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The Fitzalan, Cardiff
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The Fitzalan, Cardiff

Newport Rd, Cardiff, CF24 0AN, United Kingdom
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About the Property

The Fitzalan Cardiff is a premier student accommodation in Cardiff. It is Located at Newport Rd, Cardiff CF24 0AN, UK; the Fitzalan Cardiff stands out as a popular student accommodation choice among those pursuing higher education in Cardiff. This property offers a variety of modern living options, including Standard 2 Bedroom Flats, Deluxe 2 Bedroom Flats, Club Studios, and an array of Deluxe and Premium Studios catering to different preferences and needs. Fitzalan Place Cardiff is conveniently located near several educational institutions, allowing students to revel in the comfort of proximity to the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, Cardiff & Vale College, and the University of South Wales, among others. This makes The Fitzalan student accommodation in Cardiff a strategic option for those looking to minimize travel time and maximize university life.

Choosing The Fitzalan student accommodation in Cardiff not only offers convenience in terms of location but also immerses students in the vibrant culture and educational milieu of the city. Cardiff is known for its historical landmarks, cultural diversity and sporting events, and is home to a large student population that contributes to the dynamic and youthful vibe of the city. The property is provided by Prestige Student Living, known for delivering top-tier student residences. Living in Cardiff is to be surrounded by its rich history, top-ranked educational facilities, and the charm of places like Cardiff Castle and the National Museum Cardiff. Here at The Fitzalan Cardiff, students can make the most of their academic journey while enjoying the comforts of thoughtfully designed living spaces along with amenities such as a cinema room, gym, and study areas — all of which signify why The Fitzalan Cardiff is a front-runner when it comes to quality student living in the heart of an educational hub.

Features

Boasting a suite of state-of-the-art amenities, The Fitzalan Cardiff elevates student living to a premium standard in the heart of Cardiff. A mix of modern comfort and luxury, the property promises an unrivalled accommodation experience for those studying in the city.

For residents at The Fitzalan accommodation has a variety of room types that cater to individual preferences, from the cosy Classic Studio to the expansive Deluxe 2 Bedroom Flat. Every room comes fully furnished, ensuring a seamless move-in for students, with added conveniences like Wifi and a microwave to make everyday living easier.

The comprehensive range of common amenities sets The Fitzalan accommodation apart. Students can catch the latest releases in the Cinema Room, whip up a feast in the modern communal Kitchen with Appliances, or focus on their studies in the serene Library & Study Area. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the on-site Gym & Fitness facilities, while the Sports Area invites a friendly game or two. The Lounge and Common Social Area provide perfect spots to socialize, and for some open-air relaxation, the Courtyard is an inviting space. Additionally, secure Room Storage and a vibrant Games Area are available for added peace of mind and leisure.

Positioned close to several prestigious institutions, including Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University, The Fitzalan student accommodation in Cardiff is a strategic choice for students. With its comprehensive facilities and prime location, The Fitzalan House Cardiff is more than just student housing—it's a community designed for academic success and a balanced lifestyle.

Location and What's Hot?

Located at Newport Rd Cardiff, The Fitzalan Cardiff student accommodation is a prime choice for students seeking convenience and comfort. You'll find yourself surrounded by a plethora of local amenities, ensuring everything you need is within easy reach. Foodies can delight in nearby culinary destinations such as Madame Fromage and The Clink. Coffee aficionados will find their caffeine fix at Coffi Co. There's a selection of grocery stores like Sainsbury's Local and Tesco Express just outside your door, perfect for those last-minute supplies.

Staying fit and keeping yourself entertained couldn't be easier with facilities like PureGym and the scenic Bute Park close by. In need of some retail therapy? Queen Street is the go-to spot for shoppers. And for those occasions when you need medical services, the University Hospital of Wales provides top-notch care. Culture enthusiasts will appreciate the proximity to sites such as the iconic Cardiff Castle and the bustling Cardiff Central Market.

The convenience doesn't end there, especially for those carrying a hefty course load. The Fitzalan Cardiff accommodation is surrounded by academic institutions, including Cardiff University, Cardiff & Vale College, and the University of South Wales, making your commute to lectures a breeze. For a change of scenery, Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cyncoed) and Cardiff Metropolitan University (Llandaff) are easily accessible, so you're never far from your studies or social spaces. In essence, The Fitzalan Cardiff offers everything you need for a balanced and joyful student life in the heart of Cardiff. It truly is an unbeatable location for students to thrive academically and socially.

