Pros

  • Lively atmosphere, with a popular restaurant and cafe
  • Bold, stylish rooms with flat-screen TVs
  • Extremely well-kept and clean
  • Located in a nice residential area, overlooking a park
  • Large auditorium theater
  • Funky, hip design
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Cons

  • 15 minutes from major tourist attractions
  • No pay-per-view or on-demand (but there's a DVD library in the lobby)
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Bottom Line

Owned by former ABBA-member Benny Andersson, the boutique Hotel Rival is located in a residential neighborhood, overlooking a small park. Though popular sites and museums are a 15-minute ride away, the hotel is a destination unto itself, with a large auditorium theater and a popular restaurant and cafe frequented by locals as well as guests. The funky, modern design of the upscale rooms only adds to the hip vibe.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet

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Hotel Rival

Location

Hotel Rival is located in Sodermalm, part of Stockholm's city center

Hotel Rival is located in one of the most densely populated districts of central Stockholm, across the street from a park.

Sodermalm is an island, connected to the other islands of Stockholm by a series of bridges. An area of steep cliffs and hills, Sodermalm makes up the southern district of Stockholm's city center (Innerstaden). Formerly the agricultural heart of Stockholm, Sodermalm is just blocks from the Royal Palace on Gamla Stan, where the changing of the guard takes place.

  • 20-minute drive to Stockholm-Bromma Airport
  • 35-minute drive to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
  • 1-hour-20-minute drive to Stockholm-Skavsta Airport
  • 1-hour-25-minute drive to Vasteras Airport
  • 8-minute walk to Hallwyl Museum
  • 15-minute walk to Riddarholmen Church, one of the oldest buildings in Stockholm and the burial site of Swedish nobles
  • 15-minute drive to Kaknas Television Tower, the tallest manmade structure in Scandinavia, complete with an observation deck overlooking the city, or 35 minutes via public transportation
  • 15-minute walk to Gamla Stan
  • 5-minute drive to the National Museum of Art, or 30 minutes via public transportation
  • 9-minute drive to the Nordic Museum and Vasa Warship, or 30 minutes via public transportation
  • 12-minute drive to Skansen, or 30 minutes via public transportation
  • 15-minute drive to Rosendal Tragard botanical gardens, or 40 minutes via public transportation
  • 20-minute drive to Thiel Gallery, or 40 minutes via public transportation
  • 20-minute drive to Millesgarden, Carl Milles' villa and sculpture garden, or 40 minutes via public transportation
  • 25-minute drive to Drottningholm Palace and Theater, or 50 minutes via public transportation
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Hotel Rival

Location

Hotel Rival is located in Sodermalm, part of Stockholm's city center

Hotel Rival is located in one of the most densely populated districts of central Stockholm, across the street from a park.

Sodermalm is an island, connected to the other islands of Stockholm by a series of bridges. An area of steep cliffs and hills, Sodermalm makes up the southern district of Stockholm's city center (Innerstaden). Formerly the agricultural heart of Stockholm, Sodermalm is just blocks from the Royal Palace on Gamla Stan, where the changing of the guard takes place.

  • 20-minute drive to Stockholm-Bromma Airport
  • 35-minute drive to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
  • 1-hour-20-minute drive to Stockholm-Skavsta Airport
  • 1-hour-25-minute drive to Vasteras Airport
  • 8-minute walk to Hallwyl Museum
  • 15-minute walk to Riddarholmen Church, one of the oldest buildings in Stockholm and the burial site of Swedish nobles
  • 15-minute drive to Kaknas Television Tower, the tallest manmade structure in Scandinavia, complete with an observation deck overlooking the city, or 35 minutes via public transportation
  • 15-minute walk to Gamla Stan
  • 5-minute drive to the National Museum of Art, or 30 minutes via public transportation
  • 9-minute drive to the Nordic Museum and Vasa Warship, or 30 minutes via public transportation
  • 12-minute drive to Skansen, or 30 minutes via public transportation
  • 15-minute drive to Rosendal Tragard botanical gardens, or 40 minutes via public transportation
  • 20-minute drive to Thiel Gallery, or 40 minutes via public transportation
  • 20-minute drive to Millesgarden, Carl Milles' villa and sculpture garden, or 40 minutes via public transportation
  • 25-minute drive to Drottningholm Palace and Theater, or 50 minutes via public transportation
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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Smoking Rooms Available

  • Swim-Up Bar

  • Tennis Court

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