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Dorsal Boutique Hotel

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Green Point, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

But there is nothing boutique about this hotel. Its your run of the mill 3 star hotel in a small country town. Its a 5 floor high rise so you get great views, which is very nice but that's it really. The rooms are huge which is a nice change, but the tv is tiny, not so nice. The bathroom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1st rate location and hotel. Restaurant was world class and made the stay a wonderful experience. We will be returning to this hotel again soon when it gets a little warmer It was our first time in Forster but it won't be our last.

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Thank Chris V
Canberra, Australia
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51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed midweek for 1 night on a business trip, and chose the Dorsal as my daughter had stayed there before for a family function. Queen room. The bed was very firm. Too firm for me with arthritis.(For an advance booking I normally ask for the bed to be made with a mattress topper, but this was a last minute... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This was a return visit to this hotel after a few years.The room was very small.Not much in the way of inclusions. a few T bags,coffee milk.Electric Jug.No toaster.3 cups and 3 teaspoons.no other crockery or cutlery.4 glasses(2 wine 2 standard),.Toiletries consisted of soap,shower caps and a soap dispenser in the shower.No pictures on the walls. no mags on table.just... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

A great view, a great location, but....... The room wasn't overly clean, big smears on the walls, broken lights and mould in the bathroom. The beds were split, and cheap. The sheets were low quality and doesn't breath. Being said, it's location is amazing..... purely amazing. Waking up to that view is by far worth putting up with the rest... More 

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Thank Joshua W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Looking at the photos I was expecting more - but there is nothing wrong with the room. The bathroom needs a touch up (damage from water behind the bathroom door), but a spacious room with TV, King and Single bed, two reading chairs and desk. Small kitchenette and lovely balcony overlooking the ocean pool. It's soothing hearing the waves breaking... More 

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Thank Lisa S
Brisbane, Australia
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272 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We were lucky to grab a top floor unit with ocean views and thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the balcony and watching the world go by. Yeah, it was a little expensive but a treat for the night at $200. There is under cover parking and heaps of things to see and do within walking distance. The bathroom was basic and... More 

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Victoria Point, Australia
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Booked in here last minute..paid $230/night for a corner room, definitely not real value for money. The bed was comfy, view out over the sea great, place was clean, but no extras whatsoever. A fridge, sink and cupboards were there, with very little else. No dishwashing liquid, tea towel, wine glasses...no anything. We stayed for an extra night because the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Clean and pleasant accomodation, stunning view & can walk everywhere, good parking. Really quiet and lovely having cross ventilation of sliding doors on 2 sides of room. Very basic toiletries with strange smell don't fit the style of the place at all. Staff mostly helpful.

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shoal bay
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Stayed here recently on the 5th floor. Absolutely stunning views over the beach and ocean baths, and the room was large and well equipped (but not as flash as other claims lead one to believe). Only complaints we had were that our card refused to open the front doors when we arrived home at 10pm, and the downstairs restaurant didn't... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Dorsal Boutique Hotel

Address: 1 West St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
Price Range: $152 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Dorsal Boutique Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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