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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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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed for five nights and was in the hotel a lot given our professional workshop was held in the hotel, so I was able to see the amenities, staff, facilities, etc. in depth. I have no complaints. It is a clean, friendly, quiet place that is great for a small business or professional workshop right on site, as they... More 

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

Dear scm709, thank you for 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, service and location to be great and convenient. Thank you again for the great feedback and we look forward to seeing you again at Hotel Alma on your next visit... More 

Jasper, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked my stay at the Hotel Alma, very clean , very organized. When i checked in my room wasnt ready but they checked my bags and i was on with my day. I got back to the hotel later, my room was ready and they had upgraded my room from a one bedroom to a two bedroom. Which was... More 

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

Dear Jessalyn K, we appreciate you taking the time to review Hotel Alma and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. The apartment type you booked was a Global Village room which is not part of Hotel Alma but resides in the same building. Those are student apartments during the school year and are... More 

Nova Scotia, Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Hotel Alma through "Hotwire.com" and there were a few things that should have been mentioned : 1/ The booking via Hotwire only applies to student rooms that have been vacated for the summer. Those rooms have one 'double' bed and are quite small. 2/ Parking is $10 more and there are no alternatives to paying as there... More 

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

Hello allbwell, and thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found our property to be clean and secure. To clarify on some of the points you mentioned; although it occupies the same building, Global Village (the student residence floors) are not part of Hotel Alma and you mentioned are available during the summer time... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this hotel. I think boutique hotel is the way to go. Hotel Alma is a hidden gem in Calgary. Not your typical hotel and not everyone is going to like it because of its room size, but I think it's the way to go. Pros: Location, on University of Calgary campus, close to C Train station Room was... More 

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

Dear deeman98, 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, service and location to be great and convenient. We are always working on improving the services we offer and HD channels is an area of opportunity which we can look... More 

Winnipeg
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82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fool me twice. I don't think so! This is rated as an upscale boutique hotel in Calgary. The only good thing is the location. It's actually a converted dormitory. The beds are awful. Lots of students learning about the hospitality industry. Trying real hard. Both my colleague and I stayed there on different occasions. Never again! Call it what it... More 

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

Hello brianS1, 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 partially student residence which occupies the bottom 3 floors of the building.... More 

Orillia
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108 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

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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38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

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 June 1, 2015

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 

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