Kingsmill, Huddersfield

Kingsmill Road, Huddersfield HD1 3AU

Kingsmill, Huddersfield - Review

Kingsmill, Huddersfield - Room Details

Kingsmill, Huddersfield - Management's Description

Kingsmill, Huddersfield - booking info

Ranked #5 of 8 halls in Huddersfield

Not what I expected

"Firstly let me begin by saying that there is reports that some of these reviews are fake have been 'bought' to make the place look better than it actually is, my review however I can assure you is"- Jordan

Hotel Horrid/Heartbreak

"Where to begin... There is mold growing on the walls, and on our mattress. Neither the mold on the walls or the mold mattress has been sorted out by management, despite countless complaints. I "- Anonymous

Accomodation rating: 0 5 3.6 - 15 ratings
Overall Rating
3.6
  • Quality of rooms
    3.63335
  • Fun/Atmosphere
    2.8
  • Location
    4.36665
  • Safety
    3.73335
  • Management
    3.76665
  • Value
    3.6

Rooms and Prices

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Property Description :

Being just a short stroll from Huddersfield University Queensgate campus the accommodation is situated near the river which makes it great for short walks and get some fresh air.

Being just a short stroll from Huddersfield University Queensgate campus the accommodation is situated near the river which makes it great for short walks and get some fresh air.

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Property Description :

Being just a short stroll from Huddersfield University Queensgate campus the accommodation is situated near the river which makes it great for short walks and get some fresh air.

Being just a short stroll from Huddersfield University Queensgate campus the accommodation is situated near the river which makes it great for short walks and get some fresh air.

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Kingsmill, Huddersfield

Property Description :

Being just a short stroll from Huddersfield University Queensgate campus the accommodation is situated near the river which makes it great for short walks and get some fresh air.

Being just a short stroll from Huddersfield University Queensgate campus the accommodation is situated near the river which makes it great for short walks and get some fresh air.

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Not what I expected

0.5

Quality of rooms - 0.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 0.5 Location - 2
Safety - 0.5 Management - 0.5 Value - 0.5

Firstly let me begin by saying that there is reports that some of these reviews are fake have been 'bought' to make the place look better than it actually is, my review however I can assure you is very much real.



Having lived in halls in previous years of study, Kingsmill Studios has not lived up to expectation in a few different areas.



The management seem to never take things seriously and can never seen to deal with a complaint urgently, no matter if water is coming through your light fitting in the ceiling (as it did in my flat). This incident was reported to the wardens they looked into the matter and advised it "should" be ok and that they would report the matter to Helen who would deal with the matter urgently the next morning as it is seen as a health and safety risk. That was now a whole month ago, and I have had absolutely no contact from Helen (who seems impossible to reach) or anybody else in the management for that matter. It appears that it is more by luck than judgement that the lights are still working correctly and nothing serious happened.



More on the lack of communication from management, for over a month now the reception area has been vacant for a lot of time throughout the day when you would expect somebody to be there inside of sociable/working hours to do simple things such as collecting a parcel or raising a complaint. The wardens did there best when they were allowed to cover hours at reception, but now it seems even they have been told to do less work by not allowing access to the office, leaving residents at Kingsmill with a tiny 4 hour window a day in which to get all matters sorted whilst trying to work that around a University schedule. This simply is just not good enough as at Storthes Hall you had 24/7 cover/security at reception and dealt with matters promptly with some sense of urgency.



These are just covering some of the bad points:



• Smokers leaving the front door on the latch, meaning any tom, dick and harry can just walk right in (which i believe may have led to some damaged property in the study room) which makes residents feel un-safe.



• There is a total of 2 washing machines and 2 dryers for 94 rooms (some of which are dual occupied) which makes washing clothes very difficult, other people leaving there stuff in the washing machine/dryer for prolonged periods of time after its done/people taking your washing out upon there own free will so they can put their washing in and leaving yours on top of the dirty machines.



