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Reviewed 9 September 2012

Hotel Rival has it completely own special flavour – Stayed at the Rival several times over the last 6-8 years and have always been meet by a very friendly staff. The rooms are not big, but very functional and includes all you can expect from at high standard business hotel. However, Rival is much more than a ordinary business hotel...

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Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2012

I wish we had stayed more than 1 night! You could spend a day just admiring the decor and furnishings! Well placed, only 10 minutes' walk from Gamla Stan. Good sized room facing the park. Huge bathroom with shower and bath and plenty of shelving for toiletries. Room service was punctual and reasonably priced. Please note that breakfast is included...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 7 September 2012

Loved out stay at Rival -- hope to be back again! Staff very helpful, very clean and quiet. Great location with access to safe and frequent public transit. Very cool! Love Stockholm! And an ABA CD in the room -- with good sound system, was a nice touch.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Enough has been said about this wonderful hotel. Staying here was a great experience. The staff is friendly and easy to please. I got a great tip on a yoga studio nearby at Timmermansgatan 10. Yoga Shakti is a versatile studio with a variety of yoga styles to choose from. The teachers were helpful given that I do not know...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 3 September 2012

I stayed there for 5 nights on a business trip to Stockholm. And I really loved it. It's not located in the downtown but it's very easy to reach to downtown by metro or by bus. The metro station is only in the corner from the hotel. The hotel is looking to the park and it's very peaceful. And yet...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2012

We had two days at Rival in August, and it was just great. Wonderful staff, very helpful front desk, comfortable rooms, good buffet breakfast, good location. Close to Gamla Stan, in a quiet neighborhood where people live and shop. Definitely highly recommended. Hotels in Stockholm are pricey, but Rival gives you everything you need.

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Macon, Georgia
Reviewed 31 August 2012

Our group of four chose this hotel from trip advisor. We were not disappointed. The location was excellent, the hotel was clean and comfortable, and internet service was provided. The online reservation process was easy, and we were cheerily greeted and checked in with efficiency. Would stay there again and recommend to friends and family.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 August 2012

My husband and I spend 3 nights at Hotel Rival in August, 2012 (our 3rd and final hotel during a 3-city trip). The vibe here is amazing. The reception staff was always helpful and friendly. Sean, the concierge, did not let you pass by without saying hello. He seems like the "mayor" of the hotel, as we saw him at...

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London
Reviewed 30 August 2012

We stayed here before Christmas last year with my fiancees family and since then my family in law has stayed again and they raved about the geat service given to them from the staff. They have gone out of their way to assist us with any of our requirements. Our room was perhaps on the smaller side, but I know...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 29 August 2012

This was the second time we've stayed at Hotel Rival (the last time was in 2006), and it's now become one of my all-time favorite hotels. On this most recent trip, it was one of nine hotels we stayed at while traveling through Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, and it was probably the best as far as customer service, location, and...

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Staying in Mariatorget

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Mariatorget
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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $248 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rival 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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Rival Hotel Stockholm
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#1 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#3 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#3 Business Hotel in Stockholm
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“Go for a higher floor - the lifts are fast and quiet, and there's a DJ in the mezzanine bar on Friday and Saturday nights.”
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“The rooms at the top floors are really great”
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  • The park in front of the hotel
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“Opt for a superior room!”
Hampm57, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room where you have control over the air-con; some rooms have a centrally controlled system and that may not suit you.”
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