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Honestly if you're reading this, just pay the extra and go to Pitville. The kitchens are tiny, and most do not have windows, or adequate ventilation. The rooms are hit and miss. You will find if you are in a smaller room, its basically a bed and a desk. You can't even properly sit at the desk because there is no room. The larger rooms are a decent size. You share a bathroom with a max of 1 other person (unless you have an en-suit) which i suppose is not too bad but the bathrooms are pretty grim, with mould and limescale everywhere. If you want to have drinking water, i would suggest getting a filter or just buying bottles, the water comes out white, and is warm all the time, unless you run it for about 5 minuets. St. Mary's is in the dead centre of 3 churches. The church bells will seem cute at first, but believe me, they will get annoying. If you are put in Flats 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13, Then you will be attacked by pigeons on the reg. Good luck if you have already chose here.
St Mary's is a lovely halls of residence if you prefer a quieter place with arguably a better standard of living. A lot of the rooms have double beds, and the building is split into 2/3 people flats, with the 2 people flats having a shared bathroom and the 3 people flats having a shared bathroom and one room with an en suite. Overall, my experience here has been a positive one but the lack of communal space is pretty annoying; this however, is easily solved if you have a big room as everyone can just pile in. Luckily, I have got on with my flatmates but I have heard from others that it can become problematic if you don't get on with the people you live with, as the small space quickly creates a tense atmosphere. I would, however, recommend St Marys. It is about a minute walk to the local shops, including Tesco Metro, and a five minute stagger home from Wetherspoons. Its a good halls of residence for somebody who doesn't want to be disturbed at all hours.