In vibrant Södermalm, this hotel is in a 1930s Art Déco building by Mariatorget Square. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with a Blu-ray player and luxury beds. Wi-Fi access is free. An iPhone docking station, pillow menus and Egyptian cotton sheets are standard at the Hotel Rival. All rooms are decorated with a scene from a classic Swedish movie. Some include bathrobes and slippers, plus views of the tree-lined Mariatorget Square. Free tea/coffee and cookies are available 24/7. Free DVD rentals are possible at the front desk. Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town is only a 10-minute walk from the Rival Hotel. The Mariatorget Metro Station is 500 ft away. Bistro Restaurant serves Swedish cuisine and an extensive wine list. Chilled beers and cocktails are served in Rival’s elegant bar.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Rival has been welcoming guests since Feb 20, 2001

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Stockholm, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian

Private parking available


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Stockholm
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  • Kathryn
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Beautiful hotel! 24 hr coffee and really nice breakfast.
  • Yaron
    The hotel at the whole is excellent. The stuff is helpful and extremely nice
  • Ann
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Reception team extraordinarily welcoming and super helpful throughout stay.
  • Cheryl
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I loved the location. Within 30 minute walk to lots of attractions. But in a great neighborhood worth exploring. The staff very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our dinner in the restaurant. Loved our room and enjoyed e presso/ tea & cookies...
  • El-c
    + excellent breakfast + perfect location surrounded by convenience stores, Coop, restaurants, 5 mins to Mariatorget + cozy room, just right for 2 ppl
  • Tamar
    Location was great, a quiet little neighbourhood but still close to everything. Room was big enough for both of us and our suitcases, beds were the most comfortable hotel beds ever. Breakfast was ok but in a city full of bakeries, not needed....
  • Maura
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location was central and close to our friends. The location has amazing amenities including the 24/7 coffee/tea station and the breakfast. I loved the warm bathroom floor, the shower, and the robe service. The safe in the room is great too!
  • Keith
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Excellent staff and service. Great location, close to everything
  • France
    Central location, a few steps from the metro. Offering a delicious breakfast. Slept in the most comfortable hotel bed ever. Truly a home away from home! Staff is so nice, ready to help and do everything to enhance the experience.
  • Kim
    Staff were very helpful, room was nice, and breakfast was good.

Property questions and answers
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  • do u offer a discount to night club sodra teatern ?which is in the area ? as looking for accomodation for new year's .thanks.

    Hello, No we do not offer any discount for the entrance to Södra Teatern unfortunately
    Answered on 11 October 2022
  • I am planning to return to Stockholm in May 2023, I’m wondering if you have a shuttle from the airport please. Please quote price in AUDs Do your show..

    How nice! We do have showerchair on request. There is no shuttle to us from the airport, go with Taxi Stockholm fixed price 695sek. Most welcome with ..
    Answered on 7 June 2022
  • Have you taken any precautions for check-in because of the coronavirus?

    Reception area and elevators are cleaned with disinfectant frequently, most part of the checkin can be done online to shorten the onsite process.
    Answered on 12 May 2020
  • hi do you have AC in all your rooms please? I need an air condition.. coming in a week.. thanks A Evron

    Good evening. We have AC in all of our suites, Deluxe and Deluxe with balcony rooms as well as a few Superior rooms. Best regards, Sean Naughton / Front Desk
    Answered on 1 July 2021
  • Is there an extra charge for parking?

    Hello, Yes, parking at our hotel has a charge of 495 sek/night. we take care of the car at check in. Best regards Mats
    Answered on 20 February 2022
  • Hello, can you smoke on the balcony? Thank you

    Hi! So sorry for the late reply. Yes you can, smoking on the balcony is not prohibited. Best regards Jesper Sandberg
    Answered on 26 May 2021
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Bistro Rival
    • Cuisine
      Seafood • European

Amenities of Hotel Rival
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Heating
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live music/Performance
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Stand-up comedy
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Blu-ray player
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs SEK 650 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

House rules

Hotel Rival takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM


Until 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 4 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
3 years old
Crib upon request
Extra bed upon request
SEK 700 per child, per night
4+ years
Extra bed upon request
SEK 700 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted Hotel Rival accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that this is a cash-free hotel.