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Hotel Alma

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169 University Gate NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
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Banff National Park, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It convenient to a campus activity. All rooms are very dry so you will get stuffed up at night. Breakfast is a limited buffet, only boiled egg(hard to peel) for protein. Only stay here for the convenience, within walking distance to the campus.

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Thank mytwinsn2
AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello mytwinsn2, thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know that you found the location of Hotel Alma to be convenient for you. Calgary is dry city in the winter but we have limited number of humidifiers that we would be happy to place in your room upon your request. The breakfast that is included with... More 

Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For approximately $100 per night, this hotel has all the essentials and everything was in good shape. The beds were comfortable and there is a microwave in room, handy for those staying a bit longer. Breakfast is free in the morning, but rather scant options. This is a great option for anyone with business on campus, but otherwise its about... More 

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Thank DanEverett
AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Dear DanEverett, thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know that you were pleasantly surprised with Hotel Alma. We are a small boutique hotel and the positive surprise element that our staff and rooms bring to our guests is our pride and we strive to achieve it with every guest to create a memorable experience. Thank... More 

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed at Alma a couple of times for business. Positives Friendly service Clean rooms Comfy beds Access to UofC Dinos fitness facilities Negatives Really small rooms In my view it is a well run hotel with decent value for the money.

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Thank Jason R
AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Dear Jason R, thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Hotel Alma. It brings us great joy to hear that our guests enjoy their rooms and the service they receive. Our staff work hard to ensure every guest’s stay if comfortable and enjoyable. Our Euro-Style rooms are compact to reduce our carbon footprint impact on the... More 

Camrose
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10 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Clean rooms, helpful staff and convenient if you are here to partipate in a campus activity. We've stayed several times and have only been happy with the larger rooms. We've stayed in other rooms as the larger ones weren't available and found them to be too small. All rooms are very dry so you will get stuffed up at night.... More 

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Thank leef371
AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello leef371, thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Hotel Alma. We are glad you found our rooms to be clean and our staff to be helpful. We always work hard to ensure our guests feel like home away from home. Our Euro-Style rooms are compact to reduce our carbon footprint impact on the environment but... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Stayed there for 14 days while I was visiting a lab at university of Calgary. The room was big and clean, full of drawer and shelves to place stuff. However I got the single apartment room, and although the there is a microwave, fridge to place your food they don't give you any utensils. No glasses, cutlery, some plates...nothing expect... More 

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Thank Valentina R
AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Valentina R, thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor. Indeed the apartments in Global Village do not come equipped with cutleries. Many hotels and residences have stopped providing those items due to their high rate of being damaged or going missing and offer alternatives such as purchasing disposable plates and cutleries. Thank you again for you feedback,... More 

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59 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Nice hotel, pretty new (7 years old). Inside the campus of Calgary university, as much as if the hotel restaurant is closed, the only place nearby to eat is the students dinning. The staff is pretty handy (specially the guy Zorar); the structure of the hotel is ok, clean, which is a bonus, however, there are two major points that... More 

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Thank Nina_Novelli
AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Dear Nino_Novelli, thank you very much for the kind review and for sharing your experience of Hotel Alma. Our Wi-Fi network does work with all devices, Apple band and others. Most of our guests and staff use Apple devices and are working fine. Very few guests experience difficulty connecting to the network (Apple devices and others) and 99.9% of the... More 

Jay, Vermont
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The room was very clean but only one queen bed. Breakfast was excellent but dinner was awful and poor value. Parking was far away and expensive. Noisy at night due to students on campus. We upgraded to a king suite - much better, but expensive.

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Thank george1882
AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello george1882, thank you for sharing your feedback of Hotel Alma on TripAdvisor. Hotel Alma was designed with the environment in mind and our Euro-Style rooms reduces our carbon footprint to minimize our impact on the environment. We are glad to know that you experienced our One Bedroom Suites with the king bed as that is another option we offer... More 

Canada
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This room was booked and paid for by my company. I NEVER would have booked it on my own unless I had business on the campus. Check in was great. I was able to get the room early. The room was very tight, but I knew that from reading previous reviews. Bed was comfy. The ceiling needeed to be repaired.... More 

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Dear Drakestar, thank you for sharing your feedback of Hotel Alma. We are disappointed to hear that there was an issue with the heat in your room. At Hotel Alma, we strive to ensure guests are comfortable and we would have loved to have a chance to fix that issue for you during your stay. As for the ceiling, the... More 

Medicine Hat, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Hotel is nice and modern, rooms are small, cramped and uncomfortable, bed was rock hard. Got the room cheap through Hotwire, if I had paid full price I would of been pissed. Parking is a bit of a walk, and not included in room price which no one told me about until checkout. I would not recommend for families or... More 

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Thank mstapp81
AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello mstapp81, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are disappointed to learn that you did not like the size of your room. Our Standard rooms a smaller than a typical North American hotel room (hence they are called Euro-Style rooms). Hotel Alma was designed with the environment in mind and our Euro-Style rooms... More 

Fort St. John
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The rooms were basic but very comfortable and clean. The hotel itself was quiet and we really enjoyed having a fridge, sink and microwave in the kitchen area. We will definetely stay here again if in the Calgary area.

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1 Thank kellicote
AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello kellicote, thank you very much for sharing your experience of Hotel Alma and Global Village on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. The room you stayed in is part of Global Village which is in the same building as Hotel Alma but are not hotel rooms. These rooms come with many of Hotel... More 

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