RESIDENT TESTIMONIALS

[YOUR OPINION MATTERS TO US]

If you’re happy, we’re happy. At Nido Student, making the perfect student home is what matters most to us, which is why we love hearing from those staying here. No matter how small, we finetune our services and facilities every day to make sure everyone living at Nido Student has the best time. 

Here are some of the lovely things students, parents and lecturers have said about us lately. 

ED BUTLER

[STUDENT AT THE ROYAL CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH & DRAMA]

Nido West Hampstead is in a great location for transport links all over the city with parks, pubs and restaurants all nearby. 

Nido West Hampstead has a dedicated, friendly team ensuring that you feel at home when studying in London. They’re always available to talk to and help with any questions you might have.

MADI FARSI

[STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON]

Doing a master’s is very intense, so knowing I didn’t have to worry about anything when it came to accommodation helped. The FOH staff were always on hand to answer and help you out, plus the 24-hour security made everyone feel safe. 

The events team were great and hugely improve the social side of the accommodation and I found some amazing friends that made this year so great because of that, and I’ll miss not living with them.

NILESH SAMANTA

[STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER]

I stayed at Nido Student, West Hampstead from January ’14 to May ’15. From the time of booking till the date I moved out, the team was always super helpful. They helped me move in, settle down and made me feel at home straight away. 

Staying in a global city such as London can be challenging, especially when home is miles away. This is where Nido helped me a lot. Apart from the Nido team, who were friendly, welcoming and always there to support me, I met people from diverse nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. Interacting with people from across the globe made me see the world from a different perspective and I learned a great deal personally. Some of my closest and dearest friends in London were made while I was staying at Nido.

I remember the countless gatherings I had in the common room, spending time in the courtyard, relaxing after a hard day’s work and unwinding by playing pool, watching movies in the cinema room and catching up with friends. Nido also hosts several events and celebrates prominent holidays around the year and they help to foster friendship amongst residents.

The accommodation is really close to the Jubilee Line (London Tube) and several bus stops, so travelling was never a hassle even if I had to come back late in the night or leave early in the morning. West Hampstead is a great location; it is 10 minutes away from Central London, a short tube/bus ride. There are good places to eat around and you can find almost everything close by. The O2 centre is about five minutes’ walk away and houses several restaurants, Sainsbury’s and Vue Cinemas. Grocery shopping was never a hassle and I caught up on the latest movies with my friends on most Sundays. The Nido West Hampstead Team has been great to me personally. Jamel, Becky and Kevin were amazing and were always there when you needed them. The security team was great too and they were available 24/7 to help me.

If I had a chance, I would definitely stay at Nido again. I would recommend Nido Student to the students living and studying in London. 

CHARLIE HOWELL

[STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER]

Nido quickly became a home away from home for me; it created an environment that helped me to flourish socially and academically through the last phase of my student life. For anyone scared or apprehensive of moving away from home, Nido is a place that will always make you feel safe and I can’t thank the staff enough for the lengths they went to, in order to support me throughout my time here.

CHIARA CALZONE

[STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER]

It was an amazing experience and it was very easy to find the perfect balance between studying and having fun in a safe place. The building and the room are very nice and have everything you need to live comfortably.

It was great living there, not just for the strategic position of the student living (West Hampstead station is only two minutes’ walk and the area is full of shops, pubs and really close to the city centre), but also for the lovely and friendly people I found here. The Nido team were always available for any kind of problem and they organised amazing events.

Nido West Hampstead has a dedicated, friendly team that make you feel at home when studying in London. They’re always available to talk to and help with any questions you might have. 

YU-SHAI TAI

[STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER]

I’d like to thank Nido Student for making me feel at home over the past year and a half. With state-of-the-art facilities, a clean environment and great location with the most convenient access to downtown, outside the city or country, Nido Student – West Hampstead is everything that I wanted from my student accommodation. The room is comfy and well designed, allowing me to relax and unwind as well as catch up with my studies after a long day at uni. 

But it is the people that made my stay even better. The staff and the security guards are always friendly, helpful and thoughtful, going above and beyond to make me feel welcome and taken care of. I could write a whole essay on how amazing my experience was, but Nido Student – West Hampstead is indeed perfect for any student who wants to make the most of their student life in London.

