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Had a nice experience at this accommodation site! Staff were friendly, Luke and Carlos were amazing including others at the reception. Thank you for all your help!

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By member689222
On 24th July 23
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Winchester Hall Rankings


Unilife Sparkford House #1
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Queen's Road Student Village #3
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West Downs Student Village #5
Cathedral Point #6
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Had a nice experience at this accommodation site! Staff were friendly, Luke and Carlos were amazing including others at the reception. Thank you for all your help!

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By member689222
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Do all the rooms here have small double beds?
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Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member13110638 On 9th June 24 verified Verified student

Far too hot and cannot open windows. I was constantly sweating and temperatures would consistently reach 25 degrees plus. It took over 3 months for anything to be done and even then the flat was still unbearably hot. Do not stay here, I felt like I couldn’t breathe it was so hot.

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Reply from Cathedral Point On 10th June 24
Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member13105550 On 26th March 24 verified Verified student

I lived in a gold studio which has a large space, especially the bath room, really like it.

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Reply from Cathedral Point On 26th March 24
Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member10105411 On 22nd March 24 verified Verified student

Really nice accommodation but for the price cleaners should clean communal areas.

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Reply from Cathedral Point On 25th March 24
Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member11105371 On 22nd March 24 verified Verified student

Overall, the location Is perfect. I get on well with most staff. Some issues I've had could of been resolved but overall okay. Generally happy with everything.

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Reply from Cathedral Point On 9th April 24
Student Review: 4.9 /5
By Chuyao Liu On 21st March 24 verified Verified student

Great location for those of you who take classes in the Winchester campus

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Reply from Cathedral Point On 22nd March 24
Student Review: 3 /5
By member11105089 On 21st March 24 verified Verified student

Safe environment with good study facilities. However, buildings are full of silverfish, management do nothing to prevent it. Have had extreme amounts of silverfish in my room and even in my bed! Not happy about what I’m receiving for my money and I’m definitely traumatised after living with silverfish for a year. However, if you don’t have a problem with them then I would say it’s an okay place to stay.

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Reply from Cathedral Point On 21st March 24
Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member4104898 On 20th March 24 verified Verified student

Cathedral point is very nice, and I’m very happy living here 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

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Reply from Cathedral Point On 21st March 24
Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member7104680 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

Very good very good very good very good

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Reply from Cathedral Point On 20th March 24
Student Review: 4 /5
By member12104677 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

The place is extremely comfy and fun

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Reply from Cathedral Point On 20th March 24
Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member994709 On 9th November 23 verified Verified student

Moved in with dirt on walls, silverfish, mould in bathroom, taps were leaking, no hot water for a month, terrible and rude management, food welded plug in sink from old tenents, dead bugs on floor. Then they put up the rent to £16000 a year...very greedy.

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Reply from Cathedral Point On 14th November 23
Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member689222 On 24th July 23 verified Verified student

Had a nice experience at this accommodation site! Staff were friendly, Luke and Carlos were amazing including others at the reception. Thank you for all your help!

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Student Review: 1.4 /5
By member489047 On 17th July 23 verified Verified student

The amount of money charged for the state of this place is ridiculous. The management are rude. The flat is unbearably hot with no way to ventilate or open windows management are completely unreasonable when it comes to asking for help with literally anything- just robotic in pointing out the bare minimum they have to do because of the terms of the tenancy agreement. No one wants to be here in the summer because it’s so hot it’s hard to breath and the company couldn’t care less. Passive aggressive emails sent out often. No privacy and hardly any notice is given about them needing access to the rooms which is all the time. The tennancy agreement states 24 hours notice minimum but quite often they will send ab email out at 4pm stating they will be accessing our rooms from early the next morning- last time I checked that is not 24 hours. And if you have an issue with any of it then tough! As a summery I wouldn’t recommend anyone stay here. It’s hot, it’s uncomfortable.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1089045 On 17th July 23 verified Verified student

It's a nice room and big kitchen. The ensuite bathroom was bigger than I though it was going to be. It's only a 15 min walk to the Uni which is ideal

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member572848 On 28th October 22 verified Verified student

Strongly suggest don’t live here. terrible place. The reception was zero helpful. And the room is tooooo hot. Maintenance was s*** as well.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member872047 On 1st October 22 verified Verified student

Would be great but the windows are locked shut, you can only tilt the top by 10cm (i measured) which does nothing. So even in October it gets up to 25 degrees, and in Spring/Summer will be far too hot. Windows could be unlocked in previous years but now cant be.

