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Apartments are lovely, double rooms, modern and clean. Just the issue of being far out of town and having to have the motivation to actually go to lectures. Extremely expensive but you'll not get much cheaper in St Andrews, particularly for an ensuite, double room.

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By member55302
On 26th March 15

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Apartments are lovely, double rooms, modern and clean. Just the issue of being far out of town and having to have the motivation to actually go to lectures. Extremely expensive but you'll not get much cheaper in St Andrews, particularly for an ensuite, double room.

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By member55302
On 26th March 15

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CampusSports Centre Campus
PostcodeKY16 9LY
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No. of rooms870
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th March 15

Apartments are lovely, double rooms, modern and clean. Just the issue of being far out of town and having to have the motivation to actually go to lectures. Extremely expensive but you'll not get much cheaper in St Andrews, particularly for an ensuite, double room.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th April 16

It's not as "far away" as people make it out to be. Pretty good facilities, relative to the other St Andrews halls. Normal setup of the flat is great, with ensuite washrooms and a kitchen shared between however many live in your flat (5 total in my case). I wish our couches had armrests, though. Double beds are a good plus and there's a decent amount of storage potential in each room. Laundry facilities are average, the dryers can be hit or miss, though. Overall, I'd happily move back here.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th November 15

The facilities are completely worth the distance from the town! Double beds, en-suite and a kitchen only shared between 5-6 people!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

Great hall with good food and really nice living spaces! Living far away from town can be challenging at times but you learn to love the commute and the beauty around you. Only wish there were common rooms!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th July 15

I throughly enjoyed my time at DRA during first year. However, it is far from town for walking. I recommend cycling or taking the bus. The bedrooms are spacious and come with an ensuite bathroom. The kitchen/living room is good for socialising and having a small party. I was catered so I got breakfast and dinner during the week and breakfast and lunch at weekends. There are many social events throughout the year and there is a bar, one of the cheapest in town, where you can have a good drink. If I could give a mark, I'd say 8/10.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th April 17
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd March 17

Don't live here if you want to make friends or join lots of societies

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th December 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th September 16
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 11th September 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th August 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd July 16

The facilities are great but the location isn't good (the furthest away from town)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st May 16

Great

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd December 15

Far from centre. Halls were not properly clean when first moved in. No cleaning is provided. However, social side and parties are great.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th November 15

nice, but wardens were a pain and the catering was stalinist

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 28th November 15

Terrible

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th November 15

Good room size, double bed and the room are always warm.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th November 15

DRA has nice rooms and has pretty good food, but it is at least a 20 minute walk into town everyday for class.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

The wifi drops quite a lot, but the facilities (especially the ensuite washrooms) are quite nice. However, the showers are inconvenient as I flood my washroom every time I take a shower (and my showers are not long).

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 15

Nice hall, not much of a community feel though.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 15

Way too far for even the double beds to be worth it.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

Good chance to meet loss of people but a bit far away

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th October 15

Loved my hall, wish I had been catered

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th October 15

All great hall with the only downside being the location with regards to the uni.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th October 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th October 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th October 15

It's pretty far from the centre of town, but manageable with a bike. The food and bar are all good and would be massively improved with the inclusion of the anticipated cafe.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th September 15

Great facilities although some of the buildings are much less refurbished than others, especially the one I currently live in.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd September 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th September 15

Had the best possible experience in DRA - fantastic room and for the vast majority of time the food was great. Living in a flat also adds a different social aspect.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th August 15

A bit far out of town and a bit of a cold atmosphere, but still a nice hall.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th July 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th July 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th July 15

Love DRA so much! stayed there for 3 academic years! although its a bit far from town, but there's bus leaving DRA every 20 minutes to town on weekdays. The Kitchen is a classic location for flat parties XD

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd July 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd July 15

Although not situated right in the heart of St. Andrews, Thr DRA is a great community and has the best social life of all of the halls. The food is okay and the rooms are quite big and include your own shower which is a huge plus!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd July 15

Excellent halls, great house parties and not far from town (it's St Andrews, nothing is far away)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th March 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th March 15
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