped working and I couldn’t access my exam. Not only did this delay when I could start my exam, it coincided with a no hot water day, which made for an unnecessary amount of stress. Overall though, still a great accommodation, but possibly too expensive for how many issues have arisen.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th June 21

The view overall is a really nice place to live in first year, you’re very close to the city centre and so going places is very easy. There is a metro station literally right outside making travel easy and only a 15 minute walk to the train station. The rooms are spacious but the kitchen is slightly smaller than some people would like and a few extra cupboards in a flat of 6 is needed.

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Reply from The View
On 21st June 21

Thanks for sharing your review for The View!  We are pleased you have liked the city centre location!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th June 21

Lovely place to live. Location is perfect, so close to town and uni facilities. Reception staff are so helpful and lovely.

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Reply from The View
On 10th June 21

Thank you for sharing your lovely review for The View!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st May 21

i’ve really enjoyed living in the view, i think the reception is amazing and have contributed to a great first year!

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Reply from The View
On 4th May 21

Thanks for the great review for The View!  We are glad you have enjoyed living there!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd April 21

Great rooms, very spacious. Kitchen and other areas were always very clean when we moved in. Even though the external issues such as corona made it difficult I still enjoyed my living experience.

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Reply from The View
On 26th April 21

Thank you for sharing your review.  We are glad you have enjoyed living in your accommodation!


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st April 21

It is a value for money property with cosy, colourful, spacious and clean flats. Staff at the reception are all friendly and ready to help, and the maintenance team was always responsive. Also, the reception staff are giving us little treats now and then, and this is a very nice gesture from them. Due to Covid restrictions were not able to use any social spaces, but this is not something that the team could do. The only bad thing is the loud noise you can hear from the corridor, but this depends on the residents on your floor—definitely, a recommended property to live in if you are studying.

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Reply from The View
On 26th April 21

Thanks for sharing your review!  We are sorry that the Government guidelines surrounding Covid prevented the use of social spaces. To ensure you were able to enjoy your time as much as possible we arranged virtual events instead.  We are pleased you have enjoyed the treats from the halls team and we will pass on your lovely comments!


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

I’m loving it here so far. Location is perfect and everything was clean when I moved in. The staff are fabulous and helped us out massively when our flat had to self isolate. This wasn’t an easy time for me as I have anxiety but Steve always made time to chat to us from outside the flat and ask how we were all managing when bringing us our food orders. It would be nice to have a few more on site events to get to know who else is living here but I realise why.

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Reply from The View
On 5th January 21

Thanks for the great feedback!  We will share it with the on-site Halls team!


Student Review: 3 /5
By On 8th December 20

Amazing location, okay value for money, social facilities there but limited due to COVID

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

Thanks for the review.  We are sorry we are unable to offer our normal social events however please visit our social pages for events we hold virtually for the time being.


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

It was great, loved it loads, I would definitely recommend for a friend

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Reply from The View
On 9th December 20

We are pleased to hear you will be recommending the accommodation to your friends! Thanks for taking the time to review us!


Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th December 20

Great location and modern. More seating is needed in communal areas. Bad service but good wifi.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th December 20

Nice and modern rooms with a good location that is close to everything

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

Thanks for the review - the location is great isn't it!


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th December 20

Really nice and location is perfect

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

Thanks for the great review!


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th December 20

Around a good accomodation, a few issues with the internet. Really friendly and welcoming reception staff is a big plus. Perfect location for the city centre and next to the businesss school. Would be better minus covid obviously

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th December 20

Good place and good location, everyone is friendly

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

We are pleased you like the accommodation, location and the Halls team!  Thanks for reviewing.


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th December 20

Great place to stay. Very clean flats and luxurious flats.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th December 20

Great, absolutely loved every minute of it!!!!!

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

Thank you for this great review!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th December 20

Great honestly it’s been absolutely amazing. Big up the view yeah 01610,

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

Thanks for the review at The View!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th December 20

Pretty solid I can’t lie still

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th December 20

Lovely staff very friendly and always help.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th December 20

Highly reccomend, really social and helpful staff. I love living here!

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

It is great that you love living here!  Thanks for the review!


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th December 20

Very nice place to live in, great access to the city

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

The location is so central isn't it?!  Thanks for the review!


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th December 20

Relatively good value for money , would be ideal without Covid.

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

Thanks for your review!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th December 20

I have really enjoyed my time here so far.