Commute

When staying at The Fitzalan Cardiff, student accommodation, getting around the city is a breeze thanks to multiple public transport options available right at your doorstep. Whether you're heading to university, exploring Cardiff's vibrant city centre, or simply looking to enjoy the local culture, you'll find convenient travel connections nearby. The residence is well-linked to a network of bus stops that connect you to various parts of the city, such as Fitzalan Place, West Grove 2, and West Grove 1. For longer journeys or a quick commute, the railway services are easily accessible, offering a stress-free travel experience such as Dumfries Place, Greyfriars Road GF, and Jothams. Tram stops and subway stations also feature in the vicinity, allowing for smooth and quick rides across Cardiff. The connectivity ensures that students enjoy the benefits of a centrally located home without worrying about travel hassles. This Cardiff University accommodation positions you perfectly for an effortless and connected student life.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

WiFi
Gas
Electricity
Water

Common Amenities

Cinema Room
Private Dining Room
Library
Table Football
Gym
Bike Storage

Cancellation Policies (4)

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    This property requires booking deposit.
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    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for dual occupancy?

Dual occupancy is available on most rooms over 23sqm. Both occupants would need to apply and mention in their application that they are applying for dual occupancy so that the price can be amended. The price would be the total rent plus an additional £50 and then divided by two for each occupant’s weekly cost unless otherwise stated.

Can I book if I'm under 18?

If you turn 18 in the first semester of university, they can accept your booking with no restrictions other than an adult over the age of 18 must be a co-signatory on your tenancy agreement and must accept the terms of it. They can accept under 18s in some of our properties subject to the Policy for Students under the Age of 18.

How do you allocate rooms?

When applying for a room you will be asked a series of questions to determine the type of room/flat that you require, along with any special requests you may have. Please note that special requests cannot be guaranteed except where you have disability as defined and covered under the Equality Act 2010. They will attempt to meet your allocation needs as far as practicably possible, should you have a defined disability. If you have a disability, medical condition or special request that affects your accommodation requirement please inform them in the additional notes section when completing your application, either online or by paper form. You are encouraged to disclose any special requests for your stay such as your preferences regarding culture, religion, sex, gender, etc. to enable them to make an informed decision about your room allocation. Where appropriate, an applicant may be prioritised through the allocation categories as a result of disclosing a disability to them.

Can I live at the management property?

You must be a full-time student to live with them. You can book with them whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer. However, please be aware of their cancellation policy prior to booking should your place at university not yet be confirmed.

Does my rental price include room cleaning?

Room cleaning services are available at some properties for an additional charge, unless stated as being included with the rent.

Are pets allowed?

No pets of any kind are permitted at the property management except registered assistance dogs.

What can I bring?

You can bring most of your belongings but some electricals aren't suitable for the properties. Non UK compliant electricals such as rice cookers are not suitable for use with UK power outlets and this can cause fire risks.

Can I choose who I live with?

If you are applying to live with friends, please ensure that you follow their ‘create application’ link , list the friends that you would like to live with and they will then contact them and make the arrangements for you!

Can I choose my room?

If you follow the ‘book now’ process you can select the room of your choice or you can make special requests within the ‘create application’ route which they will do their best to accommodate, however all requests and subject to availability and conditions.

Can I request to move rooms during my tenancy?

You would need to make a formal request to the accommodation team of the property you are residing in. If you request to move rooms during your tenancy you will also be issued with new documents confirming the details of the room move which you will need to sign or accept online. Should your new room be more expensive, then you and your guarantor shall be liable for the higher rent from the date you are given access to it.

Do you provide Summer Accommodation?

Yes, their summer bookings usually open around March. Keep a look out for pricing and information or contact.

Do I have to move out during the holidays?

Your room is yours for the full contract period and you don’t need to move out during academic breaks.

Can I move in before my contract?

If you wish to arrive earlier than your contract start date, you need to email or call. If early arrival is possible your contract will be adjusted and you will need to accept it then pay the additional charges prior to arrival. Please note, not all requests can be accommodated.

Does my rental price include insurance?

Contents insurance is included at some management properties, which will be shown on the property page and details of the insurance can be obtained from the property manager when you check in. If you wish to confirm whether the property offers contents insurance, please contact the property team directly. Please note they advise taking out contents insurance if it is not included at your property and management is not liable for the loss or damage of your personal belongings and room contents.