• The fire alarm, it simply never stops going off. The sensors are clearly too sensitive and the annoying thing is that every time it goes off, there is no clear procedure for what to do/where to go, as it just gets turned off (sometimes not for a while) leaving you not knowing whether or not to bother to leave your room, or has it been set off from somebody leaving toast on for an extra 10 seconds longer than they were supposed to or an actual fire.



• Noisy neighbors (While I am aware management can't exactly control this, they could at least attempt to take your issue on board or issue warnings to help prevent this at unsociable hours).



This place is hardly a 'cheap' accommodation to live in at £159 p/week for not even the biggest room size, with all the issues I definitely don't feel it's worth paying that much.. Even without all the issues it's barely worth that much money anyway. I hope by writing this review, I am letting future students know about my honest experience and can decide for themselves rather than reading the bought reviews and being tricked into taking out a tenancy.

  • 07 Mar 2017
  • Jordan
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male

Hotel Horrid/Heartbreak

1

Quality of rooms - 0.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 0.5 Location - 3
Safety - 0.5 Management - 0.5 Value - 0.5

Where to begin...

There is mold growing on the walls, and on our mattress.

Neither the mold on the walls or the mold mattress has been sorted out by management, despite countless complaints.

I have also raised the complaint about noise and noisy neighbours, and about smoking, but the manager said they are dealing with it and then just shrugs it off.

I made a complaint that my heater was not working in the studio, and i had to wait 4 months before they acknowledged it, in which time i just had to buy my own. They STILL have NOT fixed my heater, and they have offered me a "portable heater", which i have already had to buy. I am NOT happy about this.

If we go to reception, we are met by this confrontational woman called Helen, who talks down on you, who treats you like an idiot, who shouts at you when she disagrees, and talks over you constantly. I have asked her if the building allows for pets because a hamster has been brought in next door and it smells, causing the corridor to smell like hamsters, i have told her the room number countless times and she ignores it! The hamster is STILL there.

There is constant flooding; the top floor flooded so bad that several rooms were affected, including mine. I was told that it was leaking into peoples rooms below us too, through the light fittings and the cracks.

Another time the entire downstairs floor, around the office, was flooded. A warden told us that it was in the disabled toilet, the laundry room (the flood put two washing machines out of order), the gym, the office, the entrance, the study room and the comms room.

There are two loft entrances on the top floor that keep falling open, one time it nearly hit my neighbour on the head; he said he was lucky he ducked out of the way, there was a huge thud when that happened.

The fire alarm goes off almost every day, and it always goes off in the middle of the night, or in the evening. The warden came to the office to turn it off, but they came back out without keys because the management locked the keys away from him, meaning the alarm was sounding for over 40 minutes before someone who was called, came to turn off the alarm and to give the warden the keys.

I would NOT spend your money here, as you will be treated like a "mug", you will be "ignored", you will have to pay "extra" to deal with issues within your room, and you will be made fun of by management behind your back when they think you cant hear them. This place was the worst decision i have ever made.

Management have tried to charge me an additional years booking fee of £200, despite me already living here for the year prior; i told them straight that i do not need to pay that as i was ALREADY A TENNENT (they tried to fool me and take additional money from me as they probably will to you).

Even couples that live here, there are more arguments here than at the set of Jeremy Kyle, shouting matches, screaming, kicking walls, throwing stuff around. There is stomping on the floor and loud blaring music at 2am in the morning, if you make a complaint about it, youre told to deal with it yourself, so i tried to do that and was threatened by the resident there. I complained about this to management and they told me that i SHOULD NOT have dealt with it myself, despite what they initially said, and told me to contact the warden next time.

Not too long ago, the electric went out on the second and third floors, causing distress because the warden couldn't get access to the cupboard to turn the electrics back on, management didn't allow him to, from what he told us. It was off while i was in the shower, finishing up, so i slipped and hit my head beacuse there was no lights. I also told this to management and, you guessed it, they did nothing, saying that it was my own fault.

I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY TO MY WORST ENEMY, AND I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT TO YOU, STAY AWAY FROM HERE.

