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Karratha, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights. Lovely view of beach/ocean pool across the road. Good location, suited our needs. Restaurant downstairs but we did not use, wanted to venture out for breakfast and dinners. Popped out to get some Chinese for dinner (shops very close by - 10min walk) and surprised kitchenette did not have cutlery. Lucky kitchenette had teaspoons... More 

Thank deirdred71
Gloucester, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel was clean, service was nice, view was great and the restaurant was perfect. The room decor was disappointing, no pictures and very bland, no little bottles of shampoo etc and bad coffee, great for an overnight stay but wouldn't like to stay longer due lack of anything much in the room.

Thank Vicki S
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170 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought I'd spend the night in Forster and enjoy the hot weather. On the site the rooms looked nice. A standard room at $200 should have been of high quality (as my recent European trip). A large unfeeling badly decorated room with horrid commercial carpet. A most basic bathroom. A total disgrace. Clean of course. I stayed in pensiones (ex... More 

Thank Barbara A

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Dorsal is nicely situated directly across the road from the main beach and ocean pool, with good views from the higher floors. The room itself is however poorly appointed, and lacks any sort of cutlery, crockery, toaster etc. with the exception of a couple of mugs and glasses. The room was clean and tidy. This hotel is fine for... More 

Thank Ian C
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This was our second stay at the Dorsal and it was incredible as always, we stayed in room 501 the view was breathtaking, room clean, bed comfortable We are locals but love to stay here for a getaway when we need a break.

Thank disneydreamer07
Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in a deluxe beach front room for our 10th anniversary and were very happy with our room. Comfy kind size bed and a view second to none. Our second stay at the Dorsal and we will definitely be back!

Thank Michelle A
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had great view looking over the ocean pool -the beds are comfortable and roomy shower - the disappointment here is they supply a nice balcony , so we arrived with cheese biscuits fruit to enjoy a platter , the kitchenette has a kettle 3 cups and 3 spoons and a bar fridge - 2 large empty draws -so we... More 

Thank FlanandCath
Muswellbrook, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I would have given the Dorsel a 5 if there was decent hot water temp/pressure. We stayed 5 nights and every night it took an hour to put enough water in the bath to cover the spa jets which is unacceptable. I think it was intentional to turn people off using the bath. Pretty pathetic for a boutique hotel costing... More 

Thank oldbags23
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

reasonably priced hotel offering great views from the ocean facing rooms. We sat on the balcony having morning coffee watching pods of dolphins moving about the bay. could do with a comfortable sofa instead of sitting chairs, there was plenty of space in the room. we found the bed very comfortable king size. walking distance to the main shopping strip... More 

Thank Notnats6
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63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This hotel is directly opposite the main beach and ocean baths with lovely views. Reception staff very welcoming, friendly and informative. A great restaurant is housed in the same building. The room we had was spacious and although very clean and tidy, was sparse and lacking something. We also found the bathroom limited for bench top space. However, how much... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • 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: ₹ 11,251 - ₹ 16,773 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“rooms facing the sea give great views.”
 of 5 bubbles Notnats6, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms have a good view but you may battle with rusty sliding doors”
 of 5 bubbles 86garryw, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view..you may spot some whales”
 of 5 bubbles PJay2412, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ocean views from the top floor are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles fooey1960, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“higher floor facing the beach”
 of 5 bubbles 566Judy13, 28 May 2016 | Read review
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