The grounds are beautiful, location excellent and the service without exception was helpful and professional. We enjoyed walking into town both days of our stay - its a good 45 mins to an bur each way but very pleasant. The pool is clean and warm (maybe a touch too warm?) Drinks and dinner on the terrace was very pleasant, great ambiance, reasonable selection for a light meal and again excellent service. Dinner in the restaurant was OK but we found better value in town. The room was lovely and quiet, very well appointed and serviced. My spa treatment was terrific, Kelsey was an excellent therapist and i appreciated the quality of the products. All in all a very restful, rejuvenating stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belmond El Encanto, a Forbes Five-Star luxury hotel, has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that endeared it to both the local Santa Barbara community and visitors alike. As part of Belmond, this is the company's first excursion to the American west coast. Ninety-two quintessential, California-styled suites and bungalows dot the lush, terraced grounds featuring seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. Original architectural features have been lovingly restored, including the historic, trellis-lined Arbor and Lily Pond. Modern additions to the expansive outdoor zero-edge pool and a new beautifully appointed boutique spa enhance the journey for today's luxury-seeking guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Encanto Hotel And Garden Villas