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2.71 / 5

Lonsdale Hall (Derby) Reviews

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#8 out of 9 halls at University of Derby


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Staying in halls wasn't the experience I was hoping for, the accommodation isn't very nice, the living area looks like a doctor's waiting room, the car parking is stupidly expensive and it's too far away from the uni and town. The staff who work there are rude and don't knock, they just let anyone in. One of my flat mates got away with letting their boyfriend squat in our flat even though we'd complained. You get fined if the fire alarm goes off. Noise can be an issue at times ie.. getting complaints/making complaints. My general experience hasn't been a good one and I can't wait to move into my own house!

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By member75438
On 26th March 15

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Staying in halls wasn't the experience I was hoping for, the accommodation isn't very nice, the living area looks like a doctor's waiting room, the car parking is stupidly expensive and it's too far away from the uni and town. The staff who work there are rude and don't knock, they just let anyone in. One of my flat mates got away with letting their boyfriend squat in our flat even though we'd complained. You get fined if the fire alarm goes off. Noise can be an issue at times ie.. getting complaints/making complaints. My general experience hasn't been a good one and I can't wait to move into my own house!

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By member75438
On 26th March 15

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CampusDerby
PostcodeDE22 3NX
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms356
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 9th February 17

Nothing works!!! You'd be seriously wasting your money for a halls that costs a bomb for living in squalor. My flatmates and I have reported faulty utilities since we first arrived in September and the staff are useless at getting anything fixed! My heating doesn't work so my room is always freezing. It has allegedly be 'fixed' three times now and still no heat!!! Our cooker doesn't work properly. The lock on our front door broke once and until they could get a locksmith to fix it, their solution was to keep our front door open with a doorstop, meaning anyone from the other flats in Elvaston could have walked into our flat at any time. It's really far away from the Uni and the bus service is rubbish. I had a lecture finishing at 9pm at Markeaton and there was no bus so I had to walk back in the pitch dark and someone was mugged right outside of Lonsdale so that was always fun! I really wouldn't recommend staying here!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd December 16

Too far from uni, expensive for what it is

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd October 16

Everything broken, too far away, smells like weed

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd October 16

Value for money but not ideally located

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th September 16

Very old fashioned, can be a bit creepy at night times. But always feels like it's a school trip - running round the blocks at night time from security being naughty ✌

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 29th June 16

Absolutely horrendous 8 months. I lived here for my first year of Uni and it was absolutely terrible and puts Derby Uni to shame. One of the many issues we had was maintenance. When we first moved in, both the kitchen window and kitchen extractor fan were broken. The kitchen window was broken in the sense that it would not lock and the extractor fan was so clogged up with mess, it wouldn’t work. Not only was this a safety issue, but even though they knew about the issues as they have to check the flats before we moved in, they waited 3 month to do anything about it AFTER WE HAD MADE THEM AWARE OF THE ISSUES. This shows there was no attempt to fix these until the issue was brought to them. Even then, in took them 3 months to fix it. We had a similar issue with the toilet light that would constantly blow and cause all of the fuses in the flat to blow. Every time this happened, we had to call a member of the maintenance team to switch the fuses back on and, even though this was rep

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 15th March 16

Awful, management does not help with social issues and there is no support for students targeted by others in the flat. Cleaners wrap the shelves in the oven in YOUR tin foil to prevent actually cleaning them, and it's always full of stoners.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 28th November 15

More needs to be done to sort out students who leave food and dishes out. It's miles from anywhere and too expensive to park your car.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th November 15

I will always love Lonsdale Hall! Fritchley lodge for the win

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th November 15

Amazing place. Kinda a party hall and gets quite loud at times but halls staff are great at dealing with it no matter the time of night.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st October 15

Room was full of stains when I moved in, and had a massive stain that looked like sick on the floor. We had no common room and a tiny kitchen that was to small to fit 8 people in, there was no where near enough freezer/fridge space as well! Bathroom has 2 showers with cubicles attached one being way to small for an adult size human being to fit in so all 8 people have to share one shower which is a nightmare!! The windows are like paper even with them closed you can hear everything going on outside. However on the plus side it's always lively!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th October 15

Internet is good and the halls are nice but a bit far away and not that social

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th October 15

Lonsdale Hall is a really nice place to stay, my flatmates are lovely :)

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 31st August 15

Many social issues not resolved fastt enough, laundry issues, broken water mains and little support. Frustrating post service. Office hours only 5-7pm during the week

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd July 15

Very far from the uni, and it did need updating but in terms of social life and staff and support it's next to none.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15

Good atmosphere too far away from the uni though

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th April 15

Old buildings falling apart defiantly not value for money far more expensive than a lot of halls and so rubbish for how much you pay.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th March 15

Staying in halls wasn't the experience I was hoping for, the accommodation isn't very nice, the living area looks like a doctor's waiting room, the car parking is stupidly expensive and it's too far away from the uni and town. The staff who work there are rude and don't knock, they just let anyone in. One of my flat mates got away with letting their boyfriend squat in our flat even though we'd complained. You get fined if the fire alarm goes off. Noise can be an issue at times ie.. getting complaints/making complaints. My general experience hasn't been a good one and I can't wait to move into my own house!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th March 15

My experience wasn't the best as i didn't ave great room mates, but i made some good friends and i can't wait to be moving in with them in a shared house next yer!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd March 15

awful location- about half a hour walk from town and uni. The halls were fine, pretty standard. The common room was tiny and had nothing in it apart from a pool table so we didn't spend any time there

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