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Overall good accommodation, close to uni, internet speed isn't too bad. Like other reviewers have said, you don't really get signal in your rooms. Social experience has not been up to scratch, great in the first few weeks, then everything dies down.
s***** cleaning services, unhelpful staff, why would anyone build a new building so s**** that you hear your flatmates snoring trough the walls. Very bad storage space in the rooms. Almost sure I've showered in hot water trough the whole shower maybe 20 times in six months. With the amount of people living here it is really ridiculous that they have so few washing machines. 3 of the smallest elevators for 700 people probably wasnt the smartest solution either. Someone probably also should have informed everyone that you move into the middle of a construction site this year, so you can never sleep longer than 8, which obviously is what you want when you are a student. Now, the construction is done on one side of the building, but it's now a huge parking lot with at least one car alarm going on for an hour every night, so thats also great. it is insane to pay this much to live at such a s**** place, dont do it. On the plus side,great view + good wifi
Jarratt Hall is a great place to live, as its right in the heart of all the shops. However, If you have the bedroom directly next to the kitchen it is horrible. The wall is extremely thin so you can hear literally EVERYTHING so loudly through the wall!
The management team is really have bad services, most of the receptionist person are un-humble, and slow response as well to your room problem. You can hear your neighbour noise easily, it is distrubing. But the place are nice and the location is really strategic, near restaurants and supermarket and of course the university. Once again, truly, the management team is really bad to response your problem, they are not helping. I suggest you to pick victoria hall or private house instead.
I lived here for 3/4 years of my degree - says it all, really. Spacious room with a decent en-suite. Decent sized kitchen with enough cupboards for 2-3 each. 2 fridges supplied and asked for another fridge which we got (excellent maintenance team). In the middle of Selly Oak, next to all the shops, pubs, bars, takeaways and a 5 minute walk to Mech Eng, 10 to central campus (library), and 15 to the north end (Gisbert Kapp/Met & Mat). 2 railway stations - both ~12 minutes walk away.
If you are fine with a lot of noise, bad music, banging of doors, and the smells of burning, onions and garlic, and if you are fine with (especially during winter) it being far too hot because everyone around you turns their heating on full so you don't even need to turn yours on, then this is the place for you. The beds are uncomfortable, the room is big and the shower has terrible temperature controls but excellent water pressure. The Curtains were nasty and dirty so it is probably best to take those down and replace them, the cost of using the washers and dryers is high. There is good access to a lot of the shops that you might want :Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury's, PC World, Poundland, and LOTS of fast food. SOOO.. if you are fine with the noise and the smells and the awkwardness of sleeping on their mattresses and hearing every conversation around you while sweating and feeling disgusted by the cooking smells and you want quick access to aldi then this is the place for you.
Jarratt Hall is fabulous place to live in. It has an amazing connectivity to 2 railway stations and access to multiple pubs, restaurants and shops such as Tesco, Sainsburys and Aldi within a 2 minute walk. My only problem is that there is literally no service within the rooms for our network and the internet that we have been provided with us very suboptimal and often disappears in between, not to forget slow.
A beautiful accommodation site right in the heart of Selly Oak with everything you could need just a couple of minutes walk away. A great sense of community and lovely maintenance guys. Only half of the halls has a TV signal though. Just a 10 minute walks to main campus and 20 minutes to the UoB Selly Oak Drama campus. Perfectly located.
The maintenance team are absolutely amazing and do everything straight away with no charge. We are away from the main Vale Village but a LOT closer to uni and aldi than them and have much bigger kitchens and bedrooms so they tend to be very jealous when coming for pre drinks!! Jarratt has an amazing community feel as it is so self contained so bring lots of orange clothes and be prepared to chant your heart out!