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Hotel Alma

3.0 of 5 169 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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Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Hotel Alma is an ok hotel. It is located on campus of university and the exchange students use this hotel for housing. It is within walking distance of Children's Hospital. The included breakfast was pretty good, coffee was excellent. The same area was used for serving dinner, though it was mostly microwave prepared food. There was a small selection... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed here twice recently - once in January and once in February, 2015. Both times I had business at the university and/or the Foothills hospital, and the location of the Hotel Alma is great for that: on-campus meetings are readily accessible on foot and the Foothills locations are walkable (25 minutes give or take) or easily reached by car.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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167 reviews 167 reviews
30 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My check-in to the hotel was speedy and friendly and the location of the hotel was ideal - right on the University of Calgary campus. But everything from that point on was terrible. The room I was given was situated right on one of the inside corners (room 626). It was a fairly small room, which normally wouldn't bother me,... More 

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

Hello Darren M! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Hotel Alma. It is disappointing to learn that your stay with us was not the most satisfying experience you’ve had. From your description, it seems like you checked in to one of the curve rooms which are a tiny bit smaller due to... More 

Switzerland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pleasant, well equipped hotel on the University of Calgary campus. It looks and feels like a converted university residence but I didn't confirm that this impression is actually correct. The rooms are comfortable and equipped with standard amenities. There are some nice touches like Voss water and free long distance phone calls. Guests have access to the... More 

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

Hello YEGYEG! Thank you so much for your comments. We are very happy to know that you had a pleasant stay with us on your recent visit to Calgary. The building which Hotel Alma is in is actually newly constructed and was completed in Fall of 2009. The lower floors of the building are designated to students and Hotel Alma... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my stay here. Clean, comfy, great breakfast and excellent helpful staff. Convenient location, free wifi. My room felt like a cocoon, modern, with a bath. The bed was very comfortable. Handy corner shop located on ground floor. No complaints!

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

Hi there! Thank you very much for taking the time to review Hotel Alma we are very pleased to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We have placed a lot of thought into the furniture and the amenities in the room to make our guest’s stay as cozy and comfortable as possible. We include custom made pillow top mattresses,... More 

Toronto, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
42 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you have any business at or have a friend/ family member studying at University of Calgary, then you don"t think twice: stay here. The hotel is standard but good and comfy. You have the typical academic atmosphere with students around ( thursdays night they have weekly party on campus and they may get noisy-sh

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

Hello albertobrazil, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Being situated directly on campus allows our guests the convenience of having so many facilities available for their use. We hope to see you again on your next... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
47 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I stayed at Hotel ALma for two nights for business in December 2014. My impression is that this hotel is the default (and probably the only) option if you want to stay near the University of Calgary campus. Pros (1) Basically in the campus. You can walk to the student center building in three minutes, where there are shops, restaurants,... More 

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

Hello makoto n, We appreciate you taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us at Hotel Alma! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of the wonderful continental breakfast that is included with our hotel rooms. Our Euro style rooms can be cozy and if you are looking... More 

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Beautiful place, very clean and cosy. the parking lot may very a little far, but you can unload in the front door. We had to wait in a line to do the unload, but it wasn`t a problem (and we had a lot of stuff!!).

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

Hello Cassia L, We appreciate you taking the time to comment on your recent stay and are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Hotel Alma. We hope to see you again soon, Team Alma More 

Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

we chose this hotel thru hotwire, it was one of the cheapest we found... very good, clean, brand new, cozy room, nice breakfast. right in the middle of the university. The bad thing was that the parking lot was a little far from the hotel (an issue on winter) and there was nothing to eat close to the hotel.. other... More 

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

Hello mgold0504 We appreciate you taking the time to comment on your stay with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take advantage of our complimentary continental breakfast that is offered for our guests. We are sorry to hear that you could not find dining options close to the hotel.... More 

Patna, Bihar, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stayed two nights when I was in U of Calgary for a conference. Crowded breakfast area and not so warm staff but reasonably ok when you need to be in the campus. Clean room, though. Not worth the price.

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

Hello AonTrip Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly work to ensure your next stay with us is enjoyable. Being right on the University Campus allows us to provide comfortable accommodation within walking distance of most University meeting facilities. We are happy to hear you found... More 

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Address: 169 University Gate NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northwest Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alma 3*
Number of rooms: 96
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