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Hotel Rival

4.0 of 5 Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 11891, Sweden
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kungsbacka, Sweden
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

When on business in Stockholm I always try to stay at Rival whenever possible. It's nicely situated at the lovely Mariatorget square, away from the maddening crowds of Gamla Stan and Slussen, but still within comfortable walking distance. It's situated real close to a commuter station which takes you everywhere if you so desire. It's a rather small hotel with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was quite excited to stay at Hotel Rival for two nights but alas it wasn't quite the experience I was expecting. Whilst it had its charm, the Hotel was rather outdated and worn out. The room was small and almost like a hostel. It is in a rather good location, a short walk to the city and near the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This time my stay was perfect: Stylish design, practical bathroom, comfortable bed and tasty breakfast. Luckily I was able to change room from the one first given to me. The double room on the fifth floor is smaller, more basic and the layout is not the best.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite hotel all categories and for many years. It is impressive how this place can stay at the top, and you are never let down. Even if the long time hotel manager moved on the new regime upholds the extraordinary service and atmosphere. All staff is helpful, easygoing but correct which probably is the secret sauce of preserving the... More 

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Brooklyn New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would easily give this hotel a 5 star rating. It is our last day/night here and our deluxe room overlooking Mariatorget Square is lovely and comfortable. Unfortunately the heating system in the room was not working and was not repaired during our January stay, which was a beautiful snowy (albeit cold) winter wonderland. The staff is super nice and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We (2 adults and 2 kids, 7 and 10) stayed here for 3 nights in early January 2015. The rooms are small and our interconnection wasn't perfect but pretty much everything else about the hotel was. The service is fantastic - nothing is too much trouble and everything is done with a smile. We loved the location and access to... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rival is a wonderful boutique style hotel that does not fit the standard hotel description. The rooms are very good, neat, comfortable and has a chic feel to it. The breakfast buffet was fantastic, with local as well as continental fare. The staff is very friendly and service is excellent. It is centrally located on the edge of Sodermalm... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights in December, and had a great time. It is based in Sodermalm which is only a 20 minute brisk walk to Gamla Stan - the underground is literally round the corner which was simple enough to use. Quiet residential neighbourhood but with some good restaurants and cafes nearby. Hotel staff were good,... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, cozy rooms, and stylish interior in the lobby and in the excellent hotel bar. Make sure to include breakfast because it is quite fantastic. The hotel will lend you cables for hooking up your phone, tablet or laptop to the TV and speaker system so that you can watch Netflix, play music etc. There is even a speaker... More 

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Booked in on an overnight work trip to Stockholm, this is a fun, stylish cute and welcoming find. City boutique, so what it lacks in size makes up for in chic and location. - stylish bar & restaurant - super hot luxury shower - delicious varied breakfast. I'd imagine that it's great as as a romantic destination. :)

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Address: Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 11891, Sweden
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Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Södermalm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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
#1 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#5 Business Hotel in Stockholm

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