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Hotel Rival - Stockholm

4 star Hotel Stockholm

Mariatorget 3 Box 175 25 - Stockholm

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from SEK 1594 .34
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Unwind with designer toiletries in the guest rooms at Hotel Rival which also offers 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi rendering this family-friendly Stockholm hotel located in the area of Sodermalm a good choice.

Enjoy brunch, lunch and dinner at this 4-star Stockholm hotel's restaurant where you're sure to find something to suit all tastes.

Free high-speed (wired) Internet access is available. Planning a meeting? This hotel has 5 meeting/conference rooms, as well as a 24-hour business center. The reception has a safety deposit box for your valuable items. Other amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, an elevator (lift), concierge services and laundry facilities.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.6 Excellent
Based on 65 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Nice quiet neighborhood. Close to metro, small bistros, convenience stores, and ba...

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Breakfast at Hotel Rival

A buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Rival

  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Limousine service
  • Private parking
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Cafeteria
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • Business Center
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: SEK 175 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: SEK 395 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: SEK 300 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating in Sweden. This property is rated 4 stars and is displayed on this page as 4 stars.

Hotel Rival is also known as

Hotel Rival
Rival Hotel Stockholm

9.2

Clean

8.8

Location

8.6

Quiet

8.0

Spacious

9.0

Service

Hotel Rival reviews

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

This is really an outstanding place to stay. The hotel is compact and efficient; the rooms clean and well appointed; the design and architecture is what one expects from a boutique hotel. Indeed these features are quintessentially reflects Swedish society - no sparing of cash on quality and services with a motivated workforce. Bar and lobby a bit 'cheesy' but some may want the feel the Abbaesque vibe (although you are more likely to get Bee Gees). Well serviced with metro, bars, restaurants and shops and only a walk from all city centre amenities. Apart from that, if a hotel leaves you with a feeling that this is how we should live then it is worth the price tag.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel Rival has excellent staff and public areas but the room in which we stayed was small and the shower room was odd. The shower leaked, making the whole room wet. There was also a window from the shower room into the bedroom. Excellent breakfast included and great location.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

An odd placement of the window in the bathroom, but after figuring out how to work the blinds, it was fine.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Good size rooms, we were on 4th floor. With a balcony overlooking park.Were there for midsummer so sun was up till midnight. Good welcome from well organised and friendly staff. Would stay there again.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Fabulous hotel, great room, would definitely return.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

We had a 3 nights stay in May 2009, it was very pleasant. The cinema decorating is very original, the rooms are spacious and clean, bathroom was also OK as well as breakfast. I recommend this hotel which has a good quality/price ratio.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Genius location & a great hotel!

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

I would definitely recommend Rivalto anyone traveling to Stockholm. It ticked almost all the boxes as a city break hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

Perfect stay! Will definitely return!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

This hotel is the ideal place to stay and is within walking distance of the Old Town and the City.If you like bright airy rooms and a place that is not just standard hotel style this is where to go.The hotel is pricy for a three day trip to Stockholm. We found all facilities at the hotel were excellent. The staff was exceptionally helpful especially Sean. We were located at the back of the building so very quiet. The hotel is located on a very nice square and it has a quiet residential feel to it. The breakfast included in the weekend rate does not normally include Sunday nights but we were however given free breakfast for the third morning. The hotel is a well designed building with unusually high quality furniture and fittings. Lovely art deco foyer. For music lovers the sound system (even the bathroom) was great. The Cd player and selection of CDs was a lovely touch. The two outstanding comforts for me were the bedding and the breakfasts. Wonderful. Will go back when I get enough money together.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Lovely location on Mariatorget, lively area night and day, be aware the the movie theater holds many events (musical and others) and that people are out late at night, but inside the hotel you cant hear a thing. Its nice to return at night to an area that is alive;very nice people at the desk very professionnal. Loved our stay, wonderful rooms. Very comfortable.Would definitely come back and recommend.

5.9 Ordinary
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Stanza troppo piccola, bagno altrettanto piccolo ma pulito. Le stanze sono molto piccole.... gli spazi a disposizione sono molto limitati e le stanze non sono molto insonorizzate !!!

