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In terms of value for money the only reason it is more expensive than the other halls options is due to the proximity to the racetrack. There is no sound proofing on windows or doors or if it is, it doesnt feel like it. On the old blocks (cheaper option) you can hear everyone go up and down the metal stairs as well as easily hear your noisy neighbours almost 24/7 The plumbing is quite shocking too. The water pressure was bad for showers and toilets alike. It is the furthest away from any of the actual university sites being around 30-40 min bus journey from park. (1 hours walk) Security team are almost non existent and noise complaints and concerns do not get taken seriously the most the pittville staff will do is send the occasional email out. The social “events” are mediocre at best and you'll have way more fun doing stuff in town/clubs. Overall i would not recommend going here for your first year as it is quite simply a s***hole.

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By member1146866
On 20th March 20

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In terms of value for money the only reason it is more expensive than the other halls options is due to the proximity to the racetrack. There is no sound proofing on windows or doors or if it is, it doesnt feel like it. On the old blocks (cheaper option) you can hear everyone go up and down the metal stairs as well as easily hear your noisy neighbours almost 24/7 The plumbing is quite shocking too. The water pressure was bad for showers and toilets alike. It is the furthest away from any of the actual university sites being around 30-40 min bus journey from park. (1 hours walk) Security team are almost non existent and noise complaints and concerns do not get taken seriously the most the pittville staff will do is send the occasional email out. The social “events” are mediocre at best and you'll have way more fun doing stuff in town/clubs. Overall i would not recommend going here for your first year as it is quite simply a s***hole.

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By member1146866
On 20th March 20

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Price from £133.00 per week (subject to availability)
CateringSelf-catered
CampusFrancis Close Hall campus
PostcodeGL52 3JG

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th March 20

In terms of value for money the only reason it is more expensive than the other halls options is due to the proximity to the racetrack. There is no sound proofing on windows or doors or if it is, it doesnt feel like it. On the old blocks (cheaper option) you can hear everyone go up and down the metal stairs as well as easily hear your noisy neighbours almost 24/7 The plumbing is quite shocking too. The water pressure was bad for showers and toilets alike. It is the furthest away from any of the actual university sites being around 30-40 min bus journey from park. (1 hours walk) Security team are almost non existent and noise complaints and concerns do not get taken seriously the most the pittville staff will do is send the occasional email out. The social “events” are mediocre at best and you'll have way more fun doing stuff in town/clubs. Overall i would not recommend going here for your first year as it is quite simply a s***hole.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th March 20

A good place to live in first year to meet people, but is quite far out from the town and the uni (about half an hour walk). I lived in the cheaper, older buildings and was very happy. The newer halls seemed quite stark and soulless to me.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd February 20

I don’t live in halls, I commute. This is my experience of my friend who lives there.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th January 20

In a townhouse for 12 so kitchen it always really dirty and considering it's 12 people and 6 bathrooms £142 a week is a loy

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th January 20

In a townhouse for 12 so kitchen it always really dirty and considering it's 12 people and 6 bathrooms £142 a week is a loy

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th January 20

Different tiers for different people, if you get something in the middle you’ll be happy for what you get at £150~ per week. Decent sized room with space for a PC/laptop on the desk and a TV. Common area is pretty big with a kitchen built into it, enough storage for 12 people which is rather impressive as well.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd January 20

Great accommodation with great facilities to the gym. Lovely walk to campus

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th December 19

Really nice rooms. I had a deluxe en-suite. Very friendly community in a nice area.

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

New build halls, very well managed

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

Haven’t experienced halls so can’t tell much.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th November 19

Feels like living in a 5 star hotel! Lovely bedroom and bathroom. Constantly warm and cosy. The community space is big and spacious loads of room lovely way to be sociable

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd November 19

Great accommodation with great social aspects although security can be a bit much

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th October 19

The accommodation is very modern and is easily adapted to become your home away from home! I loved the fact that we had onsite security and reception desk that was here to help students 24/7. The halls are designed and encourage students to socialise but are also able to give students their own space when needed which helps make everyone feel comfortable

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th October 19

The cleaning in the kitchens wasn't at all thorough and neither were the cleaning staff friendly. Your halls have to be 'clean' to be cleaned anyways. Which, because of the vagueness of such a criteria, the kitchens were frequently left uncleaned and bins not changed.

