Hotel Rival

Hotel Rival

9.38 reviews
Ranked #4 in Stockholm hotels
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Mariatorget 3, Box 17525, Stockholm 11891, Sweden
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
This hotel is located in Stockholm, and Stockholm City Museum, Riddarholmen Church, and Stockholm Palace are area attractions. Additional attractions include Stockholm City Hall.


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options at Hotel Rival include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers limo/town car service and business services. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke free property.

Bathrooms feature handheld showerheads. They also offer phones, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries. In addition to CD players, guestrooms offer direct dial phones with voice mail. Plasma televisions have DVD players and video game consoles. Rooms also include desks, minibars, blackout drapes/curtains, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding, extra towels/bedding, and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Free Breakfast
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Cribs Available
Connecting Rooms

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Bangkok, Thailand

A relatively nice Stockholm boutique hotel, though I have to be honest that the decor was a bit all over the place for me. I think they were going for a Marimekko look (yes, I know that's Finnish and not Swedish), but it came off as more IKEA to my eyes.

Recommended for:Family TravelersLuxury TravelersTrendstersArt & Design Lovers
Copenhagen, Denmark

A boutique hotel decorated in the art-deco style with bright colors and inviting interior is a pleasure for your eyes, and comfortable and spacious rooms provide a relaxing atmosphere you need after a long day of city exploring.

Recommended for:Trendsters
Auckland, New Zealand

Great place to relax after a long day of sightseeing. Cozy rooms that feel luxurious. Possible to get a great deal even in high season.

Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
Anchorage, Alaska, USA

The Hotel Rival is where the cool kids stay. Set adjacent to an old movie theater, the theater is still in use on the weekends and also hosts conferences. Consider yourself lucky if your work trip has you staying here in this stylish hotel. The breakfast buffet can be added on during the week but is included in your room price on the weekend. Guests can pay to use the partner gym next door. Overall, the Hotel Rival is popular for good reason and comes recommended. Location is in a residential area of Sodermalm but full of trendy cafes, restaurants, and bars.

Recommended for:Business TravelersLuxury TravelersTrendstersArt & Design Lovers
Anchorage, Alaska, USA

It was a movie theater in the old days and now renovated to a hotel and theater. It's a popular venue for various functions like conferences, and also theater opens in the weekend. The front of the hotel is very cool. The hotel is right across the street from a small and atmospheric park.

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Lund, Sweden

This hotel has a great bar on a couple of levels from the lobby. They do some good cocktails

Austin, Texas, USA

This concept hotel is based on Swedish Cinema and actually has a theater that is attached to the hotel that hosts a variety of performances regularly. The lobby area is extremely bright and colorful with plenty of seating available to relax in or have a drink from the lobby bar. The hotel room floors have a bright, graphic carpet that gives the floors some personality. The rooms are modern designed with white bedding and pops of color from accented décor. The rooms feature wall art fashioned from scenes of old famous Swedish films as a nod to attached theater. The hotel attracts plenty of locals to the bar and to the cinema for performances. I love the funky, quirky vibe of this hotel a lot and appreciate its location to some great restaurants and shopping.

San Francisco, California, USA
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During my first visit to Stockholm, I stayed at Hotel Rival. What a great place!

First of all, it is in a great convenient location. A 10-minute walk to Slussen, and in another 5 minutes, you will be in Gamla Stan. Mariatorget subway station is a few blocks away. There is a beautiful sqaure/park in front of the hotel where you can sit and enjoy the sun or fika. There are coffee shops and restaurants near the hotel as well.

Secondly, the staff at the hotel are absolutely fantastic. I did not get to meet Mr. Andersson but the staff are very friendly and helpful to whatever your needs are. Whether you are at the reception desk, hotel bar or hotel bakery, I guarantee that you have great experience talking with them. Daniel and Nicholas at the bar also make great cocktails that keep you at the bar all night!

Hotel room is super clean and quiet. Rooms are equipped with free WIFI, which is of the most importance to me, in addition to all the other amenity you might need. There is a free coffee station outside room on each floor (I think), which serves decent coffee.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is planning a visit to Stockholm. Even if you are not staying there, the bar and restaurants are great spots to hang out and have a nice meal.


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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • Video-game console
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Self parking (surcharge)
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • 24-hour business center
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • DVD player
  • LED TV
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Individually decorated
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 99
  • Number of floors - 7
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