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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Located in Dorchester (Evershot), Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa is within the vicinity of Mapperton Gardens and Cerne Abbas Giant. This 5-star hotel is within the region of Mangerton Mill and Sherborne Abbey.


Make yourself at home in one of the 24 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring DVD players and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and an outdoor tennis court. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and tour/ticket assistance.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Planning an event in Dorchester? This hotel has facilities measuring 291 square feet (27 square meters), including a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa
9 Forestreet
Dorchester, DT2 0JR United Kingdom


5.0 Excellent 1074 Reviews
Luxury Hotel to Explore West Dorset
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I stayed here recently to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. We booked the hotel as it is within 30 to 40 minutes of Bridport Dorchester Yeovil and Sherborne . The hotel is part of a group of high end hotels with some in London and some abroad . The whole atmosphere is one of calm and luxury. and nothing is too much trouble even putting the brown sugar on your breakfast porridge!. We had a luxury room with views over the garden and was of a large size and beautifully furnished . The wall is lined with material rather wallpaper. The evening meal is of a very high standard and has a huge selection of wines from £36 to over £100.and is part of the attraction of the hotel for some people. They also have a Whisky bar.
The hotel has 19 rooms and 5 suites . We were in Room 2 and could certainly recommend it . There is a lovely walk 5 minutes away around the Membury Estate

Exceptionally Amazing weekend away
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spur of moment descision to go away for a long weekend and it was quite possibly the best decision we have made for a long time. We were thoroughly looked after and felt very relaxed by the end of it. The staff were amazing and worked extremely hard and the hotel, location and spa were beautiful. We both had a full body massage and it was out of this world! The best massage we have ever had! I would highly recommend going here if you want to get away from it all.

Nice Relaxing Stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Summer Lodge is a nice hotel in a countryside location, there are some superb walks especially the one through the deer park which my dog's loved, we also saw a couple deer herds as well.
We originally picked a principal deluxe room but were upgrade to a suite which was a nice start to our break. Service is excellent as are the staff as nothing is too much trouble for them.
My only disappointment was the spa itself. It is looking a bit tired and strikes you that it was a bit of an afterthought due to the facilities and size of it. I would describe it more as a hotel with a pool. That said my wife enjoyed her spa treatments and that is a good thing as she is very critical if they are not up to the mark.
Would we visit again ? Based on the hotel and staff it would be a yes but the caveat would be the spa was refreshed/tidied up. Grouting cleaned/replaced, fresh coat of paint, etc....
Overall we had a very nice time, arriving back in London refreshed and relaxed which was the main objective.

Luxury and tranquility
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not able to travel for the past 2 years due to family illness so it was a real treat to spend 3 nights at Summer Lodge last week. We arrived quite late in the day but were greeted very warmly and shown to our beautiful room. We enjoyed a cocktail in the grand lounge and an excellent meal in the conservatory. The cheese selection was spectacular and delicious. The spa suited my purposes perfectly and I had a very expert facial at a time to suit. We ate in the dining room on the third night and again were very happy with our meal. We found the service excellent, perhaps one newish (?) member of staff on reception who needed a better knowledge of the layout as she led me up and downstairs in the main building before finding our room across the courtyard!
The decor is traditional rather than contemporary but everything was in perfect order
I have been very surprised to read negative comments on here but we were certainly there at a quiet time when staff were not under pressure to attend to us.
I would be happy to recommend to anyone wishing for a quiet stay in a lovely place

The staff make you feel welcome!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No matter what the room and the food are like, if the staff don't make you feel welcome and that you being there is important to them, then you never fully relax. But here they did and relax was just what we did as for the two nights we were there, we were well and truly looked after by lovely staff. The food was wonderful and the suggestions of wine from the Sommelier and his interesting information made it all the more enjoyable. Full marks to this hotel for such a perfect place to stay - just wish we could afford their 5 star luxury more often!! But we will certainly treat ourselves again some time.