Discovery Heights

Review Breakdown

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

Reviews

Anonymous

Overall I really like my accommodation as it is located in a really central point of Plymouth so I am very close to the university and to the centre. I also like the fact that I have access to a common room and a study area. The only downside to my accommodation is that stuff regularly needs fixing and that my flat is not in a great place as we are next to quite a few studio flats who do not socialise.

Anonymous

Perfect location, directly opposite the uni and also close to the town and a supermarket. Great opportunity to share a flat with others while still having your own bathroom. Loved living here.

Anonymous

As halls go in Plymouth, this is pretty decent. Really close to uni, easy access to shops and nightlife. Very much appreciated having my own bathroom, however bathroom and room did have a caravan feel and things break easily, considering rent is quite expensive. Very social building with lots going on, although sometimes things in discovery heights especially, escalate quickly ...

Anonymous

Halls are a fantastic experience, I have made some of my closest friends through them and the support they provide makes it easier to learn to live independently! The facilities themselves can be considered rather underwhelming with boilers way beyond the need to be replaced and the lack of ventilation causing grot and mold to build up quickly. Flatmates can be an annoying nuisance (many sleepless nights) but also a wonderful comfort blanket to hide from the real world with.

Anonymous

Good place to live. Close to uni and town and tesco is on the bottom floor, washing is a little expensive. Good security and no RAs so good for nights out

Anonymous

Location is perfect for university students, close to town and to the university. The social side could be improved with limited events for the whole accommodation, mainly a dominoes event early in the year. More free food has to be key in my opinion and quizzes would work also. Prizes mean social interaction.

Anonymous

The location of the university was very good, even taking the stairs down from the 6th floor got you to lectures on the main campus in minutes. The social experience with good, with a dominoes pizza event thrown early in the year to get people interacting they need to promote floor type event as I am still in touch with people from my flat and my floor. Outside of these zones interaction was limited.

Anonymous

My flat mates weren’t what I was expecting which Made my experience worse. Despite that the location was excellent literally across the road from the uni with a Tesco on the bottom floor which was perfect!! Kitchen was great for pres but my room was far enough away to avoid much noise

Anonymous

Very easy living. Bit expensive and some things take a while to be repaired eg lift and side door. Could be cheaper as the company are unfairly making extortionate profits off students already in enough financial difficulty.

Anonymous

Discovery heights is in a great location just off campus and right next to the city centre. My room was great with stunning views the only downfall of the rooms were that they all only had single beds. All rooms also boast an en suit which was great. The social areas were spacious and comfortable. Discovery heights has a reputation for being one of the most socialble halls in Plymouth. Unlike many other halls of residence there are no RA’s meaning the party can go on all night. I am very happy that I chose to experience my first year at uni at disco and I am very grateful for all the friends I met there

Anonymous

Lots of social events in freshers. Good quality rooms, kitchens etc. Lift has been broken for 3 months now, I chose disco because it had two lifts but only one works half the time. Side door doesn’t work either. Fun halls, great view from the top floor too.

Anonymous

Discovery Heights is a really nice place to live, the reception staff are very helpful and friendly, the rooms are a good size and the location is great as you’re right next to the Uni.

Anonymous

Overall pretty good, a great place to make friends and good selection of facilities including the communal and study areas. Unfortunately unreliable lifts that are frequently broken and out of order, and other small annoyances that do make it feel as though you aren’t getting completely what you’re paying for. Incredibly close to the university and town centre, an overall great location.

Anonymous

Discovery heights is in the heart of Plymouth. It is full of cheer and everyone is always so happy to be around. The flats are very spacious and the kitchens are very large. The rooms are all ensuite and quite large for the size of the room. You get a single bed and a desk to do uni work. Discovery heights is located on cobourg street just across from the main entrance to Plymouth university. It is a short walk to the hoe and the Barbican and located close to Sainsbury’s and a short walk to Aldi. Discovery heights is very safe and is always lit when you are coming back from a night out.

Anonymous

Good location however with about a 2 minute walk to uni (the traffic lights now take forever when I lived there though) and the rooms were good. Social experience was good to begin with, but as the year went on more arguments occured which was natural. Really close to town, train station and coach station meaning it's easy to get to travel. Room was also an ensuite, although should be stated that the water frequently went off? Good working space and plenty of storage, if you get a good side of the building you can see out to the Sound and the River Tamar. Good washing machine facilities. Negatives: Bad room for any car parking for visitors, was loud and rowdy, people used to jump in the lifts to break them, lost my parcels multiple times and people have died in Discovery Heights due to legal highs and overly drunk. Also was consistent building work next door when I lived there, that started at 5 in the morning and didn't stop until 7 at night.

Anonymous

Location is great, opposite the university and town is at the end of the car park. The room is spacious and heats up quickly. On the top floor the wind is really noisy when it picks up, I had an issue with my window which took almost 3 months to have fixed. Any small issues are fixed within days and there is a MOT service before Christmas where any issues not dealt with are highlighted and fixed. There are occasional events in the common room (icebreaker pizza, icebreaker breakfast, Christmas party) but once you make friends it’s easy and fun to have your own fun in your flats. Two lifts are great because one is usually broken but I can still get to the top floor without having to use the stairs. Cleaners are lovely. Take your own bins out with a bin room provided on the ground floor as well as bike storage. Had a few issues with wifi but that’s the fault of the internet provider not unite.

Anonymous

I lived in discovery heights in my first year of study. The location is perfect, the university is just a couple of minutes away as is town centre and the train station isn't too far away either, -8 minute walk- the staff are friendly and helpful and any problems with maintenance was dealt with ASAP. The only reason I didn't put 5 stars is that of the laundry facility. There are plenty of machines, however, quite often I'd fill the machine up only to find out as I press start that the machine isn't working - out of order signs would really be helpful! I had no problems with my flat itself, we all had en-suite rooms and only shared the kitchen, which had plenty to offer - perfect for socialising with flatmates!