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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.
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Property amenities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
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Special Rate:SEK 1,325 (SEK)
Hotel packages
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
748Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
112Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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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Hotel rival is a delight to stay in. The rooms are stylish in a simple Scandinavian way, with good design and excellent bathrooms. More than anything they are so quiet. This together with luxurious egyptian cotton bed-linen, and cloud like duvets give you some of the best nights
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Best hotel in Stockholm.
Location is great (close to Slussen) and easy to find food, metro, coffee ....
Hotel is perfect : beds are great and you don't hear any noise !
Breakfast is the best ever !
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Very good I’ve stayed here a few times now is very friendly and clean with a really nice bar Nextdoor where you can have a drink or coffee and relax. It also has a beautiful park with a massive fountain opposite, which looks lovely in the summer
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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
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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
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is the mini-safe in the room large enough to fit a 15" laptop?
Hello 477bradp! The room safe is 14" wide, 14" deep and 8½" high. It wouldn't fit in the safe lying flat, but will fit at an angle, as long as the depth works.
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Hi please can you advise the nearest airport & distance to the hotel?
Hi Closest airport is Bromma but it is mostly for domestic flights, Arlanda Airport is the closest International Airport. You can find all ways to get to and from Hotel Rival on our website. Under "About us" and "Find the Rival Hotel". Sorry I cant send url links in this forum. Please dont hesitate should there be anything else. /Jesper Sandberg
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Nearest Airport
Using the Arlanda Express is so easy and quick....20 minutes. We walked to the Metro that took us to the train.
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Do all rooms have air conditioning? If not, which rooms do and which rooms don't?
Hello Jesnebas. Our Deluxe and Deluxe balcony rooms all have air conditioning. A few of our Superior rooms do as well.
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What’s in the fitness center?
The hotel itself doesn't have a fitness center, but we cooperate with a gym next door called Saga Motion. Our guests get to use the facilities for 125 SEK per day through a ticket they pick up at the hotel reception. This is a fully equipped gym with everything from free weights to weight machines to excercise machines. There is no pool there, though they do have a sauna. They also have classes like yoga, body pump, core, zumba and more...
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"All rooms are really quite. The luxury ones have a view over the garden square"
"Higher floors seem to be better."
"A balcony room would definitely be preferred"
"Try a different hotel"
"Best views are in the park-facing rooms"
US$157 - US$325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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