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4.3 out of 5

"Protected ocean pool right out front , quiet area. The rooms are large and clean. Convenient Italian restaurant on the ground floor and coffee shop a ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 30 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Forster awaits you at The Dorsal Boutique Hotel. You'll be 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from One Mile Beach and 4.9 km (3.1 mi) from Booti Booti National Park. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, balconies and LCD TVs.

Coffee/tea makers and safes are featured in all 31 rooms.

The restaurant, The Sicilian Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, luggage storage and a lift. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Forster hotel, you'll be 22.8 km (14.2 mi) from Diamond Beach.

Standard Room, Balcony (Standard suite)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$189 per night

Apartment with Seaview (2 Bedrooms)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, Balcony (Superior Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, Balcony (Deluxe Suite)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Dorsal Boutique Hotel ratings based on 279 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Dorsal Boutique Hotel

Everyone (131) Couples (127) Business (2) Family (17)
2 out of 5
The bathroom was mouldy and the shower door damaged, making it difficult to open. We needed to change rooms due to a leaking toilet. The door handle on the bathroom door was broken. The bed had a very old and saggy mattress. Overall, not what you expect in a luxury hotel.

Posted by on 26 May 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 19 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 May 2019 by FO

Thank you for rating the Dorsal highly. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would be happy to welcome you again.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 May 2019 by FO

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We would be pleased to welcome you again to the Dorsal.

2 out of 5
Nothing in room to eat or drink from. Restaurant very expensive for average food Ordered meal to take to my room o my to discover there was nothing to eat it with. Providing that feedback to staff next morning was met with indifference

Posted by on 24 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
The view, the staff and having the restaurant down the bottom was very good! 9/10

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 May 2019 by FO

We regret the delay in acknowledging your feedback, however do wish to thank you for your time in providing same. Wishing you well.

3 out of 5
No cutlery or plates to enjoy your own personal food on. No tall glasses to make drinks and none at reception. Had to get plastic ones from the Sicilian. No door on built-in. Overall the prices per room are only for the view!!

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Excellent relaxing area with beach view from restaurant/bar, nice views from balcony room and very friendly staff and good food. Bed was only downfall hard and felt like springs were digging in..

Posted by on 11 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5
This is NOT a 'boutique' hotel. It is a very average and poorly appointed 2 star motel with a view. With mould growing on the shower tiles and cursory attempts at cleaning, I would not return. The bathroom is a joke, with nothing but 2 tiny shelves with towel hooks above them, making their practicality useless.

Posted by on 1 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Check in and out was really quick. Our room was large with views over main beach. Everything we needed was within walking distance. Would definitely stay again.

Posted by on 3 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Mar. 2019 by rec

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Dordal

About the The Dorsal Boutique Hotel

Location 1 West Street, Forster, NSW 2428

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. This 4.5-star Forster hotel is smoke free.

  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Port Macquarie, NSW (PQQ) (111.6 km / 69.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Dorsal Boutique Hotel offers 31 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe. Rooms open to balconies. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room coffee/tea makers and minibars. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • LCD television
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The Sicilian Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 15.0 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 15.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dorsal Boutique Hotel Forster
  • Dorsal Boutique Hotel
  • Dorsal Boutique Forster
  • Dorsal Boutique

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.