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Belmond El Encanto  

from £229 per person per night

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Overview

The exclusive Belmond El Encanto has been lovingly restored from its former 1920’s glory to become one of the West Coast’s most celebrated resorts. The original Spanish-Colonial and Californian design are highlighted throughout the boutique property’s 92 beautifully-appointed suites and bungalows, gorgeous dining terrace and spectacular garden walkways, whilst the additions of a lavish infinity-edge pool and sumptuous spa ensure a dose of pure modern luxury.

Each spacious bungalow and suite offers a serene hideaway feel, with lots of airy living space and elegant décor, showcasing spectacular views across Santa Barbara from large windows and private balconies. We think the bungalows are a great choice for couples or small families, with the choice of a king or double beds, and a wonderful selection of luxurious amenities including a marble-heated bathroom, deep soaking tub and Nespresso coffee machine, whilst the suites are ideal for larger families or those in search of a more indulgent living space, boasting a cosy fireplace, separate lounge and rainforest shower.

The extensive list of world-class facilities meet all you’d expect from a Belmond Hotel, including a state-of-the-art fitness studio, divine spa and breath-taking pool overlooking Santa Barbara’s famous scenery, but we love that Belmond El Encanto goes the extra mile with small touches to make your stay even more memorable and welcome, such as the staffed poolside bar serving complimentary iced lemon water to cool down.

Dining is a treat for all the senses at this resort, with the main restaurant serving a plethora of local gastronomic delights that are farm-to-table fresh with unbelievable ocean views, whilst the chic lounge is a wonderful spot to enjoy an exquisite afternoon tea, adorned by plush outdoor seating and gorgeous Pacific scenery.

Details

Belmond El Encanto is located in the beautiful coastal town of Santa Barbara, which is 90-minutes north of Los Angeles.

Just five minutes from the hotel property, you’ll find the 18th-Century Mission Santa Barbara, adorned by seven acres of luscious gardens and stunning scenery, whilst the spectacular beachfront and trendy downtown area are reachable in just ten minutes.

  • The resort is 9 miles (15 minutes) from Santa Barbara Airport, and 97 miles (2 hours) from LAX Airport.

Superior Bungalow

Escape to the comfort and privacy of your own personal sanctuary, and experience these dreamy bungalows hidden in the Californian hills. The charming, airy interiors are accented with top-of-the-line modern amenities and sumptuous décor, whilst serene garden views welcome you to a natural wonderland just outside your door.

  • King-size bed or two double beds
  • Marble heated bathroom with deep soak bathtub
  • Nespresso Coffee machine
  • iPod dock
  • Widescreen LCD TV
  • Personalised honor bar (on request)
  • Large writing desk
  • Air-conditioning

Deluxe Bungalow

Appointed with beautiful décor and two inviting double beds, many of these spacious bungalows enjoy a private patio or balcony with outdoor seating.

  • Private, furnished outdoor patio or balcony

Deluxe Bungalow King

Sink into a plush, king-size bed and enjoy the cosy glow from your own fireplace, or take a seat on your private patio to watch the sun set over the magnificent Santa Barbara landscapes.

  • King-size bed
  • Private furnished patio
  • Fireplace

Premier Bungalow

A great choice for families with two double beds, these breath-taking personal havens feature a furnished private patio from which to savour spectacular Santa Barbara views.

  • Private, furnished patio with Santa Barbara views

Premier Bungalow King

Treat yourself to true West Coast indulgence with a plush king-size bed, exquisite fireplace, a private furnished balcony and unforgettable garden or city views.

  • King-size bed
  • Private, furnished balcony with city or garden views
  • Fireplace

Deluxe Premier Bungalow

Appointed with beautiful airy décor and a serene ambience, these bungalows offer lots of private living space with two double beds, a plush seating area and a private patio or balcony with gorgeous Santa Barbara panoramas.

  • Seating area with sofa and two armchairs
  • Private patio or balcony with stunning views across the local scenery

Deluxe Premier Bungalow King

Luxuriate in the largest, non-suite accommodation the hotel has to offer, featuring a furnished private balcony with awe-inspiring views, a spacious lounge and a glowing fireplace.

  • Large seating area with a sofa, two armchairs and a fireplace
  • Private, furnished balcony with beautiful views
  • King-size bed

Superior Suite

Incredibly spacious yet cosy, these inviting 51-74sqm suites feature a large master bedroom, separate living room and serene outdoor patio with spectacular views.

  • Master bedroom with king-size bed
  • Widescreen LCD TV with premium channels
  • iPod docking station
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Luxury marble en-suite bathroom with a deep soaking tub and separate rainforest shower with heated stone floors
  • Separate living room with a lounge and large writing desk
  • Personalised honor bar, available on request
  • Private patio with spectacular views
  • Cosy open-hearth fireplace

Deluxe Suite

Nestled within a tranquil garden setting, these elegant 51-74sqm hideaways offer the ultimate in privacy and serenity.

  • Cosy, separate living room with an open-hearth fireplace and sofa bed for additional guests
  • Private garden patio

Premier Suite

These sophisticated and beautifully-appointed suites boast a sumptuous fireplace, sitting area and private garden patio with a four-seat dining table, ideal for families.

  • Spacious, separate lounge with a fireplace and sofabed
  • Private garden patio with dining table for 4

Deluxe Premier Suite

Each of these spectacular suites is exceptionally-appointed and unique, offering 51-74sqm of private living space and a gorgeous garden setting.

  • Stunning living room with an exquisite fireplace and sitting area
  • Private, furnished patio or balcony with garden views

Specialty Suite

Within these decadent and charming suites, you’ll find an abundance of living space and a fabulous selection of amenities. Spanning over 77-102sqm, the spacious living room offers a lounge and beautiful fireplace, as well as a kitchenette and inviting dining room, whilst the luxuriant marble bathrooms include a stand-alone tub, double basin sinks and a rainforest shower. For additional space, these suites can be connected to form a two-bedroom, self-contained residence.

  • Oversized bedroom with a king-size bed and TV
  • Beautiful living room with a fireplace, sofa bed and TV
  • Large private terrace with spectacular garden views
  • Kitchenette

The Dining Room & Terrace

Prepare yourself for an exquisite gastronomic experience in one of Southern California’s top restaurants, serving innovative coastal-inspired fare created with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and fresh seafood caught daily from the shores below. Dine in the ambient dining room, or beneath a blanket of stars on the ocean-facing terrace, and enjoy a wonderful wine list partnered by unparalleled service.

The Lounge

The ideal setting for light dining or an elegant afternoon tea, The Lounge is an open-air terrace set beside spectacular Pacific vistas. Indulge your sweet tooth with tempting scones, signature macaroons and buttery French pastries, or classic savoury British combinations with freshly-baked breads and buns; you can also enjoy an extensive list of wines, cocktails and spirits from the bar.

* Afternoon Tea must be reserved 24 hours in advance.

  • Luxurious spa with seven spacious treatment rooms, a couple’s massage suite and a wet treatment room, as well as a relaxation lounge, spa terrace, eucalyptus steam rooms and manicure/pedicure stations. Open 10am-7pm Mon-Thurs, 10am-8pm Fri, 9am-8pm Sat and 9am-7pm Sun.
  • State-of-the-art fitness studio with bookable classes and personal training
  • Signature Spa Boutique
  • Infinity-edge swimming pool
  • Seven-acre garden
  • Activities include cave diving, polo, winery tours and watersports
  • Complimentary electric bicycles
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tennis courts
  • Wi-Fi
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