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Hotel Rival

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Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 11891, Sweden
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful hotel in every respect. The room (bed, bathroom closet ) was great. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The breakfast was excellent. We had dinner in the restaurant one night and had a very nice meal. The hotel is less than a block from the metro. We were on the second floor so there was... More 

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DC
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50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many thanks to Trip Advisor for all the great comments that helped us find this hotel. We stayed here for three nights before our Baltic cruise. The hotel is in a neighborhood area that is a bit away from the tourist sites, but really convenient for sightseeing by metro or ferry. The room was fine for the two of us.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A beautiful "70's themed" (ala ABBA) hotel, with impeccable decor and excellent staff. Superior room was large and beautifully appointed, with state-of-the-art technology (including USB ports everywhere to charge all of your e-devices)! Good location, convenient to public transpiration. Restaurant was decent with good breakfast buffet. Plus, they have an old world concierge (Sean) which is the highlight of their... More 

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Sevierville, United States
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Stockholm last June for two three day stretches and I wanted to have two different experiences, so I chose to book two different hotels in different parts of the city. On my last leg of my time in Europe, I booked a four night stay at the Hotel Rival. NEVER have I had a warmer welcome at... More 

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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped overnight in Stockholm in route to Spain and stayed at this lovely hotel. Superior rooms are super quiet, well appointed, and face a lovely back courtyard with trees. Fluffy comforters, soft pillows and luxury sheets—even the rollaway bed for our child was deluxe—perfect to sleep off jet leg and a good base for a quick visit to Stockholm. The... More 

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LONDON
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a lovely weekend break in Stockholm. This hotel made out stay. So cool and stylish. Very friendly and efficient welcome on arrival. Standard room on smallish side but perfectly formed. Best sleep we've ever had in a hotel. Beds so comfy and duvets absoutlely lovely! Great shower. Loved the coffee machine near our room on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here about five years ago and was pleased to discover this week that the hotel is as wonderful as ever. The decor is well thought out and totally unique. Rooms are very well equipped and even the smaller rooms have a reasonable amount of space. All rooms have a large TV, blue ray/DVD player, ironing board, hairdryer and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rival is a charming, characterful hotel located in a beautiful square, close to a metro station. Provided you go above the level of the standard room, the rooms are spacious and well appointed, the breakfast is excellent and there's a real gym a couple of doors down to the street. The staff are wonderful and go out of their... More 

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Berkeley, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent boutique hotel, the rooms are well designed with nice amenities: quality linens, heated bathroom floor, good blackout curtains. No kettle in the room but the restaurant will give you a teapot and hot water and coffee are always available on the 4th floor. The hotel is on a quiet street with rooms overlooking a charming park with a... More 

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Australind, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I arrived at the Hotel Rival on Friday 12/6 and stayed for 4 nights. We had been in touch with the wonderful concierge, Sean, in advance to find out the best way to get to the hotel from Arlanda Airport. His advice was by prebooked taxi which was so easy and convenient. The Hotel RIval is a... More 

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