BALJIT RAIYAT

[PARENT OF CITY UNIVERSITY STUDENT]

When looking for a place for my son’s student accommodation, there were quite a few to choose from and they all claimed to be the best. But in reality, the warm, honest reception we received upon entering Nido Student – West Hampstead was one we got from no other student residence. The location alone sold the package to us before we had even seen the accommodation. Baljit is now in his first year, and the modern, spacious and comfortable accommodation, along with the friendly, homely atmosphere has definitely proved to be the best decision we made for our son.   

PATRICK ROACH

[PARENT OF ROYAL CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA]

My daughter recently secured the university place of her choice in London, which meant a need to find suitable affordable accommodation for her, as we live 120 miles away. I was reluctant to let her live in a cramped shared flat, perhaps miles from her campus. Fortunately, after an internet search, I came across Nido Student – West Hampstead. The relaxed atmosphere, with its good travel connections, was ideal. We progressed quickly from our initial inquiry to a reassuring visit to the nearly-complete development. It all proved to be just what was required: a light and airy ensuite bedroom with a good communal area and superior quality fittings. I now feel confident that she will have a very happy start to her three-year course.    

NATANYA VAN DER LINGER

[ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF IES ABROAD LONDON]

IES Abroad London has been working with Nido Student since May 2012. We have been thoroughly impressed by all aspects of what Nido Student has to offer. This includes high-quality rooms with ensuite bathrooms – a must for our international students – along with a prized central London location and all the facilities a student could ask for, from a gym to screening facilities, housekeeping, maintenance and laundry services, as well as study rooms. We see Nido Student as being an innovator and market leader who is always trying to anticipate what students need and want, and we feel they convey this very well in their regular communications to students – in particular in their in-house newspaper.

As programme managers, the welfare of our students is of the utmost importance to us and we feel confident that Nido Student takes its health and safety requirements very seriously. In addition, their Reception Desk and Security Office is staffed 24 hours a day and protocols are in place to help any students in need. Lastly and very importantly, we have a great working relationship with the highly competent Nido Student management staff, who are not only professional and very responsive to both ours and our students’ needs, but who also go out of their way to problem solve and are a pleasure to work with. We feel confident that we are working with the best student accommodation providers in London and we would highly recommend Nido Student. 

BRAD JONES

[FOUNDING PARTNER OF JONES FACILITIES MANAGEMENT LLP]

Jones FM has worked with Nido Student for over 7 years. We have found their management team to be consummate professionals whose knowledge of the student accommodation sector is outstanding. Student room turnovers have always been carried out efficiently with minimal fuss and the management team always ensure a very high standard of service is provided by all service partners, from cleaning to maintenance. The staff are amiable, efficient and always willing to assist in any way they can.

Nido Student is environmentally aware and is always looking at new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and raise staff and student awareness. They have ISO accredited policies and they work side by side with our staff to ensure a smooth running at all times. Quality controls are in place covering operational systems, from the point of a service request through to delivery of the service. Student social events are always carried out to the best level of service and onsite gymnasium and cafes make for a relaxed and secure environment. It’s been a pleasure to be a service partner to a company that strives to achieve 110% satisfaction and a real commitment to improvement to all students that reside at Nido Student. 

JOHN SONSTENG

[PROFESSOR OF LAW AT WILLIAM MITCHELL COLLEGE OF LAW]

It is with great pleasure that I write to you on behalf of the Nido Student housing facilities in London. Since 2009 Nido Student has provided excellent housing for U.S. law students who attend William Mitchell College of Law’s Law in London programme. We anticipate another successful programme at Nido Student in 2015. U.S. Law students are all college graduates who are in an advanced degree program. The students are from throughout the United States. I am a professor of law and the programme director for fifteen years and with this experience, I can say that Nido Student provides the best housing for our students that I have been able to find for us in London. The facilities provide just what we need. They are clean, secure and have all the necessary amenities and services. The cost is appropriate, and the staff are excellent. The Nido Student facilities are located perfectly for our needs. The students have the privacy they need as mature adults. Communication with Nido Student before, during and after our programmes was efficient, personal and welcoming. I am pleased to recommend Nido Student and look forward to working with them in our future programmes. 

ROSE HAWES

[PARENT OF ANGLIA RUSKIN STUDENT]

My son stayed at Chestnut House for two years and I would have no hesitation in recommending it. The accommodation is excellent – but better still is the House Manager Donna. She is friendly, helpful and strikes just the right note with the students, keeping an overall view of their welfare. The accommodation is secure, and Donna provides a reassuring presence and advice for students when necessary, some of whom will be leaving home for the first time and this can be very reassuring for parents and students alike.