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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 February 23, 2015
keith r Belmont, Australia
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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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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night , which I can say was enough ! The only good thing about this hotel was the view which was fantastic overlooking the beach . On booking I was told check out was 10.30am then at 10 20 am we get a call from reception to advise house keeping were outside the room waiting to clean... More 

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Bellingen, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great hotel in a really nice location oppposite the sea pool and beach. Room was big and clean with a great little verandah to enjoy the water view (room 505). Nice restaurant downstairs and secure underground parking . Bathroom was clean and roomy with good shower pressure.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Having just returned from Italy, my wife and I came to Forster for a wedding. The Dorsal was described in all its advertising as a "boutique" hotel. While that word conjured up certain expectations in my mind the reality leads me to conclude that it means nothing more than "relatively small". Front desk staff do not seem to have had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This hotel is situated at the main beach of Forster, balconies let you experience the coastal atmosphere, and with privacy. The follow up after our stay was nothing short of exemplary. Well appointed rooms and comfortable. Great holiday or romantic getaway location. Restaurant on site was fantastic.

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