In the heart of Chiang Mai, through the teak wooden gates is a romantic and peaceful retreat waiting to be explored. Welcome to the stunningly beautiful 137 Pillars House. A member of ” Small Luxury Hotels of the World”
The property is rich in heritage and was given its name from the traditional teak house located in the middle of the estate, which is the main restaurant and a museum, which stands on 137 pillars and was once the headquarters of the Borneo trading company.
The spacious suites are situated in a well laid out garden and furnished in sumptuous modern interpretation of colonial style, radiating unbridled luxury. The rooms are expansive and beautifully laid out.
Visualize teak wood floors, a four-poster bed and a large outdoor seating area complete with comfortable sofas, complemented by extra-large bathrooms which feature colonial style claw tubs, as well as indoor and outdoor showers. Some of the larger suites come with private pools, which are ideal for families. The rooms have been well thought out in order to create a more relaxed at-home feel for additional comfort and relaxation.
By now most of you know I have a thing for baths – its apparent on my Instagram – so this beautiful white washed bathroom with clawed bath tub teamed with mosaic patterned floor tiles and vintage wall hangings gave a modern colonial twist to this utterly perfect bathroom.
We checked in from the comfort of our room and were assigned our personal butler who was on hand via Whatsapp. To be honest I love this service and a lot of luxury properties are starting to offer it for convenience and all-round indulgence.
The 137 Pillars caters for all dietary requirement and allergies. Breakfast is Asian style but chef is happy to make you anything you desire. Their fresh juices and ginger shots are great! For dinner you can opt between locally influenced ‘The Dining Room’ and Western themed ‘Palette, (produce grown in the hotels farm) both offer intimate dining experiences.
If you’re a foodie, the property offers a wonderful cooking class showcasing how to make very tasty dishes which are actually rather simple but will leave you looking awesome at your next dinner party.
There are lots of peaceful areas around the hotel and in one quiet corner is the 25-metre long pool, set against a huge vertical plant wall that adds instant tropical vibes to the mood.
Their inhouse spa offers a vast menu of services with a couple of signature treatments.
Children are welcomed at the property, there’s not kids club as such but your personal butler will help with everything you and your family need. Opt for the rooms with the private pool as the space is ideal.
Located on the west side of the Ping river in the Wat Gate area of Chiang Mai’s historic foreign quarter, the 137 Pillars House is close to the city’s main sites, boutique shops and cafes plus the famous night market which is a 15-minute walk away and the old city can be reached by a 10-minute tuk-tuk ride.
137 Pillars is a beautiful escapism and a place I will surely return too. They also have a property in Bangkok.
Read the beautiful story behind the brand which includes so much history: https://137pillarschiangmai.com/en/our-story/