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I think that Blenheim is one of the best ntu accommodations, especially for the price! the staff are absolutely brilliant and so quick to fix problems, we had an ongoing issue with our boiler being really loud and they tried everything they could until it was fixed. the kitchens are great and modern, the bedrooms could use a bit of an update but the mattresses are comfy and the storage is great, in the kitchens you get 2 cupboards each and a shelf each on the fridge and freezer. the hill can be a killer sometimes but its nice to have a quiet, yet very socialiable place to go to, its about a 12-15 min walk to the uni and a 15-20 walk back because of the hill, but I really don't think its a big enough reason to be put off coming here.

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By member455378
On 18th March 21
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Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Hall Rankings


Hampden #42
Sandby #43
Bowman House #44
The Maltings #45
Gill Street North #46
Raleigh Park #47
Peverell #48
Gill Street South #49
Blenheim #50
The Village #51

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Most helpful review

I think that Blenheim is one of the best ntu accommodations, especially for the price! the staff are absolutely brilliant and so quick to fix problems, we had an ongoing issue with our boiler being really loud and they tried everything they could until it was fixed. the kitchens are great and modern, the bedrooms could use a bit of an update but the mattresses are comfy and the storage is great, in the kitchens you get 2 cupboards each and a shelf each on the fridge and freezer. the hill can be a killer sometimes but its nice to have a quiet, yet very socialiable place to go to, its about a 12-15 min walk to the uni and a 15-20 walk back because of the hill, but I really don't think its a big enough reason to be put off coming here.

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Are you allowed guests to stay for example 1 night
By member671584 On 16th September 22
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Is the area currently safe? I heard that St. Ann is very rough due to the high rate of crime.
By member1369454 On 13th June 22
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What size are the beds standard single or 4ft 6
By member1050789 On 27th August 20
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Have all the kitchens been updated now ? Are the kitchen areas a good social space ?
By member1349980 On 21st July 20
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Has the silverfish problem been fixed now does anyone know?
By member1045168 On 2nd February 20
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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member1384356 On 17th April 23 verified Verified student

Was perfect for first year if you want somewhere not too intimidating.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member884336 On 17th April 23 verified Verified student

This is my first time being in an accomadation but there is no social experience

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Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member584330 On 17th April 23 verified Verified student

Blenheim is a bit far away and is up a hill, but is very good for if you want to have a more quiet uni life

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member1284282 On 17th April 23 verified Verified student

Blenhiem is up a massive hill, it’s not that far from the centre but after a night out it’s a long walk as there’s no busses at night. I found that it was harder to make friends at uni as all my course mates lived in the centre. The actual accommodation is good and clean, it’s not a very social accommodation and depends on who your flatmates are, I got lucky and have some great friends however the flat below didn’t speak and I know that’s the case for quite a few flats. The common room is quite small and not many people used it. The kitchens are done up and quite nice. There’s parking however you have to pay a lot for a permit even though the road is free parking. I never paid for a permit and I was fine parking outside. If I could give you advice I’d pay a little extra for accom in town, if you commute and live locally so want a car then pick blenhiem however if you want to fully immerse yourself into notts life, live in town. :)

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Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member1184278 On 17th April 23 verified Verified student

Blenheim allowed me to bring my car to uni which was great but the walk up to the halls is quite tough, especially in the summer when it's hot. The halls is nice, kept clean and the ensuite bathroom is much better than the city centre halls.

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Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member976864 On 1st February 23 verified Verified student

It's a good accommodation but very far from university

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member1072886 On 29th October 22 verified Verified student

Been in Blenheim a few weeks, nothing works, everything is broken every few days. The oven, the shower (either the pressure is really low or there’s no water coming out at all), the wifi doesn’t work for days sometimes, the power cuts out. I’ve stayed at other similar accommodations to this from the same uni and everything worked perfectly. Missing Norton Court 👍🏻💖

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member455378 On 18th March 21 verified Verified student

I think that Blenheim is one of the best ntu accommodations, especially for the price! the staff are absolutely brilliant and so quick to fix problems, we had an ongoing issue with our boiler being really loud and they tried everything they could until it was fixed. the kitchens are great and modern, the bedrooms could use a bit of an update but the mattresses are comfy and the storage is great, in the kitchens you get 2 cupboards each and a shelf each on the fridge and freezer. the hill can be a killer sometimes but its nice to have a quiet, yet very socialiable place to go to, its about a 12-15 min walk to the uni and a 15-20 walk back because of the hill, but I really don't think its a big enough reason to be put off coming here.

