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“Lovely RIVAL”
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Hotel Rival
Ranked #2 of 158 Hotels in Stockholm
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Vitoria, ES
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“Lovely RIVAL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 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, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 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.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 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, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

My favorite hotel in Stockholm, location nice, rooms are great and most importantly - all the staff, whatever function make you feel comfortable and almost at home. Nice restaurant wonderful breakfast with home baked bread, great cappucinos - all things you need but not more (quality Before quantity). This is a boutique hotel with real charm and atmosphere, not the kitch you often come across -it is really well designed and cosy.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

We spent one night here, our first in Stockholm. It was my birthday, and as a gift, they left me a box of chocolate and upgraded our room.

The room was great, modern and very comfortable and the choice of decoration was also priceless. The ABBA photo over the bed was a nice touch.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Rival
Address: Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 118 91, Sweden
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Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Mariatorget , Södermalm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#3 Business 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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