Rival Hotel - Stockholm

Mariatorget 3, Stockholm, Sweden, 11891  show map
 4 stars
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Rival Hotel - Stockholm

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Editorial review:

This 1937 art deco hotel was remade by Abba legend Benny Andersson and has a pop-oriented design. It's a chic place and has a lively weekend bar scene. There's a café/bakery, the rooms are enjoyable, and the staff is young and efficient.

Verified Reviews:

  • Nice restaurant - Great lobby - Free wifi - Parking is charged at £40 - Worth the price
  • Very good service - No swimming-pool - No gym - Bed was huge - Highly recommend
  • Close to the metro - Fun rooms - Wonderful views - Excellent breakfasts - Good coffee
  • Close to the shops - Rooms were small - Bathroom was wonderful - Nice bar
  • Brilliant hotel - Short work to the old town - Great atmosphere - Very helpful staff

Overview

Located in the central stylishly bohemian district of Sodermalm on the beautiful southern island of Stockholm, the Hotel Rival overlooks the remarkable tree lined Mariatorget Square.


Within walking distance there are the remarkable Royal Palace, the interesting and imposing building of the City Hall, Skansen Zoo with Scandinavian animals such as elk, wolves and bear, the world's most powerful warship Vasa Ship.


Moreover, the Slussen T-bana underground station and Stockholm Sodra train station create perfect public transport connection. It will take you only 5 minutes to get to Stockholm Stadsmuseum, Maria Magdalena forsamling and Stockholm moske.


This 4-star venue, originally opened in 1937, has been shaped and restored by Benny Andersson & partners into a 1930's Art Deco red velvet cinema with interior that combines functionality and form, unique details of Kasthall woven rugs, matte oak floors and lacquered orange walls.


All 99 guestrooms include orange ottomans, pink chairs, polka dot lampshades and red leather sofas. They also feature flat screen TV, luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, comprehensive pillow menu, air conditioning, bathroom with hairdryer, large bath towels and linen handtowels, Crabtree & Evelyn bathroom amenities, retractable mirror with magnifier, soft dressing gown and slippers.


You are also offered cocktail bar, cafe, bakery bistro, salon for 700 people and conference rooms.


You will definitely want to come back after you stay in the Hotel Rival.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   99.

Dining options

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of SEK 175 per person per night. 

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is SEK 445 per day.

Services

  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Welcome drink
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Shiatsu massage
  • Theater

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Sound docking station
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of SEK 500 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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hotel Rival Hotel - Stockholm Stockholm location
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Hotel Address:

Mariatorget 3, Stockholm, Sweden, 11891

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City Center
  • Stockholm
    1.7km
Airports
  • Bromma (BMA)
    8.1km
  • Arlanda (ARN)
    37.5km
Train Stations
  • Stockholm Central Station
    1.4km
Underground stations
  • T-Centralen
    1.5km
Restaurants
  • Rival (cuisine: Contemporary, European, Eastern European)
    20 m
  • Hotel Rival AB
    20 m
Beaches
  • Langholmen
    2.1km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    99

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Rooms and availability

Rival Hotel Suite 706Rival Hotel Suite 706
Suite 706
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Situated at the top of the hotel with a a separate sitting room and a very large deck with a view of the district's roof tops and a quiet courtyard. The bathroom is a divider between the bedroom and the sitting room. There is both a generous bath tub and a shower.

Rival Hotel Standard RoomRival Hotel Standard Room
Standard Room
Bed type: Double or Twin beds or Double Bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 23m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Cozy bright room includes a work desk and convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

Room facilities
    Rival Hotel Superior Room
    Superior Room
    Bed type: Double or Twin beds
    Size: 25m2
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    Spacious light room includes comfortable work desk area, cozy sitting area and convenient bathroom.

    Room facilities
      Rival Hotel Deluxe RoomRival Hotel Deluxe Room
      Deluxe Room
      Bed type: Double or Twin beds or King Size bed
      Size: 32m2
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      • Private bathroom
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      Spacious and modern light room includes comfortable work desk area, cozy sitting area and convenient bathroom.

