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3.19 / 5

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This hall has recently been refurbished, I was one of the first to live here after the refurbishment, hence, everything was clean and new (smelt fresh paint). We got a cheaper price than usually as there were some refurbishments on the way, the price will rise once finished. As we was 10 in a flat, there were more kitchen appliances such as 2 induction hobs, 2 kettle, 2 sinks, 4 fridges/freezer,... The problem was that there were not enough place to seat when everyone was in the kitchen. The bedroom was just perfect, really spacious, the bed was really big. However you will highly depend on bus whether to buy some food or to get to the city center.

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By member1147009
On 28th March 20
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Oxford Brookes University Hall Rankings


Parade Green #4
Sinnet Court #5
Dorset House #6
The Park (formerly Slade Park) #7
Edna Rose and Champneys Court #8
Cheney Student Village #9
Clive Booth Student Village #10
Westminster Hall #11
Paul Kent Hall #12
Crescent Hall #13

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Most helpful review

This hall has recently been refurbished, I was one of the first to live here after the refurbishment, hence, everything was clean and new (smelt fresh paint). We got a cheaper price than usually as there were some refurbishments on the way, the price will rise once finished. As we was 10 in a flat, there were more kitchen appliances such as 2 induction hobs, 2 kettle, 2 sinks, 4 fridges/freezer,... The problem was that there were not enough place to seat when everyone was in the kitchen. The bedroom was just perfect, really spacious, the bed was really big. However you will highly depend on bus whether to buy some food or to get to the city center.

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By member1147009
On 28th March 20
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Q&A


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What size are the beds given in paul Kent halls. Are they a single or a small double?
By member1190213 On 17th August 23
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Isn't the rent just above £140.00 per week? Or has it changed?
By member1250285 On 5th August 20
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Is the parking for students? Im a mature student moving to the halls. And in the brooks website the rent is £140 a week not 149. Can you confirm please
By member1347558 On 27th April 20
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what's wrong with location?
By member746064 On 24th February 20
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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member1147009 On 28th March 20 verified Verified student

This hall has recently been refurbished, I was one of the first to live here after the refurbishment, hence, everything was clean and new (smelt fresh paint). We got a cheaper price than usually as there were some refurbishments on the way, the price will rise once finished. As we was 10 in a flat, there were more kitchen appliances such as 2 induction hobs, 2 kettle, 2 sinks, 4 fridges/freezer,... The problem was that there were not enough place to seat when everyone was in the kitchen. The bedroom was just perfect, really spacious, the bed was really big. However you will highly depend on bus whether to buy some food or to get to the city center.

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Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member738585 On 27th May 19 verified Verified student

It’s a bit far out from city but I’ve really got no other complaints about it

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member1037931 On 14th May 19 verified Verified student

Had an awful time at halls, spent most of the time travelling home as I didn’t enjoy halls at all

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member921984 On 23rd April 16 verified Verified student

Fairly quiet- we don't have many party flats, and if we do it's just during popular nights out. Room size is decent and the fact that we have en-suite bathrooms is a huge plus- although the bathrooms are literally a wooden container mounted inside the room, looking just like airplane bathrooms. The lighting is quite poor- windows are small and they never fully open. Hall management... The hall manager is a very annoying lady, although the wardens are usually really helpful- I remember that one time I basically sliced half of my finger and the duty warden bandaged my wound. We only have a common room- really good when you are in desperate need for a Snickers or a Coke. Otherwise, it's quiet and almost no one goes in there- it looks like any other regular living room.

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Student Review: 2.3 /5
By member621866 On 14th April 16 verified Verified student

The hall wardens and staff are more concerned with the reputation of the halls and have a serious attitude problem - other than that the actual place is quite alright.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member720855 On 10th February 16 verified Verified student

Quite quiet, but close knit family witching PK! Needs a cash machine on site though

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Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member1120768 On 27th January 16 verified Verified student

Despite the location, I actually really enjoyed living at Paul Kent. As there are less people living in the halls you generally get to know everyone on site through trips on the U5 to uni and also fairly close to both Crescent and Slade. I cannot fault the staff who regularly organise events and free pizza nights, which doesn't happen at other halls and also really friendly. I know most people are disappointed by the location but everyone seems to get used to it. Its defiantly not the end of the world if you get put in Paul Kent

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Student Review: 2.3 /5
By member1219641 On 24th November 15 verified Verified student

Issues take a while to be cleared up, when issues raised usually get an unkind response from the manager, buses aren't always reliable from the location, wifi can be rubbish, had issues with showers and water and the fridge. Maybe not enough space for 9 people.

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Student Review: 2.2 /5
By member48394 On 29th April 15 verified Verified student

Alright, far away from everything but free bus helped.

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Student Review: 2.2 /5
By member78103 On 28th April 15 verified Verified student

not the most sociable halls, but goo otherwise

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member78073 On 28th April 15 verified Verified student

Very good ensuite halls for the money and good sized room! Simple but good kitchen! Awful location

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Student Review: 2.3 /5
By member87878 On 27th April 15 verified Verified student

Not much of a party place, have to be silent by 11pm due to being surrounded by houses with children.

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member127874 On 27th April 15 verified Verified student

Okay place but not worth the amount of money I'm paying

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Student Review: 3.8 /5
By FearlessHerbivore102 On 27th April 15 verified Verified student

Paul kent hall is a really lovely place to live, I have a non ensuite room and therefore it is cheaper to live and you get a bigger room. You are fairly away from shops but that's not really an issue for anyone and we love living here

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Student Review: 3.8 /5
By georgie On 27th April 15 verified Verified student

Paul Kent is a small accommodation halls in comparison to others like Clive Booth but it is a beautiful setting. The hall staff and wardans and amazing people, extremely friendly and happy to help with anything. Room sizes to vary but are overall a good size with a decent size kitchen in all flats. The one major down side is university buses are few and far between and can often be late, so when staying at Paul Kent it is best to plan for an earlier bus. My experience at Paul Kent halls has overall been an amazing time.

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