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The Maltings Reviews

38 Reviews by Students

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STAY VERY CLEAR OF THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS!!!

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By Johng
On 29th May 20

The Maltings Information

PostcodeCO2 8FU
Price from £210.00 per week (subject to availability)
Features25-minute walk from the University of Essex, common room, onsite convenience store, car parking and gym.
Top tipThe Maltings is a stylish and modern accommodation featuring sleek en-suite rooms and spacious studios


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Why did the Maltings only choose to refund some students and not the rest?
By fvckthemaltings On 29th May 20
Because they like to pick and choose which students lose their rightful money
By member1048840 On 2nd June 20
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Why did Maltings deny access to accomodation during the pandemic?
By member1048840 On 29th May 20
cause they love to scam people
By fvckthemaltings On 29th May 20
Because they like to illegally deny people access
By member1048840 On 2nd June 20
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What is the gym like
By Coco.delle On 15th August 19
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Does the river smell?
By member531382 On 11th April 18
Girl what u think?
By fvckthemaltings On 29th May 20
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th June 20

Amazing place, amazing staff. Lorraine will look after you and make you feel at home. Amazing 3 years here , very happy.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 2nd June 20

Property management is horrible. Would not recommend living here.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 2nd June 20

Appalling staff which left students homeless after denying them access to their flat. Have experienced a lot of rudeness from staff as well as denial to help me when I had an enquiry. DO NOT LIVE HERE.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th May 20

My stay at the maltings has been fantastic from the speedy assistance of the site manager and her assistants and the friendly security guards. Very friendly and welcoming and always on hand to help with any Issues

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 29th May 20

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th May 20

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th May 20

The maltings is great. There's a lot right here on site like a gym, pizza hut, Co op. They often have freebies. Staff here are nice and happy to come back next year.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th May 20

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st May 20

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st May 20

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st May 20

Close to the university with a coop and a Pizza Hut next to it , not too far from Tesco , amazing service and properties

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st May 20

Super friendly, clean and perfect place to study and communicate

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th May 20

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 !

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 20

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 20

Nice sense of community the staff go out of their way to look after you

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 20

Great accommodation, decor good, shops and takeaways close, 20 min walk to uni. Staff great, especially Lorraine who is super helpful and friendly. Wi-fi connection is great. I’m happy with the place.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 20

The maltings is a well positioned sit with really good amenities close to hand . The staff are friendly and helpful . And the site is always clean and well kept .

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 20

Great management and location, highly recommended!! Near to everything

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th May 20

Very friendly staff, pricing is quite high but worthwhile. Only problem would be that you pay for the room for the whole summer if you cannot get the shorter period room.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th May 20

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.

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

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.

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

The staff are so welcoming, friendly and helpful! They host events which sometimes include free food and music, and this is a lovely touch. The facilities are good, the Co-op and gym is right outside my door!

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

My time at the Maltings was great, from the moment I arrived to check in to the moment I left the staff were great. I would recommend this residence to anyone looking for a room.

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

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th May 20

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th May 20

I lived in the malting for a year back in 2016/17 and it was such a clean and comfortable home. Lorraine and the management team became friends and always made the experience warm and supportive.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th May 20

Had the greatest year at the Maltings would recommend it to anyone.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th May 20

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th May 20

Lovely people, feels like home ♥️

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 20

The cleaners are amazing so friendly and the maintenance is amazing! Never fails to surprise me

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 20

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 20

Very handy having shops, restaurants and a laundrette on your door step. Good connections as well with bus stops and train station nearby, close to town. The rooms are modern and clean, definitely good value.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 20

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 20

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 20

I have lived here for 3 years and wouldn’t contemplate living anywhere else, have had a wonderful experience. Spacious room and kitchen and the staff go out of their way to help. Couldn’t recommend it enough.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th November 19

Clair Watson is such a lovely woman. Whenever I go to the reception she always has a smile on her face and she’s very welcoming. She lights up the room and is also very pleasant to be around.

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

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

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