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

Location is a bit far away, otherwise it’s absolutely beautiful and motivating for studies.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st September 19

Overpriced and underkept, social spaces small and location is far from town

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

Never had any major issues. Internet can be a bit flaky but I'm so happy with everything else

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

The halls are very expensive, they are very new and clean cut with enough space.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th September 19

Very clean, modern looking and an all round happy place to be. All staff happy,smiley,helpful and easy to talk to.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th September 19

Decent halls in a brilliant location

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th September 19

Pittville is a little out of the way, located outside the center of Cheltenham town, but this is made up for by the fantastic facilities available at the halls and the regular buses running from the halls to the town center as well as the university campuses

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th September 19

Halls were great fun, the layout was a bit weird, it was 20 minutes from campus however, and we did experience quite a few maintenance problems throughout the year. However the facilities on site were fantastic!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th September 19

Lovely halls to live in, with a great community feel. Cheltenham is a great night out also and is only a small bus ride away.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd September 19

While in halls, we experienced building works which were disruptive. However there was a very social SU bar

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd September 19

The Internet didn't work for the first week but had good speeds after that. Cleaning is not included. Hall management were slow to fix critical issues

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 15th August 19

Lovely accommodation. Not managed by uni but by separate company. Company had general and apparent disdain for students.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 15th August 19

I lived in one of the older blocks at the rear entrance. The first 2 weeks we had no hot water, but staff went above and beyond to sort the issue. We were told cleaners will come once a week to clean the stairwell but they never did. The common room was probably the least comfortable place I’ve ever been with hardly any space for people to sit. The internet was pretty standard although you need to pay for extra devices and people could easily see into my room and bathroom through the window. Sorry to everyone that saw me naked or taking a dump.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th August 19

Good place to start, bit of a trek to get anywhere

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th August 19

Pretty standard for University accommodation. It is the best place to be in your first year. You make friends who you stay with through your whole University experience. The best for a social life.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th August 19

Good modern facilities with a high social environment. Just under 20 minutes from Foch campus

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th August 19

Good modern facilities with a high social environment. Just under 20 minutes from Foch campus

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th August 19

60mb/s internet wired and wireless. Spacious and nice buildings

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 7th August 19

My hallmates and I didnt get along and every time we asked for help resolving an issue all we recieved was an email telling us to be respectful of one another. Where other universities help students with cleaning we were offered nothing and the location was bad because it was at least a 40 minute walk to most places

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th August 19

The halls had recently been refurbished so they were lovely. I was lucky to live with great people. There weren’t any social activities organised though

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 5th August 19

Pittville was an amazing place to stay, everyone was friendly, was maintained well and had the best ball experience, however was quite pricey for what you were getting.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th August 19

Lovely new halls, nice kitchen, spacious en-suite bedrooms!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th August 19

Decent piving space. Just far away from everything

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd August 19

Amazing support team. Clean and modern. No social space per building only per floor

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

Loved Pittville the halls where perfect, modern, clean and big and it’s location makes it an amazing and beautiful place to live first year.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th July 19

Expensive but decent enough. I lived in the cheapest type but still had a good ensuite shower. You are able to change accommodation/rooms if you find people you prefer to share with.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th July 19

Social experience was poor. I rarely left my room and was never encouraged to either. I wasn’t aware of any social experiences. The room was amazing. The location was good with a free bus pass. Shame about the building works but I know that can’t be helped.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th July 19

Pittville was an amazing place to be in my first year, brilliant community and off campus so you were able to disconnect from uni work.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th July 19

The halls are in no shape of form value for money, while there is on site 24/7 reception who are all amazing stuff and personnel, the facilities on site are astonishing considering the amount you pay

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th July 19

Amazing halls a bit far away from campus but there are bus services

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th July 19

halls was a laugh and made some amazing friends

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th July 19

The wifi was poor, the pastoral care was left wanting and it's far outside of the town centre

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st July 18

Over the road from campus, fantastic social spaces including but not limited to a pool table. Fast internet. Friendly staff. Snow Island is fantastic, do not live at Storthes Hall Park.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 14th March 18

Very badly ran halls. Moved in with no working toilet. Great start. Wasn't fixed for nearly a week. Room hadn't been cleaned and was mouldy prior to moving in. The photos I was shown look nothing like my room. Can barely open my windows to ventilate room. Curtains only allow one window to be opened at a time. Staff are rude. Kitchen tap makes very loud noise and leaks. Wifi doesn't work well. The list goes on. Paying far too much for what you get. Do NOT live here!!!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th October 17

New this year. Hot and hot running water in some rooms. Cold and cold in others. Great way to meet people, needing to borrow a shower.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 7th June 17

During my first year at uni I was placed in Pittville halls of residence. It was a building site for my whole stay there, it's quite far away from campuses on foot 25-30mins approx. Staff were not that friendly and didn't care for complaints or issues. My ensuite was very unclean and dusty, one of the taps didn't work and the toilet didn't flush properly and still to the last day they didn't bother fixing the toilet. On the first day the bathroom mirror door broke and I had to pay for replacement hinges. Social space is a tiny room shared between 5-6 students, the students i lived with were very rude, loud and unfriendly and after emails of complaints and transfer requests to head of Pittville accommodation they did nothing to help with the issue. For the price of accommodation which was over £5000 a year and is increasing next year I would not say it's worth it at all, I had a terrible first year living experience.

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