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Mariatorget 3, Stockholm 118 91 Sweden
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#1 of 160 hotels in Stockholm
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4.6
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
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A small privately owned boutique hotel at Mariatorget in Stockholm with 99 rooms, a bistro with a bar, an art deco cocktail bar, Watson's Bar, a tavern, four conference rooms and a theatre with 735 seats. The Rival Hotel embodies "a warm, welcoming and personal place for people to get together".
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
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Park View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Danish and 3 more

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Grade: 100 out of 100
124Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
29Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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olmibra wrote a review Sep 24
Stockholm, Sweden4 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent location as we went to the Theatre and saw ”En man som heter Ove”. Debrief with friends in the bar after the wonderful experience. Lovely breakfast and then heading for home. Plus for serviceminded staff. We’ll be returning to Rival!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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MarkHud wrote a review Sep 19
London, United Kingdom48 contributions67 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
The hotel remains excellent in terms of comfort, decor, facilities, service and of course, location. The new Tavernan is if anything even better than the Cafe Rival was. The unique interior design has aged well over the course of 20 years. The location is one of Stockholm's best - Sodermalm is less obviously upmarket than some other parts of Stockholm, but charming and stylish. It's worth exploring the island in its own right, as well as using it as a base to see the rest of the city. Many of the locations from the Stieg Larsson novels are set here e.g. Blomfeld's (fictional) apartment not far down the road. Breakfasts are justly renowned.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: The balconies of the most expensive rooms have great views of Mariatorget square but can be...
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GeorgefromRhody wrote a review Sep 24
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina332 contributions283 helpful votes
I wish I could return to Stockholm and if I do I will stay here for sure. Great service, great breakfast, good location. The room was large and clean. I love the area the hotel is located. Parking was available. I highly recommend this hotel.
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Adam_Potrykus wrote a review Sep 21
Hinckley, United Kingdom15 contributions4 helpful votes
It's my third annual week-long stay at Rival. The place never really lets you down. The staff is excellent. The rooms have everything you need to feel at home, and the location is perfect. I travel a fair deal in my festival director role, thee RIVAL breakfast buffet and service is better than some fice star establishments out on the continent. Admittedly, I have managed to get a good deal for my return visits. But, I date to say that this hotel is worth every penny you pay for it. The newly refurb of the ground level cafe to a Taverna is a huge improvement. It's pricey, but oh so delicious! Great waiting staff as well. Overall, the front desk and Watson's Bar staff are fabulous too. I had a few pointers that I would give to the housekeeping, but don't want to be petty, especially as the hotel makes such an effort overall. Also, they always remember my birthday which always falls during my work week in Stockholm, with a personalised card and gifts awaiting me in my room upon check-in. I long after my next stay! Thank you for being great!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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ewadorota wrote a review Sep 17
Warsaw, Poland11 contributions12 helpful votes
This hotel is absolutely excellent! Breakfast is great. The bar open 24hours with coffee, tea, ice and cookies is very useful. Beds are extremely comfortable, even blankets, which looked small and poor were very warm and cosy! I deeply rekommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: We had the room with the park view and the small balcony. It was the best side of the hotel I...
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Mikael F wrote a review Sep 13
Helsinki, Finland26575 contributions1866 helpful votes
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This boutique hotel with 99 rooms was founded in September 2003 at Mariatorget in Södermalm. It was our first time visiting this trendy hotel owned by ABBA's Benny Andersson. The hotel is highly rated and so very popular. The prices are quite high starting from nearly 300 euros for standard rooms. We booked a Deluxe Balcony room with a Date Night Package which included one night stay, a bottle of sparkling wine, a three-course dinner, breakfast buffet, and late checkout (2 PM). The price was 460 euros and had better value than booking the room without the package for 90 euros less. The room was spacious and the balcony was nice despite the views being mainly trees from the 4th floor. You could hear the fountain behind the trees but not see it. Luckily, we got our room on the 4th floor. There are no coffee-making facilities in the room but a coffee station on the 4th floor. We had just 10 meters there and it was easy to fetch our morning coffee. The breakfast had a good selection of high-quality food. There was even sparkling wine which is very rare at Scandinavian hotels. Our dinner was okay but not so enjoyable that we would book it again. Only the main courses were tasty. The service was very friendly everywhere.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Kris M wrote a review Sep 11
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I loved my stay! This is an amazing hotel, with beautiful rooms, tasty food and friendly staff. Close to public transport too! Looking forward to my next Stockholm trip and will certainly book here again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Lynda C wrote a review Sep 10
11 contributions3 helpful votes
Our stay at Hotel Rival was great - we spent a week here in your beautiful city. The hotel is perfectly placed - a lovely neighbourhood, with easy access to the other areas of the city, by walking, the ferry or the metro. Our room was a little small, but I think that is not unexpected in a capital city, where space is at a premium. Rooms were spotlessly clean and contained everything you could need. The bed was very comfortable and the room (facing the rear of the hotel, on the 4th floor) was very quiet. We loved the coffee station on the floor, with fruit and biscuits. This gave much better tea and coffee than you would get from an individual machine/kettle in your room. The hotel is very well designed, with lovely bars and restaurant and even a concert venue in the basement. There was an event on one evening, whilst we stayed and even though there were 750 people, you could not hear the event from the rest of the hotel. The food in the hotel and cafe-bar was great and the staff very friendly and efficient and spoke excellent English. Thank you for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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AnaMCarreno wrote a review Sep 10
Madrid, Spain1 contribution
When in Stockholm, stay here! An incredible breakfast selection and a very comfortable room. Staff are extremely friendly and the amenities are great! It’s my second time staying here and will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Jan E wrote a review Sep 10
Denver, Colorado51 contributions39 helpful votes
Absolutely loved this hotel! The room was great, really liked the neighborhood and the staff was FANTASTIC. Big thanks to Frida, Michelle and Richard. They were so nice and helpful as was the young man at night (don’t know his name). Bar was terrific too. Would stay again in a heartbeat Thank you all
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$171 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rival hotel stockholm, hotel rival
LOCATION
SwedenStockholm CountyStockholmSodermalm / Mariatorget / Sodermalm Borough
NUMBER OF ROOMS
99
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Rival
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Rival?
Nearby attractions include Monteliusvagen (0.2 miles), Katarina Hissen (0.2 miles), and Stockholm City Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Rival?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Rival?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Rival?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Rival?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Rival?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tabbouli, Omnipollos Hatt, and Esperia.
Is Hotel Rival located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Stockholm.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Rival?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Rival offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Rival?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Rival?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kungliga Djurgården (1.8 miles), Skogskyrkogården (2.9 miles), and Storkyrkan (0.6 miles).