Only for students.
Arofan House is their student residence in Cardiff. Its stylish, safe and surrounded by all the city-centre amenities you could need at university.
Getting to your lectures and seminars will be a doddle because theyre just a 10-minute stroll or so from Cardiff University and the University of South Wales, and a short bus ride from Cardiff Metropolitan University.
The busy Queen Street and St Davids Centre are just a stones throw away for access to the shops, restaurants and bars of Cardiff city.
24 hour support
Post and Parcels Service
Rooms for everyone
Internet and Wi-Fi
En Suite Bathroom
Desk space & storage
plenty of storage space
Traditionally, a little more spacious than their Standard En-suites, with all the same stylish features. Great value for money, these rooms vary in size from 13sqm 15sqm and are available on a variety of different floors so there will always be a room to suit your preferences. Enjoy the privacy of your own en-suite room whilst sharing a stylish kitchen/diner with friends.
Room Amenities: Small double bed, Desk space & storage
Like to keep your place just the way you like it? Why not live in a comfortable studio all of your very own in our student accommodation in Cardiff. Containing all the same features as an en-suite room, just with your very own kitchen dining area too! These great value studios are situated on the ground floor and very limited.
Rooms are between 17m2 and 19m2.
Room Amenities: Small double bed, Desk space & storage, En-suite bathroom, Kitchenette
Share a homely kitchen-diner with other students while enjoying the privacy of your own modern room with a swanky bathroom to match! Sizes of this room type vary, whichever you choose, your room will have plenty of storage space and a small double bed. These great value apartments are on the ground floor and have limited availability. Rooms are between 11m2 and 13m2.
Room Amenities: Small double bed, Desk space & storage, En-suite bathroom
Between 22sqm 27sqm, these Premium Studios are the largest rooms at Arofan House. So if you want to nab the best of the best, dont hang about, we only have a few available. They are spacious enough to live in as a couple as well if you choose the dual occupancy option.
Room Amenities: Double Bed, Desk space & storage, En-suite bathroom, Kitchenette
Next up, you could live in a comfortable studio with all the features of a standard studio, just with a little more space to stretch your legs! You still get the swanky bathroom and double bed but the kitchen dining area will be all yours.
Rooms are between 19m2 and 22m2.
Room Amenities: Small double bed, Desk space & storage, En-suite bathroom, Kitchenette
Looking for something a little larger? A Premium En Suite is available in 15sqm 17sqm but with only a few available, these are sure to be snapped up quickly.
Room Amenities: Small double bed, Desk space & storage
Unless the context otherwise requires, words and expressions defined in your Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement shall have the same meanings in this Cancellation Policy.
Bookings made prior to 1 May 2022
If you sign your Tenancy Agreement prior to 1 May 2022 and you have not collected the keys to your Room, you may cancel your Tenancy, by giving notice in writing or by e-mail to the Residence Manager at the Property, with no penalty up until 1 May 2022. Once they receive such a notice, they will confirm receipt, cancel your Tenancy Agreement and will refund your Advance Rent Payment of GBP 250.00, together with any other payments of Rent you may have made.
Bookings made on or after 1 May 2022
If you sign your Tenancy Agreement on or after 1 May 2022, unless the tenancy agreement has already commenced and you have not collected the keys to your Room, you may cancel your Tenancy, by giving notice in writing or by e-mail to the Residence Manager at the Property, at any time within the period of fourteen (14) days of the date on which you sign your Tenancy Agreement (the Cooling-Off Period). Once they receive such a notice, they will confirm receipt, cancel your Tenancy and will refund your Advance Rent Payment of GBP 250.00, together with any other payments of Rent you may have made.
Bookings made for Semester 2 or 3 starting after the 1 January 2022
If you sign a Tenancy Agreement for a semester booking you may cancel your Tenancy, by giving notice in writing or by e-mail to the Residence Manager at the property, with no penalty up until 8 weeks before the start of your agreement. Once they receive such a notice, they will confirm receipt, cancel your Tenancy and will refund your Advance Rent Payment of GBP 250.00, together with any other payment of Rent you may have made. Unless the Tenancy Agreement has already commenced and if you have not collected your key you may also cancel at any time within the period of fourteen (14) days of the date on which you sign your Tenancy Agreement (the "Cooling-off Period"). During the cancellation Period you may cancel your Tenancy, by giving notice in writing or by e-mail to the residence Manager at the property, Once they receive such a notice, they will confirm receipt, cancel your Tenancy and will refund your Advance Rent Payment of GBP 250.00, together with any other payment of Rent you may have made.
