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Hotel Rival

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#2 of 145 hotels in Stockholm
Location
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
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
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
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Danish and 3 more
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Mariatorget 3, Stockholm 118 91 Sweden
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Edward S wrote a review Apr 14
Cockeysville2 contributions
The staff was very helpful and delightful to interact with. The room was well-designed, clean, and comfortable. I loved the pillow and comforter menu. The breakfast was scrumptious and the restaurant staff was very helpful. I looked forward to breakfast every morning. The restaurant manager even helped me find a fantastic place to enjoy authentic Swedish Meatballs. I really enjoyed my stay.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Côte d’Azur je t’aime wrote a review Jan 2024
Guernsey, United Kingdom44 contributions22 helpful votes
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Lovely hotel with amazing staff! Front of house manager was so friendly and helpful on check in. Our room was lovely with a really comfy bed, good breakfast and all staff were great. Would definitely stay here again the next time we are in Stockholm.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Fearless03910631203 wrote a review Apr 12
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
Fantastic hotel Staff were cool and very helpful Rooms were comfortable Excellent pillows Food was great Everything is inside hotel a choice of restaurants and a very nice bar with a chic atmosphere it's possible to just hang out at hotel without leaving and have a good time
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Elaine P wrote a review Mar 2024
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Really easy to get to from the airport- nearest station - 'Mariatorget' literally a 5 min walk to /from hotel. Staff were incredibly friendly - knowledgeable, polite and helpful. Loved the 'Help Yourself' tea & coffee station at the end of our room corridor on the 4th floor - proper coffee machine, selection of teas, (including English Breakfast), fresh milk and biscuits. There was also an ice machine. Mini fridge in bedroom. Quirky decor, cosy bedroom - underfloor heating in bathroom so shower floor dried up in minutes. Molton Brown toiletries was the icing on the cake 👍
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Caught the Arlanda Express train from the Airport to Stockholm Central - 18mins journey, £34.93...
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thomas d wrote a review Mar 2024
Cheraw, South Carolina31 contributions11 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing. We were fortunate to get one of the 3 upstairs penthouses. It was an amazing room and balcony. It offered great views of the sunset as well as great views overlooking the center city and the Tivoli Gardens. The receptionist that checked us was absolutely the best. She went over must do activities as well as any suggestions we had. She continued to help us our entire stay. The bars are really cool as well!!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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David T wrote a review Mar 2024
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
Great hotel. Very good breakfast. Clean and well located with convenient public transport (Metro and bus) within 5-minute walking distance. Check-in and check-out process was efficient and smooth and the receptionists were knowledgeable. I will stay there again the next time I visit Stockholm.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Gus N wrote a review Mar 2024
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The quality of rooms, food and restaurant were excellent. But your staff are brilliant! We felt so welcome on arrival and nothing was too much trouble for your team. Helpful, relaxed and really personable. Thank you for a lovely stay from our work team who stayed with you last night!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Skrivtilljohan wrote a review Mar 2024
Gothenburg, Sweden7 contributions10 helpful votes
During my recent stay in Stockholm, I experienced unexpectedly high noise levels due to a show/performance in the groundfloor of the hotel, making relaxation and sleep difficult. Despite the hotel's promising location and amenities, this issue significantly diminished the overall quality of my stay. I advise future visitors to consider other options if peace and quiet are important. ( looking at the event/ show schedule there are events basically every night)
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: If you want a peaceful and relaxing hotel stay I would consider another hotel.
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Isabel R wrote a review Mar 2024
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We always stay at Rival because the front desk staff are so warm, friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere is so cosy. Nothing is a problem, and they seem to genuinely enjoy their jobs and their guests. This time we brought friends with small children, and the kids talk about their stay all the time - in fact they want to move to Rival. High praise indeed when little kids feel they are seen and welcomed at such a high end hotel. We are already planning our next stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Susan M wrote a review Mar 2024
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Hotel Rival is truly second best to none.Just spent 7 nights there. Friendly, professional staff throughout. Clean, comfortable and safe.Breakfast is fantastic. Lots to choose from.Food in the Taverna is delicious and not overly expensive.Nothing better that having a drink in Watsons Bar as you watch the World go by. There is some work being done in Mariatorget Park , but it doesn’t affect the Hotel in any way.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$175 - $282 (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), Katarinahissen (0.4 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, Restaurant Kryp In Sodermalm, and Omnipollos Hatt.
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).