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

Thanks for sharing your review!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th December 20

Very good experience but WiFi goes off occasionally.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th December 20

Social experience is non existent at the moment but that’s not the buildings fault

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

Thanks for your review.  We are sorry we can't do social events in the buildings at the moment due to Covid but please check our social media pages for informaiton about virtual events we continue to hold.


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th December 20

Enjoying living here. Reception are really friendly.

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

We will pass on your comments to the team on site! Thanks for your review.


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th December 20

Love it, good service and maintenance

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

Thanks for reviewing us!  We are pleased you love living there!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th December 20

Good service and maintenance, lovely location.

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

Thanks for the review.  We are pleased that you think the location is good and we offer a good level of service and maintenance.


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th December 20

internet is poor, which is really bad considering we have to study from home, but everything else is pretty much spot on. social aspect has been more difficult this year, but really good location, so close to the town centre. tesco’s downstairs is so handy.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd December 20

Nice area to live in accommodation is clean

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

Thanks for the review!  We are glad you like the area too!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd December 20

Good place to stay, clean and tidy.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd December 20

I’ve had an amazing experience at The View, everyone on reception is really helpful and maintenance is always on hand. I have felt very safe with the level of security here. Socially, I am very lucky because I get on very well with my flat and I have also met loads of really lovely people. There’s a great atmosphere and people seem really genuine here.

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

Thanks for the great review of The View and that you have felt safe and secure there!  We will pass on your comments to the team on site!


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd December 20

Friendly staff and good service

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd December 20

It has been a very enjoyable experience

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

Thanks for reviewing us!


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd December 20

The View offers high quality accommodation and a good overall service. Room size is brilliant. Maintenance services are very quick and wifi is excellent with rarely any outages

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Reply from The View
On 25th January 21

Thanks for reviewing The View!  We think it is really important to maintain the buildings to a high standard.


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd December 20

Very friendly staff and nice rooms and kitchen

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd December 20

Poor sound-proofing, loud noises from upstairs 24/7. Sometimes it is too noisy to have online lessons and to sleep.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th March 20

nice accommodation but since the COVID-19 outbreak uni students were advised to go home as lectures were cancelled, however downing students are still demanding payment for an unoccupied room whilst almost every other accommodation has refunded students who are no longer living in accommodation. The reception is closed along with the common room and the waste disposal room was disgusting, neglected by staff and is in a dangerous state as it is a breeding ground for vermin. This is clearly selfish and to students who are out of work along with their parents will find it difficult to pay this substantial amount of money. I will definitely not be recommending any of downing students accommodation to anyone at all. I am also disappointed with the lack of representation from the uni who have abandoned ‘The View’ students on this issue.

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Reply from The View
On 4th June 20

We have committed to making significant refunds to those students who have left the accommodation. Unfortunately your review was posted prior to this information being released.

In line with Government guidelines we closed the social spaces to minimize the risk of the virus being spread. Whilst the Reception was closed our staff have remained on-site throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety and security of the residents and our buildings.

For many students from the UK or international it was not possible for them to return to their family home when the pandemic first occurred and as requested by the Government they have continued to reside in their student accommodation. We have provided a virtual events programme for all students to participate in.


Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th March 20

Before the covid-19 experience I would have recommended to anyone, the WiFi did go down often but they were very apologetic, however they have been really unhelpful during the situation. They have closed all services (no access to common room, no security, no reception services, very slow maintenance requests) they are also still requesting the final payment, when all other student accommodation in the city have excused residents from the final payment.

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Reply from The View
On 4th June 20

Unfortunately I can see that this review was left before we were in a position to inform residents of the rent reimbursement we have offered to students in all Downing Student properties. We have committed to making significant refunds to those students who have left the accommodation and, as always, it is our policy to offer flexible payment plans to students who may be suffering hardship.

In line with Government guidelines we closed the social spaces to minimize the risk of the virus being spread. Whilst the Reception was closed our staff have remained on-site throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety and security of the residents and our buildings which has always been our priority.


Student Review: 1 /5
By On 30th March 20

Haven't even considered refunding us due to COVID-19 despite being the only accom left that haven't in NCL and Downing have refunded students in Leeds

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 30th March 20

Don’t refund us and are still making us pay even though we had to go home due to the virus pandemic. All other accommodation had refunded and ended student contracts. So unreasonable and a bad company to go with

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Reply from The View
On 4th June 20

We have committed to making significant refunds to those students who have left the accommodation. Unfortunately your review was posted prior to this information being released.


