Owned by Benny from Abba, the Rival was created by combining the best parts of the 1930s hotel that once stood here with high-tech comforts: there are flatscreen TVs, DVD players and Sony PlayStations in every room. The old cocktail bar and plush red-velvet cinema are art deco treasures. Small rooms are comfortable and stylish, while the large rooms have great views over trendy Södermalm's rooftops. Weekend rates can be excellent (they include breakfast, which weekday rates do not). The next-door Rival café is one of the best in town and the Rival bakery sells superb bread.