Cancelling outside the Cooling-Off Period
Outside the Cooling-Off Period, you may request to cancel your Tenancy, by notice in writing or by e-mail to the Residence Manager at the Property. However, you will remain liable for the Rent payable under the Tenancy Agreement until a suitable replacement tenant has been found.
Cancelling as you do not receive your visa
If you are not successful in being awarded a visa to travel and study, then they can help. Firstly, hey may be able to transfer you to another one of their residences around the globe if you are going to study elsewhere. If you are not going to study elsewhere or they do not have accommodation available in your new city/town of study, they will release you from your Tenancy Agreement provided the following criteria are met:
One less worry if you don't receive your grades
This is applicable to prospective first-year undergraduate students only
If you are not successful in obtaining your place at your chosen University, then don't worry, they can help. Firstly, they may be able to transfer you to another one of their residences if you are going to study elsewhere. If you are not going to study elsewhere or they do not have accommodation available in your new city/town of study, they will release you from your Tenancy Agreement provided the following criteria are met:
Once they have your request, they will confirm receipt and refund your Advance Rent Payment of GBP 250.00, together with any other rent payments you may have made.
you'll need to pay an advance rent fee which will go towards your second rent payment.
If you're a domestic student or international student with a UK based guarantor, you can pay your rent in 3 or 4 instalments or
you can pay your annual rent in an upfront sum.
Debit Card, Credit Card, and Bank Transfer.
Can I choose who my flatmates are?
You can choose to live with your friends by selecting the same flat number when you book with us. Please note, this is subject to availability, so its best to book early to avoid disappointment!
Do I need to pay a deposit?
They don't take deposits for any of their student accommodation. Instead you'll need to pay an advance rent fee which will go towards your second rent payment.
Do you provide female only accommodation?
Yes, if you prefer to have a single gender flat just speak to their residence support team when you book with us. This is subject to demand and flat availability so wed recommend getting in touch as early as you can.
What is a guarantor and why do I need one?
A guarantor is someone who agrees to pay your rent if youre unable to, for example one of your parents or a close relative. If youre unable to meet rent payments please speak to your support team, well only contact your guarantor to pay rent as a last resort if you cannot meet the agreement of your tenancy.
What do I do if I’m an international student and don’t have a guarantor?
If youre an international student and would like to pay your rent in instalments, youll need a UK based guarantor. If this isnt possible, you can still book a room, but youll have to pay your rent in an upfront annual sum instead.
Do I need to be a full-time student to book a room?
They can only accept full-time students. Get in touch with them if you have any questions.
Is there an age limit for booking?
To live with them whilst studying at University, you will need to be 18 or older.
Can I personalise my room?
As long as you are able to return it to its original state on check-out or you will be recharged for any damages. Check out their blog for ideas of how you can personalise your room without nails, glue or leaving marks on the wall.
Where can I smoke?
They don't allow smoking inside your residence, but you're free to smoke outside.
Can I keep a fridge in my room?
Additional fridges are only allowed in your room if they are for the purpose of storing prescribed medication.
Can I bring a pet?
They love fluffy animals but they do not allow tenants to bring pets into the building.
Are there spare rooms for visitors to stay in?
No, unfortunately, their residences are filled to the brim with fun-loving students every year.
If I don’t get on with my new flatmates can I change rooms?
They want to make sure that you love your experience living with us, so if you find you're not getting on with your new flatmates it may be possible to change rooms subject to availability. Get in touch with your resident team for more information.
What happens if something in my flat breaks or doesn’t work?
Their friendly maintenance team is always on hand if something in your flat breaks or doesnt work. Just fill in a maintenance request form and hand it into reception.
Can I have friends or family to stay?
Of course, as long as you are in the flat whilst they visit. They recommend friends and family only stay a maximum of 2 or 3 nights and that you let your flatmates know before they arrive.
Are the social spaces always open?
You can book out some of the social spaces on offer in their accommodation, but most of their common areas are open 24 hours a day unless alternative opening hours are advertised.
Are there any social events for residents?
They host socials all year round for you and your flatmates to enjoy; from spiritual and cultural get-togethers, to fitness events and much more.
Is wifi included?
Yes, they offer high-speed 100MB broadband and Wi-Fi as standard in all rooms, and its also available in their social spaces and communal areas.
What equipment is in the gym?
The residences that include a gym on site have free weights and/or weight training equipment, cardiovascular equipment and yoga mats. Some of their properties also have fitness suites with more specialised equipment or dance/yoga studios!
Can I have parcels delivered to my building?
Their reception team is always on hand to accept your parcels and signed-for items so you never miss a delivery. Well also send you an email reminder when your package is ready for collection.
Do we get a cleaner?
Some of their student properties offer weekly or bi-weekly kitchen & living area cleaners, but in others youre expected to maintain your shared spaces and rooms yourself. All of their communal areas are cleaned regularly.
How secure is the bike storage?
Most of their bike storage is inside their secure properties, so only residents can gain access. However, in some residences their bike storage is outside on campus and where possible away from the main streets. In all cases, they recommend using a secure bike lock for extra security.
Is there parking for students on site?
Some of their residences have parking on site for you to use during your stay with us. Check their residence pages or get in touch for more information.
What appliances are included in your flat when you arrive?
The appliances included in your flat depend on the type of room or residence you book with. Check out their residence pages for more information or get in touch with their residence team.
Where do I do my washing?
They have on-site laundry facilities for you to use whenever you need during your stay.
What documents do I need to check in?
When you check in well need to see a copy of your ID, and also recommend bringing a printed copy of your tenancy agreement with your signed guarantor forms.
What time can I arrive the day I move in?
Some of their residences will let you to move in at any time on set days, whereas others will give you a time slot. Well be in touch closer to your move-in date to give you more information!
Where can I park when I’m unpacking?
When your move-in date approaches, well be in touch to advise where you can park nearby to unload your belongings.
Is it okay to arrive out of hours on the day I move in?
If you need to arrive out-of-hours please let your residence support team know with as much notice as possible to make sure were available to help.
Can I move in before my contract starts?
In many cases, they can allow people to move in early at a daily rate, but you will need to contact the residence team to check.
How many instalments can I pay my rent in?
If youre a domestic student or international student with a UK based guarantor, you can pay your rent in 3 or 4 instalments. Alternatively, you can pay your annual rent in an upfront sum. In special circumstances, get in touch with your residence support team to talk about what other options are possible.
Can I pay rent by bank transfer?
They ask students to pay their rent through their booking portal as it is safer and more efficient, but in some instances you may be able to pay by bank transfer provided you have spoken to your residence support team first.
Are there any extra bills I have to pay?
Water, gas and electricity are all included in your rent, so theres no need to worry about paying utility bills on time.
Do I have to pay council tax?
No - full time students don't need to pay council tax, so there's no need to worry about extra costs.
Can I move out early?
Yes - Provided you find a replacement tenant for your room, then you can get in touch with your residence support team to discuss the details.
Is there always a member of staff available on site?
They aim to have staff available 24 hours a day, so if you ever have a request, a member of their resident team can help you day or night.
How safe is the accommodation?
Most of the entrances to their accommodation buildings are access controlled as well as monitored by CCTV 24 hours a day, and all flat doors are all key controlled. They also aim to always have resident teams on site should you ever need extra support.
Is the building regularly inspected for fire safety?
The safety of their students is very important to us. They have fire alarm tests and inspections on fire safety practices regularly across all of their residences.
What payment options are available for international students?
If you have a UK based guarantor you can pay your rent by instalments. Alternatively, you can pay your annual rent upfront in a lump sum.
Can I stay over the summer holidays?
Some of their student residences offer summer lets as well as tenancy extensions, but this is subject to availability. For more information, get in touch with your residence team or find out more here.
What do I do if I’ve booked a room, but can’t get a visa?
Please get in touch with your resident support team and they can cancel or postpone your tenancy depending on what works best for you.
Do I need to bring my own bedding?
Yes - they don't provide any bed linen in their flats as they find students like to personalise their rooms. Check out their blog for room tips and ideas. Please note, this may be different for summer bookings. Contact their residence teams for more information!
Can I be picked up from the airport?
Unfortunately, they don't offer airport pick up services for international students, you'll need to make your own travel arrangements to and from the property.
Is contents insurance included?
Yes, contents insurance is included in your tenancy agreement, so your belongings are protected throughout your stay with us. You will receive more information about this when you check-in.