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Hotel Rival

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Rival last year and enjoyed it just as much as previously. The service is excellent and there is a great choice for breakfast. There is absolutely nothing we would fault. Our room was very comfortable, and clean with a pleasant view out of the large windows

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Chicago
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Sean, the concierge, and the rest of the staff could not have been more welcoming or friendly! It was the perfect hotel in the perfect location. The room was spacious and clean and had the best view of the park across the street. Sean from booking the hotel was fast in responses to email and helped us set up transportation...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My fourth visit to the Rival was every bit as good as the first! The comfy beds, great shower (with music!), amazing breakfasts and sunny balcony are just for starters! It's the lots of little touches that, for me, give a feeling that you're not staying in a hotel, you're staying in a mini apartment in one of Stockholm's most...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here. The breakfast buffet is fantastic, with almost too many delicious options. There are fresh fruits, meats, cheeses, potatoes, eggs, breads, etc. They will also make hot items to order like omelettes and swedish pancakes. We ate here for a dinner a few times and had great service, evening or night. The...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location if you are visiting friends or family in Sodermalm, or know the neighborhood well. Quaint rooms with eclectic art and furnishings, gracious staff, a vibrant bar/club, and a sumptuous buffet breakfast. A great experience.

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms within the hotel itself are a little on the small side although they are nicely furnished, our room could have done with a little maintenance such as the missing plaster over the window. Breakfast was delicious and was included within the price however we experienced the odd plate that wasn't suitably clean with residual food present. One minor...

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Thurles, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in this hotel for a few days in March 2017. It was a very stylish and trendy place to stay and also very easy to get to from the airport using the express train and the underground. The staff were very welcoming from the moment of check in and everything ran smoothly. Breakfast was very good with ample choices....

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed at the Rival on a few occasions, and it is a nice and friendly hotel in a pretty good location. Rooms are small, but of good standard. Breakfast is great, and so are the staff. The hotels boasts having a gym, which is not the case. You have to use the next door gym, and you need...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite hotel in Stockholm! Top notch, accommodating staff. Well appointed hotel - great detail in the rooms, terrific bar, coffee shop, breakfast buffet and a fantastic restaurant (don't miss it for dinner)! Good location, an easy walk to many sites and a block from the subway. Always look forward to returning.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hotel Rival in March 2017. This elegant boutique hotel is located in the uber hip Sodermalm district of Stockholm -- convenient to the subway line, near the ferry, close to Gamla Stan (old town). Our large room was a good example of Swedish design -- stylish, clean lines, tasteful furniture, not overly crowded. The room had...

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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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €176 - €320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rival 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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Rival Hotel Stockholm
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#1 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a front facing room”
  • Great art in the rooms!
  • Great, spacious balconies!
  • Large, well appointed rooms!
  • Room with a view!
chicagocubfans, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room overlooking the square, preferably 6th floor.”
596vimalg, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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.”
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
racoonian, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Opt for a superior room!”
Hampm57, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
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