Orchard Heights

Review Breakdown

Location
Social Experience
Social Areas
Your Room
Value for Money
Internet / WiFi

Reviews

Anonymous

Good location, near to the city centre and uni which is great. The rooms are so nice, they clean our kitchens twice a month which is also good. In terms of social experience, mine was quite poor. I didn't get placed with people who were like me (which is how I described my ideal room mates when I applied), the social experience in the common rooms were very minimal and the extra events they had should've been publicised better for a better outcome.

Anonymous

Location is perfect in the middle of the city and is very easy to get to clubs and uni. The rooms are great although they do get a little too hot in summer but other than that they are spacious with great en suite bathrooms. Social life is good although complaints are common if you make noise after 10:30. Also the study space is useful and I spent most of my pre exam time studying in there as its quiet, has wifi and charging ports.

Anonymous

Orchard Heights is overall a good accommodation, newly built with great facilities. You have to pay for laundry,

Anonymous

Good modern building with good facilities. The courtyard is a good place to socialise and there are two large common rooms good for socialising and studying. There are also a lot of free activities offered from yoga, netball, movie nights with free pizza. The locations is very convenient being just a 5 minute walk from the university campus and very close to the city centre.

Anonymous

Social area not very social, Nice rooms with ensuites and great location - close to uni and town and all clubs. Long walk up stairs to get to uni though but good morning workout haha.

Anonymous

Orchard Heights has a really great location, right in the heart of the city centre. It's not the most sociable halls and it's quite expensive but the rooms are really nice and the kitchens and living space are big.

Anonymous

I have enjoyed my time at Orchard Heights. Its located in a very good area only a short walk to both the University and the city centre. Despite it being on the pricey side it is definitely worth it.

Anonymous

Great city centre location. Rooms are all ensuite and spacious. Nicely furnished for students. Kitchen shared between 10 people means great way to socialise and meet new people

Anonymous

It has a wonderful location with everything you need (shops, bars, clubs and restaurants) being well within walking distance. The rooms are spacious and the common rooms well equipped with pool and ping pong tables, as well as having separate study and music rooms. The staff are lovely and offer a very supportive environment. Activities organised by the halls are enjoyable and very varied.

Anonymous

The location is great with multiple night clubs and pubs all within walking distance. There's also multiple small supermarkets nearby so it's super easy to go grab some food or alcohol last minute. It's also a short walk from a shopping centre, the coach station and most of the academic buildings. The rooms are great, each has a double bed and ensuite. Also the staff at the university put on lots of events throughout the year such as movie nights and formals in the Wills Memorial Building.

Anonymous

Good location- city centre. Lots of clubs and shops within walking distance. University within walking distance. O2 is academy is next door, but very rarely hear any excessive noise.

R�_is�_n Jacobson

I like having an en suite and such a large common room. We have movies there every Sunday. But main doors are often broken and the walls are very thin. There are 10 of us in my flat but the kitchen is big enough for about 7 people.

Anonymous

I like having an ensuite and the location is great -- just 10 minutes away from campus. But, the room is very small and my kitchen is too small for me and my nine flatmates. And the maintenance can be slow; my flatmate has only had one curtain since we moved in. She reported it straight away and we've now bee living here for over two months! It's also really expensive.

Anonymous

The location was right in the centre of Bristol, very convenient as shops were very nearby and just a street away. The walk to university was very short and was the perfect location for university, shops and transport. The rooms were a bit small, but had great storage - the en suite rooms were very modern and brand new but a bit small. Kitchen facilities were modern too. The social spaces were great, with good study spaces, snooker and table tennis facilities. There were many social events too arranged by the JCR including formals, sports events and pizza nights.

Anonymous

Very Good accommodation, closet to science and maths you can get, extremely easy to roll out of bed and get to lectures in 5 minutes. They always have different events on to meet people and there are a lot of clubs and bars close by, the O2 arena underneath is a great place to go. The social areas were clean and fun to play table tennis and revise in. My room was a smallish size but the ensuite was a great addition and the kitchen was very nice, however your kitchen experience will differ depending on your flatmates. It is quite expensive though and the reason I moved was to go somewhere cheaper. The internet was good but fairly often in peak times it'd crash, be very slow or lag. The bike shed inside the halls was a great touch that I appreciated a lot.

Anonymous

It’s so new and so really modern. Every room has an ensuite bathroom, making it a little more expensive than shared bathroom halls. It has a massive downstairs common area with pool, table tennis, a music room, study areas and even a kitchen, as well as a smaller upstairs common area. There were only five washing machines when I lived there (2016) and as they were industrial sized washing was rather expensive (£4.50 for a wash and dry in my year). The company that runs the laundry, circuit, is also horrendous but most student halls around the country use it sadly. Our flat was a corner flat and so it had one large hall area which was great for socialising, others had a long corridor blocked off with multiple fire doors which I found less appealing. The cleaning staff were great, they cleaned our kitchen once every two weeks, and reception staff were usually friendly (Callum is lovely) and hold parcels for you. It is right above the O2 academy so great for music lovers (this also turns into a nightclub on Fridays). I didn’t have any issues with noise from the O2, however my flat was on the top floor so I cannot speak for those on the bottom. Maintenance staff were also great and fixed issues quickly. The universities pastoral team were also lovely and very useful and we had senior residents to look out for us. I felt very secure as a key has to be scanned at 4 doors before accessing your flat (5 including your bedroom). The courtyard was just concrete but fine for socialising.