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Amazing people, helped me settle in very fast. I was barely able to hangout with people and find friends in the first couple of weeks in London, but they gave me a very nice friendly environment. 10 stars

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By member667514
On 23rd March 22

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Amazing people, helped me settle in very fast. I was barely able to hangout with people and find friends in the first couple of weeks in London, but they gave me a very nice friendly environment. 10 stars

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By member667514
On 23rd March 22

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What are the size of the bed in silver studio?
By member768900 On 13th May 22
Reply from Portobello Garrow House
On 16th May 22

Hello there! 

 

We use Double UK size beds 135 x 190. 

 

Hope this helps! :) 

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Are there ethernet ports?
By member568338 On 19th April 22
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Is this for mainly postgraduates or undergraduates?
By member767770 On 3rd April 22
Reply from Portobello Garrow House
On 5th April 22

Hello! 

Thank you for your question.

We've have a bit of everything, this year we have more people finishing their degrees, but this changes all the time! :) 

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Is there an elevator?
By member1250765 On 26th August 20
Reply from Portobello Garrow House
On 2nd February 22

Hello there! 

Yes, the building has a lift. 

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member468187 On 14th April 22

The reception and staff of Garrow house apartment are very welcoming and help us with all our problems in a timely manner. The environment and location are so nice.

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Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member568186 On 14th April 22

Veronica is really nice and I like her very much. The rent fee is reasonable and location acceptable

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member467908 On 7th April 22

Veronica and Rosen are very nice. It is well managed and clean.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member567906 On 7th April 22

I’ve lived in Garrow House for three years and have got excellent experience with all the facilities. The staff here is very nice and helpful! I will definitely recommend it.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1067804 On 4th April 22

I lived in Garrow House in 2021-2. Would definitely recommend. Rent is somewhat lower than the market average, which is compensated by a slightly out-of-centre location (you're on that tail of the Circle Line). Circle Line connects you to Zone 1 universities, and central London easily, so the trade-off is more than worth it. Clean apartments and a top-notch staff. Shoutout to Veronica and Rosen, who always say hi as I come in and out and are always wearing a great smile. Shoutout to the student warden who saved me one evening after hours when my key didn't work! Everyone here is 5-star! Get a good data plan because the Internet tends to snap at times, but not too much of a handicap. Overall great value for money, and a place that makes you feel great and special. Would recommend in a heartbeat!!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member967796 On 4th April 22

Everything nice super clean nice awesome

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member667710 On 31st March 22

Great place, with great atmosphere. Very warm and welcoming manger and reception.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1067709 On 31st March 22

Amazing management team and staff. Very quiet and cozy study space in common room.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1067708 On 31st March 22

Veronica is very nice and beautiful!

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1267706 On 31st March 22

A warm and comfortable experience

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member767705 On 31st March 22

Friendly team, great place to stay.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1367704 On 31st March 22

Good facility and nice room. Price is affordable. The staff is so kind.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member967703 On 31st March 22

The accommodation is well situated, veronica is also very nice and the staff here in general is accepting

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member767702 On 31st March 22

Incredible place to live, love the property management team (especially Veronica). The tube is close and there is a huge variety of things to do in the area. Definitely would recommend.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member667701 On 31st March 22

Property manager and reception is 11/10

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member667514 On 23rd March 22

Amazing people, helped me settle in very fast. I was barely able to hangout with people and find friends in the first couple of weeks in London, but they gave me a very nice friendly environment. 10 stars

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member666129 On 9th February 22

Portobello Garrow House provides excellent value in a safe location. When I was looking for accomodation, Garrow house seemed like the best room for the best price, and I was not disappointed. The staff is incredible, the study rooms are my favorite space the get my work done and the location is well connected by bus and the Hammersmith and City Line. It is located right beside a canal so my walk to school is very scenic. I highly recommend the Portobello Garrow House.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member665881 On 1st February 22

Have been living in Garrow House for over two years now and I already booked my accommodation for 2023 The building is well looked after and there are lots of activities happening for students. Management has great customer service. The amenities in the building are okay.

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Reply from Portobello Garrow House On 2nd February 22

Hello there, 

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review! We're happy to hear that you are enjoying staying with us. Your satisfaction is our priority, and as affirmed by your review, we pride ourselves on our exceptional service. Thanks for choosing us once again next year! 


Student Review: 5 /5
By member1164262 On 25th November 21

Wonderful Place! Highly recommend this place to any student looking for a friendly and safe place to live. 10/10!

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Reply from Portobello Garrow House On 2nd February 22

Hello, 

We’re so glad to hear you loved your staying experience with us! 😊


Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member863650 On 9th November 21

This is a great place to live! My room is beautiful and it's beside the canal. I don't have to think about any of the utilities!

