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Hotel Rival

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Superior Double or Twin Room | Balcony
Deluxe Double or Twin Room | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Superior Double or Twin Room | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony | View from room

Overview of Hotel Rival

Hotel Rival

4.0 star property

9.6/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
Mariatorget 3, Box 175 25, Stockholm, SE-118 91

Guests rated this location 9.5/10 - Exceptional

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMaria Square1 min walk
  • Popular LocationStockholm Palace17 min walk
  • Popular LocationThe Swedish Museum of Photography19 min walk
  • AirportStockholm (ARN-Arlanda)41 min drive

Room options

About this area


Hotel Rival is located in Central Stockholm, a neighborhood in Stockholm, and is near a metro station. Strandvägen Ferry Terminal and Stockholm Viking Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Junibacken and Vasa Museum. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Avicii Arena or Stockholm Olympic Stadium. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including segway rentals/tours. Guests love the hotel's convenience to public transportation: Mariatorget T-Bana is just steps away and Slussen T-Bana is 8 minutes by foot.

What's nearby

  • Maria Square - 1 min walk
  • Katarina Church - 12 min walk
  • Stockholm Stock Exchange Building - 14 min walk
  • Stockholm Palace - 17 min walk
  • The Swedish Museum of Photography - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Mariatorget T-Bana - 2 min walk
  • Stockholm Södra Station - 6 min walk
  • Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) - 42 min drive


  • Drop Coffee - 2 min walk
  • Black & Brown Inn - 1 min walk
  • Bageri Petrus - 2 min walk
  • Söders Hjärta - 3 min walk
  • Viking Bar - 2 min walk

About this property

Hotel Rival

4-star hotel located in Central Stockholm
At Hotel Rival, you can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a coffee shop/cafe, and dry cleaning/laundry services. The onsite bistro, Bistro Rival, features Scandinavian cuisine and brunch. In addition to 3 bars and a 24-hour business center, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Bike rentals, valet parking (surcharge), and limo/town car service
  • Luggage storage, a computer station, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff, concierge services, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say great things about the proximity to public transit
Room features
All 99 individually decorated rooms feature comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to perks like pillow menus and air conditioning. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and designer toiletries
  • LED TVs with cable channels and DVD players
  • Wardrobes/closets, LED light bulbs, and free infant beds


English, German, Spanish, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired internet

Parking and transportation

  • Limo/town car service
  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Secured, covered valet parking on site (SEK 650 per night)
  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant

Restaurants on site

  • Bistro Rival
  • Cafe Rival

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Free crib
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Elevator
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Smoke-free property
  • Vegetarian breakfast
  • Vegetarian dining options

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Free crib
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • DVD player
  • iPod dock
  • LED TV with cable channels
  • Video game console

Food and drink

  • 24-hour room service
  • Minibar


  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Energy-saving features in guestrooms
  • Individual decor
  • Iron/ironing board
  • LED light bulbs
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: SEK 750

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of SEK 300 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room (up to 22 lbs per pet)
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for SEK 700 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Covered valet parking fee: SEK 650 per night
  • Pet fee: SEK 300 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: SEK 750 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: SEK 700 per night

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and onsite parking
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

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

National rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Sweden. This property is rated 4 stars.

Property is also known as

Hotel Rival
Hotel Rival Stockholm
Rival Hotel
Rival Stockholm
Rival Hotel Stockholm
Hotel Rival Hotel
Hotel Rival Stockholm
Hotel Rival Hotel Stockholm

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Rival pet-friendly?

Yes, Hotel Rival allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 22 lbs per pet. There's a fee of SEK 300 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Rival?

As of Mar 26, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Rival on Mar 30, 2023 start from $154.17, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Hotel Rival?

Valet parking is available for SEK 650 per night. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Hotel Rival?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 4:00 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Hotel Rival?

Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for SEK 750 (subject to availability).

Where is Hotel Rival located?

Located in Central Stockholm, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Maria Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of Avicii Arena and ABBA The Museum. Sodra Teatern and Medborgarplatsen are also within 10 minutes. Mariatorget T-Bana is only a 2-minute walk and Slussen T-Bana is 8 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Rival and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hotel Rival offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Rival cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Wonderful weekend in Söder Malm in Stockholm. We love the atmosphere both inside and outside the hotel. Friendly and helpful staff and delicious breakfast. Beautiful art and a nice interior design. Nice to walk and many things to see in this beautiful city. Tack så mycket.
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