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Hotel Rival

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 11891, Sweden (Södermalm)
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Newton, MA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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40 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this hotel on tripadvisor and were not disappointed. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful. When we arrived the temperature was in the 80s and we were offered an upgrade to a room with air-conditioning. It was a little more expensive but we decided to take it. It was conveniently situated on the floor with the free computers... More

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Ahmadi, Kuwait
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my last hotel on my travels to Sweden and Denmark and it did not disappoint. I read a lot about the rooms being small but mine just the right size (Although mine was a bit expensive, but I always said you get what you pay for). The balcony was an added gem that overlooked the park. The staff... More

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Scotland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is quirky and fun with the BEST staff I have ever encountered in a hotel anywhere. Our cases got lost by the airline and the staff at Rival couldn't do enough for us, trying to replace essential items where possible and directing us to local shops to get the rest. The place is very relaxed and well located... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Rival for a long weekend. Really reccommend the room with balcony, nice view to the park. Breakfast was one of the best, everything was fresh and a great selection of fruit. The staff was super friendly and always ready to help. The room was fresh and had a wonderfyl bathroom with separate shower and bath tub with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the fairly good reviews given, this hotel is overpriced and overrated. We traded up to a superior room when booking online, only to find very little difference to a standard room. Our room was on the second floor, with an awful view of the back of the hotel, roofs and adjoining hotel. The noise from a nearby nightclub kept... More

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Paris, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel after reading other reviews and it mostly didn't disappoint. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Check in was quick and efficient. We were pleasantly surprised to find that on our floor (4th) there was free coffee and tea and also a computer and printer. The disappointed was when we entered the room, it was... 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*
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