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“Wonderful food, service and spa!”
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Summer Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Evershot
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 June 2009

Exceptional place. Check out the spa as well, well worth it!

The food and service was amazing.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank hbuckley
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Reviewed 12 June 2009

A 3 night stay and a consistently high standard throughout. The attention of staff was exceptional, particularly in the dining room. Food quality was superb.

This is also a great spot for exploring the Dorset coastline.
We would particularly recomment Nat Trust site at Studland.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2009

We have been going to SL for about 4 years now and I can honestly say we have never had cause to complain about anything. Don't get me wrong - I love a good moan and as my husband would testify, I think this is the only hotel we have stayed at where we HAVEN"T changed rooms. Don't go to Summer Lodge if you like an action packed weekend with a lively bar, Do go to Summer Lodge for a relaxing break - what a country hotel should be. The staff are marvelous, (they all know your name) especially Eric the sommelier, and the manager Charles is warm and charming.
Over all SL is not a cheap weekend, but I promise you will leave there relaxed and happy with the world.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2009

This was my first stay at Summer Lodge, and what a weekend to remember. We took a family friend to celebrate his 60th birthday; from the time we drove up the drive to our departure the service was excellent. The hotel requested likes, dislikes and treated us to our choice of music and reading materials in our rooms. The food was amongst the best I have ever tasted and the chef deserves a Michelin star, both sommeliers helped us select some fine wines which complemented our choice of cuisine and were not to expensive. The service and welcome by all staff was great without being over the top. Every time we left our room, we came back to find it restocked, tidied, or cleaned, this was unobtrusive and the small personal touches impressed everyone. The pool and spa are an excellent added extra. I hope to visit again

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with family
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2  Thank joanelf
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Reviewed 18 January 2009

Our second stay at summer lodge was even better than our first which celebrated a wedding anniversary.
This time we were joined by family to celebrate a 60th birthday.
The hotel requested our different preferences, likes, dislikes and treated us to our choice of music and reading materials. we deliberately chose a different room as they are all unique, all were excellent.
The cuisine was amongst the best I have ever tasted and the chef deserves a Michelin star.
The service and welcome by all staff was exemplary without being intrusive.
Both sommeliers were professional and enabled us to choose appropriate wine that was delicious and not frighteningly expensive.
Every time we left our room, we came back to find it restocked, tidied, or cleaned. This was unobtrusive and the light personal touches impressed everyone.
The pool was an excellent added extra. The gardens are well tended and the location charming.
We will return again.

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Reviewed 14 January 2009

We have spent another Christmas at Summer Lodge and enjoyed every single minute of our stay. We have now spent several Christmasses here and it never fails to delight us!! When you work hard all year and look forward to time together it is so important for it to be just right - and the Summer Lodge always is!!
We stayed in room 15 which is fantastic - it has a massive bed, balcony and walk in wardrobe. It has very comfortable TV viewing - perfect for all the DVDs that are on offer!!
Every single meal was wonderful - from breakfast (lovely waffles with maple syrup for me!!), afternoon tea (all home made!!) and our evening meals. The tasting menu on Boxing Day was truly exceptional - with Eric doing a great job of choosing wines to match each course.
The pool is lovely, and we spent long afternoons lazing, swimming and reading in the lounge area.
Overall I would say this is probably the best hotel we have ever stayed in in the UK. I am extremely fussy! We have already booked for next year!!

  • Stayed: December 2008
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Reviewed 31 December 2008

This was our second visit to this gorgeous hotel, set in the picturesque village of Evershot. Not particularly large, the hotel is a real gem: the decor and furnishings are superb, the staff friendly and attentive, the food is very good (although a little expensive - as is the wine list).
Our room was sumptuous: fabric-covered walls, marble bathroom, silky cotton sheets, a hot water bottle popped in the bed for us every night - it couldn't have been more comfortable.
The lounge is elegant and a real wood fire made is very cosy at this time of year. Here you can take light snacks, drinks or just sit and admire the garden or play a game of scrabble. There's also a very cosy, although very small, bar area - again for drinks and snacks. The restaurant is very elegant and service is excellent.
The gardens are not particularly extensive, but large enough to allow privacy. During our stay it was festooned with white cyclamen and thousands of white christmas lights - beautiful.
There's also a spa with heated pool, sauna, jacuzzi, small gym and treatment areas. The treatments were very well priced for a hotel of this standard.
It's only 30 minutes to the coast and surrounded by stunning countryside: bleak yet beautiful in winter, and quintessential English countryside in summer (this is Hardy's England). There's plenty to do in the area and it's a foodie haven (Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall lives nearby) and so there are lots of gorgeous restaurants and pubs to visit too.
Highly recommended

  • Stayed: December 2008
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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: £212 - £467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Summer Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Summer Lodge Evershot, Dorset

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