3.74 / 5

3.74 / 5

Discovery Heights Reviews

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#2 out of 16 halls at University of Plymouth

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Over priced with a long contract however, they all are. Great staff, close to uni and pretty much everything else. It's a very fun, communal area with games room study room eat, the view from my room is incredible you can see all of Plymouth and out to the sea, you can even see Cornwall in the Horizon, in winter the sun sets over the hills and you can see the silhouette of the whole city. Very easy going resident assistant who give you very little bother if the party wants to go on a bit longer. If I had to do it all again I would choose discovery 10 times out of 10

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By member118719
On 30th April 15

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Over priced with a long contract however, they all are. Great staff, close to uni and pretty much everything else. It's a very fun, communal area with games room study room eat, the view from my room is incredible you can see all of Plymouth and out to the sea, you can even see Cornwall in the Horizon, in winter the sun sets over the hills and you can see the silhouette of the whole city. Very easy going resident assistant who give you very little bother if the party wants to go on a bit longer. If I had to do it all again I would choose discovery 10 times out of 10

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By member118719
On 30th April 15

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CampusCity Campus
PostcodePL4 8AA
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms214
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th May 17

My room was only half put together when i arrived. It was as if they realised a week beforehand that they needed to get it ready. Once i arrived i had to request maintenance to do simple things that should have been checked before i arrived, such as: making sure the desk was put together, checking to see if there were things stuck to the walls from the last person, and checking if the lock on the door gets stuck. The issues only got worse once i had paid all the rent for the year. For last couple of months there have been constant renovations going on in the building. I don't know who in their right mind thinks it's okay to schedule these renovations when most of the students living here are revising for end of year exams or finishing their coursework. The accommodation advertises reduced rent during the summer; schedule the renovations for then.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd March 17

As aparent I was appalled at the state of the accommodation no repairs. For the entire period of residency the hall was a building site. The owners blame the university the university blames the owner operator. Truly awful, no assistance, very poor guilty appliances and grossly overpriced. The entire system is run to extract as much money from the students as possible without providing what is being paid for. They are in effect acting as a cartel, the price is decided by the owners and as the money is borrowed they know the students have in effect no option but to pay. The process is morally and I suspect legally wrong. One asks the question are the university making money out of the provision of so called approved halls in letting private companies run the halls on behalf of the university

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th December 16

Lovely halls, very friendly staff

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th April 16

Best location in the city. Right next to the uni, while still being close to shops and other clubs.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th April 16

Lived here three years ago and they were the best halls on campus. They've recently been taken over by the university so have become allot stricter making them a lot less social.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th April 16

As close as you could possibly be with an awesome common room and friend security 34/7. Disco heights is the place to be!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd April 16

Impressed with these halls, just across the road from the uni. Friendly staff etc.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th March 16

Nice halls but too expensive for the money

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd March 16

MAINTENANCE IS BULLSH*T. I've had a broken window for a month lol and no one has bothered fixing it lolololololol

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd December 15

Only downside is the single bed. Better than the other halls who have wet rooms rather than separate showers, 2 ovens and 2 hobs (8 rings) per kitchen which is also more than other halls. Incredibly sociable.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th November 15

The en-suite rooms provide you with everything you need to live comfortably. Kitchens are large and spacious with sofas which makes them great for socializing! The common room area features x2 large flat screen TVs surrounded by sofas and beanbag chairs, a pool table, table tennis, a football table and on-site laundry facilities. Tesco is also right next door!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th November 15

Good location to the university and the city centre, good RA's

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th November 15

very impressive, only problems have been with one of two lifts breaking down occasionally, but that's not too bad, at no point have both broken. The management, Mel in particular, are very professional yet extremely friendly and approachable, I often have a chat with whoevers on reception. They're always keen to help you as best they can.

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

Perfect location - better than Radnor/Pilgrim/Gillwell as right opposite uni and right next to Drake Circus and highstreet. The perfect place to spend first year. All staff are lovely and very attentive if there are any issues, maintenance also brilliant if there's an issue. At the end of the year they didn't nit pick to take money out of the deposit.

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

Only really bad thing I can say is that the road is quite noisy and the building work disturbs some people down that end of the building

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd October 15

Great place to live, nice building ect,will reccomend it to other

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th September 15

Literally across the road from the uni. Handy Tesco little below halls. Right by Drake Circus shopping centre. Maintenance will fix any issues usually within one working day!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th June 15

Great location, good staff, nice communal areas and well maintained. Super bunch of people, very social and always something going on. Very overpriced and extra charges for damage/replacements/extra cleaning etc are extortionate.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

Rubbish to be honest. Good position right by campus but that's about it. Badly planned building with idiots living in it, run by people who don't care.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

It was alright, the people were better than the place.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

£129 a week was not at all worth it, paying £50 a week more than you would in a house is ridiculous for what you actually get in halls, it is noisy and people will steal your things. The halls staff don't deal properly with complaints at all. Save the money don't live here.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

fantastic halls, just so expensive

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15

Over priced with a long contract however, they all are. Great staff, close to uni and pretty much everything else. It's a very fun, communal area with games room study room eat, the view from my room is incredible you can see all of Plymouth and out to the sea, you can even see Cornwall in the Horizon, in winter the sun sets over the hills and you can see the silhouette of the whole city. Very easy going resident assistant who give you very little bother if the party wants to go on a bit longer. If I had to do it all again I would choose discovery 10 times out of 10

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

poor at enforcing illegal behavior

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

Disco is in a fantastic location! So close to campus yet away from the noisy night life! It's a very sociable building with long corridors so opportunity to meet other flats! Fantastic common room facilities! And a great view of the city if you are lucky enough to be on the south side of the building!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

Discovery Heights has been nearly faultless, it is in the perfect location and it probably has the best common room out of all the others

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