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One of the better accommodation blocks on Singleton Campus. Bigger kitchen with sofas for socialising would be ideal.

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By member485244
On 27th April 23
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Student Review: 2.1 /5
By member1188205 On 28th June 23 verified Verified student

A very disappointing place to spend thousands of pounds on. Throughout my time staying there, there were continous problems with hot water and Radiators as they just did not warm up. There was only one of the two lifts working at any time and this was an issue for me as I was staying on the top floor. The kitchen is not designed to be a sociable place as there were no sofas and just 1 wooden table with 8 hard plastic chairs. There is only one electric oven between 8. There was an infestation of silverfish throughout the flat. The kitchen fluorescent light fittings are full of dead flies and wasps. The shower in the bathroom often flooded. The gaps between the door frame and my bedroom door let too much light pollution in from the kitchen and corridor lights. All beds in penmaen are single only no doubles or 3/4. I was lucky to have a good view from my bedroom window of Swansea and Mumbles, but that was the only positive of this room and staying in penmaen for me. Avoid this place!

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Student Review: 3.1 /5
By member685711 On 4th May 23 verified Verified student

Lifts regularly break and are left broken for a long time there’s no social spaces within the accommodation to meet those not in your flat however is situated very near the student bar

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member1385534 On 30th April 23 verified Verified student

Standard accommodation overall, the beds are comfy and the rooms are a decent size but we have had several problems with the heating and hot water. They seem to take a few days to resolve them. There are 2 lifts and there is always 1 lift out of service which is a pain as I live on floor 8. There has also been a few times when both lifts are out of order. Maintenance problems are resolved slowly which I think is poor as we pay over £6000 for the year.

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Student Review: 3.1 /5
By member1185317 On 27th April 23 verified Verified student

For such a basic and small accommodation, Penmaen is quite expensive. The facilities are all very basic or slightly faulty. The bedrooms are small with not enough storage, neither do the kitchens have enough storage for 8 people. The wifi cuts out a lot but when it works then it is good. I have had multiple periods without hot water for days, sometimes without heating so they need to upgrade that system. There are no proper social spaces (like other unis have sofas) either. However, there is weekly cleaning and weekly bin changes which takes the pressure off and ensures a nice living space.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member485244 On 27th April 23 verified Verified student

One of the better accommodation blocks on Singleton Campus. Bigger kitchen with sofas for socialising would be ideal.

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member1085189 On 27th April 23 verified Verified student

No spaces to socialise with the flat but the location is ideal for anyone studying on singleton campus

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Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member1185176 On 27th April 23 verified Verified student

The building is in a fantastic location but needs improvement there is no social spaces in the flats or the building as a whole which makes it harder to run events and also means you can only socialise at the kitchen table

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Student Review: 2.9 /5
By member885155 On 27th April 23 verified Verified student

Hot water very temperamental. Radiators broken a couple times. Lifts break very often

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Student Review: 2.3 /5
By member785152 On 27th April 23 verified Verified student

Good for uni accommodations but definitely some improvement needed

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member585142 On 27th April 23 verified Verified student

Convenient, definitely the best on campus (with Horton next door), but you pay a lot for that privilege. Most maintenance issues solved within a week or so, but some took longer.

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member984016 On 12th April 23 verified Verified student

Excellent proximity to the university and other amenities, more social areas in the kitchen would be ideal

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Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member1183997 On 12th April 23 verified Verified student

At little but outdated and expensive for what pay for

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