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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

From the moment we arrived in this pleasant neighborhood, we were enchanted by Mariatorget and especially the Rival.

This wasn’t our first visit to Stockholm. We had previously stayed in Gamla Stan, but we wanted to experience another section of Stockholm.

We arrived about 10:30 am, had advised the hotel about out expected arrival, and our room was ready. How delightful!! Up the glass elevator to our gorgeous suite on the 7th floor, and we fell in love with the Rival. The attention to detail, the impeccable friendly service, and the quiet room won us over. We had a huge balcony at treetop level over the park, but even with doors open, all we heard were birds.

We literally didn’t want to leave this hotel. It was superb. We used the subway and Uber to move around the city. It’s an outstanding hotel.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Ashley341
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

loved this hotel, very buzzy with lots going on. In great location close to metro, just don't make same mistake we made by using google map directions for a car, doh ! Restaurant is also best hotel restaurant I have eaten in, very reasonably priced (by Sweden standards), great taste and very friendly staff. Loved it !

Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank GraemeB01
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

To get there I took a direct regional train from Arlanda City at the airport and got off at Sodra station, it takes 43 min. This is faster and cheaper than going via Central Station. To get around there is a subway station nearby: Mariatorget.

Rooms are well appointed and quiet, there are several CDs and DVDs to choose from but I did not try these. My room had a view to the square and this was nice. The design is boutique like but be aware that while clean and functional it is not new.

Breakfast was excellent.

All in all, I like this place and will stay again if in Stockholm.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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2  Thank Marc L
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

This hotel was an excellent choice for us, and we feel it would be perfect for anyone visiting this beautiful city. What more can you ask: clean and well-appointed rooms (tho on the small size), wonderful location, great breakfast buffet and friendly staff personnel. Hotel Rival is located in a safe neighborhood with several good cafes and restaurants close by. It is also walking distance to the train station. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet every morning. Also, the desk personnel were all friendly and quite helpful. I would gladly stay there again. Plus, the city of Stockholm is a joy to explore.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank June P
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

When you enter your room and see that there is a pillow menu for your comfort, you know you have come to the right place.
This hotel is in a great location (Sodermalm) not a far walk from the old town, Gamla Stan. We walked everywhere from the hotel including to the Town Hall, the Vasa Museum etc. The hotel is located in a park square with a large fountain in the center. The room is comfortable, the shower pressure awesome, the staff (Rickard, Malthus and Sean, the concierge) wonderful, helpful and friendly. For the breakfast buffet, there is an amazing array of choices and some choices cooked to order, as well. The staff at the restaurant is likewise very accommodating and providing service with a smile. You can also dine there and have a view of the park or sit on the balcony weather permitting.
This is an excellent choice for a hotel in Stockholm. You needn't look any further. Stay here.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank sabasavta123
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