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“Wonderful - again!”
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Summer Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Evershot
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful - again!”
Reviewed 6 May 2011

We stay at SL every year and I really cannot fault it at all. The staff are brilliant and they truly cannot do enough to make sure your stay is perfect. The restaurant is amazing as is the wine list, thanks to their sommelier Eric. The manager Charles is charming and there is always a hand written welcome note waiting for us on arrival. This is a fabulous place to get away from it all, it's not cheap but it is the ideal place to treat yourself or a loved one. You won't regret it!

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Reviewed 6 May 2011

Warm welcome at reception (didn't even have to give our name!) to begin our Golden Wedding celebration. Fabulous room with every facilities imaginable.
Dinner was excellent; service and attention first class, choices on the menu were very varied. The dishes we chose were superb, and the combination of flavours was outstanding and at times surprising. Spoilt for choice on wines and the largest collection of spirits in existence (I would venture).
Breakfast served in the conservatory looking at the showcase garden.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 May 2011

This is our latest review of the most wonderful hotel we have stayed in!!! Our latest retreat to the Summer Lodge was to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, and where else would we go other than back to where we honeymooned?! Every time we go to the Summer Lodge, we fall in love with the hotel and Dorset all over again, and it just gets better and better, from every aspect!! Upon our arrival, we were greeted by Charles (the manager) who welcomed us back to our "home from home", and from start to finish we were spoilt rotten! The staff were impeccable as ever; Florian and Maxime had kept up the fabulous standard of the restaurant. The food was sublime and the service exemplary; every meal seems to inexplicably "trump" the last.... how? I really can't tell you, you'll just have to go and try for yourself!! If there was a choice of one night at The Summer Lodge, to enjoy their hospitality, delicious food, fabulous rooms and relaxing secluded atmosphere, or one month anywhere else, there is no contest! Thank you Charles and the team (inc. Felix and Wilemena), you have a very special place in our hearts and we cant wait to see you all again......

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2011

Having spent a delightful long weekend back in February, my wife and I decided to return for a full week's R&R break. This is a very special hotel. The location is delightful, in the heart of the Dorset countryside, the ambience is excellent, the food is superb, the spa and pool are first rate - but what makes this hotel stand out from the pack is the sheer excellence of service. Remarkably, the hotel is run by a group of very young staff - but they bring a level of care and personal attention that exceeds anything I have experienced anywhere in the world. My wife has some particulalrly specific dietary requirements and she received the greatest level of care and attention to ensure that, despite the constraints on what she could eat, she would always be given delicious and intersting food. The chef, Steven Titman, made a point of coming to speak to her regulalrly to suggest what he might cook for her. Truly amazing. The staff in all areas (Remus at front of house, Naomi on reception, Maxim - the new restaurant manager) were exceptional in every regard. I couldn't name them all but the same comment applies across the board - bar, restaurant, housekeeping - all delivering 5 star service.
We will most definitely be coming back on regular basis whenever we need a really relaxing break, in a delightful environment accompanied by the best in service.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2011

The service was probably the best I have experienced. All staff knew it was my husbands birthday and would drop it subtly into the conversation.
We took our dogs are they were treated as well as us!
Good food and excellent service and knowledge of the staff.
Although not cheap fabulous value for money and I would recommend it to anyone.
Thank you for such a special weekend

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

A beautiful country house hotel in rural Dorset. The food is of the finest quality served in a beautiful hotel designed by Thomas Hardy. The dining room is perfect and you can eat in the garden when the weather is fine. The food is quite exceptional and the staff superb, they take all the time to make your visit truly special. Every time we visit we are thoroughly spoiled.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hertford
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Reviewed 15 April 2011

Once again Summer Lodge exceeded expectation on our recent spring break. This was our fourth visit and the staff, service and restaurant was better than ever. The fixed price dinner menu at £40 new for this season was a great addition and reflected the culinary skills of chef Steven Titman. The Sommelier Eric Zwiebel was on great form and introduced us to delicious wine we would not otherwise have tried. At the end of our 3 day stay our betteries were fully recharged.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Summer Lodge
Address: 9 Fore Street, Evershot DT2 0JR, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Evershot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Evershot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Summer Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Summer Lodge Evershot, Dorset

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