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“Good Hotel.”
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Dyreparken Hotell
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Kristiansand
Falkenberg, Sweden
1 review
“Good Hotel.”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

I am a Rica member, and when I Arrived the Upgraded me for free to a better Room, for free,
The Beds in the superior Rooms are super good.

I was here during Low season, so I can not say how this hotel runs during High season at Summer time.

And I also went for this Hotel because they have a big Parking area, many hotels in the City don't have Parking place.

Room Tip: Superior room is good value.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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pwi001, Leder  at Dyreparken Hotell, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
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Hei Falkenberg og takk for din tilbakemelding.
Det gleder meg at du som Rica medlem for de medlemsfordeler som gode kunder i Rica har krav på . Gode senger og god parkering er verdifullt for storbruker av hotel og vi er veldige heldige som har begge deler.

Hjertelig velkommen tilbake, også i høysesongen :)

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Kristiansand, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

A very nice hotel for conferences and get aways and family trips. Nice reception area and welcome. The rooms are spacious an very well equiped. Nice beds and bathrooms. The room was very clean and delicious. Nice food in the restaurant. The breakfast aming the best I ever had in a hotell - fantastic!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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pwi001, Daglig leder at Dyreparken Hotell, responded to this review, 8 November 2013
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Hei Morten og tusen takk for at du tok deg tid til å gi oss en tilbakemelding.
Gleder meg å høre at du var fornøyd og ikke minst at du var fornøyd med vår frokost.
Hjertelig velkommen tilbake.

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Tonsberg, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Stayed one night with the family, and the room was OK for 2 adults and 2 kids. The place is very family friendly and the kids had a good time. The only negative was that breakfast (during the week end) was served from 8 o’clock and since the kids was joining an activity in the zoo that started at 7:30 they did not get any breakfast, and the receptionist could not help out with getting a sandwich or packed lunch. We solved this by buying some breakfast at the local shopping center. Apart from that we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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pwi001, Daglig leder at Dyreparken Hotell, responded to this review, 8 November 2013
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Hei og takk for at du tok deg tid til å gi oss en tilbakemelding. Vi bruker aller våre tilbakemeldinger aktivt i jakt etter forbedringsområder.
Våre frokosttider er mandag til fredag 0630 – 1000 og lørdag til søndag 0730 – 1030. Er litt usikker på hva du mener her men slik jeg forstår det så har vi hatt en åpningstid som skulle være tilpasset deres behov.

Hjertelig velkommen tilbake til Rica Dyreparken Hotel

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

This hotel is right next to the zoo and is decorated really cute with the Noah's Ark theme. If you don't have children and are looking for a romantic retreat, then you should probably find another hotel. If you have children, however, this place is like paradise.

The children's playroom is AMAZING with bounce houses, children's movies, video games, balloon artists, and face painters. I have never seen a hotel with such an amazing playroom for children -- and we have stayed at many places. I tried to tip the balloon artists after they made several balloon animals for my daughter, but they said "no, thank you" -- it's free. My daughter almost didn't want to leave the play area to go to the zoo (which, by the way, is also fabulous -- and is unlike any zoos I've been to previously). Many parents were sitting outside the play area enjoying beverages, that they purchased, at the comfortable seating area outside the play area.

The rooms were comfortable and had an animal theme. My daughter also loved that the room had a bunkbed (and I was happy it had a good safety barrier so she wouldn't roll off the bed).

For dinner, we ate at the "a la carte" section of the restaurant as it made it easier to have the chef make something for a member of our party with food allergies. This chef went "above and beyond" to let the other chefs know our needs. One of these chefs actually told us about each item on the breakfast buffet, the next morning, to let us know what that person could eat (and which food items contained the allergens - in our case, it's gluten and dairy that we have to avoid for this person). Note: We brought a translated allergy card for our trip which made explanations a lot easier for us, as we don't speak Norwegian (beyond some very simple words).

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Oslo, Norway
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

The hotel itself was nice, especially the decor, but the service at the front desk was absolutely horrible. Immediately upon arrival the woman at the front desk had a bad attitude towards customers. I have never been treated at hotel the way we were when checking in. I would even go as far as to say that she did not like children at all, which is strange considering that this is a family hotel next to the zoo.

We will never return to this hotel because of the way this woman treated us. Simply having one bad day can't explain her attitude.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

This hotel is located at the entrance of the animal park and is a perfect choice for people traveling with children. The rooms and bathrooms are tiny but very clean and many of them have balconies with lake and park views.

Friendly staff and a nice restaurant. The included breakfast buffet was also good.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Sandnes, Norge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013

The "Dyreparken" hotel's foremost advantage is the proximity to Dyreparken. We got a room with a window towards the lobby area and it was HOT. We had to escalate to a senior employee to get it changed. The buffet is EXPENSIVE - and for a reason: there's no real competition. The second day, we decided to get pizza in the park just before closing day - worked much better. The hotel is "randomly" good - you could get lucky. The playroom is great, my son liked it almost as much as the park..

Room Tip: Ask for a room towards the Sabeltann village. It would weigh up for other inconvenience. And rooms a...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Dyreparken Hotell
Address: Dyreparkveien 2, Kristiansand 4609, Norway (Formerly Rica Dyreparken Hotel)
Region: Norway > Southern Norway > Vest-Agder > Kristiansand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Kristiansand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Dyreparken Hotell 3*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Have a good time at Dyreparken Hotell, located at the waterfront and just 15 min by car to the airport. A hotel fun for kids and great for conferences. Enjoy your meals in the safety of our a la carte Safari restaurant while listening to the chimps and the howling wolves. Dyreparken Hotell is perfect for meetings and conferences with our 15 flexible meeting rooms with a capacity for up to 250 participants. If you enjoy an active lifestyle, there is a well-equipped gym. We offer free outdoor parking and as a guest you have access to free WiFi in all our rooms and public areas. ... more   less 
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