Do I need to pay council tax?

If you are a qualifying full time student, you will be exempt from paying Council Tax. You must provide them with your council tax exemption certificate which your university will be able to arrange. If you do not have this when you move in because you have not yet enrolled on your course, please ensure that you bring with you the name of your university and your university student ID number.

Does my rental price include car parking?

On-site car parking is available at some properties, but is not included within the rental price unless explicitly stated and confirmed in writing. Payments for car parking permits are separate to your tenancy agreement. Please speak to the property team if you wish to purchase a car parking space. Car parking spaces are very limited and are strictly on a first-come first-served basis.

How do I pay my rent?

Your rent can be paid in a number of ways: They always recommend making your rent payments through your account page in their web portal. You may also make payment by bank transfer. Please contact your property team directly or request bank details here. Please note, you will never be asked to make a payment to any other bank account for any reason. They do not accept cash payments for any reason.

  • Online via by logging into your student account
  • At the property reception desk
  • By telephone to the property team
  • By bank transfer (please ensure you use your name and student ID as the payment reference). International bank transfers may incur a charge from your own bank, so please make sure you account for this amount.

Can I pay in installments?

If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April. If you don’t have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 1 month prior to your contract start date. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in. Other instalment options may be available.

When do I pay my rent?

If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April. If you don’t have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 1 month prior to your contract start date. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in. Other instalment options may be available.

What's included in my rent?

All utility bills such as gas, electricity, water are included in your rent. Unlimited Wi-fi* is also included. Your TV licence is not included in your rent as this is not classed as a utility and is your responsibility to purchase. All of their properties offer a Wi-fi connection at the stated level** included within the rent and there is no additional charge for use of the on-site internet. Some providers may offer more services and packages at an additional charge which you are under no obligation to use. If you choose to add additional features to your internet package, that relationship is with you and the service provider directly and does not fall under the terms of your tenancy. For information on the speed of your internet connection, please ask your Property Team for more information. *a one off connection fee may apply dependent on property. Please see your property page and your tenancy agreement for more information. ** the internet speed is the maximum stated speed available into the property.

Can I move-in before I pay my rent?

All rent that is due must have been paid when you check in. If you are having difficulties or this will be a problem, please contact the property as early as possible who will assist you.

What if I don't have a UK guarantor?

If you are unable to provide your own UK Guarantor, they recommend the service of Housing Hand you can find further information, prices and how to apply on their website.

Who can be a guarantor?

To be a guarantor you must:

  • Be resident in the UK (or Ireland if Aspen) for a minimum of 1 year
  • Be over 21 years of age
  • Be a homeowner or in full time employment
  • Provide a copy of photographic identification, such as a passport, driving licence or ID badge
  • Provide a copy of proof of your UK address which must be less than 3 months old, such as a utility bill (e.g. electricity, water, gas, telephone), a bank statement or a Council Tax bill.

Do I need a guarantor?

If you wish to pay your rent in instalments, you will need a UK guarantor or an Irish Guarantor for Aspen.

What can I do if my student loan hasn't arrived yet?

You can defer your rent instalments to be in line with your student loan payments if you wish. All requests for deferred payments must be made by 1st August in each academic year to the property team. You will be required to provide evidence of your student loan schedule to the property team in order for the payment plan to be set up. You will be required to pay two weeks rent 14 days prior to your contract start date, which will be deducted from the balance of your first instalment on the agreed date. A one off admin fee of £50 will be charge and payable with the initial 2 week rent payment and this £50 admin fee will not be deducted from the balance of rent due. Please note deferring your rent must be pre-arranged and agreed with the property manager prior to your move in date. If no arrangement has been made, rent is due as per your tenancy agreement.

Do I need a guarantor if I'm a sponsored student?

They may be able to accept sponsors in place of guarantors in some cases, however this depends on the terms of your sponsorship and whether your sponsor is willing to guarantee rent payments. If you are a sponsored student, please contact your chosen property directly to enquire about using a sponsor in place of guarantor.

Can I pay my rent weekly?

Weekly rent payments are not available, however management offers a number of instalment options for students to pay their rent.

When does the discount come off my rent?

All discounts offered will be deducted off your final instalment of rent.

How long does a viewing take?

A viewing usually takes around 15 to 20 minutes, however you can spend as long as you wish viewing the property.

What will I be shown on my viewing?

