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The hall is surprisingly expensive at nearly £5000 a year with a shared bathroom, single beds and it is self catered, sharing the kitchen with 9 people. The kitchen is always a mess too and even the cleaner sometimes doesn't clean it so we have to, which we didn't think we would have to do. However, it is on campus so is in a good location and is good for first year students to socialise.

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By member66949
On 24th April 15

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The hall is surprisingly expensive at nearly £5000 a year with a shared bathroom, single beds and it is self catered, sharing the kitchen with 9 people. The kitchen is always a mess too and even the cleaner sometimes doesn't clean it so we have to, which we didn't think we would have to do. However, it is on campus so is in a good location and is good for first year students to socialise.

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By member66949
On 24th April 15

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CampusCanterbury Campus
PostcodeCT2 7FH
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms657
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th December 16

Great value for money and in a nice location

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th November 16

great place, poor placement of like minded students

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th September 16

This is everything I hoped living in uni accommodation would be. The location is in my opinion the best on campus, with the main uni bus stop, Venue and main campus all a short walk away. The accommodation itself was great. A good size kitchen with enough space for a dining table and two sofas. The single rooms are quite spacious with a huge desk and lots of shelving storage. Even the ensuite wetrooms which I was a bit apprehensive about was really useful. As for the social side, use freshers week to your advantage and knock on everyone in your flat/blocks door, and maybe host a house party to meet everyone. Admittedly Keynes is quite expensive, for example is the same price as the new Turing accomadation. However (for me anyway) being a lot closer to campus made Keynes more desirable and I'm so happy I made the decision to choose Keynes.

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

Keynes is very expensive but facilities are ok. They should have locks on cupboards in the kitchen so people do not steal your food! And in the bathroom the water goes everywhere due to it not having a step to seperate it from the floor

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th January 16

Great location, rather expensive. food could use a bit more variety. No real common room to use for more people, which is a big drawback.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th November 15

Considered on it's own? Extortionate. Considered against the other grotesquely overpriced colleges? Better than splashing an extra grand on a built in microwave in Turing and certainly better than pissing thousands of pounds up the wall to live in HM Prison Rutherford. Go hard or go home, (just not Turing hard).

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th November 15

Had the best experience in Keynes halls! Excellent location if you have a 9am at Keynes (or even Marlowe or Eliot)! And of course 3 minutes away from venue! Also great for those who enjoy woodys and parkwood housparties!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th November 15

Very nice, clean and spacious rooms. Catered food is also really good!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th November 15

It is quite expensive. Yes the food is included and the quality is mediocre but the rooms are quite small. The kitchen is pretty disappointing compared to other halls. I understand we are provided with food but a small room with 6 chairs, a microwave and a small communal fridge is not called a kitchen.

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

Sort the wifi out and it's perfect

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 15

I'm so glad I'm paying the obscenely high price for Keynes. I have an en suite and my room is almost the size of the one I have at home, plus the bed is bigger. I have lots of desk and shelf space in my room, as I do in the kitchen. The kitchen is shared with 7 other people but I wish they would give us personality tests or something before we moved in so I could have ended up with people I get along with, but that's the only drawback. Overall Keynes flats are brilliant!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th October 15

So much space in the kitchen and bedrooms with lots of storage space for your belongings. En-suite facilities are really great and of a high standard with a good working shower! Kitchen is large and great area to hang out with friends, especially for pre drinks as there is a large table and sofa area to chill out in. Facilities in the kitchen are easy to use, with two of everything! Overall, loving this acccomodation as its so easy to make yourself feel at home and also has good social life!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th October 15

Right next to my lectures, staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Great value for money.

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

The room is big. The flat is clean. There's plenty of space in the kitchen/ communal area and any problems were quickly solved

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th September 15

It is quite expensive but nice rooms as well as very convenient and social. Be careful as they tried to charge me for things that were already broken when I moved out despite reporting it when I moved in they did nothing about it. Some of the facilities are bad particularly sofas and seating in the kitchen that constantly falls apart.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15

It's a lovely hall but the cleaning staff sometimes just didn't show up or were busy and didn't offer any alternatives

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th April 15

expensive but worth it, the only downside is no lift, the rooms are a good size, sofas in the common room, good location on campus.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15

If your lucky enough to get a double room then it is the best campus on accommodation.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

The hall is surprisingly expensive at nearly £5000 a year with a shared bathroom, single beds and it is self catered, sharing the kitchen with 9 people. The kitchen is always a mess too and even the cleaner sometimes doesn't clean it so we have to, which we didn't think we would have to do. However, it is on campus so is in a good location and is good for first year students to socialise.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

most expensive accommodation on campus at the time, mainly due to it's proximity to it + it's newness. similar flats were available in parkwood but for around £1500 less!!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15

Great rooms, shame that the social space was tiny, but we all crammed in anyway and got drunk!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th April 15

Big kitchen with an area to socialise and have people over, the en suites are kept clean by staff and rooms are big with lots of desk space.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15

Best halls at Kent but the price is prohibitive for many

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

Some of the best memories of my time at uni happened in these halls, good times but pretty expensive, I would still fork out those grands to do it all again mind you.

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

I absolutely love living in Keynes; having an en suite and the kitchen as it is, is so worth the extra expense.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Nice and clean flats, not worth the money paid

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Was alright, made good friends. Meh food and my room got flooded

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

Great location and very near most things, quick and easy to get to places and basically the best accommodation on campus, Uncatered though! Catered is a little different...

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd April 15

Clarify part catered keynes. So the en suite was great. The room is small but storage is quite good.The food at dolce is good...Rutherford weekend food not so good. Socially You can get stuck with people you really hate or you all get along. Pot luck. No common room so you may be stuck in your corridor/room.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd April 15

Great.. nice girls... poor insulation when you bring someone over

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

Hated every single minute. Live off campus, so much better...

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th March 15

At nearly £6500 per teaching year, I shouldn't expect to be able to move floor tiles in the bathroom by hand. Cleaners are friendly but can be inconsistent with what has been cleaned. The path between Keynes Block and the bus stop is partly made of honeycomb tiles (which are useless in the winter as the dirt/rain from the middle of each tile creates a mud bath) could be improved, compared with the new paths around Turing Block, this pathway isn't in good shape. Finally two morning per week a 'train' of large rubbish bins is driven past Keynes Block, across a cobbled pavement causing tremendous noise, waking both me and the rest of my flat up every time it happens. This combined with with early morning leaf blowing and hedge cutting in the early mornings isn't what you'd like to experience during your first year at uni.

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