University of Warwick

A complete guide to compare student halls

Arthur Vick | image: The University of Warwick

Welcome Warwick freshers! For most undergraduate students, university is the first experience of living away from home. If you are currently looking for an accommodation guide to decide which residence halls to choose at Warwick or if you want to know more about the comparison of different halls, we hope this article helps!

There are a total of 12 halls of residences at Warwick. Types of bathrooms could be one thing to differentiate various residence halls. Some halls provide en-suite facilities like Arthur Vick, Lakeside and Bluebell; While others, such as Rootes and Cryfield, have shared bathrooms. But apart from bathrooms, we bet there are things you want to know but are not mentioned in the official introduction. Here we consolidated reviews from Warwick students to different residence halls, which may help you to decide which hall to stay in!

(The residence halls introduction is listed in alphabetical order)

Arthur Vick building | image: The University of Warwick

Arthur Vick

• £184 per week
• 35 week let
• Central Campus
• 396 rooms
• En suite bathroom

Pros:

• Spacious room
• Big kitchen
• Located in central campus (just at the backside of campus and very near to the gym & swimming pool)
• The cleaning staff is always up on top with their work 

Cons:

• Rental fee is a bit higher than other residence halls

Price: ** | Appearance: **** | Spaciousness: ***** | Social experience: *** | Cleanliness: ***** | Location: *****

Bluebell dinning room | image: The University of Warwick

Bluebell

• £198 per week
• 40 week let
• Central Campus
• 562 rooms
• En suite bathroom

Pros:

• International cohort
• Spacious room with double beds
• Located in central campus

Cons:

• Less sociable compared to other halls

Price: ** | Appearance: **** | Spaciousness: ***** | Social experience: ** | Cleanliness: **** | Location: ***

Claycroft

• £137 per week
• 40 week let
• Central Campus
• 679 rooms
• Shared bathroom
 

Pros:

• Close to Tesco
• Located in central campus and close to a mass department
• Sociable

Cons:

• Not on central campus (a bit far to get to the sports center)
• Small kitchen
 

Price: **** | Appearance: **** | Spaciousness: *** | Social experience: **** | Cleanliness: *** | Location: ***
 

Cryfield standard

• £96 per week
• 40 week let
• Cryfield Village
• 254 rooms
• Shared bathroom

Pros:

• Reasonable price
• Kitchens are big with plenty of space
• Located in central campus and very close to the SU

Cons:

• Very narrow corridor
• Small rooms with very thin walls

Price: ***** | Appearance: ** | Spaciousness: ** | Social experience: *** | Cleanliness: *** | Location: ***
 

Cryfield Townhouses

• £173 per week
• 40 week let
• Cryfield Village
• 168 rooms
• En suite bathroom

Pros:

• Newest accommodation at Warwick
• Located next to central campus
• Close to sports facilities including the new Sport and Wellness Hub

Price: ** | Appearance: ***** | Spaciousness: ***** | Social experience: **** | Cleanliness: **** | Location: *****
 

Heronbank

• £152 per week
• 40 week let
• Lakeside Village
• 701 rooms
• En suite bathroom

Pros:

• Huge room and have plenty of storage space
• Kitchen is not too messy
• Key is not required to enter individual flats, so students can easily reach one another easily

Cons:

• Kitchen is a bit small without many social space
• A bit far from the laundry room and post room
• Not so sociable compared to other halls

Price: *** | Appearance: **** | Spaciousness: **** | Social experience: ** | Cleanliness: ***** | Location: ***

Jack Martin Kitchen | image: The University of Warwick

Jack Martin

• £180 per week
• 35 week let
• Central Campus
• 425 rooms
• En-suite bathroom

Pros:

• People are friendly and sociable
• Great view (courtyard view)
• Located in central campus (right next to SU, the grocery store and nearly all the departments)

Cons:

• Kitchen is a bit small with just one fridge
• Lack of sofas and common rooms

Price: ** | Appearance: *** | Spaciousness: *** | Social experience: **** | Cleanliness: *** | Location: *****