Management even told us that there was a major scare with legionnaires disease, concerned that it was in the water supply.



This place is expensive for what it is.

It costs: £139 a week (51 weeks) to live here.

it costs: £99 a week (51 weeks) to live at Kirkgate Residence.

(THE ROOMS ARE ALSO BIGGER AT KIRKGATE!!!! Kingsmill is terrible)

But at Kingsmill, you have access to a cinema room (that is always booked by someone, and someone always is laying claim to it), two study rooms (but you can only access one because they use the other as a cleaners closet and storage room...), a laundry room (Where machines are normally taken, and if they're not taken, they are out of order), ASK4 internet (that never works, or when it works, it is damn slow), a gym (where the lights dont work and the machines are continuously breaking).

You do have a bathroom that will flood from the sink, shower and/or the toilet at any given moment, and there is nothing you can do, as i have spent over £30 on drain cleaner in a week, to continually have floods in my room from the bathroom.

Each room has a smoke detector that is better off out of the socket than in the socket because it will go off is the shower lets out a little too much steam, or if you are frying ANYTHING, it doesnt even have to burn. Ours has even gone off when we are using a humidifier in our room.

Don't be fooled, the rooms do not look like the images that they are marketing, they are all edited. This is a miserable, grim and horrid place.

  • 28 Feb 2017
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male

Overall Good Experience

3.5

Quality of rooms - 4 Fun/Atmosphere - 2 Location - 5
Safety - 4.5 Management - 4 Value - 3

I think this accommodation is great for mature students and/ or couples as you have the benefits of having your own kitchen so don't have to deal with other tenants mess, which I've heard can be a problem in shared facilities. The rooms are modern and functional and had no problem with maintenance, although it may benefit from some coat hooks. I think that the building will also benefit from a smoking shelter, I am a non-smoker and notice that despite several non-smoking signs (directing you to the smoking area) people still stand outside the doors and throw their cigarette ends on the floor, but when its raining I can kind of forgive them for this as I wouldn't want to stand in the pouring rain. The room we have (not sure if this applies to everyone) is fairly warn, we haven't had the heating on all winter and usually have the windows open slightly.



They are quite expensive compared to some other accommodations, but you are benefiting from a (free) onsite gym which is small but perfectly functional and you normally get this to yourself. I think that if you were planning on living alone and didn't have a part time job you wouldn't have much money to spare.



Also the location is great, 5 minute walk to Lidl/Asda/Iceland/KFC/Subway and only a 2 minute walk till you are at the bottom end of campus.



There are two washing machines and dryers which apart from one occasion have been free to use and are relatively cheap compared to what I have paid at a laundrette before.



One of the only problems I have experienced are the numerous fire alarms that are usually set off by cooking. (not sure why they don't just use the extractor fan which would resolve this problem), however I have been informed that management are looking at a resolution to this and it is usually deactivated quickly. Also they are a couple of residents that are a little loud later in the evening, however this nothing compared to what some of my colleagues have to endure at other accommodation facilities and if you let the wardens know they are quick to resolve this.



The wardens did make a considerable effort to plan activities such as game nights, but the turn out wasn't so great so I don't blame them for taking a step back, I think that the living arrangements does mean that people tend to keep to themselves so I think if you are wanting a bit more of a social life outside of your cohort, this might not be the place for you. It has a cinema room but it is usually taken, but to be honest it doesn't bother me that much, it can be booked.



