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loved staying in Ernest place, staff are friendly and helpful and the place is continent with a gym, study spaces, laundry and more. right next to you is a tesco extra, aldi, lidl, iceland and more. it’s a bit far from the uni campus with a 30-40 minute walk but there are buses to take you, and you get given a buss pass when you move in.

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By member1167496
On 22nd March 22

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loved staying in Ernest place, staff are friendly and helpful and the place is continent with a gym, study spaces, laundry and more. right next to you is a tesco extra, aldi, lidl, iceland and more. it’s a bit far from the uni campus with a 30-40 minute walk but there are buses to take you, and you get given a buss pass when you move in.

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By member1167496
On 22nd March 22

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member767499 On 22nd March 22

Ive really enjoyed my time at earnest Michaela and Joanna do their best to provide quality living for all residents including events and parties! Although it’s abit far from the university it’s not the end of the world, can be there within an hour if you get public transport which a card for free transport was provided! I rebooked to live here and plan to finish my studies at earnest. My friends who don’t live here wish they had booked here instead. Meeting people and getting out and about is key! But I recommend highly !

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Reply from Ernest Place On 30th March 22

Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member1167496 On 22nd March 22

loved staying in Ernest place, staff are friendly and helpful and the place is continent with a gym, study spaces, laundry and more. right next to you is a tesco extra, aldi, lidl, iceland and more. it’s a bit far from the uni campus with a 30-40 minute walk but there are buses to take you, and you get given a buss pass when you move in.

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Reply from Ernest Place On 30th March 22

Student Review: 5 /5
By member867488 On 22nd March 22

Amazing place to stay. super close to the tesco extra. sooo convenient! love the hospitality team!

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Reply from Ernest Place On 30th March 22

Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member567477 On 22nd March 22

Really love this accommodation. I live in a studio apartment and it’s spacious, modern and beautifully designed. The facilities are really good and having a gym on site is really convenient. The social spaces are cleaned frequently and thoroughly, and the hospitality team have been absolutely amazing. They have resolved any maintenance issues I’ve had super quickly, and they are generally lovely to interact with. Location wise, having Tesco and the retail park so close by has been ideal, though it is a distance away from the centre of Town and the library etc. That being said, there are frequent buses into town and plenty of social spaces which you can study in so it really isn’t an issue. In terms of the socialising aspect, I have found it a little harder to create a network of friends here, but that may partially be due to living in a studio by myself and not sharing a kitchen space with other students. Overall this is a really lovely place to live and I highly recommend it

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Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member1067476 On 22nd March 22

I’ve loved my stay at Ernest. The staff are very friendly and always happy to help you. The rooms and communal areas are really modern and spacious. Communal areas are always clean and there’s always space to study or hang out. There is access to a gym, sauna, study rooms, dining rooms and cinema room included and they’re never too busy. Right next door there’s a big Tesco, Lidl, aldi, Iceland, home n bargains, barbers, cafe, tk max, loads of shops. Despite that it’s a very quiet area. Getting to the centre takes 15min by bus and around 30-40min to campus.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member767471 On 22nd March 22

Ernest Place is well placed for local shopping being just minutes from a range of shops. With it being in Gilesgate it is quite a far walk from the university, especially the science site but I think this is fairly reflected in the price and bus links are usually sufficient. The accomodation itself is new and generally well kept. The social spaces are very nice. While I would recommend Ernest Place to a friend there are some downsides. Firstly the opening hours of the reception is only 9-5:30 Mon-Fri. While this is appropriate for most students, it isn't particularly compatible with a full time post-grad life and it may be difficult to collect parcels when there's no flat mates around. The other downside, which is luck of the draw is the size of the windows in some of the facing in flats. Unfortunately I was unlucky and have a very small window which means the room is often very dark and warm. Overall though a good accomodation that is fairly priced.

