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Hotel Rival

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 11891, Sweden (Södermalm)
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Ranked #3 of 163 hotels in Stockholm
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant with one of the best breakfast I have had at hotels. Located at a nice square - my room had a balcony towards this square. Both rooms and bathrooms where big and modern. In the room there where both CD's and DVD's - this was a nice touch.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three nights over a long weekend at Rival. For the first time ever, I feel like everything at the hotel worked as it should. I think Rival wasn't special in any particular way, but it did everything so well, I couldn't have asked for more. Staff was friendly, breakfast tasty and borrowing a DVD from reception worked well.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights at the Hotel Rival. The hotel is very centrally located and our room was very quiet (a big plus given the jet lag). The staff were extremely friendly and helpful giving us advice on things to do, what to see, and how to get there. The rooms were small (typical of many European hotels), but... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from a long weekend at the Rival and were very impressed. The hotel was in a great location very close to the Tunnelbana which made travelling around very easy. Hotel was clean and fun and the staff were so friendly and helpful, especially Sean the Concierge. Definitely worth a visit!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've just returned from as stay at the Hotel Rival, and our first stay in Stockholm. I'd done a little research around the most popular hotels in Stockholm, and I really liked the look of the hotel as it was a little quirky (something my fiancée really likes). We booked into a deluxe room with a balcony and had the... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Rival in early September 2013 for one night and overall, this hotel was quite good. Here's my take on it. Plus: 1. Room was clean on arrival. Spacious and well thought out with a DVD player and movies (on disc) available in your room. 2. Bathrooms were spacious and clean as well. 3. I took the balconied... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a false start checking in at another property the next morning we consulted trip advisor and decided we'd walk to the nearby Hotel Rival to take a look. This modestly sized hotel does not appear grand - it is not flashy, glossy or ostentatious - it's wonderful. Formerly a cinema the building sits on one side of a very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel Rival is located in Sodermalm, which locals think of Bohemian and “Brooklyn-esque:” think young professional families, coffee shops and strollers. The hotel is located across a park and is very close to a grocery store, pub, florist and subway stop, among other small businesses. It is not located right in downtown Stockholm, as that is about a scenic, 15... More

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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Really nice, trendy, hotel in stockholm. Had a great stay. Good rooms, well maintained, plenty of room. Like the dvd player and all the movies on offer. Comfortable beds, pillow menu to choose from. Modern and cool without being pretentious. Great service they were always happy to help. Make sure you get B'fast included in your room rate. The breakfast... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The hotel is in a great location, a couple of minutes from an underground station and only 10 mins walk from the old town. There is a supermarket across the square and a 'system bolaget' liquor store about 5 mins walk away. The hotel is modern and funky without being pretentious. We had a good sized room with a balcony,... More

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Also Known As:
Rival Hotel Stockholm
Address: Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 11891, Sweden
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Location: Sweden > Stockholm > Södermalm
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#2 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#2 Business Hotel in Stockholm
#12 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rival 4*
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 café will serve both hotel guests and local inhabitants. ... more   less 
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