Term-time holiday accommodation

David Russell Apartments (DRA) offers term-time, room-only accommodation.

Located in St Andrews, it provides a great base from which to explore the historic town, its award-winning beaches and its world-famous links courses.

For general residence enquiries, email drareception@st-andrews.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)1334 46 7100

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David Russell Apartments


Rates for 2023

Bookings are available from Monday 02 October to Saturday 16 December 2023 and Sunday 07 January to Saturday 11 May 2024.

If you are looking to book term-time accommodation within the coming 3 days - please call David Russell Reception directly on +44 (0)1334 46 7100 during office hours:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 2pm 

Holiday accommodation

Rates include VAT.

Room only

  • £60 per room, per night (single and double occupancy)

En suite bedroom with a double bed in a five-room apartment, with your own access key to the apartment and to your bedroom. Tea and coffee-making facilities will be available in your bedroom. 

Bookings are room-only. Facilities in the kitchen and lounge area are not available for cooking and no utensils are provided. The area can be used as a lounge space.

Towels and linen are provided. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Information before you arrive

Check-in and departure

  • Check-in time: 1pm
  • Check-out time: 10am 

Reception opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 2pm

For check-in:

  • on Saturday or Sunday between 2pm and 8pm, your keys will be available from a key box in the vestibule area in reception. A code will be provided before you arrive.
  • Monday to Friday, after 5pm, please contact reception on +44 (0)1334 46 7100.

To check out, please leave your keys at reception.

Room servicing

If you are staying for less than seven nights, your bedroom will not be serviced during your stay.

Staff will try not to disturb you, however, they may need to enter your apartment to carry out health and safety checks. Staff will always knock on your door and will be wearing their uniform. If you have any concerns, please contact reception.

If you are staying for more than one week, residence staff will change the bedding and empty the rubbish bins.

You can collect a hairdryer and additional towels from reception.


Your key card opens the main door to your building, apartment door and bedroom door.

If you want to keep your bedroom door unlocked when you are in the apartment, tap your key card on the lock twice in quick succession and the light will flash green. For security, we recommend this facility is only used when you are in the apartment.

To lock your door, repeat the process and the light will turn red.

To check out, please lock your door and return your key card to reception by 10am.


Rooms are in the Marconi building in David Russell Apartments.

Map of route from DRA reception to Marconi block

Limited free car parking is available close to the Marconi building. Information about the accessibility of DRA is available on Accessibility Guides


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

Email: drareception@st-andrews.ac.uk 
Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 7100