Ratings based on 1,193 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
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
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromNew York, NY

Wonderful stay at Hotel Rival

Posted 18-Oct-2016
Location: Sodermalm is charming, with a few busy shopping streets nearby. For gay travelers, Side Track is a popular (and small) bar just a couple blocks away.
Room was a bit small but very comfortable. Room rate includes extensive breakfast buffet with hot food items, breads, cereals, cold cuts, and fruit/juices, as well as the option to order omelets, pancakes, or French toast. Hotel staff was very helpful. Many DVDs to borrow, but few in English. No gym on the premises, but access to a gym just 2 doors down the street.
2out of 5
by A verified traveller

Reasonable hotel

Posted 14-Oct-2016
Pros: Good restaurant. Good coffee tea options
Cons: Lighting system in the room should be improved TV is mounted at a very strange location that you can not watch comfortably.
Location: central , good location
Over all an OK stay. But if you compare the cost VS quality of stay then i would not recommend.
2out of 5
by A verified traveller fromMiami

Hotel needs upgrading

Posted 11-Oct-2016
No fault to the staff but our room felt old. There was a large gash out of the woodwork surrounding the mini fridge and the carpet looked dingy. We were only there for about 6 hours but the final blow was when we went to make the much needed coffee and found only decaf had been stocked.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Très bonnes prestations en rapport du prix

Posted 2-Oct-2016
Très bon petit dejeuner avec des produits frais et tres bon accueil Très belles chambres spacieuses avec vue sur la place
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromPhiladelphia, PA

Lovely pleasant convenient boutique hotel on a par

Posted 26-Sep-2016
Pros: Staff: friendly and helpful; delicious breakfast in a lovely room beautifully laid out; dinner on the balcony is recommended; room: airy; great shower
Location: Walk to Old City; walk to neighborhoods to find little local restaurants; walk to boats to nearby islands; nearby walking street full of locals.
First, we were grateful that the staff made our room available to us as soon as we arrived in the morning directly from our overseas flight. The room was clean, light and airy facing a delightful small park. We sat several times on our balcony watching the world go by. Great bathroom with a wonderful shower. The hotel is in walking distance to all that you want to see (the old city) or to get to public trans on the water or on land. Lots of good local restaurants. Great breakfast in the hotel. Ran into a nearby tour in English on all the sites mentioned in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books - even our street! 3 days in Stockholm in beautiful sunny crisp weather at the end of August/beginning of September was a delightful way to begin our trip. We'd like to return and get out into the archipelago.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromNJ, USA

Great Hotel & Location

Posted 19-Sep-2016
Hotel exceeded expectations on all counts. Location perfect -- relatively quiet area , though walking distance to the best of Stockholm. Room was great along with staff and breakfast. Would definitely stay here again.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Wonderful Hotel at a Great Location

Posted 19-Sep-2016
Great location, nice facilities and friendly staff. I wish it had its own gym but was given the option to work out at a gym next door, however, there was an extra charge for that.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller


Posted 19-Sep-2016
Pros: 紅茶やコーヒーやクッキーをいつでも自由に飲食できたのはとても良いシステムだと感じました。
Cons: 従業員の接客態度の改善に尽きます。朝食ビュッフェではスタッフの笑顔を一度も見ませんでした。
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromSan Francisco

A great value for a stay in Stockholm!

Posted 18-Sep-2016
What I loved: - Friendly staff, responsive to emails before our stay, helped us arrange airport pick up - Breakfast (delicious, lots of options) - Location (close to Metro and ferry, within walking distance to Gamla Stan, cute neighborhood with lots of great restaurants and coffee shops, our toddler son loved the park right in front) - Room was new and clean, I also loved all the compartments and shelves in the closets - Bathroom had a great bath tub and shower What could be improved: - Free WiFi was slow (but free)
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromPanama

Cool hotel in a perfect location

Posted 12-Sep-2016
Pros: Cool and functional room, location, great breakfast buffet, super friendly staff.
Cons: Hours of breakfast so you don't miss it. We did get a boxed breakfast one day but wish we could have done the buffet.
Location: Close walking distance to the old town, south bank patio bars and right across from a local park where there are weekend activities.
We didn't know Stockholm when we made the booking, but in hindsight it was a great choice for us. Location close to many bars and restaurants but away from the high action high noise stuff. Not a big hotel and so seemed more personal and like visiting friends. Staff were super friendly and attentive and responded to requests on a timely and professional manner. We stayed in a deluxe room and it was spacious, functional and a cool design. Breakfast buffet is not to be missed!