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Hi my name is kirsty I have enjoyed my time so far at corfe house in Bournemouth, I have moved here from Essex & at first I was nervous about moving away but the staff here are all kind and professional & made me feel welcome here, the social space is lovely and quiet which is good for when I want to study, the rooms here are also nice & spacious, and the location here for buses is good & I also love living by the sea :)

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By member1356167
On 13th April 21

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Hi my name is kirsty I have enjoyed my time so far at corfe house in Bournemouth, I have moved here from Essex & at first I was nervous about moving away but the staff here are all kind and professional & made me feel welcome here, the social space is lovely and quiet which is good for when I want to study, the rooms here are also nice & spacious, and the location here for buses is good & I also love living by the sea :)

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By member1356167
On 13th April 21

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By member1047162 On 6th April 20
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do corfe house allow you to bring guests? how does it Works? thank you
By member1142253 On 17th September 19
Hello, Yes we are allowed the guests 2 days a week basis and on courtesy other flatmates.
By Corfe House On 25th October 19
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What size are the beds at Corfe house? So I can get the right fitted sheets.
By member741792 On 26th August 19
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Where is room 609A
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It's on the 6th Floor
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 21

Great location! You have the best of both worlds, with Poole Harbour a 10 minute walk away and then the beach in Bournemouth. Secure bike sheds, or the bus and train stations on your doorstep, so getting to places is never a problem. Staff at Corfe House are the absolute best! They are easy to approach and helpful with any issues that you might have, from initial moving in queries to knowledge of the surrounding areas. A+++

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th April 21

The team at Corfe House were so lovely and accommodating whilst I was on placement. The studio flat was very comfortable and I would highly recommend living here

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th April 21

Hi my name is kirsty I have enjoyed my time so far at corfe house in Bournemouth, I have moved here from Essex & at first I was nervous about moving away but the staff here are all kind and professional & made me feel welcome here, the social space is lovely and quiet which is good for when I want to study, the rooms here are also nice & spacious, and the location here for buses is good & I also love living by the sea :)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th August 20

Corfe House felt like a second home for me. I was glad and lucky to stay there for my semester exchange. Staff members are very kind and caring, they help you with everything.

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Reply from Corfe House
On 6th August 20

Student Roost have an ethos that your place with us is so much more than just Student Accommodation and to hear that you felt this was your home makes us feel very happy that we fulfilled that part of our vision! Thank you it was a pleasure to be part of your student experience and I am glad that you were so happy here. Customer Service advisor Corfe House.


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th July 20

I am Jane and had student accommodation at Corfe House for about six months. I found Corfe House a great student home. I found the staff professional and approachable. My room was pleasant, had a spacious desk area, and adequate storage space, The kitchen dining area was reasonably spacious with adequate cooking facilities. There was a communal room by reception where students could relax and play games, I am based at Lansdowne and it was good to reach by train- less than a quarter of a mile away, ten minutes journey to Bournemouth, and a few minutes to reach Uni the other end. Aldi and Sainsbury's are close to Corfe House and the town and harbour area is within walking reach. It must be mentioned that Corfe House is less than ten minutes walk away from a beautiful bay with views around the Bournemouth area for miles! The reason I suddenly left was because Bournemouth University became virtual so I returned to the flat I own in East Anglia.

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Reply from Corfe House
On 6th August 20

Thank you very much Jane. We are all very happy that you enjoyed your time at Corfe House although Covid 19 disruppted your stay and indeed University experience. It is often overlooked that we are located in a beautiful part of Dorset's World Heritage Jurrasic Coastlineso the sea is never more than 5 minutes away and many of our flats on the top floors have the advantage of the most stunning views. We are glad this was a friendly and comfortable home from home while you were based in Bournemouth and thank you for mentioning that although this isn't Bournemouth we do have fabulous transport links within 5 minutes of Corfe House. 


