HOTEL INSIDER: A Stay at 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai
Set outside of the old city across the Ping River, 137 Pillars House is a veritable oasis of peace and serenity in Chiang Mai. With 30 rooms and suites, butler service, stunning common spaces, and thoughtful touches, the hotel perfectly meshes luxurious pampering with a breezy air.
DESTINATION: CHIANG MAI
Chiang Mai is on most travelers’ itineraries when visiting Thailand. A city replete with temples and spirituality juxtaposed with ever-present tattoo parlours and backpacker-friendly vegan joints, an experience in Chiang Mai is undoubtedly what you make of it. Enjoy relaxing spa days, sightseeing at historic wats across town and the buzz of the nighttime bazaar all in one city. For a broader experience, hire a driver and head out into the hilltop villages surrounding the city.
We stayed in the William Bain Terrace Suite, a stunning and incredibly spacious room which offered a large king-sized bed, large bathroom with indoor/outdoor shower and bathtub, plus a full separate living space and balcony overlooking the pool and croquet area. For couples that operate on slightly different time frames, the suite is fabulous to allow late risers to luxuriate in a quiet morning undisturbed while early birds can enjoy reading or working in the living room.
For families traveling with a young child, this set up would work beautifully with a rollaway bed in the living space. Each room comes with a butler to assist with your stay in Chiang Mai. Pui, our companion for three nights, put herself on speed dial for us so we could reach out with any requests or help with any reservations.
The breakfast spread at 137 Pillars House, offered buffet-style, caters to all taste buds, whether you’re after a traditional Western breakfast with fresh fruits and yogurt or a more local take with made-to-order Tom Yum soup and thick curries. Set in the main house, a beautiful teak expanse once situated on 137 pillars, it’s a dining space that begs to be enjoyed. For pre-dinner drinks, don’t miss out on a cocktail at the old world bar, where a pianist plays and guests can enjoy happy hour from 5PM – 7PM nightly.
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Number of Rooms: 30 rooms and suites
Cost Per Night: From $350/night
Must-Try Eats & Drinks: Go authentic Thai and start your morning with a noodle soup, made to order!
Hotel Highlights: The ultimate in pampered service with your own butler to assist every step of the way.
Worth the Investment? For luxury lovers and special occasions, yes! There are less expensive alternatives but 137 Pillars House is a great value for the pampered experience and luxe touches.