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Hotel Alma

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169 University Gate NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay. So I stay at tons of hotels in Calgary, and if you don't need to be on Calgary's university campus, don't bother staying here. While the décor is modern and nice, the rooms are very tiny. They don't let you print things for free (like most hotels do), and on top of that, you have to pay for parking,... More 

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

Hello missmac2014 Thank you for sharing your experience at Hotel Alma experience. Hotel Alma does offer many complimentary services not offered by many other hotels such as breakfast, Internet access, local and long distance calling within continental North America, access to a world class fitness facility, Olympic size swimming pool and the Olympic Oval with many other services at discounted... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night for convenience, as we were going to a show at the student union. We were pleasantly surprised, everything was modern - the hotel had been decorated to a high standard and the bed was extremely comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the complimentary breakfast was excellent with a good choice of fresh... More 

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

Thank you Katie T for taking the time to review Hotel Alma on your most recent stay & for giving us an excellent rating!! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for your comments on the service provided by team Alma. We are very proud of our team and the services... More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Hello Irishgal121212! Thank you for sharing your experience at Hotel Alma. The lower floors of the building are occupied by a mixture of Canadian and International students and is called Global Village. While the top three floors are Hotel Alma. Hotel Alma was designed with the environment in mind and our Euro-Style rooms reduces our carbon footprint to minimize our... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

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

Hello voyageur613! Thank you so much for your comments. We are happy to know that you found the rooms comfortable and that the location was great for your visit. 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 for students and Hotel Alma... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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168 reviews 168 reviews
31 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

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 February 1, 2015

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
49 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 

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