After having had a great stay last year, we returned this year. Again, the stay was very enjoyable, and generally the whole village holds a high standard with great entertainment value, even after having seen it all last year. I highly recommend the "Sjørøverfrokost"/pirate breakfast for great fun, lots of pirate stash to take home, trips with the pirate ships and entertainment by and up close contact with the pirate characters. I initially thought the price was high, but in retrospect I think that was money well spent.
Do be prepared to do some shopping for breakfast in your flat, because the mini-market is now even smaller than it used to be and wasn't very attractive to us. They didn't even have fresh bread, although they might have just been sold out. The restaurant in the reception building also has limited offers both for breakfast and at night. You need a car to get around to do your shopping, but it is not far to drive to the nearby "Sørlandssenteret", which has bakeries, "Vinmonopol" for wine, the well stocked supermarket Ultra and lots of other supermarkets, some of which have really long opening hours (early morning/late at night).
I do wish the wireless internet connection would be of better quality. It was next to useless, and I really would have needed it considering I was working after the kids were in bed. For visitors from abroad who have to pay roaming charges, this can be more than a minor nuisance and is really something to expect considering the price level and otherwise high standard.
As for the online booking process, I wish one would be able to easily see where the flat is located and on what floor when booking online, especially if one considers to opt for one of the known characters' houses. I did find the map online after I had booked, but one has to look around for it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ABRA HAVN Abra Havn (eng. Abra Port) , is a pirate hotel resort based on the universe of Kaptein Sabeltann (eng. Captain Sabertooth)Stay, live and act like a real pirate in this uniqe city of 171 piratecabins nearby Dyreparken in Kristiansand. ... more less
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