• 4 Star Hotel
  • Hotel, Bistro, Bars & Banquet Halls
  • Price range: $210 -$831 per night
  • Smoke-free property

Is the retro theme your thing? With its 1930 art décor and red velvet settings, Hotel Rival will make you feel like you’ve walked into a classic movie. The hotel is partly owned by Benny Andersson, one of the members of Swedish pop group Abba.

It is situated on the beautiful and peaceful square of Mariatorget on Södermalm, an up and coming island. It is also conveniently just 1km from the Royal Palace, the Gamla Stan (commonly referred to the ‘Old Town’), and the Modern Art Museum. The Mariatorget metro station is 150m away. So if you’re looking for a morning stroll, you have plenty of sights to see.


The Hotel

Hotel Rival has a capacity of 99 rooms, which fall into 5 categories. Each room is equipped with small luxuries like telephones, Smart TV, Blu Ray players, WiFi, a set of DVD movies, dozens of music CDs and a neatly crafted work station. In addition, the rooms have Egyptian cotton sheets, a mini-safe, mini-bar and ironing facilities. Even the most basic room has a romantic setting.

Here are your room options:

  1. Value
  2. Economy
  3. Deluxe Balcony
  4. Deluxe Superior
  5. Suites


For a budgeted hotel stay, Hotel Rival offers you a standard room with a quiet backyard view of the rooftops of Södermalm. In addition to its basic live-in facilities, the Economy room is ideal for your solo trip. If you’re with a partner and want a romantic getaway on a budget, the Value room or the Superior room has a queen size bed with a French balcony view. For something a little more extra and luxurious, opt for the Deluxe Balcony and Deluxe Superior. This room offers a king size bed with large windows, spacious rooms and closets. Also, you have a great view of St. Mary Square. The Suites at Hotel Rival take things on a whole new level; quite expansive, these penthouse suites include a bedroom, living room and a lounge, all fully furnished with classy furniture. On a trip with your family, book this suite for a lavish stay!

The Restaurants and Bars

Hotel Rival is quite unique from other hotels. Its retro theme, with a dark romantic setting is a great attraction for many. They follow the same theme at their eateries. So, if you’re staying at this hotel, fully expect to be positively surprised by the settings.

1. The Rival Bistro

Whether you’re looking to treat yourself with a classy burger or a unique cuisine made from local commodities, The Rival Bistro will not disappoint you. Imagine dining under Spanish designed lights, seated on red velvet sofas near silver pillar. The walls are adorned with cultural photographs of the city. So either dining with family or a party for 10, this bistro is your spot.


Find Hotel Rival Bistro’s opening hours and menu here.

2. Café Rival

For an early breakfast or lunch and dinner plans, Café Rival offers you a wide range of a menu rich with continental, local and other cuisines from around the world. The informal layout allows you to sit back and enjoy a relaxing evening with family and friends, sipping wine and enjoying delicious snacks. The Café also offers an organic menu for anyone looking to try healthy food options.

Just so you don’t miss out on the delicacies of this Café, here are the opening hours.

Meeting & Events

There are several reasons why Hotel Rival is a perfect location for you to host several business meetings, ranging from small general to large corporate events. The Rivals Salon and other of its lobbies are at your disposal. The auditorium has a capacity to easily seat 700 people. Depending on your individual needs to make your event a success, the team at Rivals is available to assist you.

What people have to say

“The location, interior design and café settings are an absolute fantasy!”

“A great place to stay, with quiet rooms that guarantee privacy and a great view from the rooms.”

“The best part is that I can take walks to various places like restaurants, malls and the Old City, because it is right around the corner.”

Hotel Rival Stockholm: The Retro Classic. Whether you’re a fan of the pop band Abba or not, if you like history and art, the ambiance of this place will not disappoint you.

Visit Hotel Rival’s website for more information.


Mariatorget 3 • Box 175 25 • SE-118 91 STOCKHOLM SWEDEN

Tel: +46 (0) 8-545 789 00 • Fax: +46 (0) 8-545 789 24 • rival@rival.se