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9 Fore Street, Evershot DT2 0JR England
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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#1 of 2 hotels in Evershot
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4.9
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Intimate and special, and surrounded by beautiful countryside, our country-house hotel offers a cosseting experience in the heart of Dorset. With genuine warm service, innovative and delicious menus, a relaxing spa, a stunning indoor pool and fragrant landscaped gardens, this is the quintessential luxurious escape.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Tennis court
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Couples massage
Facial treatments
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Angela B wrote a review Sep 2022
dorset35 contributions51 helpful votes
Had the most relaxing stay doing the dinner, bed breakfast deal with a shoulder and back massage to start the afternoon off. Staff very attentive and efficient. We had probably one of the best evening meals we have ever had, absolutely faultless. Breakfast was also very very good. We were given a little goodie bag of bottled water and cookies to set us off on our way. It’s not cheap but we felt it was money well spent and was most certainly a treat. On checking out the receptionist asked us if it was a special occasion explained about our anniversary and she said if we had told them on booking they would have done something special for us. I actually did tell them when I booked so guess we will never know what that something special might have been. But had a most enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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glenstal1955 wrote a review Oct 2021
Portsmouth, United Kingdom26 contributions6 helpful votes
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We have just returned from a most and relaxing weekend at this lovely Country House Hotel. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel most welcome and special by ALL the staff, who without exception, were excellent. We enjoyed dinner at their sister "Acorn Inn" in the village on the first night and then in the hotel on our second night. Food and service on both occasions was spot on. We also booked a "Falcon Experience" on one afternoon in the hotel gardens which was most informative, and a great thrill to have these magnificent birds flying between us. All so well handled by Paul and Carole. The hotel lounges and our bedroom were superb and we very much look forward to our next visit. Thankyou Summer Lodge.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded Nov 13, 2021
Dear glenstal1955 Thank you so much for your very kind comments and we are thrilled you had such a fantastic visit to Evershot. Paul and Carole do a wonderful job with their amazing birds and we are delighted you had the opportunity to experience them for yourselves. It was our pleasure to have you here and we look forward to seeing you back again soon. Best wishes Alex and Jack
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Graham F wrote a review Sep 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom29 contributions31 helpful votes
We had the most relaxing couple of days in the glorious surroundings of Summer Lodge. The staff are friendly and efficient, somehow managing to be unobtrusive when they see you want privacy yet immediately attentive when necessary. The food was exceptional in its quality and presentation, and the sommelier gave us great advice on selecting appropriate wines. Five-star luxury but not in a glitzy way: Imagine a private country house where your every creature comfort is provided and you have Summer Lodge. Hugely impressive, we are already looking forward to coming again. Within easy reach of London, we are hoping this might be sooner rather than later.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Graham F Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and glowing review. We are absolutley delighted you enjoyed such a magnificent stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you again and all our good wishes, Jack and Alex
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Welshman_on_2ur wrote a review Aug 2022
North Wales1673 contributions353 helpful votes
We lead busy lives and were looking for quality accommodation which welcomed dogs, as a base to visit delightful Dorset, avoiding the August crowds, if at all possible. Thus we opted for Summer Lodge, despite the hefty price tag. We know the Red Carnation brand well, having previously stayed at 5 other hotels within their portfolio, including The Acorn Inn in Evershot. Ambience The hotel grounds are thoughtfully landscaped, but not overly manicured. They are extensive and contain many places to sit and relax in lovely surroundings. There is also a rose garden, a kitchen garden and a small pond containing koi carp. It is an excellent outdoor space for guests travelling with a dog. Umbrellas and wellies are provided for guests’ use, as required. Once you drive through the arch and up the drive, you can sense the calm and relaxing ambience. Once inside the building, the sense of a calm, relaxing atmosphere pervades. The lounge and restaurant are tasteful and elegant. Service (including front desk) This is a strong point, with 24 hour service. All staff are personable and helpful, acknowledging all guests at every contact point and finding time for conversation. Restaurant All Red Carnation hotels are dog friendly. Due to travelling with our dog on this occasion, we ate breakfast and dinner in the bar, where a ‘special’ table was laid out for us. The service by all staff members was excellent during our three dinners. We were never hurried and felt that we were valued guests. We had great conversations with staff (as well as some of the other guests). Similarly at breakfast. The quality of food at dinner was mostly very good, with desserts being the highlight. At breakfast, the hotel has an extensive menu of prepared dishes, and the ones we ordered were of very good quality. The wine list is extensive and wide-ranging, with plenty of quality wines by the glass. Bottles start at £38. The bar is a whisky drinker’s dream come true, with a choice of over 200. Bedroom We had a superior king room, which was very much in keeping with the Red Carnation standard of comfort that we have come to expect: high quality soft furnishings and bed linen; St James shower and taps; Floris toiletries, well-appointed lighting etc. There was ample cupboard space and a large bathroom. Spa The leisure/wellness area was a highlight of our stay. We enjoyed the ambience and their systems were straightforward and guest-orientated. A truly relaxing experience. To sum up, Summer lodge is at the top-end when it comes to price, with rates starting at £400 per night for a room and breakfast and £85 for a 3 course meal in the restaurant which holds 3 AA rosettes. It is also at the top-end in terms of quality and service. Throughout our 4 night stay, we only encountered a couple of minor negatives. Once again, a Red Carnation hotel has provided the quality of stay that we were looking for. Summer Lodge is definitely far from the madding crowd and we will definitely return, despite the long drive to reach Evershot, which is like stepping back in time. In this age of minimalism, it is comforting to be surrounded by quality and to know that some things never change and that there is no compromise at this Red Carnation Hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Welshman_on_2ur I so enjoyed meeting you both during your stay and thank you for the delightful conversations. I hope the Dewi enjoyed himself as much as you did? We all loved meeting him despite his being a little shy. I'm sure next time he will come out of his shell a little more. Thank you so much for your wonderful review and feedback, it is just brilliant to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you here with us and we do look forward to seeing you all again in the future. All our good wishes, Jack and Alex
