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Summer Lodge Voted Number One for Most Outstanding Service

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, tucked away in the heart of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, has just won the award for “Most Outstanding Service” in the Condé Nast Johansens Annual Awards for Excellence, UK and Ireland.

The award was presented on the 9th of November at Johansens 28th Annual Awards Dinner and the launch of their 2010 guides at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge, London.

Condé Nast Johansens remains the most comprehensive illustrated reference to annually inspected, independently owned hotels, and merely getting into the guides is an achievement in itself. The dedicated and highly trained Inspectors only admit about one in ten properties to the finished publication - the final selection represents, quite simply, the crème de la crème of accommodation for independent travellers.

The Inspectors describe Summer Lodge in the following glowing terms, “Set in four acres amid picturesque Dorsetshire countryside in the pretty village of Evershot, this charming twenty-four-bedroom Relais and Chateaux property ranks amongst the finest country house hotels in England.”

The awards themselves are based on responses from guest nomination forms, guest survey reports, and the regional inspector reports drawn from the luxury hotels featured in the most recent guides.

Charles Lotter, General Manager of Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, comments, “I’m delighted to receive this prestigious award on behalf of the great team here. They work tirelessly to make guests feel truly at home and find extra ways to exceed our guests’ expectations.”

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, set in four acres of perfectly maintained gardens, is the epitome of the English country house in the picturesque Dorset village. This luxurious 24-bedroom 5-star hotel has swiftly earned a reputation as one of England's finest country house hotels. With a world class spa - including indoor heated pool and rejuvenating body and beauty treatments - and award-winning restaurant and extensive wine list created by one of the world's best sommeliers, this hotel is the perfect short break getaway. Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, and Spa is a member of Relais & Châteaux.


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RED CARNATION is a boutique collection of 5 and 4 star family run hotels.

LONDON: The Milestone Hotel, overlooking Kensington Palace; “41”, overlooking Buckingham Palace’s Royal Mews; The Egerton House Hotel, in Knightsbridge; The Rubens at the Palace, opposite Buckingham Palace; The Montague on the Gardens, adjacent to the British Museum; The Chesterfield Mayfair, in the heart of Mayfair.
DORSET: Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, Evershot.
GUERNSEY: The Old Government House Hotel & Spa, Channel Islands.
GENEVA: Hotel d’Angleterre, Geneva, Switzerland.
PALM BEACH: The Chesterfield Palm Beach, Florida.
SOUTH AFRICA: The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town, Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat, in the heart of the Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape, The Oyster Box, Durban


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