We spent 5 nights in this trendy and lively hotel. Coming from the states, we felt the hotel was too pricey. That's the only reason for 4 point rating. Otherwise, service, location, comfort and style are rated 5!
I know others have stated the hotel is little out of the "center" but we felt the location was perfect. It is a nice walk to Gamla Stan but there's so much to see and do while walking. In fact we walked everywhere, even in the rain. There are so many cute little shops, konditoris, cafes and to enjoy while exploring. One of my husband's favorite for beers is Akkurat. We stopped in there more than once.
Our room was small but for European standards, not bad. We've been in much smaller. The bathroom, while tiny, was very efficient and inviting! The heated floors, walk in shower and some counter space above the toilet made up for such small space.
We were on the fourth floor which has the business center. We loved this! There's a coffee/cappuccino/espresso/hot water machine which we took advantage of daily through out the day.
Our breakfast was included only on weekends. Wished it was for the full 5 days we were there b/c having a nice hearty breakfast cut back on cost quite a bit.
There was always something going on here. We enjoyed the lively atmosphere. Friday and Saturday nights were quite a scene with the young and the beautiful in the lobby, cafe, and 2nd floor restaurants but when we retired to our room, couldn't hear anything! Slept wonderfully.
So to sum it up, would stay, recommend and when we return, it won't be as quite as expensive or our US dollar will have a higher value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Rival is Stockholm's first boutique hotel, located on Sodermalms heights in classic premises in Stockholm. The Rival is a small, modern, individual hotel with unique top-level service. The 99 rooms have high technical standards with an unique interior decorations as well as Internet access. The seventh floor, with its magnificent view, is reserved for suites. The classic cinema Rival has been meticulously renovated and equipped with the latest in multi-media technology. The movie theatre will accommodate 700 conference guests, and the premises are well suited for events and meetings. There are 5 more conference rooms and a generous foyer outside the theatre for exhibits and mingling. The cocktail bar (original art deco), the bar, the bistro and the cafe will serve both hotel guests and local inhabitants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rival Hotel Stockholm