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Reply from Blenheim On 14th April 21
Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member939085 On 7th June 19 verified Verified student

The halls os a fun social place. The flat gets cleaned once a week (excluding your room) and the en-suite is a must! The biggest downside is the location. It’s a 15 minute walk to uni but the way back is all uphill which is a killer. The area is also not as safe and I thought, and definitely not safe to walk back at night especially as a girl. Be prepared to get lots of night time Uber’s.

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member738565 On 26th May 19 verified Verified student

Way too expensive for the money but the cleaners are good

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member836178 On 19th February 19 verified Verified student

Not sure about the other reviews I just left (starting again next year) my kitchen was brand new and I mean like top of the line!!! My room was comfy it could do with new carpets. The common room is awesome for pre-drinks. The staff are truly amazing, any issues speak with them and they fix it like pretty much straight away (my wardrobe door broke and Jason the manager got the maintenance man Paul up within about 5 minutes). They do free events for us where we had food and competitions. Next year when I come back I will be booking Blenheim for sure!!

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member1332072 On 3rd June 18 verified Verified student

The hall is nice, rooms are decently sized with a nice ensuite, up a hill and about a 20 minute walk from the uni, which is fine if you don't mind the walk. The cleaners are noisy, but if you treat them well they will be nice back. There is a common room, however, it has a table, two sofas and a telly between 200 odd people... The hall management are terrible, I had a lot of mould all over the ceiling and silver fish in my room, hallways, kitchen and bathroom, nothing was done all year.

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Student Review: 1.4 /5
By member731991 On 2nd June 18 verified Verified student

DO NOT LIVE HERE! Far away, dated, I had silverfish throughout the year that hasn’t been sorted, internet just cuts out and washers are expensive and don’t even work

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1031970 On 2nd June 18 verified Verified student

Really enjoyed my time in Blenheim. The walk isn’t ideal in rain and ice but lovely through summer and can walk through the park to get to uni so it’s not all bad! Hall maintenance were quick to sort things if need be. MAKE USE OF THE COMMON ROOM FOR PREDRINKS. Hardly anyone used it but is this year which was great as cleanup was minimal and music could be hooked up to speakers.

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Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member826130 On 22nd March 17 verified Verified student

Ridiculously strict with having the kitchen windows closed even when it was just me and one other flat mate in the kitchen talking. Also the area is very rough multiple times I've seen drunk people walking around in the middle of the day and once got threatened by an older man on the walk back from uni. Other than that the staff are all lovely and always make an effort to talk to us and with it being a small halls it's very easy to get to know everybody

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Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member422473 On 16th May 16 verified Verified student

Extremely expensive for very old and run down halls

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Student Review: 2.1 /5
By member819794 On 26th November 15 verified Verified student

good atmosphere, awful location and small rooms and kitchen. not enough table space for the whole flat to sit down together.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member106354 On 21st April 15 verified Verified student

Value for Money - The kitchen facilities are not great, the rooms are nice but basic, the bathrooms are very good. Location - Up 2 big hills and also not the nicest areas either Hall Management - Had no hot water for over 4 days, reported it everyday and nothing was done. Report a broken hob on the oven and that still hasn't been fixed. Cleaning - even though the cleaners are quite noisy, they do a very good job and are very polite Common Room - decent size, good facilities, its a shame that more people do not use it Social Experience - like any halls, very sociable, it allows you to meet some great people

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member86194 On 18th April 15 verified Verified student

The halls could do with a bit of a makeover, expecially the kitchen. Ive seen a number of silverfish in the bathroom, bedroom (including my bed), and the kitchen. Told management about it and they say we just need to clean, which we constantly do. This has been a problem since October and nothing will be done as management says silverfish are not harmful.weve found them in our kitchen cupboards which id a hygiene problem. Halls are nicelu set out, 180 odd people, nice little community. Friendly atmosphere. No far from city, but the hill to the halls is steep. Pay 113 a week, which we feel is too much for the halls. Wed feeln 90/100 should be the maximum

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Student Review: 2.5 /5
By JC2605 On 30th March 15 verified Verified student

Blenheim is situated about a mile up a hill from the city centre, definitely set apart from the uni. The kitchens are very basic (school chairs and desk are basically the kitchen table), and the security guard are your constant help if you need assistance but they don't do too much. Maintenance wise - any issue will be dealt with literally the next morning and it's always fixed! But don't expect any luxury.

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