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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 1 week ago
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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Belmont, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Wingham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Rainbow Beach, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Stayed for 4 nights from New Years Eve will agree the view is nice but A/C didnt work the entire stay last night they gave us a fan. $319 per night could have done better than that, had to pay deposit on a router for Internet get free Wi fi at maccas no A/C in the corridors or lifts they... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
30 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Wow what more can I say, this is hands down the worst service & hotel I've ever stayed in!! Arrived at this hotel after a road trip from GC to Sydney and stayed at numerous caravan parks on the way down and then this was my partners and I little anniversary & Chrissy present as good position & looked nice,... More 

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Address: 1 West Street, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 24
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