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member00000 On 9th May 22 verified Verified student

Cathedral Point is 'okay' It is extremely expensive for the quality of room and amenities you receive. Staying on campus is cheaper if possible. As Winchester goes, staying at Cathedral Point is probably cheaper than privately renting unless a house share. The location is fantastic, directly halfway between the town center and both campuses of university. It is right next to the train station so if you travel by train it is ideal. HOWEVER, do note that due to its location being by the station, trains run CONSTANTLY through the day and night which causes extreme noise/vibrations and is extremely noisy and startling. It also causes audio to glitch out in zoom/teams calls due to the background noise. Staff are okay, there have been extremely rude and nasty staff here before but they seem to have moved on. I do think they could be a bit more helpful and have students' best interests more at heart though. The WiFi drops out A LOT and is significantly SLOWER than advertised.

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Student Review: 2.3 /5
By member968795 On 9th May 22 verified Verified student

We have stayed at Cathedral Point for two years now, the accommodation experience has dropped significantly since last year, no free events as advertised and the WiFi often drops in and out. There are poor washing facilities and it is incredibly loud at night. Maintenance takes ages to get sorted and we are also unable to open our windows, it gets too hot in these rooms during the summer

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Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member1268175 On 14th April 22 verified Verified student

I have lived at CP for 3 years now, absolutely loved it here and would not even consider going anywhere else. Best decision I’ve ever made 🥰

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Reply from Cathedral Point On 1st November 22
Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member955911 On 6th April 21 verified Verified student

I have loved it here during my first year of uni. The staff is nice and the location is amazing. Can’t wait to be back next year!

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Reply from Cathedral Point On 1st November 22
Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member1350851 On 30th August 20 verified Verified student

Stayed here for a year and it wasn’t a great stay. The noise of the train can be really loud and as it runs through the night, it does disturb you and can prevent you sleeping well and disturb you when you’re studying. Some people could get used to it but I really couldn’t. There were countless issues with my room, little things that should’ve been resolved easily and painlessly by staff but weren’t. Management are very unapproachable and there were multiple reports of staff entering peoples rooms without permission. Ver expensive for what it is. It’s run by the uni so there seems to be minimal attention to detail unlike if you rented privately or with a separate company. Wouldn’t recommend if you wanted to use the space to study and not for as a social gathering

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member104696544 On 7th May 20 verified Verified student

I am a student who stayed in studio flat here. Did not regret my choice even for a bit. Management always friendly and occasional pizza or breakfast in the morning was appreciated. Trains slightly were annoying, but then you get used to them. So close to town or you can get a quick train to London, bonus. Liked being in here and will miss my studio.

Covid-19: Gave a support and cleaned property on a daily basis

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member1347447 On 20th April 20 verified Verified student

The accommodation itself is set in a good location. Town is very close, and the university is not far. This makes it an ideal spot for the social side of the university. However, the accommodation is very over priced. The so called cleaners, rarely attended which left students feeling like they were paying for a service not provided to them and so in breach of contract (which the accommodation will make sure you adhere to but not themselves). There are many problems with the building which is surprising for a new build as you would’ve thought it would be all up to date but it is to be expected of a building thrown up so quickly. The train track nearby will be constantly heard as trains thunder by in the night which can be a serious problem for those rooms facing the tracks due to noise. Some problems even when reported do not get sorted even tho they existed prior to us moving in. Certain issues and complaints aren’t dealt with seriously enough while others are dealt with too harshly

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Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member1047446 On 20th April 20 verified Verified student

Cathedral point is a well build, well placed accommodation. However, those who run it and are meant to support students, do not. In my almost year, there we’re a lot of issues with things being broken, bins not being emptied and drug raids without permission to enter rooms. The night security is amazing.

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member1046987 On 27th March 20 verified Verified student

Really not worth the money. Multiple issues with the building and the manager is cold and rude in attitude. She only appears to do the bare minimum. and is obviously not qualified to be in charge of managing Cathedral Point on a day-to-day basis. Multiple maintenance issues are ignored and left. Despite the building being new, there are countless design faults with the windows, blinds and heaters in the kitchen. Extremely disappointing considering the price of the rent. The manager is definitely not skilled for the position, and it very clearly impacted on how things have been dealt with. Unwarranted (possibly illegal) drug search was also undertaken in all residents private rooms, and staff would enter rooms whether student was there or not. No de-briefing was given, which raises many ethical issues. Really is not worth the money. Sadly they get away with it as the competition is so low here.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member646673 On 10th March 20 verified Verified student

EXPENSIVE! Staff are sometimes rude but other then that no faults.

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Student Review: 3.1 /5
By lopa1780 On 6th June 19 verified Verified student

Way to expensive at £7250. Is new but would rather live somewhere cheaper. Also way to loud after midnight

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1037575 On 1st May 19 verified Verified student

It’s quite expensive but if you can afford it it’s a really nice place to live. It’s right next to the train station, a 10 minute walk from town and a 15 minute walk to uni. The laundry machines are a bit expensive but apart from that everything is included in your rent. The ensuite rooms are really nice and you’ve got a lot of storage space. It’s all really modern and the kitchen is spacious and looks nice as well.

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