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Modern hall near the Uni of Reading
Luxury studios and extensive social spaces
And it's only 25 minutes from the University of Reading
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Considering we’re so close to London, what we pay for what we get is very fair. The surroundings of Benyon are beautifully natural, and you’ll often see birds in the pond and squirrels in the trees. Very fond of the Benyon cat too!
Highly disappointed by the standard of these halls. Kitchens are in desperate need of an update and there is limited areas to socialise. The wet rooms cause damp and as a result I had a silverfish infestation which was not dealt well- forcing me to come home. Overall Benyon hall is substandard and would discourage anyone from applying for them.
Benyon hall is nice from my experience. It's roughly a 15 minute walk away from the Whiteknights uni campus, which at least wakes you up every morning. The area has a pond and JCR hut next to it and is pretty friendly. Wifi is quite good and value for money isn't bad. I've enjoyed my time at the halls. The bedrooms are a reasonable size with a good amount of storage. The bathroom could be better, so best to check the hall out yourself and see if it's up to your standards. Overall, cleaning by staff was always done perfectly every week in the kitchen and the freshers week was amazing at Benyon! I would recommend coming to Benyon hall since it really is a good hall. It's definitely not luxurious or a premium hall like stent on but has a nice atmosphere always here.
So happy I chose this hall! Bathrooms are ensuite which is great, kitchen is large and room has multiple plug sockets which are very handy! Halls team come to sort out problems very quickly and the jcr is a fantastic communal space that we use regularly to watch tv and socialise.
The wet room ruins the modern look of the actual bedroom. It is furnished nicely. The kitchen is OK but is a bit old. Cookers are ancient. Socially there is noone about as opposed to halls on campus where there is a much better atmosphere. Only social spot is the small JCR hut which is 95% of the time empty. For what you pay for, you could get much better halls at reading such as mccombie.
If you're after a social hall Benyon isn't the place for that, though there is a communal room you're able to use no one goes there and the JCR I had poorly organised any kind of event they put on. For the price you pay you would expect to not have millions of silverfish in literally every room, only good things about Benyon is the location is lovely and green and it's less than a 3 min walk to greggs.
Feels to far away from uni. Room full of silverfish and the shower floor is basically the whole ensuite floor. The water gets all over the bathroom floor and it's annoying. Warden is way too strict on small things as well.
There is never going to be a 'perfect' hall of residence. Benyon has clean, fairly modern rooms, with a wet room ensuite, which I like. The kitchen is good size with enough storage and space to do general kitchen things. There needs to be more common areas to socialise, although the hut is rather nice. The geese are terrifying but cool. Security is good.