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Hotel Alma

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169 University Gate NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orillia
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104 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend this hotel to anyone attending a conference at the University. It's clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and the best part, it's a 5 minute walk to your conference the next morning! It includes a breakfast, and there's a little convenience store in the lobby, and laundry facilities, so would be great for families too.

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

Dear CorinneOrillia, we appreciate you taking the time to review Hotel Alma and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and found the amenities and location to be convenient. We look forward to seeing you again at Hotel Alma on your next visit to Calgary. Team Alma More 

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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Alma bills itself as a boutique hotel with spacious rooms and suites. I just had a standard room and it was tiny - clearly these are old dorm/university residence rooms. That said the staff are very pleasant. The food at the Bistro was excellent. Also, there is a lot packed into the small space - just travel light. The... More 

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

Hello Sharla C, and thank you for your feedback. We are indeed a boutique hotel. However, the hotel rooms were never dorms or university residence at any point as the building was constructed to be partially Hotel “Hotel Alma” which occupies the top 3 floors of the building and which you booked in and partially student residence” which occupies the... More 

New Brunswick
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92 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is great especially if you are attending meetings or a conference at the University of Alberta. The rooms are quite small but nicely decorated. Parking is a bit problematic but nearby there is a parking garage,

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

Hello travelchick05, thank you very much for sharing your Hotel Alma experience. Our rooms are compact to reduce our carbon footprint impact but designed to maximize the space and include many in room amenities. While parking is a 2 min walk from the hotel, it is a secured covered parking to protect the vehicles from the weather elements. We are... More 

Orefield, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very modern with lots of angles. Had a comfortable, albeit small, room with many amenities. Staff was very helpful...well except for that time that they "found" my lost luggage and it turned out to be someone else's. Thank god they had better taste than me! But they were male, and size XL, so I had to return until my own... More 

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

Hello Ann G, we greatly appreciate the feedback on your stay and we were happy to see that you had a positive experience at Hotel Alma. Missing luggage is never a good thing, but we are glad that you had a very pleasant stay. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the future. Team Alma More 

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family wedding and had several rooms booked out. The hotel and staff were very accommodating and made sure everything went very well! Great staff, great location! High speed internet is fantastic and the university fitness facilities are tops!

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

Dear MuneerGilani, thank you for the great review. We are very happy to know that the guests enjoyed their stay and took advantage of the complimentary services we offered. From us all at Hotel Alma, were glad to have been part of this special occasion and we wish you a lifelong of happiness. Hope to see you again for future... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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141 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Hotel Alma is located inside University of Calgary and offers suite style accommodation that includes both one bedroom and two bedroom suites, as well as regular rooms.. The furnishings are quite modern and they come equipped with a kitchenette which makes it easier for guests to have their meals in their room. The location is great if you are planning... More 

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

Dear Aarij B, Thank you for sharing your Hotel Alma experience on TripAdvisor. It brings us great joy to learn that our guests are enjoying their stay with us. Hotel Alma does offer Euro-Style standard rooms and One Bedroom Suites. Alternative apartment style accommodation is also offered through Seasonal Residence at the University of Calgary as a more economic option... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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58 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The breakfast was fantastic, great choice buffet style. The hotel rooms were modern and bright. Big beds and bathrooms. There was a fridge, microwave and a coffeemaker in the room. Also a TV, iron and alarm clock. Towels were nice and clean. The service was very good for Calgary. The only disadvantage is the distance and location of the hotel.... More 

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

Hello jan k, we appreciate you taking the time to comment on your recent stay and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Hotel Alma. We look forward to seeing you again at Hotel Alma on your next visit to Calgary. Team Alma More 

Alberta, Canada
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25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We chose the location as it is a quiet alternative to the nearby strip of motels. We stayed in a one bedroom suite, which was spacious and well appointed with large windows overlooking the campus and Olympic Oval. Unfortunately, the bathroom counter had not been wiped down and was covered with sticky residue from last guest. We took advantage of... More 

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

Dear TEDtours, we greatly appreciate your feedback about the hotel and your recent stay with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our spacious suites and breakfast in the bistro. Our housekeeping supervisor will be following up with the housekeeping team to ensure nothing is missed. We look forward to welcoming you again to Hotel Alma on your... More 

Ballina, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very disappointing. We had a 2 Br apartment with a kitchenette which had nothing but a microwave. We don't drink coffee and asked for a kettle and were told to boil the water in the coffee maker. There was nowhere to sit and chat, had to sit on our beds to watch TV, very unsociable. The beds were very high... More 

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

Dear Lesley B, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We greatly appreciate you comment your feedback about the rooms. While the 2 bedroom apartments you have booked are located in the same building as Hotel Alma, they are not part of Hotel Alma but are part of Seasonal Residence which is part of the... More 

Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I stayed for one weekend at the beginning of this year and I came away impressed by the value that this property presented. I'll begin with the location because that is what brought me to this hotel in the first place. I was involved in an event at the Olympic Oval, so the location was perfect (with the exception of... More 

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

Hello Mr_Dimas-Lehndorf, thank you very much for your input and for sharing your experience at Hotel Alma on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay and that you found many aspects of the hotel and the services provided to be superb. Our team is always here to assist guests and work hard to make each... More 

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