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Reply from Portobello Garrow House On 2nd February 22

Hi there, the team here at Garrow House is thrilled to receive such great rating, thank you! 🤗

 


Student Review: 3 /5
By member1363539 On 5th November 21

The pictures and description of the room I chose are very misleading as it turned out to be half the expected size and the furniture was old and in very bad condition. However, I am satisfied with my overall exeprience because of the great customer service, particularly from Rosen and Veronica. They become dedicated in resolving any issue asap while being at the same time super friendly understanding.

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Reply from Portobello Garrow House On 2nd February 22

Hello there! 

Firstly, thank you for taking your time in leaving us a review and we're glad that you are satisfied with our customer service, however we're sorry to hear that your room did not reach your expectations. We sincerely apologise for that and want to ensure that the rest of your stay will be fantastic. Please get in touch with our office at your earliest convenience and our team will be glad to assist you! 


Student Review: 1.4 /5
By member1162173 On 6th September 21

FOR ALL THAT IS GOOD IN THIS WORLD -- DON'T BOOK A ROOM WITH HOMES FOR STUDENTS. I actually hate taking the time to write reviews typically. But my experience with Homes for Students has been nothing short of terrible, that I had to come here to hopefully warn off someone who would otherwise end up in my position :( Was given an extremely messy and moldy and unclean room. They tried relocating me. I tried exercising my contractual rights to instead leave the tenancy altogether. they are refusing and won't give me my money back. Still trying to get out of it. Don't make the same mistake I did. Do not book with them!!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member758450 On 21st May 21

Good location and scenery. I appreciate the staff's kindness!

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Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member1355396 On 18th March 21

Very friendly and helpful staff. Very convenient location with a large Sainsbury's and a street of shops near by.

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member755392 On 18th March 21

Very friendly and helping stuff! Great place!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1049422 On 18th June 20

Great accommodation, it gave me everything I needed.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member648737 On 27th May 20

So far I have had an amazing experience at Garrow House. It’s been a great journey so far living here. The staff are very caring towards the students in the building.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1048720 On 27th May 20

It's been a long year for me, and I haven't had much family support. But recently I have been able to count on the team at Garrow to talk to and brighten my day. Federica all puts a smile on my face. I can see she does that for other students too. The rooms here are big and have everything you need. I spend a lot of time in the courtyard hanging with other students. The park near here has a great skate park and nice greenery. It's right on the Canal, lots of shops and close to Westfield.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Mavis On 22nd May 20

I have to say this is a place where I feel happyness. All the staff are very kind, even if my English is not good, they try to understand me and help me. I have lived here for one year and I have already booked a room for the next year. I'm very happy with the prices, you know a room with a bath and a kitchen is very expensive in London, nobody can do it as cheap and comfortable as garrow house. Besides, all the facilities in the room are very good, and there are no problems during my stay. The apartment is next to the pier and there's a river. I love it. All in all, it's a place where I feel warm and safe.❤️ Just like at home.❤️

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member548190 On 14th May 20

I've enjoyed my stay here, and I'm coming back nex year.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member548185 On 14th May 20

Hi, I have lived at Garrow House for 3 years with this being my last. I have checked out a lot of student accommodations in the area and this is the best. It has a view of the canal and a balcony. I always come back here because the flat is huge, the staff are nice and it's in a central location being 15 minutes by tube to westend.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1348182 On 14th May 20

Looking forward to come back to Garrow after covid - 19. Its good for studies and social life in UK

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member448145 On 14th May 20

Garrow house is a fantastic student accommodation, I like the fact that my flat is self contained and there are no shared facilities, except the common room and study space. Which I've used on many occasions. I extended my stay in the summer and got a chance to get to know London, I really enjoyed my time it's a fantastic city.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member848135 On 14th May 20

Love it here, next year will be my 3rd year living here and I love it. Rooms are spacious, with big windows and proper kitchens. The students here are friendly and I have made lasting friendships. Helps the Portobello Road and Westfield are on the doorstep.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Mathias Couraud On 13th May 20

Great location, great experience overall.

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Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member1047967 On 12th May 20

I really enjoy living here, my room is beautiful. I have a balcony and a view of the canal it's so pretty. The rooms are very spacious and have TV's! It's very chill and nobody bothers you. 100% recommend! It has its flaws but out of the 5 student accommodations i've lived in London, is the best one. The location is the BEST! 5min walk to Portobello Road!

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Student Review: 1.6 /5
By member1026117 On 21st March 17

Where to begin. This is the worst accommodation humanly possible in London as a student. Just to begin some of the problems we've had: the lift wasn't working for 6+ months, hot water has now been out for over 2 weeks (we have to shower at a local gym), there are leaks on multiple floors, our wifi has been going in and out. And that's just in the last 10 months. The company refuses to invest any of the plenty of money they get from high rents back into the building. Although on the surface it may look nice, underneath are the poorest quality heating, pipes, and electricity requiring constant maintenance. I have lived here for about 2 years and have often considered terminating my contract early - but legally they won't let me! The building is only 1/3 filled for a reason: it's a horrible place to live.

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