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Summer Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Evershot
Certificate of Excellence
Great Dunmow
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Just spent another couple of marvellous days in Summer Lodge. The rooms were lovely, the food excellent, the service and the staff outstanding. We had a problem with the first room because the floorboards had to be taken up, but we were moved to a bigger room and given a complimentary afternoon tea. Hope to return soon!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Evershot1, General Manager at Summer Lodge, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Dear Wildhat, thank you so much for posting such a kind review of your stay at Summer Lodge. My team and I are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay and like you, hope you will return soon. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager.
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surrey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2013

I would definitely recommend staying here. The hotel is beautiful. Each room is decorated in a traditional, elegant way and the hotel itself has wonderful interior. The food itself is brilliant. The whole family are vegetarian and the chef has always been very accommodating in what we have wanted and even produced a whole menu to suit our tastes.

The pool and spa area is brilliant. I have spent whole days in there because it is so relaxing. There is even a small gym in there fitted with all the latest equipment and they run exercise classes such as yoga on a daily basis.

The staff are brilliant. They are always polite and attentive. Occasionally there are some language barriers with some members of staff which can get a little annoying, but did not affect our stay.

The grounds are also beautiful. There is a lovely large pond that you can sit next to when it is sunny, and an outdoors, oversized game of cheff, as well as croquet and nice walks around the hotel ground and village to entertain yourself.

I would definitely come again and look forward to when I do.

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful and have their own unique qualities.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Evershot1, General Manager at Summer Lodge, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Dear emacrae, thank you so much for your very kind review of Summer Lodge, I am delighted to see that you were entirely happy with the way we catered to your vegetarian family's requirements and like you, look forward to your next stay. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager.
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Christchurch, Dorset
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2013

This Hotel is a gem! The staff are wonderful, it is always an absolute pleasure to be there. Lunch, afternoon tea, or just popping in for a glass of 'bubbles' or a pot of coffee I love it. Elegant, calm surroundings cannot be beaten.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank WILLCOCKS643
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Evershot1, General Manager at Summer Lodge, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Dear WILLCOCKS643, thank you very much for declaring Summer Lodge a gem. We are very grateful for your kind review and delighted to see how much you continue to enjoy your visits. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager.
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Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Me and my friends have had quite a few afternoon teas our my time and this place is by far best (even Mayfair doesn't beat it). It's reasonably priced for a little bit of luxury. Portion sizes are good and staff are very friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Evershot1, General Manager at Summer Lodge, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Dear DorsetCakequeen, thank you so much for posting your very kind review of your afternoon tea at Summer Lodge. I am delighted to see how well we are rated by such a seasoned afternoon tea taker and thank you for your commendation. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager.
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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474 reviews
136 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Stayed the nights of the Jubilee celebrations with my 19 year old daughter.

The hotel mistakenly assumed that I was coming again with my wife so gave us a double rather than twin room but quickly corrected the mistake giving us two single rooms that were but noisy beng at the top of the stairs. One had a view of the main village street.

Great restaurant with delicious local produce and a good wine list. Nice common parts, Darwin room and malt whisky collection.

The spa pool and treatment area are good, unless it's raining that it was, hard.

The in house pub over the road provided a less stuffy and more relaxing for dinner with a teenager.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Evershot1, General Manager at Summer Lodge, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Dear Sm0ky, thank you for taking the time to post your kind review of Summer Lodge. I am delighted to see the aspects of your stay you enjoyed the most and happy to know that the Acorn Inn proved successful with your daughter. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager.
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Bledington
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from our sixth visit in seven years to this marvellous hotel. The welcome is genuine and heartfelt; our room - number 18 - was all comfort ,with our own conservatory and patio; how the chef managed to avoid a Michelin star defeats me; all our meals were delicious and well balanced and chef was complimented by Eric the sommelier who was only too pleased to share his knowledge of wine with guests. All of the staff were helpful and friendly from Jonathan in the lounge to Ellen at breakfast (both of whom have been there for some years). If you have a liking for a view of the colourful garden then room 7 is beauty.
Do go, but leave me room for next year please. A real battery charging experience.

Room Tip: All are good. Room 18 in the Coach House was great but if you would rather be in the main house then...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anthony W
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Evershot1, General Manager at Summer Lodge, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Dear Anthony W, my team and I are so happy to see how much you continue to enjoy your stays at Summer Lodge. Thank you very much for your kind review. It is always to interesting to read what each guest enjoys most about their stay. Both Jonathann and Ellen will be delighted to see their names up in lights. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager.
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2013

We ate in the restaurant, the food was perfect, the surroundings were beautiful and the staff were excellent. 100%.
Summer Lodge is perfect for a relaxed time with some fine food.
Great service, great food and great surroundings.

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Evershot1, General Manager at Summer Lodge, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Dear hot1550, thank you so much for your very kind review of Summer Lodge. I am delighted to see that you have given us a score of 100% and hope that because you do not live too far away, you might visit us time and again. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager.
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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 Lodge Evershot, Dorset, England

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