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Don't book here or at any unite students accommodation. There was a red fire ant infestation for half our stay (academic year 20/21). The receptionist and maintenance team are just plain rude. The wifi drops and there is no signal in the accommodation at all. The common room was closed even when restirctions allowed it to be open and to print something off theyd send you down the street to north lodge to print something out. There is not 24/7 service as they promote as the staff decide to close reception hours at a time and the onsight number doesnt work. I complained to unite a number of times and they say theyre going to look into it and i havent had a reply since. They also try to scam you out of your deals as i had to ask them numerous times to add it onto my account and they still haven't. Don't waste your money. Go elsewhere.
Emily Bowes Court is not what the majority of the reviews say it is on other review sites! We have had red ant infestation since the summer of 2020. I've had post delivered that was very expensive that was needed for my uni, packaging specifically said that it was delicate, and the person at reception proceeded to chuck it to me, not handling it with care or anything. You would expect student accommodation would have internet that doesn't go down, and if it does, it gets sorted immediately. However no, with assessment due and many people calling saying it is practically an emergency, they do nothing. But as much as I have had a bad experience, I know people who were in my flat and around me in this accommodation who experienced much worse!
I wouldn't rebook, can barely use the common areas as the same group are always there and cause noise til about 4am most nights, staff do nothing to combat it or keep us safe. Most students don't social distance or wear masks, flatmates are quite noisy shouting on the phone all the time and sneaking in guests. Not really worth the money as en suites aren't actual en suites just pods put in normal rooms , barely room to move in them. Others in the flat don't help to clean and unite also do nothing about it but then penalise you for other peoples mess. Random people coming in and out of the flat all the time.
Emily Bowes Court is overpriced, filthy, run down, inadequately ventilated, and covered by a perpetual fog of weed smoke. It’s also poorly managed, staffed by people who are unfamiliar with the concept of customer service, noisy, insecure and improperly maintained. A typical Unite property, in other words. Do yourself a favour and steer clear.
I lived in Unite St Pancras Way last year and thought that was bad. It was paradise compared to Emily Bowes Court, where I will be stuck for the next nine months. The only good thing about this property is its proximity to the tube so you can get away from it. The building is run down and all internal areas are kept at a constant temperature similar to that of the planet Mercury. Unite makes a big deal of the high level of security afforded by its properties, but the card reader on the main door at EBC doesn’t work so people just bang on the glass to be let in (and if there’s nobody to let you in, better be prepared to stand outside all night); I was given a room with a door that didn’t lock; and my stuff was stolen from the shared kitchen within 2 weeks of checking in. My room was so filthy I had to spend two full days scrubbing every surface with Dettol before I could touch anything without feeling sick. Avoid this place (and this company) like the plague.
The halls overall was a nice place to stay for my first year of university however there were several things that I would say need to be considered when living there. The location is in zone three so travel was very expensive. There was also a lot of building work going on in the accommodation for a long time. It was very loud, starting early in the morning and went on for several weeks if not months. There were also a lot of instances in which the halls emailed us informing us people would be coming into our kitchens and bedrooms which made it feel as if there was little privacy. On one occasion we had to pack up the entirety of our room including all of our things and put them into boxes for repainting which only caused more problems. Due to this repainting my flatmate has been wrongly charged £90 for “wall damage” when there was clearly no damage to the room. The prices are also going up this September so may as-well stay somewhere better :-)
No stars for me! When I went for the viewing, I wanted to view the room that I was going to get given but the women who showed us a round said the only room they could show is the showroom. when I finally got to see my room (2 days later, I had all my stuff with me to move in), the was nothing like the showroom, it was worn out, wood was chipped here and there, the room had a weird smell, dusty (I couldn't even breathe properly), I was told the walls are thick but they are not as I was in the room for 20mins and I could hear the boiler and someone having a shower. the kitchen was worse then the room, horrible, disgusting, dirty, messy, broken, old and I checked out in 20mins. the only good thing about the accommodation is the location and thats it. there are better options out there, don't waste your money.