Ratings based on 1,119 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
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great location in the city

Posted 17-May-2016
Pros: The staff, the rooms, the decor, the food.
Cons: Couldn't really fault anything.
Location: 10 minutes walk from Gamle Stan, 20 minutes walk to town, huge range of shops and bars. The royal palace is close by, The Vasa museum, ABBA museum.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Stockholm. The staff are friendly and the hotel is stylish and welcoming. Just 10 minute walk from Stockholms Gamle Stan (Old Town) and a 2 minute walk from the tube station. Great food and I'd thoroughly recommend their Sunday brunch. Very popular with the locals so book in advance.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromno


Posted 7-May-2016
Högsta klass på allt fast tycker dock att frukosten kunde innehålla mer.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromKettering, UK

Great place in great location. Love it!

Posted 30-Apr-2016
Pros: Everything
Location: 100 metres from Mariatorget T-bana station in trendy Södermalm
My third stay and my companions' second... And we're already booked in for this summer. Rival is the only place I will stay when visiting Stockholm. Feels like home. Relaxed atmosphere, helpful, friendly and welcoming staff, great ambience, free Wi-Fi, excellent food and drink, (book the Sunday brunch a month ahead), fabulously comfortable beds and really good location. Love the way guests are treated as individuals. Really appreciate the tea/coffee/biscuits and Internet terminals (with printer) on the 4th floor too. See you again everyone at Rival!
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromTokyo,Japan


Posted 24-Apr-2016
Pros: ・部屋からの景色 ・バスタブ ・音楽の設備 ・フリードリンク(4F) ・朝食 ・スリッパ
Cons: ・電球が切れていた(ハウスキープにメモを残したけど直されなかったのでフロントに連絡した)
Location: ・「Mariatorget」駅が近い ・「Hornsgatan」通りでショッピングを楽しめる
フィンランドからSILJA LINEで移動して2泊しました。 港近くの「GARDET」駅から、ホテル近くの「Mariatorget」駅に一本で行けるので便利でした。 部屋の前には公園が広がり、バルコニーからの景色も素晴らしかったです。 ABBAのCDなどが置いてあり、備え付けのBlu-Rayプレイヤーで流すと、バスルームのスピーカーにも流れるので、お風呂の中でも音楽を楽しめます。バスタブのある部屋だったので日本人には特に快適でした。 近くには、雑貨店やCafeがならび、散歩しているだけで楽しいです。 中央駅付近のホテルにせず、セーデルマルムのホテルにして正解でした。 朝食は種類もとても豊富で、パンがとてもおいしかったです。 4Fで、クッキーと飲み物のフリーサービスがあるのも大変良かったです。何度も取りに行ってしまいました。 とにかく居心地がよく、いつもすぐに外出する夫婦が、ルームサービスで夕食を頼んでしまいました。 夕方に炭酸水を枕元に置くハウスキープが来たのは(部屋を片付けていなかったので)少し驚きましたが、またストックホルムに来たら滞在したいです。
5out of 5
by A verified traveller froma

Cool boutique hotel close to city centre

Posted 15-Apr-2016
Nothing to fault really...room was stunning (with the best shower in the world!). Staff were always incredibly friendly and attentive whilst at the same time being incredibly helpful. Located close to the city centre and in the very nice sofo area, it's really well positioned. Don't hesitate to book!
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Cool venue in superb neighborhood

Posted 26-Mar-2016
Very cool hotel with lots of customer service from the front desk and especially from Sean, the awesome concierge. He is incredibly knowledgable and willing to plan the best itineraries. Sean is super cool!
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Weekend break in the winter

Posted 11-Mar-2016
Perfect hotel, very near to metro. Metro service excellent. Cocktails at hotel were pretty awesome too. National park zoo worth a visit
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Average hotel

Posted 21-Feb-2016 on Hotels
2mins to underground, very quiet neighbourhood, bed was very comfy.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromSalzburg, Austria

Ahead of any rivals

Posted 17-Feb-2016
Despite being very well traveled, Scandanavia was one corner of the globe that had so far eluded me so I wanted a reliable base for my girlfriend and my three night stay. The Rival was an excellent choice- friendly staff from start to finish, extensive and freshly cooked breakfast buffet and complimentary coffee machine and a library of about 200 movies if you wish to stay in one evening. There's a tube station within 3 minutes walk, a nice public gardens opposite and a wealth of cool bakeries, coffee shops and boutique shops right around the corner. I highly recommend it (the 72 hour travel pass is a sensible purchase too) as the place to rest your head (on Egyptian cotton bedding) when visiting this ultra laid back and friendly city.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

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