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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 16th June 20

Where do I begin with how bad Corfe is! Upon arriving it was dusty and going into the bathroom I was greeted with a PUBE in the toilet bowl! We were given a number to call if we needed assistance. I did this when my room door locked me out and upon calling down to reception for help was rudely told ‘this isn’t a hotel don’t call us when you’ve got a problem in future’. Staff came and went very frequently but often all had the same terrible attitude. I would not have stayed in Corfe if I had a choice and tried to move out, but the only way you can move is getting someone else to move into your room - no one wants to live here! Lifts were often broken or dodgy sounding Hot water was broken for a week in the winter - we were offered 3 shower rooms as compensation between 300 residents! Poole is a nice town, but full of racist old people! You feel you're missing out not being in bournemouth, especially on nights out. Having Aldi so close was nice PREMIUM ROOMS AREN'T WORTH THE £!

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Reply from Corfe House
On 18th June 20

We are delighted to read that you think Poole is a nice town – we wholeheartedly agree. Corfe House is only a short stroll from the pretty quayside and some of our rooms even have waterside views. It is also good to hear that you appreciated the convenience of the supermarket next door, customers often say how handy this is. However, we’re really sorry to hear about your negative experience with a staff member. We have staff on site 24 hours a day with the aim of providing our customers with the very best around the clock service and it is disappointing to read that we have fallen short. We assure you that your comments have been taken very seriously and we would like to learn more about this incident to help us make improvements. If you wouldn’t mind sending us an email so we can investigate the matter it would be greatly appreciated. Corfe.house@studentroost.co.uk We are sorry for the issues experienced with the hot water back in early January. We did have an issue with the hot water pump for 4 days. Many of our residents were away from the property at the time but for those few who remained, we arranged the use of showering facilities at a neighbouring hotel. We understand how inconvenient this was for you but are pleased we were able to offer our customers a temporary solution whilst the emergency repairs were made. We are also sorry that you had problems with the lifts during your stay. We have 2 lifts at Corfe House which are serviced and maintained regularly. As with all machinery, the lifts do require maintenance from time to time. We understand the importance of keeping them running for you, so always ensure that one is kept operational whilst carrying out works on the other and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this caused you. Thank you for choosing to stay with us this year. We really do appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and please rest assured that we will use your feedback to continue to make improvements. We hope you have a lovely summer Regards The Corfe House Team Sarah Parr Bournemouth & Poole City Manager M: 07825 863527 Student Roost Home Park | Lansdowne Plaza| York Road, Bournemouth| BH1 3BW | 01202 001487 Corfe House | Pitwines Close | Poole | BH15 1ED | 01202 649670


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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 28th November 19

If you love having to wake up earlier for a long bus journey to uni, having to travel an hour to see ur friends in other halls, and paying for a cleaner who never cleans ur kitchen, Then Corfe is perfect for u, I love being in a dead town centre and being tired and late for my lectures!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 11th November 19

Takes more than an hour to get to Lansdowne campus, and around 35-50 minutes to get to Talbot campus. Why would they put accommodation for far away, I have wasted so many hours of my life getting to university and Bournemouth town. Cleaner never cleans. Internet just gets disconnected all the time. Some lights in the hallways don't work so it is dark. The location is awful it's unfair to make students pay this much money for rent. POOLE IS FAR AWAY FROM EVERYTHING AND FULL OF CHAVS AND OLD PEOPLE- not a place for a student.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th September 19

Suitable for students who aren't too keen on clubbing - but still some good social spaces and events so it doesn't get too lonely. Location is brilliant as it's close to the high street, shopping centre, quay, bus station, train station; all are within walking distance. Aldi and Sainsbury's are also right next door. Obviously the only downside is the 40min bus journey to campus but you get used to it. Staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Rooms are fresh and clean. Lots of places to store things. Bring a fan as it gets incredibly warm, windows open a decent way to let a fair bit of air in. Just a few random tidbits: The shower might be difficult to get into if you're on the bigger side, a flatmate learned that the hard way. There's a light switch above the bed, curtains block out all light so you'll have a great sleep - but bring a mattress topper (the bed is 4ft). Incredibly quiet, can't hear anything from other rooms or flats. Wifi is just average.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th August 19

I've loved Corfe House. It's a bit far from Uni but thats not too much of a problem unless you want to be clubbing every night. The staff are nice and the rooms are quite big with lots of storage and double beds! If you are in one of the higher up flats you have a great view of the sea too. I would say that if you have bad housemates it isnt the best because you are far away from other people in Poole, but I made friends with people in other flats really easily so it was okay and I guess you can have problems with housemates anywhere.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th June 19

