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Study Inn Coventry

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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Just wondering if anyone has any experience of this place? My daughter is at Warwick Uni and needs accommodation for 2011/2012 year. This looks quite good, but wondered if anyone can give me and personal experience?
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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1 Like #1
The only thing I know about this is that Coventry uni students are more likely to find it attractive than Warwick students. It is close to cov uni but quite a way from Warwick uni. You would have to travel out by bus to the campus and a lot of warwick students prefer to go out in Leamington at night so you would be a long way from there. The only reason to live in coventry is if you needed to for a specific reason, - part-time job, sports facilites or if you preferred the cov night-life, but most Warwick students don't have such a reason.
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do you guys/gals still study?with fees going up that much,its better to start working in fields.
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This place looks like its catering more for cov uni as its so close to it. I have a few house student lets in cov so know a fair bit about it, but have never heard about this place. £55 a week for sharing, alright it looks good in the photo, but what are the details....sharing a bedroom?.Most warwick uni students who live in coventry either will live in Earlsdon...quite nice, or canley....a bit closer but a bit more of a dive. Earlsdon is good as it has a bus to warwick uni evbery 10 minutes. Or as someone suggested, leamington is a lot nicer. Most second years will just find a house with their mates, a lot more independance and the best option to get ready for life if you ask me.
#4
tdogg
This place looks like its catering more for cov uni as its so close to it. I have a few house student lets in cov so know a fair bit about it, but have never heard about this place. £55 a week for sharing, alright it looks good in the photo, but what are the details....sharing a bedroom?.Most warwick uni students who live in coventry either will live in Earlsdon...quite nice, or canley....a bit closer but a bit more of a dive. Earlsdon is good as it has a bus to warwick uni evbery 10 minutes. Or as someone suggested, leamington is a lot nicer. Most second years will just find a house with their mates, a lot more independance and the best option to get ready for life if you ask me.
I understand what you are saying, but my daughter and some of her friends don't really want to live in Leamington - they've decided they want Coventry or Earlsdon. They are quite a studious bunch and not typically student - not into the usual getting drunk every night and partying. They really want somewhere relatively quiet, cheap (obviously) and safe.
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kensington143
tdogg
This place looks like its catering more for cov uni as its so close to it. I have a few house student lets in cov so know a fair bit about it, but have never heard about this place. £55 a week for sharing, alright it looks good in the photo, but what are the details....sharing a bedroom?.Most warwick uni students who live in coventry either will live in Earlsdon...quite nice, or canley....a bit closer but a bit more of a dive. Earlsdon is good as it has a bus to warwick uni evbery 10 minutes. Or as someone suggested, leamington is a lot nicer. Most second years will just find a house with their mates, a lot more independance and the best option to get ready for life if you ask me.

I understand what you are saying, but my daughter and some of her friends don't really want to live in Leamington - they've decided they want Coventry or Earlsdon. They are quite a studious bunch and not typically student - not into the usual getting drunk every night and partying. They really want somewhere relatively quiet, cheap (obviously) and safe.


Best to look for somewhere in Earlsdon then - Cov will be noisy and there are many studious types in Earlsdon - plenty of terraced housing with students in them. Don't think cheap and safe come into the same sentence though
#6
I think the problem will be that it will be full of cov students who may not be as studious as your daughter, (may be first years and may not be as quiet). There are plenty of places that will be quieter and nearer warwick uni, although they will be terraced or semis.
#7
I know this thread is quite old and im not even sure how I came across it but if she does consider the Earlsdon area and wants to live in student accomodation rather than a shared house I would recommend Liberty Park which is owned and run by Liberty Living.
I lived there in my second year of uni with a few mates, the rooms are of a good size with ensuite and the kitchen areas are a nice size.
If she is the type of student you say she is then Liberty is perfect for her as they impose limits on the visitors people can have and the security are hot on loud music (note this is the only reason I hated it! lol). Also the staff on reception are lovely, I still bump into the ladies around town and have popped in to talk quite a few times (my vets is behind it).
Its within walking distance of the town (5 mins tops), walking distance to the train station (10 mins tops) and is very near a few major bus routes.
Hope this helps!
#8
My advice is, dont stay in Studyinn!! It is a rip off as the room you get is much smaller than the one you see on their website. I stayed in stayinn this year and was very disappionted with it. If you really want to stay, make study u ask for the exact room u get!!!
#9
Hi

