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Dorsal Boutique Hotel

1 West Street, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Forster
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked into this hotel went to our room, dirty tissues on the bathroom floor and rubbish on the lounge area floor. Complained to Debbie in reception who was great moved us to another room and was very apologetic. I emailed management the next day to tell them how disappointed we were with the room but, how lovely the staff were.....No... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had spent time in Forster when his parents owned an apartment so he wanted to relive the 'old days'. We chose the Dorsal for its location, overlooking the ocean and the swimming baths. Beautiful sunset which we enjoyed from the balcony. The cleaning ladies were very friendly, they should hold on to them!! I agree with other reviews... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at this hotel and were sadly disappointed with the bland and basic hotel rooms, it has definitely been built to a tight budget. Patios both front and back of the room with sea views but the water pressure is poor with limited hot water. Our room was a room with disability features with twin beds joined to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The hotel is in an amazing location. You can get a room with a view of the beach and ocean. The room is quite spacious and the balcony is most enjoyable especially for afternoon drinks while watching the sun go down. The dorsal is in good walking distance to restaurants and local fish and chips. Restaurant downstairs is great. We... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I spent 2 nights at the Dorsal with the SH3. Because it was a large group W/E away I did not get much time to relax in the hotel but the room was great, the view sensational and the price within expectation for this quality hotel. What interaction I did have with staff they were friendly and helpful. I hope... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This relatively modern hotel is based on the European principle of providing both accommodation and a restaurant on the one site. It is probably the most expensive hotel in Forster, but worth it. The on site restaurant is called the Sicilian and obviously serves Italian food. This is most delicious and expertly prepared. The a la carte breakfast is also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

An excellent hotel, the room we had was spacious, great bed and basic facilities eg. Coffee, tea, bar fridge in room. We had ocean views from our verandah and got the sea breeze. Restaurant below provided good service and food was as expected.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had a Superior room on the 4th floor (which we requested) and could not fault anything ....staff very helpful (especially as arrived late @ night and Staff rang us to make arrangements for key); nice big room with fantastic view over ocean (we were rocked to sleep with the sound of gentle waves). Breakfast downstairs was good and staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We found this hotel while browsing for somewhere to spend a few nights and we were glad we chose it. Our room on the top floor had a great view over the beach and we could see Dolphins playing right in front. The room was clean and a good size though a sliding door to the bathroom would be more... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is not a Boutique Hotel! More just broken down serviced apartments which do not rate. Don't expect any help. Never anyone at the front desk! Apart from location the place has little. Supposed to have a gym but closed due to water damage! Paid to use another kms away but hotel refused to assist. Rooms are clean but very... More 

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