Originally Posted by Richmond Ultra
I'd consider Farranlea if you want the en suite. Yes its a bit further out then Brookfield from Campus but the craic is mighty and you've wardens there supervising the place but their sound and there is plenty of parties there etc.
Hey, i dont mean to single you out in particular but from your post i gather you live/have lived there before?
I recently just booked my place there but i have 10 days to pay the deposit to secure it, and in the last few days ive read some absolutely terrible reviews on the place. This past review i found may be a bit long (and granted its from 2011) but i'd be so grateful if you could give me your experience with any these issues and let me know if any of them or even how many of them are true?
1. Half of the photos on their website does not present Farranlea at all. If you ask to view it before move in, they are sure to show you the best apartment they have, freshly painted and with new stuff in it to encourage you, but don't be fouled, it does not look like that at all. A lot of my friends apartment actually had vomit stained into the couches and floors. They will also promise you everything you want to have you book it. Once you pay, you can complain as much as you want and they'll do nothing.
2. The more you complain or ask for things to be done, no metter how nice you are, the meaner and aggressive Emma Bucley, the office worker, becomes. I must say I have never experienced such an aggressive, ignorant and rude "customer service", whih includes bad language, shouting and waving her hands in front of your face. Whoever owns it should seriously connsider employing someone else.
3. It is not secure at all. Door can be pushed open and half of Cork know about it and makes advantage of it, so you are very likely to get robbed.
4.This place is very dirty, things are not fixed properly or not fixed at all, there are vomit stains all over the carpets and couches. And they have the cheek to call themselves "Superior student accommodation" on their website.
5.Its not 5 minutes walk from college, it's at least 15 through orchard road and that's if you walk fast. Whatever is 5 minutes walk from college is on campus, and from what I know, Farranlea is NOT. Besides, you can easily count the walking time on googlemaps. Their website is full of lies and i am truly shocked with it.
6. Walls are paper thin, they say they're soundproofed but i'd advise them to look it up in a dictionary."
As you can see im a little sceptical after reading this!
My other option was going to be the village so if anyone has any info about the quality there, thatd be great too!