Student Review: 1 /5
By On 30th March 20

Downing only care about profit. Continued taking our money when every other accommodation company gave money back to students and released them from their contracts due to Coronavirus. WiFi went down all the time. Only positive was that the staff were lovely.

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Reply from The View
On 4th June 20

I’m sorry your review was made left before we were in a position to inform residents of the rent reimbursement we have offered to students in all Downing Student properties. We have committed to making significant refunds to those students who have left the accommodation. As always, it is our policy to offer flexible payment plans to students who may be suffering hardship.

Thank you for your nice comments about our staff, we will be sure to pass this on.


Student Review: 1 /5
By On 30th March 20

Do not live here under any circumstances. Completely selfish company that is only out to make money and does not care about the well-being and care of its tenants

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Reply from The View
On 4th June 20

Since the posting of your review we were pleased to inform our residents about the rent reimbursement in all Downing Students properties.

The well-being and safety of our residents is our priority.   A virtual events programme was launched to ensure students were able to enjoy exercise, cookery, study and art classes from the comfort of their rooms.


Student Review: 1 /5
By On 30th March 20

Won’t put the interests of students first, only their money and getting paid.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th March 20

Regret choosing this residency. Staff with bad attitudes and are not helpful at all. We are now is this kind of situation (covid-19) and most of us had left the accommodation and they don't refund us the rent for last term while apparently other accommodations all did refunds. The reception team had also left very early and no one is in charge of the deliveries and services, not being responsible. The floor of the rooms is also quite dirty when I first moved in to my room.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th March 20

This place is the worst accommodation amongst the Newcastle uni ones (and I visited quite a few) which is a joke considering it is also the most expensive. It's called "the view" but you have to be very lucky to actually get a flat with a "view", in most cases you'll stare at the Business School all the time (and from real close, you literally can see what they're doing on lectures) and you can only see Liberty Plaza from your kitchen. Rooms are small. There is a common room which is pretty cozy but doesn't give you anything extra, there is no cleaning inside the flats, you don't even get breakfast, so I literally have no idea what we're paying for. (it's almost as expensive as a Vita Student accommodation and at Vita you get breakfast, a huge common room and even a gym on site, the rooms are bigger too!) This place literally doesn't worth it. They're also refusing to give us refund for the last term amidst the COVID-19 outbreak even though most of us don't even live there anymore.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th March 20

WiFi down all the time. Things broken when I moved in, emailed multiply times but not fixed till January. Refused to cancel payments when all other accommodations did due to corona.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 29th March 20

During the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak, Downing Students failed to acknowledge student needs and refused to issue refunds to students no longer living in The View. This is appalling from such a large company and as a result I will not be recommending The View or any Downing Students accomodation to anyone.

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

Front desk staff are really helpful & the location & quality is amazing.

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Reply from The View
On 28th February 20

We're so glad to hear you are enjoying your stay with us! Thank you for the review :)


Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th February 20

The View is a very nice place to live, well-maintained and in a convenient location. It is quite expensive though.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th February 20

Great location; stylish, modern rooms and lovely reception staff. Cleaners don’t clean your flat but the rest of the building is always kept clean.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th February 20

Very pleased to have chosen this as accommodation

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th February 20

Overall very good experience. Great location and staff are all very helpful.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th February 20

I do really enjoy it in most aspects

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th February 20

i really enjoy living at the view, its close to town so no need to spend money on taxis, its close to uni, it has good social spaces and the rooms are spacious enough. The view is great from the view being on the 8th floor.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th February 20

The View is very convince including good felicity and nice location.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th February 20

I am enjoying my stay at The View, the location to uni and to the city centre is ideal.

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Reply from The View
On 21st February 20

Great to hear that you are enjoying your stay at the View. If your studying Business there is no better location to stay than right next door :) 


Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th February 20

I like this place very much, because it is very close to my school. The only bad thing is that my neighbors are very noisy sometimes, and I can hear them talking in the corridor at night, so the sound insulation effect is not good.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th February 20

Good design, bedroom and kitchen feel spacious for student accommodation and when in your room the soundproofing is good. Very hot so I would recommend to bring a fan as I have needed it even in the colder months

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th February 20

Everything is good condition but the WiFi need to be a lot stronger

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th February 20

Great location and nice bedroom and en suite. The kitchen could do with improvement as there isn’t really enough space for everyone in the flat.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th February 20

Great location flatmates and helpful staff

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th February 20

Great accommodation, nicely maintained and lovely staff. Value for money decent, would expect a gym and study spaces in this price range though. Rooms well sized and equipped. Would recommend!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th February 20