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Kelvin W wrote a review Aug 2022
England, United Kingdom29 contributions26 helpful votes
Just had the most pleasant lunch one could ever wish for. The chefs prepare and present food to the highest standard . The staff were the best you could ever meet, extremely friendly, and helpful. Although it may seem a long way to go and dine, it would be a shame if you do not make the journey, the standard and quality is the best in the area. A must for food lovers. Thank you to everyone at Summer Lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Kelvin W Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and we are delighted you had such a fabulous lunch. We look forward to seeing you again soon. All our good wishes, Jack and Alex
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Franklyspeaking26 wrote a review Aug 2022
London8 contributions3 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Summer Lodge and had a wonderful tw day stay. The hotel absolutely lived up to expectations and confirmed the glowing reviews which we had checked out prior to booking.  The room was very spacious and comfortable with such a good bathroom layout. The staff deserve their reputation, they were so friendly and charming and helpful. The food was first class, compliments to the chefs. The huge indoor swimming pool and spa added to our enjoyment. In other words, nothing to fault ! And we look forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Aug 20, 2022
Dear Franklyspeaking26 It was such a pleasure to meet you both and thank you so much for your wondefrul review. I am so pleased you have discovered us and we are lookig forward to seeing you both again soon. All our good wishes, Jack and Alex
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P C wrote a review Jul 2022
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Once again we visited Summer Lodge as a family for a two night stay. The experience was, once again, exceptional. All the rooms were delightful and the meals we ate both at the Acorn Inn and in Summer Lodge itself outstanding in terms of quality and service. It is the personal service that makes this hotel stand out. We arrived to find a personal message from Jack and Alex welcoming us back as a family. As always the staff were outstanding - there are not many hotels where you are greeted by your name by every member of staff you meet during your stay. We cannot praise the staff more highly but to say they are all a credit to the Red Carnation brand and a credit to themselves. If you want first class service, exceptional food and be able to totally relax then Summer Lodge is the hotel to visit. I have no doubt we will return but until then our thanks for another incredible stay.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Jack Mackenzie, General Manager at Summer Lodge
Responded Aug 10, 2022
Dear pc725 Thank you once again for your visit to see us here at Summer Lodge. It was a pleasure to see you and a huge thank you for the wonderful feedback! We really appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you soon. All our good wishes, Jack and Alex
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Jacqueline R wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had a fabulous spa day yesterday….couldn’t fault a thing. The service and quality of the staff, the massage and the use of the spa facilities were superb. A delicious lunch was served in the hotel and we were looked after wonderfully. We’ll be back! Thank you.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 10, 2022
Dear jacquelinerN9977EZ What a brilliant review, thank you so much! We are delighted you enjoyed such a great visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jack and Alex
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SheilaBournemouth wrote a review Jul 2022
Poole, United Kingdom43 contributions15 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay over the weekend, with family. The Staff couldn't have been more obliging and helpful, and the food was excellent. The grounds are lovely and the area is quiet and quaint. The only negative is that the hotel really needs refurbishing, the rooms are tired and could do with an update. However, despite that we had a lovely relaxing time.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 10, 2022
Dear SheilaBournemouth Thank you for your visit and we are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves so much. I appreciate your feedback and would like to let you know that we do operate a programme of rolling refurbishment throughout the hotel so I am sure you will experience something new when we see you next time. We look forward to welcoming you back to Evershot soon. All our good wishes, Jack and Alex
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StephenETG wrote a review Jun 2022
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand9 contributions1 helpful vote
I love this hotel. It is like coming home. Very comfortable but not pretentious, excellent food and staff that have been there for years and who always remember you. One stand out on this trip was Dermo. He was there to help with e everything and couldn’t have been nicer. He will go a long way in his career. Proactive, engaging and with an eye for detail. We are back again end of July and looking forward to it.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jul 2, 2022
Dear StephenETG Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are all thrilled you had such a fantastic visit and that Dermo took such great care of you. We are looking forward to seeing you again in July. All our good wishes, Jack and Alex
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$357 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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summer hotel evershot, summer hotel dorchester
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United KingdomEnglandDorsetEvershot
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24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Summer Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Clay Pigeon Raceway (2.4 miles), Wardon Hill Trading Post (3.5 miles), and St. Osmund's Church (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Summer Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Summer Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Summer Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Summer Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Greyhound Inn Restaurant, The Restaurant at Acorn Inn, and Restaurant at Summer Lodge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Summer Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Summer Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.03 miles away from the center of Evershot.
Are pets allowed at Summer Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Summer Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Summer Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sherborne Abbey (8.4 miles), Mapperton House & Gardens (5.3 miles), and Sherborne Old Castle (8.6 miles).
Does Summer Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.