Fancy a movie? The Rival is a boutique hotel with its own cinema. The hotel is shaped by the vision of its owner â€” former member of Abba, Benny Andersson â€” who wanted to recapture the glamour of the hotel from when it originally opened as the Aston Hotel in the 1930s. Located in Sodermalm, the heart of Stockholm, this boutique hotel overlooks Mariatorget, the cityâ€™s most beautiful square, and is perfect for sightseeing and shopping.
In the mood for classic Swedish dishes or fancy a selection of fine wines? The Bistro is the perfect place for guests to gather and enjoy one anotherâ€™s company while tasting local specialties. Wood floors and bright yellow walls set this place off as the boutique hotelâ€™s place-to-be for a social atmosphere. If cocktails are all youâ€™re looking for, the Art Deco Cocktail Bar is a great choice. Classic cocktails are available or get a little creative and mix-and-match your own creation. To unwind the CafÃ© Rival is available for coffee and pastries â€” from the Rival Bakery next doorâ€”as well as beer and wine in a more casual atmosphere.
The 99 rooms of this boutique hotel are a happy blend of functionality and elegance of design. Creating no difference between business and leisure travellers, the hotel maintains the concept that all types of travellers want the same, which is function and beauty with surprises in-between. Following that there are no business rooms available, a business centre equally does not exist at this boutique hotel. However, you will not need to leave your room in order to find the up-to-date technology and conveniences needed to conduct any and all business. Also, you will not need to leave you room to relax in the boutique hotel. Instead, lay back, close the black-out curtains and indulge in the high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, a hot bath and enjoy a CD or sound of the birds from outside.
The Rival Hotel is conveniently located on Sodermalm, just across the bridge from the historic Old City of Stockholm called Gamla Stan. The delightful cobbled streets lined with tall merchants’ houses lead to the Cathedral, the Royal Palace and other historic attractions. The theatre is just a short distance away. The excellent shopping is within walking distance from the hotel and there are plenty of cafés and restaurants close by.
The luxury Hotel Rival in Stockholm not only welcomes famous guests, it is actually owned by one! Benny Andersson of ‘Abba’ fame has diversified into this top luxury hotel and even created a catchy theme tune for the staff entitled ‘Second Best to None’. To that end, the service and personal attention is excellent.
This boutique hotel aims to please, from its pillow selection to its breakfast around the clock service; a refreshing change from other clock-watching luxury hotels. The Hotel Rival promises to please both business travellers with high expectations and leisure travellers looking for that little extra something. It certainly will not disappoint.
Bold colours and textures are key themes in the décor, from the multi-patterned carpet to the oversized wall art. The deluxe rooms are worth the upgrade to enjoy the balcony area overlooking Maria Square. Egyptian cotton sheets, down duvets, WiFi internet and DVD players all add to the spacious comfort of these funky and original guest rooms. Watch the plasma TV as you soak in the bath, through the window into the bedroom from the deluxe bathroom, or close the blinds for a little “me” time.
Start the day with a lavish breakfast buffet, including hand-cooked items prepared to order. Although small, this luxury hotel has a large selection of dining options, from the Bistro to the lounge and bar. The red velvet banquettes add warmth to the silver columned Bistro, decorated with photographic portraits of locals. Café Revival offers healthy lunches, coffee and delicious pastries and in the evening it offers a Tapas menu. The Art Deco inspired cocktail bar becomes an informal gathering place for both guests and locals.
For those who are looking for a luxury hotel in Stockholm which is ‘Second best to none\', the Rival Hotel is it!
Business: Business centre,Meeting rooms.