I spent two nights here in the low season of the Kristiansand Dyrepark. Abra Havn is to designed as a pirate's village, and is themed to a level I haven't encountered before in Norway. We stayed in a 3-bed flat on the waterside. The bedroom has a family bunk bed, with a hammock as well. The living room has a sofa, LCD TV and table on wheels, a kitchenette with a microwave, hob, fridge and dishwasher. The bathroom has a toilet and shower.
For some strange reason, only the lower bunk is made up, and guests have to make up the top bunk themselves. Considering how high up it is, this can be tricky.
The accommodation also includes entertainment. The pirates raise and lower the flag, morning and night, also put on a small show in the evening.
The area doesn't have any playgrounds per se, but a slide in a big skull, and a ship children can climb all over. There is also an adventure trail for children.
Upon booking we were offered the option of a pirate's breakfast inside the park. It's quite pricy, so I wasn't sure if it would be worth it. It certainly is. In the summer, guests are collected on Kaptein Sabeltann's ship. In the low season, they are collected by bus by the pirates. A good buffet breakfast is served, the pirates perform and interact with the guests, and there was a freebie. A highlight was the appearance of Langemann, Kaptein Sabeltann's second-in-command, who interacted with every child at the meal.
As we travelled in late spring, we got a very good deal on our room and park tickets. It is very pricy in the summer.
- 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