Overall good experience

  • 28 Feb 2017
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property

Leaving early

1.5

Quality of rooms - 2.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 0.5 Location - 5
Safety - 2 Management - 2.5 Value - 1

Staying at Kingsmill studios there are positive and negative aspects to living here, good things included the cinema room, friendly wardens, and the proximity to the uni however I have had problems staying here, including mantinece of the room, the majority of windows had to be fixed because they did not shut, my drain had to be unblocked from previous tenants hair, my bed broke when a friend sat on it, my self fell of onto me (fairly dangerous) and I had to bring a family member in to fix the pluming under the sink, a few other problems included some tenants spitting in the lift, the main problem however is the noise, with my room being just above the entrance many residents smoke just outside the entrance meaning my window had to be shut on a night or else I could smell smoke in my room, the noise of smokers often woke me up at between the hours of 12-5am, I also awoke from residents not picking there feet up at the walk along the corridor and cleaners hoovering in a morning, this led to insomnia and affected my uni work and my eating so unfortunately I had to move out early as i didn't want to make myself more ill, however this is just my experience

  • 27 Jan 2017
  • Mylissa
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female

Excellent accommodation!

4.5

Quality of rooms - 4.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 4.5

Kingsmill studios is an excellent accommodation, very close ti the university. the area is quite and convenient, everything is in a walking distance.

Management staff are friendly and always there to help.



Highly recommended for studio flats.

  • 01 Nov 2016
  • Anonymous
  • BAHRAIN
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property

Excellent accomodation

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

It's a good place for those who are wanting to focus on studies. Great facilities. Great administration.

  • 01 Nov 2016
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property

Best Acm. In Huddersfield

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

Very nice and comfortable accommodation, very close to campus. Great people living here.

100% recommend everyone to sign up !

  • 01 Nov 2016
  • Shakespeare
  • JORDAN
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property

Not social but still good

4

Quality of rooms - 4.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 2 Location - 5
Safety - 4 Management - 4 Value - 5

This hall is very different to the other halls as it is all studios. That means that it is not that social. The common room is not used that much except for the Asian students who mostly stick to themselves. The rooms are great, make sure to bring your own stuff as things aren't provided. The showers and kitchen are also great. The shower is super powerful.

Just down the road you got plenty of shops ASDA, Lidl so plenty of choice. If your getting food delivered it can be a bit tricky as the location never shows up on the map. The management do make events but people don't go to them.

Most people are not first years so it's not that social. People mostly live by themselves so you will struggle to find friends. Freshers week here wasn't very good here. Apart from that though it is brilliant and spacious.

  • 31 Oct 2016
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property

Biggest compare to others

4.5

Quality of rooms - 4 Fun/Atmosphere - 3 Location - 3.5
Safety - 4.5 Management - 4.5 Value - 3.5

I went and visited the other halls and choose this one because it is cheaper and quieter than the others. This one is also bigger. The common room how ever is not very big so it's not that easy to meet people. It has a gym but it is too small. A lot of people use other gyms in the area like the university gym. Overall though I'd still say a good place

  • 31 Oct 2016
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property

Defiantly recommend

4

Quality of rooms - 3.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 3.5 Location - 4.5
Safety - 4 Management - 4.5 Value - 4.5

I'm a first year sharing with my girlfriend and so far I'm really happy with this accommodation. There are good facilities and it's really close to university. There are a few opportunities to socialize like at the organised events by management but I don't attend. The management are really good, they always make sure things run smoothly and there is no trouble.

  • 31 Oct 2016
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property

For studying

4

Quality of rooms - 3.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4.5 Location - 4
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 4

Very near to the university but a bit far away from the town centre.

It's not too easy to make friends as I live by myself but that's what I wanted. So it's great for third years that are focusing on their studies.

Great warm welcome

  • 31 Oct 2016
  • Anonymous
  • CHINA
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property

Perfect for studying

4

Quality of rooms - 4.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 3 Location - 4.5
Safety - 4.5 Management - 4.5 Value - 5

Very convenient as it's right by school. It's got all thee facilities you need such as a cinema, lounge, gym.

Studios make it a bit alone. It's a very different to say Unite (the property across the road) where there are flat mates. It is much more social over there. Here's great to work from and the management are always available to help when they can.

  • 31 Oct 2016
  • Anonymous
  • GHANA
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property

Private kitchen is great

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4 Location - 4
Safety - 3.5 Management - 4 Value - 5

It's great having your own kitchen as you don't have to deal with mess from others which is pretty common from students. I share with my boyfriend and have had a great stay here. I'm a little timid of people but here I am ok. The move in was good and I'd recommend this place.

