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 masters 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, help you out and 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]

Testimonial I stayed at The Nido Collection, West Hampstead from January ’14 to May ’15. From the time of booking till the date I moved out, the team has always been helpful. They helped me move in, settle down and made me feel at home. 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 background. Interacting with people across the globe made me see the world in 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.

The facilities at Nido are amazing. The room and kitchen boosts of all the amenities that are required for a comfortable and luxurious living. If I wanted to study undisturbed, all I had to do was stay in my room and concentrate and at the same time I could easily socialize in the kitchen, courtyard or the common room. I remember the countless gatherings I had in the common room, spending time in the courtyard, relaxing after a hard days 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. I remember spending Christmas and New Years at Nido. Describing the amount of fun that I had in these parties and events would take up pages and pages.

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 one can find almost everything around. The O2 centre is about 5-7 minutes walk 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 The Nido Collection 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 I can thank for helping me to flourish socially and also 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 cant thank the staff enough for the lengths they went to in order to support me though out my time here.

 



Chiara Calzone

[STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER]

To be sincere I was quite sceptical to have chosen a student living because I was afraid that the environment wouldn't allow me to concentrate on my studying. However, I have to say that it has been an amazing experience, because 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 they are everything you need to live comfortably. I couldn't be happier to live here, not only for the strategic position of the student living (West Hampstead station is only 2 minutes walk and the area is full of shops, pubs and really close to the city center), but also for the lovely and friendly people I found here. The Nido team are always available for any kind of problem and they organize amazing events...and let me say, what is better and safer than partying at home, without being bothered about night transportations?!

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.

Nido has been my family this year, I met incredible and talented people that will be my friends forever!

 

Yu-Shai Tai

[STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER]

I’d like to thank The Nido Collection for making me feel home away from home for the past one and a half years. Featuring state-of-the art facilities, clean environment and great location with the most convenient access to either downtown, outside the city or country. Nido West Hampstead is everything what I wanted for a student accommodation. The room is comfy, lovely and well designed, allowing me to relax and rewind as well as to catch up with my studies after a long day at uni.

In addition, the courtyard and the common areas as well as the nearby West Hampstead amenities seem to be curated exclusively for university students.

But it is the people that made my stay even better, the staff and the security guards are always friendly, helpful and thoughtful, going beyond the call of duty making me feel welcome and being taken care of. I could write a whole essay on how amazing my experience was, but Nido 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 choice. But in reality the warm, honest reception we received upon entering West Hampstead was one we received from no other student residence. The location along sold the package to us before we had even seen the accommodation. Marcus is now in his first year, the modern, spacious and comfortable accommodation, 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 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 en-suite 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 The Nido Collection since May 2012. We have been thoroughly impressed by all aspects of what Nido has to offer. This includes high quality rooms with en-suite 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. Of special mention is the excellent wifi access Nido provides and which has become so vital to all aspects of contemporary student life and the special events (such as speaker events and Halloween parties) which Nido puts on to enrich the overall student experience. We see Nido 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.

Of course as programme managers the welfare of our students is of paramount importance to us and we feel confident that Nido 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 management staff, who are not only professional and very responsive to our 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 The Nido Collection.

 

Brad Jones

[FOUNDING PARTNER OF JONES FACILITIES MANAGEMENT LLP]

Jones FM has worked with The Nido Collection for now over 7 years. We have found their management team to be consummate professionals whose knowledge of the student accommodation sector is outstanding. We have watched the occupation levels boom from 60% – 100% achieved by a fully committed team. 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. All the staff are always very amiable and are very efficient and always willing to assist in any way they can. Nido are environmentally aware and are 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 of ours and their business 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.

 



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 has provided excellent housing for U.S. law students who attend William Mitchell College of Law’s Law in London program. We anticipate another successful program at NIDO 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 program director for fifteen years and with this experience I can say that NIDO 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 is excellent. The NIDO facilities are located perfectly for our needs. The students have the privacy they need as mature adults. Communication with NIDO before, during and after our programs was efficient, personal and welcoming. I am pleased to recommend NIDO and look forward to working with NIDO in all our future programs.