3.69 / 5

3.69 / 5

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#14 out of 26 halls at University of East Anglia

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-Value for money is awful, old fashioned and very tacky. Hot water systems are awful and wifi terrible. -The halls are located very far away from where I need to be. It's located on the opposite side of the campus. -the halls are managed terribly, when the fire alarm went off it went off for 10 minutes then security turned up to turn it off. Senior resident never there when you need it. Also the flats only contain medics and health care students, very difficult to interact with other students studying other subjects. -the cleaner is absolutely amazing such a lively lady who does her job well. -what common room/ social space? Isn't any in halls - nothing really in common with housemates, we don't really get along and we all have different interests.

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By member44582
On 18th March 15

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-Value for money is awful, old fashioned and very tacky. Hot water systems are awful and wifi terrible. -The halls are located very far away from where I need to be. It's located on the opposite side of the campus. -the halls are managed terribly, when the fire alarm went off it went off for 10 minutes then security turned up to turn it off. Senior resident never there when you need it. Also the flats only contain medics and health care students, very difficult to interact with other students studying other subjects. -the cleaner is absolutely amazing such a lively lady who does her job well. -what common room/ social space? Isn't any in halls - nothing really in common with housemates, we don't really get along and we all have different interests.

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By member44582
On 18th March 15

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CampusMain Campus
PostcodeNR4 7TJ
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms404
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th May 16

Couldn't have had a better room or flatmates! Was like living in my own hotel

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd May 16

not bad at all. Costs more money than some residences but you get what you pay for. Also excellent view.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th March 16

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent living in Colman House. Although it could be considered to be pretty expensive for what you receive I would definitely recommend it. It is very conveniently located being approximately a 5 minute walk away from the centre of campus and is surrounded by a number of other accommodation blocks (Nelson Court, Britten, Victory, Paston House etc.) which makes it perfect for socialising. The flats are cleaned regularly with the kitchen being cleaned twice a week and the en-suites once a week was sufficient. The only issue was that for a 12-person flat the kitchen was a bit small; we only had 2 microwave ovens, a grill, 4 hobs and about 8 chairs which was inconvenient if you wanted to all socialise in the kitchen together. Other than that the halls were pretty much perfect, I couldn't have asked for a better flat.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd December 15

Terrible value for money as there's no ovens or social space, and as well as the wifi being terrible and dropping out nigh on constantly I have nothing in common with my obnoxiously loud flatmates so have spent the entire semester running on far less sleep than I would like. Small rooms and small bathrooms with terrible shower stalls; and considering others in accommodation for the same price get larger versions of these things it is a rip off! The only plus side is the location, despite it being the accommodation furthest away from the centre of campus (besides the village). However, I would rather pay £1,500-£2,000 less per year and have a 10-15 minute walk to and from university each day, and not have my student loan (and then some!) spent entirely on rent.

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

Great accommodation and big rooms compared to other accommodation

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

Bit of a pain to walk to and from in the cold - can be quite a walk depending on where I'm coming from/going to. I live in a 12 person flat and we do not have enough kitchen appliances for 12 people (flats of 6 have the same amount of appliances as we do). No common room whatsoever. Kitchen isn't the nicest (poor interior decorating!) or warmest place to be.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th November 15

They don't ask you your interests before you come, like other unis do, so struggled to make friends within my flat

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th November 15

The bedrooms is fine- they're like any other university halls but them kitchens are a disgraceful excuse for social space. Felt like the school canteen.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd November 15

Rip off, no oven or social space. They put me in the medic block which meant everyone was boring and basically had none of my friends there. Rooms were half the size of nelson court but still the same price. Kit me was for 8 people but only provided seating for 5. Was terrible

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th November 15

Clean and high quality halls, no social peace except kitchen

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

The halls are outdated, kitchens are not nice and no common rooms

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

widi drops out all the time and considering how expensive the rent is it's a shame we don't even get a oven. But the location is excellent and the room and kitchen size are nice.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 31st March 15

Just a bit pricey for what it is... The trade off is that you just have to roll out of bed and you're practically anywhere on campus.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 18th March 15

-Value for money is awful, old fashioned and very tacky. Hot water systems are awful and wifi terrible. -The halls are located very far away from where I need to be. It's located on the opposite side of the campus. -the halls are managed terribly, when the fire alarm went off it went off for 10 minutes then security turned up to turn it off. Senior resident never there when you need it. Also the flats only contain medics and health care students, very difficult to interact with other students studying other subjects. -the cleaner is absolutely amazing such a lively lady who does her job well. -what common room/ social space? Isn't any in halls - nothing really in common with housemates, we don't really get along and we all have different interests.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th March 15

Good but no common room/social space - let down.

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

Beautiful views, all En suite, kitchen facilities are questionable at times (don't try to bake in the mircrowave "ovens") but one of the best years of my life!

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

Stayed in halls last year, loved it. Wish I was back there now so conveniently placed.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th March 15

The price of the rooms were really expensive in comparison to other universities and the communal area was rubbish! It looked like a chefs kitchen with all of the metal sides and it didn't even have an oven! The seating was uncomfortable and it would have been nice to have at least a sofa in there and a tv would have been a nice bonus!

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