Our anniversary coincided with the re-opening of this wonderful resort and we were fortunate to be able to take advantage of this "golden" opportunity. From the moment we drove in we were treated to the excellent service by the valet, and this level of service continued throughout our stay. The "meet" and "greet" at the check-in desk , where the General Manager was on hand to personally welcome us, was an additional highlight. We had a delightful lunch and anniversary dinner at the hotel dining room, which was again, perfect moments as part of our stay. When we entered the room there was an anniversary cake to welcome us.The bungalow with its terrace and view added to the ambience. In fact, we did not leave the property in our entire stay. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and just walking through the gardens at was a delight. Upon our checkout they even included two bottles of water for our journey home. This resort certainly earns its five star rating.
- 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