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“Fresher and friendlier than other boutique hotels, the Rival is the market leader in comfort and design. The rooms are chic, young and bright with wooden floors, lots of light, and modern artworks. The cinema, bakery and bistro on the ground floor are a winning combination. An ideal city base.”

“Fresher and friendlier than other boutique hotels, the Rival is the market leader in comfort and design. The rooms are chic, young and bright with wooden floors, lots of light, and modern artworks. The cinema, bakery and bistro on the ground floor are a winning combination. An ideal city base.”

Hotel Review

Aiming to be ‘classical rather than trendy, comfortable rather than luxurious’, the Rival succeeds stylishly and it has moved the centre of gravity south into Södermalm, an up-and-coming, slightly Bohemian area only three stops on the metro from the central station. Its 1937 building was beautifully modernised in 2002; new carpets were woven, fine furniture bought, artworks commissioned. It looks chic, young and bright. A cinema, bakery, bars and bistro are skilfully wound into the ground floors. The best rooms face the attractive square. Benny Andersson (ABBA) is behind it; this is today’s Grand for a band.
Recommended for
  • City Style
  • This former 1930s cinema is now Stockholm's trendiest design hotel with chic uber cool interiors by top Swedish designers.
 

Written by George Pownall

Recommended For

  • City Style
  • This former 1930s cinema is now Stockholm's trendiest design hotel with chic uber cool interiors by top Swedish designers.
  • Great walks
  • Wander around the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan just 10 minutes from the hotel.
  • Museums
  • View the modern art of Moderna Museet on Skeppsholmen Island.
  • Sailing
  • Take a boat trip to admire Stockholm's stunning waterfront.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Explore the trendy streets of SoFo for shopping heaven.
  • Conference facilities
  • Cinema
  • Designer
  • Free wifi
  • Townhouse
  • Restaurant
  • Boutique
  • Chic
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Parking on site at SEK 445 per day
  • Towelling robes
  • Shops
  • Bar
  • Safe
  • Conference facilities
  • In room DVD
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Cinema
  • Internet
  • Meeting Room
  • Cots available
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Business Centre
  • Free wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Disabled access
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • In room music system
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Wander around the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan just 10 minutes from the hotel.
  • Museums
  • View the modern art of Moderna Museet on Skeppsholmen Island.
  • Sailing
  • Take a boat trip to admire Stockholm's stunning waterfront.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Explore the trendy streets of SoFo for shopping heaven.

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Hotel Rival, Stockholm

"It is tastefully decorated in classic boutique-hotel style, with a modern art-deco interior. It even has an on-site bakery and restored cinema, small touches that help make it a very comfortable and relaxed place in which to stay."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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