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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first trip to Scandinavia, first stay in Stockholm, and first stop on our honeymoon. My husband and I stayed 5 nights last week in a Deluxe room with balcony, overlooking Mariatorget Square. Our rate only included breakfast on weekend days, but the front desk staff, acknowledging our honeymoon and congratulating us on check-in, graciously offered us breakfast... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely amazing hotel. Extremely helpful and friendly staff. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean. We were on the 5th floor so it was very quiet for getting some good night sleeps. The area is stunning and full of cafes and trendy bars. The 4th floor has teas coffees and water for all guests. The breakfast was very tasty too.... More 

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Williamsburg VA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked this hotel pre-cruise and it was the perfect choice. Great location across from a lovely park, in residential area away from big chain hotels. Within walking distance to Gamla Stan, the old town center of Stockholm with shops and restaurants, and nearby piers to access ferry boat to VASA museum and other interesting sites. We pre-paid an excellent rate,... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Stockholm after staying at some wonderful hotels in Scandinavia, but Hotel Rival was the one that felt like home. Our expectations were high, given the positive reviews, and they were more than met. We had a complicated reservation, having had to cancel the prior year and re-reserve. Nils in reservations was helpful in assisting with the initial booking... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a twin room at the front of the hotel, with a lovely view over the square. The room was quiet, spacious and comfortable. Powerful shower and huge bath too. The staff were very helpful, giving great advice about the best ways to get around the city, and the best routes. Good tips too about interesting events on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a third floor room with a balcony overlooking the park across the street. The park had a residential feel--not touristy at all. We loved the location, too. Close enough to everything but not right on the waterfront, where all the big hotels are. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. And the breakfast was excellent--with lots of hot... More 

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Jersey
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, just a short walk from Slussen boat terminal and Gamla Stan, but don't skip the local area which is full of interesting shops, coffee bars, and restaurants. Very competent - bright and occasionally challenging decor, but represents great value in an expensive city.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights in a superior double at the rear of the hotel. The room was quiet, of a good size with plenty of storage and hanging space, a very large bathroom with rain shower and comfortable queen size bed - all of which were very welcome after a long series of flights from Australia. The only disappointment was... More 

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Maesteg, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed at many hotels in Stockholm (which were mostly all good) Rival really is Second Best To None. My room though a single (one of only 4 singles at Rival) was in fact larger than some twin/double rooms I have stayed at. Two large windows facing the back court yard. Very comfortable bed & bedding. A pillow menu, something... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights in a superior room with a balcony on the rear side of the hotel. The facilities were excellent, free wifi, fantastic selection of films to borrow, robes, slippers and chocolates. The breakfast selection was good fruit, cereals, eggs, omelettes, pancakes. The staff are friendly and helpful. We also ate in the bistro overlooking the garden square... More 

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