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Summer Lodge

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4.0 of 5
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9 Fore Street, Evershot DT2 0JR, England
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Evershot
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Rebecca D Hamilton, VA
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Hamilton, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having experienced one of our most memorable getaways at Summer Lodge last October, our expectations were already set high when we once again entered those lovely gates off Summer Lane. The gardens greeted us with brilliant summer blossoms and Reception greeted us with warm smiles and a most courteous re-welcome. After a morning's drive from London (executed to perfection by... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to enjoy an old English country estate with the best in traditional furnishings and faultless service. Second time visit fromAustralia to this country house and service and attention to detail in the accommodation is fantastic. Worth the experience although very expensive. Make sure you visit the Acorn Inn in the village for a game of Skittles while... More 

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West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a short break here in April and couldn't fault it. The rooms are wonderful and supplied with everything one could need. The service throughout the hotel is exceptional and the staff are so friendly and make you feel very much as though you are the only person they are looking after. Am looking forward to staying again later in... More 

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff, service and food are all excellent. Our room was beautifully furnished, the bed extremely comfortable, the decor delightful and all amenities were included. Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly, courteous staff all of whom were very welcoming. The gardens surrounding the hotel are a real pleasure to behold. We used the spa and again it was... More 

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Another visit to this very special hotel, albeit very brief, unfortunately only one night. The staff are always attentive without being intrusive, the food excellent and the rooms cannot be faulted. I'm already looking forward to my next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With every visit, Red Carnation is making it nearly impossible for us to stay at a non-RCH property. We've been fortunate enough to experience the Montague, Mayfair, Chesterfield and Rubens properties in London. We were excited to discover a Red Carnation property in the beautiful English countryside in Evershot, the heart of Thomas Hardy country. As in all other RCH... More 

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Evershot1, General Manager at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sarah b, thank you so much for your very kind review of Summer Lodge. I am thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your visit and that you found us to be a good example of a Red Carnation Hotel. Max is particularly thrilled to see his name up in lights! Sincerely, Charles, General Manager. More 

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for one night only, the weather was appalling, fog, mist and rain, just what you expect in England in July, but the weather can never dampen the attraction of this hotel. Even in the rain, the gardens are beautiful, it was great to meet the gardener again, and glean a few more tips, he's always very interesting to... More 

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Evershot1, General Manager at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear finchiewimborne, thank you so much for yet another kind review of a stay at Summer Lodge. It is very rewarding to know we are your favourite hotel and I am delighted to see you enjoyed your stay as much as you did despite the bad weather. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given a gift voucher for afternoon tea and enjoyed a lovely sunny afternoon (we had already booked). Lovely village location and a beautiful country house with lots of local history - especially for Thomas Hardy fans. We were given a choice to sit outside or in by very attentative staff and chose a cosy alcove in the main... More 

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Evershot1, General Manager at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Shirley W, thank you so much for this very kind review of your afternoon tea at Summer Lodge. I am delighted to see how much you enjoyed your visit and in particular, the "meticulous attention to detail" and "lots of fresh flowers, pretty bone china, napkins and an excellent selection of teas, sandwiches, cakes and cream tea." Sincerely, Charles,... More 

Berkshire
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Summer Lodge is a hotel that we've always wanted to visit, but thought it too expensive. However thanks to a Secret Escapes deal in June, we stayed for one night on DBB and were not disappointed. The food and service were superb and our room, though on the small side, delightful. It was a gloriously sunny afternoon when we arrived,... More 

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Evershot1, General Manager at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Moley39, thank you for your kind review of Summer Lodge. "England at its Best" is quite a heading and we are delighted to see that you think us worthy of this description. Like you, we hope it is an experience you will repeat again. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager. More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perfect place for my daughter to be married. My guests from several European countries were so impessed with this beautiful classy venue and are, I am sure, spreading the word in Belgium and Spain about this special hotel. The service and food were outstanding and the staff so friendly and amiable I could not have asked for more for... More 

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Evershot1, General Manager at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr Russell, thank you for your very kind review of Summer Lodge. It was such a pleasure and joy providing the setting for your daughter's wedding and I am very happy to see how much you and your family enjoyed the day. We hope it will not be too long before we are able to welcome you, your guests... More 

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