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I would not recommend this place. The amount we pay should mean that maintenance issues should not be a regular occurrence. This is not the case. And when maintenance issues are reported, they take a while to fix and sometimes don’t even fix them.
Expect for the fire alarms this place does what it says on the tin! Daniel in the office makes you laugh with his emails but he means well! Overall happy here and the other students are friendly! The location is perfectly close to everything I need.
There is very little student-friendly accommodation in Ipswich that has bills included, is close to the uni and to the town; for less than the cost of Athena Hall. It is not bad for the price, but it could be a lot better. Overall rating 3/5.
The best thing about it is the location. All the rest are so bad and frustrating that make you want to move out right from the first day. I wouldn't even recommend it to my worst enemies. The staff treated me with disrespect on multiple occasions and the room was really dirty when I received it. Also, water infiltrated into my room through the walls when it rained for a small period of time and destroyed a lot of my work and materials which were worth a lot of money. Even in this situation, the staff treated me like they weren't responsible and it was such a big thing for them to resolve. They moved me temporarily in another dirty room, much smaller than mine and I have to go through the pain to talk to the insurance and wait god knows how much to claim the compensation.
Poor security, a homeless person got into the halls. staff are cold and have been known to withhold mail from people they do not like. Washing facilities are too expensive. Internet is slow. Drugs are a problem. Getting out of tenancy is difficult. Mental health a moral are poor across athena hall. Manager refuses to engaged with the uni and su. Room prices are too expensive, silver room prices are pointless as they are only one floorboards wider than bronze. Overall a poor experience and poor value for money
Halls are okay, however marks on the walls and missing paint was not painted over before moving in. Very view appliances were provided (not kettle, toaster, bin). However staff are very friendly and helpful. It is also close to campus
Don't rely too heavily on the photos online because upon arrival you'll be disappointed. It does the job, but isn't worth the money in my opinion. Very convenient. Fire alarm goes off a lot. Staff are nice, just think it could do with a bit of upkeep (particularly with the kitchen appliance, painting and floor)
Doesn’t take parcels on weekend but didn’t say when they changed. Very expensive considering washing and tumble dryer isn’t included and the machines only take cash only. Security spend the whole time on their phones watching Netflix. They let random people into the building and they were banging on the doors in the middle of the night
Is a very nice place to live for university bit pricy but that's expected for student living. The day staff and very nice and friendly never spoke to night staff so can't comment on them. There are little problems with this place but doesn't get in the way of living here. If you're going to live here definitely try get a gold suite room the extra space is worth it.
I recently moved in but wish I hadnt - the room was filthy, and it's too expensive. There isn't 24 hour security as they claim either. Had so many maintenance issues but had problems trying to get them fixed - freezer was broken when I moved in but staff said that it was my responsibility to fix it despite fact that I hadn't broken it in the first place. Took a month before they finally decided to look at it even then I was still left to fix it. Continuous fire alarms which is extremely annoying. Also had problems with the electrics keep tripping. Do not recommend staying here.
Hello we are sorry that you have had a bad start to your stay with us at Athena Hall. If you can come see us in the office we can address your issues raised. We are in the office all day till 6pm then security take over till we arrive back in site so please come see us anytime! Kind Regards Accommodation Team
Hello we are sorry that you have had a bad start to your stay with us at Athena Hall.
If you can come see us in the office we can address your issues raised.
We are in the office all day till 6pm then security take over till we arrive back in site so please come see us anytime!
it’s a student accommodation but security moan and have ago on a weekend. Find that hard to understand at student accommodation at university.
Thank you for your feedback, we will take this information and speak to our security team and address this. If you have any issues the office team are in Monday to Friday 08:00 - 18:00 please pop along and speak to us so we can help quickly. Kind Regards Athena Hall Admin Team
Thank you for your feedback, we will take this information and speak to our security team and address this.
If you have any issues the office team are in Monday to Friday 08:00 - 18:00 please pop along and speak to us so we can help quickly.
Athena Hall Admin Team
It's great for making friends because you share the kitchen and living spaces, but you also get your own space and bathroom.
Thank you for your feedback! It is greatly Appreciated! Kind Regards Athena Hall - Admin Team
Thank you for your feedback! It is greatly Appreciated!
Athena Hall - Admin Team
The building itself is nothing spectacular, there is no ventilation residents are expected to live in rooms with no open windows throughout the year, rooms are barely even breathable in the summer, staff are extremely rude, miserable and unhelpful. The prices are extremely high, considering this is probably the worst accommodation in the Fresh Student Living company.
I lived in Athena Hall for two years and it was my first time living away from my parents. The move in day was full of issues about an initial payment, and the issues only grew from then on. I had issues regarding fire alarms going off at 2am, not once or twice, but at least once a week. These issues were not resolved in my two years there. Issues regarding ventilation in the rooms was a huge one - you could barely breathe over summer in the flats as there was absolutely no way you would get fresh air through windows which open 2 inches wide. Along with these issues were issues with security who did nothing about rowdiness from people who didn't even live there in the car park who would harass residents, issues with other residents were also not resolved in an appropriate manner. Magnetic locks on doors did not work meaning anyone could walk in, and so long as you paid highly overpriced rent on time, the management did nothing. I would not recommend this accommodation to anyone.