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Hoola, E16

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4.06 Rating (based on 31 reviews) 31 reviews
Hoola is a residential development by HUB Residential comprising of 360 apartments across two multi-storey towers. There are multiple transport links nearby including access to the DLR via Royal Victoria station only a 6-minute walk away as well as the nearby Emirates Air Line across the River Thames. Read more

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4.19
Facilities
4.16
Design
4.03
Location
3.97
Value
3.7
Management

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Helpful concierge service, terrible estate agency in charge.

The flat is spacious with a nice layout. The storage space is good enough and the soundproofing is very good as well. The flat has a great insulation system which keeps it very warm in winter.
The development is very well managed and nicely kept, with a lounge are with sitting space which is always clean and tidy.
The concierge service is very helpful and responsive, whereas the Strawberry Star estate agency provides a terrible service.
The residents are part of a Facebook group which is nice and creates a sense of community within the neighbours, which are also very friendly.

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The area is quiet and quite nice for commuting. There is a good selection of bars and restaurants, as well as shops and grocery stores. It is convenient for transportation links with a nearby DLR station, and the area is failry safe as well.

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Some flats are used as Air BnB, and some of their guests hold parties. That’s a major issue soncee we never know who to reach out to in such cases.

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Well connected and relaxed

So we’ve had problems with how the flat has been delivered, there were issues with the construction being shoddy. I also think the management are really rude, however the view is amazing and it’s so close to the river.

The best thing is the view of the river and canary wharf.

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I like being close to the river

I don’t like the fear of gangs and violence

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I wish I’d know about the exterior and not being able to use the balcony.

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Nice looking development but low quality details

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The design of the development is nice and there is a beautiful view from all the levels. The quality, however, is mediocre and there is many small breakages all over the building and inside the flat. Whenever I need a repair I usually reach out to the management which provides a useful and efficient service.
The flat has a nice layout and it’s fairly insulated in winter, the soundproofing is efficient as I don’t ever hear anything from other flats.

I would change the location of the development and make in closer to a tube station.

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The area is quiet and realtively safe. There is a nearby DLR Station which provides a good enough link with the City.
There is a small Tesco and a Nisa local in the area and a fair amount of cafes and restaurants as well.

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How hard it is to walk around the area since the big roundabouts and highways are difficult to cross

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Modern

My apartment is warm. My apartment design is modern and large. It is divided for 3 people and consists of 2 bedrooms. i have floor to ceiling windows which provides us with great sunlight throughout the day.
Unfortunately it gets quite hot and the windows don’t open very wide so it limits the air indoors.

I chose this development because I wanted to live close to my work which is a 15 min walk away from my apartment.

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Likes
Safe Neighbourhood
beautiful scenaery
great transport links into the city
great activities nearby

Dislkes
loud noises due to aeroplanes
gets very windy
no large supermarkets in the area

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I wish i knew there was Limited parking for visitors

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Nice area, no parking

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The development us well-designed and modern. The building management did a good job. There is no noise coming from other apartments. The London city airport is near by and it is still quiet in my apartment.

There is an overnight security available, a concierge and gym. Maintenance and cleaning staff are doing great job for keeping the common areas clean and safe.

It would be nice to have a bigger playing ground around the development.

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The area is very nice, good for transport.
It’s social with many restaurants.

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It turned out that they only had a few parking spaces available and after I moved in none were avaialable.

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Peaceful and conveniant

I live here in my friends flat so it’s pretty good for me, it’s a nice place as it’s quite peaceful and well connected with the dlr station nearby. I don’t really have any complains other than than the aeroplanes.

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I like it being quiet and modern

I don’t like the noise of the airplane

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There’s nothing I can think of, I researched before I moved in

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Design
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Amazing development

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Love how fresh the air is in my apartment. It is modern
With an open plan. To personalise my apartment space i have added my own furniture and artwork as well as re painting the walls.
I would however love a bigger balcony.

The building management respond very quickly and provide excellent customer care.

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Likes
modern
easy transport links
beautiful secenery

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It is exactly what I was sold and i am very content and wouldnt change anything about it.

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Facilities
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Design
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Location
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5
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Great development, low choice on supermarket

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The development is well managed and nice looking. Inside the flat has a nice layout and the fittings are of good enough quality. The insulation is great, in winter I hardly need to switch the heating on and the soundproofing is very good as well. In case of breakages or issues I email the agency which is very responsive and provides quick service.

There is a gym within the development which I don’t use it.

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The area is quiet and safe, with DLR station nearby and at walking distance from Canning Town which has the tube service as well. So it’s quite convenient for links to central London and surrounding areas.
In terms of amenities there is a limited choice of supermarkets and I don’t always find what I need so I have to travel to nearby areas to get a more varied choice.

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How limited was the choice of grocery stores and how expensive the barber shops are compared to nearby areas such as Canning Town.

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Design
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Location
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Lovely building, noisy neigbours

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The building is well designed and modern. However, there’re a lot of faults in the apartments. They try to fix it but but couldn’t do it. The drain pipes are vibrating and create noice because of the wind. I had to fix this myself.
The taps break easily and the heating is not functional.
The gym is too small for all the residents here.

I chose this development because I really liked the way the development was designed.

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I have been living in the area since the 80s and i really lile it. It is a safe area with many nice restaurants around.

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I was not aware that flats would be rented through airBnB. Usually the people that rent it are very noicy and have parties.

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Fabulous

The area of this building is fabulous, I have an amazing view from my flat , I can look at the river, new buildings, the emirates airline make the view superb .
The area is quite and very safe, it is very relaxing and I am glad to raise my children down here.
The flat itself is very spacious and good looking.
As my first flat I am 100% glad with my decision.

I would change the bathroom’s floor as the one the flat has is hard to mop.

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Likes
amazing views
dlr is very convinent
easy commute

Dislike

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Thr bathroom floor is very coarse you cant use a mop to clean it

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Location
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