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Hotel Alma & Seasonal Residence at the University of Calgary

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Set in the vibrant heart of the University of Calgary campus, Hotel Alma & Seasonal Residence treats guests to gracious service, friendly rates, and a host of accommodating spaces. Alma features 96 rooms and suites. Alma room rates include complimentary breakfast, access to campus fitness facilities, wireless internet, local calls and long distance calls in Canada and the USA (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). Seasonal Residence rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi.
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Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Conference Facilities
Golf Course
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
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Family Rooms
Microwave
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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When I first entered the room, I was taken aback at the size. It reminded me of living in residence while in university. However for the amount of time I spent in the room, it wasn't an issue. The room was clean and the bed and pillows were very comfortable. It had a small
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Response from TeamAlma, General Manager at Hotel Alma & Seasonal Residence at the University of Calgary
Responded 17 Dec 2018
Dear CJRMO, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Hotel Alma. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we will look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Magdalena
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Stayed in a suite with a separate living area and was a bit concerned having read the other reviews. Rooms are a bit beaten up so I'm assuming they see a fair bit of traffic. Room was clean and the cleaning staff were lovely. There was a fridge, coffee maker and some plastic
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Response from TeamAlma, General Manager at Hotel Alma & Seasonal Residence at the University of Calgary
Responded 10 Dec 2018
Dear Luckyduck2012, Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate the 4/5 rating, and your fair feedback. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Magdalena Goss
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I decided to stay here after a personal recommendation, but must admit I was a bit worried about what I might find, based on some of the negative reviews I read. I'm happy to say I experienced none of the issues mentioned by other people. On the issue of room size, my room was
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Response from TeamAlma, General Manager at Hotel Alma & Seasonal Residence at the University of Calgary
Responded 15 Nov 2018
Hello Peter B, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Hotel Alma. We appreciate the 4/5 rating and the feedback, which I will proudly share with the entire team. Please know that reviews like yours is what our team lives for. Thank you for your comment on the k-cups, we did investigate and follow up with the University's Sustainability office. We were advised that even so called "compostable" k-cups are not really sustainable, and they all end up in our landfill, doesn't mean we will stop trying to get better or find a way to recycle all that plastic. The coffee we carry is Fair Trade, and that is our campus mandate and commitment. Thank you again for the great review, and we will look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Magdalena Goss
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I booked a room off a third party booking site. The information was very scarce - it just said a double room. No info and no pictures. So I went to the hotel's main website and look at the room types they had and assumed that their base room was what I would be getting. So I
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Though the rooms were clean, they were very small. Also... strangely it seemed as though they forgot to finish the ceiling. Parking was a ways away and had a $10 a night charge. I would say this hotel is comparable to a low end hotel but was as pricey as a moderate hotel. I
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Hello Varun G, We offer complimentary access to the University's Fitness and Recreational Facilities, images and information is available online (their website), and facilities include Acquatic Centre, Climbing Wall, Fitness Centre and Racquet Centre. Once you arrive, we would be happy to provide you with hours of operation and availability. Should you require more information, please feel free to contact me directly at 403-220-5443. Thank you and best regards, Team Alma
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Do u allow dogs?
Hello, Unfortunately we do not allow pets at Hotel Alma. However, we do allow service dogs.
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Hello 290carol, Thank you for your question. Our Two bedroom student accommodations are equipped with two double beds. These beds have dormitory style mattresses so can be quite cozy with two people. If you are worried about the size of bed we would suggest booking two of these suites, however if you are looking for the most economical option these double beds can fit two adults. Should you have other questions or be looking for more information please feel free to contact the hotel directly. Looking forward to welcoming you to campus, Team Alma
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Good Morning, Typically Hotel Alma does require a credit card to book a reservation as well as at check in. However, if you are able to put down a 50% deposit at the time of booking we would certainly be able to make an exception for you. This deposit would guarantee your reservation and the remainder of room and tax plus a $300 deposit for incidentals would be required at the time of check in. Should you wish to make a reservation please contact the hotel at 403.220.3203. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Alma. Team Alma
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"Make sure you are not getting a room with facilitates shared with another room!"
"There are no bad rooms"
"Flat rooms are like a hostel, but worse."
"don't pick the cheapest rooms, very small!"
"If you use a wheelchair make sure that your chair will fit through the doorway"
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 56 - US$ 117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaAlbertaCalgaryNorthwest Calgary
NUMBER OF ROOMS
96
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