|115 Queen's Road||#13|
New hall near the University of Bristol
Everything is new - opened September 2017!
Luxury furnishings and a range of social spaces
And it's only 23 minutes from the University of Bristol
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Waverley this year seems to be the most social out of the three Riverside accomodations...Everyone is super friendly and down-to-earth! It was very social during freshers with loads of flat parties/pres - so was easy to make friends with people. My flat didn't bond straight away but gradually we've become closer over time - so don't rush anything! Rooms are great value for money - especially when compared to pricey Orchard Heights - as our rooms are bigger and still modern with small double beds too. Lots of storage space - big wardrobe and storage under bed as well. Location wise it's perfect if you want to be close to both Uni and all the clubs/shops. (Big asda is a 15 min walk too!) Though, there's not as much of a community feel as you'd get in Clifton/Stoke Bishop as naturally we're all a lot more independent in the city centre - which isn't always a bad thing! Most people had Riverside as their second choice but have grown to love & prefer it :)
Initially when I moved in it was great. And then, starting in October, there was construction 8 am to 5 pm with noise above legal noise limits. The walls would shake and you could feel the vibrations in the floor. After many complaints and petitioning the university, they changed the hours to 10 am to 2 pm, so gracious of them -_-. We still have not received any compensation in spite of the fact that we pay the same amount as the other Riverside buildings who could not hear the construction. The social events often do not have enough food or space for everyone, even though we all payed a social fee. The cleaners don't come on schedule, the fire alarm goes off randomly like once a week for no reason, the elevators are never all working at the same time (my flatmate was stuck in the lift for an hour), maintenance requests go ignored, and random maintenance people walk in often yet nothing gets fixed. It's definitely not worth how nice the pics look.
Double beds is a positive, but constant building work from 7am-6pm causing the walls and floors to shake. Quite expensive for what it is and better Social spaces are in the Rackhay across the road rather than in the building itself
Waverley house is in a great location as it's so close to everything being in the city centre. The flats are really modern and bedrooms are all a great size - you get a double bed! However it's quite pricey to say you don't get an en suite or even a sink in your room and the common room is pretty small so isn't as social as other accommodations. But I have loved living here despite this!