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Good place if you're low on cash and not expecting a dream house. Kitchen and bathrooms are filthy, bedrooms have a weird set up, very very dusty and needs cleaning every other day in order to keep it looking presentable. Maintenance were a joke, toilet was broken for the entire year and wouldn't flush properly but never got fixed after 5 or 6 requests. Incredibly small showers, sometimes get clogged up and overflow so the bathroom floods. Staff in reception were friendly but completely useless. They never tell you if you have a parcel delivered so you just have to guess, but if you don't pick it up within 2 weeks they just send it back and you'll have no idea it was ever delivered. Ordered a printer in my first week and was told we would receive emails whenever we had a delivery, was sat there for a week refreshing my emails until the company said it had been delivered so I had to go to reception and ask. If you're not expecting much, go for it but I wouldn't recommend staying here.
I have lived at John Lester & Eddie Coleman Courts for just under two years now and I can hand on heart say that I have enjoyed every moment living here. After reading many reviews on this site, I have found that most of these opinions are very outdated.To begin with, the social experience will only be as good as you make it. I went out my way to try and build relationships with as many people as I could and I can happily say I have made friends for life. The accommodation team go out their way to try and bring residents together with social activities such as pizza nights, international parties and quiz & film nights.With regards to the staff, I have build a professional yet friendly relationship with them . I have found them to be great help when dealing with problems, whether that be personal or residential related. For example, during Christmas I was going through a very emotionally draining period and they offered me counselling sessions.
If you have the money to, just don't do it. Living here is the worst. I'm a nursing student on a 'nursing floor' yet I am placed in a flat with a media student who plays her music as loud as possible all hours of the day. Whenever me or my other flat mate complain we simply get turned away and nothing is done about it. I've had so many issues with this accommodation that I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. There a silver fish in the bathrooms and kitchen and the security is appalling. Security will let anyone in without questioning them.
Horrendous experience, moved out after week due to rude staff, mould all over bathroom, huge lumps out of all the kitchen cupboards and the smell was horrific ( not to mention numerous other reasons) Room was not up to standard and was cold and depressing. Was left alone for a week with no roommates and the staff where less than helpful and are honestly very rude. Find it a joke I'm still expected to pay rent even though i didn't even live there and the place is a massive s*******. Wouldn't reccomend to anyone its honestly a horrible place to live.
I have no idea what all the problems here are about. For £87 these flats are class. The kitchen is spacious, the rooms are a large size. The social areas are filled with all sorts like a free gym, pool tables and a common room with TV. The road is loud to be fair but you get used to it. If you are nice to the staff they're nice in return. You are in the perfect location. You cannot expect the world for only £87 a week.
Management are very poor here there is no real personal touch but as far as making friends goes you all bond over the rotting walls in your bathroom and the wifi signal so poor it couldn't load a picture. Nevertheless it works as far as a roof over your head and a bed to make friends in goes. I would pick this place over peel park any day because the people live here are real there are no snobs or knob heads her.
I went into this accommodation all starry eyed because of the £79/week rent, but my optimism soon changed to disappointment when I walked into my room. I feel like prisoners would get a better place to sleep. The kitchen wasn't much better, especially when I saw the freezer that had dry food stuck to it, and it hadn't even been defrosted. The area is a bit of a dive, I mean I would expect Manchester/Salford to be rough, but a police car was despatched at least 10 times a day. I didn't feel one bit safe walking alone. The management is diabolical, it takes multiple requests for maintenance to fix anything and don't even get me started on the laundry facilities that were always broken. I could have hand washed and dried my clothes faster. If internet and Wifi is one of the important things to you, then this place isn't for you. I could have connected to the internet via a tin can and string faster. The social areas are pretty decent though.
Had few problems with some services, such as hot water and plumbing. Staff hasn't been too keen on fixing these issues, instead they are making routine checks on how clean we have kept our flat. they do this every month and it pisses me off. Feels like being in custody. Personally I don't like the staff.
Dark,cold and so gloomy makes you feel like it is a prison cell, alongside cramped rooms and no social activity and the worst wifi you will ever use in your life makes it a pretty depressing experience. But hell it is 80 pounds a week with bills and 5 mins walking from uni can't beat that value.
Terrible experience. Washers/driers are costantly broken and not nearly enough for all the people that live here. The kitchen and bathroom were in horrible conditions (old and very very dirty). The cleaners didn't clean in-depth, even after requesting. Cooking fan was leaking oil/liquids, making it extremely dangerous to cook and use the hobs and they refused to fix it. Room is terrible; couldn't open the window properly and there was no proper closed wardrobe, only an open one with no drawers for clothing. Proper heating is non-existant (they don't have gas and they only have old storage heaters). The police station is really close, thus it wakes you up at nights with sirens. Common hallways are extremely dirty and smelly. Wired internet works fine, but Wifi is really slow (1 mb). Management has also repeatedly done mistakes with payment (even though I alwais paid regularly); thus everytime I had to waste a day to show them my old receipts. Avoid absolutely this hall.
It's a good place to socialise but there's a lot of things wrong with it too, the flats aren't in the best condition and it is impossible to get s vacuum cleaner, also been cases of mail going missing which the staff haven't done anything about
Awful experience so far! No hospitality (unfriendliness - especially to foreigners) , no responsibility for anything, the staff makes a number of mistakes when comes to payment of the monthly rent. Also, if you have to change rooms, you must transfer your items within a day or they will get disposed of regardless of value. Apart from this, the WiFi is unbearable, for which they ask you to contact the provider and listen to their excuses (if you are lucky enough, you can get a cable from the reception that can make life a whole lot easier). Generally, if one is looking for a place to call home, they'd better look elsewhere. The only redeeming value is the proximity of the hall to the shopping centre, several supermarkets and, of course, the university itself. However, this cannot make up for neither everything mentioned so far nor the accommodation rooms which are quite limited, especially if the person is tall. In conclusion, the amount of flaws in this hall are not worth enduring.
Incompetent management. A cleaning team who clean the wrong flats in the wrong buildings and also care more about clocking off on time than finishing the job. Hallways that show obvious and distracting signs of previous tentants by the careless application of paint. If you're lucky, you'll find your bathroom is still being plastered the morning you move in. The floor is vastly more comfortable than sleeping on the "mattresses" provided, and the definition of the bedrooms, bathroom and kitchens is quite simply; depression. The noise of the local police station has the ability to drive you insane, and the lifts constantly feel as if they are suicidal and ready to plunge to their death at any moment. If you're looking for an enjoyable halls experience that's modern and vibrant, avoid John Lester & Eddie Colman at all costs. It'll be the best descision of your student life.