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Hotel Rival

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Glendale, California
Reviewed 5 July 2012

This hotel is obviously an "in" place. It has a snazzy modern interior and is located across the street from a pretty park. It is within walking distance of most tourist highlights and also is very close to subway and bus stops. It's cafe is brimming with locals, the restaurant--while pricey--is very good. They include a truly great breakfast...be sure...

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2012

This is a fantastic hotel with the most comfortable bedrooms I have ever experienced. The staff are friendly without being overbearing. The hotel is situated within easy reach of the old town and harbour area and there are plenty of taxis if you need to go further afield. All in all a great place to relax after a busy day.

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Reviewed 4 July 2012

I was really excited to be staying here - the photos on the website looked amazing and Benny from Abba owns it - what more could I want? The outside of the hotel is imposing and when I entered the lobby, it was gorgeous: sumptuous reds and funky lamps. But that is where the fun ended. The rooms are TINY...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 July 2012

One of the difficulties in selecting one hotel at the top of the Tripadvisor list is that it is difficult to write an original review. This is the case for Hotel Rival. I can only say that we had a delightful stay at the hotel in late June for the mid-summer celebrations and that everything mentioned in the other reviews...

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Enjoyed out first visit to Stockholm, and found the hotel staff to be very friendly and obliging, However the rooms were a little disappointing spacewise. Comfortable beds without a doubt, but very limited space for luggage and although a short trip, we struggle to unpack!. The quirkly door system also took some getting used to - opening outwards (due to...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 July 2012

This hotel gets very good reviews on tripadvisor. Initially only a few days into our stay I didn't understand why, but towards the end of our ten day stay, I would wholeheartedly recommend this lovely hotel. Set in a very trendy but quiet neighborhood of Stockholm ( the fictional hero of the popular Steig Larsson series was situated only a...

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Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Stayed here for five nights during midsummer. Upsides: Nice staff, clean, cool rooms, great location. Everyone was friendly and very helpful. Downside: not much of a scene in the hotel itself. Much sleepier than expected. Rooms were smaller than I expected too. Cool spot, but not as much energy as I hoped.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 29 June 2012

After reading all the positive reviews we just had to try out Hotel Rival, and must admit that this was probably one of my best hotel stays ever. Our Deluxe room was really comfy and facing Mariatorget. Friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast and brunch buffet amazingly good! Location perfect if you want to explore the old town and the hip...

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Richmond, Canada
Reviewed 29 June 2012

The room is quite clean but small with only one small drawer and NO cupboard space other than the closet. Our friends were luckily upgraded at no additional cost so request a larger room if possible. With that said it is a quiet hotel if you face the courtyard. THe rooms are modern and the bathroom and shower modern and...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2012

There are some beautiful people in Stockholm and I think most of them work here! Charming and helpful too. The room was comfortable and the tea making/computer area on the 4th floor a nice touch. There is a cafe/bakery attached to the hotel which is excellent. We didn't eat at the restaurant for breakfast or dinner so I can't comment...

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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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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: ₹ 11,910 - ₹ 20,941 (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
#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.”
 of 5 bubbles M9925KIpauld, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms at the top floors are really great”
  • shower & sink
  • The bedroom
  • The tub
  • The park in front of the hotel
 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
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