We stayed here on our way down Highway 1 on our honeymoon, we booked Hotel El Colibri the night before in Santa Cruz so we arrived at about 7.30pm tired and weary from a long day of driving and jaw dropping scenery at every turn on the road down.We were instantly greeted warmly by the lovely charismatic Matt who immediately upgraded us to a jacuzzi room and gave us local restaurant recommendations(there is no restaurant at the hotel).Matt's colleague Pragna joined us while registering and once she heard we were newlyweds she became more excited than we were.There should be a Pragna at every hotel, we told her she should start her own website to help people navigate Highway 1.Within minutes she had insisted that we move to an even better jacuzzi room with the jacuzzi in the room!She booked us tickets for Hearst Castle-which we had thought would be sold out the night before-and both Matt and Pragna invited us to the wine tasting and booked a table for us at the best restaurant of our whole trip -Robin's. Pragna even went so far as to ring the restaurant and ask for a good table for us. We got a gorgeous table in a little alcove at Robin's where we could see all the activity but we had a lovely private corner. The food at Robin's was out of this world perfect. The menu ranges from gorgeous seafood to delectable Indian dishes. Every morsel was heavenly, and the restaurant, the town and the food has a magical quality like it is part of some romantic comedy movie.Definitely a must-visit if you go through Cambria. When we got back to the hotel the fire was lit and the lovely Matt served us up two delicious red wines from the Santa Ynez valley we brought our wine to the room to enjoy our jacuzzi. The room was perfection,lots of space, fab big bed with a very comfortable mattress and immaculate linens.Best bathrobes ever found in a hotel room and lovely pharmacopia products.We filled the jacuzzi and got the fire going in the room and sipped our wine to a near comatose state of bliss! The bathrooms are beautiful and the showers are really roomy.Everything at this hotel feels like you have discovered a hidden oasis in a magical town.When leaving the following morning we very much regretted not having the time to stay longer in Cambria. Pragna helped organise us for our next stop in Santa Barbara with lots of recommendations and printed off maps and lots of information for us. Truly memorable stay.Cant wait for the opportunity to go back.If you plan Cambria as one of your stops, dont miss the elephants seals just north of the town and keep an eye out to your left and you might be lucky enough to see the zebras of Hearst castle rambling in the fields. Hearst Castle is a great trip,fascinating stories given by passionate tour guides.
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