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The Dorsal Boutique Hotel

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Beach nearby, white sand, beach towels
Beach nearby, white sand, beach towels
Beach nearby, white sand, beach towels

Overview of The Dorsal Boutique Hotel

The Dorsal Boutique Hotel

4.5 star property
Upmarket hotel in Forster

8.6/10 Fabulous

498 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Meeting Facilities
1 West Street, Forster, NSW, 2428
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Conference space
  • Meeting room
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Taree, NSW (TRO) - 34 min drive
  • Port Macquarie, NSW (PQQ) - 80 min drive


  • Beach Bums Cafe - 3 min walk
  • IDragon - 3 min walk
  • Beach Street Seafood - 4 min walk
  • Gold Medal Chinese Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • Lobbys Fresh Seafood - 5 min walk

About this property

The Dorsal Boutique Hotel

The Dorsal Boutique Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Forster. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers love the helpful staff and beach location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation (global expert)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 7:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site garage

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach towels


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Mobile key entry
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 50.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation (global expert).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does The Dorsal Boutique Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Dorsal Boutique Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Dorsal Boutique Hotel?
As of 10 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Dorsal Boutique Hotel on 11 Dec 2022 start from AU$224, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Dorsal Boutique Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Dorsal Boutique Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Dorsal Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Dorsal Boutique Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near The Dorsal Boutique Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Beach Bums Cafe (3-min walk), iDragon (3-min walk) and Beach Street Seafood (4-min walk).
Does The Dorsal Boutique Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around The Dorsal Boutique Hotel like?
The Dorsal Boutique Hotel is located near Forster Town Beach, only a short 13-minute walk from Leon Island and 3 minutes' walk from Beach Bums Cafe. Travellers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Carmelina, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Budget Hotel....not worthy of 4 Stars..
Hotel in a great location overlooking the beach. No room service, dirty windows, old dated rooms & overpriced @ +$220 per night off season. It is not a 4 Star property rather a budget hotel.
Gavin, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Last minute find on road trip from Sydney to Brisbane. The room was just adequate (holiday inn type)but the location is perfect. Over looking a great beach with shops and restaurants all within walking distance.
Lee, 1-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

Danielle, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great views and position. Lacked the little extras like decent milk, not thimbles of it, no ice or ice trays, would be nice to have a toaster. Felt just the bare minimum was offered.
Bret, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pamela, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice place and convenient.
Samuel, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Was a great location and views across Forster beach
Tony, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

happy with our stay
Ken, 3-night romance trip
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