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great area of the city and easy walking distance to anything you want to see (it helps that it's a small city). Staff was nice and it seemed like there was always something to do inside the hotel itself. I will definitely go back.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

We really enjoyed our stay. The hotel isn't located in the city centre, but it's very near it, in a very peaceful area. The hotel is very nice: the decoration, furniture, the design of the room, etc, are very modern. The bar also offers a very cool atmosphere.The employees are very effient and kind. I really recomend it.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Verp pleasant surroundings during the day - drunks shouting at night in the park in Mariatorget - staff very nice, excellent English. Housekeeping people very nice and helpful.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

The only comment I would like to make is that our booking at Venere was not registered at Rival. Luckily they did have a room for us. The same type as ordered. But arriving late in the evening and not having everything in place was not that OK. The staff was very serviceminded and fixed it right away. So this comment is for Venere.com and not Rival. The staff who parks the cars for the hotel should be more careful with them though. Apart from this: A great hotel!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

The hotel is pricey but not excessively so for Scandanavia and the overall quality is excellent. I was with my 12 year old son so we didnt use all the hotel's facilities but the service in the restaurant was very friendly and attentive. Location is also very good with an underground station very close.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Canada

Great hip place for young people. Well located. Will definitely return!

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Sweden

One of the better hotels I have stayed in. The only less better thing were that the public coffeemachine on the 3:rd (?) floor was out of order and the coffee in the Termos was all out. When I asked one of the maids for more, she did'nt know how to get more. But, No big deal. We were wery pleased whit our staying anyway!! Recomend it to everybody!

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Our reservation was 'lost' at our arrival. Fortunately, we had a printed copy of our reservation on venere.com. The reception did find out a new executive room very quickly. The service was very relaxed and unusual. Nice place to stay, nice location, nice week-end. I'll be there again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The Rival hotel is lovely! We stayed for 2 nights over New Year and were suitably impressed. The location is perfect, staff friendly and helpful. The roos was clean and very nicely decorated. The bed was divine (I am very fussy about beds in hotels!) and the shower a bonus! Breakfast lovely. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Finland

Nice, clean hotel with friendly service and comfortable beds.

6.6 Fair
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

High tech rooms, very nice and modern furnishings, very pleasant environment, good treny restaurant at the first floor ... but expensive, especially considered that the rooms are very small. Go there if you like modern, trendy stuff, but in Stockholm you can definitely find better trade-off between quality, price and location

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

We enjoyed our stay. We had some minor problems, but of course when you are paying more for the hotel, these stand out. Breakfast service was slow and the room wasn't always replenished with new bathroom items. Overall I enjoyed the stay. Not sure I would return though. Even though Sodermalm is a great place for eating/drinking and shopping, somewhere closer to Gamla Stan would be better for sight-seeing.

7.7 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

very good hotel, in a great location close to the subway.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

My wife and I stayed at the Rival for one night before attending a business meeting at the Strand Radisson. Part of the attraction was the Abba connection and the artistic modern decor. We also got a pretty good rate for a deluxe room. The room was very stylish, with a LCD TV and several CDs provided in the room. We had a balcony with a nice view out back over a courtyard and the neighboring buildings. The breakfast was very good and the service was exceptional. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Absolutely loved Hotel Rival. Incredibly comfortable beds, romms that were modern and stylish without being at all clinical or cold. Felt a lot of thought had been put into the design so that things worked well/intelligently planned. Only gripe would be that there is no really good lighting for putting on make up! Staff were pleasant and helpful. Hated the fact that they played background music at breakfast - which I confess I hate at the best of times - but which was far too loud on the first day. They did eventually turn it down so that it really was in the background, but can't understand why breakfast can't be eaten in peace. There you go, one of my pet hates! However, these are very minor quibbles, on the whole it was a most enjoyable stay, liked the location - Sodermalm very chilled out and 2 stops on the underground to central Stockholm. Quite price but you get what you pay for. Would thoroughly recommend.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Nice trendy hotel with a cool bar. We unfortunatly experienced a loud party (until 2 am) which could be heard on the second floor, but the staff made it up by upgrading us for our last night on the upper floors.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

it's a fantastic hotel!!!! the best that i ever seen.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Great hotel, very convenient location, excellent free breakfast! I would stay there again.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Japan

