Cryfield is one of the best halls on campus! Recently renovated so the kitchens are great and the rooms have lots of plug sockets. The rooms admittedly are small and it's not ensuite so you do have to share bath rooms but you soon get used to this. Even though we share three showers between 20(!) I've never had to wait and if they're full you can just go to a different corridor. It's really close to the SU so is in a great location to get to lectures. A bit far from tesco but only takes 20 minutes if you're walking at a reasonable pace. Great social life if that's what you're after, they tend to place you with others who have said similar things so if you'd prefer a quiet corridor they'll probably put you in one, but bare in mind the walls are pretty thin so if noise is a big issue for you it might not be the best. The price is amazing for what you get, I would say it's much nicer than rootes (bigger kitchens and just seems generally cleaner) yet is a lot cheaper! Common room good also
I was in the quiet block of Cryfield. While I've heard that people in quiet sections of other halls of residence can still hear the noise from noisier parts, it was generally pretty quiet for all of us except for those on the group floor. However, it's not a ghost town like some of the halls, and with plenty of people to a kitchen there's usually someone around for a chat/game of cards, with the common room being used by people who wanted a bit of a drink. Also - SO CHEAP! And we were never attacked by birds.