Each of the 20 guest rooms and four luxury suites is different. Each has a warm and inviting style of its own. Rooms to suit every mood and occasion – and every type of relaxing rural escape. There are numerous thoughtful touches: rich fabrics and elegant furnishings, crisp Belgian linens warmed with hot water bottles, soft and enveloping bathrobes, REN toiletries, fresh fruit, scented candles, and homemade shortbread.
In these cosy rooms it's easy to immerse yourself in the peace and quiet of Dorset rural life. Of course you don't have to leave the 21st Century completely behind. Each room has its own plasma-screen TV, DVD player, radio, air conditioning, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi connection.
Fuelled by an abundance of superb local ingredients and wonderful home-cooked food, within this inspiring environment, Head Chef, Steven Titman, has developed a cuisine of international fame. His menus meet and exceed the exacting requirements of the Relais & Chateaux’s gastronomic standards, and the restaurant has recently been voted 72 in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants in the UK.
Fine dining and impeccable service go hand-in-hand at Summer Lodge. You can enjoy both in the light and airy conservatory, the elegant Restaurant, or the warm cosiness of the Whisky Bar. In fine weather, you can dine on the terrace, while a scrumptious traditional Dorset Afternoon Tea is served every day in the Drawing Room.
The Spa at the luxurious 5 star Summer Lodge Hotel was created to provide the ultimate destination to soothe, refresh and rejuvenate body and mind. A sanctuary from the pressures of everyday living, the dedicated aim is to purify and detoxify, promote wellbeing, and leave you feeling totally revitalised.
If you enjoy feeling fit then you may want to make use of the hotel’s air-conditioned gym which is equipped with a treadmill, exercise bike, stepping machine, water rower, cross-trainer and a variety of loose weights. Relax in the indoor heated pool and jacuzzi, or maybe take some time out in the sauna.
In the fresh country air of Summer Lodge, your mind inevitably turns to outdoor pursuits and inner peace. Here in the Dorset countryside, you can find almost any sporting activity or healing therapy. Nearby, you'll find opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and golf. If you prefer sports that go with a bang, shooting parties, clay-pigeon shooting or paint balling can be arranged.
You don't have to leave the hotel’s grounds to indulge in a bout of gentle – or not so gentle – exercise. Take time to enjoy the heated indoor pool, a fully equipped gymnasium, bicycles, and in the stunning gardens you will find a croquet lawn, and an all-weather tennis court.