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“The poor old Ramada”

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Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown
Ranked #80 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I've stayed here a few times and it seems like it keeps going downhill. While some effort has been made to makeover the rooms, the common areas are awful. The room with the ice machine, even on the "Executive floor" is creepy and dirty. The bathrooms in the rooms are so small it is hard to get the door shut. The location is nice though and the staff are always pleasant, but for the price there are much nicer options.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Hotel_Manager_YYC, Manager at Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

Dear C130:
Thank you for your valued comments. There are many stay options in Calgary and are especially grateful to returning guests who help us to achieve our usual high occupancy. The Ramada Hotel has refurbished guest rooms with new beds, carpeting and case goods and we will next be addressing guest corridors and public areas. Like you, we look forward to the positive changes ahead and we hope we will be able to share them with you at a future time you may need a Calgary room again. Again, we appreciate your feedback.
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

I don't know what other reviewers are smoking, but if this hotel is ranked better than 3, these people have minimal expectations of a hotel in a major city and probably use AAA to get a $5 discount off the continental breakfast.

The only thing going for it, is location and that's exactly why they can charge what they do. Stick this hotel out at the airport or south MacLeod trail, and it's going for $99/ngt at best.

It's old, tired and dirty. Staff are junior. Most are ESL. Restaurant closed in the afternoon and I couldn't get room service if I held up a $20 bill. The front desk kid actually took my order. Got a call in my room 20 minutes later by someone who asked if I wanted fries or a salad with my burger.

The only reason why I stay here is because it's literally a 5 minute walk to my companys office.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Hotel_Manager_YYC, Manager at Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

Dear Blake E:
We are sorry to learn you guest experience at our hotel was not to your satisfaction. Our property has had a lengthy and strong history in downtown Calgary delivering a clean and comfortable stay, competitive pricing and friendly, professional service. We take great pride in our normally efficient staff and regret you were shown anything less than our very best during your stay. Client feedback is always shared with our staff and we are grateful for your input. Thank you for choosing the Ramada Hotel.
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We arrived from Sheraton hotel in Vancouver and stayed in Ramada, for 4 nights.The Hotel is centrally located in main downtown area.Room's size is good and is provided with all basic amenities (free and fast WiFi). Hygiene conditions are also good. The valet parking is very convenient .The staff is very polite. When a small problem in the room occurred, they immediately fix it.This gave me an excellent impression about their attitude to the client. It was not Sheraton but I fully recommend it, because it is absolutely a value for money, proposition.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Hotel_Manager_YYC, Manager at Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

Dear Erato K:
A delightful review to read, thank you for your endorsement. We hope we can accommodate you again and thank you for choosing the Ramada.
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

I have been staying at the Ramada Calgary Downtown for a number of years now, while attending the annual Calgary International Blues Festival. The hotel is in a perfect location, about 15 minutes by foot from the festival grounds, yet close to shopping and sightseeing in the core of the city. Staff have been exemplary, the services top-notch and the accommodations always clean and comfortable. Quite frankly, I have never even considered looking into any other hotels in Calgary - the Ramada Downtown is my Calgary home away from home.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Hotel_Manager_YYC, Manager at Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

Dear Brant Z:
Thank you for your review and for choosing the Ramada whenever your travels bring you to Calgary. We have a longstanding relationship with the Calgary International Blue's Festival and are pleased for the many who make the Ramada their home away from home, year after year. Your comments have been shared with our staff with our sincere thanks. We will look forward to your return next summer.
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

I stayed recently in Sep13 at Ramada in Calgary. Hotel is conveniently located at the eighth street. Calgary train station at 6th and 7th street is nearby walkable distance from the hotel. Hotel is conveniently located from most of business office in downtown. Quality of breakfast as provided (not complimentary)in morning was good. However Hotel room is not so well maintained. The bathroom tiles were rough cheap quality tiles, black colour carpet in the room floor puts you off immediately when arrive in the hotel room. I have to change the hotel room as, no power adapter was found around the working desk. Also room facing on 7th avenue will have some noise from the Calgary train. There is good indian restaurant raj palace located at 6th avenue is walking distance from hotel

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

It may not be the newest property around and may not have some of the frills but boy do these folks have hospitality nailed. I have been coming here about every 3 months for the past number of years and it keeps getting better. The staff are attentive and polite. Something is very right here because the turnover seems to be non existent. The same staff are there to welcome you every time you come back. I was particularly impressed with the Valet staff. They stole a page out of the Ritz Carleton training. Somehow they know your name and they use it- "welcome back Mr. so and so. How was your day Mr. so and so. Being recognized goes a long way to feeling welcome.The rooms are always clean and the beds comfortable. As a downtown Calgary property, I would highly recommend it and shout out its value!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank Doug S
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Hotel_Manager_YYC, Manager at Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

Dear Doug S:
Thank you for the excellent review which was a pleasure to read and has been shared with our employees. You describe the type of guest experience we would like all hotel guests to have and we will do our utmost to continue the standard. Thank you for choosing the Ramada and we look forward to your return stays.
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

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Address: 708 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1H2, Canada
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #80 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
Price Range: £63 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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