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Hotel Rival

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Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 11891, Sweden
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    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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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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219 reviews 219 reviews
26 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I must admit, Hotel Rival was the most-anticipated stop on my recent trip to Sweden. I chose it for its TripAdvisor rating and glowing reviews, as well as the fact that it is owned by former ABBA-member Benny Andersson. The Rival is quite a Stockholm hotspot, and it located on picturesque Mariatorget Square near the t-bana station. My first impression... More 

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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly staff that were helpful with transport and what to see. Very good breakfast with omelets etc made to order. Room (deluxe with balcony) was very spacious, great bed with a pillow selection available, very good size bathroom. And they have umbrellas one can borrow which is very useful in mid May.

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Long Beach, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rival is a very hip hotel. The lobby area is very stylish, and the front desk staff is very helpful. The bar upstairs is nice, and the bartenders serve very strong drinks (major plus). The hotel is in a great location; walking distance from the train station and to (touristy) old town...Would stay again.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A contemporary stylish foyer with an inviting cocktail bar just up a short flight of stairs together with friendly staff made for a comforting welcome. The stylish feel was replicated throughout the hotel and we were delighted with our large comfortable room which overlooked the quiet square at the front. On our first night we enjoyed a first class meal... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed in this hotel for two nights!! It is clean, comfortable and very well located. I ended up needing to be seen by a Doctor and the staff could not have been more caring. It was so comforting to know that they cared!! They also gave us a late check out the next day which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed In The hotel for 2 nights in april. Location is excellent with the metro station just 2 minutes away. There are also a lot of great shopping and hipster cafés nearby that serve good food. Was also very impressed with the whole decor of both the hotel and the room. The room had great little touches like USB... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights in April, and took advantage of the hotel's own Long Weekend rate which included breakfast. For us, the location was perfect, on one side of a pleasant square, with several local bars and restaurants a step away, moments from Mariatorget transit station and only a short 15 to 20 min stroll to SoFo district with all... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was fantastic. We stayed for four nights in April. We chose it based on other TripAdvisor reviews and weren't disappointed. It is conveniently located for walking to a number of attractions, and just around the corner from a metro stop if you need to take public transport. The staff were all friendly and efficient, and of course spoke... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If it's possible to feel homesick for a hotel then that's how I feel! The Rival hotel makes you feel at home in so many ways. The room's comfortable bed (and choice of pillows!), warm lighting, underfloor heating in the bathroom and great design features are just the beginning. Add in the CDs and DVDs, a 'traditional' ticking clock and... More 

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel Rival was the perfect venue for our girls trip away. The rooms were nicely decorated and each had a designer feel. The beds were very comfortable (we just didn't stay in them long enough!). Shower was powerful, plenty of hot water. Breakfasts were delicious with a huge choice of continental and cooked and cooked to order options. The... More 

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