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IMD 1986 midsummer micro-reunion in beautiful Stockholm (Steve, Milano, Lena, Gisela with Bengt and Jeni), cruising in the archipeligo, swedish style, distinctive food and plenty of Aquavit, stories and laughter.
... of like karaoke, but your song was saved online, so using your booking code, you could hear your song .... (we were ****) ..... we also went into another room, where your face was photographed 3D ... and then on the computer screen you were dressed in abba clothes, and you danced, and photos were taken ..... i also got to sit in the helicopter that is on the album cover of their 'arrival' album .... it was all sooooo much fun and we were not bored one bit as we went through ...
... d a city tour with a local guide who quite frankly was not my fave! Making the best of it we enjoyed touring the city hall building. Built in the 20 s it still had that old world style. The Nobel Peace prize awards gala is held her in the blue room which is huge! We saw the meeting hall that had the most interesting ceiling. It was built to echo the Viking times and could either be a upside ...
... the most amount of sun. In this particular day this year, the sun rose at 3am and went down at 11pm so it was fair to say it was a long day for them to celebrate. Most Swedes watch the sunrise, put on headbands of flowers and leaves, drink wine and other girly drinks and then dance around small trees which have been laced with more flowers and leaves. It all sounds a little bit odd and to be honest it is. This action lasts until the sun goes down and ...
... yes we could and it would be returned tomorrow night … yay. Even though I sent a bag away yesterday, suddenly Doug had a lot of clothes to be laundered … what? Did they breed overnight ?
We changed into our glad rags and headed to dinner around 6.30-ish. We were about to be seated when the head waiter stole us away from our waitress and moved us to the other side of the dining room. Imagine our surprise to be seated ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Rival Stockholm
We stayed at this hotel in early January and loved it. Wonderful , friendly staff and a very good position on a lovely old square . The rooms with their large plasma tvs , wood panelling and velvet curtains were contemporary and comfortable. The amazing designs on the hall carpets worked well and added so much to the wonderful atmosphere . There is free acess to a computer for Emails and the internet . Breakfast was a hearty affair served in a very nice wood panelled bistro which also serves well priced meals. The cocktail bar one level down was popular and again had a great atmosphere. The Cafe Rival served excellent light meals but was a bit too popular with cinema goers from the basement cinema. Unfortunately Cafe Rival was always a bit too cold as the door had no inside curtain which allowed a draft of cold air to fill the room every time someone came in from the street.
I'm writing this from the comfort of my superior room at Hotel Rival. As other reviewers have noted, the staff is quick and friendly to accomodate requests. The room is very peaceful, and "just right": Wood panelling, flat screen TV, comfortable bedding, heated stone floor in the bathroom.
I stayed in the hotel based in the Reviews and found it to fantastic, the rooms (we had a deluxe for £149) . Brekfast is about £10 which is lovely, try the Strawberyy smoothy; delicious.
In short stay here you wont be disapointed, i wasnt and ive stayed in a lot of so called Quality hotel.
Try the SUD Restaurant round the corner, that has lovely meals.
Stayed at the Hotel Rival from October 19th-21st, 2004. This ultra modern, boutique hotel is owned by Benny Anderson of ABBA. My arrival was warmly greeted by the young, hip, very friendly staff - all dressed in their uniformed black t-shirts. The hotel is in a charming area known as "Sodermalm" and is only a short 10 minute walk to the Gamla Stan (Old Town) and the main central part of Stockholm. My room was impeccably clean, with hardwood floors, a 34 inch flat screen plasma TV and a fantastic bathroom with a separate, glass enclosed shower, heated floor, and a speaker where the audio from the TV can play. By European standards, the room was quite large, without the typical "claustrophobic" feelings of similar European hotels. There was even a life size picture of ABBA above my bed! One trick I learned quickly was that to make the lights work in the room you must insert your room key in a a special slot by the door entrance inside your room. The hotel offers wireless internet access in all its rooms (for a fee), however, they do have complimentary high speed access at their computer downstairs in the lobby (with attached printer). The staff couldn't have been more charming and accommodating. To me, there is absolutely no other place to stay in Stockholm except the wonderful, warm, comfortable and outstanding......Hotel Rival! Book a room here with complete confidence. Top of the line.
Sweden's W answer!
As a frequent business traveler I have to say this is one of the best and most technology advanced hotels I ever stayed at in Europe.
W Europe I'd say, flat screen TV, high speed internet in the room, comfy beds (reminded me of the Westin heavenly bed), it's more like having your own studio apartment away from home!
Well done, I'll be back!
A Highlight of my Trip
A excellent hotel in all respects. I thoroughly enjoyed this place. It was not at all like the typical "cookie-cutter" chain hotels that all seem so alike.
The Rival was in a word "Cool". The room was unique, open, relaxing, and welcoming. The plasma TV was visible from the Bathtub, since one wall in the bathroom was glass with a privacy shade. The bed had Egyptian Cotton Sheets. There was a cinema downstairs, and an "Honesty bar" upstairs on the 7th floor, which is a fully stocked open bar in a living room environment. You have a few drinks, relax and keep track on a tally sheet that you turn in when you leave.
You won't forget this place.
We came to the Rival as part of a package holiday for 3 nights. The hotel is in a good location and the staff are very helpfull and friendly - and of course, as with everyone in Sweden, their English is perfect.
I stayed here for 3 nights recently and had a "superior" room. Room was slightly small, but finished in funky Scandinavian style. Bathroom had a shower with great water pressure and heated floor, though there was no bath.
Location is quiet on a garden square, just out of Old town in Sodermalm, and within a couple of hundred metres of a Metro station. There is a supermarket and a number of restaurants nearby.
Breakfast was excellent and the cafe attached to the hotel seemed to attract a number of locals - a good sign!
All in all a very pleasant stay at a hip hotel.... I would certainly stay here again next time I visit Stockholm.
A fun, modern hotel in a unique location in Sweden. Short walk to the Old City. The staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant balcony that overlooks the neighborhood square is a great place to have a cocktail an unwind after a day of sightseeing.
I would highly recommend.
Excellent for the price
I have stayed at this hotel 3 times, the rooms are simple and clean and well maintained, and the buffet breakfast is excellent. It is situated in a quite square, a few hundred yards from the underground station, and within walking distance of the old town, and Stockholm centre. It also has underground parking