Social amongst the flats but quiet along the corridors. Pretty friendly during freshers, too. Good location, good WiFi, best for those who want a small group of close friends instead of a large pack of people all living in close proximity. Encourages friends being made from course and other accommodations.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th February 20

The View is a really good first year hall, handy location (10 min walk from Newcastle University) and the room are big enough with social areas in the kitchen too.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th February 20

I have absolutely loved living here. I had to move flats unfortunately due to circumstances but Claire Holmes was amazing and helped me move and change effortless and stress free. Every staff member is lovely!!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th February 20

It's a great place to live but a tad over priced. Walls are quite thin and you can hear parties going on above and below. If you're a snitch then the security guards deal with it pretty quickly though :)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th February 20

This would be a great accommodation if it was cheaper because the price literally doesn't worth it. It's called the "View" but most of us just see the Business School (and from real close! not only you can see everyone in like 6 different rooms in 3 different floors but sadly they can see you too) or the other nearest accommodation. For this price, there is no gym, no cleaning in the rooms (not even in the kitchen) and it is not catered so before you decide to choose this accommodation, please do compare what you might get elsewhere for the same price (or just for a bit more). Apart from that, the rooms are comfy, the kitchen has everything you need and the staff is very friendly. If you're lucky enough to get a flat on a higher floor and on the right side, there is an actual view.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th February 20

Best location & good size rooms. The Kitchen and en-suite have modern facilities. However it is very expensive, considering we have to pay for our own wash/ dry and don’t receive cleaning in our shared flat areas. On the whole it is a great place to live.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th February 20

Living at the view is very fun its such a great location and the staff are so lovely! The accommodation is kept very clean and all services are very quick , its an amazing place to live.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th February 20

I've had a really good experience here!

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

Great accommodation at the view

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Reply from The View
On 10th February 20

Thank you for your lovely review :) 


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

Pretty good, room is great, plenty of plugs

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th September 19

Perfect location, 5 mins from everything. The rooms were newly refurbished and the kitchen-lounge areas were like new as well. However, after 3 months in they stopped caring about the wifi, it was experiencing tons of issues, they didn't care about the laundry machines, (only 2 were working in a building of 17 floors, with 5 flats each), plus the laundry was expensive( 7 pounds for a wash and dry) no-one was hanging out in the common social spaces, and most of the people were posh. If I could choose again I would never consider the view again, totally a waste of money apart from location mostly cause you can find more spacious and friendly places around uni. Definitely not a place for internationals.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th April 19

excellent lovely place and the staff is great

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 21st January 19

Terrible place Excessive noise Poor layout Some students always do bot respect you!!! Espectially when they got drunk!! They often knock your door and scream at night!! Managment team cannot manage and solve this problem. Oh my goodness this is the worst thing I’ve experienced since I live in the UK. Please think carefully if you think that I will live here just because it’s near business school. There are a lot of accommodations you can choose!!!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 18th January 19

Terrible place Massive noise Poor managment team A lot ot durnk students Management team cannot control anything Please think again and again before rent this place

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 14th December 18

Terrible place!!! staff are not friendly. Nightmare to live here because of excessive noise from other flats. No one can help you solve this problem. It doesn't worth to live here.

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Reply from The View
On 17th December 18

Sorry to hear that you are having problems with noise from other flats and tenants in the building. When noise is considered to be excessive our reception and security teams can try and help, but often the best option is to try and confront your flat mates and have a conversation with them directly. The tips on the save the student website might be helfpul for you.


Student Review: 2 /5
By On 14th October 18

Awful place, staff are extremely rude and unhelpful. Talk to you like dirt. You can hear the wind from the corridor to such an extent that you cant sleep. There is honestly no social life in this building. Washing facilities are a joke, they flooded and had to shut it down. 0/10

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th July 18

Really good halls but also the most expensive. Best thing is the location. Perfect for nights out

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Reply from The View
On 26th July 18

Thank you for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your time with us!


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th December 17

Great location and on site facilities

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 7th September 16

No social experience, flats are nice but cheap appliances, rooms are really hot and windows hardly open to let air in. Kitchens don't have extractor fans so it just turns to an oily mess. Security is over the top and sometimes mates can not come to visit you.

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Reply from The View
On 15th December 17

Thank you for your feedback we take onboard all comments from our residents to improve the student experience. In 2017, we introduced a new social programme for all of our sites which encourages students to mix and make new friends. 


Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th May 16

Great location, beautiful building however the layout doesn't encourage people to be sociable

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Reply from The View
On 15th December 17

Thank you for your feedback. The building really is beautiful - here's our 360 degree tour. We've recently opened Verde, a building around the corner, where we host social events. This is so that students from both sites can feel part of a wider community. 


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th February 16

Location is the best part. 10-15 minute walk to campus. Right by the centre of town. Downside of this is it is stupid loud at times. I had a room facing the Sandman Hotel. I would hear people partying outside until late at night, garbage truck crushing all the glass bottles early in the morning (around 5 am). The sun would heat the room up extremely when it was up, but opening the window would bring insane amount of noise in. It's hilariously impossible to sleep at times. The doors are notorious for being banged (hinge is heavy), which can wake you up in the nights. The rooms aren't big, but they are modern and nice. Being a first year place, the people can be quite noisy and party centred, if you like it, great. if you don't - its terrible. My experience social was s***, and its impossible to change room so. Some people write it's dead socially, how the f*** I dunno, there were constant parties. Sucks for me because I prefer to sleep and eat myself to a heart attack.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st January 16

When I arrived the the rooms were disgustingly dirty, No cleaning is done for students, the location is ideal, but the cost of rent is not worth it in my opinion.

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Reply from The View
On 5th September 18

Hi there thank you for your feedback and we are very sorry to hear that your room was not of a satisfactory standard when you arrived. Did you report the issue at all? We will circulate this feedback with the team because keeping the rooms to a high standard is of utmost importance to us.


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th January 16

Very spacious kitchen and living area with well set up bedrooms. Great halls for first year students.

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Reply from The View
On 5th September 18

Hello, thank you so much for your review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at The View. We are proud of the apartments we offer and you're right, the living areas are incredibly spacious!


Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th January 16

It is ok! Having an ensuite is the best bit!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th January 16

It is truly great to live here. Ideal location, so pretty - you feel like in a hotel. Also I have never ecperienced not having hot water and you can actually control the temperature of your room! I really appreciate, as it is a new accommodation, that everything works and if you have any kind of problem, the management team is so lovely and they always solve the problems very quickly. Except for the price, can't recommend more. I believe that it is worth it though.

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Reply from The View
On 5th September 18

Thank you for your great review and we couldn't be more pleased that you enjoyed your time at The View! We have passed on your feedback to the management team. They will be pleased to hear that you appreciated their service. We are located conveniently close to Newcastle University- less than 10 minutes!


Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th January 16

Great place to live for location as is only 15 minutes from the train station, 10 minutes from Newcastle University and 5 minutes from nightlife and Eldon Square. However, it is not a great place for socialising.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th January 16

Nice place, safe (24/7 security) good location. But payment method could be made better. Unfortunate cheap kitchen appliances.

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Reply from The View
On 5th September 18

Hi thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you appreciated our trained onsite security team, they do a wonderful job! If you would like to tell us how you think our payment process could be made easier, please send us an email at info@downingstudents.com. We are always looking for ways to improve our service.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th January 16

The View offers great, modern accommodation and is in a good location. The staff are very friendly and help with any problems you may be having in your room very quickly.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th January 16

Great location and the flats are really nice but the social scene is next to none existent, would recommend Castle leazes or Ricky over the view.

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

Although the view offers a brilliant location in terms of access to the city's shops and nightlife in a Very modern looking building its not without its flaws. Being privately owned comes with the burden of poor value and inexperienced staff who treat security as if you were in a prison and come into your room whenever they want. The social spaces are designed Perfectly for students but are painfully underused.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 16th March 15

Best place to live but by far the best the deadest. Security is so over the top

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th March 15

Really good location to the shops/bars/clubs etc, about 20 minutes walk from newcastle university campus. No cleaning services provided, but flats are modern and nicely decorated with a living space and kitchen for every flat

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th March 15

the most expensive place you can stay, but it is probably worth the money. The location couldn't be better- close to uni, China town, shops, all bars&clubs. You get a double bed & nice ensuite. The kitchen/lounge is a good size and there's a big tv. However, I needed to move out due to harassment & the manager is the most unhelpful person ever! She lied through her teeth to do anything to keep me paying to live there, saying I chose to move out to be with my friends in another place when I would have happily moved to another room in the same building which she wouldn't let me do! Be warned that as it is privately owned, it is not easy to move out & no one will move in as it so pricey. Lots of international students.

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