The three of us (me, my husband, and my sister) had reserved a 2-bedroom suite and were upgraded to a better suite upon arrival. As we'd expected, the suite was decorated with beautiful oriental rugs, hangings from countries around the world, and all sorts of hand-made furniture. The service was exceptionally friendly and prompt, and breakfast was excellent.
However, there were aspects of the rooms that made them less than completely comfortable. First of all, there was almost no drawer space in one of the bedrooms and none at all in the other. There was a dresser in the living room, but there was no reason why the furniture chosen for the bedrooms couldn't have had drawer space. Second, the air conditioning produced icy gusts blasting down onto two of the chairs in the living room, making it impossible to sit comfortably in them when the air conditioning was on. There were no diffusers or dampers in the vents. Similarly, the two bedrooms had no diffusers or controls on the air conditioning vents, so both bedrooms had to be at the same temperature, not an ideal situation for our family in which one sister likes a cold bedroom and the other does not. Third, the bedding was made up very peculiarly; when one got into bed and pulled up the blanket, it only came up to about mid-rib cage rather than to the shoulder or neck. We requested the housekeeper to make the bed with the blanked higher one morning, and she did so, but it was back to the same unsatisfactory arrangement the next day. We had the choice of either remaking the bed or scuttling down about a foot-and-a-half toward the base of the bed to get proper coverage. For $1000 per night, I really expect not to have these glitches.
- 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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