David Russell Apartments

David Russel Apartments

David Russell Apartments (DRA) offers modern three-star self-catering apartments and unbeatable value, which makes it the perfect choice for families and groups looking for a base from which to explore the historic town of St Andrews, its award-winning beaches and world-famous links courses. Designed and built with the environment in mind, the apartments have been awarded Gold by the Green Tourism Scheme.

Each apartment has five double bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 guests, including babies and small children.

Bookings for David Russell Apartments are available from Wednesday 24 May to Tuesday 29 August 2023 with the rates below.

Rates for 2023

The accommodation rates for DRA in 2023 are:

  • Two nights: £365
  • Three nights: £500
  • Seven nights: £850
  • Additional nights: £135 per night

There are also rooms available to book on a bed and breakfast basis within David Russell Apartments.  You will be allocated one of the en suite bedrooms (double bed) in a 5 room apartment, with your own access key to the apartment and your bedroom.  Guests who have booked into the apartments on a bed and breakfast basis also have the use of the shared kitchen/diner area which includes access to the fridge freezer, tv and dishwasher.  Other catering implements are not supplied.  Towels and linen are supplied along with free wifi via BT Openzone.

The accommodation rates for DRA B&B in 2023 are:

  • Single occupancy: £65
  • Double occupancy: £85

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Information before you arrive

  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Check-out time: 10am 

If you need to check in early, and your apartment is ready, residence staff will do their best to accommodate you. Email [email protected]st-andrews.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)1334 46 7100 to enquire about early check-in and late checkout. 

Each self-catering apartment includes the following: 

  • Five bedrooms, each with a double bed (4ft, 6in wide), individual climate control and an en suite shower room 
  • Kitchen with a soft seating area, breakfast bar with 5 stools, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, tv and a dishwasher 
  • Basic cooking equipment including pans, mixing bowl, casserole dish, crockery, glassware and cutlery for 10 
  • Towels and bed linen 
  • Iron and ironing board 
  • Wifi via BT Openzone

Each bed and breakfast room includes the following:

  • double bed (4ft 6ins wide)
  • en suite shower room
  • a desk and study chair
  • tea and coffee making facilities
  • Wi-Fi internet complimentary throughout residence.
  • A full Scottish or continental breakfast is included.

The following items are available to request from reception: 

  • Hairdryer 
  • Travel cots (please enquire at the time of booking, bed linen is not provided for cots)

DRA have a limited number of ground floor flats and no lift access. Please call +44 (0)1334 46 7100 before booking for advice. Free car parking spaces are available. 

Information regarding the accessibility of DRA is available on Accessibility Guides. 


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“The staff and service was first class, everyone from reception, catering and the staff looking after the rooms. All were a credit to the University. I was proud to be Scottish and born and bred in St Andrews, although I left in 1966! 50 years ago.”

“Excellent for a stay for a large family group, everyone gets a room each and much more informal than a hotel.”

“The food was very good and the catering staff lovely.”

“Breakfast is self-service in the cafeteria, the choice is huge and the quality excellent.”

“Spacious rooms and apartment, kitchen equipment covered all requirements.”

“Comfortable and affordable accommodation.”

“Whatever a golfer needs was there.”

“The friendly staff, especially enjoyed the warm greeting from the staff at DRA canteen every day. Also appreciate the daily housekeeping team. Will definitely revisit DRA if I got a chance in the future.”

3 star campus accommodation award from Scottish Tourism Board


To check rates and availability email [email protected] or call +44 (0)1334 46 7100. 

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David Russell Apartments
University of St Andrews
Buchanan Gardens
St Andrews
KY16 9LY