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“Hospitality perfection.”
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Summer Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Evershot
Certificate of Excellence
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Hospitality perfection.”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

My partner and I have just spent three nights at Summer Lodge. We have stayed here previously and also had lunch here on a couple of occasions, and this place never disappoints.

The staff, without exception, are all friendly, helpful and highly professional. One's every need is anticipated!

The hotel is set in beautiful gardens within the pretty town of Evershot. The rooms, the spa pool area, the food, the service is all faultless. Summer Lodge is by far our favourite place to escape to.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

It was Charles Forte who originated the saying that the 3 most important aspects of a hotel were position, position and position, Summer Lodge achieves this measure with ease.
However, merely being in a perfect English location is not sufficient in a modern world, the real measure of a hotel is now is perhaps, detail, detail and detail, in this Summer Lodge is without equal. In a quiet and unobtrusive way all of the hotel staff & management just faultlessly attend to the smallest details of their guests needs.
Those that travel a great deal will recognise the professionalism of Summer Lodge, all guests will just allow the warmth of the service to wash over them.
It is always a good measure of any business to see how they also deal with things that don't go quite as planned, even by this measure Summer Lodge is without peer.
Summer Lodge is quite simply the best hotel in Dorset.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Crewe
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

This holiday was booked to celebrate the fact that we were both 65 years old in April, although neither birthday occurred while we were away. From the minute we arrived we fell in love with Summer Lodge. All the staff were so courteous and friendly. We had a lovely room on the top floor of the main house with windows looking over the gardens on two sides. At dinner on the first evening a birthday gift of chocolates was waiting on our table for us. We didn't want a fuss and this was just right. By the next day, the staff knew our names, and we enjoyed great service and excellent food throughout our stay. Even the torrential rain didn't spoil things too much (though we weren't able to do as much walking as we'd planned). We would certainly recommend Summer Lodge for a special occasion, and hope to go three again some time.

Room Tip: We were in room 7, which was great. Can't comment on other rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

This was our first stay at Summer Lodge and we had a perfect weekend away. A beautiful location, perfect for any celebration or just a quiet relaxing break. Try the taster menu in the restaurant, it is truly superb but give yourself plenty of time as there are lots of courses to enjoy. We left the wine choice to the professionals and we were not disappointed.
David and Sally Johnson

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

This was the first time we took our 6 month old on a trip, albeit a road one. The hotel is extremely baby friendly - the staff went out of their way to accommodate our every request - a clean cot, a mini fridge in the room - they even upgraded us to a quaint cottage. The food is exemplary - the afternoon tea as good - and the spa treatments are good as well. The hotel is in a scenic location and is great for a weekend and more. Most of all - the staff in the hotel are great - very multicultural as well as informed about the nearby travel spots as a local would be.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Although my husband and I didn't stay at Summer Lodge, we really must mention how much we enjoyed afternoon tea on our wedding anniversary on 1st June .. it was fabulous. Loved the chefs finishing touch on the cup cakes to celebrate the Queen's diamond jubilee.

Over the jubilee weekend we stayed in Marlow and had afternoon tea at Danesfield House .. How
disappointing after our Summer Lodge experience!!

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2012

We have stayed at Summer Lodge many times over many years, and consider it to be one of our favorite venues. We consider it to be excellent value for the cost.
When one arrives, one is usually greeted in the car park by a member of staff, luggage carried to reception and room and the porter offers an explanation of all things and all services available. Having stayed in all the very individual rooms at some time, it is very difficult to fault anything. The rooms vary in size as do the bathrooms, but this is a reflection of the different room prices.
The furnishings throughout the hotel are best described as sumptious. If one can find fault with the bar, lounge, dining room, table presentation, waiters, menu, wines available, food quality, wether it be breakfast, lunch, afternoon cream tea or dinner, I can only say your expectations are alien to what I would describe as normal.
We live a couple of hours drive from Evershot, imagine our surprise on one occasion, when we spied our 'next door' neighbours across the dining room, and when we told them we came quite often, John said, 'why have you never told us about it, or brought us, its the best hotel we have ever stayed in'. Praise indeed from one such !!
We will continue to find a reason to have a night or two away from the comforts of home, and it will probably be to revisit the luxury of Summer Lodge.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Summer Lodge
Address: 9 Fore Street, Evershot DT2 0JR, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Evershot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center 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:4 star — Summer Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Summer Hotel Evershot
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Summer Lodge Evershot, Dorset, England

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