Belmond el encanto is located in santa barbara's american riviera, nestled on seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens. The resort offers sweeping views of the pacific ocean from its commanding hilltop perch. Belmond el encanto is located less than a mile from downtown, offering convenient access to all the city has to offer, yet offering a peaceful retreat. The ultimate secluded retreat, belmond el encanto provides an eclectic and authentic setting for romance and rediscovery with seven-acres of secluded grounds and gardens, 92 bungalows, a full service spa and contemporary culinary cuisine. California craftsman architecture and spanish colonial revival villas dot the lush terraced grounds. The resort has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that made it a favorite getaway of hollywood’s elite. Original features have been lovingly brought back to life, while the additions of a sumptuous outdoor swimming pool and a beautifully appointed boutique spa bring new elements of excitement. Luxurious facilities and services include fine and casual dining, four meeting rooms, 24 hour business services, a full service health club, accessible facilities as well as 24 hour room service. Belmond el encanto offers 92 spacious and well-appointed bungalows located throughout the resort’s grounds. Most feature garden views - some offer ocean views. Amenities include complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, a large desk, 2 line phones and voice mail. Sumptuous marble bathrooms are appointed with a separate bath and rainforest shower, dual wash basins and lighted make-up mirror. Entertainment includes a widescreen lcd hdtv with premium channels, ipod dock, stereo plus a dvd player and lending library on request. Also included are a personal safe large enough for a notebook pc, minibar, climate control, premium coffee maker, dual 110v-220v voltage and custom linens. A complimentary newspaper and windows that open are found in all bungalows, and all are non-smoking. Connecting rooms are available for most accommodations.