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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