Occasionally, in our lives, we are delightfully surprised with an experience that far exceeds our expectaions. This is the case at The Inn Of The Five Graces. We arrived late and were greeted with a warm welcome and genuinely friendly staff who escorted us to our room. We were given a thorough introduction to the room's ammenities. The decor was breathtaking and not so much Southwest, as expected. With the exception of a cozy kiva fireplace that was ready to light, the remainder of our one bedroom suite conveyed a more Morrocan, Afghan, Pakistan decor. The exquisite bathroom mosaic was remarkable, artistic and painstakingly designed by Sylvia Seret, who with her husband, Ira and sons, own and run this unique destination. Each accommodation is highlighted by beautiful mosaic bathrooms and interior design, unique from the other. The many thoughtful touches in our charming home away from home were evident everywhere, from beautiful lighting fixtures, (including excellent lighting for reading both in the living-room and bedroom, ) to comfortable and beautiful interior designed furnishings, a complimentary and generously stocked mini-bar, private patio, lovely and beckoning breakfast dining with floor to ceiling windows and glass doors that looked out to a Southwestern designed patio. The breakfast was included in the room rate and the menu offered many selections of delicious options to please anyone's palate. The staff was very knowledgable about sights of interest in Santa Fe and environs, suggesting and making dining reservations and catering to all of our needs with thoughtful attention. The Seret Family also own a wonderful store near-by, "Seret and Sons," with an impressive inventory of furniture, carpets, antique doors, beautiful carved wood accents to enhance ones' home and a staff that is very knowledgable, creative and helpful. The Inn's website is the best, most painstakingly designed that I have encountered. Perusing their website is not only well worth your time, but, it is a virtual presentation and insight into the exceptional artistic and creative endeavor that one will see, first hand, during their stay. There is so much more to share, but, I want to leave a few surprises to greet future guests at this: "Eighth Wonder Of The World!!!"
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In one of Santa Fe’s most historic neighborhoods, designers Ira and Sylvia Seret, transformed a neglected cluster of traditional adobe buildings into a unique hotel. As internationally-known importers of exotic antiques, rugs, textiles and architectural elements, the Serets conceived the hotel as a showcase for their combined creative talents. From its 1996 opening as “Serets’ 1001 Nights”, the 24-suite hotel has been a magical retreat, brimming with the most exquisite of the Serets’ treasures, collected on travels through Central and South Asia. Sylvia Seret’s glorious, one-of-a-kind tile mosaics adorn the suites’ kitchens and bathrooms, while Ira Seret’s signature design style makes every space an extraordinary living experience. In 2002 the Inn was renamed to honor its sensuous atmosphere along with its many Afghan and Tibetan artifacts. The name, “Five Graces”, refers to an Eastern concept — the five graces of sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Each needs to be honored in the full experience of life. Over the years, the Serets’ original vision has been continually developed with meticulous attention to excellent service, cuisine, and comfort as the Inn has grown into newly acquired properties on its historic street. They continually enhance the hotel’s visual experience, updating design elements and collection pieces throughout. The Inn’s mission is to offer guests a uniquely unforgettable experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn Of The 5 Graces
- Inn Of The Five Graces Hotel Santa Fe
- Hotel Of The Five Graces
- Of The Five Graces Hotel