      Room facilities
        Rival Hotel Suite 704 SuiteRival Hotel Suite 704 Suite
        Suite 704
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        Suite 704 is the largest and most romantic room at Hotel Rival. Situated on the 7th floor, encompassing one bedroom and a separate sitting room with armchairs and a couch. The balcony has a view of Maria Square.

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        Executive room 705 is probably the most popular room on the 7th floor. It is a penthouse with a wonderful view of Maria Square. There is a balcony with two chairs and a table.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Rival Hotel - Stockholm Stockholm location
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        Hotel Address:

        Mariatorget 3, Stockholm, Sweden, 11891

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Stockholm
          1.7km
        Airports
        • Bromma (BMA)
          8.1km
        • Arlanda (ARN)
          37.5km
        Train Stations
        • Stockholm Central Station
          1.4km
        Underground stations
        • T-Centralen
          1.5km
        Restaurants
        • Rival (cuisine: Contemporary, European, Eastern European)
          20 m
        • Hotel Rival AB
          20 m
        Beaches
        • Langholmen
          2.1km
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2007
        • Number of rooms:
          99

        Hotel Awards

        SwedishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedStockholmRival Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Luxury Hotels in Sweden

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        Rival Hotel Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        Popular areas

        Places of interest

        • Mariatorget - 100 m
        • Katharinahissen - 500 m
        • boy looking at the moon - 900 m
        • City Hall - 1.0km
        • Riksdaghuset (Reichstag) - 1.0km
        • Kungliga Slottet (königliches Schloss) - 1.0km
        • Under the bridges - 1.3km
        • Café Opera - 1.3km

        Train stations

        • Stockholm Central Station - 1.3km

        Amusement

        • Königliche Opern - 1.2km

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Riddarholmskyrkan - 700 m
        • Stockholm Old Town - 800 m
        • Riddarhuset - 800 m
        • Riksdaghuset - 1.0km
        • Royal Swedish Opera - 1.2km

        Museums

        • Nobelmuseum - 800 m
        • Cornelis Vreeswijkmuseum - 800 m
        • Museum of Medieval Stockholm - 1.1km
        • Dance Museum - 1.2km
        • nationalmuseum - 1.3km

        Theaters

        • Hamburger Bors - 1.3km

        Local Attractions

        • Vasa Museum - 1.9km
          Galarvarvsvagen 14, Stockholm
        • Parco Berzelius - 1.6km
          Nybroplan Nybrokajen, Stockholm
        • Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet) - 1.8km
          Hamngatan 4, Stockholm
        • Kungstradgarden Park - 1.5km
          Jussi Bjorling Avenue 5, Stockholm
        • Royal Coin Cabinet - 1.6km
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        Near the hotel

        • Folkoperan - 320 m
          Hornsgatan 72, Stockholm
        • Royal Palace - 590 m
          111 30, Stockholm
        • Stockholm Old Town - 850 m
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        • Royal Treasury (Skattkammaren) - 690 m
          at the Royal Palace, Stockholm
        • Stockholm City Museum - 470 m
          Ryssgarden, Stockholm
        • Sodermalm - 640 m
          StockholmSweden
        • Catholic Cathedral (Katolska Domkyrkan) - 680 m
          Folkungagatan 46 B, Stockholm

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Rival - 20 m

          Address: Mariatorget

          76% likes this, based on 51 reviews
          Cuisine: Contemporary, European, Eastern European, Norwegian

        • Soderkisen - 70 m

          Address: st. Paulsg. 22

          Cuisine: Continental

        • Black & Brown Inn - 90 m

          Address: Hornsgatan 50 B
          Phone: 08-6448280

          60% likes this, based on 9 reviews
          Cuisine: Barbecue, Bar

        • Hotel Rival AB - 20 m

          Address: Mariatorget, 3
          Phone: +46 (0) 8545 789 00

          62% likes this, based on 36 reviews

        • Sushi Bar Sandai-Me Kato - 80 m

          Address: St Paulsgatan 22
          Phone: +46(0)87149316

          Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2007
        • Number of rooms:
          99

        Hotel Awards

        SwedishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedStockholmRival Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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        Rival Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rival Hotel

        Average guest rating

        8.4out of 10
        Exceptional
        Based on 292 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Service
        10.0
        Value
        10.0

        Individual guest reviews

        • Single
          8.8

          Excellent concept with restaurant, cinema, bar etc. Very nice atmosphere.

