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I've lived in student accommodation in Nottingham, Manchester and Cardiff and comparing these with Sinnet Court, my views are following: Nice rooms and buildings & front yard, great location (close to uni, quiet area, close to buses to city centre, close to various shops and amenities on Cowley Rd). Friendly and helpful staff, common areas are cleaned once weekly by professional cleaners. Mainly occupied by postgraduate and mature students. The only downside is the limited number of washing machines and tumble dryers. A space where one could dry their clothes (if they do not want to tumble dry it) would be appreciated too. Overall, I recommend.
Although just spent a few months here but definitely a recommended campus. The price is not too expensive but reasonable enough to provide great service and facilities. Not too far from the centre, Tesco,Co-op, can walk to the university for just 10-15 mins.
Definitely recommend! I have lived in a few Brookes accommodations - this is by far my favourite. The location is very close to the uni, Cowley road and easy bus ride into town. The staff are very friendly and will respond to queries efficiently, and the cleaners are lovely. It is rare that there will be any problems with noise, it is generally quiet. The outside space is very aesthetic and always clean. There can be problems with the wifi but not too much of an issue.
In terms of cost, Sinnet Court offers the lowest. Location is around 20 minutes relaxing walk to John Henry Brookes Building, 10 minutes walk to nearest Tesco and 30-45 minutes walk to the city center. The people in charge in the management office are very friendly and are very prompt in reply to any questions even via email. In addition to that, they're also quick to handle any complaints such as, changing any products, which in our flat happened twice. Cleaning is done twice a week along with taking our trash. Communal areas are also relatively spacious. My flatmates are all very friendly, we all get along very well and even have weekly dinner together. Both Brookes and Eduroam wifi works perfectly. I highly recommend Sinnet Court!
Excellent management team led by Amanda Gregory. Interior design is however old school and frankly miserable for the price you pay, especially the bedroom curtains. Wifi is has terrible connection on all my devices from my personal experience. Outdoor social space is excellent with a beautiful garden area as seen on photos.
As a postgraduate international student I found this accommodation great for my needs. The flats are only a 10min walk to the University and a 30min walk into the city centre. They are also incredibly close to the bus stop and decent walking distance to Tesco. The bedroom and bathroom are a decent size and the kitchen is good for having people over. However the amount of fridge and freezer space is lacking. Noise travels a bit so if you have rowdy neighbors or flatmates you wont get much peace. However most people in the accommodation are second year or above so you typically only have to deal with noise on the weekends. I would recommend this accommodation to those that enjoy having an active social life.
Office officials can be lovely and are most of the time, sinnet let us out of our contracts early due to corona. Rooms are a decent size, however there was a problem with bed bugs within the halls. Took a very long time to get them sorted as the office didn’t believe us. Our entire kitchen shorted twice meaning our food went bad and we never herd back about compensation. Other then that, pretty decent place to stay if you have already established a friend group so good for anybody not in there first year.
Rooms are large for halls and the kitchen was enormous. Nice location and close to bus stops. Bins from the kitchen get taken out for you regularly and the kitchen gets cleaned. Maintenance man is usually quick to come and help if there's a problem. Noise travels through the vents so don't expect any peace if any of your flatmates are in the kitchen. Washing is so expensive that I spent the entire time handwashing instead. Internet sucks as in most halls. Post is only delivered on weekdays. For parcel delivery there is no way to buzz someone up so you have to go to the ground floor to get it. If you miss a parcel you have to go to blackbird leys to collect it. Overall it's quieter than other halls but really expensive
Great location essentially just between the campus and Cowley which is really handy! The rooms are definitely big enough and its really nice having a private bathroom. The kitchen areas are kept very clean by the cleaners which is particularly nice - and not something lots of students are used to! Wifi can be quite spotty which isn't ideal but thats more Brookes' responsibility than Sinnet Court's. Overall a good place to live.
Alright value, very good location for the price. Usually the office was polite however dealing with a dangerous flatmate in quarantine they were completely useless, twisted words and played us against each other in fear of being sued for negligence and broke up friendships by disclosing private emails. I personally was also followed by maintenance staff around the cowley tesco's after I moved out asking why I was still in Oxford and where I was living if it wasn't at the accom, which was very personal and quite weird. Although there is a sofa area there is no social space and any attempt of fun is shut down by noise complaints. Plus eduroam doesnt work there at all and hello brookes wifi is slow so you need to have your own wifi to be safe. Also the cats constantly follow you into the accom and dont leave your flat if they accidentally follow you in.. Aside from that deliveries hardly come in and when they do the drivers ring your bell 100+ times. There is also barely any hot water.
Friendly staff and wardens. Any issue would be sorted out within short period of time. Ideal location as it is near to both the University and Cowley road. I would definitely recommend Sinnet Court for future students.
