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Amazing, the flats are so modern and unique, the flats are so clean and the room is very big.The staff are really lovely especially gav. The social spaces are really good and there is many spaces to revise and a cinema room. It's about a 5 min walk from carver street which has at least 4 clubs on and they are very popular. Also 5-minute walk from West Street which has all the major club. Many supermarkets and restaurants about. Also 10 minute walk from City Campus and 15 minute walk from colliegate campus.
Terrible management, post went missing and front desk rude and unhelpful. Maintenance team fantastic and the location was good but not great. Socially was OK, fairly quiet halls. Would not live there over leadmill, Victoria halls, Pinnacles or The Forge.
Opal 1 so far seems to be one of the quieter halls in the Sheffield Hallam group. It's a very nice place to live, especially if you are able to get on with neighbouring flats. I'm a third year student and so far haven't been too distracted when trying to study and yet I have also had the opportunity to go out and socialise every night I've been here, should I wish to. Generally, reception will come and fix things if they are broken but sometimes you have to tell them twice. They sign for all your parcels which means you never miss a delivery (much better than when you're at home and have to sit in all day)! The staff all seem friendly too. The location is as good as you can get. You're a five minute walk from everything you'll ever need. Supermarkets, high street shops, clubs, bars, chippys, restaurants, barbers, hairdressers....the list continues. En-suite is nice and the shower has good water pressure. The rooms are spacious with plenty of storage.
The only negative experience I encountered in my halls, was a break in to my flat in which someone was sick all over my room and slept in my bed. The security was questionable as the gate was broken for about 4 months so I didn't feel entirely safe. However, the halls were close to town and rooms were large and on suite was nice. The noise from corp made it hard to sleep sometimes, but I made some amazing friends there and have some memories for life.
The hall ways common room etc is always kept clean however when first moved in the hob was dirty, there was dirt and bits of stuff in cutlery drawers and the bathroom wasn't as clean as you would expect it to be when first moving in. The windows never get cleaned so you look out a rain stained dusty window all year that you can't open properly to clean it. Socially the halls didn't hold any events to help you to get to know people which I found a few people suffered from. Also on the last payment for rent they wanted the money before the student loan went in which is ridiculous for people like myself who use the loan to pay for accomodation! But after a few emails they agreed to wait for me loan. Overall bedrooms are very spacious and location is one of the best of all halls.
Some of the staff are rude. Cleaned my bathroom and asked maintenance to unblock my drain and he left mud all on the tiles which wasn't what I wanted to clean up after coming back from Uni. There's been sick on the bottom floor of the block for 3/4 days and it's not be cleaned after reporting it. Complained about the fridge numerous times for it smelling and they 'cleaned it' when in fact it wasn't even properly looked at which resulted in me and a flatmate having to use cotton buds to clean out some disgusting substance from a hole at the back. Other than that, can hardly hear corp when it's a corp night which is a bonus. Close to pretty much everything as well.