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Sentinel Towers Reviews

18 Reviews by Students
#16 out of 22 halls at University of Leeds

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In complete honesty, it's a great place to live, surrounded by 3 other big halls of residence to make it feel a safe location about 10 minute walk from the edge gym/conference auditorium and the centre of town. The rooms are small but homely with an en suite and the kitchen is a decent size but no 'living area'. This is why our flat didn't gel at first. The only downside of the halls is the social experience is pretty pants and its a pretty quiet halls unless you (I recommend) meet your neighbours and get to know them/go out it's them in freshers. Otherwise, the halls management can't be faulted and any queries are fixed quickly.

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By member118035
On 28th April 15

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Most helpful review

In complete honesty, it's a great place to live, surrounded by 3 other big halls of residence to make it feel a safe location about 10 minute walk from the edge gym/conference auditorium and the centre of town. The rooms are small but homely with an en suite and the kitchen is a decent size but no 'living area'. This is why our flat didn't gel at first. The only downside of the halls is the social experience is pretty pants and its a pretty quiet halls unless you (I recommend) meet your neighbours and get to know them/go out it's them in freshers. Otherwise, the halls management can't be faulted and any queries are fixed quickly.

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By member118035
On 28th April 15

Sentinel Towers Information

Price from£127.00 per week (subject to availability)
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms243
CampusMain Campus
PostcodeLS3 1LD

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd April 18

If you are student who truly cares about your studies and basic need for sleep, Sentinel Towers is NOT the place for you. Noise pollution from flatmates who thinks his voice needs to be heard almost on a daily basis; ear plugs were not helpful as well. At night, surpassing 12am, students shouting, screaming and swearing with music. Wifi is slow. Washing machines have 65% chance of not working. Cleaning service is amazing though..unless you live with dirty flatmates. Receptionist is great as well. In a nutshell, students who should not live in Sentinel Towers are those who cares about studies and the basic need of good sleep.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th February 18

Sentinel towers is a somewhat good place to stay. Somewhat. Here are the facts: NOISE POLLUTION If you are located on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th and facing the streets, know that you will endure a lot of noise pollution. The windows are designed with vents to not only let air enter but noise as well. With that, students who are mostly nocturnal (because they study hard for their courses they paid with such high fees and they care about their studies like a responsible adult) would emit sound that is audible in your room, as if there were no windows. WIFI The wifi here is weak. Like for a developed country, you hope for a stronger wifi, but is really weak here. Your 3/4G data might be even faster. No kidding! Is embarrassingly slow. LAUNDRY (that breaks down like clockwork) Circuit! Everyone's favourite laundry service. The laundry machines break down like clock work because hey..who needs good competent laundry right? Yet universities continues to use Circuit!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd April 17

Double bed and en suite for around £120/week is good for Leeds hall but there is no social atmosphere at all.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 25th February 16

Don't choose Sentinel Towers. Even though it looks pretty it is falling apart and is quite moldy. Also, it is quite far away and it affects your social life. Choose to live on campus or at least in accommodation that is big where you can meet a lot of people.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th January 16

Some say it isn't very social because it's mostly made up of international students but if you get great room mates like I did then you'll have the time of your life. So make sure you get to know your roommates even the international ones. I wasn't a huge fan of my room at first but it has so much space and storage unlike other places I have seen. We have a massive kitchen with two of everything. Its an easy walk to the city for shopping and a night out. It also a 10min walk to campus once you know the short cut.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd September 15

I know there has been a lot of negatives about the social side and that is partly true - I got lucky with a good flat and good neighbours but compared to most other places, the social aspect is fairly dull. The common area isn't up to much either. Having said that, the rooms are nice and fairly spacious, you get an ensuite and the kitchen isn't bad. The staff who managed the building were incredibly helpful if we had any issues. Despite the negative reviews of the social side, I still managed to have people to drink with two or three times a week and you are going to make friends in uni no matter what!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th April 15

Good value for money and perfect location if you want to go into Leeds city centre a lot. However very quiet if you're looking for a big social life this is not where you want to be.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th April 15

Really good location for law and business students, and close to the city centre. All staff extremely friendly and everything is run perfectly. It is quite a small halls, but is still very social. The common room is well equipped, and furniture in bedrooms is modern. The en-suite shower rooms are a good size . The only bad point is that kitchen fittings and furniture could so with updating. In addition, it is relatively expensive compared to some, but you get what you pay for.

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

Advertised for business students, but really it's full of temporary international students & has about as much social atmosphere as a library. If this accommodation was human it'd have 100,000 likes on Facebook but in real it'd look like something you stood on!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th April 15

In complete honesty, it's a great place to live, surrounded by 3 other big halls of residence to make it feel a safe location about 10 minute walk from the edge gym/conference auditorium and the centre of town. The rooms are small but homely with an en suite and the kitchen is a decent size but no 'living area'. This is why our flat didn't gel at first. The only downside of the halls is the social experience is pretty pants and its a pretty quiet halls unless you (I recommend) meet your neighbours and get to know them/go out it's them in freshers. Otherwise, the halls management can't be faulted and any queries are fixed quickly.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15

The social side of sentinel is poor as it isn't the priority the halls. The priority is the rooms themselves which are very good in comparison to other halls I have seen. The kitchens are the luck of the draw as some are large however others are small and cramped for the amount of people that have to use them. The location is great as it's close to both town and the University, taking about 10 minutes to walk each. There are local shops and pubs close. The social side is improved if you go out of your way to socialise, which is how first year should be anywa. So if you are in a good flat you will more than likely be able to make friends with your floor and so in that sense sentinel does not deserve the reputation it has socially. All in all it is a good place to live.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th April 15

Do not apply to Sentinel Towers. I've had so many bad experiences it is not worth my time explaining them all on this page.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15

Popular with international students and also 2nd/3rd year students planning to go on a term abroad. Two of my flatmates left in March to go on a term abroad and were replaced with two Japanese girls. If you are after a great halls experience, pick somewhere a lot more sociable - I have found myself lonely and miserable here as it is so quiet, and spend a lot on taxi's visiting friends in other halls.

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