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“Great Hotel for a family with kids!”
Review of Dyreparken Hotell

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Dyreparken Hotell
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Kristiansand
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Pros!

1- 1 min to the Zoo.
2- 15 min to 20 min by buss to the city center.
3- very clean.
4- the rooms are modern and kids friendly.
5- big Children's playground inside the hotel!!
6- food was good and the service was good as well.
7- small bar but the atmosphere was great!!

Cons:

1- i didn't feel welcomed, when i arrived at the reception, 1 staff member was very stressed at the check in. also at a second time while i wanted to buy something...

2- the dinner is a bit expensive and i wish if there was some extra choices that you can make while having a dinner.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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pwi001, Daglig leder at Dyreparken Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Hi .
Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay at Scandic Dyreparken.
We are continuous looking for areas that we can be better and therefore we appreciate your feedback.

Wish you a varm welcome back til Scandic Dyreparken.

Yours sincerely
Pål S. Winter
GM

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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pwi001, Daglig leder at Dyreparken Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I´ve stayed at many hotels and this one is OK. Expensive, but great location if you want to be close to the zoo.
The food was bland and quite busy and hectic with only the buffet. One can drive to downtown Kristiansand for different restaurants, but that can be hard with a toddler.
We tried to order from a pizzeria, the menu was in our room, for take-out, but never reached through the long line.
So we gave in and had the buffet food.
300,-NOK per person was pricey and the children´s discount was unclear.
The food was OK, but seemed bland and as if it had been lying out for hours. Not much selection.
The staff did their best as it was quite busy.
Same with breakfast: small selection and not that tasty.
Our room, which we paid 2000,- NOK for a night, to get a view (the lake in which the pirate ships roams back and forth) was OK, but small and overpriced.
The childbed was just the couch covered with a blanket and extra pillow and blanket. Had our son been older and bigger, he could easily have fallen out.

As a plus: there is a small shop in the hotel and a large playroom by the restaurant.

The staff is nice and it was an OK hotel, not great, not bad.

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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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pwi001, Daglig leder at Dyreparken Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Hi Jim .
Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay at Scandic Dyreparken.
We are continuous looking for areas that we can be better and therefore we appreciate your feedback.

Wish you a varm welcome back til Scandic Dyreparken.

Yours sincerely
Pål S. Winter
GM

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

We stayed for two nights, with two small children. Despite booking well in advance and requesting a crib for the youngest, the room we got was so small that it couldn't fit both the crib and our luggage. There were no wardrobes to unpack in either, but a few hangers on the wall that is insufficient for a family of four.

The room was poorly maintained: the heater was half way broken off the wall, the plug for the sink was broken, toilet roll was broken, the fabric cube used as a bed side table was stained. Overall, the condition of the room was disappointing.

Other facilities were good, there is an excellent play room for the children. Most staff were friendly, though service was uneven. (Some children were offered little gifts upon check in, some were not).

This hotel will not be our first choice next time we visit dyreparken.

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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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pwi001, Daglig leder at Dyreparken Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

First I will thank you for your response it is a great help for us in finding new improvement areas.

I see that you write that the room was poorly maintained and I would be very grateful if you could send a mail to pswinter@scandichotels.com and give me information on which room number you had.

Thank you again for your time and I hope you wil considering staying with us next time as well :)


Yours sincerely


Pål S. Winter
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This was a practical child friendly hotel. The staff were patient, friendly and accommodating considering the amount of kids in hotel. The buffet at breakfast had a great variety to choose from. The hotel also had a dinner buffet that was good with variety for the family but you had to book ahead of time. There was something for the lactose/gluten free folk too. The hotel was conveniently close to the sorlandsparken mall. So you didn't have to drive into Kristiansand center. The play area for the kids at the basement and on the 4th floor was really good for the young kids and older kids respectively.
Since this was high season check-in and check-out was not the fastest but the staff were efficient. I would recommend it to anyone going to the Dyreparken.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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pwi001, Leder  at Dyreparken Hotell, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2016
Google Translation

Hei og tusen takk for at du tok deg tid til å gi oss en tilbakemelding.
Det er til stor hjelp i vår jakt etter forbedringsområder.

Det gleder meg å lese at dere var fornøyde og jeg ser frem til å dele din tilbakemelding med mine kollegaer.

Hjertelig velkommen tilbake.

Med vennlig hilsen

Pål S. Winter
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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 #7 of 19 Hotels in Kristiansand
Price Range: $155 - $259 (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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