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The Bessborough Apartments

2.5 Star Rating
380 Assiniboine Ave, Winnipeg Manitoba
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Overall Rating based on 4 Reviews
2.5
2.5 Star Rating

Management
2.5 Star Rating
Heating
4.3 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
2.8 Star Rating
Laundry
2.7 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
2.2 Star Rating
Storage
3 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
2.5 Star Rating
Quietness
3.2 Star Rating
Safety
2.5 Star Rating
Hot Water
4.7 Star Rating
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October 01, 2017
3.0
3 Star Rating

Management
3 Star Rating
Heating
5 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
4 Star Rating
Laundry
2 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
3 Star Rating
Storage
4 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1 Star Rating
Quietness
5 Star Rating
Safety
2 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Lived here for 2 years. No problems for the first year. Quiet, cleanish, affordable rent, landlord is nice and does all he can to help. 6 months before our lease is up all hell breaks loose. I'm sure it's been an issue for a while but cockroaches and bedbugs became a huge issue fast in our suite. Sprayed twice for roaches and once for bed bugs (cockroach issue seemed to have been resolved but we moved out before any other bed bug treatment took place). I suppose in a large apartment building in the heart of downtown bedbugs are kind of a package deal... it sucked though, costed us big bucks to heat treat all items to ensure we didn't bring anything with us. Again, landlord is very helpful and good at his job. Rental agency isn't bad, they do spray and they seem to be doing their best. Bedbugs are just so hard to beat. Overall, if you can avoid living downtown where bedbugs and cockroaches are rampant, DO IT.
smoking_rooms No Smoking Allowed
pets No Pets Allowed
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August 24, 2017
2.7
2.7 Star Rating

Management
3 Star Rating
Heating
5 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
2 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
3 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Storage
1 Star Rating
Hot Water
4 Star Rating
Quietness
5 Star Rating
Safety
2 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
Was promised the place would be repainted, didn't repaint. There's sunflower seeds painted into the walls from the last time they decided to paint the suite. Suite got bed bugs, and got sprayed 2 weeks later. Still waiting on confirmation that the bugs are gone. Quiet place, nice neighbors, decent landlord. Damage one to the suite takes forever to be completed, have to hound management to get things fixed half the time. Smith states no pets no parties but the apartment building has both pets and parties.
smoking_rooms Smoking Allowed
pets Pets Allowed
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May 08, 2016
3.3
3.3 Star Rating

Management
3 Star Rating
Heating
3 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
4 Star Rating
Laundry
3 Star Rating
Parking
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
4 Star Rating
Storage
4 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
5 Star Rating
Quietness
2 Star Rating
Safety
5 Star Rating
Hot Water
5 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I've lived here for 8 years, in a couple of different units. The only major issue we had was cockroaches last year, which took me being a major pain in the butt for about 6 months to have it resolved. They were coming from nearby units, and I kept on management until they finally resolved the issue. However, it was a city wide issue at the time, and new windows had just been installed, which the pest control company said probably caused them to come out of the walls.

Afterwards, I demanded new flooring in the kitchen and new countertops, and I received both.

No, there's no AC. It's a building from the 20s. But a window unit for $100 and you're set.

Yes, it's downtown. Yes, it's totally safe. Most people here are young professionals or older folks, who have lived here for decades.

There's a lot of noise, but what do you expect in a busy downtown neighbourhood?

Walking distance to everything great; excellent location.

Every maintenance issue has been dealt with efficiently.

I'm not sure why the other reviewer had such a bad time with it, but apart from the bug issue, which was fixed (large part thanks to me), the building is fine.
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September 14, 2015
1.0
1 Star Rating

Management
1 Star Rating
Quietness
1 Star Rating
Cooling
1 Star Rating
Maintenance
1 Star Rating
Safety
1 Star Rating
Neighbourhood
1 Star Rating
Cleanliness
1 Star Rating
Reviewer says...
I didn't live here long.
The only good thing is that it was affordable and cats were allowed.
There were insects coming from under the fridge. The suite was not cleaned or sprayed for bugs. When I brought it to the attention of the caretakers and management they denied there was an issue.
The suite inspection was done without me and my co-signer present, even though we had set an appointment.
The screens, I was told were replaced and brand new, but they were obviously old and had huge tears. My cats were trying to escape through the holes in the screens. There is no air conditioner so you have to leave the windows open during summer.
It's water heat and there were water bugs everywhere.
The caretakers were nice at first, but when it came down to addressing issues they didn't want to believe you or do anything about it. When I broke the lease they became very hostile. Management wasn't very understanding or compassionate to any issue we had.
The neighborhood is downtown near Manitoba Housing. You hear sirens all the time, gun shots and rowdy people. Not family friendly at all. Even in your suite, you feel unsafe. Actually, I feel safer outside. It's terrifying.
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