There's lots of good things to say: First, the hotel staff are the friendliest lot you will find in this part of the world. They're helpful, accomodating, always smiling and also very professional. Every encounter with every staff member was pleasant at the very least. Second, the rooms are just great. They're bright, airy, uncluttered, well-designed and very comfortable. The beds were some of the best we've slept in, and guests are even offered a wide range of pillows and comforters, including Tempur pillows and special neck support pillows. Third, the hotel itself is funky and cool in an updated 60s sort of way. Each room has a movie photo as a theme and there is an entire assortment of modern chairs in the lobby. There's even a bed in the lobby, although I never saw anyone get the nerve to actually get into it! A very decent breakfast buffet with wonderful gravlax and scrambled eggs, free Internet in the lobby, and a great restaurant with good food for dinner (try the Scandinavian version of the French fish stew here) complete this Stockholm treasure. The price too is quite reasonable by Scandinavian standards. The only downside is the location, which is not central. However, the walk to town is pleasant, and you pass the river and the old town along the way. On the plus side, Rival is located right smack in one of the prettiest residential squares in this side of the city (Mariatorget) wth a lovely park with a fountain, swings for the children, and even a square for playing boules. This general area is also known as Stockholm's SoHo as it's a great favorite of writers and artists, and so there are a lot of little galleries and cafes. If you do decide on this hotel, splurge and get a deluxe (room 604) as this is one of the best ones outside of the suites.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Excellent hôtel, bien situé à deux pas d'une station de métro. Déco moderne et branchée. Bar ambiance attenant à l'hôtel trés sympa avec bonne musique et excellents cocktail. Si vous avez moins de 40 ans, vous ne serez pas décu de l'ambiance générale.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

The only reason I said photos were not Excellent is that the photos don't do justice to the goodness of the hotel. Very hip, very cool, very nice rooms, with good technology (TVs, wireless network, etc.) in great neighborhood, close to trains, and a very "in" bar. Hip hop DJ the nights I was there, but they do lots of stuff (I think), from ambient to house, etc.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Belgium

Very trendy hotel in a very good location. Only 3 mins. walk to the nearest metro station. Very nice bistro downstairs and a good restaurant upstairs which serves good quality food. Also a trendy bar which gets quite busy at weekends. The barkeeper makes excellent cocktails. We can highly recommend this hotel.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

we were charged a different price than quoted but hotel was excellent

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

really a good choice. top quality at an average price.

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Russia

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

5.1 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Austria

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

7.6 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Finland

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Norway

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

7.5 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Hungary

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

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7.8 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

7.9 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

5.9 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Rival, offering 99 guest rooms with iPod docking stations and video-game consoles. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy LED televisions with cable channels and DVD players. Corporate travelers visiting the Sodermalm area will benefit from free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones. Guest rooms are individually decorated, making each stay a unique experience. A pillow menu allows visitors to select their perfect pillow for a good night's sleep.

Private bathrooms are designed to promote relaxation and well-being; all offer superior benefits, including rainfall showerheads, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards, minibars and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional comforts include blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Cable TV
  • High speed Internet access
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Rival

By public transportation
The hotel is located in Mariatorget, one of the city's most beautiful squares, in the Södermalm district. The hotel is situated 50 metres from the Mariatorget underground station. Turn left after the underground towards Mariatorget park, and you will find the hotel on the right side.

Distances from Hotel Rival

Maria Square - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Stockholm City Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Sodra Teatern - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Mosebacke Square - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Medborgarplatsen - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Riddarholmen Church - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Tantolunden Park - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Katarina Church - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Skinnarvik Park - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Stortorget - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Nobel Museum - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
House of Nobility - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Stockholm Stock Exchange Building - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
The Great Cathedral of Stockholm - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Stockholm South General Hospital - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel Rival are:
Stockholm (BMA-Bromma) - 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
Stockholm (ARN-Arlanda) - 37.8 km / 23.5 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Rival is Stockholm (ARN-Arlanda).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Rival

  • Limousine service
  • Private parking