Murano was actually a lot better than I expected, having only read terrible views online. I had a lovely experience, although I think that was mainly because of my flatmates, which I was very luck with. I lived in a large flat (12 people), and it was quite newly redone, at least the kitchen, and clean. I was lucky with this as well, however - some of my friends living in 4 person flats had really old, disgusting kitchens overall; then again, some are completely redone recently, and have much cleaner facilities and nicer bedrooms, so it all comes down to whether or not you are lucky, I suppose. The main negative thing about Murano is the location - although it is close to a very large grocery store, so that is definitely a bonus which many other halls don't come with. Basically, the area that Murano is located in is known for being a dangerous place to live/walk - and not even only late at night; when I lived there, a girl was attacked right by the residences by a man she didn't know in broad daylight. Murano does have a nice study area, though, which I greatly benefitted from.