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Dorsal Boutique Hotel

1 West Street, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
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Dorsal Boutique Hotel
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Forster
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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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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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

What a disappointment. From the outside, The Dorsal Boutique Hotel looked nice, it had a great feel to it, but then we opened our room door and that feeling soon disappeared. The decor of the room was cheap and very basic. We were advised that you had free WiFi, but when I tried to connect I did not have any... More 

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Belmont, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife and I booked the room on arrival in Forster in February for one night. The location was perfect. The room was OK for two of us. Being a Hotel it provided the basic facilities.(In the room) Parking under the hotel was not a problem. We found the rooms clean. It's an easy walk to restaurants and shops. We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We enjoyed our one night stay at this hotel overlooking the tidal pool on Forster's main beach. The room which was on the eastern side of the hotel and had a bit of a sea view across the tidal pool from its balcony. The room was spacious and the bed was large and comfortable. The undercover parking was secure and... More 

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Sydney
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We have stayed at this hotel in previous years and really it was quite lovely. We were guaranteed a place at their excellent restaurant and the rooms have been on upper floors with corner views of the ocean and the lake on the other side. This time we thought we would splurge on an ocean view. The room was narrow... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This was a rather odd hotel. The view, the deck, the actual hotel was actually pretty nice, though without any pictures, photos, paintings.......anything on the walls, it made the rooms feel so "clean", it felt uncomfortable. Not sure what mgt has with personality, but the rooms really lack it. Again, the room we had looked out in the wonderful ocean... More 

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