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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

I really enjoyed staying in this hotel. It is in a great location, on a nice square with a fountain, which is a nice place to sit and take a break from sightseeing. The hotel staff was great, very helpful. The breakfast buffet was great. There is a client area with an espresso machine, water and biscuits that is available... More 

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Comfortable stay at this hotel for night pre a conference. Probably best hotel bed I have slept in. Rooms are not large, but offer anything you would look for and have a nice comfortable feel. Some Dvd and cd to entertain, although in this age a iPhone dock would prob be more useful:) It does give a homely atmosphere, and... More 

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights in mid to late September and were very pleased with the hotel. The staff are pleasant and helpful. The room, although a bit small, was well appointed, relatively modern and had USB chargers for devices. Very cool. The location is Sodermalm across from a small square is great, easy enough to get to most tourist spots,... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

We enjoyed our 5-night stay at the Rival. A really good hotel with excellent and helpful staff. Location was perfect, within very easy reach of the underground and just a 10 minute walk to the beautiful Old Town. Our bedroom however was a let down. Very small, definitely smaller than what we are use to. It had a boxed wardrobe... More 

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were allocated a standard room at the back of the hotel which looked out over other buildings. Although well appointed, the room felt dark, perhaps due to the wood finish around the internal bathroom. It was perfectly comfortable though. The hot drinks bar on our floor was a very welcome facility, as were the biscuits there ! The breakfast... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We have now stayed here three times in a period of several years. Every time has been a top experience. Beautiful and cosy rooms, lively atmosphere with bar and restaurant at street leve and a location off the buzz but not far away. Breakfast is a treat and then we just walk into this stunning city.

Thank enjoying_quality
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Almost perfect ! Really small room , charming but small, the room and bathroom needed more light. Daily stock of toiletries ( shampoo, conditioner, body wash) minimal. We were 2 people and we needed more shampoo and body wash. Staff is incredible ! Friendly and ready to answer any question. The hotel is situated in a perfect location, just a... More 

Thank Rene B
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We just stayed at the Rival Hotel for 4 nights, Great experience . Staff is very friendly and Helpful , it is closed to everything . Located in a very quiet romantic Area . Lots of shops, Restaurants and Coffee Shops. The Hotel offered everything we need in our Stat in the most beautiful city we had been in and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights over a weekend stay in Stockholm partly to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert. Very impressed with this hotel, I would give it 4.5 if I could but for me this ticked all the boxes. This hotel is/was part of a Theatre and if you want to depart from a chain hotel but... More 

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London, UK
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We liked the Rival Hotel - everything worked as it should, beds were comfortable, nice Egyptian cotton bedding and Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries, extensive breakfast buffet with no extra charge for hot food and cooked-to-order dishes. We also liked the free cappuccino machine and iced water dispenser on the 4th floor, next to where the computers for guests are sited.... More 

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Staying in Mariatorget

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This rather quiet neighborhood revolves around a postcard-like park with a dramatic fountain in its center and is definitely one of Stockholm’s showcase neighborhoods. Mariatorget, a central residential area, is the best Stockholm has to offer when it comes to juxtaposing architectural masterpieces with sophisticated art galleries, coffee shops and bars. Stockholmers love to spend their weekends in the park or one of the nearby coffee shops, so come to Mariatorget to meet the locals. The northern part of Mariatorget boasts historic buildings, beautiful cobblestone streets, and one of Stockholm’s best observation decks, Monteliusvägen, from where you can see an amazing view of the city hall and Stockholm’s old town.
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Rival

Address: Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 118 91, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Mariatorget , Södermalm
Price Range: $222 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rival 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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Also Known As:
Rival Hotel Stockholm
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#1 Family Hotel in Stockholm
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stockholm
#2 Luxury Hotel in Stockholm
#3 Business Hotel in Stockholm
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“Not always available. Book beforehand.”
 of 5 bubbles irinas944, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“view of square is nice”
 of 5 bubbles 888fredv, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“economy single room overlooks a roof so not a great view”
 of 5 bubbles AmySoloTraveller, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms are very quiet. Ask for one at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles TheFrankster, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“4th floor is handy if you want to use the free coffee and iced water machines”
 of 5 bubbles GardenerLondon_UK, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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