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Hotel Rival

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is great! Modern with a lot of design. Friendly staff. clean. Bar of the hotel is very popular in the neighbourhood. Room was big and quiet breakfast buffet was very generous. In a more residential neighbourhood but walkable to old town and all atractions.

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Sweden
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed one night at this hotel in mid-March. Very small room, very small bathroom, few accessories in the bathroom, for example, no shower cap, no ears tops. Missing several things there. Very good breakfast, with everything you could want. Pleasant service in both the reception and bar. A bit pricy for what you get.

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Fountain Hill, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the Sodermalm district in a quiet & charming neighborhood far enough from the busy tourist area. It is walking distance to the old town, the beautiful sites of Stockholm, great eating places, train station and ferry docks. The hotel is modern and well appointed. Our room was large, clean, nicely decorated and had a small balcony. It has...

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Norrkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Housed in an old movietheatre, and full of ABBA mementos, this is a warm, friendly hotel full of style and personality on the chic south side of Stockholm. From check in to breakfast, service is fast, professional and plentiful. No waiting for anything! The rooms are personalized, come with candies and movies as well as comfy bed and large towels!...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at Hotel Rival at 11am. It was awesome to check in early, drop off our bags and go explore the city. Front desk staff were super friendly, gave us a few suggestions on where to eat and shop. Room as clean, had everything we needed. Hotel is very close to the metro station. Would definitely stay at Rival again!...

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RIVERVIEW, FL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were booked here as part of a Weekend A La Carte package for two nights. since it wasn't busy, the desk asked if we'd like to upgrade (which amounted to about $25 US for each night for two nights) and we did. The room was large (I think it was an accessible room) and had a little balcony. I...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the start we were treated so very well. The staff were always attentive and friendly. The room was terrific, with a really cool shower. Our first morning there we met Tony and Hannah who was the chef and wait staff for breakfast. They were so helpful and we had the best time. We enjoyed it so much we booked...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights recently on a family break. Ok-so I selected the hotel based on the TripAdvisor ratings/reviews. Booking and initial interaction with the hotel staff was snappy and attentive-English was fluent and service levels were high. It's in a safe neighbourhood with a lot of high end art galleries and design studios close by. If you...

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely room overlooking the small park in front. The staff were very friendly and helpful, advising on train times to the airport etc for our trip home. The breakfasts were full of choice - fruit, yoghurt, omelets, pancakes as well as ham, cheese etc. Gluten free bread was readily available on asking, even two or three different kinds each day...

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Kent UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Room 609 is absolutely lovely with a wonderful wet room to shower in, excellent facilities all round and a superb buffet breakfast with options for all sorts of treats such as porridge with fruit compote. Pancakes.waffles, eggs benedict and many more. Best coffee and creamy scrambled eggs. Open views and our own balcony. Egyptn cotton sheets, massive bed. Immaculate. In...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • 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: €167 - €294 (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
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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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