We stayed at this hotel after reading other reviews and it mostly didn't disappoint. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Check in was quick and efficient. We were pleasantly surprised to find that on our floor (4th) there was free coffee and tea and also a computer and printer.
The disappointed was when we entered the room, it was quite small and as we were there for 4 days i generally like to unpack, there wasn't much space to do this, there was a small wardrobe space that was mostly taken up with an ironing board and iron and no shelf space. personally i do not like living out of a suitcase. However the bed was very comfortable and we slept well. the bathroom was also incredibly small but the shower was ok. The hotel as i said it was friendly enough and the staff helpful in giving information and maps. The breakfast was excellent, plenty of choice and a separate menu that could be chosen from (porridge, omelette etc). I think there would be something to suit most people.
We also had an evening meal in the hotel and it couldn't be faulted, excellent food and pleasant courteous staff.
So although the the size of the room upset me at first because everything else was acceptable i found i could accept this.
The hotel is well situated for visiting different areas of Stockholm, we walked to Gamla Stan each day and occasionally took the ferry to visit other areas. The metro is a very short walk away. There is also a lovely little park just over the road where it is nice to sit and relax
- 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