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out of 47 reviews
Having visited Stockholm previously, I was relatively familiar with Old Town and Slussen. I decided to stay in Sodermalm. The area was great. Cafes and plenty of interesting and quaint shops. I would definitely stay there again. Each evening there seemed to be a different event in the bar. This added to the atmostphere and eclectic look and feel of the hotel. It didn't hurt to see a pop star checking in either! I hope your stay is as enjoyable.
“Terric experience, wonderful staff”
we arrived after flying for almost 20 hours and the Rival staff made our room available at 9:00 am. They also upgraded us to a delux room with a terrace overlooking the park. By extending these courtesies, they made our first day in Stockholm much more enjoyable. The location is very convenient to the Gamla Stan, which is the old town area. From the rooms, to entire staff, it could not have been a better experience
“Good choice for Stockholm”
Spent 5 nights here. Comfortable room, nice restaurant--ate at hotel twice. Convenient to subway stop, but also an easy walk to old town/Gamla Stan, or other restaurants in Gamla Stan and Sodermalm. Very quiet room, facing courtyard. Air conditioned (found that even though temperatures were low, rooms in Stockholm get stuffy fast due to high humidity). Windows of course work most of time for temp control, but good to have AC as an alternative. Breakfast not included in rate. Buffet available, but also a number of bakeries, 7-11, etc within a block of hotel. Hotel has its own bakery as well. Free espresso maker available to guests and free WIFI; free DVD player and movies. Only complaint would be late room cleaning. Twice we got back in late afternoon (say, 3:30) and room hadn't been cleaned. We just put out the Do Not Disturb sign and let it pass.
definitely would return, great service, everything was perfect
“RIVAL HOTEL _ WONDERFUL”
The RIVAL HOTEL in Stockholm was a perfect place to stay - easy access to everything and quiet at night. The food excellent. The staff accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable.
“Former group -- Abba did this hotel right!”
Really nice, roomy, very clean modern style hotel with typical Swedish furnishings conveniently located in the Sodermalm area of Stockholm.
“Nice place in Stockholm”
I usually like to stay at tanother hotel in Stockholm, but since it was fully booked, chose the Rival instead. The Expedia rate was very competitive and although I like other sections of the city better, the Rival was a great choice. The room was well-sized by Euro standards and the food was excellent (had breakfast and dinner in the restaurant). The only thing I would improve is the room lighting (kind of dim). Thank you Expedia!
“Father and 20 year old daughter--really liked the place”
They were great. We got there early in the morning and they found us a clean room by 10:30am or so. They offered us coffee and when we said we wanted to go out directed us to a nice place. Only negative thing is that they are right next to a park and the park had a loud party one night and a political rally the next. Both ended early (by 10pm) and in any case you could not hear them in our room. Coming into the hotel we did have to fight the party-going crowd.
Great hotel. Friendly staff and clean rooms. The decor is a kick and the restaurant is very good.
The Hotel Rival provided an excellent base to explore Stockholm. It is two blocks from a Tunnelbana station and is in a quiet area of the city. One can easily walk about 10 minutes to an area with many restaurants and cafes. The staff at the hotel was friendly and helpful. I would certainly go back there again.