You can actually choose what room you want at Study Inn all you need to do is ask (you will be shown a plan of the building and you can select your room). Also there are different room types but obviously the bigger the room the more expensive it is. I think seeing is believing though so please feel free to book a viewing to see for yourself.
#10
Be careful with Study Inn. Although it appears ideal for a student, it is completely far from the truth. The room is much smaller that it looks in the photos. The heating system is not efficient enough. It is set up to turn off by itself after a short time. So you will have a very cold room. They dont let you use your own blankets either so your sleep will be cold as well. They enter your room without asking you and remove items that they will tell you later that are prohibited. They had removed a small sandwich toaster from me, and they didn't give it to me back. Also, their chairs and many other things that are provided are very fragile, which will count against your deposit if you break it. In many rooms had the same experiences. Their services are very poor. They definitely do not put students first like they claim on their site. When I booked the room, we had agreed on a specific date to enter the room, and when I arrived there, they told me that the room wasn't ready for check in, so I had to stay in a hotel for five days. Their behavior when contact them is very rude. Before they receive the money they are polite, but after that they become very unhelpful and mean. Especially if someone decides to leave from the accommodation for any reason, he will definitely loose all the money that he has already prepaid. In my case, although I found a replacement student for my room, they never gave me back 2100 pounds that I had prepaid. They provide several excuses through the license agreement that you sign on the website, when booking the room. Even if you still want to book a room in Study Inn, read the license agreement very carefully before you go there. ATTENTION: when you book the room, they don't ask you to sign a contract, but they ask you to sign a license agreement, which gives them the permission to bound you and do anything they want. Also, I have not seen one person who has gotten their deposit back after the contract. Finally, they do not give receipts of the money you give them.

Study Inn was the worst accommodation I've ever stayed at.
#11
Oh my God! I was thinking of renting a room in Study inn, but now I think It would be better to look for some where else.
#12
Electrical items such as a sandwich toaster may be against their rules but they can't dictate how many blankets you have!
#13
Living at Study Inn was one of the worst choices I made in my life. I lived in the Coventry (Market Way) division. I’ll explain this in various sections.

The room:
First off, ignore the measurements they put on the website and all the photos they use to deceive you. All the rooms are in different sizes and they judge the sizes of the rooms (deluxe or superior) subjectively. I had a deluxe room and my friend paid for a superior room, which was exactly the same size as mine. In fact, I dare to say that it’s smaller.
Also, the toilet is so small that you step INTO the shower when you sit on the toilet. The heating is pointless because it automatically shuts down when the room gets to a certain temperature, so you end up waking up from the cold at night because they have these vents which blow North Pole wind into your room all year round. In fairness, the bed is alright and they have a TV. Internet is slower than my phone but at least it’s there. However, we had a balcony and it was NOT cleaned beforehand. Overall, the room is anything but they say on the website.
Moving on to facilities in the building, I never used the TV room, conference room, or the gym. But the washing facilities are minimal. There are one drying machine and washing machine on each floor; and there are at least 50 people living on each floor. So they break constantly and no one fixes them until it fits THEIR office schedule.

The service:
This is the worst part of this organisation. To begin with, the front-line staff (e.g. the security and the people who handle parcels) are actually very friendly, I never had a problem with them. However, the parcel handling process is extremely inefficient. Parcels come in and they take at least a day or two to send a slip to your room and then you have to go and collect it from one counter which is very disorganised because the parcels are not referenced or stacked properly. It was better for me because I lived in the same building, but all other tenants from other divisions in Coventry had to travel here everyday to collect parcels which I never understood why it is so hard to have a mini station in each division.

