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Hotel Rival

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 11891, Sweden (Södermalm)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were at the Rival for 3 days, and absolutely loved it. The room was very comfortable, the front desk staff very friendly, and the hotel breakfast delicious! But, our favorite part of our experience was the location. Hotel opens onto a lovely park and is an easy walk to old town and the Metro. Lots of wonderful places to... More

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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although its owned by Benny Anderson-not a shred of Abba could be found! A fun hotel with wonderful staff.The rooms are large by Swedish standards and the cool Sodermalm area made this hotel perfectly placed.Small gripe that there were no air con controls in the room, but luckily opening windows allowed for the cool breeze with no outside noise in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

loved this hotel's location- very walkable to shopping, museums, restaurants, ferries, etc. GREAT breakfast/brunch. Everything you would ever want- very tasty. Clean, well-appointed room. Bar had great drinks with a talented bartender.

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9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent almost a week at the Rival and loved every moment of it and the beautiful square it sits upon. The restoration of the building has been wonderfully completed and we had a quiet room at the back of the hotel, overlooking gardens. It was well appointed and extremely comfortable, with a full range of TV and audio equipment,... More

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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were really impressed with this boutique hotel. Front desk staff were efficient and friendly. Our room was spacious and comfortable and it was a joy to relax on the balcony. The breakfast was superb, with excellent choices and even made-to-order items. Good location in the Sodermalm neighborhood, not far from the city center. We would stay here again in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect hotel, exceptionally clean, bright, large, airy rooms. Bathroom was superb with luxurious fluffy towels and robes, underfloor heating, huge shower, Le Source toiletries and tv/music plays from a speaker in the bathroom as if you were in the bedroom. Excellent breakfast in attractive restaurant. Dinner was quite exquisite too. Too much attention to detail to list here and would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed here two nights with my family in July 2014 while exploring Stockholm. The hotel is beautifully appointed and has a nice and quiet location next to a park. The old city is a quick walk across the water, making the hotel convenient despite being out site the city center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the fluffy "Björn" teddy bear sitting patiently in our room, to the ultra trained staff on reception,concierge & restaurant, there is absolutely nothing but praise I can heap on this hotel. OK, I am biased as I am a huge ABBA fan, the hotel's owner is the one and only Benny Andersson who with other forward thinking investors, totally... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my work team for 8-10 July and we all were thoroughly impressed with the hotel. Firstly the location is great and within walking distance of many places. There is a small park in the square that offers entertainment and this added to the feel of the location. The lobby is very welcoming and the bar, spread... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Rival shows all other hotels how it should be done. Well laid out welcoming rooms with lovely comfy beds, choice of pillows and funky, comfortable furniture. Free wifi, choice of cds and dvds already in the room (more on offer from reception) and a tv you can plug your phone/tablet into to play music through the speaker system. Powerful... More

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Address: Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 11891, Sweden
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Location: Sweden > Stockholm > Södermalm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rival 4*
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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 café will serve both hotel guests and local inhabitants. ... more   less 
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