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I loved staying in Kimber. Although who you get as housemates is pure luck I was very lucky with mine. The halls themselves are well managed and great to be in. The cleaning is good although sometimes they do not clean because it is 'too messy'? The common room is a really nice social room for parties or watching sport, it could do with a couple more bits and pieces but otherwise its great.
Complete rip off, the prices are ridiculous for what it is. The rooms and especially the toilets in the rooms are outdated. Rooms are really small and dark. And got darker over the year because no one washed the windows from outside and at the end of the year they were so dusty! Kitchens are refurbished so they are okay but way too small for 10 people. Location is quite unsafe right next to St Marys, think there were three stabbings there during the year I lived in Kimber.
DMA is a lovely place to stay, however, when we arrived, we discovered that our kitchen had no proper ovens - instead, we had table top ovens of which one didn't work. On a side note, after realising that one of these 'ovens' did not function properly, nor the microwave, they were promptly replaced with new ones by the site management. Overall, the rooms and bathrooms are a nice size, storage and shelfing is plentiful, the common room is a tad on the small side (but then we are in the smallest halls) and the kitchens need a bit of work. It has been a good experience overall so far.
I was in David Moxon Annexe for my first year of Uni. The rooms are great the location is also great. The downside was that the cleaners pretty much did nothing and you would be lucky to ever get your post because the hatch (where you collect your post) which was meant to be open for most of the day was pretty much never open!
Really nice halls - I lived in DMA and it was a close-knit family feel. Everyone was friendly and you got to know all of your neighbours. Bonus? You could roll out of bed at 8.50 and still make it to your 9am class on time!
I hate this place with a passion. Red kitchen didnt even have a real oven or table OR chairs. Was absolutely terrible and in comparison to my friends at universities such as Loughborough, Bath, UEA, etc. They paid less and seemingly got a greater living space. So again, Solent ripped us all off and made it harder to survive the year financially.
room size is good, en-suite bathrooms are small and not very nice. some kitchens are good, some of them aren't as up to date. In Kimber there is only one common room, which is ok, but no one uses. laundry room is small and busy. cleaners are good but grumpy, management is varied, some staff are nice whereas others are quite horrible.