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BELMOND EL ENCANTO

From luxury hotel group Belmond comes this hillside retreat of fabled old Hollywood glory, where spacious accommodation, outstanding views and sumptuous dining create a base perfect for exploring Santa Barbara.
Pool Area at Belmond El Encanto
Exterior at Belmond El Encanto
Exterior at Belmond El Encanto
Bedroom at Belmond El Encanto
Bedroom at Belmond El Encanto
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Belmond El Encanto

Fragrant lush gardens and endless vistas from high above Santa Barbara create an ambiance of peace and tranquillity at Belmond El Encanto.

This historic hotel welcomed its first visitors in the early 1900’s with a guest-list that included Hollywood stars such as Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. During a meticulous nine-year restoration from 2004, many of the historic architectural features were sympathetically brought back to life, with new additions to add modern wow-factor, such as the infinity-edge swimming pool.

The décor of the 92 elegant bungalows and suites stay true to Santa Barbara’s Spanish colonial style, with hardwood floors, hand woven rugs and custom furnishings. Private patios are included in many of these palatial spaces, ensuring a superb spot to soak up the rays and those stunning views.

Days can be spent exploring California’s Riviera and the Mediterranean-styled State Street in Santa Barbara, or simply relax on your terrace and enjoy the serenity of the seven acres of gardens filled with lily ponds, cascading bougainvillea, flourishing eucalyptus and palm trees.

Belmond El Encanto’s inviting infinity edge pool is the perfect setting to recline under the Californian sun while gazing out across the Pacific Ocean. Dining at El Encanto is an unforgettable experience, whether you are enjoying breakfast or lunch on the terrace with views of Santa Barbara below, afternoon tea in the lounge or a romantic dinner under the stars or in the elegant dining room. A seasonally-inspired treatment at the tranquil spa is a ‘must’ during your stay here.

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Belmond El Encanto Fact File

Best-Time-to-Travel
HIGH SEASON
June - August
Flight-Duration
FLIGHT DURATION
11 hours
UK-Airport-Options
UK AIRPORT OPTIONS
London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester
Direct-Flight
DIRECT FLIGHTS
Yes
Country-Combinations
COUNTRY COMBINATIONS
USA, Caribbean, Mexico and Cruise
Currency
CURRENCY
US Dollars
Time-Difference
TIME DIFFERENCE
- 8 hours
Language
LANGUAGE
English




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