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Hotel Rival

4.0 of 5 Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 11891, Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed with my girlfriend at the time for an extended weekend. The hotel is ideally located at Södermalm, close to many nice restaurants. The rooms are good looking and have many nice touches. Staff was friendly and the restaurant, both for breakfast and dinner was easygoing and nice.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Has the vibe of the kimpton chain. Small room, clean, pleasant. Good location in nice neighborhood for walking. Nice park in front of hotel. Old town ten minute walk. Very helpful staff .. Hotels in stockholm are expensive. ... This is a good value choice. Pricey but dependable.

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Portland, Oregon
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is removed from the main city but its just a walk away from everything, 15 minutes to old town. We mainly would walk into town to go or do anything. There are some restaurants close by, try Las Ramblas (Spanish tapas - delicious). The rooms were really small but clean. The front staff was nice but they need... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Rival Hotel in Stockholm is by far one of the best hotels i have ever stayed at. As a business traveller i´m mostly placed in the "single" rooms that aren´t that classy. However, at the Rival, i have always been placed rooms that have twin beds, sitting areas, big flat screen TVs, modern facilities,delicate bathrooms and great breakfast. With... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful stay at the Rival hotel. Stayed 3 nights in a room on 2nd floor with a balcony overlooking the lovely square at the front of the hotel. Room was spacious , clean and a really good bathroom , with bath and separate shower. Could have had a easier way to play your iPhone music - i didn't... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel has gorgeous design in the common areas (although we were too busy to hang out in the bar). The breakfast was PERFECT (served buffet style, as is typical in Sweden). Lots of delicious choices. Our room was quite small, room 517 overlooking the courtyard. Seriously small with IKEA-type furnishings (I.e. not very high quality), but the bed was... More

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Newton, MA
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Rival for four nights. We had a room on floor 2, actually the third floor, right over the bar/restaurant and facing the Mariatorget. We were told that the bar closed at 10:00pm so we shouldn't worry about the noise. In fact, we didn't hear any noise even when the bar was open.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Stockholm friends had recommended the Rival, and I was not disappointed. I paid a bit extra to stay in a "Deluxe Double" - which was a large room facing the park in front of the hotel (room 506). While not cheap, it offered better value than other places I stayed in Sweden. I was welcomed by very friendly staff... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

yes it's pricey but for that you get to stay In a hotel owned by an Abba member, and you can very clearly notice the traces of its past (it was previously a cinema). full entertainment system - all the connections you want to the TV, 150+ titles of DVD, CDs that you could rent for free (I didn't try... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable bed, good front desk and restuarant service. Good location, outside of the city centre and old town, but that is fine - appears to be safe neighbourhood. Very attentive and good staff at the front desk - typical of Swedish people. Room is good - only issue is that it is a bit dark. I don't understand why there... More

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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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