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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ten minutes outside the town but there is a complimentary shuttle. Lovely setting and lovely views over the terrace. Spent 3 nights at the hotel and enjoyed them very much. Staff were friendly and tried hard but were stretched at times. Breakfast took some time as the staff could not cope with the number of guests. Shame as both days...

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ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience after your recent stay with us at Belmond El Encanto, FizzChick! We think the complimentary shuttle is a fantastic perk, and really allows our guests to relax and not have a single worry while they are staying with us! In addition to the shuttle, we hope you had the chance to take...

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is special. Our recent trip to Belmond El Encanto was exceptional in every way. We travel a lot and could not recommend this hotel more to others. Everyone from the booking staff, front desk, valet/bell service & restaurant staff were amazing. We have a newborn and they were accommodating in every way to ensure we had a great...

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ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

Thank you Heath W for your kind review about your experience at Belmond El Encanto, I will share your recognition with all our team members and look forward to welcoming you back with your new bundle of joy to our Enchanted Village year after year. Cheers, Shaun O'Bryan Resort Manager

Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was amazing and the staff was ALWAYS friendly and helpful. The van to and from town was perfect. We had a wonderful two night visit . We had breakfast one day and the food was very good and reasonable. The bathroom of our room was all marble and was huge. Would return to this hotel when we visit...

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ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

We can't wait for your next visit to Belmond El Encanto, spssps20156! It really sounds like you were able to relax and enjoy your two day stay! Thank you so much for recognizing our amazingly talented and hard working service staff! We are lucky to have a team that loves to come to work every day and dedicate themselves to...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful hotel! We were staying a family house in Santa Barbara without a pool so we treated ourselves to a night here. Our suite was pure luxury with the most comfortable beds and amazing bathroom. Lovely Lia on reception gave exceptional customer service and was a fantastic ambassador for the hotel and hotel group. We spent a couple...

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ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

Haven indeed, 44katej! It sounds like you had a delightful visit to Belmond El Encanto! I am so pleased to hear that you were able to start your stay with an interaction with Lovely Lia at our reception desk. She is such a wonderful asset to our guest services team here, and we know how lucky we are to have...

Columbus, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most difficult part of this property is finding the way in to valet. Once there you are treated with nothing but excellent service. The staff, from top to bottom, is some of the best. The property sits high on the hill with views of the Pacific Ocean but far away from the noise of the main city. Our bungalow...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

El Encanto has a lovely secluded location in the hills above Santa Barbara. Views of the city, sea and Channel Islands are stunning. "Rooms" are actually spacious suites in bungalows, beautifully furnished with all the amenities. Food and service were excellent. The pool area met my expectations; good for serious swimming of laps, gorgeous view.

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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm conflicted writing this review. On one hand I want to share and complement the El Encanto for an amazing property and operation, on the other hand I feel like I'd like to keep this place my secret. This was our second Belmond property that my Wife and I have visited, they did not disappoint. The grounds are immaculate, well...

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stayed two nights at the Belmont last August with the children. We felt very well looked after. Rooms were spotless and smart, the pool area was great and we managed to get 5 loungers together all three days we stayed there. The food was delicious and well prepared and the staff very attentive. The shuttle service down to Santa Barbara...

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Sag Harbor, New York
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The address says the Belmond El Encanto is in Santa Barbara, but I believe it is in Montecito, the first place I'd like to live other than East Hampton. Small but not too small, intimate, privacy, beauty, service. The perfect place to slip away with your wife, husband or ... for a weekend. I can't say enough about this perfect...

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Atlanta
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I stayed three nights during a very recent trip to California celebrating our 35 th anniversary. We had a wonderful experience, starting with Lia at check in, who provided us with a lovely upgrade. Every person we interacted with was extremely friendly and professional. Our stay was a total delight. The grounds are lovely. We had breakfast...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
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  • Minibar
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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.
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Additional Information about Belmond El Encanto

Address: 800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $592 - $1,244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond El Encanto 5*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
El Encanto Hotel And Garden Villas
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#6 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“Honeymoon Suite”
 of 5 bubbles nickijags, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I don't think there are any bad rooms at this property”
 of 5 bubbles MitchelL669, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a view”
 of 5 bubbles cherylAtlanta, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try and get one with a porch or outside sitting area close to your bungalow.”
 of 5 bubbles JMICHAEL, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you can, get a freestanding room. We love 1501, 1701 or similar.”
 of 5 bubbles Lagunakahuna, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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