The main downside to this hall would be location. It's a pretty good hall to live in with good staff but far from the others, the university and the town which means a lot of long bus rides if you don't plan on staying in often.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th June 19

Good facilities but too far from the university.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th June 19

Very good learning space although location wise far. Always clean. Positioned with very close access to a shopping mall , sainsbury and Aldi stores.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th June 19

Corfe House is far from Bournemouth, it’s annoying if you’re someone who likes to go out a lot. One thing that you do get that isn’t as common in other student accommodation is a sense of closeness. I had friends all over the building that I would often meet up with, I had some amazing memories from this place. It can make you lonely tho, being far away from the other halls doesn’t help. If you’re prone to depression or anxiety then being confined to corfe can be isolating. Comparatively to the other halls you can stay in, I’d say quality of life is 3rd place. Good kitchen, double bed which is always a bonus and decent staff. Shelley is the cleaner and she is a queen. We love her. If you’re a party animal, this is not your place. If you’re more of a stay at home, house parties and going out occasionally type of folk then I would say go for it. Also Aldi and Sainsbury’s is literally 40 seconds away and there is a Taco Bell which is also kind of cool.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th June 19

Was an overall good year at corfe, location meant it was a pain managing time getting to and from uni/going out in Bournemouth (taxi back from bmouth on a night out was typically £20-25 or £3 for the nightbus). Nice area in Poole though.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 13th June 19

it’s got everything you need. Aldi Sainsbury’s. Minutes away from the high street and shopping centre. Staff are friendly Loads of activities It’s clean if you keep it that way Ideal for nursing students with a poole locality. maintenance takes forever and they rarely knock when entering the flat. Took a whole term for the elevator to be fixed. The place frequently stinks of weed. From outside and in. Ground floor/ first floor regularly smells like rotting garbage. Literally no Parking in the area so good luck if you plan on bringing your car. Can be really noisy due to the railway right next to the building.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th June 19

Nice , comfortable, but slightly small halls that were rather far away from Bournemouth itself. Long bus rides in the morning to lectures and hard to get back to after nights out, overall a 5/10.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th May 19

Corfe House is a great place to live in my opinion. From what I have seen when visiting other halls we have more spacious rooms and even have double beds! The staff are wonderful and always looking for ways to keep students happy. Finally, the location is great as we are in a nice quiet area, Aldi is next door, Sainsbury's across the road and we are 5 minutes for the shopping centre and bus station, which gives you access to anywhere in the Poole/Bournemouth area. I would definitely recommend this accommodation.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th May 19

Corfe is a bit of a distance fro uni but other than that is actually quite a nice place to settle in to your first year if university

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th May 19

Great place to stay. Whilst location is lacking I would defo recommend it as transport is VERY convenient and the rooms are brilliant!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th May 19

It is home away from home... I enjoy the services.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th May 19

Pretty decent all round. Improve upon repair times.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th May 19

Helpful staff, good social experience, great location for shopping and socialising nearby.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th May 19

Thoroughly enjoyed my first year at Corfe House, staff are super friendly and are very helpful. Living next to Aldi is incredible! Would definitely recommend to all students.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd May 19

I like corfe house. The team are friendly and the location suits me nicely

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st May 19

Really enjoyed my stay here. Friendly staff and lots of activities to do

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st May 19

Great accommodation, friendly staff.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 19

I have enjoyed living in corfe the location fits well for placement and the staff are lovely.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 19

Corfe house is a little out of the way but if you aren't fussed about clubbing and nightlife then it is perfect. The staff are helpful and the area is great in the summer. Theres always something going on

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 23rd October 18

Honestly just an awful accommodation! 30 minute bus journey to talbot campus, and even further to Bournemouth, where all the good shops/pubs/clubs are. (There’s absolutely nothing to do in Poole) The long bus journey home after a night out really isn’t convenient either, especially when you think that everyone else has a 5 minute walk home... You’re isolated from all other accommodations, and don’t really feel like your part of the uni. Bournemouth uni are happy to move you somewhere else, but only if you can find someone to take your room, which is impossible as literally no one willingly wants to come here. Corfe is a ghost town most of the time, even on weekends. Can’t wait to finish my first year so I can leave!

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