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Dorsal Boutique Hotel

1 West Street, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
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Noosa Heads, Australia
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70 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another short stay but this is a great place to stay for its proximity to the sea, beach and ocean pool just literally across the road! The rooms are very clean but basic. The beds are very comfortable and there is aircon and a sink and fridge in the room but you cannot cook here! There is a licensed restaurant... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in an outstanding location BUT really has fittings of a 3 star hotel. It really is a shame as it could be a fantastic place. The staff are great, restaurant is great, beach is great BUT all is let down by high prices and 3 start fittings.

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Thank Work T
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got back from a 2 night getaway for our Anniversary and have to say what an amazing romantic stay we had. Staff were incredible especially Victoria who was very helpful and professional. View from our 5th floor balcony was breathtaking waking up every morning to watch the sunrise and sunset was very enjoyable. Rooms very clean and whilst there... More 

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Gulgong, Australia
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have waited a long time to stay here at the Dorsal ! From the outside it is looking a little tired , poor gardens and needs an update, Not good value for money at $230 per night at all ! Look this building offers a great location awesome ocean views and is right opposite the baths and beach !... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is great, beautiful ocean views. The room is spacious and beds comfy. But for the cost of the room, I was expecting a lot more. Its not a boutique hotel. Victoria was very helpfull and friendly when we arrived, but the opposite with Dan in the morning when leaving.

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Pipers Flat
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right opposite the ocean swimming pool. Huge rooms and great food and everything was just perfect. Can walk to the shops. Lovely boutiques. Forster Tuncurry is a lovely location - no hustle n bustle and everyone was friendly.

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Thank Cill2013
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The selling point of this hotel is the location, it is directly across from the beach and a short walk to the main street shops and restaurants. There is also a lovely restaurant downstairs called the Sicilian. It is however very expensive for what is a decent clean room with only the basics. As others have said, there's nothing "boutique"... More 

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Thank Tash W
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 3 deluxe rooms. 2 rooms on level 1 and 1 room on level 2. All lovely and spacious. The view and the sound of the waves hitting the beach are amazing. Just a really lovely location - close to shops & the beach is a cross the street. One thing we didn't like people smoking on their balcony... More 

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Brisbane Australia
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66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

As many have said, it is in a great location for the beach. The room is clean and spacious. We were only here for one night so it was more than adequate for us. The restaurant downstairs was excellent and while they are not linked to the hotel they did do a plate of plain pasta and allowed me to... More 

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Thank TillyTravellers
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We spent 7 nights here from Boxing Day and cannot fault the room or the service. Frankly, any negative reviews here just don't add up. The rooms are spacious and spotless and the friendly service from staff was a delight. The location is fantastic and the restaurant downstairs is amazing. This is a hotel, not an apartment complex, so complaints... More 

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