What we love
An asylum of serenity within the contagious glamour of California. Belmond El Encanto enchants the mind, feasts the eyes and restores the soul with its spellbinding views and alluring charm.
Setting the scene
Posing high upon the Santa Barbara hillside overseeing the beautiful Californian coastline, the resort is handsome and mighty. Don't choose between mountains, city or ocean views but simply enjoy all 3 within one lasting glimpse.
Creep away in a world of your own in these secluded bungalows, each offering personality and supreme deluxe. Each suite has a differing charisma and emanates beauty. We invite you to hideaway in placidity whilst channelling your inner adventure at any desired moment, the fireplaces make you feel totally at home and are an enamouring absorption to the property.
The dining room is a picture of eloquence, both the d�cor inside and the natural television that you watch through the windows. The fare is quintessentially modern and made with the finest and most delicate skill and dine with the knowledge of the plate in front of you is filled with locally sourced product and artisanal ingredients. The lounge is a pocket of Britain in elaborate yet tasteful designs.
It would be criminal not to sample the wine on offer in the bar along the with Chef Ayala's exemplary and selective menu. The spa is discrete and pleasurable delivered to excellence by the enthusiastic local experts. Make the most of Santa Barbara, with its stunning beaches, bubbly locals and wealth of activity, the shopping is top end and exclusive so don't miss out and treat yourself during your stay of a lifetime.
There are other hotels with specialised children's facilities, yet the flexibility of Belmond El Encanto makes for a refreshing family break.
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport is a short 15 mile drive whereas Los Angeles International Airport is 1 hour and 50 minutes by car.
- £1195pp for 3 nights room-only in a Superior Bungalow, including flights and transfers