3.68 / 5

3.68 / 5

Marlborough Reviews

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#10 out of 16 halls at University of Bath

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Great en-suites, terrible ventilation, squeaky beds, thin walls (you know what I'm talking about). Terrible kitchen, great internet, not enough space for corridor football, good views, lift smelt like bins throughout the year, great desks, crap mattresses, conveniently close to lectures, a nice balance between the posh quads and the slums of Eastwood and Westwood, grass outside is ideal for a snowball war, you can fit someone's whole bedroom contents on the outside landing and plug it all in, if you pull, telling them you live in Marlborough won't make them run away, near to the bus stop for the last minute dash to make it to ponana.

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By member622055
On 28th April 16

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Woodland Court#6
Solsbury Court#7
Pulteney Court#8
Brendon Court#9
Marlborough#10
Eastwood#11
John Wood Court#12
Westwood#13
Polden Court#14
Osborne House#15

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Great en-suites, terrible ventilation, squeaky beds, thin walls (you know what I'm talking about). Terrible kitchen, great internet, not enough space for corridor football, good views, lift smelt like bins throughout the year, great desks, crap mattresses, conveniently close to lectures, a nice balance between the posh quads and the slums of Eastwood and Westwood, grass outside is ideal for a snowball war, you can fit someone's whole bedroom contents on the outside landing and plug it all in, if you pull, telling them you live in Marlborough won't make them run away, near to the bus stop for the last minute dash to make it to ponana.

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By member622055
On 28th April 16

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CampusMain Campus
PostcodeBA2 7PA
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms165
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th December 16

Good accomodation, bedroom is well stocked with a fully functional ensuite, kitchen is a little small but has everything you would need, do miss a sofa though!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th December 16

Great location and modern, but social space/kitchen and en suites are somewhat lacking

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th April 16

Conveniently situated, close launderette and spacious rooms. Lacks social space though e.g. no lounges

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th April 16

Great en-suites, terrible ventilation, squeaky beds, thin walls (you know what I'm talking about). Terrible kitchen, great internet, not enough space for corridor football, good views, lift smelt like bins throughout the year, great desks, crap mattresses, conveniently close to lectures, a nice balance between the posh quads and the slums of Eastwood and Westwood, grass outside is ideal for a snowball war, you can fit someone's whole bedroom contents on the outside landing and plug it all in, if you pull, telling them you live in Marlborough won't make them run away, near to the bus stop for the last minute dash to make it to ponana.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd November 15

Pretty poor value for money when you consider the similar prices for Woodland and Quads when they have TVs in their rooms, social space (Quads) and double beds (Woodland). Good location as is close to the parade, bus stop and gym. Cleaning is poor, rooms only get cleaned every 6 weeks and we're not even provided a hoover to clean them ourselves in the meantime. The cleaner for the kitchen tends to come in at lunchtimes (not ideal when you're in a rush to eat between lectures and she won't let you in the kitchen!). There is no common room or social space and the kitchens are tiny so there's no rooms to have friends over for predrinks or to get to know the rest of Marlborough. Also the WiFi is temperamental in certain rooms where it constantly cuts in and out... Kind of a joke when you're paying £150 a week. On the plus side there's only 7 people per kitchen so it doesn't get too crowded when cooking and the storage space is ok. Also, the bedrooms are quite big

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th November 15

Really nice and modern but lack of social space.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 15

Nice room,great location, but wish my flat had been bigger and we had a lounge!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

Great to have an ensuite but lacked a lounge social area.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th November 15

Flats in Marlborough are all newly refurbished and in a great location on campus. Great for socialising or for staying in.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th November 15

Eduroam (the wifi netowrk) just keeps going on and off every now and then. The bathroom actually is just a sower head with a toilet seat.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th November 15

I love living in Marlborough - the rooms are pretty spacious (and have mood lighting which is just awesome) with an en suite too. There's generally 7 people to a flat which is a great number with enough people to make it not too awkward if you don't get on with anyone but not too many that it's crowded. It's in a great spot on campus, literally opposite the Chancellor's building where loads of lectures happen, and with the Limetree cafe, sports village and bus stops only a minute's walk away too. If you don't mind paying a bit extra for quality accommodation it's definitely worth it.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th November 15

Rooms are a good size and have some nice features (mood lighting!) and en-suite is a bonus. Good location with easy access to Parade and the rest of campus. Lack of social space is evident after visiting the Quads but it doesn't stop everyone from congregating in kitchens etc to hang out.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th November 15

Nice mood lighting. Decent kitchen, uncomfortable seating - no sofa

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th November 15

Great facilities and friendly group of people

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th November 15

Better now it has been refurbished

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th October 15

Marlborough bedrooms are great. There's plenty of space and shelving (and mood lighting - a priority of course!) as well as a good sized bathroom. The rooms don't look old or worn as they were just refurbished this summer so you don't feel freaked out about the amount of people who lived there first. The kitchens are a good size for the amount of people in the flat (usually 7 but sometimes 5). You get two sinks between you which is better than a lot of the other halls! Plenty of cupboards and fridge space which is handy. Right by the lime tree and bus station. Not the closest halls to the lectures but better quality than the ones closer by! Nothing's too far on campus anyway so it's not really a problem at all.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st October 15

Marlborough is the best hall ever! The location is so super close to absolutely everything on campus; the kitchen is brand new and the rooms are newly refurbished, homely and ideal for studying or chilling in! We lack a designated common room, however, the kitchen is still a fab social space.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th September 15

Right on campus so it's really quick to get everywhere (10 minute walk max) and they've been done up this year so they're a lot better than last year. Really bad, slow wifi and no real common areas unlike in Quads.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th July 15

Great accommodation complex! Small kitchen groups allow you to get to know your flatmates properly, and the twice weekly kitchen clean is really useful.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Great hall - perfect mixture. En suites are spacious and bright, the rooms are also a good size with a big desk. Kitchen is shared between seven which is a good number, cleaners come regularly and do a thorough job of the kitchen. Right in the heart of the uni, right next to the chancellors building. Good value for money and they are re doing the social spaces currently to improve them.

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