Now moving on to the managerial service, which forgive my language, is utterly ****. Before you pay your deposit and sign the licence agreement, they are so nice because they are still at the stage of trying to lure you in. But once you paid the first rent cheque, they turn on you so quickly you haven’t even unpacked yet. They take rent payments very seriously, like you can’t even be one minute late or you will get a knock on the door. But when you need something from them, they will only do it in their own terms.
Here’s an example. We had a shared balcony with the room next door, but the balcony door locks were broken which was a serious security issue because the tenant in the other room could basically come in and out of our room if they intended to. I hassled them for over 8 weeks before it was fixed.. during which I emailed them maybe 15 times, they came 3 times to check on the lock and say ‘they will be back’, and never once did they have the courtesy to email me back informing me the status until I emailed them first. That door was open to neighbours for 8 weeks.

Another example, the bathroom light was out once. Now I don’t know about you all, but I am guessing this is considered a pretty desperate issue seeing as I have to **** in the dark. This took a week.

Another incident which shows how stupid these people are. The licence agreement states that external appliances are not allowed such as fans or lamps or rice cookers. As ridiculous as that sounds, I had my boxes arriving a few days AFTER I signed the licence agreement. And half way through packing, I stopped and went out for lunch, came back and they have ‘come in’ and confiscated my lamp from my boxes. At this point I should mention, because they ‘clean’ our room each week and have regular maintenance, they come in from time to time without your consent. Anyway, I had an argument with the managers saying the boxes were due to be delivered before I signed the agreement so what do they expect? That I unpack outside the **** building? They ended up giving it back to me, bitterly.

The managerial staffs NEVER takes blame even though it is clearly their job or fault to do something about it. I never received an apology regarding anything. And moving on to deposit, keep dreaming if you think you can get that back. They tell you it will be transferred back to you within a month you move out. Have a guess? Of course they’re lying. It has been over 3 months since my departure and I have yet to receive my deposit from them, during which there may have been 20 emails and 10 excuses involved. One of which is that they try to claim you never sent them your bank details. Only one person I know got their DEDUCTED deposit back, and it is only because he went up every single day to their office. If you have that level of dedication, congratulations you just might get some of your deposit back.

All in all, moving into Study Inn was the worst decision I ever made. This is an organisation which my friend described it, and a quote, as ‘a place that don’t treat you as a human’. I strongly advice everyone NOT to be tricked by them. If you still feel like moving in or don’t have a choice, all I can say is good luck.
banned#14
Nice write up but this thread is two years old now.
1 Like #15
toshapetriji
Nice write up but this thread is two years old now.

To be fair to the previous poster, I don't see why that matters? That is a recent review of this place which may be useful to people looking to move there now.
#16
I was just trying to warn the potential occupants trying to rent a room there, don't fall for this trap. Because i ended up not getting the whole sum of my deposit but having have to pay them an extra of more than 200 pounds for "repairs". They think students especially international ones will not be bothered to fight till the end and will settle at any amount they're willing to give you. Its a total rip off.
#17
My son stayed in study inn coventry. They stole around £400.00 from him. Miscellaneous fees for allsorts popped up. Staff were terribly rude and unhelpful. We are currently In a tribunal to try and get some money back. Study inn are mafia type thieves. Stay away.
#18
I stayed at Study Inn and the reviews I have read above sound a little far fetched. With regards to blankets yes you can bring your own they just down allow electrical blankets which is understandable. Before I moved in they send you a list of all items that are not acceptable so if you bring them then expect them to be confiscated this is just simple :) I received my deposit back as I looked after my room and the staff were always polite even when I had issues.
There is no accommodation out there that even comes close to Study Inn as they provide top class facilites and all the places I visited did not come close.
I would recommend Study Inn to anyone I really would.

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