We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great place to stay for small and grown-up kids!”
Review of Abra Port

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Abra Port
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Kristiansand
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 12, 2014

All rooms are built as pirate homes/apartements in low buildings mostly around a pool. Apartment is ok for a small family of four, maybe even five. Captain Sabretooth (Sabeltann) has combats by ship in this pool several times a day. You can also have breakfast with the pirates - recommenndable. Lots of activities for both children and adults. Very good access to Dyreparken by boat or by foot (approx 10 minutes walk from main entrance). It is expensive but worth the money. Cooking possibilities in each apartment with dishwasher.

Room Tip: if you can - by the boardwalk round the pool.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank DagIngvald
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AbraHavn, Director of Sales at Abra Port, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

Hiv o hoi!

Tusen takk for din tilbakemelding på oppholdet i Abra Havn - og veldig hyggelig å høre dere har hatt det så fint. Vi håper både små og større familier finner seg vel tilrette i våre trivelige sjørøverkåker. Her finner man alle type leiligheter fra 2-6 sengeplasser med 1-3 soverom

Du kommer alltid tilbake!

Eng: Many thanks for Your review of Abra Havn - and it is a pleasure to hear that You had such a great time. We hope that our piratecabins are suitable for both small and bigger families. We got different cabins that varies from 2-6 beds and with 1-3 separate bedrooms.

Hope to see You again in the future

Sjørøverhilsen / Best regards

Rolf T. Øygarden
Sales Manager
Abra Havn

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (555)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

36 - 42 of 555 reviews

Reviewed September 5, 2013

Haven`t you been here? you miss something.
This is a great place to stay, both for kids and adults..
This place have been built up as a pirate place. AND IT IS...
We all loved it. It can be expensive but its worth the money..

Best attraction in Norway...

Room Tip: Get a cabin by the sea..Like house number 3 or 4. They are suitable for 3-4 people..
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Tonny S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AbraHavn, Director of Sales at Abra Port, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Dear pirates of Abra Havn!

Thank You so much for the review on Tripadvisor. We are so glad that you found Our place and chose to stay with us.

We hope to see You all in the future

Pirateregards
Abra Havn

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Stayed one night for the Kaptein Sabeltann show. Two room apartment with small kitchen area. Great pirate ambiance, this is the only real theme park I Norway. Kids loved. I recommend it, although it is a bit on the pricey side for longer stays. Room is very comfortable. Food service options a bit limited.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank FredrikG2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AbraHavn, Director of Sales at Abra Port, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2013
Google Translation

Hiv o hoi!

Tusen takk for din anmeldelse av Abra Havn og vi setter stor pris på å høre at dere har hatt det bra hos oss. Vi håper å kunne se dere på andre siden av Grashavet ved en senere anledning

Eng.
Thank You so much for Your review of Abra Havn. We are delighted to hear that You had such a good time when visiting us. We hope to see you guys back in Abra Havn later, the world capital of pirates by the Sea of Gras!

Sjørøverhilsen
Anra Havn

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 15, 2013

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.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank luckyluke24
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AbraHavn, Director of Sales at Abra Port, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013
Google Translation

Hiv o hoi!

Takk for tilbakemeldingen og utrolig hyggelig å høre at dere har besøkt oss på nytt!

Vi tar med oss alle tilbakemeldinger inn mot en ny sesong. Når det gjelder Wifi dekningen i sjørøverlandsbyen, så jobber vi med saken kontinuerlig nå for å utbedre denne ytterligere, da vi ser at enkelte steder er det vanskelig å få logget seg på, selv om signalstyrken viser dekning.

Vi ønsker dere en riktig god sjørøversommer og på gjensyn!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed one night in Abra Havn combined with two days in Dyreparken.
We were 4 adults and one child and had a two bedrom apartment. We had what is, on the website, called "Treroms sjørøverkåk for 5 landkrabber" (two bedrooms for 5 people).
Small ktichen with a micro wave, table/kitchen ware, stove with two plates and a fridge. Sofa, table and two chairs and a good size bathroom. Comfortable beds and good sleeping quality. A small outdoor area with two chairs and a table if you want to relax outside in the evening.
There is a restaurant with a selection of food and drinks (also has wine and beer). You can also buy the food as take away if you wnat to eat in your apartment.
This is an exciting place for the children. In the afternoon and morning, the pirates comes on the priate ship(s) and makes a good show. Fun to watch.
The whole area are very well "made". You also get free parking, only 600m away from the park.
I've don't have anything negative to say, just two things that I miss.
1. Freezer in the refrigerator so that I could have brought with me ice packs and a cooler. Just a wish, not a necessity.
2. The beds were high and children can easily fall out. It would have been nice if the bed had a railing ("sengehest") to be sure to prevent this (of course, the top bed in the bunk bed had a railing).

