Ratings based on 1,412 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Indianapolis

Fantastic hotel in Hip Sodermalm

Posted 10-Sep-2017
Pros: Location, amenities and staff were all outstanding
Location: Very hip area of the city. A few blocks from the starting point of "The Millenium Tour" and close to a major shopping area.
Everything about this hotel was fantastic...from our early check in, to the helpful Concierge, to the most amazing (included) breakfast!! Close to both bus and subway stops, we took advantage of a three day transit pass (purchased right at the hotel) to visit all the major attractions of Stockholm. The Concierge suggested and made dinner reservations in two great restaurants, both in walking distance. The room was spacious, modern, and comfortable. The provided bathrobes were appreciated in the chilly mornings. Tremendous value.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 9-Sep-2017
Great place to stay. Quiet neighborhood with easy access everywhere.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great Stockholm Hotel

Posted 6-Sep-2017
The staff were very helpful. The breakfast buffet was outstanding. The location placed it within a 15 to 30 minute walk of almost all the major tourist attractions.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Minneapolis, MN

Stockholm at its best

Posted 6-Sep-2017
We felt very welcome at rival. The stuff was always friendly and willing to help. The kitchen staff where so nice, always willing to help us with our food decisions.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Wonderful Hotel

Posted 30-Aug-2017
Pros: The staff, the rooms, the cleanliness, the proximity to landmarks, and the food.
Cons: More diversity on the menu.
The staff was friendly, the hotel beautiful and accommodating, also in a great location - I was able to walk everywhere. The food was delicious.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Beverly Hills, CA

Great Hotel Staff on every shift !

Posted 29-Aug-2017
Pros: Great beds and home like environment! We had a great balcony over looking the park
Cons: Dinner and service in the restaurant for dinner was disappointing! Rough toilet paper
Location: Metro subway is just a 5 minute walk. very good pubs close by. Specifically, the Half Way Inn Scottish Pub. Many key landmarks within 15 min. walk!
The staff at the Rival was superior. That includes every shift on the front desk. Cafe and Morning buffet! They go the extra mile to satisfy your request! very nice people. All work as a family. Location is close to the metro train and across from ma beautiful park. Close to restaurants and On and Off Buss stop. also close to key tourist attractions and Old Town and the Royal Palace. When you requested something they would show up at your room in 5 minutes. Only issue was the rough toilet paper!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Mclean, VA

Amazing Stay!

Posted 28-Aug-2017
Excellent front desk service! Raquel was wonderful in helping us with our upgraded accommodations, giving us great recommendations on places to see and walk around the city in 24 hour's time and coordinating early morning transportation back to the airport. Most friendliest service ever! Room was super tidy and clean and the bedding was like sleeping on a cloud. Great view of the treetops and buildings of the city, didn't want to leave the room! A full brunch of eggs and breakfast meats, cheeses, fresh fruit bowl, croissants and other pastries and juices and fruit infused water was a great way to start the day! Highly recommend Rival Hotel to those visiting Stockholm and can't wait to book my return stay, can't imagine staying anywhere else in the city!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Boston, MA

Great hotel on the park in Sodermalm

Posted 23-Aug-2017
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Rival. Wonderful beds and pillows - slept well every night. The location in Sodermalm is nice, busy with restaurants and people outdoors, but more neighborhood like than other choices we looked at staying. We walked a lot- the trip over the bridge to Gamla Stan is long without much view due to construction, but overall it was a great location as base to our Stockholm visit. staff was very pleasant and helpful. Beautiful dining room for a lovely, tasty breakfast each morning.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from UK

Posted 23-Aug-2017
Pros: large rooms
Cons: power sockets messy (spent too much time on the floor juggling plugs)
Location: Get into Gama for life. Get one of the boat trips. Do some historic geocaching.
Interesting location - very studenty, lots of cafés. Short walk from a mainline station and a long (but messy) walk to the main bridge into Gama. Nearest metro would have been brill but engineering works made it pointless. Urban park under-used. Nearby supermarket and ATM. Bar was bleak, breakfast v good (but weird version of bacon!)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Liverpool, UK

Delightful stay at a wonderful hotel

Posted 17-Aug-2017
As a seasoned traveller I don't impress easily, however Hotel Rival did just that. Situated in a great location within easy reach of all the classic tourist attractions. The hotel staff were warm friendly and diligently completed everything I asked of them. Breakfast was truly superb and delicious. 100% recommended. You need to try it for yourself.