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Dyreparken Hotell
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Kristiansand
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I booked a rather late room at the hotel for 1 night in late July - the location is perfect for the zoo, and you save 60kr on the zoo parking fee!

We paid over 2,000 kr for the standard room - which is very expensive for the 3 star room & facilities. The room just about fits 2 adults and 2 small kids, with a small bathroom and a small TV. No space for a wardrobe, but plenty hooks on the wall.

Breakfast is the high point. Loads of variety, plenty of everything, and friendly staff to look after you. There is a 2 shift breakfast at busy times, which we were not warned about at reception - but we just sneaked it anyhow :-) The hotel is clean and well maintained, and met our expectations.

The reception desk is a little under staffed, and we were left waiting quite a while before we were served. The free WiFi didn't work on the bed using an iPhone 5 - but with Telenor WiFi I've come to expect this. The only other negative was the late night noise from other guests - but that is rather the fault of hands-off parents, rather than the hotel!

If you are going to the zoo - then its worth the premium!

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the Dyreparken, and you can watch the pirate boats go by.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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pwi001, General Manager at Dyreparken Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2014
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Hei og tusen takk for at du tok deg tid til å gi oss en tilbakemelding.
Det gleder meg at dere var fornøyde. Jeg skal bringe det videre til alle involverte.

Gleder meg også å høre at dere var fornøyde med frokosten, den bruker vi mye tid og resurser på at skal vær tilpasset våre kunder.

Når det gjelder dårlige WIFI signaler så skal jeg ta dette opp med vår leverandør og be dem utbedre dette.

Håper dette var en like konstruktiv tilbakemelding som din.

Ønsker deg og din familie en fortsatt fin sommer og hjertelig velkommen tilbake.

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

The theme of the hotel is wild life. It has many activities for kids. We were a couple and visited it with another couple with a 2 year old daughter and she enjoyed the stay the most. The breakfast buffet was really nice, huge selection or vegetables, fruit, meat and fish dishes.

Room Tip: All rooms have pictures of different animals, so if you have a favorite animal you can try to book t...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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pwi001, General Manager at Dyreparken Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014
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Hei.
Gleder meg å høre at du var fornøyd med deres opphold.
Hjertelig velkommen tilbake.

Mvh
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

I stayed here one night on business. The hotel is shaped like an ark. When I enjoyed my breakfast - I saw a great pirateship sailing on the lake outside my window. This hotel must be perfect for a family with kids(2-13) - with the zoo and the amusementpark right beside you!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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pwi001, General Manager at Dyreparken Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014
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Hei Sondre og tusen takk for at du tok deg tid til å gi oss en tilbakemelding på ditt opphold hos oss. Gleder meg å høre at du var fornøyd med ditt opphold, selv om du var her i business ærend.

Hjertelig velkommen tilbake med eller uten familie :)


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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Like the room and the feeling to see animals and joy for children to see "Sabeltan" and good Food and drinks, not the hole menu avalable. Clean rooms and like that the rooms have naming as the animals in the zoo insde

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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pwi001, General Manager at Dyreparken Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014
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Hei og tusen takk for at du tok deg tid til å gi oss en tilbakemelding.
Det gleder et hotelhjerte å se at dere var fornøyde med deres opphold.

Dere er hjertelig velkommen tilbake.


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Reviewed 27 March 2014

This is an extra ordinary venue a childs paradise and even for adults that have or have had children then you can only be impressed with this venue, anything goes as far as children are concerned, providing they do not hurt themselves or others then there are no strict rules, a real fun place and adventure park.
for the adults then it is serviced by a genuinely great hotel, well managed great staff and excellent cuisine, ticks all the boxes.

Room Tip: Excellent buffet lunch
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Nice hotell for families, close to Zoo. For conferences no, only a samll bar. Room was also nice for families with two extra beds for kids. Food was ok, but the same every day - so they dont live up to the good food Rica are known for.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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pwi001, Leder  at Dyreparken Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2014
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Hei Hersdal og tusen takk for at du tok oss tid til å gi oss en tilbakemelding.
Vi bruker alle våre tilbakemeldinger aktivt i vår jakt etter forbedringsområder.
Gleder meg at du var fornøyd med hotellet men er på ingen måte fornøyd med at du synes maten var ok. Vi har et mantra her på huset som sier « godt nok er egentlig ikke bra». Når du som konferansegjest bor hos oss over flere dager skal du på ingen måte sitte igjen med en opplevelse av å få servert den samme maten. Tar med din tilbakemelding internt så håper jeg at vi går fra « ok til meget bra» neste gang du besøker oss.

Hjertelig velkommen tilbake til Rica Dyreparken Hotel

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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Whith a snow hazard coming up now in media january, and a most needed place to have strategy conference. This hotel was an excellent place to be. Especially as it was needed to be a place on the county border between the two largest cities in southern Norway. Nice accommodations, good conference facilities for our group of 15 people an tasteful meals served with smiles:-)

Room Tip: Ask for a room towards the Leisure Park. Nice view and quite.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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pwi001, Leder  at Dyreparken Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014
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Hei Hans Otto og tusen takk for at du tok deg tid til å gi oss en tilbakemelding. En positiv tilbakemelding fra en storbruker av hotel som dem henger høyt i kurs og ser frem til å dele den med alle involverte.
Hjertelig velkommen tilbake til oss.

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Additional Information about 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: £92 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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