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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 feet away.

Bistro Restaurant serves Swedish cuisine and an extensive wine list. Chilled beers and cocktails are served in Rival’s elegant bar.

This is our guests' favorite part of Stockholm, according to independent reviews.

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

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Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Stockholm, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.5

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

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

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Private parking at the hotel


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Max adults: 2
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  • 1 queen bed
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  • 1 queen bed
  • 2 twin beds
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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English

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About Hotel Rival

Welcoming guests since Feb 20, 2001

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  • 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.

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    Answered on May 12, 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

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    Answered on July 1, 2021
  • 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

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    Answered on May 26, 2021
  • Hello, we are planning to visit Stockholm for NYE and we are wondering if you host a festive dinner and entertainment?

    Hello How nice. We have a packagedeal, room and dinner on our website There are still tables for the early seating and some for the later one. Please have a look and contact us directly if you like to book /Maricka

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    Answered on October 28, 2021
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Mariatorget
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  • Monteliusvägen
    0.2 miles
  • The Brewery Conference Centre
    0.3 miles
  • Medborgarplatsen
    0.4 miles
  • Katarina Elevator
    0.4 miles
  • Södra Theater
    0.4 miles
  • Riddarholmen Church
    0.4 miles
  • Göta Lejon Theatre
    0.5 miles
  • House of Nobility
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Bistro SüD
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Sjögräs
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Stockholm Cathedral
    0.6 miles
  • The Royal Palace
    0.7 miles
  • Museum of Medieval Stockholm
    0.7 miles
  • Stockholm City Hall
    0.7 miles
  • Fotografiska Swedish Museum of Photography
    0.8 miles
  • Royal Swedish Opera
    0.8 miles
  • Sergels Torg Square
    1 miles
  • Gröna Lund Amusement Park
    1.2 miles
  • ABBA The Museum
    1.3 miles
  • Långholmen
    1.3 miles
Public transit
  • Subway Stockholm South Station
    0.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Bromma Stockholm Airport
    4.9 miles
  • Stockholm Arlanda Airport
    23.4 miles
  • Stockholm Västerås Airport
    54.2 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Bistro Rival

    Food: Seafood, European

Amenities of Hotel Rival
  • Live music/Performance Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Stand-up comedy
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs SEK 495 per day.
  • Parking garage
  • Secure parking
  • 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
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
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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 are considered 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 by request
3 years old
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
SEK 500 per child, per night
4+ years
Extra bed by request
SEK 500 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

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 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.