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Hotel Rival

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Reviewed 24 October 2012

This place just does it right. It is a relaxed, beautiful hotel with a lovely vibe. Friendly staff on reception and brilliant food at the huge breakfast. We bought our toddler of 18 months along and a cot was ready in the room and we were allowed an early check in as the room was ready which was really appreciated....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2012 via mobile

This hotel was everything we hoped I would be. Cool, clean, functional with a great atmosphere, brilliant bar/restaurant and amazing service, especially from the guys in reception - they couldn't have been more helpful. The free coffee bar on the fourth floor and teddy bear in the room were highlights. PS3 for hire in your room and an extensive collection...

1Thank theeddie2016
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 18 October 2012

This was a genuinely good experience from check-in till I picked up my luggage from the luggage room. Friendly staff everywhere, both in the reception and restaurant. Nice room with designer products in the bathroom, waterfall-shower, ironing board and blow-dryer. (Although quite small. I was also staying at 518, as I see is mentioned in a previous review from double0stefan's.)...

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Reviewed 17 October 2012 via mobile

I've stayed here before and for me there is no better place to come. The service is exceptional especially if you want ideas where to go. Location is great and you're just 1minute from the best gay bar in Stockholm, 5 mins from Slussen for the underground, ferries to some of the bigger out of centre museums and galleries, and...

Thank AFTLondon
Reviewed 17 October 2012

OK. I understand the cool, chic nature of this hotel, but I am writing this review from the confined 'comfort' of my room/shoebox (room 518 if you're wondering). I asked for a quiet room on a high floor. Got both. Thanks. No mention of having to breathe in when I walk in... Back to the Lydmar next time...

1Thank double0stefan
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2012

This is a brilliant hotel - although we didnt see Benny. Rooms were quiet and really quite excellent. Breakfast was a veritable feast. The hotel is on a quiet quite posh square and there are loads of bars and restaurants nearby. Look no further, stay here.

1Thank EllyBellyBumpkin
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 October 2012

My husband and I just got back from a long weekend in Stockholm. The Hotel Rival was a fantastic base for exploring the city and we walked to almost everything from there. The design and decor of the room were both very cool and comfortable/functional. Also, the room was bigger than I had expected given the usual size of rooms...

1Thank Michele R
Reviewed 8 October 2012

As we where attending a perfomance in the theatre downstairs we decided on spending the night at Hotel Rival. Very helpful and friendly staff greeted us in the reception and we were upgraded to a larger room which is always nice. We had well-equipped room facing the courtyard which was quite enough even with the window open. The room was...

1Thank Wiehager
San Francisco
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Our travel agent wanted to book us into a very expensive waterfront hotel for our 3 nights in Stockholm but friends said Rival is the place to go. Our friends were so right. This hotel has great rooms, great breakfast, great staff, great location. Book now.

1Thank sanfranciscojo
Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 27 September 2012

We spent 5 nights in this trendy and lively hotel. Coming from the states, we felt the hotel was too pricey. That's the only reason for 4 point rating. Otherwise, service, location, comfort and style are rated 5! I know others have stated the hotel is little out of the "center" but we felt the location was perfect. It is...

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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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  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 11,649 - ₹ 20,814 (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 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
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#3 Business Hotel in Stockholm
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The rooms at the top floors are really great”
  • The park in front of the hotel
  • The tub
  • The bedroom
  • shower & sink
 of 5 bubbles racoonian, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Opt for a superior room!”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisofBlackheath, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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