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Dorsal Boutique Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view and comfortable room. Amenities in the room were very minimal - no plates, cutlery, or toaster as one would expect from even the most basic hotel room. General maintenance lacked attention to detail - balcony light and one bedside light not functional, screen door to balcony was corroded and warped so difficult to slide and not able to...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed 28 February 2017 overnight on level 5 facing the beach. Great location and awesome view. I thought the decor was a little dated and drab but acceptable. It was terrific having secure parking in the basement. It is advertised as no smoking in the rooms however smoking is permitted on the balcony. This was a...

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Thank Janice M
Parua Bay
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we had two rooms with a couple in each, sea view was from the side with a very small balcony, we were on the top floor and the roof rattled all night in the wind. Bathrooms were very small with a tiny hand basin and nowhere to put anything, our glass shelf was hanging off the wall so we dare...

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Thank Gemknits J
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Just had 3 great nights at the Dorsal. Great place... The staff were amazing. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating to us. The restaurant The Sicilian had amazing food and even better service. Had a top floor room overlooking the beach WOW Will definitely be back. Nickie

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Thank ns1712
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed overnight at the Dorsal on a trip away on the bike. It has a lovely location over looking the beach and an apparently good restaurant on the ground floor - The Sicilian. Regrettably we hadn't booked but everyone else had so we couldn't get in. We did however have a very respectable breakfast there. The hotel is fine...

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Thank Dellick
Yungaburra, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I stay here on a regular basis and always ask for a deluxe room with ocean views. I have never had a bad experience. great restaurant below and the hotel is located centrally, so the car stays in the underground carpark.

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Thank Yungaburrayabbie
Maitland, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Decided to escape the inland heat for the weekend and headed to Forster, staying at the Dorsal Hotel. Arrival and check in were a breeze and undercover parking was included in the rate. The hotel rooms are well laid out, clean and comfortable. Views were spot on with our room directly overlooking the main beach and ocean beach pool. Restaurant...

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Thank S4457LVmarkl
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The poor old Dorsal, is in dire need of an upgrade. It is, however, in a fabulous location and the view is stunning. And that is the only nice thing I have to say. The rooms are very tired. Curtains are missing hooks, mattresses are too old, rooms are in need of new furniture and a good paint. The TV...

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1Thank enzechelle
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Apart from the location, this hotel has nothing going for it. Staff mediocre, room bland, carpet badly stained and unpleasant drain smell in bathroom. Restaurant in the building is run as a completely separate business so no room chargeback - then they don't take Amex! Advertised free wifi - which was true if a wifi connection that has 1 bar...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

My husband surprised me for our one year wedding anniversary to come and stay at the dorsal as we have been wanting to stay here for quite some time. He requested that we have the best room in the hotel view wise which is what we definitely got. We stayed in room 502 which has a beautiful view of Forster...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Dorsal Boutique Hotel

Address: 1 West St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
Price Range: €136 - €224 (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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“I usually take a higher room to avoid any vehicle noise from the beachfront road. The noise of the waves cover most man-made noise.”
Yungaburrayabbie, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms facing the sea give great views.”
Notnats6, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms have a good view but you may battle with rusty sliding doors”
86garryw, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view..you may spot some whales”
PJay2412, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ocean views from the top floor are lovely”
fooey1960, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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