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member959709 On 8th June 21

Ernest Place is definitely comfortable to live in especially with Tesco extra only 1 min away it almost feels like a giant fridge outside of your house. You’ll be able to make lots of friends in here but if you haven’t had friends in colleges yet then EP will be an independent bubble and sort of exclude you from the big group in town. BUT depends what you want. My time here has been brilliant.

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member1259659 On 7th June 21

Ernest Place turned out to be ideal for me during my PhD study, and I ended up rebooking twice. After a year at Sheraton Park (Ustinov College), the contrast in the standard of accommodation was sharp. From the stark white of Sheraton, my studio at Ernest Place feels calm and cozy, with its neutral décor and well-appointed furnishings. Located just across the road from a very large Tesco supermarket, shopping has been a breeze, cutting down on an extra weekly chore. This element of convenience is also present in Ernest Place's facilities itself - for my purposes having such easy access to a gym was fantastic, though there are also relaxing social spaces to take a break in. The free S1 bus pass, too, took the stress out of getting down to the library and university campus. Mostly, however, I think the best thing about Ernest Place is the staff - from management, to reception, to cleaning and maintenance. Everything just 'works', there is no stress; everyone is friendly and helpful.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1159657 On 7th June 21

It’s a very comfortable, nice accommodation. The area is very convenient as there is a large tesco store 1 minute away, and restaurants within a short walking distance. The accommodation is clean, the rooms are large and have many shelves, places to put stuff in. The staff are really nice, helpful and friendly, they’re always trying their best to make the residents feel comfortable during their stay at the accommodation.😊

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Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member859609 On 5th June 21

The social spaces were shut for most of the stay due to COVID-19, but once they were open they were easy to make the most of, and since they were so large it was easy to remained distanced at the same time! The terrace was especially helpful for the hotter days of summer, and 200% made up for not having a specific 'garden' as you may have in a house. All the furniture is incredibly comfortable in the social spaces, and the furniture in the rooms (as well as the fixtures) are all gorgeous and really high quality. I have loved my stay here, it has made the entire university experience easier since I know my flat is somewhere I can feel comfortable and 'at home'

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member659567 On 4th June 21

Ernest Place in Durham is a valuable accommodation. The facility worth more rent fees. The hospitality team is really helpful and warm. The location is far from the city centre, but surrounded by various groceries, so it depends your requirements. The pink bus that the accommodation offered for free to the city centre is not reliable. I would highly recommend here if you don't need to go to uni every morning.

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Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member459532 On 3rd June 21

Amazing place with different types of rooms and studios (suitable for different budgets), free sauna, gym, gaming and studying rooms. Amazing hospitality staff. Free bus to take you to and bring you from the city center. Super fast Internet (more than 100 Mbps). In front of Tesco Extra the only branch in Tesco that provides organic food. close to TK maxx, Lidl and Aldi. I love living here as this place provides everything I need and close to variety of stores.

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member1359528 On 3rd June 21

I have stayed here for my entire degree, and found the facilities second to none. The social spaces, gym and sauna create a great student experience.

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member559513 On 3rd June 21

The place is great value for money with helpful management.

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Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member859483 On 3rd June 21

Comfortable and very well-equipped accommodation. Facilities at Ernest Place are really amazing, and I’ve been particularly impressed with the quality of the sauna! The staff are extremely friendly and, being across the road from a Tesco Extra really does make for a very convenient existence in Durham. Overall, very happy with the accommodation.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1159462 On 2nd June 21

Good facilities, comfortable rooms with good lighting, and friendly staff!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member758182 On 18th May 21

We had great time in Ernest place. The accommodation is 3 minute away from Tesco extra, which made life so much easier and more convenient. The accommodation itself is brilliant. The studio room is luxurious and cozy. The facilities such as gym is also luxurious. It is a pity that we didn’t get a chance to enjoy others such as cinema and lounge due to the pandemic. The management team is very professional, kind and thoughtful. Highly recommend!

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