Rival

Mariatorget 3, Stockholm, 118 91, Sweden

Owned by ABBA frontman Benny Andersson, the Rival is cool, but never to the point of being cold. Rooms here are full of delightful ideas—such as the bathroom's glass wall that lets you watch TV from the tub—and are stylish but still comfortable. Heavenly bedding, plump armchairs, and a teddy bear provide a cozy counterpoint to the modern art, oversized photographs, and funky lamps and fixtures. Explore the common spaces and you'll find a very cool bar, a lively restaurant, a bakery, and a restored movie theater.

PROS

  • playful and thoughtfully designed rooms
  • lively public areas

CONS

  • a little far from the sightseeing center of town

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 08-54578900
Website: www.rival.se

HOTEL DETAILS

96 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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