Information pertaining to our club members in light of the COVID-19 pandemic - Special conditions apply at the Belmond El Encanto
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The monastic hush of the Belmond El Encanto makes it a gloriously secluded hideaway on the California Riviera, but look more closely… There is more to this Santa Barbara icon than meets the eye.

The romantic bungalows with hardwood floors, fireplaces and private patios are the stuff of Golden Age getaways… Welcome to the Belmond El Encanto, a hilltop eyrie with fairytale views over the Pacific Ocean. A stay in this century-old property, spread across seven acres of landscaped gardens with winding pathways, a lily pond and a wisteria arbour, is a Californian experience as classic and exotic as it gets...and that’s before we get to details like the telescopes on its terraces for star-gazing, and the handmade chocolate truffles left by your bed. For more wow factor, the holistic spa with treatments that draw from the surrounding landscape- and the Santa Barbara wine country- is a dose of decadence. The Pinot and Cabernet Sugar Crush body scrub will leave you feeling like a better version of yourself, and the deep sea marine facial is the rejuvenation you need to turn back the years for a beaming look. The hotel also has a swanky restaurant with a farm-to-table ethos, and sweeping views of the ocean. For a holiday of laidback cosiness, the Belmond El Encanto comes with our highest recommendation.

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    What makes the hotel special

    • It’s an old-style classic on the American Riviera
    • The outdoor pool with Pacific Ocean views is one of the most beautiful you’ll ever see
    • The spa is a spoiling sanctuary where treatments unfold to the thrumming of hummingbirds and dragonflies

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    Hotel information

    Public areasfree
    In roomfree
    Children policy
    Children are welcome
    Check-in / Check-out
    Check-in4 pm
    Transportation and transfers
    Transfersubject to supplement
    Free transportation to city center
    Smoking policy
    Non-smoking public spaces
    Smoking roomsnot available
    92 rooms and suites
    In-room amenitiesiPod dock, flatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, coffee / tea making facilities, complimentary newspaper daily, Etro bathroom products
    Always included in this hotel
    Complimentary bottle of Wine in the room upon arrival
    Complimentary Internet
    Complimentary Mineral Water in the room upon arrival
    Mercedes sprinter van service within 5 miles of the resort
    Use of motorized bicycles
    Entrance to daily fitness classes
    Nespresso Coffee and tea in room
    Daily newspaper
    Available services
    Air conditioned hotel
    Laundry service
    Concierge service
    Dogs allowed
    Car park / valet service40 US$ per day
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