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The Maltings Information
|Price from||£210.00 per week (subject to availability)|
|Features||25-minute walk from the University of Essex, common room, onsite convenience store, car parking and gym.|
|Top tip||The Maltings is a stylish and modern accommodation featuring sleek en-suite rooms and spacious studios|
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I have been living at the Maltings for over two years now and I have just extended for another year. The accommodation is everything a student needs. Spacious rooms, communal areas, and walking distance from a train station, Colchester town and most importantly University of Essex. The staff are efficient and quickly sort out any problems that arise. Although, the accommodation is quite expensive within the local area, you get what you pay for and won't be disappointed.
Great location, not far from the university. Really helpful that all bills are included and that there are reception staff are available to take in post. It’s easy to submit maintenance issues and they usually get completed really quickly.
The Maltings is a chilled spot for university students. It’s quite modern compared to other accommodations but I believe the prices could be slightly lower or at least more can be included in the rent, such as regular cleaners in the flats. The staff are very friendly are they are always willing to help solve your problems. I would give the Maltings 100% ratings but I just feel the price of rent could offer just a little bit more. Nonetheless, I would still have the Maltings as my first choice over the Hythe mills or anywhere else in Colchester.
We stayed in a Double studio and loved that it was all self contained as we were a couple, it also came with a car park which was great as we had a car. Its close enough to the uni and the walk is nice, and the co-op and pizza hut are downstairs, which was really handy. Tescos is also not to far away if you wanted a bigger shop. The staff were all lovely and were helpful whenever we had a problem. They also get to know you and remember your names which makes a difference as you feel more valued.
This is a comfortable and pristine accommodation - the place is well looked after and the management team are very approachable and caring. Very pleased with my choice. They have also been very on point with handling this pandemic - ensuring that surfaces are cleaned daily. Great job & thank you !
This is great accommodation, there is always something to do, the sense of community is just what I needed when being away from home. The rooms are well equipped and very clean, all communal spaces are kept really clean. Staff are always available to help with any problems whether that be with the accommodation or with university.
Although it's a massive place, it really felt like home.They have lots of different events and always try get people involved. Rooms a nice, sometimes a bit noisy in the evening but has to be expected. Would recommend living here.
The Maltings is close to the university and Tesco. Access to the town center and train stations is easy. Having a gym, a shop and launderette on site means you have quick access to all the essentials to keep you healthy. The staff is friendly, helpful and attends quickly to any maintenance issue. The rooms are well designed and comfortable. I would highly recommend it if you are looking for an accommodation as a UoE student.
I had an amazing stay at the Maltings. Great management, great staff and the gym was also very nice to have on site, i used it alot and needed to as Pizza Hut is so close. Its very close to uni and Colchester is a decent night out so all in all a good experience.
It’s close to the campus of Uni of Essex and Tesco, easy access to the town centre, train and coach station. Staffs are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and well designed. Would definitely recommend this place if you’re looking for a place to stay as an UoE student.
I really loved living at the Maltings, although its a big site it is really well run and you always feel someone is available and there for you if you need them. The gym and social spaces are nice and there is a shop on site so you dont have to go far for hangover food. Its also close to uni. I would recommend
Good location based near town with connections to and from with local bus stops and train station. The rooms and areas are always kept clean. Staff are friendly and always happy to help. Good WiFi throughout and don’t have to worry about bills as it’s included in the rent.
The Maltings is a lovely place to live. The property staff are always really friendly and nice and very approachable people if you ever have an issue. They also host events and get-togethers pretty often in shared social spaces, letting us all socialise. The walls of the flat are pretty thick, so I can never hear what my flatmates are up to - even if they’re blasting music. The location is also really amazing - right downstairs is a Pizza Hut and a Co-Op, a short ten minute walk away is a Subway, Domino’s, another restaurant, barbershop, and convenience store. The local pharmacy, cleaner’s, and another convenience store are even closer. There’s also an amazon locker on the premises which comes in handy a lot! It’s right across the road from a bus stop to campus, although the walk isn’t too long. There’s also another bus stop that takes you into town so it’s perfect really. All in all a wonderful place to live.
Really good location, close to the University and close to town. Also located very close to Tesco so perfect for weekly shops. The staff are very helpful, they go out of their way for you. Definitely a recommendation.
Pros Beautiful interior design Can’t hear flatmates at all. Surrounding area is safe and pretty Showers are always hot Small double beds Ethernet is good, wifi fine Reception is genuinely really nice Tesco, Coop and Amazon locker very useful Cons Very isolated, uni is 30 mins away. 15 mins of it is crossing a wheelchair bridge Very antisocial, full of 3rd years and postgrad. I know like 3 other people from here. Groupchat for entire accom is silent. Common room also empty Town is 45 min walk away, cab is £7-10 Lifts never work Parcels always delayed Can't open windows more than 10cm Kitchen lights on a 1h timer Maintenance never fixes serious problems The pipes are loud asf Washing machines double charge (incredibly expensive too) People barge the doors and break them No recycling Town is rough at night No cleaners Rooms use keys, not fobs like the rest of the building Parking is £300 Cig and weed smell constantly Underbed storage is a pain River occasionally stinks of rotting flesh