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Hotel Rival
Ranked #2 of 154 Hotels in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
Hampshire, England
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“FANTASTIC”
Reviewed 22 November 2010

We stayed at Rival in a delux room (no balcony) for a weekend break and had a fantastic time. The hotel is goergeous and really unique. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and breakfast was really tasty. Although our room wasn't very large we agreed that it'd one of the best we've stayed in, particular highlights were the fantastic bathroom (extra-deep tub & drench shower), super-comfy bed and sound system.

Once we'd worked out the route the walk to Gamla Stan took only 10mins and the Tunnelbana is only 2 minutes away.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 November 2010

I absolutely loved this hotel! The service was excellent! The hotel arranged for transportation to/from the airport and all of my special requests were taken care of before I arrived. I booked a room with a balcony overlooking mariatorget park and it was well worth the extra cost. I have absolutely no complaints about my stay and will definitely choose the Rival again when in Stockholm!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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San Francisco/London
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 9 November 2010

This was my first trip to Stockholm and Hotel Rival helped make the trip even more memorable. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the main center of Stockholm and 1 block right off the subway. The room was incredibly fun and modern, cds and cd/dvd player in the room along with a hundred dvds you can borrow from the front desk. The bed was amazingly comfortable, it was hard to get out to start our day most mornings. Breakfast was included in the room price for Saturday and Sunday morning and it was delicious. Along with everything out on the buffet they would also do made to order, pancakes, french toast, omelets and coffee drinks. The pancakes were amazing and came with fresh whipped cream and fantastic strawberry jam. After reading all of the glowing reviews on tripadvisor, I was not disappointed!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki
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175 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2010

I am often in Stockholm and have tried staying at many different hotels, some are better than others. But Rival is the best! It is the best because of the ambiance, the service, the sleeping quality (great beds and pillows), the location at Maria torget, the funky interior design and the wonderful breakfast! But if you want to have dinner at the hotel's restaurant on a Friday or Saturday - make sure you book a table in advance, because the restaurant and bar is popular with the locals too. I ended up trying room service this time, which worked out great! Highly recommended hotel!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 5 November 2010

Hands down, the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in during a hotel stay. You had to pay to park and there was no breakfast included, but all in all, it was a great hotel with upscale toiletries.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 5 November 2010

The Hotel Rival is, easily, the best hotel in Stockholm. Located just a five minute walk to Old Town Stockholm, and close to tours and other visitor amenities, it's location along side a city park is excellent. The rooms are very nice (they actually have king sized beds - a rarity in Europe), the rooms are well appointed, beds are very comfortable, bathroom fixtures are first rate. If you're on foot, the hotel is close to local transit/subway (T-bana), and within a ten minute walk of Stockholm's Central Station. The taxi ride from the Stockholm airport (Arlanda) was about 30-minutes and cost $75 - but less than the express train costs. A great hotel and THE place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 November 2010

The room wasn't big, but it was nicely done. It is quite a funky hotel with a great bar/ restaurant. I would definitely stay here again. Friendly staff, good breakfast ... I really can't complain about anything. It is a 10 min taxi ride to the city centre (approximately SEK 150). Make sure you use Taxi Stockholm (Tel: +46 8 150 000). Very professional and cheaper.

Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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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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