We stayed at the Rival on our way back from the Ice Hotel in Kiruna as part of an organised trip, so not a hotel we would ever have picked ourselves. But what a wonderful surprise. The hotel looks quite understated from the outside but inside its like walking into a designers dream. The decor is quirky but contemporary and the entrance layout unusual. The staff were second to none. Nothing was too much trouble, and the concierge (Sean) was extremely knowledgable and very helpful. In fact all of the staff were excellent. Our room followed through with the quirky design which brought a smile to our faces on arrival. We ate in the restaurant despite having cancelled earlier and were greeted with a "so glad you could make it after all" when they learned our room number - now thats personal service! I think that sums up the hotel really - you don't feel like you could be anybody, you feel like you matter and are treated like individuals. I've not experienced that before. We couldn't fault this hotel in any way and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.
- 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