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137 Pillars House Chiang Mai
Ranked #3 of 395 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The grounds, rooms, pool and restaurant are beautiful!!! The food was delicious and service was prompt and friendly.
We signed up for the 3 day tour package which included a market tour and cooking class, tour of local temples and an afternoon at the elephant park. An efficient way to see many of the local sights.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

luxuriously well appointed rooms, great patio, well trained and well groomed staff, attentive yet discreet, you would not want to move out of the hotel.. a great place to rest and relax & explore...situated in walking distance to the river...

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

We just returned from a two week stay in Thailand, three nights of which were spent at the 137 Pillars House. In short, if you love unique yet luxurious boutique hotels, you will love this place.

Rooms: Our room was very large and luxurious. The bathroom takes up almost half the suite, and it is incredibly comfortable for two people to share. There is a large soaking tub, indoor shower, and an outdoor shower, along with a huge dressing area. We were in one of the suites near the entry to the hotel, which I thought would bother me but ended up not mattering in the slightest.

Grounds: Gorgeous. Immaculately maintained, nice greenery everywhere. The pool is really cool looking, set against a wall covered with hanging ivy. The picture on the website are very accurate.

Food: Amongst the best we had in Thailand. The breakfast every morning (which was included in the room price) was very nice with adequate options, and the dinner was delicious. The dining area itself was very cool looking; the main building at the hotel is a restored colonial home and is simply awesome.

Service: uniformly great. Everyone was polite and went out of their way to say hello and check on our comfort and happiness.

Location: right in the middle of town, near the river. The hotel is on teh other side of the river from the main downtown, but there is still a lot around the hotel. You can walk to the riverfront where there is a row of restaurants for lunch and dinner, many of which have live music at night and most of which are quite lively.

Cons: The only main con I had, and I know this would have happened anywhere around Chiang Mai, is that the mosquitos were awful. I only wish the hotel had a mosquito net around the bed, that would have made sleeping easier since many mosquitos seemed to find a way into the room. The hotel fumigated daily and provided bug spray, but I still got eaten alive during my stay.

In sum, this was an awesome boutique hotel experience which I would highly recommend and would revisit in a hearbeat.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately, we did not stay at this hotel overnight, but had dinner there twice. It was absolutely impeccable. The food, the service, the grounds and overall relaxing/dinner experience was breathtaking. The cuisine was authentic Thai, but without a doubt 5star quality. In the midst of dinner I mistakenly bit into a pepper that was in the soup just for flavor. Although I was certain I was going to keel over, the staff could not be more gracious by getting antidote foods, talking us through it, helping us laugh through it all while not making me feel like an idiot for eating everything in the bowl! Note to first-time travelers to Thailand: do not eat or even bite the pepper, galanga (ginger) or lemongrass in their delicious soups, and you'll be able to enjoy all the rest of the courses! Anyhow i wish I could say more on the accommodations, but we had such an amazing dining experience that I wanted to share that with folks considering staying here. I think it can be indicative of the type of standards the establishment holds itself to; when I go back to Chiang Mai, no doubt this is where we'll be staying!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

My husband and I spent eight nights at 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai in mid-February 2013. We could not have been happier with the East Borneo Suite we booked. We love light, and this spacious room, hallway, dressing room and bathroom had windows on three sides, plus an enormous balcony, and much to our delight, both an indoor and outdoor shower. The bed was so comfortable that we were wondering how we could find the manufacturer of the mattress! In the mornings we would sit on the patio and listen to the chorus of birds singing; in the evenings we watched the night creatures fly by. The hotel is a 10-minute ride to central Chiang Mai but just off the beaten track.....perfect combination of city access and quiet-resort solitude. There are so many things to do in Chiang Mai or on its outskirts - elepant bathing and riding (recommend Patara), tiger petting, trekking the beautiful mountains, visiting the lacquer, wood, silk and jade workshops, and spending time in several of the 300+ wats (temples) in the city, as well as the night bazaar and Sunday-night market. The staff at 137 Pillars were very helpful and eager to please though we relied on Trip Advisor to find the best adventures. This was one of our best travel experiences ever, and the charm of 137 Pillars was a key ingredient.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

We only had diner here (booked by travelagent) and it was really good !
This hotel has a beatiful garden and swimming pool and the restaurant with its terrace is also very nice. Might nog be cheap but you get defenitly value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Lovely grounds, nice sized suites and great staff make the 137 Pillars House a retreat from the bustling city of Chiangmai. We stayed here for 8 days and, each day we either went on a tour or walked into the city for the day. When we returned, it was like coming home to an oasis of calm. Fantastic. Also, loved the pool area...very serene. However, we went into the city for much less expensive massages (we went to the Green Bamboo, which cost a fraction of the spa cost at the hotel). Also, we ate out most of the time, as there are several less expensive and good quality restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: second floor in the center of the grounds gave an expansive view of the property.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai

Address: 2 Soi 1, Na Wat Gate Road | Wat Gate, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Chiang Mai Province > Chiang Mai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 395 Hotels in Chiang Mai
Price Range: £344 - £695 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxurious 30 suite boutique Hotel is built around a colonial teak homestead built in 1880s. It is located in a leafy residential enclave a few minutes walk from the historical Wat Gate Temple, Ping River and boutique shopping area. Four stunning suite types range from 70 -135 square meters; two with small private pools. Tiled verandas, cane shades, rattan furniture and free standing Victorian baths are reminders of days gone by, blend with modern facilities including outdoor gardens showers, flat screen televisions and wi-fi. A range of bespoke dining options include the Jack Bain's Bar, Parlor, Wine Cellar, The Dining Room, Palette, Kitchen and Private Dining, using organic ingredients from the Hotel's garden.Recreation facilities include the Spa, Gymnasium and Swimming Pool. ... more   less 
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