We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 10 Forster hotels

Dorsal Boutique Hotel

Save Saved
You added Dorsal Boutique Hotel to your Saves list
1 West Street, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (66)
  • Photos (10)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (13)
  • Location
  • More
Dorsal Boutique Hotel
Ranked #6 of 10 hotels in Forster
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Forster
Check In Check Out
true
Write a Review

66 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    8
    21
    15
    9
    13
See reviews for
5
36
4
11
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (13)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a business appointment the next day so had to stay in Forster as it was the only location with multiple hotel choices that was close to where we had to go. All other hotels in this area had a 2 night minimum stay, so we booked at the Dorsal as this was the only hotel (other than caravan... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Macquarie, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked this hotel as a treat for my daughter who was travelling down the coast. Gave all credit card details etc, was very clear in instruction,to ensure all was charged back to me- but she then had to pay on checkout- Disappointing!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Te Puia Springs
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

The dorsal had amazing views out to the ocean and coast. The Staff were only just happy to be there although it was the middle of winter. The food in the restaurant was very good but the atmosphere was lacking. As I said it was the middle of winter

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nice place. Quite a spacious room, very clean but is probably getting near the time of its life where, to retain the "boutique" description, and to help the boutique prices not sting so much, it needs some updating. But that view. Seriously makes up for any other failings - just spectacular. Considering that area is quite busy (right near the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
30 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed in a Superior room (403). It had a king size bed and a single bed. There was a sitting area with two comfortable armchairs and a coffee table. The view from the room and balcony was spectacular - nothing between us and the ocean. We could hear the sound of the waves which was very peaceful. The room... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Friendly staff, not quite boutique hotel though. Room was spacious but ordinary. Spa was just a normal bath tub with jets. View was awesome. Restaurant had great service but limited menu and a little pricey. Overall an ok visit. No room service.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kempsey, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We chose the Dorsal Boutique Hotel for a romantic getaway with my partner. The room was clean, views to die for and spa bath even though small was a bonus. Our weekend weather was terrible but the views and location of the hotel made visiting town for window shopping so easy. The staff were fantastic and friendly, the restaurant offered... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We stayed 2 evenings in late November and paid $200 per night. While the view is spectacular, the hotel is definitely not a boutique hotel. The room was spacious but lacked character (very minimalist). The bathroom was extremely small and there was not enough storage or surface area for your normal bathroom products.The staff were quite off hand, very unprofessional... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The hotel itself was fine. Large rooms, friendly staff, good restaurant. It's on the beach and goose to the town so very central. But 2 key issues I found: 1) I was advised that the town was too rough to go out by myself after dusk so that therefore confined me 2) the free internet is via dial up and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for just 1 night over the busy Christmas holiday period. At $300 per night it is expensive but everywhere if Forster is priced high at this time of year. Our room was large and clean and the view from the balcony is easy to take in with a beverage of choice looking over main beach. While the room,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Dorsal Boutique Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Dorsal Boutique Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dorsal Boutique Hotel

Address: 1 West Street, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

10 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (9)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Forster with
any amenities

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant
Number of rooms
24

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dorsal Boutique Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer