Ratings based on 815 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
99% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom San Francisco, CA

Beautiful small hotel

Posted 29-Mar-2015
Super comfortable and modern. Loved our room looking in quiet courtyard; staff were lovely; wonderful breakfast buffet; lively bar and salon—nuce place to hang out; great neighborhood, extremely convenient (1/2 block) to metro. Perfect place for us to relax after long air voyage from N America.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom england

Fantastic hotel right at the heart it all

Posted 21-Mar-2015
A fantastic stay in a brilliant boutique hotel. Close to the trendy areas and a vet short walk across the square to the train for Slussen Gamla Stan and the city centre. The hotel bar is a must see place and the staff were very welcoming and drinks not too expensive. We travel a lot in Europe and Australasia and we would not hesitate to go back to the Rival.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Cambridge UK

City break stay

Posted 18-Feb-2015
My wife and I stayed here for a three night city break and were very impressed with the hotel facilities and the friendly helpful staff.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Understated Stockholm gem

Posted 14-Feb-2015
Regular visitor to stockholm and always stay here. Superb breakfast, great cocktail bar and comfortable room with all required amenities...
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Sehr schönes zentrales Hotel

Posted 30-Jan-2015
Ein schönes Hotel, extravagante Zimmer und auch sehr leckeres Frühstück. Empfehlenswert!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom New York, N.Y.

No heat in our room during our January Visit

Posted 20-Jan-2015
Great hotel. Nice bistro. Beautiful stylish decor. Great location. Nice staff. Wonderful buffet breakfast. Nevertheless the heating system in our room was broken and not repaired during our stay. We made due with a space heater. In my humble opinion we should have been moved to another room or even upgraded.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Northampton UK

Special hotel beautiful City

Posted 4-Jan-2015
Pros: Boutique feel, Classy cool and really good service.
Transfer by taxi from Arlanda to Rival (540.00 sek) booked through hotel. Good idea before you get to know Stockholm Which is best explored on foot. Arrived at night Stockholm and hotel felt very special. Being 41 and born in Stockholm I imagined perhaps a bigger connection with ABBA for this hotel. It is played down which for me is a shame. The hotel has a very cool music / media feel with movies and music supplied and attention given to audio in the bathroom. A slatted blind enabled views from the bathroom into the main room. Very cool. The bar and restaurant are exceptional. Stockholm is apparently amazing in spring/summer (from May) but if you enjoy a naturally beautiful City winter is worth a romantic stop over.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Hotel Rival

Posted 4-Jan-2015
An excellent hotel in a great part of town. Superb service and amazing breakfast.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Gunnarfrom Otta

Et godt valg

Posted 31-Dec-2014 on Hotels.com
"Juleshopping " og henting av valp . God service og hyggelig betjening . Bar og restaurant tidsriktig innredet . Gangavstand til Gamla Stan , undergrunn et steinkast fra hotellet.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Loved it!!

Posted 29-Dec-2014
We had a wonderful long weekend in Stockholm. When looking for hotel's couldn't decide about the Rival, but I'm so glad we went!! I would advise anyone trying to choose a hotel to go with this one!! It was amazing!