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Hotel Rival

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 27 January 2013

I ve been to Stockholm many times and Rival is a reason for this. I love everything regarding this hotel. The location, the politeness of the staff, the bar on the ground floor, the Abba cd's in the room, the room itself etc. i highly recommend this hotel.

2Thank Susanne G
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Great hotel - excellent spacious room with beautiful courtyard view over to old church tower. Location is perfect - stones through from the Metro (the easiest to use ion the world - only 3 lines) and staggering distance from some great bars and pubs. Manage to miss breakfast every morning (but I was on holiday) had an evening meal (I...

1Thank Alidas
Reviewed 21 January 2013

Great hotel in Stockholm, location is perfect (you can easily walk to city centre), rooms are comfortable and clean and the breakfast buffet is very good. The bar attached to the hotel is also perfect for cocktails or other drinks, Highly recommended!

Thank trips1001
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 19 January 2013

I really loved it. It's not located in the downtown but it's very easy to reach to downtown by metro or by bus ,I stayed there for 3 nights,The hotel is looking to the park,The rooms have all you need,The breakfast was great,The staff was also very friendly and helpful, I really liked the hotel and recommend it.

7Thank margdell
Reviewed 12 January 2013

Having stayed here several times, I knew what to expect, a funky, modern hotel with a great bar and restaurant. Location is great- mariatorget, east side of soder, you can easily walk, jump on the tube, or get a cab to the city, or stay on soder for a night out, plenty of bars nearby-more cool side of town than...

Thank LouFlower80
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Staying here now and we love it! I second all the glowing reviews below. The best breakfast buffet, wonderful service. Rooms are not small at all, everything from the beds, the view, bathrooms is perfect. Dont want to leave! Stay here if you get the chance you will not regret it!

1Thank walkersydney
Gold Coast
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Not only is this hotel an absolute gem in terms of location, comfort, friendly staff and history, but we recently sat night after night watching the best show in town, Tommy the cocktail barman. He has apparently only been at this hotel for about a year and a half, and they should do whatever it takes to keep him there....

1Thank hellsbellsGoldCoast
Reviewed 6 January 2013 via mobile

We initially booked the hotel to celebrate our birthdays/have a weekend away but it actually turned out to also be our "engagement" weekend! The Rival was the perfect place to celebrate, as was a snow covered Stockholm! The hotel was easy to get to (train from the airport) and a taxi to the Hotel, the metro was very close too....

Thank NatashaSheree
Montclair, NJ
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Since it was Rated No. 2, and they had a good deal off season for a single, I pounced on it. Wow. I had a great time. I'm into stylish hotels and this had the goods. The place is a hot spot with the bars and cafe, so don't expect it to be calm. I wouldn't consider it a family...

Thank ccc1138
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2013

As you might not expect from an owner who previously sang in a seriously uncool band (Benny from Abba, no less), this is a pretty cool and funky hotel in a good location (10 mins walk to Gamla Stan old town). Friendly and efficient service (taking people up to their rooms seems to have fallen out of fashion but I'm...

1Thank tonysony

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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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: €181 - €342 (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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#2 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
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#3 Business Hotel in Stockholm
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“There are a range of rooms and if you want one at the front you need to request if you wish to have a better outlook”
paulcX8217SD, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a front facing room”
  • Room with a view!
  • Large, well appointed rooms!
  • Great, spacious balconies!
  • Great art in the rooms!
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
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