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Hotel Rival
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights at the Hotel Rival in January 2013. Spectacular, that sums up the experience we had at the hotel. The hotel's decor is inspired movie themes, very nice! The rooms are modern and welcoming . We had a superior room, and the size was excellent . The bathroom is quite large, the only part that bothered me was the fact that part of the shower is a bit open, and the water makes a mess in bathroom. In the rooms we have some movies and cds available but at reception we can find a large collection . The breakfast is very good with a varied buffet and also has a few more options à la carte ( but not charged) .
The Rival Bistro is very nice , the food and the wine selection is excellent, as the Rival Cafe which is very cozy. On Fridays they a kind of "party" in the bar. Cool!!!
The reception staff , as well as the concierge are very friendly and were always open to any requests.
The location is very good , maybe not the best of stockholm, but is a few minutes walk from the center , and has a metro station practically next door .
The price is a little higher , but everything is expensive in Scandinavia . HOTEL RIVAL - Super recommended!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Thanandra
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

great breakfast (also soya products for vegan), clean and quiet room with cd's and DVD's and a gourmet coffee machine in the hall for free. As well as computers, printers etc which helped check in in to the flight.

Room Tip: ask if you can get a room with adjustable A/C (all rooms don't have one...)
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank JussiM3
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Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here 15th Dec for two nights - hotel is in great location, rooms are fab we loved the little touches : teddy ! Great pillows, bowl of choccy caramels , lovely toiletries, and cd collection . Cocktails expensive but it's central Stockholm ! We loved it .

  • Stayed: December 2013
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2  Thank MRSLEGO
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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Used Trip Advisor to tip us on a hotel had not stayed at in Stockholm, and we're very satisfied with the outcome. Out of the ordinary place, converted from an old cinema, in a good spot on trendy Sodermalm in Stockholm, funky decor with excellent service and attractive features. Had planned to eat out on the town but - after a long walk - ended up at the hotel's bistro and taking advantage of the free offer to borrow a DVD film from the extensive listed collection. A wonderful evening!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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2  Thank NJWP_KOP
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed for 5 nights in September. Our room was comfortable and relatively spacious. The hotel was easy to get to (we recommend the commuter train from Arlanda to Sodra station), and the location was perfect for exploring Stockholm. We loved Sodermalm and the local life, plenty of good cafes, restaurants, shops and the hotel is near to a number of subway stations, which make it simple to navigate Stockholm. Our highlight of our stay was Sean the concierge. As others have noted, his blog is tremendous, and his tips both online and by email, as well as in person, really gave us a greater insight into how to plan and approach our trip to Stockholm. He was delightful and went out of his way, even whilst on his leave, putting some notes together for us and making restaurant reservations. We loved Stockholm, and would certainly return. We highly recommend the Rival, as a great base to explore this beautiful and vibrant city.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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