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Tourist75
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AbraHavn, Director of Sales at Abra Port, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013
Google Translation

Hiv o hoi!

Tusen takk for din tilbakemelding på oppholdet i Abra Havn og det gleder våre sjørøverhjerter å høre at dere har hatt det fint hos oss!
Vi har nå installert en fryser inne bak resepsjonsområdet slik at vi kan tilby å oppbevare fryselementer her for våre gjester.

Håper vi ser dere igjen på andre siden av Grashavet!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 25, 2013

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.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Traductora
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AbraHavn, Director of Sales at Abra Port, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013
Google Translation

Hiv o hoi!

Takk for at dere har tatt dere tid til å vurdere Sjørøverhotellet Abra Havn på Tripadvisor.
Vi ønsker små og store pirater hjertelig tilbake ved en senere anledning!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 23, 2013

I was at first terrified when I saw the price for two nights at Abra Havn. It looked very nice but still...I thought... But when there I almost forgot the price cause the whole place is fantastic. You notice the quality and the enthusiasm of the staff, specially the actors playing the pirates. They are so sweet, play and sing well! The breakfast is worth it's price because of the entertainment for the kids. Every little detail at Abra Havn is pirate-theme. The apartments are very nice and clean.

Anyway, it was May and the price was lower than the high season's rates. I really can't imagine there's many others than the Norwegians who could allow the high season prices at Abra Havn and for sure even many Norwegians can't. For the price there's no maid service during your stay, you have to take out the garbage, make up the upper bunk bed, take off linens in the end of your stay and empty the dishwasher after the former guests... Considering the high season prices are like those of the best 5star hotels it's strange... But apart from that - the place really is nice and me and my boys would really like to return!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank 252Lill
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AbraHavn, Director of Sales at Abra Port, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013
Google Translation

Hiv o hoi!

Hjertelig takk for din anmeldelse av Abra Havn og det gleder oss å høre at dere har hatt det fint hos oss!

Våre priser varierer fra sesong til sesong, og med juli som vår høysesong. Selv om man kommer i skuldersesong i Abra Havn, ønsker vi at leveransen av aktiviteter og underholdning skal være av høy kvalitet - hver helg hele sesongen. Våre overnattingspriser må likevel til enhver tid være konkurransedyktige nok slik at våre gjester velger å besøke Abra Havn når man skal velge overnattingsted

Vi håper deg og dine har hatt et fabelaktig opphold hos oss, og vi ønsker dere velkommen tilbake når dere måtte ønske!


English:
Many thanks for your review of Abra Havn.
Our rates varies during the season, with a peak in july, that are our high season. If You choose to come to Abra Havn in a off-peak period, we still want to offer our guests the same quality of our entertainment and activites (every weekend in our season plus every holiday). Its still important for us that our rates at all times are competitive to other hotels, so we are sure that guest choose Abra Havn as their option for accomodation
We hope You had an amazing stay - and hope to see you in the future


Sjørøverhilsen
Abra Havn

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Kristiansand hotels
0.2 mi away
Dyreparken Hotell
Dyreparken Hotell
#6 of 19 in Kristiansand
469 reviews
6 mi away
Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda
Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda
#2 of 19 in Kristiansand
708 reviews
6.5 mi away
Clarion Hotel Ernst
Clarion Hotel Ernst
#4 of 19 in Kristiansand
700 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.5 mi away
Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel, Kristiansand
6.5 mi away
Comfort Hotel Kristiansand
Comfort Hotel Kristiansand
#3 of 19 in Kristiansand
626 reviews
0.6 mi away
Scandic Sorlandet
Scandic Sorlandet
#9 of 19 in Kristiansand
364 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Abra Port? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Abra Port

Address: Dyreparkveien, Kristiansand 4609, Norway
Location: Norway > Southern Norway > Vest-Agder > Kristiansand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Kristiansand
Price Range: $197 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 171
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ABRA HAVN. Abra Havn 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Abra Port reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing