Ratings based on 298 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Sydney

Style and friendliness

Posted 19-Jul-2014
Pros: It was no trouble for all the staff to organise tours, recommend and book restaurants and
Location: Short walk to main island, around the corner from T-bahn metro. The area has plenty of interesting shops and restaurants.
This has to be the best hotel I've ever stayed at for friendliness, helpfulness and designed with class and style.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Edmonton AB

Perfect 21st-century boutique hotel

Posted 15-Jul-2014
Pros: Particularly welcome: the attention to technology. The wi-fi is reliable and strong everywhere, and there are outlets all over.
This hotel is chic, well situated in Sodermalm (short walk to everything you want to see) and well run. Rooms are bright, clean and spacious, with comfy bed and big windows. The TV/stereo combo in each room is genius - never realized how nice a feature until I had it, and our room (one upgrade from standard) had the ability to play music in the bathroom. Add excellent breakfast, superlatively friendly staff, and you have a full package. Excellent experience all around!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Toronto, Canada

Great hotel with ideal location

Posted 14-Jul-2014
Pros: Friendly staff, great rooms, nice restaurant/cafe, good hotel bar, offer entertainment on some nights, good location
Cons: Fitness onsite (located next door)
Location: close to Metro, within walking distance of the Old Town and ferries to Djurgarden, park across the street, in great neighbourhood, local restaurants
this might be my new favorite hotel. Within walking distance of the old town, located across from a park, close to the Metro - you can't beat the location. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the room spacious and clean and the breakfast was superb. If you're looking for a great boutique hotel that delivers value with lots of options both within and around the hotel then this is your place.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 13-Jul-2014
The hotel is located in an area with art galleries and small shops. We loved the restaurant--dinner was delicious and a lovely experience on the outdoor balcony.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Nova Scotia, Canada

Amazing staff!

Posted 10-Jul-2014
I was very impressed with the staff at the Hotel Rival. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I would absolutely go back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from NYC

Was a very convenient and pretty pleasant...

Posted 9-Jul-2014
Place to stay for a couple of nights for work. All the necessary bells and whistles were available and worked as they were supposed to do. The staff in general merits five stars.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Philly

Essence of Swedish Culture

Posted 2-Jul-2014
Pros: Breakfast, cool ambiance.
Cons: Make sure the electronic components are working.
Location: Situated in cool Sodermalm, with lots of shopping and cafes nearby.
We loved the understated, yet vibrant decorating. It felt cool, yet welcoming. The staff was wonderful. They mailed our postcards for us and gave tips on what to do in the neighborhood in impeccable English. The location, just steps away from the Mariatorget Metro station, was quite convenient. We had no trouble negotiating our suitcases to the subway for a ride to the Arlanda Express train to the airport. Our room itself was small, but there was ample room under the bed to stow the suitcases. The bathroom shower had a handheld as well as a ceiling shower head. That was nice. The bed was comfy and the linens a soft and smooth high-density cotton. There was a Blueray player and extensive collection of movies available free of charge. A major huzzah for the breakfast! The buffet included cold meats and cheeses, smoked fish, artful displays of fresh fruit, myriad selection of breads, two types of yogurt with any topping you can think of, even pumpkins and flax seeds, capped by a lovely array of macaroons. In addition, you could order omelets, oatmeal, french toast and other hot items made to order. The best breakfast we had on our trip by far. Another wonderfully Swedish touch was the espresso machine available anytime providing top-notch coffees, accompanied by tea cookies. Our only minor problem was that the USB port wasn't working, so I couldn't charge my phone in the room. I would definitely recommend this hotel for travelers who want to experience Swedish culture.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Sydney

Very cool hotel, in the cool part of town

Posted 2-Jul-2014
Groovy boutique hotel. Hugely friendly and helpful staff, small but chic room, excellent breakfast and room service food, we got a firmer pillow delivered from the pillow menu! The whole place is very stylish and located in groovy Sodermalm, about 10-15 mins walk from Gamla Stan. It's expensive but worth treating yourself!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Helen from Australia

Fantastic hotel, great location, fantastic staff

Posted 30-Jun-2014
I stayed for 5 nights and absolutely loved this hotel and couldn't recommend it more highly. Very personal service with a great vibe and great facilities. The staff could not be more helpful and friendly. It was wonderful!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Birch from Toronto, Canada

Nice hotel within walking distance of Gamla Stan.

Posted 24-Jun-2014
Pros: Cleanliness, location, excellent breakfast, helpful staff.
Location: Lovely park across the road.....excellent variety of restaurants nearby......beautiful church nearby...near Gamla Stan ......
Helpful Staff Excellent breakfast Within walking distance of Old Town. Excellent variety of restaurants within blocks of hotel.