  • 31 Oct 2016
  • Cannie
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property

Amazing Studio's!

4

Quality of rooms - 4 Fun/Atmosphere - 2.5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 4.5

So I lived at kingsmill studios last year, and it was wonderful. I've lived in various student accommodation throughout the last four years, and this has to have been one of the best.



The room are so ideal for students as it's so close to the university. It's literally across the road, about a 2 min walk to canal side west/lock-side. It's also only about a 10/15 min walk to town, the local shops and supermarkets, so this is really convenient.



The studio's are very modernised, I felt that living alone in one of these rooms was all the space I needed.

They are very contained, and if I am being honest, I don't think the rooms are that ideal for couples as they seem a bit on the small side. Then again there are bigger rooms available for an additional cost.



The facilities in the room, I'd say are okay, like there could be a little improvement - for example if a toaster and kettle - were provided. It's very minor issues. If the accommodation provided a hoover as well that would be better.



The bed was the only thing I found an issue, as it was uncomfortable. But I now believe that all of the beds have been changed.



The en-suite bathroom, has a wonderful shower, the water temp and pressure was always consistent.



Another thing I feel I have to mention though is I lived on the 2nd floor (3rd level) and I found the rooms to be absolutely sweltering at times. So if you do stay here, invest in a fan or two!



Downstairs you have the cinema room, gym, study areas and a social room. All these facilities are great, the only issue I found was that the accommodation didn't have much of a social atmosphere - most people kept to themselves. So this is another area that I feel could be improved.



However, that being said, the walls are definitely more sound proof than I had expected. I found that because of this, it was mostly quiet and noise/parties really did cause any issues. If any issues did present, these were quickly resolved by the student wardens.



Knowing you can call someone at any time, is a re-assurance, because you know if anything does happen then there's always someone on hand to help.



The management of kingsmill studios I would say has been the best I have come across, Richard is really dedicated to his job/role. I've experienced and him going the extra mile to resolve issues/improve your stay. He's reasonable, kind, funny and understanding.



Overall my experience of kingsmill was good! :)

  • 17 Oct 2016
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property

Kingsmill Studios

3.5

Quality of rooms - 3.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 2 Location - 5
Safety - 3 Management - 2.5 Value - 3

I lived here last year during my second year.



First of all the location is absolutely brilliant, possibly one of the closest student accommodations to the University.



The accommodation only recently opened last year, and can be quite asethetically pleasing with modern rooms and appliances, the lift is an absolute bonus!



However, there are a number of problems I encountered during my stay.

-If you wish to socialise/meet new people; this accommodation is probably not for you. I would say this accommodation is perfect for couples or people who want their own space. Kingsmill accommodation offers a cinema/study room, I would have preferred a games room with pool tables.

-Some tenants smoked weed, not the best smell on a regular basis as you walk through corridors.

-The regular fire alarms at ridiculous times can become quite frustrating! As well as wooden floors and other tenants slamming doors. Soft close doors would be good for the price you pay.

-Although the accommodation is very new and modern, the price is very high compared to the many other accommodations in the area.

-A lot of students living here, are overseas students in my opinion.



Overall, a good accommodation if you want your own space at university.

  • 17 Oct 2016
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female

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Kingsmill, Huddersfield

Property Description :

Being just a short stroll from Huddersfield University Queensgate campus the accommodation is situated near the river which makes it great for short walks and get some fresh air.

Being just a short stroll from Huddersfield University Queensgate campus the accommodation is situated near the river which makes it great for short walks and get some fresh air.

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Being just a short stroll from Huddersfield University Queensgate campus the accommodation is situated near the river which makes it great for short walks and get some fresh air.

Overall Rating
3.6
  • Quality of rooms
    3.63335
  • Fun/Atmosphere
    2.8
  • Location
    4.36665
  • Safety
    3.73335
  • Management
    3.76665
  • Value
    3.6