          No. except you should have AC in all rooms.

        • Couple
          9.6

          I liked the spacious room, that was clean and well equiped. The staff was freindly. I enjoyed the complimentary bottle of water next to the bed in the evening, the complementary coffee machine and the free films to collect at the reception.

        • Couple
          10.0

          The staff were professional, friendly, and incredibly helpful. The rooms were well designed. One of the most outstanding aspects was the amount of storage space, which allowed us to stow our luggage and belongings, leaving the rest of the room uncluttered. remarkable!!!!!! Location was also great, being close to the train and t stations. The surrounding neighborhood was also quite charming, with a number of quality restaurants and cafes just minutes away.

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Quirky but pleasant hotel. Unique due to Abba connection.Great cafe with freshly baked bread annexed to hotel.

          Limited menu for such a good hotel - my steak was not served hot. Otherwise food was good.

        • Couple
          8.2

          Funky hotel, with friendly staff and very good food.

          Rooms although comfortable are very small - especially the bathroom.

        • Single
          8.8

          I was on my own at the hotel while in Stockholm on a work related course. The staff made me feel very welcome and it was great to be able to eat at the hotel restaurant in the evenings. I felt very safe and comfortable during my stay.

          My room was very compact and felt a bit claustrophobic at first. Definitely too small for 2 people so glad I was on my own. I did get used to it though I was glad I was not staying longer than 4 nights.

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          The breakfast. Don't understand why it only came with the 2nd morning though. The bar was great too. Passionfruit lemonade drink.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          This is a wonderful place to rest after a full day of exploring Stockholm. Great location, charming neighborhood, safe.easy to walk to old town. Bistro restaurants nearby for dinner, great cafe in hotel. Staff is very friendly & efficient. Modern design of hotel is appealing with clean renovated rooms.

          No internet facility. Expensive transport to airport 80US

        • Group of friends
          10.0

          Good location, excellent breakfast! Small bathroom but with a very good shower. I would definitively go back.

        • Family with children
          10.0

          excellent loction, quite area , clean, frindly staff, nice design, good value for money.

        • Single
          9.2

          The interior had a real positive, modern and sparky feel. I liked the individual style of the place. Staff were attentive and customer focussed. I particularly enjoyed the staff in the restaurant and bar. They were very welcoming and cared about the quality of your dining experience. Food was delicious and a selection of quality wines was available. The location I thought was a great way to see and explore other areas of Stockholm on foot. The beautiful Mariatorget square at the front of the hotel is an absolute delight to wake up to in Summer with the sun shining on the fountain and flowers. It filled the senses! Loved it and I will come back.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          The ambiance, its closeness to central Stockholm, quiet location and it's boutique design. Owned and designed by Benny Andersen (ABBA!), Ii was the venue for the Mamma Mia film launch, and also close to the Steig Larsen Millenium trilogy of books (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) area in Sodermalm, and where the first film was made. All in all, a wonderful place, great ambiance and great staff.

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          Wonderfully casual and well appointed hotel Highly recommended!

        • Single
          10.0

          Trendy and very welcoming, CD player with Abba music and free DVD's was a nice touch too!

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          Helpful staff. Complementary coffee. Wi-fi. Decor. Excellent breakfast. Location outlook (over square). Comfortable bed. Iron/Hairdyer in room. Free safe. Fridge.

          Room a liottle cramped. c not open wardrobe fully without moving bedside table. Could do with another mirror in the room - possibly above the writing table in the alcove (room 516).

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Rival Hotel - Stockholm Stockholm location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Mariatorget 3, Stockholm, Sweden, 11891

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Stockholm
          1.7km
        Airports
        • Bromma (BMA)
          8.1km
        • Arlanda (ARN)
          37.5km
        Train Stations
        • Stockholm Central Station
          1.4km
        Underground stations
        • T-Centralen
          1.5km
        Restaurants
        • Rival (cuisine: Contemporary, European, Eastern European)
          20 m
        • Hotel Rival AB
          20 m
        Beaches
        • Langholmen
          2.1km
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2007
        • Number of rooms:
          99

        Hotel Awards

        SwedishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedStockholmRival Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Luxury Hotels in Sweden

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