Lakeside

• £154 per week
• 40 week let
• Lakeside Village
• 596 rooms
• En suite bathroom

Pros:

• Huge room and have plenty of storage space
• The rooms are organised into flats or corridors

 Cons:

• Surrounded by geese, so it could be quite noisy in the morning
• Not so sociable compared to other halls

Price: *** | Appearance: *** | Spaciousness: ***** | Social experience: ** | Cleanliness: **** | Location: ***

Rootes bedroom | image: The University of Warwick

Rootes

• £103 per week
• 35 and 40 week lets
• Central Campus
• 943 rooms
• Shared bathroom

Pros:

• Partying accommodation
• People are very sociable
• Located in central campus
• Spacious kitchen with two cookers and two fridges
• Spacious room

Cons:

• Could be very noisy during term time
• A bit messy (Toilets cleaned 3 times a week, kitchens cleaned twice a week)
• Fire alarm is easily triggered
 

Price: **** | Appearance: **** | Spaciousness: **** | Social experience: ***** | Cleanliness: ** |Location: *****

Sherbourne

• £171 per week

• 40 week let
• Lakeside Village
• 833 rooms
• En suite bathroom

Pros:

• Nice looking accommodation and nice rooms
• Massive and modern kitchen
• Rooms are very soundproof and very quiet at night, which makes it a good environment for revision purpose

Cons:

• Require key card for kitchens and corridor – a little bit difficult for other students who don’t live here to get in
• Not in central campus

Price: ** | Appearance: ***** | Spaciousness: ***** | Social experience: **** | Cleanliness: **** | Location: **

Tocil

• £114 per week
• 43 week let
• Central Campus
• 574 rooms
• Shared bathroom
 

Pros:

• Located in central campus, right next to the campus sports centre with gym
• Close to Tesco

Cons:

• Kitchen is a bit small
• Lack of social space
• Its flat style and a little bit difficult for other students who don’t live here to get in
 

Price: **** | Appearance: *** |Spaciousness: ***** | Social experience: *** | Cleanliness: **** | Location: ****

Westwood bedroom | image: The University of Warwick

Westwood

• £108 per week

• 40 week let

• Westwood

• 440 rooms

• Shared bathroom

Pros:

• Big room with a sink inside so you can brush teeth and wash face inside

• Share a common room which can be a good place for socialising

Cons:

• A bit far from the central campus (about 15 minutes walking distance)

Price: **** | Appearance: *** | Spaciousness: ***** | Social experience: *** | Cleanliness: **** | Location: **

Whitefields

• £77 per week
• 40 week let
• Central Campus
• 195 rooms
• Shared bathroom
 

Pros:

• Located in central campus so it is super near to everything
• Great heater which is very useful in Winter

Cons:

• Some facilities are old and damaged
• Walls are thin, not very soundproof
• Small kitchen and small fridge
• Could be quite noisy if you live closest to the SU

Price: ***** | Appearance: ** | Spaciousness: *** | Social experience: *** | Cleanliness: **** | Location: *****

Some points to note for applying residence halls at Warwick

  • Contracts start on either a Saturday or Sunday.

  • To make it easier when comparing fees across the halls, weekly let lengths have been rounded up to the nearest week.

  • If your contract does not include a particular vacation period, you will have to vacate your room and remove your belongings for the duration of this vacation period. But there are some halls with storage space that you can store you belongings there.

  • A 43 week contract includes an extra three weeks at the end of your contract over the summer.

  • If you are staying at Rootes or Westwood, you may be assigned a non-standard room. A non-standard room is smaller than a standard, and your accommodation costs will be slightly less. It is not possible to select a non-standard room as a preference on your application form.

Students usually get to live on-campus during their first year of study, but if you are not so sure about living on campus or are considering off-campus accommodation, you can visit our page for more details! We have been providing off-campus accommodation service to current and postgraduate students from the University of Warwick for 4 years. We have 200 rooms ranging from houses to single rooms with just 20 minutes walking distance to the Warwick University.

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