|Harry Law Hall||#2|
Modern hall near the Uni of Portsmouth
A range of comfortable rooms and flats to choose from
WiFi throughout and stylish interior
It's only 14 minutes from the University of Portsmouth
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Do not have high expectations for this accomodation, I read the reviews before coming here and so didnt have much of a positive image in mind. It was worse than I had imagined. It's super hard to socialise here as there are no common spaces and can leave you feeling isolated, the kitchens arent big enough for everyone so expect for people to take your fridge shelves at least 4 times in the year. It is so noisy at night, so unless you're okay with staying awake til 4am every night I would not recommend living here.. didnt add anything positive to my uni experience
I literally cannot justify the £126 p/w. It is a complete scam, when you arrive you will be greeted to a stuffy, dusty room and a bathroom which are all supposed to be "clean" (heads up it isn't). I suppose the location is good as the distance between the clubs, library and buildings is not too far- however the price is completely ridiculous. The cleaning staff constantly threaten to charge £100 to clean your kitchen if there is even the littlest toast crumb on the side, yet when you compare to how they cleaned your bedroom at the start of the year you have to question... is it even worth it? It's quite difficult to bond with your kitchen mates as its not a flat set-up it is more like a long corridor with doors. Personally, I would not recommend Harry Law to anyone. TLDR; Love yourself and go live in Trafalgar halls (more benefits for a cheaper price x)
Sociallly great, however if you like having a normal sleeping pattern this place isn’t for you. Enjoy being woken up by the builders most mornings and the fire alarm occurs at least once a week, sometimes at 3am.
In my opinion the best halls as it was within a 10 minute from most university buildings. Very good internet speeds. I recommend bringing an ethernet cable for game consoles as they don't allow you to connect through WiFi. Kitchen is fairly small so not much room for socialising.
I've had the best time ever living at Harry Law, It's so social and you get to know everyone in the halls making it one big family! The kitchens are super lovely and the cleaners do so much work for you! The security are such a laugh and super chilled about everything. The rooms are really good sized and there is loads of space. Maintenance are really good as they fix things within a day. I've made friends for life here, when i found out i was placed here i wasn't sure how i felt! Now i wouldn't want to be in accommodation anywhere else.
Everything is going okay so far, hallways are maintained well. Although that's there are repeated occurrences of noise and disturbance late at night from people that I'm not even sure are staying in the halls.
My bedroom was too big for one person, but was the same size as the kitchen, which was too small for nine people. We got charged left right and centre for almost everything they could charge us for, whilst paying £107 a week - which is more expensive than most private landlords. Absolute farce.
It is the dingiest most prison-like environment I have ever been in. The security are rubbish. If you were dying they would finish their cups of tea before they came to help you. Some of the security however are alright. The rooms are reasonable sized and some kitchens are big, but, there is no living room / sofas and so you'll be left with 5 uncomfortable stools for the year. If you're in Harry Law with good people, it's a really good time and the halls are 2 minutes walk from all the good clubs.