I absolutely loved my stay at Sinnet Court, I was there 2 years in total. Location is perfect, walking distance to everything you could need and close by links to public transport. Sat in a really nice residential street. Large green areas to sit outside in summer. yes the laundry is a little pricey however it is still cheaper than the local launderette. Big bedrooms and kitchen areas, I shared a 6 bed and had the best experiences. Sinnet Court could do with a little upgrade to the interior as this is looking a little worn against Canterbury House (my friend lived there). Price is definitely on the lower side of what is out there, would be nice if shorter contract lengths were available. Over all I had a great stay here and encourage others to consider this style accommodation it really is hassle free living with a cheaper price tag and better maintained then any student house I have seen!
Living here was pretty decent. Good walking distance to Tesco's, university and of course cowley road. Downsides of this would be the laundry being way too expensive for what you are already paying, driers don't work well. It would be better to live with friends then people you don't know. My mistake. Some people are friendly others not so much. Wardens and complaints aren't taken seriously from what I experienced, sound travels here and can hear most things. Staff around are really nice and as mentioned repairs happen often in the kitchen and room. Other then that, it's a good choice and convenient.
The rooms were a good size, but double beds or 3/4 would fit better. The wetrooms were a good enough ensuit but were filled with mold constantly flooded which was annoying. The carpets were quiet disgusting and very old.. they should probably switch to flooring to keep the rooms cleaner. Cleaners wouldn't clean if you were in the kitchen and there was a lot of maintenance staff in and out of the flat constantly, and for a girl alone in the flat that can be quite intimidating. However, there are very friendly office staff and the sweetest blonde warden, they were always very helpful with queries. To be truthful for the amount you pay, you expect the accommodation to be better quality (understandably its 15 years old but there is a lot that needs to be updated). Overall the social experience is fine if you choose who you live with you will do well, or have kind neighbors as I did. You have to be mindful, the main reason you have to chose Sinnet is for the location.
Sinnet Court is based in an Ideal location. It's a short walk to uni and a short walk to supermarkets in Cowley, there's a bus stop at the end of the road if you want to go into the city center. It's ideal that it's for second and third year students only so you can focus on your studies without it being too noisy and I was lucky enough to have very nice flat mates. The staff are very helpful and always respond to emails promptly and if there are any maintenance issues they try and get it fixed asap. But unfortunately in our flat we were always asking for something to be fixed - In January the hot water stopped work which was not ideal, on a few occasions the oven stopped working, our fridges constantly had ice build so half way through the year we had to de-ice both fridges. There were s wear and tear problems in the kitchen, for example one of draws kept breaking but we fixed that ourselves We also had a suspected pest issue. Which we think got resolved.
Location is great as it's close to Oxford Brookes and close to Cowley Road. We had multiple maintenance issues, appliances breaking, storage e.g. kitchen draws breaking, rats in our roof which took months to deal with, the bedroom window broke at one point which meant I wasn't able to close it which was reported but I had a response letting me know it wasn't "priority" as I was the first floor, therefore I'd have to wait at least a week. The wifi was very unreliable, which was difficult with deadlines. Towards the end of semester (dissertation deadlines) we weren't allowed to use our kitchen for a week, from 9am - 5pm with an hour (roughly) break usually between 12pm - 1pm, for us to use the kitchen. This was inconvenient because we were in lectures and by the time we'd arrive back at the flat, would be whilst the kitchen was being used to fix the ventilation. Other flats had this work done during the half term which would've been more convenient.
Overall pretty good, amazing location, especially for Brookes students, office staff are very lovely, but never seem to be in - maintenance issues are resolved quickly, wifi had some pretty rough patches of completely not working, sound travels very easily through the walls, unfortunately very easy to lock yourself out due to a strange lock system, wardens are nice but aren't much help, usually pretty quiet across the accommodation.
Not bad for student halls in oxford. Location is great for main campus and nursing placements at the hospitals. The only social spaces are the kitchen, no common room or computer room. Grounds are nicely kept which is good. Laundry is expensive but provided by circuit. Staff are friendly and polite
The halls are cheap per week but you have to pay for 52 weeks which makes the monthly payments a lot! It’s a shame you can’t choose to stay for 32 week contracts. The laundry room is small and doesn’t have enough machines for 200 students on site and is far too expensive for washing. The bedrooms are a good size with en suite, although a small double bed would be better and appeal to more people. The kitchen is huge and definitely needs an extra freezer, as 3 drawers between 6 is a joke!! Safe and quiet most of the time and easy walking distance to uni, Cowley and city centre. Parcels are a bit of a nightmare to be delivered so that could be addressed. Could do with modernisation to fit in line with some of the newer halls that are also available.
Good facilities with a decent sized room with adequate storage. However, there is nothing in these halls that justifies the rent going up two years in a row. In addition, there are not enough washing machines and dryers for 200 tenants and the total cost of £5 for a wash and dry is extortionate for students. Otherwise a perfectly good accommodation.
