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Hotel Rival

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 11891, Sweden (Södermalm)
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139 reviews 139 reviews
29 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located at the city centre, the hotel s uniquely decorated in a good taste. The staff is very professional and efficient. The decoration in the room and hall has to be seen. The room was great and had all amenities required. It was quiet and relaxed. The breakfast offered a good choice of decent food, the pancakes are great. If... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have just returned home after a 2 night stay with friends at Hotel Rival this weekend. Despite the hotel being fully booked, the staff were ALL helpful and friendly and we never had to wait for service, either at the front desk or in the restaurant. I have never experienced better service! The breakfast buffet is second to none... More

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Seattle, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although I only spent one night at the Hotel Rival, it was a great choice. It's located across from a park and we enjoyed watching a bocce tournament while sitting by a fountain. The room was spacious and modern. The staff were helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the breakfast and sat on a small terrace outside given the weather was... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is an absolute gem! It is attractive, with very high quality fittings, modern, with all the facilities one could want. It is very well located a minute from the metro and is excellent value. It's greatest asset however is its staff. They are all welcoming, friendly and very helpful. The restaurant is excellent (waiter Justin made both the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

my booked accommodation in stockholm let me down on a bleak and rainy day. I had flown in from Copenhagen and Australia before that so was a bit precious. After sitting on the doorstep for a while hoping someone would come and let me in I geared up "walk to station, back to town , find wifi ,find another place... More

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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my fourth visit. Obviously I like the hotel since I keep coming back. I enjoy the location in the central residential area, the comfortable rooms and the friendly staff. Breakfast is usually also great. This time, however, I was a bit disappointed and felt I didn't really get value for money. The first room gave little privacy, as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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