Just returned from a wonderful 4 night stay at The Rival. It is a great hotel situated in the fashionable district of Sodermalm and close to all the amenities of this beautiful city. The Hotel is trendy, modern and cool but not too try hard. Check in was swift and friendly and the Reception Team capable and helpful. We adored our Deluxe Balcony Room which was spacious and funky, the terrace looked out over a pleasant leafy square to the front of the hotel and the huge window flooded the room with light. Breakfast was good with both buffet and cooked to order food, I particularly loved the Laduree style macaroons which I have never seen offered at breakfast before. There is also a 24 hour help yourself tea/coffee station situated on the Fourth Floor (with proper milk, no blasted jiggers). We ate a couple of times at The Rival Restaurant which is a laid back happening spot, popular with locals too. Food from both the Bar and Restaurant Menu was very enjoyable. The nicest area for dining is one of the handful of booths that can be reserved, there is also a skinny strip of terrace for sunny days. The only downside is that service in the dining room/bar was hopeless, the staff were perfectly pleasant when you did finally get hold of them but just not observant and we did walk out of the bar on one occasion after waiting to be served without success for way too long. Management need to tighten up this service but aside from that this is a fun and feel good hotel.
- 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