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Not bad. The cleaners are good and friendly and come and clean the kitchen every Monday morning. Your letters come through the door, your parcels go to the parcel room, and your signed for parcels go to reception. My room is functional but overlooked. I had to buy a net curtain. It can be noisy at times with parties in other flats and the sports bar right next door. There are no draws for things like your socks so bring something to store them in. I wish the windows opened more. The laundry is expensive but it's managed by an external company (washstation). There are no problems with damp or bugs in this hall! The starrez system brookes accommodation uses is really buggy but that isn't the hall's fault. It's nice that bills are included but I would not pay any more than what I am currently paying for it (£137p/w) and am moving into cheaper halls next year (£126) because having that extra £11 per week makes a big difference!!
Very close to the Headington campus. If you don't mind hearing your flatmates, the people above and the ones from across the courtyard, then proceed. My block smelled of rugby shoes, one could feel it as soon as you'd go in the block. The kitchen was mostly a battlefield for various kinds of germs, but that's due to lack of education from flatmates. The wifi was close to nonexistent, but broadband was great. Great view to the park. Management prompt. Not many laundry facilities.
I am really disappointed with the kind of work they have shown as we paid so much for the halls but the experience is not up to what we paid. It was around mid of may when my final exams for first year just started and the hall management decided to start the construction work just below my flat. Every morning, we had to deal with the drilling and construction noise. after complaining, my flat mates got moved to another buiilding but the fact that I also live in the same flat they did not even consider asking me if i want to get moved, simply because i did not send them the complaint message. If they have kept the student in contract upto certain date, then i beleive they should atleast maintain living environment upto that date. The noise is seriously unbearable but i have no choice. Apart from the noise, the halls does not have lift so if you have to carry heavy luggage and laundrey it can get reallly tiring. The cleaner comes once a week to clean which is alright.
Noisy. Cleaners complain when it's not clean and give you warnings for fines..... Parking is atrocious when there's parking spaces empty that you can't use.... Smell of drugs a lot ... They show you round a nice looking flat then you get a cold, horrible old one without a couch or comfy seats.... Value for money is terrible. Honestly better trying Clive booth instead. Washing machines are good but are down 3 flights of stairs without a lift, and then a trek up the hill. I suppose it saves going to the gym because your sweating more than the gym by the time you've finished. Overall, tbh it's not the best and expensive, and needs updating. Been to other uni halls at half the price and they're twice as good, with parking outside their door, and lifts if there on a floor with stairs.
If you don't want to sleep this is the hall for you. If you do enjoy sleep then don't come here. It is so so loud!! You can hear everything your neighbour is doing, and everything the person above you is doing. Cheney is full of people who like to party and keep you up late into the night. You will hear everyone screaming and shouting as they come back from the clubs from the hours of 2am - 4am and when you phone the halls staff to complain some will do something about it and others won't. It a great place to live it's just a shame it's ruined by the noise.
i absolutely love Cheney, i have met so many lovely people from all the various blocks and we all have so much fun together. Its location is perfect as it is close to the sports bar, gym and to JHB. And if you are playing sports, all the fields are very close. There is also a park that is a 5 minute walk away.
Slightly unfair that some kitchens have been done up and some haven't! But overall nice modern accommodation very close to bus links and the main campus with a good bar and gym right outside!
The ensuite and bedrooms are very good sizes. The kitchens are great sizes however we didnt get a sofa in my flat which was slightly annoying but got a massive dining table. The staff are friendly, easy to get mail. However the wifi was rubbish.
It is stupid that it is a 50 we contract, and it is outrageous that you can only sublet the room to other brookes students. Especially as we are only at the University for half of the contract, the rest of it is holidays
If you don't mind being surrounded by drug deals, obnoxiously loud 18 year olds coming home at 4 AM every single night of the week (except Sunday if you're lucky) and constantly being able to smell marijuana, then this is an alright choice for halls. The location of the halls is great especially if you are based at headington campus and as for the room itself, it is relatively spacious and you get the luxury of an en-suite/wet room. Management is not great, reported drug and noise issues to wardens 3 times however the problem was never dealt with. From mine and others experience, you will either get on really well here or not at all. I'd rate my overall experience at these halls at about 4/10 - really not cool with the drug deals going on within the halls and on the road outside the halls.
Brilliant location right next to the main Gipsy Lane campus, however extremely expensive and have to pay for a whole 50 weeks, therefore paying for accommodation over the holidays which you are not even living in, also not worth the money for what you get. Stupidly expensive.
Clive booth en suite better value for money. Only half of the blocks in Cheney have been refurbished, the other half have the original kitchens with no seating. For the amount of money it isn't worth it, I would have picked Clive in hindsight. However it is very convenient for the sports centre and JHB. Management is poor and staff are rude.
Many of the staff were rude, the management was terrible and it was very over priced with tiny rooms. You could never get any sleep with music/noise/smoking 24/7. There was no sound proofing and the staff didn't seem to care about the problems. Worst year of my life.
Cheney is the perfect location for bars, sports centres and educational facilities, however the guarantee you'll have a brand spanking new kitchen is limited - I was stuck with the old grubby kitchens (boo). And some people are complete and utter a*******
Rooms are inconsistent with refurbishment and the like, yet are all the same price. Utter rip off for those in a unrefurbished flat. Otherwise good location, and great social aspect.
Well sized room with good storage good location to the U1, JHB library, city and headington shops. However had one of the old smaller kitchens. Sometimes can be very noisy in the evening and at night due to people going on nights out. Cleaning is excellent. Over priced for what you get.