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Belmond El Encanto

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philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the chance to stay at the Belmond for our friends 50th birthday. From the moment you arrive everything is handled...and perfect. Everything from the room, staff, pool, and spa were spot on perfect. An absolute luxurious getaway. I would definitely come back!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We recently returned from a 5 night stay at the Encanto. This was our third trip there (once a year) and service has finally - mostly - caught up to the wonderful property. We stayed in a great suite on an upper level. As always, the room was beautiful and immaculate and perfect for a couple plus one or two... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for that mini vacation spot to hideaway and recharge the battery, this hotel is the ticket! Perched in the quiet hills of Santa Barbara, with breathtaking ocean views, it's also close enough to the main hub of Santa Barbara so that you have the best of both worlds. The rooms (or mini luxury apartments) are extremely spacious... More 

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Thank ozjodi
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At the suggestion of American Express travel, I recently booked a Saturday overnight stay at the Belmond El Encanto for myself and my dog. From the moment I arrived Saturday afternoon to the moment I (reluctantly) left on Sunday afternoon, the place exceeded all of my expectations. Not only is the hotel situated on a gorgeous spot overlooking the Pacific... More 

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Thank Nomi P
Carmel, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My Wife and I spend a great weekend at the beautiful El Encanto Hotel. What a perfect, charming spot to spend a romantic get away. The staff made sure that we all well pampered and well taken care of. We will visit this great resort again.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We particularly enjoyed our weekend stay at El Encanto. The room was a lovely suite. The service throughout the hotel was excellent and we look forward to returning soon! The hotel restaurant was very good and the spa services we enjoyed were equally well done.

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Thank Janice W
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After the difficulties at another hotel near here we arrived and felt like we were in paradise. Everyone who works here goes out of their way to make guests feel special and welcome. No one is rude. In addition there are lights everywhere at night so no danger of falling in the dark. And o my god the rooms were... More 

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ElEncantoSB, Executive Assistant Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

Dear Wendy 180, What a fantastic review of your recent visit to Belmond El Encanto! Thank you very much for your kind words and glad we could be your property of choice for Santa Barbara. Couldn't agree with you more that our staff truly makes the guest experience. Our quintessential Santa Barbara views form the Dining room are unparalleled but... More 

Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This facility is exceptional. The grounds are simply gorgeous and the bungalow we were in surpassed my expectations. Every meal we had at the hotel's restaurant was extraordinary, even the light breakfast we had. More notable was the friendly and attentive staff. We had a glorious stay here.

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ElEncantoSB, Executive Assistant Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

Dear johngL3640UX, Thank you for the truly complimentary review of Belmond El Encanto. Your stay epitomized a typical visit to our stunning property with only the most caring of team members to perfectly compliment the mesmerizing setting. breakfast is the most important meal of the day and delighted you enjoyed your light start and we have been known to have... More 

Ojai, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to get away in our own backyards. The bungalows have an exceptional romantic ambiance. Close to State Street so you can take the shuttle down town and they'll pick you back up. We stayed on a Monday, which was perfect as reservations for dinner or other activities we not necessary.

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ElEncantoSB, Executive Assistant Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

Dear jeslynort, Honored you appreciated all the delightful touches the Belmond El Encanto took great care in ensuring guests such as yourselves are treated to a unique and authentic experience. From the monogrammed pillows to the endless views of the Santa Barbara coastline while dipping into the saline pool or sipping delectable libations from the veranda of the Dining Room,... More 

Santa Monica
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I absolutely love taking our yearly weekend trip up to El Encanto. The hotel is the perfect size...it feels boutique without being too small. The food is always superb and you really can't beat dining with that gorgeous view. We also love hanging out in the large lobby area and sitting by the bar at night. The... More 

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ElEncantoSB, Executive Assistant Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

Dear Ashley D, Thank you for choosing Belmond El Encanto as your destination of choice and delighted you enjoyed this retreat with your husband. We are honored you appreciated all the delightful touches the Belmond El Encanto took great care in ensuring guests such as yourselves are treated to a unique and authentic experience. From the monogrammed pillows to the... More 

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