Fenton House

Review Breakdown

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

Reviews

Anonymous

Location is perfect if you want to be at the heart of the social and night life and not too far from the uni. Facilities are great, they have a gym, study room, cinema room, games room and common area as well as on site laundry (but you have to pay for it) and a reception area which is there if you have any issues and also to collect parcels. The room itself is quite big for a student residence and I leaned towards choosing this place as it is very modern and contemporary, compared to the other halls of resistance which can look very ugly. During living there i found the only issue i really came across was due to being so close to the nightclub Corporation as my window looked down at it and i found pretty much every night there was noise which wasn't ideal during assignments and exams, but you get used to it. The only other issue was despite security being really good (you have to have a fob to enter the main gates, your block, and your flat as well as for all the common areas) i found that the main entrance gate wasn't the most secure as it opened and closed really slowly, which meant it allowed enough time for by passers to walk through easily without a fob. They may have however fixed this since i have left.

Anonymous

Very spacious rooms compared to other halls and modern furnishings. Can be a bit quieter than the other halls which could be a good or bad thing. Excellent facilities with study room and cinema room

Anonymous

This place overall i very good it has a great gym with all the equipment you could need and its always kept clean. The other social areas are great as well all having a modern feel to them. However the games room(ps4s) has never had any controls so make it usless. The rooms have loads of room and storage and the bathroom is more than adequate for basic needs. The kitchen /living area is good with a large sofa and tv.

Anonymous

Although Fenton house is modern, often kept to a good tidy standard with excellent facilities, the staff often don't act like they want to Be there. Communication is something that needs to be voiced to the staff and residents. In order to have any response to requests or questions you have to 'nag', as such, the staff for at lease 2-3 weeks before getting a response. We are not children living here, they don't always make the first experience living away from home easy.

Anonymous

This halls is a perfect location to the city campus and not far from the others. The staff are extremely friendly and the facilities are always clean and really nice!

Anonymous

Fenton house is located just below Devonshire green, approximately a 5 min walk to Devonshire street and 10 min walk to west street and the moor. The flats are modern, spacious and easy to keep clean. Every room has an en-suite bathroom which maintains a level of privacy. There is a large cinema room that I used often where you can plug your computer in to play films and private "study pods" available to save you walking to the library. 24 hour security made the place feel very safe. My only criticism is that the showers only have a shower curtain rather than a confined cubicle shower behind a glass door. This made the bathroom get wet whenever you showered. However, this was not much of a problem as long as you kept on top of keeping it clean.

Anonymous

Great location, apartments are nice and the staff are helpful. Gym is basic but is great for just popping in for a workout.

Anonymous

The location is ideal for both universities and shops and nightlife are on your doorstep. Fenton House offers much more than competing halls of residence with an on-site laundrette, gym, cinema room, games room and social areas. It is also handy how there is someone at reception 24/7, and maintenance issues are dealt with quickly. The community is gated and accessed with a key fob so it is also very safe. The rooms themselves are modern and all ensuite. There is ample amount of space. However upon arrival there were some cleanliness issues and cosmetic damage to the room from the previous resident which had clearly not been dealt with.

Anonymous

I like doing parties in my hall, drink beers invite beautiful girls and get laid. Its close to uni and i dont have to walk too much

Anonymous

The accommodation is really nice and the staff are really friendly and if you need help with anything then they will try their best and they even host social events in the common room with free pizza for occasions like Halloween and Valentine’s Day and Christmas parties , only downside is that the gate takes forever to open and then forever to shut so really anyone could walk in

Anonymous

Perfect location, 10 minute walk to city campus and close to West Street where there’s a variety of bars and eateries. Everyone I’ve encountered are very social and friendly. Rooms are great value for money with an en suite and 3/4 bed (double if you choose the bigger room option) and excellent WiFi. Staff are very helpful and ensure any maintenance issues are fixed quickly.

Anonymous

They really are very modern and stylish and looked after, it’s almost luxurious for students! The hubs and student study area is perfect too, especially the cinema and gym

Anonymous

Excellent flats finished to a high standard. Helpful staff on duty. Reasonable price which included a games/common room and gym.

Anonymous

I've been at Fenton House for all three years at uni and I've seen it change from a dark, gremlin cave to a bright, airy modern student digs. A gym and a better games room was built in the second year, and both are equipped with great equipment. The rooms are brighter, having got a fresh lick of paint and gotten rid of the dark green carpet for flooring. Fenton is also close to everything: the Moor, restaurants and takeout places, transport and both universities. It is expensive, but with all this, you are definitely getting your money's worth

Anonymous

Felt very safe and was in a great location. Most of the security were really lovely and helpful apart from this one bloke who loved to make things difficult and always seemed fed up.

Anonymous

This residence is amazing. Honestly is so secure and the security team are great. The games room and cinema room are also really good and are clean all the time including the games room

Anonymous

The location of Fenton house is great, right in the middle of both campuses and round the corner from the town centre, as well as a short walk from most clubs (saving on taxis!). The rooms and kitchens have recently been refurbished so are very modern and clean looking, people are surprised that it’s student halls when visiting. The facilities here are great, including a gym, cinema room and very modern common room, all included in the monthly cost. Meeting people here is easy, especially with the common room.