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“Overpriced with obnoxious staff” 2 of 5 stars
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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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“Overpriced with obnoxious staff”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2008

We stayed at the Dorsal Hotel for three nights in January...

Good points:
- Spectacular views
- Modern building (built 2004-2006 I assume)

Bad Points:
- Grossly overpriced.
- No pool
- Poorly equipped gym
- Rude staff (including one woman who appeared to be the owner - she treated both staff and guests rudely and abruptly. I don't know how she stays in business)
- Overpriced restaurant - it provides pretty ordinary food at upmarket Sydney prices. When we asked about Room Service at Reception, we were told that it is provided but that they'd prefer if we came down three floors to the restaurant and picked it up ourselves.
- The granny-aged housekeeper was rude and lazy. Everything was too much effort for her.
- No business centre - internet connection in room did not work.
- Reception was closed at around 7-8pm.
- They do not offer wake-up calls or checkout before 7am.

Overall, we were amazed by the gorgeous views. But the hotel owners had skimped on everything else - poor furnishings in rooms, no training for staff, poor hotel facilities. It is such a pity as the location is awesome.

  • Liked — The views were impressive
  • Disliked — The loud-mouthed insulting woman who ran the hotel
  • Stayed January 2008
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Cleanliness
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Address: 1 West Street, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Forster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 24
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