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Hotel Rival

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Every detail has been thought through, this hotel is a pleasure from start to finish. Relative to the cost of everything else in Sweden it is very good value for money. There are a few good places to eat and drink close by and its only a short walk to the old town. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Thank DRJStAlbans
New York
Reviewed 3 August 2012

The Hotel Rival was one of the trendiest, nicest hotels I have had the pleasure of staying at. The service level of the staff was excellent, the concierge and their recommendations were spot on, and you just have a great feeling staying in the hotel. It is not small by any means, owned by Benny from Abba with a 500...

Thank LoveVacationGuy
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2012

I did not find out until I got back home that this hotel is owned by ABBA members, so my perception of it was not shaded by my love of this famous Swedish outfit, so here is an objective view. The interiors and common areas are truly fantastic, I especially loved the huge chandeliers and divans in which one can...

3Thank l-globetrotter
Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2012

the hotel is lovely, good location, great decor, nice rooms, and little added extras that are great touches such as the 'pillow menu' and free dvd library and cd's. The beds were fantastically comfortable, but strangely I had really bad nights sleep for the 5 nights I was there (my colleagues who I was travelling with also didn't sleep well...

3Thank Boo033
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 25 July 2012

Stayed there for 5 nights and my impressions are great. Hotel is located in Sondermalm so it is great if you like to walk a little bit because it's not in centre. Rooms are very nice and interesting funished, you have even a dvd and cds in your rooms. Front desk service is very polite and helpful. Waiters are proffessional,...

1Thank Jergenij K
Reviewed 20 July 2012

Very good standard hotel. Trendy, fresh and comfortable rooms with everything you'd expect from a top hotel. Nice robes, excellent beds. Great bar and a fantastic breakfast that is available til 11:30 even at weekends. Hotel has parking available also. Excellent, friendly and helpful staff. Location is not too bad, but a bit of a walk from major sights. Overall,...

Thank TheGlobalFinn
São Paulo
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Located in a nice little square in Sodermalm, the largest of all 14 Stockholm islands, this hotel is really something special. Across the street, a citybikes station ( a good option ). Around the corner, a currency exchange office, with good rates. Nice restaurants within walking distances. The room is creative, spacious, and well decorated. Free wi-fi and dvd player,...

Thank ABrasil
Reviewed 16 July 2012 via mobile

Stayed at Hotel Rival two nights and really enjoyed it. The room was gorgeous - the bed and duvet were super comfy. I loved the in-room movies and CDs! Such a nice touch. The bathroom had a rainfall shower and a separate tub which was great. The hotel staff were friendly and very helpful. The hotel had a very cool...

1Thank talula77London
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2012

I was only in Sweden for just fifteen hours on this trip - eight of them spent in this hotel but its left a lasting impression. The staff (even at 2am in the morning) were efficient, friendly and helpful. The room was compact but perfectly set out, with the teddy bears a really cute touch. Having had four beds in...

Thank sydneywinelass
United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Stayed here in June 2012 as part of our Scando Honeymoon. Although no room upgrade or anything special was offered to us for our special occasion, the room was nice and clean and the guys on the front desk were super helpful. The hotel location is great, not in the touristy bit, but really close to the metro and walking...

Thank miss_melly21

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Staying in Mariatorget

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This rather quiet neighborhood revolves around a postcard-like park with a dramatic fountain in its center and is definitely one of Stockholm’s showcase neighborhoods. Mariatorget, a central residential area, is the best Stockholm has to offer when it comes to juxtaposing architectural masterpieces with sophisticated art galleries, coffee shops and bars. Stockholmers love to spend their weekends in the park or one of the nearby coffee shops, so come to Mariatorget to meet the locals. The northern part of Mariatorget boasts historic buildings, beautiful cobblestone streets, and one of Stockholm’s best observation decks, Monteliusvägen, from where you can see an amazing view of the city hall and Stockholm’s old town.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Rival is Stockholm's first boutique hotel, located on Sodermalms heights in classic premises in Stockholm. The Rival is a small, modern, individual hotel with unique top-level service. The 99 rooms have high technical standards with an unique interior decorations as well as Internet access. The seventh floor, with its magnificent view, is reserved for suites. The classic cinema Rival has been meticulously renovated and equipped with the latest in multi-media technology. The movie theatre will accommodate 700 conference guests, and the premises are well suited for events and meetings. There are 5 more conference rooms and a generous foyer outside the theatre for exhibits and mingling. The cocktail bar (original art deco), the bar, the bistro and the cafe will serve both hotel guests and local inhabitants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Rival

Address: Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 118 91, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Mariatorget , Södermalm
Price Range: $221 - $458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rival 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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Also Known As:
Rival Hotel Stockholm
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#1 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#2 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#3 Business Hotel in Stockholm
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“Not always available. Book beforehand.”
 of 5 bubbles irinas944, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“view of square is nice”
 of 5 bubbles 888fredv, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“economy single room overlooks a roof so not a great view”
 of 5 bubbles AmySoloTraveller, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms are very quiet. Ask for one at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles TheFrankster, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“4th floor is handy if you want to use the free coffee and iced water machines”
 of 5 bubbles GardenerLondon_UK, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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