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David Russell Apartments

David Russel Apartments

David Russell Apartments (DRA) offers modern three-star campus accommodation and unbeatable value, which make 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. The residence is located within a 20-25 minute walk from The Old Course, where The Open Championship is being played.

Each bedroom boasts an en suite shower room and a double bed. The apartments consist of five individually accessed bedrooms with a shared lounge area available for all residents to access. Designed and built with the environment in mind, the apartments have been awarded Gold by the Green Tourism Scheme. The development also includes a restaurant, fully licensed bar, secure cycle storage and laundry facilities.

Please be aware we only have a limited number of ground floor flats and no lift access. Therefore, please email before booking to avoid disappointment.

Rates for The Open 2021

The accommodation rates for David Russell Apartments are:

7 nights
Monday 12 July 2021 to Monday 19 July 2021

  • Single occupancy en suite bed and breakfast – £1,700
  • Double occupancy en suite bed and breakfast – £1,950
  • Single occupancy en suite dinner, bed and breakfast – £1,840
  • Double occupancy en suite dinner, bed and breakfast – £2,230

5 nights
Wednesday 14 July 2021 to Monday 19 July 2021

  • Single occupancy en suite bed and breakfast – £1,300
  • Double occupancy en suite bed and breakfast – £1,400


En suite bedrooms feature the following:

  • bedside table and lamp
  • workspace and chair
  • toilet and shower room
  • tea and coffee making facilities
  • wifi internet access complimentary throughout the building.

Towels, toiletries and bed linen are provided for guests. Bedrooms are serviced on a daily basis and towels changed as required. An iron and ironing board is available for use in the residence. Hair dryers may be collected from reception.

Check in and out

Check in time is 2pm. If your room is ready, residence staff will do their best to accommodate you; if your room is not ready, you will be able to store your luggage at reception.

Check out time is 10am.


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

David Russell Apartments reception is located in our central facilities building, which also houses the bar and bistro. The apartments are a short walk from reception. It is not possible to park right outside the buildings, but the car park is only three to four minutes’ walk from the buildings. Each building has 11 to 12 apartments over four floors.


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To check rates and availability simply send us
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call us on +44 (0)1334 463000. Alternatively,
please book online.



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