Written on: 14/06/2013 by WilsonCH (1 review written)
As with most things you get out of it what you put in, people have had issues with things being quiet but then you are in a place with 300 plus other people so finding a social side of things isn't a problem for those with a mind to find it, or conversely it is a great place to sit and actually work for second years or those who are serious about study.
The rooms are solidly built with thick walls and double glazing they are well sized (for halls of residence) and equiped with plenty of sockets and so forth.
Everything is close by and most students with travel to the shops that are on the doorstep for food shops and the two main unis are 15 mins away on foot so you can hardly argue there about location.
Pricing is the best by far of all the halls I have seen with comparable ones being roughly £30 a week more if uni owned thanks to that very handy bathroom all to yourself no matter the room package you go for.
Most of the reviews seem to have been placed before the new managers came into play and things have perked up drastically with dedicated office staff and full time on site maintenence and cleaning throughout the week who have invested huge sums of money and time recently in adressing many of the issues that people seemed to have problems with.
The attitude of the staff is relaxed and friendly and whilst if you have a problem with anything they are happy to help or if you have speakers going full blast at 3am they will come and say turn it down respect the fact that tennants there are adults and treat them as such with no meddling and the assumption that as a student you are bound to have ruined the room or something similarly terrible.
There is a communal space with free telly and sofas provided in every flat that often served as a space to have friends round for a couple of drinks or just watch the rugby as a flat rather than the pricy option of a trip to the pub too!
Having lived here for a year it is easily the best halls I have seen and it was not just the £400 saved with a rebooking package that drew me to stay again.