Well looked after halls and great staff who always respond to emails and queries. Always kept clean and tidy and the halls are on the quieter side which I like. However I loathe how much it costs to wash and dry your clothes (£5 total) and there is nowhere to hang washing out to dry despite their being plenty of space - ironic too when Brookes prides itself in being eco-friendly.
I lived in another hall of residence for the first year and it was expensive, not even worth the money and no cleaners. I found that there is a huge difference between Sinnet court and the other one. I spent 3 years in Sinnet court, and I would say it is just a great hall to live in, affordable price and good position (well connected to uni, city centre, Cowley road and Templars Square Shopping Centre ). Really, so friendly and efficient staff. Would like to thank Amanda and Alma for prompting to respond quickly and efficiently to any of my issues or queries. I never had a problem with them. Great cleaning and maintenance services. Lovely social spaces and kitchen areas in every flat. The room is very spacious, well designed and has plenty of light. There is a good-sized garden where students usually have picnic in summer Generally, this place just made my experiences in Oxford great. I did quite enjoy living there and wouldn't choose anywhere else to live in Oxford.
The location of Sinnet court is amazing. 15-20 minutes walk to town or Uni. Bus takes around 10 minutes and arrives every 5 minutes. The value for money is quite good. However, it is split in a weird way meaning you have to pay over £800 for the first couple of month and then not pay anything for the last three month or so. A major con is that it is very very difficult to receive parcels as there is no way for them to be stored if no one is in your flat. I’ve had three letters being lost as well. Other than that the flats are in good condition and quite big compared to other halls like Clive booth.
I have spent 3 years in this halls! Pros- Fantastic location, really efficient staff and great size bedrooms and kitchens. Cons- single beds, WiFi and could do with some modernising. The fact they don’t accept parcels any more isn’t really a bit deal considering the uni have amazon lockers and arranging deliveries with housemates. Renovations can be a little inconvenient but it’s great that the accommodation is looked after. Would like to thank amanda and Alma for making sure all my concerns or issues were dealt with quickly and efficiently:)
Out of the other 2 other student accommodations I've live in this has been the worst. We are provided with the absolute bare minimum. There is no iron and mop provided (my other halls had an iron and mop) ventilation didn't work properly for half year. Reception doesn't accept parcels which for students who are out during the day is a little inconvenient. Oven and hob were awful. No extractor fan for half a year.
Overall, loved my experience within Sinnet Court. Much easier after living in a house as bills are all included, bins are taken out (no arguments) and cleaned properly once a week. Yet, I think the cost of accommodation is a little steep I know it's Oxford but comparative with private house rentals with double beds, washing machines etc... Wifi was also temperamental which was not ideal and to have to pay £5 a wash with only one communal laundry area was a bit ridiculous (esp for the price). However, a safe environment that is well located to uni, Cowley Road and bus links was fantastic!
Good location as in between uni and shops. Good spacious bedrooms and a nice feel to the whole site. The cleaning services are very good, even take out the communal bins for you. However Hall management never seem to be there when you need them. And often maintenance issues take weeks to be fixed, which was the case with my leaking toilet.
Good enough. The rooms are a good size, staff members are all very nice and friendly, facilities all work well and the location is decent for Cowley and Oxford. Plus the cats are a good bonus. Annoyingly, the office won't accept parcels and there's no safe area to keep them which is annoying. Laundry facilities are provided by Circuit and cost £5 for a wash and a dry despite the driers not drying. Sound travels very easily through the halls so you can hear conversations upstairs. Often the Wardens aren't very helpful when trying to resolve issues with neighbours and there are lots of cleaners/contractors who come into your flat weekly which at times can feel invasive. Generally, I did quite enjoy it here, although I think part of me probably stayed for convenience more than comfort/value for money
Pros: Rooms are large, yet remain cosy. Plenty of space and low noise levels. The bathrooms have all the facilities you need. Wifi has been great on the whole. Kitchen is spacious. The laundry facilities are rarely busy. Quick at fixing issues. Cons: The mattresses are old and uncomfortable. Some appliances in the kitchen are outdated. Small freezer room for 6 people. Doesn't accept parcels, which means travelling to the delivery centre. Overall: The halls are on the expensive side, but they are also one of the nicer ones in Oxford.
Great location and value for money. Large common spaces and a variety of size flats which is great if you want to live with less people. Private outside space for summer which come with the cutest and friendliest cats ever!! Halls are clean and if there is ever a problem it is fixed very quickly. Close to pubs, Oxford Brooks uni and Oxford town centre. If I had to think of one negative thing Wifi can at times be a little slow at times but that is me being super fussy! Would highly recommend after staying there for two years!
Great location, not too loud for university accommodation. Definitely worth staying here - brilliant staff, and also cleaning services are good although could be better. Also rooms available for disabled students. Overall I have very much enjoyed my stay here and would recommend to anybody.
Great location, friendly and helpful staff, kitchens could do with being renovated but overall had a great stay here. Large rooms, good value for money, bills, internet all included and they do rent plans for paying with your loan