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“Great hotel and impeccable staff!!”
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Hotel Rival
Ranked #3 of 157 Hotels in Stockholm
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Herndon, Virginia
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“Great hotel and impeccable staff!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed for two nights at the Hotel Rival at the end of our Baltic Sea cruise. Everyone was so helpful with luggage storage, restaurant advice and Sean, the concierge is AMAZING!!! He had helpful suggestions and ideas for our stay and truly seemed delighted to assist us. The hotel is very funky and cool. The breakfast buffet is totally amazing - go HUNGRY!! The cofffee/tea bar on the 4th floor is wonderful. The rooms are nice and the location of the hotel is a 15 minute walk to Gamla Stan - old town. We truly loved our stay and hope to visit Stockholm again.
Thank you all at Hotel Rival ~ it was truly a pleasure to stay with you!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 4 days in June. Lovely staff, brilliant breakfast, I don't see how it could be faulted, there is such a wide variety of choice. Room was small but stylish and well designed. Nice big tv, underfloor heating in bathroom etc. expensive yes, but treat yourself if you can!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Malton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

Previous reviews led me to expect something very special. Certainly the staff were charming and helpful but the accommodation was nothing special and the much vaunted breakfast quite ordinary. It seemed expensive for what it is but so did everything in Sweden.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

We loved this hotel! The location is in a quiet neighborhood, yet 10 min walk to 'old town' and less to the train or metro stations. The rooms were quiet (and the hotel was full), the balcony and views were lovely. The morning breakfast is perhaps the best I've ever experienced. Nothing compares to it, even if one goes out for a paid meal. They had shots of different juices, all the double shot cappuccinos one could ask for, and the service was outstanding.
I felt this was the highlight of my stay. Their concierge services were very helpful, even before we arrived into the country.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stayed at the Rival for 8 days on the edge of summer, It has a great position opposite a park with great food and a random assortment of shops from inexpensive second hand to high end designer within 5 min walk of the Hotel. It also seem to be situated right in the middle of the uber trendy part of Sodermalm right near the tunnelbana and some of the best coffee in Stockholm.... So nicely positioned ....
Breakfast was fantastic with real care taken with the food and great variety of stuff, the staff were fabulous ...unbelievably helpful at every turn and really went the second mile in everything. I'm pretty cheap so the prices of the room seemed high but I found myself wanting to stay longer and when we come back to stockholm it would be the only place Id consider staying .....surely a great measure of value and a great time had.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

I enjoyed my stay here thoroughly. The hotel is located just across a small street from a lovely park. The staff were very friendly and knowledgable. The room was tiny, but well-decorated, clean and comfortable. They offered a number of English DVDs in the lobby - a delightful touch. The hotel's restaurant was decent. Overall a very pleasant stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed at this hotel in May during our first visit to Stockholm, Sweden. We were delighted with our room which had all of the features we were looking for. May is a perfect month to visit Stockholm as there is daylight until nearly 11:00PM in the evening. Our room opened up to a private, beautiful courtyard so it made it seem like we had our own island. The owner of the hotel is a founding member of ABBA (Bennie) which, as huge fans, was so much fun as the decor reminded us of the 1970s and ABBA music was played everywhere you went. The hotel is close to public transportation which is the best way to see the city. We definitely will return to Hotel Rival on our next visit to Stockholm!!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Rival
Address: Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 118 91, Sweden
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Location: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Mariatorget , Södermalm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#3 Business Hotel in Stockholm
#3 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rival 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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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