The property team will guide you around the building and show you the social areas, outdoor spaces and on-site facilities as well as the rooms you would like to see (dependent upon availability). Please be aware that some rooms and apartments that you view may be occupied by the current residents.

I'm in a different country how do I view a property?

They offer a Online viewings for those who cannot view in person. Just click 'Arrange a Viewing' and from there you can choose the Online option and organise a time and date that suits you. A member of the team will skype call you at your arranged time.

What do I need to bring with me?

When you come to pick up your keys you need to bring some photographic ID. To find out what else you may need to bring check out.

Is there car parking facilities for when i move in?

Some properties have car parking facilities available for a small charge, please speak to your property team directly if you would like to reserve car parking.

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Student Accomodations in Cardiff

Cardiff Student Accommodation

Finding suitable Cardiff student accommodation may initially seem daunting and time-consuming. However, the idea is not an unrealistic aspiration for students. Amber has excellent options for Cardiff student accommodation that offer accessibility, the greatest levels of comfort, and convenience. Some of Cardiff's most esteemed universities, including the University of South Wales, Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University, are close to student housing. Depending on your lifestyle and budget, the city offers luxurious and affordable off-campus student accommodation. The student's comfort and convenience are considered when building Cardiff student housing. En-suites, shared rooms, private rooms, apartments, and studios are some options offered to promote convenient and comfortable student living. The search for student housing in Cardiff should be initiated well in advance because there may be a significant demand during the busiest seasons of the year when prospective students fly in from different countries. This city is always bustling with students, and thus, student housing is always in high demand in this area. It offers top-notch private student accommodation in Cardiff, such as Howard Gardens, Zenith, Collegiate Eclipse, Bridge Street Exchange, and many more.

About Cardiff

Wales' capital city, Cardiff, is situated on the country's southern coast. Cardiff is a thriving city with a rich history in the scenic Vale of Glamorgan. The city provides visitors with an enthralling experience with its distinctive fusion of ancient heritage and modern appeal. Cardiff's history began during the Roman era when a fort was built there. Over the years, it developed into a prominent port city, contributing greatly to the Industrial Revolution's coal sector. Cardiff is a flourishing metropolis and a diverse economy today, home to more than 488,000 people. Cardiff Castle is one of the city's most well-known sights. It is a mediaeval castle with beautiful architecture that reflects Cardiff's diverse history, featuring Roman, Norman, and Victorian influences.

The Cardiff Bay region, which previously served as the world's busiest coal exporting port, is another architectural wonder. It has become a bustling waterfront neighbourhood with a marina, stores, eateries, and cultural activities. Cardiff is known to provide an excellent quality of life. The city's diverse culinary offerings, which range from traditional Welsh meals to international cuisine, reflect its multicultural heritage. A centre for performing arts, the Wales Millennium Centre is an architectural masterpiece that regularly hosts a variety of musical and dramatic performances. While St. Fagans National Museum of History provides an immersive experience of the Welsh past, the National Museum of Cardiff exhibits the nation's art, natural history, and archaeology. Students can easily find suitable student houses in Cardiff, which are in close proximity to all these top-notch attractions.

Best student accommodation in Cardiff

Cardiff accommodation goes much beyond serving as a simple place to sleep. It contributes significantly to shaping the student experience by encouraging students to form enduring friendships and fostering a sense of community. It promotes the best learning and personal growth environment by offering essential amenities. Choosing the best private student accommodation in Cardiff is an investment in a rewarding and balanced university experience, setting the stage for academic success and priceless memories. It provides a haven, giving students and their families a sense of security. Wish to know more about the Cardiff student housing scenario, here is Amber’s guide on student accommodation in Cardiff. But before you hop on here, have a look at the budget-friendly student houses in Cardiff that we offer:

  1. Howard Gardens
  2. Zenith
  3. Collegiate Eclipse
  4. Bridge Street Exchange
  5. Vita Student Park Place
  6. Collegiate Crown Place
  7. Collegiate The Neighbourhood
  8. The West Wing
  9. The Bakery
  10. Lumis Student Living
  11. The Neighbourhood

Cost of living in Cardiff

Cardiff provides students with affordable living costs while maintaining the excitement of city life. Students can manage their budgets while enjoying the diverse culinary scene, cultural attractions, and an active student community with reasonable expenses for essentials like food and transportation. Discover a balanced lifestyle in Cardiff, where affordability meets a dynamic atmosphere. £1038-£1293/monthly is the average cost of living in Cardiff as a student. You can also avail of several offers and discounts while booking your student houses in Cardiff with amber helping you save even more! Cardiff is the perfect destination for students seeking an enriching, budget-friendly experience.

