This was quite simply the most exquisite, amazing, anomalous, astonishing, astounding, awesome, extraordinary, fabulous, magical, marvelous, phenomenal, preternatural, prodigious, spectacular, staggering, stupefying, stupendous, superior, the utmost, unaccountable, unbelievable, unearthly, unimaginable, unreal, wondrous place. So much so, we booked another trip for October before we left!! It has truly spoiled me for all other future lodging. I am very picky and have a critical eye; which comes second nature to me as a designer and after 4 glorious wonder-filled days in this paradise, I had a grand total of two things on my list which I would have done different, two very minor things. A rarity beyond belief for me. The attention to detail was unmatched and unparalleled. No detail was overlooked or missed. The service was indescribable in it's perfection. Not enough, nor the proper superlatives exist to properly describe the service and the staff. The top of the top.
- 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