  1. Food: £30 - £40 / week
  2. Gas and electricity: £15 - £25 / week
  3. Internet & mobile phone: £15 - £20 / week
  4. Dinner at a restaurant: £10 - £15 / week
  5. Laundry: £5 - £10 / week
  6. Stationery and Textbooks: £10 - £15 / week
  7. Clothing: £50 / month
  8. Travel (buses, trams, trains): £40-£60 / month

Student Travel Cardiff

Wales's transportation system, in general, has the potential to be one of the most well-planned on the planet. Cardiff is no excuse; it is smartly connected to every central transportation system and is easily accessible within walking distance of every university. Students can explore a wide range of transport services in Cardiff, from the world-famous Cardiff ferries to dedicated cycle routes and buses. To assist you, we have listed the city's major transport systems and their average fares. Students should know that these fares may vary from peak to sloppy hours. The student houses listed with amber have one or the other of these transit services available at walking distance.

Train: Cardiff has a dedicated metro rail system that serves Cardiff Central, Queen Street, and nearby town stations. These are train stations that are conveniently connected. So you don't have to be concerned about weekend trips to nearby cities.

Bus: Cardiff's bus network operates 24 hours a day, with over 100 buses running throughout the city. Students can take buses from Cardiff Bus Station near the City Centre to connect Cardiff with Swansea to the west and Newport, Newcastle upon Tyne, Manchester, and London. Hundreds of local bus stops are located throughout the city, catering to local and national travellers. Cardiff's average bus fare is around  £1- £1.20 per day.

Cycling: Cycling is another way to get around the city. You can visit Cardiff's exclusive cycling areas, such as the well-known Bute Park & Garden.

Ferries: The Cardiff ferries run along the River Taff and Cardiff Bay. The city's extensive transit network seamlessly connects with Cardiff's ferry system. This means that students can switch between various modes of transportation, such as buses or trains, in order to get to their destinations.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Cardiff

Cardiff is recognised for its thriving student nightlife. With over 31,000 students enrolled at Cardiff University, the city comes to life after hours. There is a spot to suit every taste and mood, including bustling clubs, cosy pubs, and hip bars. Join your fellow students for spectacular beer crawls and live music performances. Dance the night away in Cardiff at the popular student hangouts listed below. The students should also explore various tourist attractions in the city, including Castell Coch, National Museum Cardiff, etc. Full of character and history, one can also take a stroll through Cardiff Bay. If you are a football fan, then you should definitely catch a game of football at Cardiff City Stadium. For art lovers, the Norwegian Church Arts Centre is a feast for your eyes.

The Live Lounge is one of the most popular hangouts in town and a staple of Cardiff student life. They feature some of the best live music acts, DJs who play until 4 a.m., and a lively atmosphere. What's not to love about this? Enjoy the restaurant and extensive bar, which includes inexpensive drinks. Cardiff University nightlife would be incomplete without a massive party, and Tiger Tiger's seven-party spaces will keep you thoroughly entertained. There's an Ibiza-inspired dance area, a graffitied room from the 1990s, an urban Blanca Bar, and much more. Everyone should go to this wonderland at least once. Clwb Ifor Bach, also known as the Welsh Club, features the best in local music and entertainment. It's a rock club with live, 10-minute acts and dance music only a 10-minute walk from Cardiff University. You can also find numerous student apartments Cardiff options just a few minutes walk from these student hangout spots.

Cardiff Tourist Attractions

Cardiff is located on the River Taff banks, Wales's capital city. It offers a variety of tourist sites that enthral visitors with its rich history and cultural riches. Experience the city's bustling music and arts scene while exploring interactive museums and medieval castles. Cardiff offers visitors of all ages an amazing experience with its stunning parks, shopping districts, and warm Welsh hospitality.

  1. Cardiff Castle
  2. St. Fagans National Museum of History
  3. Principality Stadium
  4. Cardiff Bay
  5. National Museum Cardiff
  6. Cardiff Bay Barrage

Universities in Cardiff

Cardiff is ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for architecture, communication, psychology, the environment, and media studies, with a few top universities including the following:

  1. University of South Wales
  2. Cardiff University
  3. Cardiff Metropolitan University
  4. Cardiff and Vale College
  5. Welsh School of Architecture
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